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05 Best Locations in Thailand – One Gorgeous Country

Exploring Thailand is on the list of every discerning traveller, and the nation certainly is a tourist hub for vintage allures, exotic traditions, exciting new experiences and of course for being a foodie and sampling that fabulous Thai cuisine. So, here are some thrilling places to explore!


Bangkok Awaits

You will probably end up touring Bangkok, on arrival, as the country's main international airport is located there, and really the capital city is a must visit. Bangkok has it all from ancient temples boasting loads of history, to red light districts where you can leave behind all inhibitions. In Bangkok, you must indulge in a street-food tour where you scour the many foodie zones, nibbling on the variety of tasty bites, at prices that are more than cheap. You can do the temple run and stop for a traditional Thai massage, go on a museum tour of which there are many, catch a show such as the boy-girl cabarets and cruise the Chao Phraya River. Shopping is a whirlwind experience in Bangkok, from the ultra-chic malls to the huge open-air markets offering bargains galore!


Hua Hin for Relaxed Fun

Once you experience all the glitz and glamour of vibrant Bangkok, make your way to the beautiful coastal town of Hua Hin. There you can enjoy salt in your hair and laid back beach vibes, a beautiful coastal getaway where you may book into a seaside resort like Avani+ Hua Hin Resort and look forward to relaxing at the best pool villa Hua Hin has to offer! Hua Hin is also famous for kite surfing; the conditions are perfect and you will find plenty of opportunities to indulge in and learn the sport, at any one of the kite surfing schools dotting the beach; or you could book a tour with your resort in Hua Hin. Either way, this sunny coastal town will turn out to be the perfect elixir for savouring sun, sand and sea.


Savour the Culture at Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai located in the northern hills of Thailand is a lush oasis of traditions and culture. There you may wander around the ancient city, explore the 'Old Quarter' and trek into the hills for a chat and experience of Nomadic Hill tribes and their villages. Chiang Mai boasts over 500 temples, beautiful vintage complexes exuding the exotic mysticism of Thai religion. Nature buffs can plan long hikes into the hills, home Doi Inthanon, the nation's highest point and explore waterfalls.


Enjoy the Island Vibes of Phuket

The country's biggest island Phuket is a place of many lures. Go explore Karon Beach, Kathu Beach and Freedom Beach; enjoy the scenic views, snorkel and simply lay on the white sand and savour a lazy snooze. Phuket has plenty of entertainment venues too amongst which catching a Muay Thai Boxing match is on the cards!


Chiang Rai for More of Natures Serene Therapy

Very similar to its neighbour Chiang Rai is a pretty place to explore. Located in the northern hills, Chiang Rai is bordered by Laos and Myanmar; the area is known as the Golden Triangle a point connecting the 3 countries. There, nature lovers will find paradise, trekking to the hot springs, chasing waterfalls and daring to cross the suspension bridge at Mae Fah Luang Garden.