My itchy feet wants to travel again after the pandemic era and for a relaxing journey where I can soak myself with food, beaches, temple, history and culture than what could be better than Thailand. I have never been to Thailand and wanted to visit the country since long back and this time I am planning to revive the post-pandemic travel goal with Thailand only. This time I will not only explore the places or enjoy the food while roaming the markets but also will get to know more about the local culture, traditions, and festivals.
Thailand is a blend of ethnicity, cultural diversity, and different religions and that’s why there are many traditional Thai festivals are celebrating around the year. Candle Festival, Khao Phansa Day, Buddhist Forest Robe Offering Ceremony to name a few popular festivals which one can cherish forever.
I love to explore historical sites and while I was not traveling I read all about Thai history. This time, I am planning to rediscover Thai history beyond my bookish knowledge. The historical places of Thailand like Lamphun, Wat Mahathat, Sukhotai, Phimai Historical Park seem to still stick in historical time, the temples, the monuments, the barren streets have seen a lot of things over the eras, from past to new days. I want to walk slowly and feel the historical value, the culture there.
For foodies like me who relish both Street food as well as enjoy fine dining, Thailand is apt for them. Red & Green Thai curry, Khao Klukh Krapi, Tom Kha Kai are some of my favorite food from Thailand and I often try to eat them in India. So, it is obvious that when I would visit Thailand I surely try these authentic Thai Foods and experience other dishes too.
Being a shopaholic, Bangkok Flea Markets, Tha Kha Floating Market, Chatuchak Weekend Market, Pattaya Night Bazaar are some of my dream places to hop and shop. I read and watched a lot about these markets that sometimes I crave for visiting these places and want to buy anything and everything from there.
Thailand is a paradise for beach bummers. The azure blue sea and the gleaming sand-filled beaches are calling me and I must go. Who ignores if a perfect day can full of seafood, head massage, body spa which not only relax the body fatigue but also brings a fresh mood? I can spend few days happily at Phi Phi Island or Krabi or Phuket while exploring the nightlife, beaches and enjoy some adventures like snorkeling or scuba diving here.
This wonderful nation always flabbergasts me with its enrapturing perspectives and tranquillity. So, for me when travel will resume again, I would love to visit Thailand to reboot myself.
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