Serene temples, colorful statues, and beautiful sceneries-- these are what make Thailand one of the ultimate travel destinations in Asia. Thailand is also known for great beaches and the distinct style of their temples. Whether you’re learning about its rich culture or on a gastronomic adventure, you’ll find that there is no shortage of what Thailand has to offer.
Thailand’s culture and art are heavily influenced by its religion. Most of the people are predominantly Buddhist and it’s evident in the ornate temples and Buddha statues you can see anywhere you go. Aside from this, one of the things you can do in Thailand to experience its world-class pampering. You can find great massage and spa places in Bangkok, a.k.a the City of Angels, that you can squeeze in your itinerary especially when you’re feeling worn out from sightseeing. Thailand’s tourist spots also include pristine coastlines that make up beautiful beaches where tourists experience a one of a kind snorkeling and diving sites. It’s not enough to take our word for it-- go and explore for yourself The Land of the Free.
Thailand is located in Southeast Asia, surrounded by Laos to the North and East, Myanmar to the West and Cambodia to the Southeast, and the Gulf of Thailand to the South. The fastest way to start visiting Thailand’s attractions is to arrive in the country by plane. From Manila, Philippines, you can book a flight from Cebu Pacific Airways, Kuwait Airways, Philippine Airlines, or Thai Airways. These airlines have direct flights to Bangkok.
Buses are the most convenient way to travel long distances in Thailand. Trains are also available but not all the tourist spots are connected by the railway system. If you plan to visit Bangkok, the most used mode of transportation is the Tuk-tuk. In fact it should be one of the things you should try while in the city. It can slide through traffic and it can be noisy but it’s all part of the adventure! Tuk-tuks has no meters, so you need to settle the fare before riding one. If you’re hesitant to ride one, metered taxis are also available.
Thailand is a paradise in the tropics. No matter what month you visit the country, it can offer you lots of activities and events to make your stay fun and memorable. As you create your itinerary for your tour, here are the top tourist attractions that you shouldn’t miss.
What better way to get to know a country’s culture than by visiting a museum? Here you’ll find like-minded artists who are after a good dose of creative juice to inspire and admire works of art from paintings to music, poetry, literature, and films.
Thailand is filled with beautiful temples and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha is one of them. The Chapel of the Emerald Buddha is found in the southern part of the temple. It has walls of crystals and ais ornately decorated from floor to ceiling.
Located in the ancient city of Ayutthaya, the Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon is an active temple where you can find an impressively large reclining Buddha. It was built in 1357 during the reign of King U Thong and it's one of the most visited temples in Thailand.
Elephants are Thailand's national animal. Chiang Mai has a sanctuary for rescued elephants where visitors can get up close and personal with these gentle giants. They can watch them eat, wash, and play with the elephants in their natural habitat.
Maya Bay is one of the most beautiful beaches located in the Koh Phi Phi archipelago. With its shallow waters surrounded by steep limestones, this gem is a favorite spot for snorkelers because of its teeming marine life.
The Land of the Free is an all-year-round country. With the places widespread, the best time to visit Thailand depends on where you’re planning to visit. Thailand’s weather can be classified as hot, cool, and rainy. Central and Northeast Thailand experience hot season from February to June. South Thailand only has wet and dry seasons. The Gulf coast if dry from January to August. This is the perfect time to visit Thailand’s beaches and go island hopping. Take note that Thailand’s peak months are during January and February. The weather is relatively cool in Central Thailand while sunny in the South. Monsoon seasons are from June to September.