If you ask anyone what can be done in the Asian nation and you’ll always get identical answer: Elephants! There is a reason that Thailand is a popular backpackers destination. Friendly and fun-loving, polite and historic, Thailand radiates a golden charm, from its aglitter temples and tropical beaches through to the ever-comforting Thai smile, it is a beautiful place that should be visited once.
The place has for you white sand beaches, clear blue oceans and gorgeous hostels; the country offers off-the-beaten-track budget travel experiences and an epic party scene. Together with scenic marvels, the place is adorned with cuisines from around the world. Thai cookery expresses basic aspects of Thai culture: it is generous, warm, refreshing and relaxed. Roving appetites press on ingestion tours of Bangkok noodle shacks, food pavilions in Phuket, and Burmese market stalls in Mae inebriate.
In between the littered towns and cities in the rural region that could be a mixture of rice paddies, tropical forests and squat villages tied to the agricultural clock. Within the north, the forests and fields raise against the toothed Blue Mountains adorned with silvery waterfalls.
When it comes to the celestial world, all of it is close confident in this Buddhist nation, and religious devotion. All of it is colourful and ubiquitous. There are lots of gleaming temples and golden Buddhas frame both residing in the rural and the modern landscape.
With all this going in one place, check out 10 of the best things no traveler should miss on a trip to this vibrant South-East Asia nation:
RIDE A TUK TUK
Just like the Indian subcontinent, riding a tuk-tuk in Thailand is a must and a blast. Tuk Tuk are more common than taxi’s and very cheap when compared to the taxis. But it is advised to always set a price before hopping in. if you are someone who is visiting the place for the first time, then it is highly recommended to go for a night tuk-tuk tour.
HAVE A THAI MASSAGE
Thai massages are anyway famous all over the globe as it is a style of massage that is amazing as it stretches your body along with working on your bodies pressure points. The whole experience of an authentic Thai massage will leave you feeling rejuvenated and balanced.
VISIT THE GRAND PALACE
The palace is a magnificent gold-tipped series of buildings which is over 200 years old. The place has a complex history and the grandeur is palpable. Since the year 1782, it has become the official residence of the Kings of Siam. When visiting the place, do not miss to visit the Emerald Buddha and nearby Wat Pho. At night, the Grand Palace is illuminated which becomes the most romantic experience.
SUNRISE OVER CHIANG MAI IN A HOT AIR BALLOON
Watching the sunrise is the most amazing experience that one can have when in the charismatic city of Thailand. Watching the sunrise as you glide blissfully through the skies of Chiang Mai in a hot air balloon is downright glorious. Imagine floating the mountainous city as the sun begins to tickle the breathtaking temples below is. It is worth trying.
TAKE A STREET FOOD TOUR
Thailand has some amazing and scrumptious cuisines, the best way to try Thai cuisine is to take a street food tour. This helps you to sample everything at affordable prices. Noodles and some juicy seafood is a must have.
TOUR THE FLOATING MARKET
There are several floating markets in Thailand but this one is the biggest and most famous, it is huge! There are boats everywhere going up and down the canals selling all sorts of foods and fruits. The market is situated about 100km outside of Bangkok but it is well worth the traveling time.
AN ELEPHANT EXPERIENCE
The elephant is Thailand’s national symbol and a revered animal, and there are plenty of ways to encounter or work with the animals all over the country. You can visit the Elephant Nature Park which rehabilitates rescue elephants. To have an elephant experience with luxury accommodation, try the award-winning Elephant Hills which is a comfortable tented camp, with opportunities to interact with the animals.
SNORKEL YOUR WAY AROUND KOH TAO
Snorkeling is the most amazing and a must do thing to do when in Thailand to enjoy the underwater delights of Koh Tao. Be sure to visit the exceptionally beautiful Lighthouse and Mango Bays, where you’ll be treated to schools of rainbow fish and crystal-clear waters.
GO ON A THAILAND TEMPLE CRAWL
With over 40 thousand temples in Thailand, it can be really hard to pick the best one. To make your job easier, you can visit Doi Suthep temple in Chiang Mai which is an all-rounders. This shiny golden stunner is located on top of a mountain, and is surrounded by practising monks in brightly coloured robes and the intense smell of burning incense – Doi Suthep really is a treat for the senses.
Thailand has over 5,000 miles of coastline just waiting to be explored. Travel by long-tail boat and discover as many beaches and islands as possible. See Phang Nga Bay and the limestone rocks that are so famously photographed off Thailand’s west coast or island hop in the Andaman Sea off of Phuket and Krabi.
The elephant city will surely never disappoint you! Head on to Sumeru Holidays, and check out their latest Thailand packages they have for you to offer, under the budget of your choice. Gear up for an unforgettable holiday in the aggressively developing city!