Life & Culture

The Beauty of Thailand

Mar 26, 2020 ByClaire Miles

From Thai food to the temples and palaces, beaches and festivals, there is an endless adventure waiting for you in Thailand. Known for its tropical beaches, ancient ruins, ornate temples, tropical jungles, and yummy street food, Thailand has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to explore a fun new city like Bangkok or you’re looking for a relaxing beach resort destination, we’ve got you covered. That’s why the number of tourists visiting Thailand increases year after year. According to theĀ Bangkok Post, “Foreign tourist arrivals hit a record 39.8 million last year- equivalent to more than half of Thailand’s population- after a rise of 7% to 38.2 million in 2018.” It’s clear just how popular Thailand has become over the years. The country has invested a lot in efforts to improve tourism. But aside from the investments, Thailand appeals to history buffs, foodies, and beach lovers alike.

Are you planning your trip to Thailand? Then there’s a chance you’ll fly into Suvarnabhumi Airport, unofficially known as Bangkok airport. Thailand’s capital is a buzzing city of over eight million people. There’s tons to see and do in Bangkok! Check out Chatuchak Market- one of the largest outdoor markets in the world with over 8,000 stalls! Head on over to the Grand Palace and then relax in Lumpini Park which is basically comparable to Central Park in that it provides a green oasis to escape to in the concrete jungle of Bangkok. Want to explore an active Buddhist temple? Then you need to go to Chiang Mai. It’ll give you a totally different side of the country. One that is ancient with remote villages, thick tropical rainforests, and treks.

Ancient beige temple in Thailand overlooking body of water with

Via Pexels

Luckily, it’s pretty easy to travel around Thailand. Travelers can easily hop on a boat or ferry to get to most places. In Bangkok, travelers can even grab a river taxi to travel up the Chao Phraya River. Looking for some wildlife? Well nature lovers, look no further! Thailand has 147 national parks and nature reserves where you can see monkeys, Malaysian sun bears, tigers, and elephants. If you’re hoping to spend some time with elephants then we recommend you check out elephant sanctuaries that offer an ethical up-close experience with these incredible creatures.