Thailand is the favorite destination for those who want to lose themselves in paradisiacal beaches and of those who seek to contemplate exotic landscapes during their vacations. But also of those who seek to live adventures in the mountains, meet the oriental spirituality or enjoy the bustle of the city.
Thailand, with its incredible beauty, the kindness of its people and its delicious cuisine captivates those who visit it. If you still do not have the pleasure of knowing this wonderful country, Here are some reasons why it is worth traveling to Thailand.
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Upon arriving at You will see Bangkok as the most charming chaotic city in the world. The best way to enjoy this megalopolis of skyscrapers and diverse markets is to join the Thai way of life.
Bangkok is famous for its nightlife. Anywhere is good to have a drink during our vacations. From the most chic terraces located in the skyscrapers of the city to the party in the bar-vans with music of the Sukhumvit area, where they serve drinks at a great price.
However, the capital of Thailand also offers numerous cultural shows to tourists: concerts, theater, festivals ... A good way to get to know the city is by boarding one of the public service boats that carry passengers from 10 baht. This trip includes views of monuments such as the Grand Royal Palace, the temple of Wat Arun or hotels such as the Mandarin Oriental, where the writer Agatha Christie was staying. If you would like to do this little tour during your holidays, we recommend that you do it at sunset, when the sky contrasts with the illuminated skyscrapers on the horizon.
About 95% of Thailand's population is Buddhist and its temples are some of the most valued tourist attractions. Those that exist in the country can be counted by the thousands, of which around two hundred have received the status of 'Royal Temple'. During your trip it will be impossible to see them all so We recommend that you visit the most important: the Wat Phra Kaew temple, situated on the grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. This place houses the Emerald Buddha, the most revered and sacred image in the country.
The capital of Thailand is home to about four hundred templesSome must-see such as the Temple of the Golden Buddha (with its large sculpture of more than five tons of solid gold) or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (with an impressive 46-meter-long statue that must be surrounded).
During your trip, you will see that Thai religious architecture is an explosion of colors combined with gold leaf, Chinese porcelain, sacred images of the Buddha, mythological animals and lush vegetation. Don't forget the camera!
Delicious Thai food, the pride of a country
In Thailand food is not just a biological necessity but a way of life. After the first moment in which it seems that the tongue has turned into fire, the mixture of spices and new flavors catches you.
All the flavors come together in the same dish. During your holidays in Thailand you can enjoy Thai specialties in street stalls or in luxurious restaurants although we recommend that you try both.
One of the simplest dishes but that best represents Thai gastronomy is pad thai, a sure hit when you don't know what to eat in a foreign country with a cuisine so different from ours. Its origin dates back to the 30s of the XNUMXth century and is composed of many ingredients such as rice noodles, beaten egg, chicken or prawns, tofu, bean sprouts, peanuts, cane sugar, chili peppers and a few drops of lime. As for dessert, the most famous in Thailand is sticky rice with mango.
Rest in Thai paradise
The country receives more than 26 million visitors a year But there are many places to discover in Thailand far from mass tourism.
Nothing like resting for a few days in paradise. Thailand has beautiful beaches with clean turquoise waters and white sand surrounded by palm trees. If they are all wonderful, then which one to choose: Phuket, Phi-Phi, Samui or Krabi?
It depends on what you are looking for. Those that can be reached by plane from Bangkok are the most popular and frequented by tourists. Phuket, Krabi or Samui have become our Ibiza, Marbella and Mallorca.
However, the most inhospitable Thai beaches are half a day's drive away by boat from Phuket, Krabi or Samui. In Koh Kood, Koh Lanta or Koh Lipe it is possible to dive accompanied only by fish.
On the other hand, if what you are looking for is to practice ecotourism, then we advise you to visit the Khao Sok National Park (in the province of Surat Thani). After a canoe ride on the river contemplating the exotic landscape, you can travel to its impressive valleys on the back of an elephant.
Another destination to visit in Thailand is the surroundings of the Mae Klong River. A walk through its peaceful marshes will allow you to know how fishermen cultivate shellfish and take pictures of the surrounding macaques.