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Tips to Know before planning a trip to Thailand


Thailand is one of those places which you can visit without having deep pockets. There are a lot of Thailand homes for rent in this beautiful country where you can stay and plan an agenda that can even last for more than two weeks. The rental homes don’t cost a hole in your purse. There is a list of things which you should be doing at Thailand and there are few checklists too. Those details are shared below.

What should you never miss in Thailand?

There are some of the activities which you should definitely try out when you are in Thailand.

  • Go for Snorkeling in Phi Phi Islands

Phi Phi islands are one of the cleanest islands in the world. The island is gifted with rich marine life. It is a life enriching experience to go about snorkeling in these islands. You cannot simply forget the joy of swimming beside the colourful fishes.

  • Experience the lantern festival

If you are visiting Thailand in the month of November, then you should never miss experiencing the Loi Krathong aka the Lantern festival. The Chao Phraya River is decked with boats that are beautifully decorated. All the major buildings of Thailand are lit and they provide a gorgeous sight. It is a feast for the eyes to see the beautiful city of Bangkok all covered with lights.

  • For all the history buffs

There are a lot of historical sites scattered throughout the country of Thailand. It is time to unleash the history enthusiast inside you if you are visiting Thailand. The intricate architecture is sure a visual treat.

  • Bring out the shopper in you

If you love shopping, then Thailand is the best you must be visiting. One of the most recommended activity by most Travel blogs. The clothes and the jewelry can be bought for some of the cheapest rates possible. Especially the Chathuchak market that is lined with stalls that delight your taste buds is a must visit. The markets are so huge and have a lot of variety that you would be confused on what to buy and what not to.

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya is one of those captivating places located in the valley of the Chao Phraya River. This place has the remains of once a beautiful temple. The green pastures along with the ruins of the temple tower provide peace and tranquility to the soul.

  • Have a soothing fish spa

Due to the variety of marine life, there are a lot of fish spas in and around Thailand. This fish spa cannot be experienced that very easily in any other part of the world.

  • Go for a relaxing massage

If you are a busy bee whose work life is laden with tension, then you should be visiting Thailand to get a relaxing massage. There are a lot of professional massages in Thailand so you need not actually worry about the problems that one might encounter if they go for a message from an unauthorized center.

  • Go on island hopping

Thailand has a long coastline. There are a number of islands where you can hardly find crowds. If you want to enjoy some me time, then you must visit some of these islands. The pristine blue waters of the Andaman Sea are a gift to the nation.


  • Explore a wide variety of food options and also get your hands-on cooking

Pad Thai is one of the most popular forms of noodle dish that is found everywhere in Thailand. Thailand is also known to be the paradise of seafood. They are prepared for the everyday fresh catch. The availability of fresh fruits and vegetables in and around Thailand is what gives the food its unique flavor. It is a pleasure to be taking part in some of the cookery classes that teach you to make lip-smacking Asian food. Try to spend some time at these classes.

  • A haven for water sports

Apart from Snorkeling, Thailand offers a wide range of options for water sports. The safety aspect is being taken care of so that the first timers need not worry.

What should you do before planning a trip to Thailand?

Now that you know of what all you should try at Thailand, you should also be aware of the pre-trip tips.

  • Jot down the list of places according to your taste

There are a lot of places in the country of Thailand. Each place has its own specialty. It caters to the needs of everyone. If you love history and not a fan of water sports, then jot down the list of places that have a lot of historical attractions and vice versa.

  • Don’t carry heavy luggage

Since Thailand is not a country that experiences minus degrees, it is better to pack light. Pack number of clothes but they must be light in weight. Also, make it a point to carry swimsuits and other necessary swimming accessories with you.

  • Carry Toilet papers

Most of the toilets in Thailand are of the squat type, though there are western toilets too. It is hard to find toilet papers everywhere. So, carry one.

  • Book your rooms and tickets in advance

Since Thailand is a place flocked by tourists, it sometimes becomes hard to get tickets and find rooms at the last minute, so book in advance.

Thus, one can see that Thailand is one of those places which caters to the need of everyone’s interests. These are some of the things you should consider while planning a trip to Thailand to have a wonderful time.

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