What comes to your mind when you hear Summers? Mangoes? Vacations? Beaches? Sunbathing? Seafood? Our list keeps rolling with everything that we want to experience on our vacation. Summers always remind us of the sun and beaches, and what place better than Thailand for the best beach hopping experience? Besides being famous for beaches and scenic beauty, Thailand is also popular for its streets aligned with markets, its food and luxurious experiences.
For those of you who are planning a trip to Thailand, here’s how you can smoothly list your travel itinerary. To Apply for an E-visa on arrival, visit Evisathailand.com or thailandevoa.vfsevisa.com, the official handles of the Government of Thailand for a safe visa application. Once your Visa is applied for, move ahead and make a rough plan of the places that you want to visit. Thailand is a treat for the entire family with its beaches, delicious food, picturesque beauty, luxurious experiences and great opportunities for holiday pictures.
Let’s take you through the best of Thailand in terms of what they hold within to charm you with. Hop on a boat and sail through the Phang Nga Island, Railey beach in Krabi, Koh Lanta and Koh Larn beaches among the many shores of Thailand, each one having its own way of leaving you amazed. Tour around Chiang Mai, gaping at the temple architectures, having fun at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary and also spend some time with the local tribes, witnessing their lifestyle. The city of Chiang Rai, on the other hand, offers rustic beauty of historic temples, the famous Clock Tower and infotainment museums. When in Chanthaburi, pay respect to the helmet-shaped King Taksin Shrine, take a treasure hunt trip to the weekend gem market, enjoy the beauty of the Phliu waterfall and pay a visit to the cultural beauty of Chantaboon Waterfront Community.
Some other places that you must visit are- Ban Teelanka or the upside-down house, the Vana Nava water-jungle in Hua Hin, Khlong Plu Rainforest, Salak Phet Temple and Chang Marine National Park in Trat and Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok. Besides the modern cities, visit the ancient city of Ayutthaya with Wat Phra Mahathat, the Grand Palace, Wat Buddhaisawan as some of the historic temples here, known for its aesthetic splendour that must not be missed. Thailand is also noted for its Buddhist temples, where you can witness the grandeur of Thai art, architecture and culture, inscribed in every corner of the temples. While visiting temples, one must ensure to read up and abide by the traditions followed by the locals.
Moving on, the Land of Smiles has a variety of delicacies on its plate to serve you. Bite on the scrumptious street food, taste the delicious sea-food or dig into the exotic fine dining meals for food-filling experience for your taste buds. Some places that we can hint at are- Chinatown, the walking streets, Silom road, Sukhumvit in Bangkok. While you fill your tummies, walk around the Victory monument market, or Chatuchak Weekend Market, Pratunam Market or MBK Mall to fill shopping bags. Thailand hosts not only the general markets but also several weekend markets to roam around and put your bargaining skills to use. Do not miss out on the classic floating markets along the canals or shopping from the One Tambon, One Product shops.
Keeping the struggle of finding your way around a strange land in mind, Thailand’s government has launched several apps to help its tourists around. One such application is the Family Fun Thailand app, available on Google Play. The app helps you with your travelling and eating plans in Thailand. With a little research and planning, you can have a happy and happening vacation at the Land of Smiles.