Ten Things You’ll Love About Thailand

Thailand has long been known as one of the most beautiful and most visited places in the world.  Few places in the world have the beautiful wonders and attractions that Thailand has. With that in mind, here are the top 10 reasons to visit Thailand  and why you’ll love it there.

10 Reasons to Visit Thailand

Beaches

There are very few countries in the world that have as many stunningly beautiful beaches as Thailand. Whether you are looking for a popular party beach like Karon Beach in Phuket, or a calm relaxing place away from noise like Railay, Thailand has it all. In other words, this makes Thailand a perfect destination for your summer holidays. This definitely is our top 1 amongst the other 10 reasons to visit Thailand.

10 Reasons to Visit Thailand: Ko Pha Ngan, view of the beach
Ko Pha Ngan, view of the beach via Flickr by Vanina W CC BY-ND 2.0

Scuba Diving

As far as diving is concerned, the first thing that you should explore is the beautiful Andaman Sea on the Thailand’s coastline. Among its many islands and stunning beaches, scuba diving is a fantastic way to explore the wonderful seas of Thailand. This is a wonderful opportunity for all the adventurous people who enjoy outdoors activities.

Cuisine

When it comes to food, Thailand is a place to go. Every known taste and dish that you can think of is richly intertwined and included in the cuisine of Thailand. In it you will find traces from all the known cuisines of Asia. Even the simplest dishes like salads come with various details and unique tastes that can’t be matched by any other cuisine. Among the plethora of famous soups, salads and other dishes, there is surely something that will seduce you for life.

10 Reasons to Visit Thailand: The amazing Thai cuisine
The amazing Thai cuisine via Flickr by RumAli CC 2.0

Hiking

Thailand is a country that is rich in picturesque mountain sights  and will provide any fan of hiking with its fair share of amazing adventures. The beautiful nature parks and sights, along with its untouched ecosystem, will be a true treasure for any fan of nature and hiking.

Nature

Fantastically preserved and colorful nature of Thailand makes it an amazing place that you have to see if you plan on visiting Thailand. Itineraries that will guide you from the amazing beaches to its shining cities and amazing mountains along with its numerous national parks will leave any nature enthusiast impressed.

A forest in Thailand (Chiang Dao) via Flickr by Adam Baker CC 2.0

Temples

As religion is deeply entwined into the fabric of Thailand some of the first things that you will notice in Thailand are the majestic Buddhist temples and shrines. Wat Arun and Wat Pho (famour for its statue of the reclining Buddha), are some of the attractions that you have to see. If you’re interested in Buddhism, either from a religious or from a cultural point of view, Thailand is definitely a destination you should visit.

10 Reasons to Visit Thailand: Wat Arun at dusk
Wat Arun at dusk via Flickr by Mark Fischer CC BY-SA 2.0

Muay Thai

While Thailand is known for its relaxing beaches, it will also allow you to discover energetic sports like Muay Thai, the most popular sport in Thailand. It has a long history in Thailand and started spreading out to the rest of the world in the late 80’s. If you are a martial arts lover, Muay Thai is probably the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear someone talking about Thailand. In that case, without the shadow of a doubt you’ll enjoy visiting the birth place of this famous martial art.

Islands

Countless islands of Thailand are an amazing opportunity to enjoy nature  and relax in the magnificent sights that this natural beauty has to offer. From Ko Chang with its pearl white beaches to calm Ko Si Chang and the well known party destination of Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand has it all.

10 Reasons to Visit Thailand: Koh Kradan  - beach in Thailand
Boat on beach at Koh Kradan in Southern Thailand via Flickr by Mark Fischer CC BY-SA 2.0

Culture

If you’re not the type of person who wants to swim and sunbathe all day long, and prefer new discoveries, Thailand still has something to offer. Culture of Thailand is a perfect mix of modern values and amazingly long history. Both are incorporated into every aspect of Thailand. Thai culture is a rich colorful combination of various Buddhist beliefs that range from most popular Theravada Buddhism to traces of Indian Brahman religion and Mahayana Buddhism.

Bangkok

The numerous tourist attractions that Bangkok has to offer are a guarantee that you’ll always have something new to explore. The Grand Palace stands as one of the prime examples of this and is sure to leave you breathless. Attractions like Wat Pho, Wat Traimit, National Museum & Wang Na Palace are also some of the many places that you have to visit.  This is also the favorite stopover destination – or better yet, a new hometown – of most foreigners who come to live in Thailand.

10 Reasons to Visit Thailand: Sunset over Bangkok
Sunset over Bangkok via Flickr by Mike Behnken CC BY-ND 2.0

It is very easy to fall in love with this awesome place, and it’s hard to be there and not find at least one thing that is simply perfect, regardless of what you’re into.

What are your thoughts on our list of top 10 reasons to visit Thailand? We’d love to hear your comments!

About Kimberly Lawrence

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    Darren C

    Best thing is you can take all the sights and sensations you mention so cheaply, you can travel and lodge without having to worry about your funds, which is a real breath of fresh air compared to places like Europe.

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