While you visit Thailand you enjoy a truly relaxed tourist-friendly environment. Thai people and the whole way the society is built, give travelers the sense of being away in an exotic destination, yet within a very homey environment.
I’ve been to Thailand two times. The first time I stuck to 1-week in Northern Thailand, and for the second time I stayed 1-week in Southern Thailand.
Places not to be missed during your holidays in Thailand: Bangkok, Pattaya, Ko Samui, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, Krabi, Ko Lanta, Chiang Rai, Ko Pha Ngan, Erawan National Park, Rayon, Doi Ithanon National Park, Ko Yao Yai Island, Ayutthaya, Ko Chang, Phang Nga Bay, Ao Nang, Phuket, Cha-Am, Udon Thani.
11 Things to like about Thailand
- Thai food is very tasty.
- The various monuments in the city center of Chiang Mai.
- Mekong River Boat Tour on the Golden Triangle.
- Visit the Lisu tribe’s villages of the Lahu, Akha.
- The various Buddhist temples in the capital Bangkok.
- The friendliness of Thai people.
- Watch a Muay Thai match.
- Go to Maeklong where the train passes in the middle of the market.
- Visit the floating markets of Damnoen Saduak and Taling Chan.
- The panoramic view of Bangkok from the top of Wat Saket Temple.
- Amazing islands of the coast of Phuket and Krabi.
When to travel to Thailand
To think about when to go on holiday in Thailand you need to know a little better about the seasons and climate. The best time to visit Thailand is between the months of November and February, as during this time the temperatures are cooler.
Thailand’s climate is tropical, hot and humid, as it is dominated by monsoons. This country is characterized by two seasons, as it has a rainy summer between May and October and a dry winter between November and April. The hottest months of the year are the months between March and May. The North and Northeast of the country are, as a rule, cooler than in the rest of the country.
Tours in Thailand
History of Thailand
The history of Thailand tells that this country was forced to give in to colonization by Japan, during the Second World War, which tried to put the colonized people against the USA, but without success. As the USA did not accept Thailand as an enemy, they joined the war against Vietnam, receiving immense compensation and increasing its economy through the war. With a lot of Western political influence, Thailand’s political regime is a constitutional monarchy, whose monarch is chosen by succession, the prime minister being defined from the meeting of the members of the House of Representatives. It is a country that has experienced immense internal conflicts, namely coups d’état, which despite having an apparently stable policy, there have been ruptures from time to time, causing a revolt in the population.
Geography of Thailand
The geography of Thailand has a territorial area of 514 000 km2, and this country is located in Southeast Asia, which covers the central part of the Indochina Peninsula and a part of the Isthmus of the Malacca Peninsula. Thailand borders Myanmar to the west and northwest, Laos to the north and northeast, Cambodia to the southeast and Malaysia to the south. This territory is bathed in the west by the Andaman Sea in the Indian Ocean, as it is bathed by the Gulf of Thailand to the east, belonging to South China, in the Pacific Ocean. The landscape here is mainly composed of a very mountainous area to the north, where the Ping, Wang and Yom valleys and the Nan River are located, covered with tropical forest. The highest point in Thailand is located in the Northwest and is illustrated by Mount Inthanon, with an altitude of 2 585 meters. In the central zone, we find a plain generated by the Chao Phraya River.
Culture of Thailand
Thailand’s culture is heavily influenced by religious beliefs, which merge with indigenous knowledge and roots, just as there is an immense mix of ethnic groups from Europe, the USA, India, China, and Cambodia. It was during the Sukhotai Period that the Thais were in a posture of cultural receptivity when they received many cultural elements from the emigrant communities. The religions present here are based mainly on Animism, Hinduism and Buddhism. The official language is Thai, whose language is a member of the Tai language group of the Kradai language and which is “communicable” with the neighboring people – Laos. Thai food is one of the strengths of the country’s, as you can taste sweet, spicy, acidic and savory flavors in the same dish, with the help of herbs, spices and fruits. Some of the interesting facts about Thailand and one of the fundamental rules is never to point a finger at a person, or touch someone’s head, as it is considered rude and unwelcome.
Tourism in Thailand
Region by region
Chiang Mai and the Golden Triangle, the region between Myanmar, Laos and the rest of Thailand. Expect authenticity, rural villages, and stunning landscapes.
White sandy beaches with crystal blue waters. A true beach paradise to enjoy your holidays with a party and exploring several great tourist attractions.
A vast territory still not much explored. In Isan expect endless rice fields and tropical rain forests. Here, still Thai heritage and its history are preserved.
The West and the Central Plains
The birth of modern Thailand mixes with jungles and elephants. Bangkok the country’s capital is one of Thailand’s best destinations.
Region of extremes with blue turquoise waters and precious stones markets. Don’t miss out on its amazing natural parks.
Map of Tourist Attractions
What to visit in Thailand
Discover Thailand and travel among its most famous tourist attractions is always fascinating. Do not miss Thailand best destinations that have made up to the top list of places to visit.
This list is not meant to be exhaustive so I present only 10 places to visit Thailand, giving you a general idea of what the country has to offer in terms of tourism. Let’s go!
The capital of Thailand is unmatched thanks to its effervescent atmosphere night and day. You can shop in the huge street markets, visit very well-preserved Buddhist palaces and temples, taste delicious Thai cuisine and exchange a few words with the locals, always ready to smile.
If you want to enjoy your vacation to learn scuba diving, then this island is perfect for you. Here you have excellent coral reefs and an abundant and colorful underwater fauna that can be professionally observed, or simply equipped with a mask and a snorkel.
The Kwai River Bridge
This bridge in the city of Kanchanaburi was built by prisoners of war and today represents a memorial to the forced workers who died there. A festival is held every year and for a week, where history is relived through festivities. The landscapes of the River Kwai are particularly beautiful and are worth the detour.
Ko Phi Phi
This island of unique beauty, near Phuket, was completely rebuilt after the tsunami that devastated it in 2004. Phi Phi Island is distinguished by the beauty of its white sandy beaches, stunning sunsets, and photogenic cliffs.
Khao Yai National Park
For lovers of the outdoors and wildlife, Khao Yai National Park is the perfect destination. Imagine a vast nature reserve classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, which houses elephants, monkeys, snakes, birds, bats, etc.
Ko samui is a famous seaside destination, with several islands with fine sandy beaches, which attracts many tourists annually. Some wild places have been preserved and it is the ideal place to take a yoga, meditation and relaxation course in the immense schools that welcome tourists with open arms.
Ko Pha-Ngan is famous for its Full Moon Party. Sail Rock, close to the coast, is one of the best diving spots in Thailand.
Do you enjoy cultural visits full of local spirituality? Then you will be won over by the peaceful atmosphere that reigns in Chiang Mai. The city was built at the foot of a mountain range and has the particularity of having more than 300 Buddhist temples.
Phuket is one of the most famous places in Thailand that receives 8 million tourists annually. In addition to having lots of places for parties and nightlife, Phuket offers everything Thailand is known for: diving, paradise islands, idleness, shopping, massages, parties, bars. Phuket also has very comfortable hotels with beautiful scenery for those looking for tranquility.
The landscapes of Ko Lanta are breathtaking, and ideal for long, unforgettable walks. For those who want to relax while on vacation, Ko Lanta beach promises hours and hours of relaxation on its soft, velvety sand beach. Amazing place.