4 Places Not to Miss in Thailand
Thailand, the Land of Smiles, is one of the world’s greatest destinations. But if you are planning to travel to Thailand, you must apply for Thailand Tourist Visa. It’s the land of sunshine, beautiful beaches, spicy food, majestic temples, lush jungles, and some of the most friendly people you will ever meet. You will literally walk down the street in Thailand and be greeted by locals who are enjoying life to the fullest, smiling and welcoming foreigners into their wonderful country.
From the cosmopolitan city of Bangkok to the most remote islands, you can have all kinds of experiences in this magical country. You can fly from London to Bangkok for cheap with Gulf Air if you book in advance (or fly economy and use your Priority Pass for airport lounge access for free!).
So start planning your trip and don’t miss these 4 top destinations:
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Whether it’s a Bangkok staycation, or you’re visiting Thailand during covid, complete with Thailand ASQ, You just have to visit the capital city on your trip to Thailand. Bangkok is a world all its own, with enough culture, sights, and buzzing nightlife to enthrall you for weeks or more. Plenty of people travel through Thailand, only to find themselves staying for months and the lure of 3 days in Bangkok will show you why.
Bangkok is one of the best travelled cities in Asia with eight million people from every walk of life. It’s a fascinating city where different professionals are working round the clock. So, what are the best activities when visiting Bangkok? Travelers shouldn’t miss visiting Wat Pho, the home of the famous Reclining Buddha. This statue stands 15 meters tall and 46 metres long.
Don’t miss the Bangkok nightlife, the Erawan Museum, Maeklong Railway Market, Grand Palace, and Wat Prekeaw for some cultural immersion, and browse through the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market for unique souvenirs to bring back home. You’ll never go hungry in this city, with everything from delicious street food to world-class rooftop bars and restaurants like Dine in the Dark, you’ll literally have your pick of whatever you want.
And of course, you can head out on the town to Khao San Road for a night of dancing and meeting other travelers until dawn.
Khao San road, which now represents a series of streets, is a place in downtown Bangkok where backpackers and Thailand holiday tourists are immediately drawn to from when they first touch down at the airport. It’s an incredible place for those who are looking for boutiques, bars, clubs, and more.
A day trip from Bangkok to Ayutthaya is golden. If you’re interested in ancient history, Ayutthaya is the perfect destination to have on your list. It’s an easy trip from Bangkok as it’s just north, and it’s one of Thailand’s ancient capitals with ancient ruins dating back to 1351. The temples, monasteries, fortresses and Buddha statues all stand as relics to the ancient times in Thailand. The Ayutthaya Historical Study Center will educate you more on what you see there.
In the Ayutthaya Historical Park alone, you can take selfies from the best historical and religious sites with many stories to tell once you arrive home or through your social media. After all, it’s not every day that you get to visit and take pictures of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Every moment in this place is memorable and educational.
This gem of Northern Thailand is famous for its jungles and mountains. There is so many things to do in Chiang Mai, it has grown a ton over the past years, so you’ll notice a real foreign community here. But the city still retains its small feel. You can walk nearly anywhere in the city, or if you’d rather ride you can rent a motorbike or pay less than a dollar for a songtaew (red taxi), to check out nearby Mon Jam or cycle in Thailand to Phu Chi Fah.
Explore the hundreds of gorgeous temples filling the city, eat at vegetarian cafes, and shop at the famous Sunday Night Market. A perfect day trip involves heading out to the jungle to ride elephants, go ziplining and trekking through the lush forests.
So, if you want to be closer to nature, visiting Chiang Mai is a great decision. It’s a perfect place to go for a group of friends or family. Just make sure that you have your essential gear for the fun adventures waiting for you, such as a good pair of trekking shoes.
Ko Yao Noi
So you definitely can’t leave Thailand without experiencing the world famous beaches of the south, from Ko Yao Noi to Khao Lak, Ranong to Koh Phayam. While you could spend your whole holiday down in the south islands, Ko Phi Phi is the place to go if you want to feel like you’ve escaped from it all. The white sandy beaches are just waiting for you to relax and forget the world! Clear turquoise waters and amazing coral and marine life are the perfect jump-off point for snorkeling and scuba diving excursions. At night, you can enjoy the nightlife here and meet other travelers enjoying the holiday of a lifetime.
MY FINAL THOUGHTS
One of the most visited countries in the world, Thailand has something for everyone. Cheap hotels to 5* places with luxury Thai bathtubs.
And it’s cheap in Thailand, so you don’t have to send money to Thailand to afford it. Just use your Curve Card on your travels and you’ll be fine. Things like Invisalign in Thailand, or teeth whitening in Bangkok are a fraction of the cost than in the West, which is why I’ve bought land and a house in Thailand now too! I even studied Thai in Bangkok for a while too.
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