“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey” by Fitzhugh Mullan – Let Thailand be your new journey. Balance your time to explore more activities and excursions in Thailand.
Over decades, Thailand is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. From the stunning plains and mountains in the north to the white sand beaches of the east and the south, with variety of activities and excursions that you can enjoy almost all year long, Thailand has so much to offer that you would want to experience more yourself.
One of a must-do when visiting Thailand is definitely exploring local cuisine which is well known for its richness of flavors. Beside most popular dishes among world travelers are Tom Yum Kung (Thai Hot and Sour Soup with Shrimp) and Pad Thai (Thai noodle stir fry with a sweet-savoury-sour sauce), there are many more enjoyable dishes of which you can find in nice Thai restaurants or street vendors like Pad Kra Pao (Stir fried Thai Basils with meat), Tom Kha Kai (Thai Coconut Soup), Som Tum (Thai spicy papaya salad) and Bu Pad Pong Karee (Stir-Fried Crab with Curry). Most of the restaurants, especially in tourist cities offer more foreigner friendly or mild recipe just in case you are hesitant to take too much spice.
Thailand has been known for its strong sense of cultural identity of which influenced by the faith in Buddhism, monarchy and spiritual traditions and beliefs from the ancient time. One of the best activities and excursions in Thailand to explore the country is to visit the routes of cultural heritage to learn more about the past of the Land of Smiles. You can start with visiting top attractions in Bangkok like the Grand Palace, the iconic temples like Wat Arun (The Temple of the Emerald Buddha) and Wat Pho (The Temple of the Reclining Buddha). Then, visiting the Ruins of Ayutthaya in the Ayutthaya Historical Park to learn the history of the most powerful and prosperous ancient kingdoms of Thailand.
Not only the places you can visit on the route of cultural tours, there are several cultural festivals, nationally and locally celebrated, throughout the year. One of the most famous ones is Songkran Days or known among world travelers as Thai Water Festival. It is indeed the celebrations of Thai New Year during April 13-15 of the year. The other eventful festival is Loy Krathong which is the celebration of the first full moon in the lunar 12th month of the year (around November-December of the year). In addition, there are more regional festivals and celebrations you can enjoy like Vegetarian Festival in Phuket, Yi Peng in the Northern region and Phi Ta Khon in the Northeastern region.
Scenery and Nature tours
From the plains to the mountains or the beaches, Thailand has various kinds of scenery await for your visit. The most common activities and excursions among the world travelers are visiting beautiful sandy beaches like Railay Beach, Phi Phi Island, Tao Island, Phangan Island, Kood Island and Ang Thong National Marine Park. In addition to the beach, you can also enjoy the greenery, huge waterfall and wildlife observation at Khao Yai National Park, or cruising and trekking in Khao Sok, the most beautiful rainforest national park in Thailand.
There are 77 provinces, some UNESCO World heritage sites, beautiful temples, beaches with sunshine, variety of delicious food and places to visit in Thailand. Visit www.thailandlocaltravel.com to find out more about things to do in Thailand. It does not matter if you come for a GAP Year, Summer Program, High School in Thailand or University level, there are plenty of activities and excursions in Thailand waiting for you.