If you are craving good food, good people, and authentic experiences Thailand is the place for you! This beautiful country located in Southeast Asia truly has something for every type of traveler. Whether you are looking to unwind at a local spa retreat, hike to the most beautiful summits, dip your toes in crystal clear water, or take in the historical sites and temples, Thailand is an affordable and safe option where you can maximize your time. The people are some of the most friendly you will find and the food is unparalleled. Wondering how to get there? Fly into Bangkok International Airport to save some airfare money while kicking off your Asian adventure!
Bangkok - As the capital city of Thailand, there is no shortage of places to explore! Bangkok is a vibrant big city with delicious street food, lush parks, a network of rivers, amazing shopping, some of the biggest markets in the world, and friendly people. River ferries are a popular form of transportation as most of the historical sites sit along the river. It is best to get an early start as the majority of sites close at 3:30pm!
Chiang Mai - This is the perfect spot to soak in every ounce of the Thai culture! Visit the infamous elephant sanctuaries where you can spend your day feeding, bathing, and playing with rescued elephants. Or feed your adventurous side with a waterfall excursion through the jungle!
Phuket - Nestled on the coast of Thailand, Phuket is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Soak in some sun and salt water, or take a day trip to the Phi Phi Islands! We recommend hiking the Phi Phi viewpoint for breathtaking views or kayaking around the gorgeous bays.
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- Eat off your spoon, not your fork. Eating off your fork is considered crude in Thai culture.
- Cover your elbows and knees when visiting temples.
- People don't stand in lines. Thais form a crowd so be prepared to stand your ground and get used to a lack of personal space.
- People really are *that* nice!
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