A Thailand vacation travel holiday planning is a lot because so many things to see in such a little time!
Many travelers to Thailand are often perplexed as to where to go.
Travel agents show clients thick photo albums, long lists of Hotels and a longer list of Resorts, Spas and Beaches.
It seems as if one can spend a year in Thailand and not see it all (which is probably not so far from the truth)!
This brief guide will assist you to effectively plan your vacation in Thailand.
Unlike other guides, it does not describe region by region but rather focuses on the activities, interests and objectives sought by the traveler.
Cultures and History
Are you a history fan?
Head to the inspiring ancient cities of Ayuhtaya or Sukhothai.
Ayuthaya is larger but Sukhothai is generally considered to be more impressive.
The Royal Palace and Famous Temples in Bangkok will demonstrate the best of Traditional Thai Architecture and Art with Buddhism as a main concept.
Thailand is also a home to other exotic cultures – those are the colourful Hill Tribes in Mae Hong Sorn Province in North Thailand.
The famous River Kwai Bridge has an adjoining war museum in Kanchanaburi.
Nature and Wildlife, Treks and Tours
Thailand has many untouched Natural areas with magnificent views.
Most Treks are centered in North Thailand in the mountainous provinces of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai.
Jungle Treks, Elephant Riding, River Rafting and canoeing are just a few of the dozen of the available activities here.
For awe inspiring waterfalls and head to Kanchanaburi, where you can visit the Tiger Monastery.
Real wildlife lovers may explore Khao Yai Natural Reserve in North-East Thailand.
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In Bangkok’s markets almost everything can found.
Go to Pratunam market for cheap clothes, shoes and bags, to Bo-bae for rock bottom prices, and to Jatujak, the massive Weekend Market, for, well, everything.
A very pleasant shopping experience can also be enjoyed in Bangkok’s modern Shopping Malls – take the skytrain to Siam station, where for giant shopping mall dominate the city center –
MBK, Siam Center, Siam Discovery Center and biggest and latest of all – the spectacular Paragon.
Visitors in Chiang Mai can find exquisite Thai crafts in the Sunday Market and the Night market.
Thailand’s beaches are, by far, the most popular destination.
The selection is not so easy here as well.
Those who come for a short period, or energetic nightlife lovers will head to Pattaya.
Two quieter beaches not so far from the capital can be enjoyed in Ko Chang and Ko Samet islands.
Phuket island is a main tourist attraction with long warm beaches and plenty of activities to be had.
Ko Samui island has developed from a backbackers favorite to a five stars resorts island.
For the best diving sites in Thailand, Ko Tao is the top choice.
Don’t miss the famous Full Moon Party in Ko Phangan.
Looking for a peaceful, quiet holiday and superb views?
You can never be wrong with Krabi, Ko Lanta or Ko Phi Phi.
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