Thailand, one of the most popular tourist destinations the world has to offer, and for so many good reasons. Over the years, more and more tourists have been travelling to Thailand to fulfill their dream holiday. And while there’s no doubt about Thailand being one of the most cheapest getaways, there are more stunning reasons behind ‘just the cheaper price tag’. Thailand is home to a vibrant culture, beautiful beaches, and delicious cuisines. Full of smiling faces, halal -friendly hotels, and award winning chefs, this Asian holiday escape should definitely be on the top of your priority list.
You’ve probably heard first hand from friends and family members who have travelled to Thailand about how stunning the country is, and no doubt you’ve read and seen all the juicy details Thailand has to offer, but what really makes Thailand so special? And what are the main reasons so many people love Thailand? We know Thailand has a lot of offer, but do you know the in’s and outs? We’ve listed down the main reasons you’ll love Thailand, and we’re sure each reason will make you want to visit Thailand even more.
Depending on the type of holiday you’re looking to have, Thailand can be very cheap. Accommodation is very affordable, just as transportation, food, and your general day to day needs. Even those looking to enjoy a more ‘high-profile’ holiday can still get great bargains, and actual flight tickets to the vibrant country aren’t that bad. Guests exploring Thailand will definitely notice the cheaper prices compared to a lot of countries, making your chance of enjoying more for less a lot easier. With Thailand offering a whole range of adventurous activities, water-sports, and day trips and excursions you’ll see how easy it is to spend and save while still making the most out of your holiday getaway. Overall, Thailand is one of the cheapest holiday destinations in the world. Despite it’s cheaper prices, the quality of services and products are still at and above satisfactory level. While some activities or resorts may be more expensive than others, it all comes down to ‘you get what you pay for’. If a luxury holiday is more up your street, then yes it will be more pricey, but it will still be a lot cheaper than that of many other countries.
Culture, Hospitality & Smiles
Thailand’s culture is truly mesmerizing. The vibrant colours, the lively streets, and most importantly the happy people. Thailand is known for treating their guests well, and going above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and welcome. Thai hospitality is also well known, and people from all around the globe know they’ll be in for a treat once they’re in the hands of Thai community. One of the many reasons why you’ll love Thailand is simply down to their smiles. Wherever you go you’ll find smiling faces and helpful people always willing to lend a helping out. Because Thailand is so used to visitors from all different countries, they are not shy when it comes to communicating. Most people in Thailand speak or at least basic English, especially in the busier parts and tourist destinations, and even those who don’t always try their best to help out and understand what you’re trying to say or are seeking answers to. Apart from their smiling facing, hospitable actions, and warming welcome, Thailand is also very welcome to other religions and beliefs. While the country’s main religion is Buddhism, they respect other cultures religions. The simple saying of ‘you respect our religion, and we’ll respect yours’ is one of the best ways to describe it.
Another one of the main reasons Thailand is so popular is due to it’s stunning weather all year round. Being a tropical country you will enjoy sunny days almost everyday, making it the perfect beach weather. Most travellers look for holiday destinations where the sun shines bright all day long, while the evenings bring pleasant clear skies and cool breezes, something Thailand proudly has to offer. While the climate does vary throughout Thailand, the weather provides favourable temperatures all year round. Overall, it’s said the best time to travel to Thailand is between the months of November to early April as this is known as the dry season. However, depending on where about in Thailand you plan on visiting, it can vary. For those visiting the west coast, the more favourable months are during the winter months as the weather provides great diving and snorkeling experiences. On the east coast, the weather is good almost all year round with lowest rainfall being in January and February. Despite all of this, in general Thailand has great weather and a little rain shouldn’t put you off, especially seeing as it can rain anywhere in the world at any time. If you are, however, worried that you might find the dry season too much, it may be best to plan on travelling at time when the climate is a little bit cooler.
Thailand great reason to visit Thailand is due to it’s beautiful beaches and relaxing waters. Home to a range of famous and must visit beaches, the tropical island also provides some of the best beach getaways the world has to offer. Being one of the most popular places to visit due to its climate makes days at the beach a piece of cake. Certain locations such as Phuket and Koh Samui are definitely considered must visits when travelling to Thailand as they among the most popular and stunning spots. However, because Thailand is becoming more and more popular, even the remote islands Thailand has to offer are getting the attention of travellers due to their peaceful surroundings and even more spectacular hidden treasures. Remote islands and beaches are also less crowded compared to the popular ones, but may only be suitable for day trips. Thai beach experiences will provide you with clear waters white sand, and the iconic long tail boats that dot at the shore. These long-tail boats are also great for island hopping, and hundred of tourist grab the opportunity daily to explore the remote islands dotted around the mainland. The main beaches are also full of vendors peddling food, drinks, souvenirs, and even massages. Any trip to Thailand wouldn’t be complete without spending a day or two (or more) at one it’s beaches, and we’d highly recommended investing in island hopping where you’ll get to explore even more of Thailand’s real hidden beauties.
Who doesn’t love a good Thai dish? An international favorite, and home to some of the most delicious dishes you’ve probably ever tried, Thailand has some of the most mouth watering food and cuisines the world has to offer. Thai food is popularly known for it’s wonderful blend of spices, but they also offer blends of sour, sweet, salty, and bitter. Many Thai dishes have carefully blended all these tantalizing tastes, which end up produces some of the most mouthwatering and delicious dishes the world has even known. Perfected the various tastes isn’t something just anyone can achieve, and it takes some of the best chefs Thailand has to offer to achieve perfection. Thailand also uses a range of fresh herbs and vegetables you may not be able to purchases in all countries, especially fresh, one of the many reasons why the Thai cuisines are as good as they are. Local food or street foods are also a great experience, and a definite must try if you’re up for exploring. With both main dishes and desserts offering you a once in a lifetime treat, and with some of the best chefs and ingredients used to whip up popular and fresh dishes, there is definitely no place like having an authentic Thai meal than in Thailand itself.
If the above 5 reasons aren’t enough to tempt you to book a ticket to Thailand, then take a look at our list of luxury hotels and resorts Thailand has to offer. With accommodation like no other, complete with the above 5 ‘why you will love Thailand’ factors, a trip to this popular and dazzling country is will definitely be worth your while. Escape to a paradise where the sun shines all day long, the calm seas glisten in the backdrop, and white sugary sands tickles your toes, Thailand is not a place to miss out on, and we at Luxury Halal Travel can provide you with the paradise-like holiday you’ve always dreamed of having.