THAILAND – WHERE CULTURE MEETS RECREATION
Thailand is a South Asian country that sits in the Indonesian peninsula, inhabiting approximately 68 million people. Thailand is a tropical destination that is has emerged to be one of the most popular tourist destinations, surpassing preeminent locations like London & Paris. The exotic marketplaces selling you vivid craft items and oriental antiques, the soothing beaches to lounge in, forested hillsides to trek along & explore, all of these make Thailand an extremely versatile location to step in and explore our recreational tastes.
RURAL & URBAN RECREATION
The destination offers you two pretty aspects to explore. The bustling urban corners of Thailand beneath the towering skyscrapers are filled with gastronomical delights, top-notch therapeutic parlors, shopping centers & retail corners. Striking temples painted in yellow, red and gold dot the cityscape and are always flocked by admirers and religious enthusiasts. Adventure seekers explore the mystic limestone caves and indulge in tropical treks to explore rural landscapes where the locals tend to elephants and sow endless green lines of paddy. When the list seems to end, the coastline seems to start. The beaches appear, bringing a dozen more recreational options like sea walking, snorkeling, kite surfing, banana boating and more.
Thailand is a haven for food enthusiasts who love to explore the horizon of culinary escapades. To start your day with something sweet, do try the Sweet Cha Yen. This creamy version of iced tea is loaded with condensed milk that melts around the ice cube and lends a sweet flavor to the steeped tea. Som Tam is a hit green papaya & beans salad that is extremely refreshing to eat, flavored with a dash of lime, tangy tamarind juice, sugar cane paste, peanuts and shrimp paste. Jim Jum is a soup that is prepared in a clay pot over charcoal, as eggs, chunks of meat and noodles are thrown in to simmer.
YOUR THAILAND BUCKET LIST
- Ayutthaya – A UNESCO declared World Heritage Site, it is home to the historic temples of Wat Phra Mahathat & Wat Phra si Sanphet.
- Bangkok – Explore its network of canals and do visit the floating market to watch the hawkers sell their best produce to you directly from their boats.
- Tiger Cave Temple – This temple will welcome you with 1,237 staircases. Upon reaching the top, you will be welcomed with spectacular views of the lush forests and limestone cliffs from above.
- Tiger Kingdom – The Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai is an ideal place to watch these exotic beasts from the close vicinity, and even pet the baby cubs.
- Kon Samui – You can try a hand at creative water sports like flyboarding or kitesurfing in the clear waters of the Kon Samui beach where the fun never ends.
- Chiang Mai – Tourists should definitely try a hand at zip-lining through the forests of Chiang Mai. This six-kilometer tour suspends you on air and cruises you through thrilling routes.
DO YOU KNOW?
The capital of Thailand, Bangkok, has a ceremonial name which is the world's longest name given to the place. The people of Thailand call Bangkok to be –"The city of angels, great city of immortals, magnificent city of the nine gems, seat of the king, city of royal palaces, home of gods incarnate, erected by Visvakarman at Indra's behest".
Bangkok's real name is - 'Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit'.
NEAREST CHECK-IN POINTS
- Nearest Airport – Suvarnabhumi Airport, Don Mueang International Airport, Chiang Mai Airport, Phuket International Airport, Hat Yai International Airport, Mae fah Luang-Chiang Rai International Airport.