11 compelling reasons to travel Thailand

  1. Amazing islands that are like paradise (Ko Phi Phi below). Other popular islands include Ko Samui, Ko Pangan, Ko Lantan or Ko Samet (ideal for a weekend getaway from Bangkok)
Ko Phi Phi — Maya Bay / Photo credit Nicolas Vollmer on flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nicolas_vollmer_photo/

2. Lovely people: Thailand is the land of smiles and known for its welcoming culture

Smiling Tuk Tuk driver during “Songkran” — the water festival taking place during the traditional Thai New Year’s day / Photo credit Ben Reeves on https://www.flickr.com/photos/chindit76/

3. Some of the world’s greatest dive spots for scuba divers. Ko Tao is the ideal place to get the beginner’s license.

Stonefish in Koh Tao / Photo credit to Marcel Ekkel on flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/marcelekkel/

4. Superb street food: Check out Sukhumvit Soi 38 for award winning street food

Pad Thai the national Thai dish you can buy on almost every street food stand / Photo credit “smalljude” on flicker https://www.flickr.com/photos/judemasti/

5. Cheap accommodation: Kao San Road is usually the starting point for all backpackers looking for cheap accommodation

Kao San Road / Photo credit to Paul Arps on flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/slapers/

6. Bangkok: Crazy city with millions of people known for its incredible food, temples, rooftop bars, nightlife and great shopping opportunities

Bangkok sunset / Photo credit to Mike Behnken on flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebehnken/

7. Cultural highlights such as the famous temple Wat Pho in Bangkok

Photo Credit to Andrea Schaffer on flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/aschaf/

9. Ayutthaya — the remains of the former Siamese capital

Photo credit to Russ Bowling on flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/robphoto/

9. Songkran: The water festival is celebrated from April 13 — April 15. If you are not in to it, do not go outside or you will get wet!

Photo credit to John Shedrick on flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/cm_john/

10. Loi Krathong literally means “float a basket” and is the annual light festival in Thailand accompanied by fireworks

Photo credit to Jean-Paul Navarro on flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/jeannavarro/

11. Full moon parties the biggest of which is celebrated monthly in Ko Phangan with roughly 30 000 attendants

Photo credit to Joe Stump on flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/joestump/