Thailand is a Southeast Asian country known for its tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins, and ornate Buddhist temples. The opulence of Thai culture is radiated by its friendly and fun-loving people. This, combined with its rich culture and history, make it one of the most popular tourist destinations of the 21st century. During your next trip to the Thailand, there are some things that you should not miss out on, such as:
The Grand Palace has been the official home of the Kings of Siam (now Thailand) since 1782. Situated right in the heart of Bangkok, this stunning palace is truly a sight to behold. Although uninhabited now, the Palace still requires visitors to be appropriately dressed, as if they were visiting the king or his subjects.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Thailand is well known for its floating markets and the Damnoen Saduak Market is the biggest of these. Your only mode of transport for getting to all of the little shops in the market is via canoe, which will take you up and down a seemingly endless array of canals. These canals are filled with an abundance of food and drink options that are sure to please the foodie in your group. The canals themselves are also the perfect place for some excellent photos.
Sathorn Unique Tower
In the heart of Bangkok, one can find a giant skyscraper, now abandoned, known as the Sathorn Unique. Built during the late 1990s, building halted before the skyscraper was completed due to the global financial crisis being faced at the time. Although not recognized as a tourist attraction, tourists are allowed access to explore the building, all 49 unfinished stories of it.
Koh Phi Phi
The breathtaking crystal-clear water surrounding Koh Phi Phi makes this island an instant tourist attraction. You will soon see why it has been featured in a number of Hollywood movies. This small island is situated between two main beaches and although the only form of transport is walking or riding by boat, everything is easily accessible and well worth the exercise.
Songkran is the traditional Thai New Year and is celebrated in April of each year. Between the 13th and the 15th of April, locals are known to shoot water at each other as a way of symbolizing the washing away of bad luck and sins. This is a different yet beautiful way to submerge yourself in Thai culture and feel what it is like to be a local.
Whether you prefer to spend your time relaxing on a beach, or exploring Bangkok’s abandoned skyscraper, Thailand is sure to leave you with a huge smile on your face. On any trip to Southeast Asia, a trip to Thailand is an absolute must.
Hang out with the Locals
Thailand is large and it’s easy to get lost or disorientated if you’re not a native speaker. That’s why having a local show you around is a great idea. Locals can help you easily navigate your favorite cities like Bangok or Phuket and find all the best places to shop, eat, and have fun.
There are Thai locals that will show you around; locals that offer tour guide services; locals that provide translation, photography, and videography services; and even locals that do pick ups, drop offs and drive-arounds.