Thailand is known for its beautiful beaches, ornate temples of the Buddha and of course, the beautiful royal palaces. For a wonderful visit to Thailand, it is necessary to plan your trip in advance. Thailand is open to visitors, but they have to undergo the PCR test on arrival and quarantine, if the test is found positive. Apply for the thailand visa early and take advantage of the discounts available for accommodations and transport.
For a good time in Thailand, you need to be careful in planning your time of visit, sightseeing trips, shopping trips and accommodation, among others.
Best Time to visit Thailand :
The best time to visit is after the monsoons, which is from July to October. So, plan to enjoy Thailand between November and April if you do not like to get wet in the rain and be confined to your room. Even during the non-monsoon months, there are short showers, but these will not disturb your enjoyment. The weather is good throughout the year, and the temperature does not rise too much. But the winter months are the best, with pleasant weather and sunny days. The rainy season is good for a traveler on a budget, with plenty of offers and off- season discounts.
If you have a list of places you would like to visit in Thailand, you will be set to have a unique and enjoyable visit. Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Kathu, Hua Hin are all worth visiting but depending on the number of days available with you, you can make your itinerary. Do visit The Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaeo, Wat Po, Wat Arun and the Temple of the Dawn in Bangkok. Other places to visit are Pai, Sukhotai old city, the historic city of Ayutthaya, Doi Suthep, Kanchanaburi Bridge (the bridge on the river Kwai), Maruekhathaiyawan Palace, etc.
Visit Local Markets :
After a while, shopping at malls may get boring. Thailand has many local markets catering to all sections. The attractions are silk products, ornaments, Thai spices, sauces, antiques, wooden carved elephants etc. Phuket Weekend Market, Phuket Walking Street, Chatuchat Weekend Market, Chinatown, Rot Fai Market, Krabi Town Walking Street, The Floating Market and Night Bazaar in Pattaya are some excellent places to get unique things inexpensively.
Enjoy Local Street Food :
For food that is both tasty and inexpensive, nothing beats the street food of Thailand. Costing just a fraction of that served in hotels, the delicious street food is of good quality. The food is fresh and prepared right in front of you. Sunday Walking Street Chiang Mai, The Floating Markets, the Chinatown neighborhood in Bangkok, the area near Victory Monument, Ratchawat and Sriyan Market, etc. are famous areas for street food.
Laze Around on the Beaches :
Pristine beaches with white sand and clear waters are what Thailand has on offer, and Phuket has the best beaches in Thailand. Some of the favorite beaches are Railay Beach and Phra Nang Beach, Karon, Kata, and Khao Lak Phi Phi Don, Chaweng, and Bophut etc. You find good beaches wherever you travel in this country. Tonsai Beach is a favorite among climbers. There are good climbing spots for the experienced climber and plenty of climbing schools for those who wish to experience climbing at this beautiful spot. Beach parties are a craze among the younger generation.
Experience the Vibrant Nightlife :
For the bachelor thrill seeker, Thailand has a lot to offer, and Bangkok is rightly called its nightlife capital. With beer bars, massage salons, nightclubs, and go-go bars, it is a party every night. Bar hopping on the Walking Street, visiting clubs, and sampling the street food may satisfy many but if it does not, then explore the cultural diversity and the traditional martial arts performances during the night. Muay Thai Live At Asiatique, the exciting theatrical show combining performances with Muay Thai boxing, is great for theatre enthusiasts and families.
Go Fishing :
Thailand is a fresh-water fishing destination. There are plenty of species to be found and great fishing spots all over Thailand, including at its beaches, national parks, resorts, ponds, dams, and lakes. All the top species in the world are found here. The beautiful, serene surroundings, picturesque spots and the tranquility that comes as you angle for a fish are satisfied by the fishing resorts in Thailand. Some of the biggest catches are the Siamese Carp, Mekong giant catfish, giant snakehead, the alligator gar etc., weighing anything from 100 to 750 pounds.
Scuba Diving and Snorkeling :
Thailand is the ideal place to learn scuba diving or snorkeling. With clear waters, abundance of marine life and beautiful beaches, Thailand is a beautiful underwater experience too for the experienced, the beginner diver and snorkeling enthusiasts. Sail Rock in Koh Tao is considered to be one of the best dive sites here. Others are Koh Rok islands, Hin Daeng and Hin Muang. Koh Ha with its stunning caverns with stalactites should be experienced as a night dive to appreciate it fully. With plenty of instructors, snorkeling and diving can be experienced and enjoyed by everyone at Thailand.
While travelling in Thailand, it is better to dress conservatively and carry the local currency. A smile and a bow serve well as a greeting. Avoid shaking hands, as it is not a Thai custom. Observe all the pandemic guidelines and keep yourself updated on the governmental regulations. Keep safe and enjoy your Thailand experience.