Out of all the most famous holiday destinations in the world, you never really hear anyone mention Thailand. It’s a shame, because it’s a beautiful country, offering plenty for adventurists and historians alike.
So, in order to convince you of its merits, here are ten great reasons why a trip to Thailand should be on your calendar.
1. Who doesn’t love Thai food?
Answer: nobody. Everyone has had Thai food back home, and in the country itself, it’s just as delicious. From fried chicken to noodle dishes and rice, there’s plenty of delicious grub to eat.
2. The wildlife
Thailand is home to a vast array of wonderful creatures, that make exploring its forests a treat for anyone. Exploring the Khao Sok National Park to trace the incredibly cute Gibbons is rewarding and exciting. Their calls can be heard for miles, and you may find some monkeys and tapirs during your trip.
3. Intriguing focus on religion
Thailand is known for its Buddhist heritage, so if other cultures intrigue you, you’re in the right place. Most of Thailand’s cities, like Pattaya, contain beautiful Buddhist temples which have to be seen to be believed.
You’ve seen it in the movies, but it can only be truly appreciated in person. The city of Bangkok, capital of Thailand, is a heaven for those who enjoy shopping. It’s packed to the brim with malls and markets, and there’s plenty of gifts to buy.
And, of course, there are plenty of beautiful beaches where you can simply have a sunbathe. Many of the Thai residents enjoy having a evening sports match on the beach, from volleyball to football. If you don’t want to get caught up in that, you can just relax and enjoy the sunset.
6. It’s a cheaper destination than most
Rather than jetting off to Ibiza, Barcelona or Paris, why not have a cheaper, but no less amazing trip? Thailand is an affordable place to visit for families and couples alike, with plenty to do.
7. But you can go luxurious if you desire
Like any great country, Thailand caters to both the budget crowd and the expensive crowd. Sure, you can invest in a budget holiday if you require it, but you can also splash out on a luxury hotel.
8. It’s always sunny
Thailand is a tropical and humid country for most of the year. In fact, the north of the country only has three seasons, and the south only has two! No matter when you travel, you can be assured it’ll be warm.
9. Explore by boat
There are many different ways to see a country, and in Thailand, this is one of the best. You can explore many of the country’s offshore islands and caves, discovering new wildlife and plants as you go.
10. Let loose your inner party animal
Thailand is famous for its wide array of bustling, energetic bars and nightclubs. Whether you want to dance the night away to some electro tunes or have a quiet drink, you’re covered! You can’t go wrong either way.