Thailand is always welcoming, despite receiving hordes of tourists all year-round. Being a Buddhist country, Thailand’s majestic temples pull you in and you can’t help but be drawn to the history of it all. Thailand’s pristine and turquoise waters are magical, warm and incredibly photogenic which add the perfect touch to a dream holiday! Here are our top 5 reasons why you must visit this country:
1.Fabulous luxury hotels
Thailand is a well-loved destination for many travelers exploring beautiful Asia. From enchanted boutique resorts in Chiang Mai’s thick rainforests and buzzing luxurious city escapes in Bangkok to high-end properties with stunning views of the Andaman Sea and beyond, you will have a hard time choosing your perfect stay!
2.The prettiest pink lakes
Pink water lilies in bloom are a sight to behold on lakes around the country. In Udon Thani, lilies on Red Lotus Lake burst into a riot of crimson blooms between November and February. The wide lake – 15km long and up to 5km is little-known by non-Thais but is a beautiful sight. Guides lead small boat tours around it.
3. Legendary beach bars
Thailand’s beach bars can be what makes a holiday, offering a multitude of options, from driftwood shacks playing Bob Marley where bar staff becomes lifelong friends to remote hippy hideouts selling psychedelic mushroom shakes and swanky places to sip cocktails and dress up for.
4.Unlimited opportunities for island hopping
The range of paradisical islands to choose from will please the pickiest of beach bums, whether it is a chic cabana and waiter service you’re after or just somewhere to string a hammock. And then there are the hundreds of islands that you can’t even stay on, but which can be visited with the assistance of a local fisherman with a longtail boat and some time on his hands.
5.City shopping beyond compare
Bangkok is a shoppers’ paradise. Beyond the preponderance of shopping malls, the city also offers innumerable local markets offering all sorts of wares. Though some, such as Khaosan Road’s, are almost exclusively aimed at tourists and have inflated prices to match, others cater to locals and are crammed with curious that can, with effective haggling, be picked up for a song. And more upmarket bargains are available too, with the city’s skilled tailors on hands to tailor-make beautiful suits, shirts, and dresses for savvy shoppers who prefer things to be bespoke.