Fancy a visit to an exotic and tropical place, filled with the cultural history and heritage, where you could let down your hair and catch some fish? Look no further because ‘the land of the free’ matches your dream land.  Home to the world’s largest freshwater fish and the world’s smallest bat, the birth place of the full-moon party, with over 1400 islands: welcome to Thailand.

What Makes Travelling to Thailand Worth While?

Travel to Thailand

Festooned with elaborately carved Buddha temples and magnificent palaces, the tourism sector of Thailand has much to offer. Known for its immaculate shrines, widespread shopping malls and colourful nightlife, Bangkok, the capital city, holds the Guinness world record for its long, descriptive ceremonial name. Visitors take the much-needed respite from the hot climate by sporting a cruise through the Chao Phraya River, whose canals branch off into the other popular tourist sites. The Grand Palace, the official residence of the king of Siam since 1782, (now a popular museum) and Wat Phra Khaew, the temple of the emerald Buddha are few among them. Taking a riverboat from Tha Tien Pier N8, the visitors can reach the temple of dawn, Wat Arun which hosts the reclining Buddha statue. Even though the main attraction of this temple, the steepest spiral staircase is under renovation till 2018, the place is worth a visit for its tranquil and meditative environment. Another major tourist spot is Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, which was the capital of Siam for 417 years before Siam was renamed as Thailand. Situated around 75km from Bangkok, Ayutthaya preserves the historical remains of Thailand’s past in ancient monasteries and statues of Lord Buddha etched into trees and larger than life sculptures.

Visitors take the much-needed respite from the hot climate by sporting a cruise through the Chao Phraya River, whose canals branch off into the other popular tourist sites. The Grand Palace, the official residence of the king of Siam since 1782, (now a popular museum) and Wat Phra Khaew, the temple of the emerald Buddha are few among them. Taking a riverboat from Tha Tien Pier N8, the visitors can reach the temple of dawn, Wat Arun which hosts the reclining Buddha statue. Even though the main attraction of this temple, the steepest spiral staircase is under renovation till 2018, the place is worth a visit for its tranquil and meditative environment. Another major tourist spot is Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, which was the capital of Siam for 417 years before Siam was renamed as Thailand. Situated around 75km from Bangkok, Ayutthaya preserves the historical remains of Thailand’s past in ancient monasteries and statues of Lord Buddha etched into trees and larger than life sculptures.

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Thailand also provides a different flavour for tourism, by what it likes to call as its “elephant tourism”. The district of Kanchanaburi holds elephant camps that offer various activities like riding on elephants, bathing with them, bamboo rafting, etc. Tourists can also visit the elephant preservation camps and elephant sanctuaries that work with the aim of sheltering and caring for this animal.

If it’s the sandy beaches and lofty waves that are you are after, Pattaya and Hua Hin district are the places to be. Renowned for its vibrant and vivid nightlife, Pattaya is not your run of the quiet mill town. Its busy beaches see visitors from all over the world for its Jet skiing, parasailing and beachside malls.
For people that prefer the lonely beaches, Ko chang and Ko lanta districts provide the perfect opportunity to go snorkelling and scuba diving, without the hustle and bustle of the busiest beaches. The islands Ko Samae San and Hat Nahng Ram (run by the Navy), situated about 35 km from Pattaya are the other quiet beach spots.

The shopping frenzy of Thailand is captured perfectly in the Chatuchak weekend market, the largest repository of unique paraphernalia. Another shopping option is the Pratunam Market, which mainly boasts large collections of different bolts of fabric. The Night market situated in the Chiang Mai is another shopping destination.

Aptly coined as ‘Discover Thailand’, the official motto of Thailand tourism, this peninsula makes for the ultimate vacation experience.