Why We Think Thailand Has Your Name Calling this Year
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The dreamy and picturesque Kingdom of Thailand is a breathe of fresh air for most westerners. A tropical paradise in Southeast Asia, Thailand lures many visitors to its shores as life is more laid back, time stands still, while food and transportation are relatively cheap. The perfect R&R (rest and relaxation) destination, Thailand offers numerous places to see and activities to try such as temple hopping and shopping in Bangkok, island hopping in Koh Samui and Krabi, practicing yoga and meditation in Chiang Mai and a lot more. Here are some fast facts about Thailand that you might have never heard before:
1) Massages are relatively cheap
Do you know that you can get a one-hour full body massage for as low as 300 baht which if computed in dollars only amounts to $7 while a half hour foot massage only costs around $4? It sure sounds pretty much of a steal so might as well enjoy this little luxury while you’re in this tropical paradise for you can no longer afford to go to the spa and have a massage when you get back home.
2) Shop ‘till you drop
Shopaholics will find Chatuchat Weekend Market, Pratunam Market, MBK Shopping Center and Platinum Mall as shopping havens in Thailand and why not? Women will surely love Bangkok’s shopping scenes as it is the best place to be if you are looking for cheap yet fashion-forward clothing and accessories. Tip: You can get better deals if you buy two or more pieces as they give discounts for wholesale. Most of the shoppers usually bring an empty suitcase and leave the market with a suitcase full of clothing and accessories! Retail therapy has never been so good and cheap so shop, hop and shop “till you drop in Bangkok!
3) Eat local Thai food
Thai cuisine is one of the best in the world as they infuse flavorful ingredients that give their food a distinct taste. Thai food are known for its lingering flavor down your tastebuds so why not dine and eat their local delicacies while you are enjoying your well-deserved vacation in this beautiful country? Some of their well-known dishes are the following: Pad Thai (Thai fried noodles), Khao Pad (fried rice), Kai Med Ma Muang (Chicken with cashew nuts) and Gaeng Keow Wan Kai (Green Chicken Curry). Also, don’t forget to taste their heavenly and sinful Mango sticky rice for dessert.
4) Join the raucous water fighting during the Songkran Festival
The annual Songkran Festival is the traditional Thai New Year celebration and usually takes place during mid-April. During this three-day celebration, Thailand turns into a giant water playground where adults and children alike participate with their dippers and colorful Mafia water guns. Riding a tuktuk might be a bad idea during these times not unless you prefer to experience being mobbed by playful locals and tourists as they enjoy pouring ice-cold water on you!
5) Light up the night sky with floating lanterns during the Loi Krathong Festival
If you wish to send your wishes to heavens and let them be heard, go up north while you’re in the country during November as locals light up the night sky with their beautiful paper lanterns. If you have the time to kill and the eagerness to witness this yearly spectacle, head to the northern part of Chiang Mai and be one with the locals as they release thousands of flying lanterns. This festival might just give you the goose bumps or might move you to tears as you watch the lonely night sky be filled with thousands of magical dancing lights as the lanterns are launched into the air all at once.
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