The world has countless tourist destinations ranging from tropical paradises to heaving metropolises and some attract overseas visitors in their droves. Some destinations are household names even among people that have never made the journey and one of the most famous destinations of all is Thailand. One reason for Thailand’s popularity is that it has something for everybody and what it does do it does very, very well.
This predominantly Buddhist nation is peppered with ancient sites with ruins of temples and castles dating back to the days when Siam was a mighty empire. Even in modern Bangkok the ancient culture is very much a part of everyday life with vast temples situated throughout the sprawling urban jungle. Another big attraction to the country is the people as Thais are known for their warm welcome and fun loving nature. Anybody that has spent time in Thailand will tell you that the culture and the people help to make their stay a very pleasurable one indeed.
When most people think of Thailand they think of pristine beaches on paradise islands and the reputation is richly deserved. The waters around Thailand are home to a number of islands with beaches that would not look out of place on any picture postcard and clear, warm water that is home to a vast number of colourful marine creatures. Millions of people from around the world travel to Thailand for its beaches whether they come for the diving, water sports or just to relax and have fun under the sun.
Thailand is a shopper’s paradise where amazing bargains can be found on foods that you will not find anywhere else. From gigantic modern shopping malls stocked with products from the world’s best known brands to endless open air markets selling local crafts and discounted goods, even the biggest shopping fans will have their appetite satiated. There is so much shopping to be done that you might need to look for international parcel delivery services to help you get everything back home as there will simply be too much to take back yourself. Be sure to take plenty of spending money with you to Thailand, because there is plenty to spend your money on.
Another thing that brings people back to Thailand in numbers is the natural beauty and there are some truly spectacular sites to be enjoyed. From the rugged limestone cliffs of Krabi to the rich tropical mountainous jungles inland, Mother Nature will feast your eyes. Trekkers can get even closer to nature as they traipse through thick rainforest teeming local wildlife and if trekking is not for you, you could choose to make the journey on the back of an elephant instead.
Many countries have resorts that offer a lot to visitors but not all countries have something to offer everybody. If you would like to visit a country that has a seemingly endless number of things to see and do then Thailand should be high up on your list.
Jamie Finch lives in Thailand and tries to make the most of all the country has to offer. If he goes shopping for family back home, he uses international parcel delivery services from Pharos Parcel to send his purchases to them.