3 Great Reasons to Visit Thailand This Year

16 April of 2012 by

Thailand is known for its stunning beauty and diverse culture. If you’re looking for a tropical getaway full of adventure and spectacular locales, then you should make Thailand your holiday destination this year. Below are just 3 of many reasons to visit Thailand.

Paddle, Hike, and Bike through the Lush Jungles

Kayaking - Ao Thalene, Thailand
Kayaking – Ao Thalene, Thailand

For the adventurous traveller, take a guided trip throughout Thailand’s jungles and meet the people of remote  tribal villages. Immerse yourself in each village’s unique culture and come away with souvenirs of original, handcrafted goods.

Take an elephant ride across streams and mountain terrains. Embark on a journey to places such as the Chiang Dao cave shrine where an ornate golden entrance marks your arrival. Here you can explore the caves on foot and see ancient carvings and breathtaking life-size statues.

Kayak along the coast of the Andaman sea and go snorkling in lagoons surrounded by islands and limestone cliffs or trek through Chiang Mai where there are more than 300 temples including the famous golden temple of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.
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Take Advantage of Great Kid-Friendly Family Packages

Ride the train through Kwai Noi River
Ride the train through Kwai Noi River

If your trip is a family affair, there are many kid-friendly activities the whole family will enjoy. In Kanchanaburi, the family can visit the JEATH WWII museum and ride the train through Kwai Noi gorge. The family can visit markets and camp out on the River Kwai in luxury tents complete with air conditioning.

The kids will have fun choosing foods at the markets in Bangkok to prepare in a Thai cooking class later that evening. They’ll learn about some of the local cuisine and pride themselves in having helped to make a unique meal for the whole family.

The entire family can take in breathtaking waterfalls near the Karen Hill tribe village and will have the opportunity to swim and relax surrounded by spectacular scenery.

See the Wildlife of Thailand in Unusual Settings

Chiang Rai Elephant Camp
Chiang Rai Elephant Camp

The Tiger Sanctuary in Kanchanaburi is maintained in part by Buddhist monks who walk the tigers around freely before letting them play in the pound. There is a strict warning to all visitors not to wear the colour red as it causes the tigers to become aggressive.

Take an eleven-day wildlife tour into the jungle where you can camp and see wildlife such as clouded leopards, Malayan sun bears, gibbons, and jackals. You will tour various sanctuaries, such as Tiger Kingdom in Doi Inthanon National Park where you can feed and play with baby tigers.

Visit the Chiang Rai Elephant Camp and feed and bathe the elephants while learning about these magnificent creatures. It will be an experience like no other that will stay with you forever.

Thailand is a world of beauty and adventure that offers something for everyone. From its friendly people to its abundant wildlife, it is a place that will captivate you like no other place in the world. This year, make it your destination that will fulfill all you imagine it to be. It’s a holiday you will never forget.

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