If you want to go on a trip where you want to experience all kinds of stuff, Thailand is the best one for you. Thailand is a fascinating, exciting, and incredible country. It is located in the center of the Indochinese Peninsula. It has a population of over 69.4 million people and the capital city, Bangkok, has over 9 million inhabitants and one of the biggest cities in the world. Thailand is a little bit crowded, noisy, and has the worst traffic jam in the world. However, you’ll love staying in this wondrous place because Thai people are so welcoming to foreign nationals and you’ll always see a big smile on their faces. There are many temples to visit, ancient sites to explore that make you don’t want to leave.
Like many other capital cities, Bangkok is like the New York City of Thailand. It never goes to sleep, and there is always an activity, parade, and parties going on despite the busy schedule of Thai people and doing various jobs. Little did you know that Thailand also serves as a gateway to other nearby countries. From here, you can hop on a sleeper cell going to Vietnam or a long hour of bus ride to Cambodia. Due to its image of having the worst traffic system, the best option you could have while visiting popular destinations are Thailand’s Skytrain and the very famous tuk-tuks. Here’s a look at Thailand’s popular travel destination that you shouldn’t miss when you get to visit this country.
This place is in everyone’s bucket list when they go to Thailand. Tourists never failed to include them on their itinerary. The palace served as the home of the Kings of Thailand and was used for various important ceremonies and accommodating the head of state. Making it the most popular travel destination among foreign nationals as well as to locals. Today, the palace still lives up to its name. Visitors will see a majestic view of towering spires and beautiful temples across the grounds as they enter the place. A part of this 214,000sq meter compound is the royal temple of Wat Phra Kaew, one of Thailand’s most sacred temples and the home of the gold-laden Buddha. If you wish to visit this beautiful palace, keep in mind that you need to dress properly. Wear clothes that cover your arms and legs. Avoid wearing shorts as it is a sign of disrespect to the temple. If you forgot this, people guarding the entrance will direct you to a local shop to buy skirts, pants or scarfs.
There are thousands of Buddhist temples placed all over Thailand, and stepping your feet in the “Temple of the Dawn” or more commonly known as Wat Arun is a must. Situated on the western banks of the Chao Phraya River is this beautiful white temple that is home to towering prangs, which are all visible from the riverside and made up of colorful tiles and porcelain. If you climb up to the top of the towers before the sunset, you will see a beautiful view of the sun setting down over the Chao Phraya River. Many people believed that the temple is guarded by a pair of mythical giants that watch the temple ground all the time.
If Manila has Divisoria and South Korea has Dongdaemun Market, Thailand offers Chatuchak Market. It is one of the biggest flea markets in the world where you can find almost everything. From local handicrafts, jewelry, religious icons to paper arts, and various fruits and street foods. Chatuchak Market has 15,000 stalls offering a different variety of options. Expect that this place will be full of people, whether they be tourists or locals. One tip of advice, go to this market first thing in the morning as there are fewer people, and it will be easier for you to navigate the aisles. If you are looking for souvenirs to bring home, check out this market.
Khao San Road
Thailand is also known for its wild nightlife and crazy parties. If you are the type of traveler who’s up to this kind of adventure, going to Khao San Road is the place where you should be heading. It is a long street filled with restaurants, food stalls, some guesthouses, hostels, and some real gentleman’s club. Some clubs are much more wholesome, and some are adult-themed. Most foreign tourists booked their accommodation in this area because of its price, accessibility, and much closer to everything they need.
If you are heading to Thailand, remember to wear comfy clothes as the weather there can be so hot and humid. Don’t forget to bring water to keep you hydrated and fresh. Keep in mind that there are scams all over the city. Purchase tickets to authorized ticket sellers only. Thailand is a beautiful country and giving you a good time and a memorable experience is what Thai people are good for.