Thursday, February 28, 2013

Traveling In Thailand Is A Spectacular Southeast Asian Country

By Alice N Lander

Thailand is one of the most beautiful and popular countries in the Southeast Asian region. It is usually the first port of call for those who are visiting Southeast Asia and has a wide variety of attractions for visitors. These include, stunning islands, beaches, culture, historical sites, trekking opportunities and amazing party places.

Bangkok is the most likely arrival point for those coming to Thailand. This vibrant city ha a lot to offer visitors and it is well worth getting away from the Koh San Road area of Banglamphu and spending time and other parts of the city. You will likely want to get out fairly soon though and head to one of the beautiful beaches on one of the islands.

For backpackers in Thailand it is pretty cheap to visit all the main places and the most popular beaches. For those on a shorter trip or holiday the choice is huge. If you are wanting visit an island, your best choice will likely be down to what you are wanting to do.

Families will be best suited to the beaches of Phucket, Koh Samui, Koh Pi Pi or Koh Lanta as these offer a higher level of accommodation options and better facilities. Party animals will love Koh Phangan for its party scene, especially during the full moon.

Backpackers who enjoy the hippy/reggae scene will enjoy the island of Koh Chang, which has live music every night and a beautiful beach. Divers will enjoy Koh Tao, Which has amazing dive sites and the perfect and cheapest place to become a qualified scuba diver.

There are also beaches in Thailand that are on the mainland and are close to Bangkok, which are perfect if you do not want to travel too far south. These include the beaches of Pattaya and Hua Hin. Krabi is also on the mainland but it is further south, but boasts incredible beaches, the James Bond limestone karst and tremendous climbing.

Those who prefer a more cultural experience should really head north to Chiang Mai, Pai, Chiang Rai and Mai Hong Song. Here there are plenty of trekking opportunities to hill tribe villages. Chiang Mai is beautiful city, the old center of the city contains many beautiful Lanna style Buddhist temples and There is also Wat Doi Suthep, which is a famous temple up on a hill just outside of the city.

Chiang Mai is considered to be the best place in the country in which to learn about Thai culture. There are language classes, as well as Thai cooking classes. Thailand is a country that will suit anyone. It is also the most likely first country visited on a long term travel trip. Other countries in the region include, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, Bali, Suluwesi, Mayanmar, Borneo, The Philippines, Malaysia and many others. Do a search online for Asia holidays and see what fantastic deals are available, and book the trip of a lifetime!

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