Travel ideas about places to go, things to know, food to eat in Thailand…

  • Suggested at least one week if you want to do Bangkok and an Island
  • Best season october to february

Thailand between shopping and culture

A small note to introduce history and culture of this country: Thailand happens to be the only country in south east Asia not colonised. pic of Bangkok Grand Palace

Bangkok

This is the place for shopping. Visit the Royal Palace to understand how royalty lived (Grand Palace & Wat Prakeaw). Wat Prakeaw has a Reclining Buddha which is 46 metres long and 15 metres high. Shopping areas include Pratunam, MBK and Chatuchak Market. You can use taxi or typical tuk-tuk to get there. Taking the MRT is also a great way to get around and to experience the local life. Remember to find the Chao Phraya River and take a boat cruise on it. Also take a boat down one of bangkok’s floating markets (Taling Chan Market, Bang Ku Wiang Market, Tha Kha, and Damnoen Saduak). Its also important to take an evening out to try a sky bar in Bangkok to enjoy the beautiful city life – Vertigo and Moon Bar – Banyan Tree Hotel. If you like art, do check out one of the art galleries as Thai art is quite unique and it’s a great way to appreciate the history of Thailand – National Art gallery. If you are in Bangkok in April, you can experience the Songkran Festival (water everywhere!). Watch a Muay Tai match (Thai version of kick boxing).

Ayutthaya

See the old ruins of the old capital of Thailand, reach it by yourself via bus or train if you want feel more free or use one of the many tours available at your hotel too.

Chiang Mai

North by Bangkok, an unmissable destination if you like trekking, culture, food.

Islands and fun Thailand

pic Phi Phi island rocks

Ko Phi Phi

Ko Samui

Krabi

Phuket

There are low budget Air Asia flights from Bangkok to Phuket. Go to any of these islands and be sure to take the day tour boats to be able to snorkel and fish. There is also a place in Phuket where you can play Rollerball Zorbing (40 liters of water, a big plastic ball and rolling down a hill!). After a long day of running around, be sure to find a massage parlour to do aromatherapy full body massage. It will make you feel very relaxed.

 

Food to eat in Thailand

Phad Thai (noodles) Tom Yum Goong (Spicy Thai soup) Thai Panang Curry Jim Jum (Soup Hot pot) Papaya Salad Mango sticky rice Red ruby Anything that sounds weird… just try!