If you ever talk about travelling to Thailand, you’d get to hear infinite stories of the beaches and the wild nightlife out there. What you might not get to know about is the Thai lifestyle, the local culture, art, temples and much more. Thailand as a destination is not limited to just beaches and party spots, it has so much more to offer beyond that.
Here are some undeniably awesome reasons that might inspire you to visit and experience ‘The Land of Smiles’ — Thai hospitality up and close.
Thai spa & massages:
The idea of oriental Thai spa is one of the most credible cultural export from Thailand. The spa and massage services have grabbed the attention of tourists from all over the world and are one of the prime objectives for travellers to visit Thailand. Do not say bye to Thailand without treating yourself with one of these relaxing massages.
Authentic Thai food is renowned for the unique concoction of spices, herbs and a variety of aromatic components. Thai cuisines are lightly prepared dishes that are all about attention to detail, texture, colour, taste, and use of ingredients with medicinal importance. The variety in Thai menu is to die for, and don’t forget to dig into Pad Thai (the popular noodle dish)!
Floating markets are a mode of having a closer look at Thai lifestyle, the way locals live, sell vegetables, groceries and even local cuisines. Floating markets are a sight worth watching, and if you’re travelling to Thailand, this is something you shouldn’t miss. These markets are set up at the small waterways; that Thailand is spotted with; every morning and evening. From fruits, vegetables, fresh produce to flowers, you can find everything in the floating market.
If you travelled all your way to Thailand but didn’t visit the tranquil, striking beaches in Pattaya, then your trip to Thailand remained incomplete! Considered as the Paradise of Thailand, Pattaya is known worldwide for its long stretches of white beaches with blue-tinged water.
The Thai ground comes alive during weekends! One of the world’s largest market setups, the Chatuchak Weekend Market is the shoppers’ haven and features everything an individual might need. The best time to visit the market is 9 AM. You get the best of everything at reasonable prices.
Ancient artificial island:
Koh Kret is an artificial island that dates 300 years back. This island lightens up during weekends with shopping stops, clubs, weekend market and a crowd of shopping fanatics.
Wat Arun, a temple in Bangkok is one of the most stunning sights in Thailand. Sunrise and sunsets are the best time to devour yourself into spirituality here. Another major temple is the Tiger Temple that stuns the world with free tigers roaming all around. Animals and humans living together in harmony is what makes this place so special.
“China” town in Thailand? Sounds bizarre, isn’t it? But it is a place filled with a lot of fun and frolic. One of the must-visit locations while travelling to Thailand is the Chinatown. You can find varieties of Thai street food for prices as cheap as nothing.
Apart from the many offerings by Thailand, the most intriguing of all has to be the grand Thai hospitality. The people there are known to be the friendliest in the world. So, you shouldn’t be surprised if you find the locals going out of their way to help the tourists. If not the main attractions of the city, the warmth and hospitable nature of the locals will surely compel you to visit again.