Island Destinations In Thailand

Thailand is a well-known destination for those wanting to get away from the cold winter weather in their own countries. If you’re seeking sunshine and the friendly smiles of the Thai people then book a flight to the capital, Bangkok, for an exciting adventure before heading down to the golden shores of Samui or Phuket, and you won’t be disappointed. Its location in the south-east of Asia provides it with an exotic natural beauty and warm climate that attracts people from all over the globe.

There are lots of sights and attractions to visit whilst in the country, Bangkok is the capital and great for shopping and nightlife, however if you want something a bit more relaxing and quiet then head to the beaches in the south of the country.

Phuket and Samui are just two of the most visited islands in the south and have first-class international hotels, including well-known brands, as well as more economical bungalows on the beach to suit all budgets.

These tropical islands are blessed with pure white-sand beaches bordered by swaying palm trees and a sparkling blue ocean – what more reasons are there for travelling to Thailand? Relax on the beach every day, swim or snorkel, learn to dive and experience the nightlife on the islands, then go home chilled out and happy.

Phuket is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the south due to its modern outlook and traditional way of life. Catering to a diverse range of holidaymakers this paradise island has plenty of activities, entertainment, restaurants and beaches to please everyone. Phuket Town is an interesting place with sino-portuguese architecture and art galleries to explore, whilst on the other side of the mountain is the busiest tourist resort of Patong, further towards the southern tip of the island are Karon and Kata suitable for those looking for a quiet area. If you do visit Phuket then the months of November to March are the best time of year to visit as it’s not too hot and the rainy season is over.

Ko Samui is less crowded than Phuket but if you do like to people watch or busy bars then stay in Chaweng which is the most developed resort. There are still plenty of idyllic spots next to the ocean especially if you go to Lamai or Bo Phut. Not far from here is Koh Phangan, an island most people have heard of these days as it’s the scene of the famous full-moon parties, and go that little bit further and you’ll find the tiny island of Koh Tao, the best place for experienced or new divers.

Vistting Thailand

Thailand, a country where 90% of the population follows Buddhism, is heavily influenced by India, China and Cambodia. Although Buddhism is the majority religion here, there are a number of people who follow other religions. Before the advent of Buddhism in Thailand, Indian Brahmanism religion persisted and yet has an influence over the population. A trip to the heritage sites in your Thailand package is highly desirable.

Thailand’s culture has highly impacted its cuisine, which is known for its combination of four basic tastes – sweet, spicy hot, sour and salty. Thai’s prefer to have a single dish along with rice serving. They prefer to have sauce along with the dishes. Herbs also are sometimes included. Chopsticks are used only while eating noodles. The cuisine of Thailand is so relishing that you need to try out all the cuisine, which packages Thailand, as a food destination can offer you.

Thailand has many festivals throughout the year. The Ghost Festival, locally known as Boon Pra Wate, is a procession where participants wear monster and ghost like masks which are made from coconut tree trunks. Lots of music and dancing is characteristic of the festive procession. You can plan package Thailand around the ghost festival time for a unique experience.

The Buffalo Racing festival is a one of a kind festival which has to make it into your Thailand package because it’s such an adrenaline filled festival. In this festival, bulls are made to run on a straight stretch which a human jockey controls. It is a very thrilling spectacle. The Ploughing Ceremony cannot be left behind because it holds a lot of historic importance. The Ploughing Ceremony is hosted at Sanam Luang in Bangkok during May. It marks the beginning of the planting season.

There are various packages Thailand that can be tailored so as to witness the rich culture of the land.