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Contest Lifeline 5 august - 30 august 2019

10 reasons to go to Thailand

 Thailand is a beautiful country with a rich history, kind people and countless areas to explore. Below are the top ten reasons why you simply MUST visit The Kingdom of Siam.

1 Thailand is safe

„The Land of Smiles” remains one of the safest countries to visit in Southeast Asia. There is a strong police presence at the airports as well as all major landmarks and tourist attractions. Tourists can venture out late at night in Bangkok and always feel safe and secure. Of course, it is always important to remain aware of your surroundings and personal belongings at all times, especially while traveling, but at no point you will ever feel any less safe than you do in your own home city.

 

 

2 You cannot get bored

There is always something to do for everyone in Thailand. Cultural experiences, hanging out, relaxing, sightseeing, exploring, diving into history or into crystal-clear golfs by a peaceful beach or just chatting with new friends at bars... Even in the less popular spots, you will most likely find a craftman to buy a souvenir from, a tiny food stall or a bar where you can have a drink and hang out late at night. Even in the middle of frantic Bangkok, you will find a park to escape the traffic and the noise or a spa to relax amid flowers and celestial music background. This country has so many things to offer to travelers, that one can spend more than a month without having to repeat an activity, a sight or a dish.

 

3 Getting to and around Thailand is easy (and fun)!

One of the most important aspects for tourists plans: Thailand is such a great place to visit due the fact that it is easy to get there – a lot of international airlines flights – and to travel around. Bangkok has two highly functioning train systems, the BTS Sky Train and the underground metro. In addition, there is a river ferry and highly efficient water taxi system. If you’re in a rush, the local taxis or ‘tuk tuks’ are an inexpensive and convenient way to get just about anywhere you want to go! Traveling to other cities in Thailand is relatively simple either by air – numerous intern flight companies – or by train – which takes more time, but is more economical and gives you the opportunity to admire the landscapes of regions and to get in touch with local travellers. Buses are another alternative for all those planing to travel around Thailand.

 

4. The Thai food is amazing.

Maybe you were a fan of Thai food before visiting, but after spending the first few days in Thailand, you will develop an even deeper love for the cuisine. From soups and noodles to stir fries and sweet treats, everything is mouthwatering. This is true not only of dishes served at formal restaurants, but street food in Thailand is an absolute must! What makes it even better is that you can enjoy it all for a few euros.

5 You can enjoy affordable luxury hotels.

Want to enjoy first class luxury without breaking the bank? Then look no further than Thailand. Either in Bangkok or other destinations, you will be impressed by the standards and quality of accomodation. Swimming pools, spas and buffet breakfast are all included; not to mention spacious rooms with stunning views.

 

6 Thailand has some seriously great nightlife.

It is no secret that Thailand boasts incredible nightlife. Even if you’re not a drinker or partier, you owe it to yourself to experience this out-of-this-world attraction.

7 Visit the Buddhist breathtaking temples.

Architecture is just unique; amazing reliqs from ancient times are proofs of a millenial civilisation and spirituality. From Bangkok to Sukhothai, from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai, from Ubon Ratchatani to Surat Thani or Trang, you can spend your entire trip just trying to see them all! Some Buddhist temples are overwhelming e.g. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha or Wat Pho in Bangkok not only by sheer grandeur, but by the intricate craftsmanship and attention to every detail. These impressive ancient structures continue to attract and inspire a wide variety of visitors, regardless of their personal beliefs or background.

8 The Land of Smiles is a perfect place for shoppers.

Those looking for souvenirs, local crafts and unique gifts will be more than satisfied. There are many markets located throughout Bangkok, with the impressive extended Chatuchak weekend market which attracts large crowds of locals and visitors in search of... anything! From clothing and art to fine china, you can find just about anything here! You could probably spend three full days exploring and still not see it all! Even if you’re not interested in buying, the experience alone is worth the visit. Other shopping experiences not to miss: the metropolitan huge shopping centers, diplaying international top luxury brands. And the rural communities small businesses proving traditional crafts are a unique heritage.

 

9 Thai massage and some fantastic spas.

Thailand’s major cities can feel a bit like a bee hive. They’re fast paced, crowded and at times overwhelming. Luckily, there are countless options available where you can relax and unwind. There are spas located on almost every block offering services of all kinds such as Garra fish pedicures, cupping and more! The seclusive relaxation retreats are real oasis for calming the body and spirit...

10 Thailand is home to wonderful people.

„Thainess” is not only describing kindness and hospitality, but an exquisite trait of people here; probably only when you travel you can realize that Thainess is the heart and soul of the Thai nation. You will be touched by everyone’s beauty, generosity and kindness, from the employees at the hotels to the strangers you will meet in the streets of cities or in remote jungle villages.