The Far East country of Thailand is a holiday destination favoured mainly by those looking for some excitement and exotic. In the following article, you will discover, with its combination of indulgence, spellbinding natural beauty and affordability that is very easy to have a memorable holiday there.
No memorable trip to Thailand is complete without spending some time in Bangkok. Highlights in this chaotic and restless city include Grand Palace with its ornate and magnificent jewels and Wat Arun (the most populace and oldest landmark in the city). If you head over to Wat Po you will find the famous Buddhist statue of a giant reclining Buddha. Also be sure to check out Chinatown’s alleyways, the bazaars and Khao San road and tuck into some delicious street food.
The Floating Market
Bangkok’s Floating Market is one of the most iconic landmarks in Thailand and movie fans will remember it from a scene in The Man with the Golden Gun. The market floats along the Damnoen Saduak Canal in Bangkok that now caters to the vast throngs of tourist that frequent it every day. However, it still provides an insightful look at what Bangkok was like before in the past. It is also fun to buy things here as you have to hail a passing boat overflowing with fresh and tasty produce. The surrounding area is spectacularly scenic with orchards, vineyards and local businesses.
Chiang Mai may be a more sombre and quieter city compared to Bangkok, but this hub of spirituality is still an important part of any unforgettable trip to Thailand. You will find cooking and Thai massage schools, restaurants, craft shops and temples without it every feeling overwhelming or chaotic. The majority of visitors to Thailand often cite Chiang Mai as their favourite part of their trip, and you will see why when you experience it for yourself. Located high in the northern, mountainous area of Thailand it is a great place to start mountain treks.
San Kamphaeng Hot Springs
Located 36 km away from Chiang Mai, San Kamphaeng is hot to the very reasonably priced and accessible hot springs within a 40 acre park. As well as being a supremely serene place to spend a day; the hot springs are renowned for their restorative powers. In fact, many people come from miles away to find relief for their aching and painful muscles and limbs.
East Coast Islands
The islands Koh Phangan and Koh Samui on the eastern side of Thailand and are best known for their laid back atmospheres, crystal clear blue waters and luxurious sandy white beaches. While Koh Phangan has a rebellious and flamboyant attitude; Koh Samui is the most developed and of the two and aimed directly at holidaymakers. Located close to Koh Phangan and Koh Samui you will find Koh Nang Yuan and Koh Tao. These islands are a lot less touristy than the others mentioned above; they are ideal if you are looking for a place to have deep thought or some deep sea diving.