5 Reasons Why you Should Travel to Thailand

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I’m always asked why I rate Thailand as my perfect destination and I’m shocked when people sound surprised by my answer.

This prompts me  to want to respond,

What do you mean, haven’t you heard? What rock have you been living under?

as if it’s a well known fact that Thailand is paradise.

I’m slowly realizing that the majority of people aren’t privy to this secret and are totally missing the chance of the most tropically, serene travel experience one could ever dream of.

Travel to Thailand is a must for your journey and here’s why:

1. Perfect Days Lived Like a King

Live like a king for a daily budget of around $20- $30 a day. Now that’s what I’m talking about.

Step out from your beach bungalow for an early morning jog, swim or yoga class. Followed by a deliciously, healthy breakfast of noodle soup, fruit smoothies and green tea.

Spend the morning shopping for incredible bargains on the streets or in the local market, hire a moped and cruise around enjoying the beautiful scenery and relaxed living.

Have a massage on the beach in the afternoon, snorkel around the reefs, wrapping up the day with a hammock-swinging-sunset beer,  to the chilled tunes of Jack Johnson or something similar.

Laugh with the locals, talk travel with the backpackers, consume delicious food and cold beverages.

Head off to bed eventually, not without first taking some time to gaze at the star-filled sky in awe and contemplate the enormity of the Universe and just how small you and your problems really are.

As your head hits the pillow your last thought is

‘Man! What a perfect day, how wonderful it feels to just be simply alive.”

Beaches, Islands, Jungle, Culture

Rayavadee Railay Beach Thailand

It doesn’t matter what your interests are, Thailand has got you covered.

Want to scuba dive, snorkel, island hop, rock climb or just chill on the beach?

Thailand has some of the most pristine beaches in the world. Crystal clear waters the temperature of your bath tub, soft sand beneath your toes and coconuts dropping around your head. Perfect!

Would you rather something a bit more adventurous? Head for the hills and trek your heart out through mountainous valleys and spend some time with the Hill Tribe people.

Or perhaps you want something more cultural?

Thailand is an ancient cultural land, from temples, to palaces and ancient ruins you’ll never run short of a chance to learn from the traditions and customs of this incredible country.

Aroi Aroi! Thai Food to Die For

Thai food
Aroi mak

There’s no denying that if you’d rather pass on Thai food, then your taste buds have taken a leave of permanent absence due to insanity. Thai food is sooo delicious and soooo healthy!

There’s something to suit all tastes, from curries, to noodles, seafood, fish cakes, fresh fruit, omelets, soups and smoothies.

No matter what time of the day or where you eat,  your taste buds will be ‘wai-ing’ you with gratitude for the explosion of flavor you’ve sent their way.

Living in Thailand for 6 months was the healthiest I had ever been. I was weighing in at a healthy number, fit as a fiddle, and alive with energy! It must be all those herbs and spices!

The Sun always Shines in Thailand

phuket beaches
Travel with children is rewarding

Everybody wants warm, sunny weather on their travels or vacations. You are never left wandering where all that lovely weather has gone when you are in Thailand.

All year round is swimming weather, some months just a little hotter than others. It’s the tropics, and with the tropics comes a lot of rain as well. But the rain comes in and then it goes out just as quickly, cooling you down for another round of fun in the sun.

Relevant reading: 4 Phuket Beaches Not To Miss

Thailand is the Land of Smiles

with my students in Bangkok

Everyone in Thailand is smiling. The tourists, the backpackers, the Thai cook, the Thai student, the waiter, waitress or bar men, the teachers and students at school, the tuk tuk driver and the sleeping Thai baby.

Thailand will teach you the art of “Mai Pen Rai,”  or as we Aussies like to say  ‘No worries mate!”

You’d be hard pressed to find someone worrying in Thailand. And why would you?

Each day is a gift of paradise and a new opportunity to live from a place of kindness and happiness. Thai people accept and embrace, and serve to keep a smile upon your face.

I’m thinking I might move back to Thailand …massages every day, healthy delicious food, friendly happy people who understand that life is not a worry, runs along the beach, nightly hammock swings while watching the sunset with a cheap cocktail…. yep, think I might do just that!

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What do you love about Thailand?

28 thoughts on “5 Reasons Why you Should Travel to Thailand”

  1. Caroline Crossman

    Would love to share my recent photos of Koh Lanta and Koh Lipe with you here… how do I do that?

  2. Hi Caz. I’ve been to Phuket twice, so while I haven’t seen the mainland, Phuket was a fantastic holiday destination. Cheap as chips to visit, AWESOME food, great cheap shopping & friendly locals.

    Yes, it’s not picture-perfect clean everywhere you go, but it’s a fun place to holiday, and especially great if you go with a group. My 2nd trip, there were 9 of us and we had a BLAST! 🙂

    My only “complaint” is that it can be amazingly hot – depending on what time of the year you go. You’d think that having lived all my life in Australia, I’d be used to the heat, but at times it was overpowering.

    Great excuse to spend all day in the swimming pool enjoying a cold drink of course 😉

    Anyway, cool blog. I found it via Blog Success (I’m a member there as well). Keep up the good work.

    Eran

    PS: The absolute BEST EVER thai green chicken curry I ever had in my life was there. Cost me about $3 AU and I have NEVER found one even close to being that good since, no matter where I go. Thai food is AWESOME!!! 😉
    .-= Eran from MBA Interview Questions´s last blog ..Top MBA Rankings 2010 – Which B-Schools Produce Most Satisfied Graduates =-.

    1. Hey Eran! Thanks for appreciating our blog. Were you in Thailand in April- that’s the hottest month of the year- killer! But yes a great excuse to hang in the beer and re-quench your thirst!

      1. Hey again Caz,

        Actually yes, it was in April from memory. School holidays time (one of our group is a school teacher), so we all co-ordinated it with her time off. I’m not a beer drinker myself, but that aside, a cold soft drink is always welcome in that heat! 🙂

  3. Tim Patterson

    Solid post with viral possibility, Caz, but it seems a little shallow – like it was written by Tourism Authority of Thailand. As I’m sure you know, there’s a lot more to Thailand than beaches, phi phi and pad thai.

    I’m glad I found your blog!

  4. Thailand is one of the most supernatural countries in Asia. Every year tourists visit there in a huge amount. Well, I totally agree with your reasons especially you said “the sun always shines in Thailand” that’s the main reason in my point of view.

  5. Many traveller’s seem to love Thailand and class it as their second home. We plan on spending 3 or so months there from about january next year, most on Koh Tao doing A LOT of scuba diving. Can’t wait.

  6. I did enjoy reading this post. Got information which is really a big help for sure. thanks for writing this kind of article. I’d certainly back again for more of your post mate.

  7. Hey Caz, great article, loved to read it – it´s just moving someone to explore the Thai way of life!! I am going to travel Thailand in a month and can´t wait for it 😀

    Anyway, I would love to read about some hidden places, which aren´t known by everybody! I heard actually many many bad comments about Phuket, Koh Samui and Koh Phi Phi and some people I met even said I shouldn´t go there at all – what you think about it?
    Keep on with awesome writing!

    1. I think if you want to go then go. I loved all these places. They are quite touristy but that doesn’t mean they can’t be great. I’d also check out Koh Lanta, Koh Lipe and Krabi, they are beautiful and a bit quieter.

      1. Pattaya Villas

        The land of smiles is a great country to spend holiday vacation. It has lots of great beaches, historical cultural parks and wide range of activities like scuba diving and nightlife. That’s why there are many people traveling to Thailand.

  8. So glad that you liked it here! Thailand definitely has a lot to offer, and I am fortunate to meet people every day and share the beauty of this country with them.
    From my experience – the reason why so many people aren’t aware of what a beautiful travel destination Thailand is is simply because they have been repelled by the “seedy image” of Thailand – some people simply think it’s a country for sex tourists. (And in the case of the city of Pattaya, they might even be right). But they fail to notice that this is just one tiny part of what Thailand is – it’s like looking at the red light district of Amsterdam and then thinking that Netherlands is all about prostitution and drugs. So thanks for helping to correct that!

    1. I completely agree with this Ben. Sure there is this aspect of Thailand, but as you said it is small and so many other countries have the same. This is so not a reason to avoid Thailand as it has so much to offer in so many other aspects.

  9. Hi Caz, I am feeling good with your impression in Thailand. For me, I like to see the sunset at Phuket. Have you ? Thank you for your sharing.

  10. We live in the outback in far western Queensland and love to holiday in our favourite place in Thailand Chiang Mai we have been there a couple of times before without the kids, but a few weeks ago we took them there they are boys aged 8 and 10. We visited Snake farms, Tiger Kingdom were the kids played with baby tigers,went elephant treking thru the jungle,visited temples on mountains just the look on our boys face was priceless and one holiday they will remember all there lives and so will we. Laew phob gan mai (see you again)

    1. Sounds like a great holiday! We are planning to get back there by the end of the year to show our two daughters. Such an amazing place.

  11. Hi, I love your YTravelBlog.
    I have been in Thailand a couple times this year and I Love it!
    It is a amazing place to visit and to know… I am from Barzil and I traveled a lot in Brazil as well, but Thailand has a special “feeling” that you only feels when you are in Thailand.
    Cheers and continuing with the nice blog and informations.
    Jah Bless,
    Ed – ChibataRoots

  12. It really is a unique and amazing place to visit. No wonder it is called the land of smiles – when you live here, how can you not smile? 🙂

  13. Hi Caz,
    Thanks so much for your sharing experience while traveling in Thailand. I am now working for a travel agent in Vietnam name http://www.saigoncitytours.com but I never travel to Thailand. I will travel first time to Thailand in some month (in August). Your sharing is very useful for my future visit in this beautiful country.

    Have a very nice day!

  14. Hi Caz,

    Love reading your blog especially your Thailand section.

    Think this a great post for those who are crazy enough to be sitting on the fence about whether to visit Thailand or not. Should tip them over the edge and make them book.

    Think most would find it hard to live like a king on $20-30 a day on the main touristy spots for this you definitely to get off the beaten track and find the real side of Thailand. This is especially so with the food, don’t be afraid to eat in the little side of the Soi carts or stalls, I know they don’t conform to western standards but this is honestly where the best Thai food is.

    The sun shines every day for sure, but during rainy season it stops for a few hours and the heavens open. Although I personally love a good tropical downpour.

    You forgot to mention cheap shopping.

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