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Highlights of Thailand

Highlights of Thailand

Thailand is a collage of animated scenes that comprise bustling modern cities crowded with motorbikes and tuk-tuks, Buddhist temples tended by orange-robed monks, hill tribes selling handicrafts, lush landscapes dotted with traditional farming villages, ancient ruins, and stunning coastlines peppered with gorgeous beaches and blue lagoons. Such a captivating portrait explains why Thailand is Southeast Asia’s most popular travel destination. This overview of the best places to visit in Thailand shows where to find the cultural, historic, and natural attractions.

Geography

Thailand’s captivating landscape has attracted tourists for many years, thanks to the varied environment of Thailand. South Asian countries like Cambodia, Burma, Malaysia, and Laos share the boundaries with Thailand. The natural environment of Thailand differs from region to region. From dense jungles and smoky highlands in the north to beaches and islands of the north, Thailand has always appealed to travelers with a wide range of experiences.

Bangkok the capital city is the center of attraction, cramped for space with tall buildings, street vendors, cars, tuk-tuks, bicycles, people from different backgrounds struggling for space. In spite of all the challenges, Bangkok proves to be a delightful city with temples, parks, and shops found throughout the city.

The rural population in the north follows a simple and traditional way of living, life here is slow-paced, people are more dependant on agriculture, houses are made of basic facilities, though, spacious. Flora and Fauna are richer in this part of the country.

Culture

Culture and tradition regulate the functioning of people in Thailand. Buddhism dominates the country. Throughout the country, you can find numerous Golden Temple, occupied by the monks wearing orange robes. As a part of the tradition once in a life, youngsters are expected to spend some time as a monk, it is regarded as great honor and pride for the families. While visiting the temple it is recommended to wear clothes which does not expose any part of your body and remove your shoes. The people of Thailand strongly believe in the concept of saving face and it is particularly important for them. This means avoiding any kind of act which will embarrass other people or themselves and not getting into any activity which will lead to conflict. If anyone losses his or her temperament it will cause loss of face, people doing so may get extreme reactions. People in Thailand take the utmost care to avoid loss of face.

Food

Thailand is heaven for food lovers, no matter where you are, the streets, morning to evening is filled with vendors offering delicious food. Food in Thailand has everything you can ask for, ranging from spicy cuisine to mild curries you will get what you want. If you are brave enough dishes filled with hot chilies are also available.

Recommended Food Items

Pad Thai

Scrumptious platter of stir-fried rice noodles with a sprinkle of peanuts served with chicken, prawns, or vegetables.

Tom Yam

Extremely popular soup in Thailand cooked with shrimp

Green Curry

One of the recommended curries made of chicken, Thai eggplant, and chili soaked in coconut milk sauce.

Som Tam

It is a green papaya salad perfect mixture of sweet, sour, and spicy flavors made of raw papaya, cherry tomatoes, and green beans.

Tropical Fruit

Fresh fruits are readily available in the markets so taste some juicy fruits.

Shopping

Lively streets packed with vibrant sellers displaying different types of products for sale can be found in both urban and rural areas throughout the country. At the same time, top brands usually found in European countries are available at upscale shopping malls. Chatuchak weekend market arguably the largest and extensive market in the world, here you will get everything you can think of. As anyone would expect, one must be good at haggling to crack a good deal.

Things to buy

  • Jewelry
  • Colorful Fabrics
  • Handicrafts
  • Silk scarves and clothing

Health and Safety

Lumle ensures every measure is taken to make sure our traveler’s holiday is safe and there is no compromise on the health of the travelers while on the tour. At the same time, the tours are fun and enjoyable so that our travelers can go back to their country with wonderful memories. We recommend that all travelers check with their government or national travel advisory organization for the latest information before departure. People leaving the UK can refer to the below link for the latest information before they depart.
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/thailand

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Travel Info

    • Flight time 11 1/2 hours (Bangkok)
    • Timezone GMT+7 hours
    • Recommended airlines Emirates, Etihad, EVA, Jet, Qatar, British  & Thai Airways
    • Best season Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov & Dec

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