4 Reasons to Visit Thailand

Thailand is an amazing country, dotted with both natural and man-made wonders from the northern province of Changwat down to Narathiwat at the southernmost part. Visit Thailand and experience the sights and sounds of old Siam. Immerse yourself in the rich and colorful culture and history of Thailand and know why so many tourists are gravitating to this jewel of Southeast Asia.

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Where do you go when you visit Thailand? That depends on how you want to spend your vacation. If it is a quiet holiday communing with nature you want while trekking and hopping from one ancient ruin to another, head north. If it is the sun, sand and sea that you prefer then head for the beaches of the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. If you want to see the capital of Thailand and experience the joy of unparalleled shopping, Bangkok is the one place to see.

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Why visit Thailand? Here are the top 4 reasons why.

There are so many great places to see in Thailand

If it is a quiet holiday immersed in natural surroundings that your prefer, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai are the places to be. The northern part of Thailand has a cooler climate. It has its share of mountain trails for trekking, natural multi-tiered waterfalls for quick dips and various museums, temples and elephant sanctuaries for history buffs.

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If it is fun, sand and sun that you prefer then head for the beaches of the Andaman Sea. This is where the famed Phuket Island lies. Phuket is wel know for the beaches of Patong, Karon, Kata and Kamala. Enjoy diving, snorkeling, parasailing or just loll on its pristine beaches. Nightlife in Phuket is legendary!

A visit to Thailand will not be complete if you fail to visit one of the ancient ruins and Buddhist temples in Bangkok, Ayutthaya or Chiang Mai.

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Great shopping is best experienced in Bangkok

The capital city is second only to Hong Kong as the shopping capital of the world. From cheap trinkets and imitations to luxury goods and brands, Bangkok has it all. You might want to experience the famed JJ Market and floating markets located in Bangkok too.

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The capital of Thailand isn’t one of the most expensive cities in the world, that makes it very cheap to travel to. If you want to do some great bargain shopping, visit some great attractions and immerse yourself in the local culture, you will enjoy Bangkok. You can prepare yourself for a busy upbeat multicultural city filled with so much to do. There are several cheap hotels in Bangkok that offer great accommodations for the entire family. Bangkok offers access to water parks, monumental statues, historical sites and national parks that the public can enjoy while visiting.

Thailand is very affordable

At the exchange rate of 1 USD to 31.50 BAHT and 1 EUR to 40 BAHT, your money will stretch quite a bit in Thailand. There are plenty of accommodations all over the country that are less than $20. There are food stalls and fast food chains that are very affordable too. If you are not on a tight budget, first class hotels and fine dining restaurants are still cheaper than what you will normally pay back home.

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The country and its people are welcoming

The Land of Smiles indeed is the “land of smiles” not only because 9 out of 10 Thais have ready smiles but also because you can’t help but smile yourself. The people are generally hospitable and friendly (though you should watch out for the occasional scammer). The food is great, traveling is easy and the sun shines the whole year round.

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What other reason do you need to start packing and planning for your Thailand trip?

1 Comment to “4 Reasons to Visit Thailand”

  1. I loved my time in Thailand and I love these images. Great shots.
    Stay adventurous, Craig

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