Travel Inspiration: Thailand

Thailand, I can’t wait to go visit this breath-taking country. Just by looking and finding these pictures make me want to book a ticket and go to Thailand tomorrow morning!
I feel like it’s a P E R F E C T place to go on a romantic holiday with your boyfriend or husband.

Here’s a bit of information I got from different websites & forums.

Thailand truly offers the perfect holiday destination for any visitor…Learn about the fascinating culture of the Hilltribe villages in Northern Thailand, where you will experience friendly people, visit ancient temples, secluded hillsides and jungles. Marvel at the rich traditions, or test your fitness on a trek. Visit the centre of the renowned “Golden Triangle”.

Shop for handicrafts and great bargains in Bangkok – the buzzing capital home to the Grand Palace, Floating Market, and other sightseeing activities such as Thai Boxing… discover this exciting city!

Head to the Islands in the South to indulge in a beach escape… the pristine beaches of Phuket, Samui, Krabi, Khao Lak, Phi Phi and Chang are stunning and relaxing. These escapes are a great add-on to your Thailand or Asian itinerary, and are also a fantastic winter getaway or romance destination. Whatever your experience in Thailand, you’ll likely want to return!

Rough granite nestles against smooth sandy beaches, the colourful hurly-burly alternates with silent mangrove swamps – a peaceful struggle of opposites is raging on Phuket, but from your charter yacht it looks like paradise.

Phuket which lies at the west coast of Thailand and has an area of 538 square metres is Thailand’s largest island. This wonderful island was named after the Danish botanist Dr. Koenig Phuket who visited it in 1779 intending to do his researches there. Since 1967, this dreamlike spot is connected to the mainland, which is only a few hundred metres away, by the Sarasin-Bridge. 

The fact that Phuket is surrounded by 39 smaller islands makes it even more attractive. It is recommendable to travel about the area around this delightful island housing 200,000 inhabitants during the high season between November and February. Those who are fond of water sports will have much fun on land, too, which is guaranteed by the numerous attractive waterfalls, for example the Ton-Sai or the Bang-Pae waterfall in the inland. 

The Khao-Phra-Theaw wildlife park located on a granite ground forms the central part of the North. Lush mangrove forests and vast plantations are part of the coast territories‘ flora. The islands in front of Phuket and flat water in between are partly used for pearls growing. Phuket’s North West would definitely win every postcard motif competition. Wonderful bays have alluring names – like Laem Singh. 

However, this bay can only be approached by boat or afoot. The South East of Phuket is strongly influenced by Phuket Town, the island’s capital. Yachties who like it wild should concentrate on the West of the island where it shows its rough side. One will find there endless granite cliffs with the most beautiful beaches in the world.

The sandy ground of the bays stretches out far into the interior. Coconut and sugar palms are thriving on it.  Behind, wherever you look, there are evergreen paddy fields. Since Phuket lies almost on the equator, even in December and January its temperatures can reach respectable 32 degrees Celsius which resemble a perfect summer in western Europe, whereas at night it is seldom cooler than 23 degrees Celsius. 

Between May and September, the monsoon falls – except in May, when it’s raining almost continuously. However, some charter tourists are no longer that easily to frighten away. A short rain shower has ist merits, after all. Especially in the interior, some rare animal species like leopard cats or sun bears are inhabiting. Impressive coconut palms dominate the local flora all over the island, but Phuket is the home for many other wonderful palm species, too. 

Those who like fruit will find plenty of exotic ones to choose in Thailand. Because of a humid climate of the region, fruits and vegetables have excellent conditions for growing. Another characteristic of Phuket are large rubber tree plantations which primarily produce natural rubber mattresses.

  1. 1.Ko Samui  – Ko Samui is very well known and the two best known beaches there are Chaweng and Lamae  But there is a more secluded beach known as Silver Beach, better known by its official name, Tong Takien.  It’s suitable for families and well worth a visit if you’re on Ko Samui Island, which is located in the Gulf of Thailand.

  1. 2.Phuket – Phuket is highly developed, and if you’re on a beach the chances are that you will be surrounded by scores of other holidaymakers and plenty of touts selling you anything from squid, friend chicken, shrimp, watches, clothes, and much more.  Most of these items are going to be a lot cheaper if you take the time to go to a proper market, particularly in Bangkok, but if something catches your eye there and then, they’ll be pleased to oblige.  Surin beach is one to watch out for in particular, where you can enjoy a nice swim in the sea.

  1. 3.Ko Phi Phi –  Ko Phi Phi is comprised of two islands, and not far from Krabi on the Andaman Sea.  It’s about a two-hour ferry ride from Krabi.  The beach to look out for is Tonsai Bay, which is extremely stunning.

  1. 4.Ko Samet – Ko Samet is about an hour past Pattaya on the Gulf of Thailand, and it has a famous beach known as Diamond beach, with a second name of Crystal Sand Beach. It’s a really beautiful beach not far from Bangkok, and popular with city dwellers on the weekends who need to escape the bustling metropolis to enjoy sand and sea.

  1. 5.Krabi – Krabi has its own excellent beach, called Ao Nang.  You need to get to the southern part of it to enjoy the best scenery there.  Krabi has all the restaurants and services you would ever need, and faces the Andaman Sea. Venture further south and you will find Noppharat Thara, which is a national park with its own spectacular beach scenery. This is an ideal family beach, and you can walk to three islands just offshore when the tide is low.

  1. 6.Ko Tao – This is the island to get away from it all, and also a diver’s paradise. The beach to visit here is Sairee beach, where you can feel like you really are in another world.

  1. 7.Prachuap Khiri Khan – Near the border of Myanamar is one of the best and least tourist visited beaches in Thailand called Ao Manao, or Lemon Beach. Great for family holidays this beach is well worth a special visit, and one of Thailand’s jewels.

  1. 8.Ko Chang – Elephant island as it is called is the second biggest island in Thailand and located near the border of Cambodia. There are a great selection of beaches on its west coast.  The White Sand beach is one of the most popular on the island.

  1. 9.Pattaya – the beach in Pattaya is not one of Thailand’s finest by any stretch of the imagination, but you can take a short ferry ride to one of the nearby islands and enjoy much better beaches for swimming and splashing about. Pattaya is well known for other things that may or may not appeal: be fully aware of what to expect before setting out.

  1. 10.Hua Hin –  Hua Hin is a developed resort with some fine hotels and a long stretch of beach.  The more commercial beach isn’t that great, but it is still highly popular among visitors and suitable for families.  There are some other nearby prettier beaches to be discovered, and Hua Hin is a great place to relax in one of its fine resort hotels.  People come to Hua Hin because it’s a great town and it’s well maintained, as it’s the main residence of the King of Thailand.

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