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Travel Essentials for your trip to the Kingdom of Thailand

April 15 2015


Relax at Thailand's scenic beaches

Relax at Thailand's scenic beaches

Located in southeastern Asia, Thiland extends southward along the Isthmus of Kra to the Malay Peninsula and is home to a wide range of floura and fauna. Remember the title song for the Bollywood Blockbuster Kaho Na Pyaar Hai and the scenic beauty of the island? It was shot at the Phra Nang beach in Thailand. There are many such beautiful places to visit in Thailand. From pristene beaches to the bustling city of Bangkok.

Being a budget destination and its relative proximity to India, Thailand is very popular with Indian tourists. It is a scenic gateway that offers a comfortable climate throught the year. However, the best time to visit is between November and February.

1. Cultural Marvels

Be dazzled at the Wat Arun, Bangkok

Be dazzled at the Wat Arun, Bangkok

Visit breathtaking shows like Siam Niramit, which showcases rich Thai history and feel enlightened at the serene Buddhist temples. Enjoy the intricate artisanship and architectural brilliance of the Temple of Dawn while visiting Bangkok.

The Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok offer a rare combination of magnificence and tranquility.

2. Awesome Attractions

Enjoy the scenic beauty of Thailand

Enjoy the scenic beauty of Thailand

Visit the scenic island of Phuket to enjoy the tropical bliss of sun and sand, or the serene and idyllic hills spread throughout the Kingdom. Adventure sports like bungee jumping and scuba diving are a must to give you an adrenaline rush.

Shop until you drop at Bangkok’s gigantic shopping malls or the lively Chatuchak weekend market. Shop for antiques and handicrafts crafted to perfection. If you are a night owl, enjoy the vibrant famous nightlife of Pattaya or the after-dark shopping at Khlong Lod night market. Get revitalized with a heavenly Thai massage before moving to the next scintillating destination.

3. Moving Around

Do not miss to take a ride in tuk tuk

Do not miss to take a ride in tuk tuk

Hire a taxi or a tourist vehicle to move around Bangkok. You can also hop onboard one of the tourist buses and enjoy the local flavor. Enjoy a ride in tuk tuk, which is a Thai version of the Indian auto rickshaw. However, beware of overcharging and make it a point to bargain hard. Adventurous travelers can also explore the scenic countryside on bicycles or hire motorcycles.

4. Culinary Delights

Refresh yourself with a tender coconut

Refresh yourself with a tender coconut

When in Thailand, do not miss the fresh tropical fruits and vegetables. The sweet and refreshing coconut water will soothe your taste buds. If you prefer it cooler, try coconut icecream from the numerous street vendors. Also indulge in the culnary delights of authentic Thai food.

5. Travel Caution

Enjoy the nightlife but be cautious about excessive indulgence and substance abuse. As you explore the many moods of Thailand, be mindful that crimes such as pick-pocketing, purse-snatching, and burglary are not unusual here. You should be especially careful when moving through crowded areas like markets, tourist sites, and bus or train stations.

Luckily, you can cover yourself against the financial repercussions of all these and other risks by availing a travel insurance policy. Read more to learn about the features and benefits of a comprehensive travel insurance policy and to buy one online.

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