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Dining

People who love Thai and spicy food will certainly love Thailand! The fresh ingredients and herbs create the delicious Thai dishes. Products like coconuts, pepper, garlic and lemon leaves are often used. Try the famous green curry or the typical noodle dish Phad Thai. You can buy the food in either restaurants or food cars on the street. Fancy something else than Thai food? Don’t worry! Enough international restaurants with western dishes can be found in Thailand!

Local culture

Many Thai people highly value religion and traditions. Most of the population is Buddhist and due to this you’ll come across many temples, Buddha statues and monks. The typical dance, Ram Thai, is much practiced. The dance is very expressive with many difficult hand movements. A lot of the positions have a clear meaning, like anger or love.

Religious buildings

Since the majority of Thailand’s population is Buddhist, the country has some great decorated temples. Visit the Wat Phra Kaew, also called The Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Do you want to see the biggest lying Buddha statue of the world? Go to Wat Pho temple. The statue is part of this temple and is 46 metres long and 15 metres high. Very special is the Wat Rong Khun, better known as the ‘White Temple’. The temple is very detailed and is completely white. This colour represents the purity of Buddha. It will for sure amaze you!

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Thailand has many faces. Fascinating history, a unique culture and stunning nature all come together in Thailand. Buddhist temples decorate the scenery, interesting wildlife crossing your path. Beautiful sandy beaches and the most spectacular islands will make all your dreams come true. Get your backpack and explore the country. Whenever you get hungry, you can enjoy delicious spicy dishes.

Buddha in Sukhothai Image gallery
Time zone
In summer +5, In winter +6
Visa
Not required
Vaccinations
Recommended
High season
November – February
Currency
Thai baht (THB)

Where to stay?

Where to stay?

Thailand is well-known for:

  • Hospitable community
  • Varied green landscape
  • Beautiful islands and beaches

Keep in mind:

  • Bangkok is a very busy metropole
  • Rainy season from June until October

Alternatives nearby

Angkor Wat
Cambodia →
Chinese Wall
China →

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Thai curry
Dining

People who love Thai and spicy food will certainly love Thailand! The fresh ingredients and herbs create the delicious Thai dishes. Products like coconuts, pepper, garlic and lemon leaves are often used. Try the famous green curry or the typical noodle dish Phad Thai. You can buy the food in either restaurants or food cars on the street. Fancy something else than Thai food? Don’t worry! Enough international restaurants with western dishes can be found in Thailand!

Buddhist monks with children
Local culture

Many Thai people highly value religion and traditions. Most of the population is Buddhist and due to this you’ll come across many temples, Buddha statues and monks. The typical dance, Ram Thai, is much practiced. The dance is very expressive with many difficult hand movements. A lot of the positions have a clear meaning, like anger or love.

Wat Rong Khun
Religious buildings

Since the majority of Thailand’s population is Buddhist, the country has some great decorated temples. Visit the Wat Phra Kaew, also called The Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Do you want to see the biggest lying Buddha statue of the world? Go to Wat Pho temple. The statue is part of this temple and is 46 metres long and 15 metres high. Very special is the Wat Rong Khun, better known as the ‘White Temple’. The temple is very detailed and is completely white. This colour represents the purity of Buddha. It will for sure amaze you!

Grand Palace Bangkok
Sights

Bangkok is a city of contradictions. Imagine a city with high skyscrapers next to traditional temples and wooden houses. That’s exactly what Bangkok is like! The city is very crowded and offers more than enough things to do. One of the most popular sights is the Grand Palace, but also the floating market and colourful temples are worth a visit.

Nightclub in Thailand
Bars & Clubs

After a day exploring nature or traditional sights, you should enjoy the vibrant nightlife in Bangkok or Phuket. Crowded streets, good music and many bars will keep you entertained. When seeking some partying in Bangkok, visit Khao San Road or Soi Rambuttri. If you’re in Phuket, Bangla Road in Patong is the place to be!

Koh Samui beach
Beaches

Thailand knows gorgeous bounty beaches with each its own character. Both hidden, quiet beaches or a big, crowded one with many facilities. Thailand has it all. Kamala Beach is known for its ‘high-class’ facilities and accommodations. Kata Beach is a nice spot for families to spend some time and backpackers enjoy themselves on the beaches of Koh Phi Phi. When you want to relax on an untouched beach visit Khao Lak. Clearly, there are enough possibilities!

Ayutthaya
Historical

The northern part of Thailand is a true mix between old and new buildings. Many historic sites can be found here. Visit Sukhothai and Ayutthaya. Sukhotahai is known as the first independent kingdom of Thailand and Ayutthaya is the most valued historical place of Thailand. Many restored temples and palaces can be found in both these places. If you need any more reason to visit, both parks are also listed on the UNESCO world heritage list.

Elephants in Khao Yai National Park
National parks

Thailand has amazing scenery, with over a 100 national parks. Many animals and plants call these national parks their home. The most famous park in Thailand is Khao Yai National Park, about 200 km away from Bangkok. In the south you can find national park Doi Inthanon, that is connected to Shan Mountain Range. This mountain is with its 2500 meter the highest point of Thailand and a great place to discover beautiful waterfalls and orchids. If you rather spot birds, you should visit Roi Yot National Park. When interested to see a sevenfold waterfall, go to Erawan National Park in Kanchanaburi.

Green Thailand
Nature

The beautiful landscape of Thailand, is what attracts many visitors. Besides thousands of square kilometres of tropical rainforest, you’ll find rivers, savannas and mangroves. Explore the rainforest, where you can find bamboo, lianas and about 27.000 kinds of flowers. One of them is the orchid, the national symbol of Thailand. Next to the beautiful landscape and variety of plants and flowers, some amazing animals find their home in Thailand. Think about different kinds of reptiles, tigers, bears, monkeys and elephants. With such a wide variety in nature, Thailand is definitely worth exploring!

Surfers on the water in Thailand
Water sports

The sun, high temperatures and a blue see. It certainly makes you feel like doing some water sports! Luckily, Thailand offers great possibilities. Take an amazing kayak trip in Ang Thong National Marine Park or go snorkelling and diving at one of the many coral reefs. Fancy a windsurfing or sailing trip? Visit Krabi. The government tries to protect the nature in this area, which makes it prohibited for all motorised water sports. So it’s a very peaceful spot where you can take full advantage of the wind.

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