Travelers to Thailand would find it hard to run out of activities when visiting the country. The ideal combination of coastlines and exotic islands, well-protected forests and national parks, metropolises and cities, and historical and archeological parks make it the perfect destination for virtually everyone.
Beaches and Islands
Bangkok is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Thailand. The second? The tropical beaches.
Being entirely surrounded by water, Thailand has a good share of beaches, islands, and tropical landscapes that many consider exotic. Go to Phi Phi Islands, Phuket, and Krabi, and you will know exactly what we mean.
Because of its extensive history, Thailand showcases the past that is apparent in the landscape. If you are in Thailand for architecture vacation, you will find majestic ancient ruins, unique structures, as well as ultra-modern skyscrapers all over the country.
Vacation in Thailand is not complete without sampling the traditional dishes of the country. Bangkok is the best place to start if it’s your first time to sample Thai food. For more authentic dishes, you will do well to go to the relatively unexplored region of Isan where distinct tastes and dishes are served on a daily basis.
Nowhere in the world will you find natural formations that resemble things reminiscent of the human body. But the natural wonders of Thailand go beyond the Grandfather and the Grandmother rock formations. Go explore the remote islands of Thailand where the natural wonders will truly shock and awe you.
Cities and Metropolis
Bangkok is at the top of our list. Not only does the city showcase modern Thailand and variations in its modern cultures, but it also offers a bird’s eye view of Thailand as a country and as a people in general. It is a sampler of sorts. If you are looking for the activities of the big cities, you’ll do well to stay a few days in Bangkok. If, however, you want to see cities Thailand-style, you can plan a visit to any of Thailand’s cities such as the Chiang Rai and the Chiang Mai.
Visiting Thailand is never complete without taking a day or two for shopping. Most of Thailand’s top destinations have their own shopping markets where you can find all types of bargains you are looking for. Whether you are after jewelry, woodcarvings, ceramics, woods, electronics, clothes, and computers, you will find that Thailand has enough market for these. Top shopping destinations include the Koh Samui region, Phuket, Chiang Mai and of course Bangkok.
Spend a night in town and experience Thailand in a literally different light. Thailand’s top destinations for nightlife offer anything from relaxing romantic dinners to live entertainment and partying ’til dawn. Among the notable nightlife destinations are the Pattaya City, Ko Phangan, Bangkok and the less extreme nightlife activities of Ko Samui, Ko Tao, and Krabi.
Art, museums and archeological centers
For history buffs, you would never lack a specimen for looking into Thailand’s culture and history. With its well-preserved Thai communities of the Isan region to the modern museums in Bangkok and other cities, anyone who is interested in understanding the true roots of the country would not be disappointed.