Getting down at the Bangkok International Airport, it takes only few seconds for you to realize the destination is nothing less than a cultural extravaganza. Tourists and more excited tourists from all over the world, dressed in their most casual attire with a big smile on their faces. Happiness is just round the corner !
Cultural fests happen all round the year but the best time to visit Thailand is November-December. November has a listful of Pre-New Year thrilling events including Loy Krathong (Festival of light), Surin Elephant Round-Up and exhilarating Rock shows at Pattaya Beach and exciting beach parties in Phuket. The grand celebrations of the King’s birthday announces the arrival of December.During the New-Year’s Eve, every place is lit up, colorful robots on the streets and an experience to cherish for life. You will forget all your sorrows and move on in life with lovely, courteous, honest yet so humble and hospitable locals. A trip you wish never came to an end… A Journey Larger Than Life !
Welcome To Thailand !
A half hour ferry ride from the Pattaya Beach takes you to Coral Island (Koh-Larn), pristine white sand beaches where you can sun bathe and get the perfect tan. If you can swim, then translucent blue waters will boast your insatiable desire. If you are an adventure enthusiast, Island offers water sports like parasailing, sea-kayaking and an underwater experience with abundant coral and marine life.
Located 90 km south-west of Bangkok, Amphawa is the most popular floating market with Thai locals. It looks more like a colorful festival with immaculately dressed countless options of authentic Thai food being served from the boats. Famous not only for its fresh tropical fruits and vegetables, it is surrounded by small wooden houses selling souvenirs and gets immensely crowded by afternoon.
The beach is situated adjacent to the famous walking street. A rejuvenating walk by the beach-side early in the morning is majestic. You get a view of open restaurants and night attractions that makes the place very lively. Weekend beach market offers exquisite mix of locally crafted artifacts and also desirable drinks that are not available in any part of the world !
The first and only vineyard in the east of Thailand is Silverlake Vineyard. Surrounded by the spectacular Buddha Mountains (Khao Chi Chan) and a lake to the other side, Silverlake is the undoubtedly the best sunset point. You can feel the gentle breeze while taking a walk between the colorful flora and spectacular picturesque views. A perfectly romantic place to sit with your partner and admire the beauty of nature. To top it up, one can take the Vineyard tour followed by a fabulous wine tasting session.
Going to Thailand and not attending this show is a sin ! Touted as the greatest cabaret show in Asia, with dream girls (lady boys) giving a memorable dance performance, It has all the razzmatazz of a Vegas nightclub. A theatrical cultural experience with state of the art lightning effects.A blend of art, acting, design and glittery costumes to dazzle your imagination.
Planning a visit to Thailand, do not miss these captivating hotspots. If your travel period is longer, you could explore natural haven ‘Jomtien Beach’, Architectural marvel ‘The Grand Palace’ or sacred attractions like Wat Pho (temple of reclining Buddha), Wat Arun and Wat Prakeaw. Thailand is host to incredible mix of colors, cultures and natural beauty that you will be left grasping for more.
To Celebrate The Festivity Called Life…Welcome to Thailand !
About the Author :
Being a Business Consultant by profession, Navneet Kumar travels a lot across countries. While traveling to different destinations, he loves to explore places, their culture and lifestyle as well. This is a Guest Post by him wherein he has shared his travel experiences about Thailand.