So, what’s your favorite vacation destination? Perhaps it could be one which is famous all over the world and yet light on your pocket. Thailand is one such destination which comes first on the list of many avid travelers across the world. A place with many cultural influences from India, it is known not just for its beautiful beaches and lofty, splendid mountains near Mae Hong Son, but also for its colorful shopping centers, magnificent hotels, restaurants and enticing nightlife.
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Places to visit!
Awareness of what your vacation destination has in store for you is a must. After all, relaxing is not the only purpose of your getaway. Thailand has many beautiful places for you to see as a visitor. So, let’s highlight a few of them:
Grand Palace, Bangkok
Once home to the Kings of Thailand and the royal government, it is a magnificent palace whose complex houses the famous Buddhist Temple called the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Known for its enchanting collection of artistic masterpieces, this is a site not to be missed.
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Phi Phi Islands, Phuket
Come here to snorkel and catch the fabulous views of the beautiful rock formations. It is a paradise for people who love calm and clear waters.
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Angthong National Marine Park, Ko Samui
If you are looking for kayaking, snorkelling and sightseeing, this is the best place to be. You will love spending your time here. After a fun-filled action-packed adventure, the delicious seafood of the nearby restaurants would be the perfect way to end the day.
Are you aware that 94% of the people in Thailand follow Buddhism? Hence, there are many enchanting temples you can visit. Let’s go through a couple of them:
Tiger Crave Temple, Krabi
This temple is situated at the top of a mountain. To reach it, you have to climb 1237 steps. Beautiful Buddhist statues adorn the interiors of this religious shrine. It offers scenic panoramic views and plenty of photo options.
Temple of the Dawn, Wat Arun, Bangkok
This is yet another Buddhist temple which is located in the Bangkok Yai district. Visitors here never fail to marvel at the unique and colourful decorations inside the temple.
The Night Life, Shopping, Food and Massage
Whether you are with your family or with your friends, a shopaholic or a pub lover, the nightlife of Thailand is not to be missed. People enjoy shopping and hanging out as much during the day as they do at night. There are endless restaurants and bars and places like the Night Bazaar, Chiang Mai, where you can shop all night. The city’s markets are a shopper’s paradise. You’ll find several stalls as you make your way through the streets spilling over with beautiful local crafts, clothes etc. There is lot more to do than just wandering around. If you feel hungry, there are plenty of stalls selling exotic Thai delicacies to satisfy your hunger. If all that shopping has worn you out, get into a massage parlour and relax. Thai massage is regarded as the most famous and energising form of massage. It is said to have been developed more than 2500 years ago.
What else do you look for in a destination as a traveller?
Besides witnessing the normal day to day life, one thing that you, as a traveller, can do to get more out of a vacation is to participate in the local festivals. With a little information in advance, your trip can provide you an insightful and enriching experience. Thai festivals such as Song Kran Festival, Water Festival and Loi Krathong Festival, will make you experience and understand more about the culture, heritage and history of the country.
With marvellous destinations such as the capital city of Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Pataon, Khao Lak, Bophut and many others, Thailand is the ultimate travel destination, both for the first time visitor as well as the experienced traveller. It has so much more to offer than what can be described in words. You have to visit to experience the true vibe of this beautiful, exotic country. We wish you a great trip ahead!
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