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Guide to Thailand

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With Travel restrictions being lifted for Thailand as of the first of July MASTER TRAVEL AND EVENTS have created this "Guide To Thailand"


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It is common knowledge that Thailand is the travel hub of Southeast Asia. It is by far the most visited country in the entire region, with very good reason! Most travellers fly into Bangkok and which is a great base for visiting the sites and landmarks of Thailand. Bangkok is very popular with travellers who intend backpack around Southeast Asia.

With its luscious jungles, world famous beaches, diving opportunities, tempting food, and cheap prices, it wont shock you that Thailand is one of our favourite countries in the world.


It’s an easy country in which to travel, and because of the backpacker populations, you are sure to make a lot of new friends out there!


Thailand has a lot to offer, no matter what your budget is or interests are . You can backpack on a limited budget or you can live a luxurious life in resorts on the beach. Or simply travel on a modest budget and get a lot of bang for your buck; the country has something for everyone.

Travelling around Thailand is convenient and easy. However, there are still many off the beaten path destinations away from the crowds and the higher prices they bring too.

This Thailand travel guide will help you navigate this beautiful country like a pro. Teach you what to do avoid, how much things cost, the best things to see, and so much more!


OUR TOP PICKS FOR THAILAND


  1. Visit Bangkok - This is a chaotic, must - see city. Explore temples, palaces, amazing markets and shops. It also has one of the most fun (and outrageous) nightlife scenes in the world. it also goes without saying the Thai food is amazing!!



2. Adventure around Chang Mai - This is an old city filled with temples, markets, food stalls and a very chilled atmosphere. Its a great place to base yourself for Jungle treks and visiting the elephant sanctuary. One of the better ones in Thailand.





3. Hike in Khao Yai National Park - Located about 2.5 hours north of Bangkok, is one of Thailand's most beautiful National Parks. Truly stunning scenery, away from the tourists, filled with stunning wild flowers and nature, it even has a few wild elephants.


4. Throw Water During Songkran - Every April the Thai people celebrate their New Year by holding an enormous 3 day water fight. Songkran is meant to wash away the old and begin the year new. Be prepared to get wet everywhere you go.



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5. Visit Ko Lanta - Even though it has become more developed in recent years, its still a paradise compared to its more developed neighbours. Wide, white sandy beaches, cheap tasty food, beautiful sunsets, caves, snorkelling and diving, make this one of the best places to visit in the country.



THINGS TO DO IN THAILAND


1. Visit the Grand Palace and Wat Pho

Thailand’s royal palace, built at the end of the 18th century by King Rama I, is the official residence of the current monarch (he doesn’t live there anymore and it’s just used for ceremonies). It’s an awe inspiring place filled with numerous temples, including Wat Pra Kaeo, which houses the 15th-century Emerald Buddha. Nearby Wat Pho is famous for two things: a 46 meter (150 foot) reclining Buddha statue and a very relaxing massage school. It costs 500 THB to enter the Grand Palace and 200 THB to enter Wat Pho.




2. Hike in Khao Sok National Park Located in the south of Thailand, Khao Sok National Park is constantly rated as one of the best national parks in the country, offering incredible trekking, camping, limestone karsts, cooling rivers, and a glistening lake. It is a secluded pocket of southern Thailand that contains one of the oldest rainforests on the planet. The area is characterized by rugged limestone formations, dense greenery, and turquoise waters. The park also harbours a variety of wildlife, such as sambar deer, sun bears, Malayan tapirs, and 200 species of birds.


3. Hop around the ancient capitals Thailand’s three ancient capitals — Sukhothai, Lopburi, and Ayutthaya — lie between Chiang Mai and Bangkok. Visiting them on your way north is a unique way to head from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. You’ll get to learn about ancient Thailand and see rural life at its best. Be sure to see Ayutthaya, which is located about 1.5 hours from Bangkok by train. It was the capital of Siam from 1350-1767 (it was razed in 1767 by the Burmese during the Burmese-Siamese War).

4. Chill out on the tropical islands Thailand has tons of beautiful tropical islands. Some are overdeveloped, while others only have a single bungalow on them.


A few of the islands we recommend visiting are; Ko Samet, Ko Taruato, Ko Lanta, Ko Chang, Koh Tao, Ko Jum, Koh Lipe, the Similan Islands, and Koh Samui.


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5. Partake in the Full Moon Party

There’s no better party in the world than the famous Full Moon Party. The Full Moon Party is a giant festival-like party with a lot of drinking, dancing, and drugs. Each bar has its own sound system, so you’ll hear different music loudly blasting onto the beach every few feet. The beach itself is lined with people selling alcohol, fire dancers putting on shows, and little booths selling glow-in-the-dark face paint. Sure, it is super touristy, but that doesn’t mean it