Thailand – vibrant culture and outstanding beaches

Thailand is a country that posses some of the most beautiful and idyllic beaches in the world. This attracting many people through out the year. The weather , tropical climate is another factor that help Thailand to be the most popular tourist destination. Many websites out there have writen about Thailand but this is my view my experience from this wonderful place.

Getting to Thailand

Thailand currently has six international airports, in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hat Yai, Krabi, Phuket and Ko Samui. The vast majority of travellers fly into Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Air fares to Thailand generally depend on the season, with the highest being approximately mid-November to mid-February, when the weather is best (with premium rates charged for flights between mid-Dec and New Year), and in July and August to coincide with school holidays.

Things to do in Thailand

Thailand’s world-famous attractions have been well documented on television, are used as backdrops in several Hollywood movies and crop up again and again in modern fiction. Still, to witness the Grand Palace in person or to watch a Railey Beach sunset or even to approach Phi Phi Don for the first time is guaranteed to send a shiver up the spine of even a hardened traveller and the frisson of passing by a limestone monolith in Phang Nga Bay is unforgettable. From the north of Thailand in Chiang Mai to the lush southern province of Krabi you’ll be charmed and even shocked by the raw beauty of Thailand.

Visit the Grand Palace

As one of Bangkok’s main tourist attractions, it can be tempting to dodge the throngs of cheery snappers in the afternoon heat but it is worth the sweat-breaking agro. The collection of intricately painted white and gold temples offer religion and history that give you a quick burst of Thai culture in a 30 minute whip a round. Just don’t forget to ply on the layers as a sign of respect.

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From the Grand Palace, go across the street to Wat Pho and see the massive reclining Buddha covered in gold leaf.

-Bike around the ancient ruins of Sukhothai Historical Park. Before kings resided in the Grand Palace, Sukhothai was the first capital of the country.

-Explore the ruins of the historic city of Ayutthaya, the second capital of the Siamese Kingdom, located an hour drive from Bangkok.

-Float your way down one of the markets that line the canals of Bangkok: rickety wooden boats piled high with crafts, local produce and souvenirs.

VISITING OF THE FLOATING MARKET

This particular market fills up quickly with tourists by mid-morning, so it is important to arrive early to avoid the boat traffic. The price for a one-hour long boat tour will run you another $60 USD. The tour usually includes several stops at souvenir stalls and a coconut processing plant. If you are not interested in any of these (truthfully, I did not enjoy them) and wish to just go to the market, tell the agent at the dock and work out an arrangement. The boat captains generally don’t speak English. Don’t forget your camera and bring cash for your purchases.

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Thailand have so many islands to enjoy that you really dont need to stay much in the cities. I have not much time or space to write about all of them but i will for some of them , for rest its up to you to go and explore.

KOH PHI PHI

Best Thai island for: Solo and single travellers

If you’re going on holiday on your own or with single friends then Koh Phi Phi might just be the island for you. In recent years it has been almost entirely rebuilt after the tsunami devastated it, with smarter places to stay than ever. With a reputation for good times and lots of activities on offer (diving, snorkelling, cliff-jumping, boat trips to Koh Phi Phi Ley (pictured), among other islets, where The Beach was filmed), Koh Phi Phi draws a young, stylish, energetic crowd with a degree of sophistication, ready to relax or to party (though not the hardcore ravers of Pha Ngan), particularly on New Year’s Eve.

Days are spent sunning, swimming or exploring. Evenings are spent shopping and hanging out at beach bars, watching Thai dancers juggle with fire and dancing until the small hours with new friends. You might arrive on your own, but there’s a good chance you won’t leave that way.

STAY
The rooms at Zeavola Resort – well away from the busy town – are absolutely lovely, made of teakwood in traditional Thai style, and overlooking the ocean or tropical gardens. The Pool Villas must be some of the best-appointed in all the islands of Thailand.

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Ko Samet

Ko Samet is known for being a favorite respite from the bustle of Bangkok. Though the majority of the island is a national park, there are a number of vacation spots located there with different amenities depending on the type of experience sought. One of the great attractions of Ko Samet are its white sand beaches. Visitors can choose from peaceful and relaxing settings or popular beaches with lots of activities. Ao Noina, Ao Phutsa, Au Nuan, and Ao Wai are known for being more serene, and feature cozy accommodations and stunning sunset views. Hat Sai Kaeo and Ao Hin Khok are busier, and visitors to these beaches frequently come to sunbathe, swim, windsurf, or enjoy nightlife.

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Ko Tao – Ko Tao is probably best known for Ko Nangyuan, a very popular and picture-perfect group of islands 15 min. from Ko Tao that are connected by strips of powdery white sand. While Nangyuan definitely merits a visit, many travelers suggest renting a scooter and heading to the unexplored eastern side of the island where intrepid travelers can rent a humble bungalow on an empty paradisaical beach for as little as $20 a night.

Explore the best Thailand diving sites with the convenience of this near-by, tranquil beach area. Not far from Phuket, Khao Lak is another option and is better suited to those who prefer more peace and quiet than the action of places like Patong in Phuket. Khao Lak is the closest resort option to the Similan islands, so daytrips from here tend to focus more on the Khao Lak and Similan region than dive sites further south. These daytrips run from November to April. Dazzling underwater scenery, incredible diversity, whale sharks and manta rays all await you.

This is just some of the Thailand experience that you can have it. Food is also good but must warn you is very different than all what you use to have before. Accommodations are cheap and you get a lot for the money you pay. Thailand becoming one of the most popular destinations because combine super luxury resorts with price that is mid range. Flights to there and back are not expensive and many companies fly to Thailand.

Thailand is the destination that you can enjoy all year long…

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