Type “Thailand holiday” in any search engine and you will get links to dozens of travel sites and tour operator sites. Most of the information given on these websites is reliable and the rates for hotels and packages are very competitive. Following are the key aspects of traveling to Thailand
The first and foremost thing while traveling to any place is its weather. Thailand has typical tropical weather – it is warm and humid almost all through the year. The summer is at its peak during April – May. It rains off and on between June – September and is pleasant in the winter months of November – February. But overall, Thailand is an all-year round destination.
Food in Thailand is exotic. While the locals are more experimental with their food, tourists typically stick to the conventional seafood variety of shrimps, prawns, lobsters, crabs, mussels, clams and oysters. Amongst meats, beef and chicken are more popular. The famous Thai curries cooked in the yellow, red and green way (in ascending order of spice) are a must-try for any first-timer. The curries are to be had with piping hot steamed rice.
The main attraction of Thailand is its gorgeous white sandy beaches and crystal clear water. The country is dotted with beautiful picture-perfect islands and beach towns. Phuket, Koh Samui, Koh Chang, Krabi and Phi Phi are just some of the popular tourist destinations, apart from the capital cosmopolitan city of Bangkok.
Thailand also boasts of some of the most luxurious resorts and spas in the world. Being a beach vacation destination, most of the hotels, resorts and villas are by the sea. Accommodation ranges from modest lodges to 5-star luxury. The best way to choose your place of stay is to go through detailed websites about Thailand and also double check with traveler reviews on travel sites.
Activities, Recreation & Entertainment
There are many ways to entertain oneself in Thailand. A Thailand holiday can be clearly divided into daytime and night-time activities. Daytime activities are mainly water sports, namely jet skiing, parasailing, water scooter, sailing, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling and of course swimming. If nothing else, just lazing on the beach and sunbathing is bliss for most tourists.
The country is known for its active nightlife. Every town boasts of a number of bars, discos, pubs and nightclubs. Apart from these, there is the range of massage and tattoo parlours as well. Most of the massage parlours offer a wide range of exotic massages and treatments. And last but not the least; Thailand is a shopper’s paradise!! From the authentic looking fake Gucci and Louis Vuitton handbags to the most expensive labels and brands, you’ll find them all in this beautiful oriental country.
Getting Around in Thailand
Traveling around in Thailand is cheap and easy. There are many options. There are very good flight connections on multiple domestic airlines like Bangkok Airways, Thai Airways and Air Asia. One can also travel by buses, trains and boats (speedboats as well as larger carriers). And of course, all the tourist towns have the option of hiring your own two-wheeler or four-wheeler on a daily basis.