With COVID restrictions coming to an end, more and more people are getting back out there on the road. When you consider the fact that most people have been locked up like animals for the past year or so, it only makes sense that they want to get out and spread their wings a little. Combine this with all the money that the government has given away as of recent, and it only makes sense to travel right now. While there are tons of exciting travel destinations you’ll have to choose from, there aren’t many that will offer what Thailand does. That being said, if you are going to venture to the country, you’ll want to make sure you make the most of your experience. Here’s how you can do so:
The Grand Palace & Wat Prakeaw
You ask any local of Bangkok or frequent traveler the go-to travel destination in the area and about 90 percent of them are going to tell you the Grand Palace. It is undoubtedly one of the city’s most famous landmarks, but this isn’t the reason to check out the site. Built-in 1782, the site holds nearly 150 years of historical significance that can’t be matched. It’s held high responsibilities of everything from housing the Thai King to housing the Royal Court, and the Administrative seat of government. It is beautiful but designed with such intricate detail that it brings a whole new sense to dedicate craftsmanship.
Phang Nga Bay
With summer here in full swing, it only makes sense that one would want to partake in some kind of water activity. And, that is just what the Phang Nga Bay easily makes the Thailand itinerary 2 weeks. This is almost one of the most unique places in the world, as there aren’t many that rival its unique offerings. The distinctive limestone cliffs are what set this destination apart from the others. Combine this with the beautiful, emerald green water, and it will be easy to understand why many famous Hollywood directors have chosen to shoot scenes here.
Speaking of outdoor activities, the Similan Islands are another hard one to match. To many, this might just be a group of rocks and islands that lie 90 minutes from the coast of Phang Nga, but when you see it in person, it will bring a whole new meaning to rock formations. The area was recently declared a Marine National Park, but still largely remains one of the most undeveloped lands in the area. The name Similan refers to the nine main islands the make up the area. The ride to the islands itself will be a trip, as you’ll likely encounter all kinds of tropical fish, colorful corals, and exceptional underwater visibility.
Want to do a little shopping, but want to do it in new lands in an entirely new experience? Check out the Floating Markets. The area is just what the name suggests, as shoppers will get to ride around on boat from booth to booth, buying, and sampling local wares. The floating stalls are filled with delicious tropical fruit, vegetables, fresh coconut juice, and local food cooked with the highest degree of love.