Destination Thailand

Thailand is the most popular destination in Southeast Asia. In 2016, about 34 million tourists spent their holidays in Thailand. This success is mainly based on the fact that Thailand offers a great variety of possibilities to spend your holidays perfectly suited to your personal needs.

We would like to introduce the most famous holiday destinations of the Kingdom. In addition to this overview, which we will expand occasionally in further articles.

 

The beaches and seaside resorts on Thailand's shores are known worldwide. If you are looking for relaxation on the beach, swimming, diving or snorkeling in Thailand, you may be spoiled for choice on one of the beautiful islands or in a coastal resort on the mainland. An excellent overview of the beaches of Thailand is provided by the Beach-Inspector website.

 

 

 

One should inquire in advance as precisely as possible about how often and by whom the selected destination is frequented. Some holiday destinations offer sun, beach and sea as well as an extensive nightlife, which is not necessarily to everyone's taste. The rainy season in southern Thailand is between October and December. The best overview of the weather zones and seasons of Thailand offers weather.com.

Those who would like to visit Thailand and are not necessarily fixated on wanting to spend the entire holiday on the beach should look to the north of Thailand.

The cultural and economic centre of the north is the city of Chiang Mai. Located in a beautiful mountainous landscape, the city offers a variety of options, especially for individual tourists. Over 100 temples are in the city and surrounding villages, and the local mountain people and natural sights are easily accessible.

With a rental car longer tours can be planned. A tour from Chiang Mai via Chiang Rai, Nan, Dan Sai, and further along the Mekong via Chiang Khan, Nong Khai and Udon Thani certainly offers enough impressions and opportunities to fill a holiday lasting several weeks.

   

In order to be able to enjoy nature on the way more easily, it should be ensured during the travel planning that personal luggage can be transported as easily as possible.

If you want to explore Thailand, for example, with a rental car, it is best to carry a sturdy suitcase with you. For smaller trips on foot, then a convenient backpack to hold sun protection, mosquito repellent, drinking water, food and a small medical emergency kit should be sufficient. Anyone planning to travel around the country on buses and trains should actually take a travel rucksack as their main piece of luggage.

Udon Thani is located in the northeast of Thailand in the region of Isan. The geographic proximity to Laos not only has a major impact on the language spoken here, but the regional cuisine also offers some special features that you, as inexperienced visitors, should be careful of. In Isan they like it very spicy. In general, one can say that Isan is still the least touristically developed region in Thailand, and that's why you can get insights into the original Thailand, if you so desire. An overview of the most beautiful destinations in and around Udon Thani and the neighboring provinces can be found on Udon News.

  

From Udon Thani International Airport, Thailand's main tourist destinations can be reached in a short time. If you have started your round trip in Chiang Mai, you can fly from here to Phuket to spend some time on the beaches of the island. Phuket is also relatively close, as are the beaches of Phang Nga, Khao Lak and Krabi. Bangkok is less than an hour away, and Pattaya is also served by the airport.

 

Pattaya is located about 150 km south-east of Bangkok and is one of Thailand's most internationally renowned beach resorts. Unfortunately swimming is not advised as the water quality is questionable. Although attempts have been made in recent years to improve it, sustained success is yet to come. But this city offers an incredible variety of entertainment and leisure activities. A nice overview of the city can be found on Pattaya.net.

 

Further east, bathing vacationers will find some of the most beautiful islands in Thailand. In the province of Trat, Koh Chang, Koh Mak, Koh Kut and many more fantastic palm beaches can be found, boasting untouched nature and ideal diving spots.

About 130 km west of the capital Bangkok lies the province of Kanchanaburi and its eponymous capital. The most famous excursion destination in Kanchanaburi is certainly the Death Railway over the River Kwai Bridge, known from the novel and its  subsequent film. Outside the city you can visit the Erawan Waterfalls, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Asia and part of the Erawan National Park. A nice overview of Kanchanaburi can be found at Kanchanaburi-Info.

 

About 200 km south of Kanchanaburi and Bangkok lies the coastal town of Hua Hin. Not only does the Thai royal family have their summer residence there, but the kilometres of beaches also attract many local and international tourists. In addition to Pattaya and Phuket, Hua Hin is one of the most popular places for emigrants to settle.

 

 

 

Following the coast southwards, you can find many places and beaches even less accessible to tourism. If you do not need organized leisure time activities and do not need international restaurants and nightlife, you can certainly find your personal 'insider tip' here.

Finally Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, whose traditional name is the longest place name in the world. In Latin script the full name is 'Krung Thep Maha Nakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yutthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udom Ratchaniwet Maha Sathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit', meaning 'City of angels, great city of immortals, magnificent city of the nine gems, seat of the king, city of royal palaces, home of gods incarnate, erected by Vishvakarman at Indra's behest.'

 

 

Bangkok is a topic which should be left alone, because one can not describe Bangkok in a few sentences in such a way that the reader would get an idea that would even partially do it justics. However, a recommendation should still be made: whoever would like to get to know Thailand should also spend a few days in Bangkok. Here is a small collection of links, with interesting information about Bangkok:


posted on: 29.11.2017

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