Popularly known as the “Land of smiles “, Thailand is swamped by tourists, all year round. This Southeast Asian gem offers pristine beaches, magnificent palaces, noisy floating markets, “awesome” natural parks and ancient relics. Often depicted in the backdrop of several Hollywood movies and television series, Thailand is one place that looks completely different and mesmerising in real life. In this blog post, we have listed five popular activities of Thailand that are so cool that you will be bound to book a Thailand tour package instantaneously. Take a look.
Tour the Grand Palace
Built in 1782, the Grand Palace houses the Royal family of Thailand, and is the city’s most iconic landmark. The structure incorporates several important government offices including the Royal Court, Defence Ministry, various State departments, and the mint. Not only this, the Palace’s intricate architecture reminds one of the palaces of Ayutthaya, the once capital city of Siam. Distinctive features of the Grand Palace, include the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Boromabiman Hall and Amarinda Hall.
Go Island Hopping
One of the most well-endowed coastlines of the world, Thailand boast of over 5,000 miles of pristine shores that are waiting to be explored. Once you are here in Thailand, you must board a longtail boat and discover as many islands as possible. First up, there’s the Phang Nga Bay on the west coast that displays hordes of limestone rocks. Subsequently, you can island hop to Phuket and Krabi, where you can indulge in snorkeling and kayaking on the beaches of Ko Phi Phi Don and Ko Phi Phi Lee.
Shop at the Floating Markets
Visiting Thailand, one just cannot miss out on exploring the colourful floating markets of Bangkok. These markets are piled high with tropical vegetables and fruits, along with fresh coconut juice and local Thai cuisine prepared in the floating kitchens. Be it a guided boat tour of the Damnoen Saduak market, or the crowded Taling Chan Market, you can easily get the essence of the authentic Thai lifestyle, here in the floating markets. Other notable floating markets include Bang Ku Wiang Market, Tha Kha, Damnoen Saduak, Amphawa Floating Market, and Taling Chan Weekend Floating Market.
Have Fun at the Beach
Probably, the most exotic beaches in the entire Asian subcontinent are in Thailand. You can witness the tranquility of pearl-white sand beaches and soaring limestone cliffs in the Railay peninsula, just south of Ao Nang beach. The rocky headland of Railay also features hidden lagoons inside majestic caves, and breath-taking view of the shoreline and the vast ocean beyond. Beaches at the Phi Phi Islands are also some of the most beautiful ones in Thailand, and feature colorful marine life, stunning rock formations, and turquoise waters.
Visit National Parks and Ancient Ruins
Thailand is known for its rich culture and diverse landscapes. There are several ancient temples, historical and national parks that are renowned for their artistic beauty and magnificence. Most famous national parks in Thailand include the Doi Inthanon National Park (it hosts the highest mountain peak in Thailand), the Khao Yai National Park (which has one of the largest monsoon forests in Asia), Sai Yok National Park and Khao Sok National Park. Among the places of historical value, we have the Phimai Historical Park (it hosts the 12th-century Khmer ruins), and Phanom Rung Historical Park (that hosts the 12th century ancient Khymer ruins made from sandstone).
Be it the grandeur of the grand Palace, or the mesmerising sunset of the Railay Beach, Thailand has it all! Most notable tourist destinations in the Southeast Asian region, Thailand has a rich cultural background and a beautiful landscape. You can visit this God’s own country, by booking a Thailand holiday tour package from any city, be it Mumbai or Ahmedabad. SO, are you ready to explore the raw beauty of this magnificent country and capture some awesome memories!