No one doubting the beauty and exoticism of a country in Southeast Asia called Thailand. Together with Bali (Indonesia), Malaysia, and Singapore, this country has become world’s holiday destination in this region. If in Malaysia and Singapore the main attraction is their modern and advanced environments combined with a little bit of local culture, this country offers the aspects that very similar to Bali, nature and culture. Indeed, this country offers a rich variation of holiday experiences for its visitors such as natural destinations, cultural excursions, or culinary explorations. Here are presented to you, some of the favorite and famous tourist destination in the country of white elephant, Thailand.
Pattaya is a famous area located along the Gulf of Thailand about 150 km from Bangkok. This place is the most popular Sea resort site in Southeast Asia. Pattaya is very famous for its entertainment and sex industry. However, now this area has been rearrange by the government to be able to provide more family-friendly attractions and activities. There are so many affordable hotels, markets, and shopping centres. Many affordable restaurants can also be found here in Pattaya.
Phuket is the biggest island in Thailand which is located separately from most of the Thailand’s region. This is the most popular tourist destination in the country with amazing beach and its white sparkling sand. Phuket is also known as “the Pearl of the South”. Here, there are various marine excursions available such as diving, snorkeling, water sports, and so on. Besides that, you can find variety of restaurants that offer typical unique and tasty food of Thailand.
While Phuket is reputed as “the Pearl of the South,” Chiang Mai is the “Rose of the North.” Chiang Mai is a great place for shopping. There are a lot of shops, malls, or market in this region. The most interesting of course is the daily night market which has many good products. Here, you can buy a lot of things with just one dollar. Goods such as clothing, luggage, souvenirs, shoes and many more can be found here with affordable prices.
Krabi is a popular beach destination at the Andaman Sea in Southern Thailand. This region has awesome beaches and offshore islands. This location was used as the main setting in famous Hollywood movie “The Beach” starring Leonardo Di Caprio. Like what you see in the movie this beach has the perfect beauty. Now Krabi has become a favorite place for every tourists visiting Thailand.
Ko Samui is an island with incredible beaches in the Gulf of Thailand, some 700 km south of Bangkok. Ko Samui provides a large number of beach resorts/hotels where you can enjoy the stunning beauty of white sand beaches along the coastline. Most of the resorts here are affordable which could be the best option for your summer holiday.
This town is said as the main commercial centre serving the Golden Triangle border region of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. The most popular attraction here is the White Temple, which is the only artificial Temple in Thailand completed with botanical garden. Many tourists come here to see the magnificent architecture and spectacular statues of Buddha built on this Buddhist temple.
There is only one beach in this area, but it does not mean that this place is boring. In this only beach you can enjoy beautiful panorama and various kinds of watersport. Besides that, Golf is extremely popular in Hua Hin and the place has several high quality courses up to international standards. There are also some interesting festivals held occasionally like Thailand’s International Kite Festival during March, April and May.
Ko Chang is Thailand’s second largest island and the biggest in Eastern Thailand. This island is reputed as “the last untouched paradises of Southeast Asia,” because a lot of places that have not been discovered by modern exploration and have not been built with infrastructure. There is also The Mu Ko Chang National Park, a National Marine Park which is very suitable for underwater excursion. Ko Chang indeed has everything nature has to offer. This is the perfect getaway for families who wish to have a quiet and peaceful holiday.
As known by everybody, Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand. This metro city offers modern environment, sightseeing, restaurant, and nightlife. However, here you can still see many temples with beautiful architecture around all regions. You can travel around by using various unique transportations like express boat, river taxi, or tuk-tuk (three wheeled car). You can also try “unusual” culinary experience along the street of Bangkok like tasting friend scorpions, water beetles, grasshoppers, crickets, bamboo larvae, or mealworms. Sounds disgusting? Maybe you need to try it fist before judging. Apart from that, you can still have some great ethnic cuisines in some fine restaurants around the town.