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Top reasons to visit Thailand - Best Reasons to Vacation in Thailand

As Asia's most popular tourist hub Thailand is a land full of vacation possibilities for discerning travellers. From beach hubs to cultural attractions here are the top reasons to visit the country.

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Pristine Beaches

Pristine Beaches

Revered as one of the world's favourite beach holiday destinations the white, sandy beaches of Thailand are some of the finest in the world. As the backdrop of Hollywood blockbuster "The Beach" starring Leonardo Dicaprio this beach laden haven is an island hopper's dream come true. Some of the top beach hubs in Thailand include Koh Phangan where the infamous Full Moon Parties take centre stage each month while Ko Lipe and Ko Samet are other hot pick beach vacation hotspots in the country. Ko Lanta is another alternative available for beach lovers looking for a tranquil piece of paradise of their own.

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Thai Food

Thai Food

As an Asian cuisine with a truly global following authentic Thai food is also one of the best reasons to touch down in Thailand this holiday season. Famed as a food lover's dream come true visitors can sample their favourite Thai treats and dig into new favourites in the country's innumerable dining option. Whether it is fine dining or grabbing a plate of pad Thai from a street vendor, the experience is one that will linger in the memory long after. The capital is a street food hub littered with street side vendors selling every variety of Thai food available including those with a twist. From steaming hot noodles to sweet desserts and fresh fruits the choices are truly endless.

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Historic Sites at Sukkothai and Other Ancient Cities

Historic Sites at Sukkothai and Other Ancient Cities

As some of the most intriguing and breathtaking sites in all of Thailand, the country's rich cultural legacy is on show at the ancient cities of Ayutthaya, Sukothai and Lopburi. Dating back to Thailand's centuries old history the ruins of these former administrative capitals hark back to the ages when the country was governed by Burmese as well as Khmer rulers. Located within close proximity of one another the cities occupy the central heart of the country and also allows visitors to explore the rustic countryside and verdant landscapes of Chiang Mai.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

Littered with tropical jungles Thailand is also a nature lover's dream come true. With vast expanses of mountains and lush forests fringing its rural villages visitors can experience engaging hiking and trekking adventures that takes places beyond the beaten track. Jungle tours on elephant back is another popular option among seasoned visitors exploring the verdant confines of forests in area such as Khao Yai and Chiang Mai. Blessed with a marine heritage that is equally enthralling visitors to Ko Tao and other diving hubs in Thailand can explore the marine inhabitants occupying the coral laden sea beds of the islands.

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Bangkok

Bangkok

Known as one of the world's most exotic cities the bustling metropolis that is Bangkok has served as a rite of passage for many backpackers since time immemorial. Marching to the beat of its own drum this ever evolving cityscape is one of the most potent reasons to head down to Thailand. Moving at break neck speed the city combines the best of the old and the new to create a touristic experience unlike another. Renowned as a shopper's hub the malls and department stores of the capital are not its only attractions as the country's principle temple line the banks of the Chao Praya River. The Grand Palace, The Temple of the Emerald Buddha and The Temple of the Reclining Buddha are just some of the highlights in this maze of a city with its own floating markets. Those staying in Somerset Sukhumvit Thonglor Bangkok or another well-situated Bangkok serviced apartment will be within close proximity to these attractions.