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    Thailand | The Land of Smiles

    If you have always wanted to transcend national borders and visit a beautiful country without any visa hassles, Thailand is the perfect getaway for you! A trip to the Land of Smiles ’ will take you through a platter of stunning scenic landscapes, azure blue waters of the Gulf of Thailand, lush jungles of Lamai, pristine islands, much-deserved pampering in luxurious spas, magnificent resorts, unique cultural experiences, gastronomic delights and more.

    When visiting this country, get ready to be welcomed by its bustling cities, creating a collage of animated scenes. Tuk-tuks and motorbikes on the crowded roads, orange-robed monks tending Buddhist temples, ancient ruins, traditional farming villages, blue lagoons, and gorgeous beaches complete the picture. The exciting energy of the country is infectious, and soon you will find yourself enjoying every moment of your stay. Get ready to visit this interesting archipelago holding some of the finest attractions in the world!

    Best Time to Visit Thailand

    Visitors can plan a trip to this gorgeous destination at any time of the year. However, the best time to visit Thailand is from November to April, when the country experiences a dry and cool season. The temperature during this time hovers around 29°C to 34°C, which is comfortable and convenient for travelers to engage in outdoorsy activities. The climate of the destination varies from one region to another. For instance, winters are the best time to visit the West Coast and engage in snorkeling, scuba diving, etc. Travelers can visit the East Coast at any time of the year, except November, when it experiences heavy rains.

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    History and Culture of Thailand

    Thailand is a magnificent country brimming with a rich historical past and culture. It is steeped in spirituality and rich traditions that are heavily influenced by Chinese, Cambodian, South East Asian, and Indian ethnic groups. The national religion practiced in Thailand is Theravada Buddhism which encompasses elements of Hindu spirituality. The country practices a matriarchal system of society because women inherit the land. Women in Thailand occupy top positions in business, jobs, and cabinet positions.

    The country has unique etiquette, and cultural norms like touching a person’s head or pointing to someone with feet is considered taboo. It is important to remove shoes before entering someone’s home or visiting a temple. People visiting this stunning country can also look forward to enjoying a unique food culture where typical Thai cuisines are a blend of salty, sour, sweet, and bitter tastes in a perfect balance. Thai is the most common language spoken in the country. 

    As far as the history of Thailand is concerned, it goes way back to 650 AD, when the Thai kingdom was founded in Southern China. After the rule of the Khmer Empire, the region entered the Sukhothai era. It was considered the golden era when the region became quite powerful. In 1350, things changed when Ayutthaya gained control over Sukhothai. The region continued witnessing a lot of political upheavals and gradually evolved with the setting up of modern Thailand. The country became a domestic government in 1939.

    Best Places to Visit in Thailand

    A visit to this archipelago is on the bucket list of every discerning traveler. From the chaotic charm of Bangkok to palm-lined beaches of Koh Samui, mouth-watering street food to verdant jungles of Lamui, all seem to entice travelers to come and enjoy a unique experience. Have a look at some of the best places to visit in Thailand that will give you an unforgettable tropical vacation experience worth cherishing for a long time.

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    1. Bangkok

    A multicultural city full of energy is a perfect place for adventure travelers to enjoy a variety of interesting activities. The city is known to offer the perfect blend of traditions and culture. It is amazing to watch mega malls close to ancient temples, fine dining restaurants juxtaposed to street food shacks, etc. A cruise across the Chao Phraya River gives a lovely glimpse of the city and its marvels. Its vibrant street life and unique cosmopolitan feel are unique. 

    Tourist Attractions of Bangkok. The Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Wat Traimit, Giant Swing, National Museum & Wang Na Palace, Chatuchak Market, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Jim Thomson House. 

    1. Phuket

    Home to high-end spas and resorts, exotic beaches, scenic landscapes, mind-blowing cuisines, and more, Phuket is one of the most-visited attractions in Thailand. If you love water and adventure-based sports, Phuket is your go-to place. Enjoy canoeing, diving, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, sun-bathing, surfing, and more. Wine and dine at fine dining restaurants, shop in the local lively markets, get pampered at a luxurious spa, spend some quiet moments with your soulmate, and enjoy a sense of serenity washing over you. 

    Tourist Attractions of Phuket. Patong Beach, Kata Beach, Karon Beach, Phuket Town, Island Boat Tours, Phuket Big Buddha, Rawai Village, Karon Viewpoint, Wat Chalong, Bang Pae Waterfall, Phuket Trickeye Museum.

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    1. Koh Samui

    When visiting Koh Samui, you can expect not even a single dull moment in your life. The second-largest island of Thailand was once a fishing community. Its sister islands, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan, are equally spectacular. Bask in the sun-soaked, scenic jungle-backed beaches and experience nature’s beauty at close quarters. Its paradisiacal sandy beaches, luxurious resorts, cascading waterfalls, giant Buddha statues, and lip-smacking food will make your trip to this magnificent island memorable forever. Enjoy diving and snorkeling, which are the best things to do in Thailand. 

    Tourist Attractions of Koh Samui. Bang Rak, Choeng Mon, Secret Buddha Garden, Koh Samui Beaches, Boat trip to Koh Phangan, Ang Thong Marine National Park, Ko Tao, Sail Rock, Phra Yai Temple Complex, Wat Plai Laem. 

    1. Krabi

    A nature lovers’ paradise, Krabi is known for its stunning beaches, magnificent coral reefs, limestone formations jutting inside the ocean, the amazing Maya Bay, and more, making it a completely riveting destination. This island paradise is perfect for those looking for bars, beaches, and buckets. Swathes of rugged green jungle add a subtle charm to this place. 

    Tourist Attractions of Krabi. Railay Beaches and Caves, The Emerald Pool, Koh Poda, Mu Koh Hong, Tiger Cave Temple, Ko Phi Phi, Tup Island, Klong Thom Hot Springs. 

    1. Pattaya

    A perfect place to enjoy sleepless parties, scintillating nightlife, awe-inspiring tropical beauty, sun-splashed sands, and spectacular beaches, Pattaya is the closest beach getaway from Bangkok. This beachfront town is known for its natural beauty and cultural extravaganza. Enjoy mesmerizing views of coral reefs in glass-bottom boats and see the exotic marine life teeming under the water surface. Stay in some of the best hotels in Thailand and enjoy a memorable trip!

    Tourist Attractions of Pattaya. Jomtien Beach, Sanctuary of Truth, Mini Siam, Four Regions Floating Market, Underwater World Pattaya, Pattaya Park Tower, Silverlake Vineyards, Walking Street, Big Buddha Hill. 

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    1. Chiang Rai

    A quaint town in the north of Thailand, Chiang Rai exudes a relaxed and pleasant ambiance. It's a lovely destination that offers a perfect mix of cultural and historical attractions. Dotted with ancient temples, it is a perfect place to visit for people interested in knowing more about the country's rich cultural and heritage legacy. 

    Tourist Attractions of Chiang Rai. Golden Triangle, Phu Chi Fah, Chiang Khong, Wat Rong Khun, Doi Mae Salong, Doi Tung, Mae Kok River, Oub Kham Museum, Doin Din Dang Pottery. 

    How To Reach Thailand

    The all-chaotic charm of Thailand is unique and attracts visitors from all over the world. The destination offers a perfect concoction of nature, culture, history, cuisines, exotic beaches, floating markets, and amazing nightlife. The destination is well-connected with different parts of the world with diverse modes of transportation. Here’s how you can arrive at the Land of Smiles in the most convenient and hassle-free way. Have a look.

    International Airports of Thailand

    • Surat Thani International Airport (URT)
    • Phuket International Airport (HKT)
    • Don Mueang International Airport (DMK)
    • Hat Yai International Airport (HDY)
    • U-Tapao International Airport (UTP)
    • Chiang Rai International Airport (CEI)
    • Udon Thani International Airport (UTH)

    By Air

    One of the best ways to reach this tropical paradise destination is through flight, as the country enjoys an excellent network of flight services to and from different parts of the world. Depending on which destination you plan to visit in Thailand, you can book your flights. The journey from Delhi to Thailand takes approximately four hours. 

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    By Train

    Thailand enjoys train connectivity with neighboring countries like Malaysia and Lao PDR. Thus, if you are traveling to Thailand from any of these destinations, you can enjoy the train journey and witness nature’s beauty on the way. 

    By Road

    The roads in this part of the world are well developed and clean, so the road trips are very popular and also enjoyable. India is connected with Thailand by road through India-Myanmar-Thailand trilateral highway. It covers approximately 3200 km distance. The driver needs to carry an International Driving Permit, valid Driver’s License, and updated vehicle documents. It is necessary because this road trip entails crossing three countries and two international borders. 

    • Distance from Myanmar to Bangkok. 1329 km via Yangon-Mandalay Expressway
    • Distance from Laos to Bangkok. 710 km 
    • Distance from Cambodia to Bangkok. 659 km 
    • Distance from Delhi to Bangkok. 4277.3 km 

    By Cruise

    Thailand is also connected with other countries through waterways. The cruise liners plying their services to Thailand are Seabourn, Celebrity Cruises, Cunard, Royal Caribbean, Holland America Line, and Princess Cruises.

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    When planning a trip to Thailand, get in touch for the Thailand tour packages with Adotrip, and we shall be happy to plan your trip to this magnificent destination. Enjoy amazing rates and special deals on flights, tour packages, hotels, and other travel bookings that will surely reduce your research work and, of course, the travel cost. Also, get complete assistance in VISA & foreign exchange. With us, nothing is far!

    Frequently Asked Questions Related to Thailand

    A 1. Thailand is famous for stunning scenic landscapes, azure blue waters of the Gulf of Thailand, lush jungles of Lamai, pristine islands, much-deserved pampering in luxurious spas, magnificent resorts, unique cultural experiences, gastronomic delights, and more.
    A 2. Thai, Hmong-Mien, Austronesian, Sino-Tibetan, and Mon-Khmer are a few of the popularly spoken languages in Thailand.
    A 3. Yes, people in Thailand speak English though the official language is Thai.
    A 4. Thailand is the best place to visit in Southeast Asia as it offers a mix of fabulous attractions that include beaches, islands, forests, wildlife, gastronomic delights, stunning resorts, and more.
    A 5. Thailand is a small country, but if you wish to explore it thoroughly, you can plan a trip of a week to 10 days to this fantastic destination.
    A 6. Pad Kra Pao, Massaman Curry, Khao Soi, Khao Ka Moo, Yam Nua, Kway Teao, and Pad Woon Sen are a few of the lip-smacking delicacies of Thailand that is every foodie’s delight.
    A 7. Indians can travel to Thailand with 14 days exemption. If you wish to extend your stay, you need to apply for a visa with the local Thai Embassy.
    A 8. Yes, Thailand is completely safe to travel to.
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