Going travelling for the first time? You may be contemplating just where to head to when embarking on your first ever stint of travelling – but Thailand may just be the place for you. With so much to offer that isn’t too challenging or difficult for your first time, here are just some of the reasons why a Thai adventure may just be the perfect choice.
It’s naturally stunning
There’s simply no denying the absolute natural beauty of Thailand. From the luscious beaches of the Phi Phi Islands to the frenetic energy of Koh Phangan’s Full Moon Party ¬– as recommended by 1Cover ¬– there’s so much to do and see in Thailand and it never falters – the country is constantly attractive.
Even the bigger cities retain a sense of natural wonder despite constant development. Bangkok has the Chao Phraya River, a slow and unhurried part of the city upon which vendors sell products from floating marketplaces. Sure, modernisms are influencing the country, but there’s no denying nature remains king.
The diversity is unparalleled
From the bustle of the aforementioned Bangkok to the quiet seclusion of beach towns such as Krabi, there’s an unparalleled diversity to the potential destinations to be uncovered in Thailand. Are you a party animal? Patong is calling your name, with nightlife to rival some of the more renowned worldwide hotspots.
Whatever you’re looking for from your travels, Thailand truly has it all. There’s an abundance of history, what with the various temples and sites of importance such as the Grand Palace open to explore, but if you simply want to relax on the beach, you’ve got plenty of sandy shores to choose from.
The locals are friendly
Although the locals are often approachable wherever you are in the world, it’s not often you meet people as genuinely warm and friendly as you will in Thailand. Whatever you need, the locals are constantly willing to go the extra mile and assist you, making your experience in the country much easier.
Being known as the “Land of Smiles” is certainly a good sign, but it isn’t until you interact with the locals in Thailand do you truly understand. Perhaps surprisingly, the further away from the major cities you go, the more welcoming the people are – with travellers rarely straying from Thailand’s more populous areas, it makes sense the residents of smaller towns want to accommodate.
The food is delectable
When in Thailand, be sure to stop and try some of the street food. Although you can find plenty of great choices of street food around the world, none can compare to the diverse and delectable cuisine on offer; Bangkok is perhaps the best place for it, as it is the capital after all.
From Chinatown, where you’ll find a unique fusion of Thai and Chinese cuisine, to the Old Town where the traditional dishes of the country reign supreme, you simply cannot go without sampling the best food Thailand has to offer – and street food is undoubtedly your best bet.
The opportunities are endless
Travelling is all about embracing opportunities and making the most of it, and Thailand offers new experiences in abundance. From diving to mountain climbing, from discovering history to embracing the prevalent culture, there’s simply no doubt Thailand will provide you with some valuable experiences unparalleled by no other country in the world.