Travel to Thailand – the fun capital of Asia
When you sit and ponder about the destination plans, then you must look for South-eastern Asian countries for variety of reasons primarily because of their contemporary modern hi-tech tourism infrastructure and well- preserved ancient traditions. The name of Thailand will come spontaneously in the mind, when you look for complete action packed holidays. The Thailand visit will open up plethora of nature’s bounty that will unfold right there in front of your eyes. It is the fun capital of Asia with its nightlife, spas, malls, beaches, excursions on water and land, to name just a few.
Thailand is by far the most visited country, especially the city of Bangkok that attracts largest numbers of visitors in comparison to the other landmark cities of the world. The Global Destination Cities Index in 2013 placed Bangkok ahead of London, as most visited destination by foreign tourists in the world. Probably the biggest reason for its enhanced tourism being in its location in Southeast Asia, where tourists from Asian countries, in particular hugely populated India and China tourists visit Bangkok frequently.
August overview– August is the right time to visit Thailand. This is the time when summer and winter rush is less, hence one can have best of deals in hotels and other travel expenses. Another August tourism preference is related to its weather, as Thailand experiences rainfall and temperature dips low, it becomes all the more reason for travel to Thailand, although humidity remains high. Northern Thailand cities like Chiang Mai get heavy rains in August. When looking for sunny and sandy coastal places, look for Hua Hin, Pranburi, Cha am amongst others.
How to reach
Suvarnabhumi Airport of Bangkok gets flight from all parts of the world. The city is 33 km from the airport, the taxis and buses are available from there.
Thailand Hotels’ facilities
Bangkok is a happening city, the hotels here compliment all budgets from extravagant hotels to budget hotels, on every location of the city, namely Sukhumvit on the 18 km long road stretch. The area caters to the needs of all. Riverside is a high end magical locality, with water taxis and barges plying on the river that is scenic and unforgettable. Silom area is more of a business area, here hotels and excellent restaurants are available in plenty. Pratunam, Siam, Chinatown, Old city are the bustling and fun area to take up a hotel accommodation.
Cuisines of Thailand
- Tom Yum Goong- shrimp soup
- Som Tum- Green papaya salad
- Toma Kha kai- Chicken in coconut milk
- Gaeng Daeng- meat and coconut based curry
- Pad Thai- Thai noodles
- Khao pad- Fried rice preparation
- Pad Krapow Moo Saap – Pork and basil with rice
- Gaeng Keow Wang kai- Chicken cooked in green curry
- Yam Nua- Beef salad
- Kai Med Ma Muang- Chicken and cashew nut dish
Sightseeing in Thailand
‘City of Angels’ as Bangkok is referred in Thai language, the city is modern in its outlook and carries popularity for its beaches, historical locales, skyscrapers and shopping facilities. It has certain notorious entertainment attractions for certain tourists in its red light areas. The massage parlous and spas here do great business and have an element of attraction for a section of tourists, probably because of its affordability and high standards.
The city has various attractions in the form of monuments and locations.
- The Grand palace– A magnificent palace in the city
- Wat Arun– temple of Dawn
- Temple of Emerald Buddha
- WATS- Mahathat, Pho, Woravihara and Traimit
- Baiyoke Sky Tower- Tallest building of Bangkok 310meter high
- Museum– Jim Thomspon House and Ban Kamthieng house
- Victory Monument
- Best beaches around Bangkok- Hua Hin, Koh Samet.
- Nightlife in clubs and trendy malls
- Floating boat markets
Pattaya is an eastern Gulf Coast popular tourist destination, famous for its entertainment tourism, nightlife and beaches. Jet skiing and para sailing are very trendy for adventure lovers.
How to reach
By Air-Pattaya’s airport is U-Tapao Airport located 30 kilometres from Pattaya. Flights are very frequent.
By Bus– Buses and taxis ply from Bangkok to Pattaya covering a distance of 122 km.
By Train– An economical way to travel between Bangkok and Pattaya, it has regular availability.
Sighseeing– Jomtien beach, Walking street, Ko Phai, Bira circuit auto racing, Sanctury of Truth-wooden building, Srirach Tiger zoo, Water park etc.
The coastal city of Phuket is very famous for its beaches and blue sea. It’s also called paradise island. A modern city having extreme fun, mixed with adventure opportunities, is known for the speed boats travels to adjacent islands such as Bond island. City’s golf courses, cruises, sail boats and yachting, eco-adventures and never ending fun on Patong beach makes Phuket an unforgettable destination.
Hotels– There is no dearth of excellent and pocket friendly hotels in Phuket.
How to reach – 2nd busiest airport of Thailand, it has regular inbound and out-bound domestic and international flights. Flights from Bangkok 686 km away are more preferred, though the bus service is also there.
An ancient mountainous island in northern Thailand is a picturesque place. A 12th century Buddhist town now a much visited tourist destination with sights like temples WATS in Thai, namely Phrathat Doi Suthep, Chiang Man, Phra Singh and Chedi Luang besides other ancient temples and other religion’s spiritual monuments. August is rainy time here normally, so check out before going there.
How to reach– By air one can reach easily here, 3 km from city, the airport has international and domestic flights both. Bangkok being 695 km by road from here, the buses too are available. Regular train service is available.
HUA HIN and CHA-AM
How to reach– 200 km from Bangkok, Trains, taxis and buses are available to these places.
The twin coastal towns of Hua Hin and Cha Am are 25 km from each other. The unique feature of Hua Hin is its guest houses built on jetties, besides numbers of ancient and modern all budget hotels. A popular destination of European tourists, there are sightseeing opportunities such as Klai Kang Won, royal residence, long sandy beaches with beach facilities, adventure sports such as jet-skiing that are available along with many other water sports.
Travel to Thailand if you really want to know the definition of one never ending big party, then travel to Thailand this August.