Thailand is popular with all kinds of visitors from gap-year backpackers looking for beach parties to discerning travellers seeking a five star beach paradise, to families looking for some long-haul sunshine. ear backpackers. There is vibrant nightlife for those who seek it, and there is peace and quiet for those who crave it.. There is history in abundance in ancient cities such as Chiang Mai, and for nature lovers, the rainforests of the north of the country are a real treat. Thailand really does cater for everyone. Big Time Holiday would take great pleasure in passing on its experience as we help plan your perfect holiday.
Top things to see & do.
- Shopping! From street stalls to bustling markets, you can shop at every turn in Thailand.
- Island Hopping. Thailand has hundreds of islands, just hop on a traditional long-tail boat and discover as many as possible.
- Diving – Some of the best dive spots in the world are located around Thailand.
- Elephant Trekking. Visit the amazing Elephant sanctuary: Baanchang Elephant Park in Chiang Mai.
- Have a traditional Thai Massage – slightly painful but that’s the reason why they are the best in the world!
- Floating Markets -The colourfully clad merchants at these lively markets paddle along congested canals in sturdy canoes laden with fresh fruit and vegetables to sell to shoppers on the banks. Great photo opportunities!
- The Grand Palace- the dazzling & spectacular palace that was once home to the Thai King. Undoubtedly the city’s most famous landmark
- The Golden Triangle- The point where the Mekong River meets the Ruak River is known as the Golden Triangle. Stand on the river bank and you can look across to Myanmar and Laos.
When to go?
Although the climate varies throughout the country you can visit all year round, but the best time to travel is during the cool and dry season between November and early April. Thai temperatures average around 31/32°C throughout the year and you’re practically guaranteed sunshine. Dec-Mar is the dry season in most of the country. Apr-Oct is low season in most of Thailand including Phuket and Krabi when temperatures and humidity creeps up and Jun-Sep brings the monsoon rains. Koh Samui is a peak season for tourism in Jul-Aug.
Food & Drink
Thailand is world famous for its food and drink. Interrnational food is readily available in most hotels and resorts. Some of the most popular dishes are Tom yam (a coconut-milk soup prepared with makroot leaves, ginger, lemon grass, prawns or chicken). Pad Thai (stir-fried rice-noodles) served with shrimp or chicken and garnished with peanuts. Another Thai dish well worth trying is sticky rice and mangoes (rice cooked in coconut milk served with slices of mango). Delicious!
Eating and drinking in Thailand is inexpensive, you can get fresh fruit juices, milkshakes for as little as 50 pence! Alcohol is also very cheap and you can sample many of Thailand’s famous beers such as Chang, Tiger & Singha.
The VISA ON ARRIVAL allows passport holders of 19* countries to enter Thailand under this rule provided that they meet these requirements: The visit is strictly for tourism purposes. The passport must be genuine and should be valid for at least 30 days. … You may be asked to show your flight ticket on entering Thailand.
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