If you are looking for a destination that offers unlimited variety- Thailand is the place. Whether you want to soak up the intriguing Thai culture, enjoy the delectable cuisine, explore nature, meditate at a traditional Thai temple, relax on a pristine beach, visit a historic site or enjoy the exciting nightlife, Thailand has something for you! Thailand is one of the most popular destinations in Asia, welcoming over 38.2 million tourists in 2017. The country has a population of over 68 million, and tourism is the largest employer and earner of foreign exchange for the country.
Thailand is also the only South-east Asian country that was never colonized by a European nation and the name of the Thai language (Prathet Thai) which means “land of the free” speaks to this historical fact. Thailand is home to over 35,000 temples and more than 5000 elephants, more than half of these elephants are domesticated. Thailand is also an archipelago and includes over 1400 Islands.
Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and is a bustling cosmopolitan city known for its lavish temples, vibrant street life, amazing shopping, street food and a stunning network of canals. Some of the temples that you should not miss when you visit Bangkok are the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, The Temple of the Golden Buddha and the Temple of Dawn. In addition to the sacred temples, Bangkok has a wide array of other must-see attractions such as China Town which offers tantalizing street food. You can also go shopping in Siam Square, which is located in the heart of the city and includes several massive malls intertwined with small boutique stores and Central World which is regarded as the largest lifestyle shopping complex in South Asia. Bangkok also has a vivacious nightlife- from top-notch sports bars such as the Roof Top Bar to vibrant pubs such as the Rock Pub. By and large, destination Bangkok will provide you unique experiences that you will remember for a lifetime and you probably not have enough to visit even ten percent of the attractions. You might have to plan a second trip!