5 Solid Reasons to Visit Thailand
Thailand, over 8 thousand miles away from the United States and over 5 thousand miles away from Paris, has become more and more popular destination to all. Although the biggest complaint is its rather hot weather, 30-minute flight from Bangkok to a white sand beach of Phuket to its world class hotel accommodations have, all of a sudden, made the weather complaint sound trivial. According to Forbes and Mastercard, Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, has been the most visited city in the world for the fourth consecutive year. If you still doubt why? Here are 5 solid reasons.
It goes without saying that Thailand has one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. On the west side of Thailand (Andaman Sea), the most popular beaches include Phuket, Krabi, Koh Phi Phi, Krabi and Khao Sok National Park. In fact, Khao Sok National Park is one of my all-time favorite spots. It is a nature reserve area surrounded by dense tropical jungle that made you feel like Tarzan. This place truly reminds me of the famous Yosemite National Park with water filled up halfway from the bottom of its valley.
Let’s not talk about the overrated Thai street food when everyone already talks about it. Thai food is delicious, and I’m not even talking about Pad Thai or Pad See Ew. Herbs and spices are the essentials to Thai cuisine. Thai people use lemongrass, galangal, shallot, kaffir lime and sweet basil as crucial ingredients of every dish. These herbs, as a result, not only enhance the taste but also leave you with pleasant ‘self-healing like’ experience. The price is also very affordable with an average of $5 per dish (quality one) and even if you pay over $10, don’t panic. You will get what you pay for, a plate made for a king. After that, finish your meal with a plate full of Thai exotic tropical fruits such as mango, jackfruit, coconut, banana and durian. What else could you ask for! (In fact, if you don’t have a chance to visit Thailand, check out our product page. We carry the best selections of dried tropical fruits from Thailand! Here is a secret 20% discount code: IREADTHEARTICLE)
Night life in Thailand is quite extraordinary. After spending a whole day wandering around the old town and cruising along the river of Bangkok, visitors can spend their evening watching sunset at Bangkok’s most famous rooftop bar, Sky Bar at Lebua. Then, it’s time to turn up. If you are funny and a bit crazy like I am, instead of bar hopping we go to a 7-11. Grab some cold beers from the shelf, chug it and get on a tuk-tuk to your venue of choice. While locals might prefer Thonglor or Ekkamai area, you might find those area exciting as well. You will find everything from busy nightclubs, live jazz to cigar lounges in those two areas. The famous Khao San Road is also one of the most popular nightlife areas for backpackers and tourists.
Thailand is rich with history and culture. Thai people are friendly, proud, nice and polite. To explore in greater detail, it is recommended to visit some Buddhist temples and historical sites like Grand Palace. Thailand also has the biggest population of overseas Chinese around the world. It also is amazing how Chinese traditions have seamlessly assimilated into Thai culture. Visitors should spend an evening in Chinatown of Bangkok where ones will find one of the best foodie heavens on the planet. After a long day, spend one to two hours at a Thai massage spot. It can cost as little as $8 to $40 per hour at luxury resorts. Last thing to mention relating to Thai culture can’t be anything else but its exceptional service quality. As a person who has travelled around the world, Thailand is one of few places that offers you a 6-star experience when you stay at a 5-star hotel and offer you a 5-start hotel experience when you stay at 4-star hotel. It always exceeds the expectation.
Ironically, thanks to the fact that Thailand is a country with the biggest income inequality in the world, travelers can expect the cost of living be at any ends of the spectrum. It is also fascinating to point out that you will find few to none of homeless people in Thailand as most Thai people, no matter how rich or poor, always have a home to live and enough food to eat. As a result, travelers can find anything that suit to their wallet cash density. In general, buses, trains, and accommodations are incredibly affordable. In fact, everything is pretty cheap.