Thailand is one of the world’s great tourist destinations, and there are plenty of reasons why this is the case. It attracts more and more visitors every year, and even though it is starting to get crowded during the peak months, don’t let this put you off from visiting this incredible Southeast Asian wonderland. If you needed any more convincing, here are just a few of the top reasons why a trip to Thailand should be on the cards for you.
The flight to Thailand is likely to be your biggest expense – though these are gradually getting cheaper as well. Once you arrive, you will find that the food, drinks, accommodation, and other living costs are extremely cheap. Even if you want to go for a luxury experience, you are going to pay significantly less than what you would have to shell out at home.
Many of the world’s best beaches are located right here in Thailand, whether on the mainland or the islands off the south coast. If you want to go to some of them as part of a guided tour, get some more information here. But don’t just spend all your time sitting on the sand. Visit the Phi Phi Islands and go snorkelling or scuba diving, where you can take a closer look at the colourful marine life. When the sun goes down, many of these beaches turn into incredible party destinations.
Every country you visit in Asia boasts new culinary delights, and Thailand stands up there with the best of them. If you have only have sampled Thai food in your own country, you are bound to be impressed by the quality and variety on offer. And as we mentioned earlier on in the blog post, you are going to be able to get it for a fraction of the cost that you would have paid back at home!
Thailand has the nickname of the ‘Land of Smiles’, and you won’t be surprised why this is the case when you meet some of the locals. In general, people are friendly and warm to foreign visitors. Of course, you should make sure that you show respect for local customs when you arrive.
One of the main reasons why people come to Thailand is to enjoy the world-famous nightlife. Head over to the beaches in the south and you can enjoy a Full Moon Party complete with thumping music, buckets of alcohol and flaming skipping ropes! More traditional nightclub, bars, and restaurants can be found in all the main cities.
Buddhism is the religion which has had the biggest influence on Thailand, and there are beautiful temples everywhere you go. The ‘White Temple’ of Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai is particularly beautiful, especially when you go to see in on a fine day against the backdrop of a brilliant blue sky.
Have you ever been to Thailand? I’d love recommendations, especially for family friendly locations.