Ever considered a visit to Thailand for your next vacation? Though traveling to Thailand is commonplace for Europeans, most North Americans consider it too far away and even too exotic to visit on a regular week or two week vacation. That’s a shame, because if you can get past the 14+ hours on a plane, Thailand is an amazing vacation destination. Although it’s always better to visit if you have weeks or even a month to spare, you’ll also get plenty out of your visit if you come for just a week or ten days.
Let's take a look at 10 Reasons why you visit to Thailand:
1. Your money goes a long way in Thailand
Hotels, food and clothing are all beyond affordable. What you might pay for a beach side hotel in the U.S. is likely half the price in Thailand and food from the local village and street vendors can be as cheap as a $1 for a meal.
2. You can get the best Massages
Relax your body with a traditional Thai massage or opt for an oil massage with warm herbs to rejuvenate your skin – you can opt for many amazing spa treatments that will replenish not just your body but also your mind and soul.
3. There is so much to Shopping
If you like markets, bargains or cool and quirky stuff, you’ll find shopping in Thailand very rewarding. Big city markets carry everything from shoes to art, and the malls in Bangkok are some of the fanciest in the world.
4. So much delicious food to Eat
Delicious Thai curries with rice preparations to lip-smacking street food – Thailand has a lot to offer to your taste buds. Many of their dishes comprise of coconut milk, tender bamboo shoots and lemongrass and they are bound to leave you craving for for.
5. The friendly locals
Thailand is not called the “Land of Smiles” for nothing; the natives are kind, happy and willing to help you when you are lost. It’s a country that welcomes tourism, but doesn’t bother its tourists.
6. Perfect destination for a Boy’s Trip or a Girl’s Getaway
While boys can head to party hubs like Bangkok and Pattaya for an unforgettable Bachelor’s trip, girls can enjoy some beach time with their gang at breathtaking locations like Koh Samui and Phuket. But having said that, everyone can have a blast in each of these locations regardless of their gender or age or people they are accompanied with.
7. Full Moon parties
A full moon party is an all-night beach party that started in Haad Rin on the island of Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand that is thrown on the night of, before or after every full moon. These famous parties boast of great music, glow in the dark body paint and intense dancing with thousands of people.
8. How about some Adventure?
If you are an adrenaline junkie, you are guaranteed to have a lot of activities to indulge in when in Thailand. Scuba diving, river rafting, zip lining, kayaking, mountain biking, sky diving, zip lining – the list is endless.
9. Bangkok is a cultural capital
This cosmopolitan city, the largest and capital of Thailand, highlights the heritage and nightlife of the Thai culture with floating markets, temples, local cuisine and rooftop bars. The Grand Palace and the Temple of Dawn are must-sees to add to your list. You will never run out of thing to do in Bangkok.
10. Thailand is the Buddhist Heritage
Buddhism is the country’s predominant religion and it influences everything from the architecture to the way people interact with each other. Any of the country’s major cities have breathtaking Buddhist temples to visit, Chiang Mai and Bangkok especially.