4 great ways to see Thailand whilst travelling
There’s no denying that Thailand is the must-visit place for many budding travellers, a safe yet exciting choice for a first trip. With that being said, you may be stuck when deciding just where to go in the country. Don’t limit yourself – make the most of its diversity by considering these 4 Thai travel ideas. Relax on the beaches
It’s no secret that Thailand is home to some of, if not the best, beaches in the world. From the considerably secluded bay of Krabi to the shores of Ko Samui, the country’s second biggest island, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding which one to visit.
The Gulf of Thailand provides beautiful turquoise waters to immerse yourself in – head to the other side of the country, though, and you’ll be able to bathe in the serene Andaman Sea. It’s here on Thailand’s west coast where you’ll find Phuket, the country’s biggest island connected to the mainland by just one bridge.
Get lost in the bustle of Bangkok
Thailand is a huge country, but the hub of it all lies towards the bottom in the form of Bangkok. A big, bustling city, it’s here where you’ll be able to experience all the goodness of Thai culture and history in just one location. Running through the middle of it all is the enchanting Chao Phraya River, where floating marketplaces are harboured at the banks for you to explore.
There are plenty of districts to stroll through in Bangkok – from Chinatown, where you’ll discover a unique blend of Chinese and Thai cuisine upon the multitude of street stalls, to the energy and thrills of Sukhumvit where you’ll find the city’s best clubs and bars. Regardless of where you go in Bangkok, you’re guaranteed a unique adventure.
Explore the country’s history
Be sure to visit some of Thailand’s most important historical sites – the Kingdom of Ayutthaya is just one of them. Once the biggest city in the entire world, a Burmese invasion in 1767 saw it burn to the ground. Now, a collection of still magnificent ruins stand in its place. From the Grand Palace to the various temples scattered across the sprawling location, it’s truly a wondrous sight.
And then there’s the unmissable Chiang Mai towards the top of Thailand, a still-thriving city with its Old Town boasting a collection of Buddhist temples – people still declare this place as the religious centre of the country.
Consider island hopping
As previously mentioned, Thailand’s islands are plentiful and beautiful – from Ko Samui to Phuket, there’s a huge range in between to consider exploring. Koh Phangan is a popular choice for its Full Moon Party, where revellers from all over descend upon the island’s beaches for a night full of dancing, drinking and celebrating. It’s recommended by 1Cover as something you need to experience, so don’t miss out if you can help it.
Thailand is renowned for its gorgeous islands, so it’s worth researching to see which one is right for you. For a quiet escape from the mainland, it’s one of the best things the country has to offer.
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