Planning to a new trip? Which country are you fancy? If you are looking to soak up ancient culture but still have feeling for crazy parties and everlasting nightlife, want to immerse yourself in pristine white beaches but still yearn for mouth-watering foods, there’s no greater place than Thailand. These are 10 reasons to convince you that now is the perfect time to visit this paradise. But be careful, you might not want to return once you get there.
Being famous for the dreamy coastline, island hopping is always one of the most attractive activities in Thailand when you can hop to any of hundred ones to swim, sunbathe, beach sport or just simply relax and sip coconut milk on the beautiful sand. From the laid-back island vibe of Koh Samui, the green jungle and jagged rocks of Koh Phi Phi to virgin beaches and quiet bungalows of Koh Phangan, there are so many things in the islands of this country that you’re hard to experience in just a trip.
You’ve heard that this country is being called “Land of Smiles” and this is the time for you to find out the reason why. This name doesn’t come from nothing. You meet local people with happy smiles everywhere, every day in Thailand. They are kind, lovely, nice, easy-going and willing to help when you get lost or want to find a good place for your dinner. Of course, when you travel to a country which attracts a vast of visitors, you should be aware of people who are just after your money. That’s true for some, in every country not only Thailand, but the majority of locals here are super friendly. You will see you smile more than ever before when you come home, and you maybe know how to speak some Thai language such as Sa-wa-dee (Hello), La gon (Goodbye), Kop koon (Thank you), Kor thod (Sorry), Tai ruup dai mai? (May I take a picture?), Nee tao rai? (How much is this?),...
You might see a numerous of Thai food recipes sharing by many YouTubers but you won’t experience truly Thai food until you have it in Thailand. It isn’t just good, it’s delicious. The food is well-known for the balance of sour, spicy, sweet and salt - the main feature of Thai cuisine. You will find either on restaurants or any stall on the streets of Silom Road, Soi Rambuttri, Soi 38 Sukhumvit, Khao San and Chinatown for a mango sweet taste of Kao Niew Ma Muang, sour flavor of Tom Yum Goong or a special green curry of Geng Kheaw Wan Gai. Ask the locals for their recommendation or you can read 10 amazing Thai dishes to make up your mind. Easy to understand the cuisine of this country right on your first bite, and in the second bite, you will have the same belief with many people in the world, that Thailand is the paradise of street food.
If you are a party animal, you should never miss a chance to take part in Full Moon parties. Thousand of locals and travelers flock here to just to have fun and be crazy until sunrise. At first, it was like a small party on the beach of some hippies and backpackers playing music and having a beer. But it changed. Now, it is a giant festival-like party attracts thousands of participants with lots of drinking and dancing. Each bar plays its own music loudly, the beach is full of people selling alcohol, and fire dancers are on their shows. The energy is crazy and wild. You find yourself can’t walk when the party finishes in the early morning.
It’s not difficult to see why millions of people choose to come to this beautiful land each year. Thailand has much to offer. It is the country of Khao Sok National Park where you can trekking and kayaking in the jaw-dropping lake in the day and staying on floating bungalows at night; of Pai - a quiet countryside is stunning with rivers, mountains, and rice fields; of a hustle and bustle Bangkok, of beautiful beaches and islands,... If you ever visit this amazing place, be sure not to miss out any of its locations. Or you might regret when you’re back home.
Yi Peng and Loy Krathong are lantern festivals take place every November in Chiang Mai and commit a truly remarkable sight by the banks of Peng river. Thousands of locals and travelers make wishes for the year ahead as they release the lanterns into the sky, make a magical twinkling flurry of light. This is the most photogenic part of the festival, but there are also parades, religious ceremonies, fireworks and the releasing of paper floats in the river. A Lantern festival tour is absolutely a must-do for any traveler in Southeast Asia.
Thailand - the country of smiles, cocktails, bars, heritage, and culture. A country where you see monks receiving alms at dawn and naked girls seduce foreigners at dusk, where both backpackers and 5* travelers satisfy their desires at the same time. Thailand has a very good public transportation. It won’t take your time to find a flight, train, ferry, bus, and taxi. From here, everywhere is just around the corner: In two hours you can be in Hanoi, three hours to Hong Kong, four hours to Bali. This country is the perfect place to start or end an adventure.
If you love wild animals and you always wish to get up with big creatures being around or see them close, Thailand is the place for you. Many elephants in Thailand have faced abuse, beaten, overworked and poorly fed. They are rescued and sent to elephant parks to have a better life. You can book an elephant tour to visit a park and work in a volunteer activity to soothe the toughness these gentle giant animals have suffered. Splashing in a river with the elephants or feeding baby ones might be the unique experiences on your journey to Thailand.
Have you ever wondered how the marine life looks like under the water? It is a whole new world and learning scuba diving like opening a door to this wonderful land. With the long coastline, numberless islands and the crystal clear water, Thailand offers some of the best scuba diving locations in the world. You can choose either Koh Samui, Krabi, Koh Phi Phi, Phuket, Koh Lipe, Koh Samui or Similan Island to conquer the ocean. They will teach you to familiarize with scuba gear, how to deal with underwater emergencies as well as other things to keep you safe under the water in the swimming pool first then real dive locations to reinforce the skills and explore the coral reefs and hidden marine life. If you want to have more details about scuba diving, you can find the information I have shared in the article "New Year is more fun with a lesson of scuba diving in Thailand".
Every country is amazing on its own but there is always something to do for everyone in Thailand. Food, drinking, partying, activities, hanging out, relaxing, nightlife, adventuring, sightseeing or just chatting with new friends … this country has so many things to offer to travelers. Even on the Koh Pha-ngan island which is famous for its crazy parties you still find a peaceful beach to escape the noise. Even in the less popular sports, you will most likely to find a bar where you can have a drink and hang out late at night.
For 10 reasons above, no surprise why Thailand is one of the most attractive destinations in the world. Why not to book a trip to this dreamy country and discover it yourself?