Thailand – the Place where Tourists Always Come Back

 

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.

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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.

 

 

 

Where to go and what to do in Thailand

In the country where it is hot and pleasant throughout the year, you can find many fantastic surprises and undiscovered magic no matter if you are there for the first or fifth time. Since Thailand has plenty of attractions and places to visit, we are giving you a short list of things that you can do if you ever decide to travel in Thailand.

We will skip Bangkok because we are pretty sure that you already know a lot about its night life and shopping centers. If you are looking for something more exotic you should visit Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai on the north, places that have almost unreal mountain views and very rich history that will fascinate you.

The ruins of the ancient city of Sukothai will present you the glorious past of Thailand and if you want to find out more about the past travel to Ayuttahaya . If you feel adventurous visit the less known cities of Buriram and Loei. They are becoming popular among tourists in the recent years.

Did you know that some battles from the Second World War took place here? If you want to find a place that is still witnessing that period, go to Kanchanaburi. There are interesting places all over Thailand but sometimes you should make your own trips because they are not part of organized tours.

Hua Hin is a really popular resort town among Thais. Even the royal family often takes vacation there.

In order to feel Thailand completely you should go off the main land and visit the islands. These islands are famous for their crystal clear water, golden beaches and beautiful palm trees. Although Koh Chang is the biggest island it is still not very popular among tourists. If you are looking for a really popular island then visit Phi Phi islands and find out how Leonardo DiCaprio felt while he was filming “The Beach”.

Phuket, Koh Samet, Koh Samui… these are all places worth visiting.

While you are in Thailand visiting a Buddhist temple is a must. There are hundreds of temples (or Wat as Thais call them) across the country. Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok is certainly among the most popular temples in Thailand and it is visited by hundreds of visitors and besides that you can see local believers praying there. You should also visit the National museum, a floating market or attend a Thai boxing match. Don’t forget to visit the Royal Palace too, because Thailand is a kingdom after all.