In the past decade there were a lot of unfortunate events in Thailand – few terrorist attacks, bird flu, tsunami, political unrest… however tourists flock to Thailand every year like nothing has happened. Every person that has visited Thailand knows the reason and if you have a dilemma if you should choose Thailand or some other exotic travel destination, we suggest you to read this article and make a decision.
The capital cities are usually the places where we first meet one country and its people. Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand or Krung Thep (City of Angels) as the locals call it.
Although Thailand and Bangkok can be visited during the whole year it is probably the best option to visit it during the winter, because it is very dry unlike autumn for example when it is the period of monsoons and the air has high levels of humidity. But regardless of rains and humidity the temperature is always high and 10-15 minutes after the rain everything is dry again. In Bangkok you can see a lot of friendly and pleasant people. Most of them respect the royal family so making jokes about it is not recommended. You can notice pictures of the royal family all around Bangkok. Thai cuisine which can be experienced on every corner in Bangkok is excellent, the combination of spices is perfect, you can have a snack for 0.5$ although it is better to try something a little bit more expensive because you don’t know how your stomach can react to street food in a foreign country. Bangkok is a city without a classic center which could confuse tourists accustomed to European type of cities. This can be a little bit difficult in terms of orientation but you can take a tuk-tuk at any time for cheap price and go to the place you want quickly. If you are looking for a place to experience the night life and pleasures of Bangkok we suggest you visit Pat Phong district. Don’t forget to visit the floating markets and take a tour to the most famous Buddhist temples in the city.
If you want to explore Thailand furthermore take a trip to Phuket. It is an island on the south, around 900 kilometers from Bangkok. This island offers some amazing tours, especially the ones to Phang Nga National Park and Phi Phi Islands. The island of Phuket doesn’t have some significant cultural attractions but it is known for its beautiful nature (amazing cascading waterfalls, beautiful lookouts and one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet – Kata, Karon and Patong Beach). 20 km north of Patong beach you can visit Fantasea Show complex where you can see shows with live animals and dozens of acrobats.
Thailand is amazing and these are some of the reasons why every tourist that has visited Thailand makes plans to come back again.