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Thailand is a country in Southeast Asia with coasts on the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. The capital city, Bangkok, has one of the world's busiest ports while Chiang Mai is one of its oldest cities that still retains some traditional architecture. Phuket offers more than just beaches; there are also underwater worlds to explore!

Why you should travel to Thailand?

Thailand has been called the jewel of the Orient. That name is not far from the truth. The country has a long history and an abundance of natural beauty. In addition to being one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, Thailand's location makes it a strategic partner for many countries due to its proximity to China and India.

Tourists can enjoy a perfect blend of traditional culture and modern technology in Bangkok, Phuket, Siem Reap, Chiang Mai, or any number of other locations. There are also ecotourism opportunities available which allow visitors a chance to get a glimpse into life in Thailand's mountainous regions with hill tribes like the Hmong or Karen that reside there.

Take advantage of this beautiful country and its wonderful people. Perhaps you will be inspired to return with a permanent residence, as thousands of foreigners have done.

Where should I go?

The first consideration should be whether you're interested in scuba diving, snorkeling, water sports, or other water-based activities. If so, Phuket is the place to go. It's popular with tourists for these reasons and also because it's near some of the best beaches in Southeast Asia.

If you want to go somewhere more mountainous or natural, Chiang Mai is an interesting choice. You can choose to stay there and enjoy the city life, but also take trips into the mountains for hiking and visiting hill tribes like the Hmong or Karen that reside there—ecotourism opportunities are available that allow visitors a chance to get a glimpse into life in Thailand's mountainous regions.

If you're interested in caves you can't miss out on Kanchanaburi—home of the famous Hellfire Pass and Bridge over the River Kwai. Another cave, Thamluang Nang Non, has become well-known for being where a soccer team was trapped for many days before they were rescued by Thai Navy SEALs.

Thailand has many lovely beaches, but you should also consider Pattaya if you want to visit the country's best beaches without having to travel too far from Bangkok—though the city is often given a bad rap, it is actually quite popular with locals and other tourists alike. Don't forget that Thailand has over 7000 islands!

Food and Beverages in Thailand

Thailand is incredible when it comes to food and drink. You can find the most common Western foods like pizza, fried chicken, and hamburgers—sometimes even in luxury hotels. You can also find Thai dishes that are often high in seafood content.

If you're not sure what to try, you can sample many different dishes at one time with a Thai-style buffet. If you have the time to cook yourself, some of Thailand's best cooking schools are just waiting for students who want to give their skills a culinary boost.

Thailand has beverages on offer that are both traditional and contemporary. It may be best just to visit on an extended vacation so that you can have some drinks before breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and after-dinner drinks! Don't miss out on Thailand's tea, coffee, coconut milk, and fruit juices.

Activities in Thailand

Visiting the Temples

Some of Thailand's most famous and important temples are open to the public during daylight hours. At some places, you'll need to disrobe before entering. You can also get a tour from many hotels or even decide to take a guided tour with an experienced local guide. Visiting these beautiful places is an activity you won't soon forget.

Visiting a White Temple

Ranong is the only place in the world where you'll see a white Buddhist temple because monks have poured liquid gold into concrete to be painted white. If you want to visit this incredible sight, get there before sunset so that you can experience it in golden light.

Climbing Thailand's Mountains

Thailand has some of the most majestic mountains in Southeast Asia that are great for climbing, hiking, and camping. Doi Inthanon is Thailand's highest mountain with its summit at 2500 m (8047 ft) above sea level. If you want to climb up this or other mountains in Thailand, you'll need to register with the park service and purchase a ticket.

Thai Massage

The art of traditional Thai massage isn't just known for its health benefits, but it is also the national sport in Thailand—for good reason! There are lots of great places where you can find highly skilled native masseuses. Some of the best massage schools in Thailand are set up just for visitors.

Visiting a Floating Market

Located at Damnoen Saduak, one of Thailand's most famous floating markets is where you can get your fill of delicious and fresh Thai-style breakfast and lunch options. You'll also see lots of shops selling unique souvenirs. If you're not sure what to bring home for yourself or your loved ones, you can find lots of great Thai handicrafts here too.

When to travel to Thailand

It may seem like Thailand is always sunny, but the country actually experiences four seasons. Thailand's rainy season usually lasts from mid-May to October. Even if you're not staying in large cities like Bangkok, you will experience rain and storms during this time. The best time to visit depends on what your interests are:

The busy tourist season runs from November through February and it is so much easier to book hotels and flights because of the high demand.

If you want to experience Thailand's famous floating markets, visit them during December or January so that they're set up for the season.

If your goal is to climb the country's mountains, you should plan a trip for June or July—the best months for those adventures.

October and November are the best months for water sports and scuba diving because of Thailand's wet and dry seasons.

Conclusion

If you are looking for the perfect place to spend your next vacation, then Thailand should be at the top of your list. This incredible country has something for everyone with its beaches, jungles, jungle waterfalls, and mountain villages. It also offers a wide variety of activities that will keep things interesting including visiting temples or white Thai Temples in Ranong which is unique because it's painted gold by monks; climbing mountains like Doi Inthanon (Thailand's highest) where there is an opportunity to camp or hike; experiencing traditional Thai massage offered by skilled masseuses who have been practicing their craft for generations; enjoying floating markets filled with delicious food options as well as shops selling authentic souvenirs—and so much more! You can find even more information in our Thailand Travel Guides & Blogs here on Traxplorio.



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