Thailand, the Land of Smiles, is a country absolutely overflowing with cultural wonders just waiting to be explored. From the incredible food to the Buddhist temples, thick jungles with elephants and waterfalls, and lovely warm people, you just can’t go wrong anywhere you visit in this country. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your holidays to Thailand with Travelbag today! Here are 3 extra-special places to highlight on your trip:
It’s the capital, an exciting, chaotic, restless and colorful metropolis that’s an absolute must on your visit to Thailand. It’s the kind of place you can find literally anything, from dance clubs and street food at all hours of the night, to intricate temples, to long stretches of markets selling everything under the sun. Don’t miss the Grand Palace, one of the most famous temples in Bangkok. Backpackers will love Khao San Road for shopping, food and nightlife. You could spend an entire week exploring the bazaars, food markets, temples and cultural attractions of this incredible city. It’s easy to fit Bangkok into your itinerary, since you’ll probably fly either in or out of here. It’s also a major hub for domestic flights within the country, so if you’re heading from the north down to the islands, you can stop here for a few days.
The Rose of the North, Chiang Mai has a completely different vibe from Bangkok but is a perfect place to experience the vibrant culture of the north. While much calmer than the capital city, it’s a hub for tourists so here you can find everything from cooking classes to yoga, energy healing, meditation and so much more. You’ll find not only Thai food but nearly any kind of international food you crave as well. Don’t miss the Saturday Night Walking Street and Sunday Market to pick up all the Northern Thai handcrafted specialties and score great cheap eats. Chiang Mai is a starting points for treks in the north, so from here you can visit elephants, go bamboo rafting or visit hill tribe villages. Rent a motorbike to explore the area on your own.
The East Coast Islands
To complete your trip to Thailand, you absolutely must visit the islands for which the country is so famous. Koh Samui and Koh Phanang are two islands on the east coast which are highly popular with tourists, and for good reason. They have amazing white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and all kind of options for accommodations, from luxurious resorts to beachside bungalows. Of course the world-famous Full Moon Party happens on Koh Phanang! But even if you don’t arrive at that time of the month, never fear because they throw half moon and quarter moon parties as well. (You’ll never miss out on a party on the islands, believe me!) Koh Tao is a nearby islands that’s perfect for snorkeling and exploring the gorgeous waters.
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