Travellers Guide to ThailandGuide to Thailand
Deluxe tourist guide Thailand, Asia
Regional dishes: The typical flavoursome and tangy taste of Thailand is spiced with lots of chilli, a mix of chilli, lemongrass, lime sauce and white cilantro. Warm and acidic ragù, warm and acidic curry, as well as various kinds of soup and pasta are part of the menu. There' s also an unbelievable diversity of fruits, whether they' re juicy or new.
Sugarcane juices and paddy whiskies are popular specialities of the area. Fun fact: The Bangkok Thailand is officially named'Krung t hung t h ep hahanakhon bin vor rattanakosin mu hintharayutthaya nahadilok op ng o paratratchathani burirom urratchanivetma hasathan amnan piman avatarna thi sakkathattiyavisnukarmprasit'. Or, for a word, "Krung thep", which means "City of Angels". Alas Garland's much discussed novel The Beaches shows the quest of a young back packer for the ideal one.
Guidebook for students in Thailand
Thailand is one of the places we always suggest to students - it is nice, inexpensive and sun-drenched, with climbing hills, sunbathing on the beach, hiking in the jungles and world-class sights. You will always be able to find someone who can speak English in any tourist location.
These are our suggestions for a trip to Thailand: Bangkok, the capitol, is probably the place where you will begin and end your Thailand-adventures. It is the most important traffic junction for Thailand and large parts of Southeast Asia, so that most air travel, busses and train services through it. When in Bangkok you should stay at least a few days on Khao San Road, a real paradise for backpacker tourists.
You will also want to visit the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Wat Arun to get an initiation to the magnificent temple of Thailand. I like Chiang Mai very much - I lived there for over six month! The number one tip is the Elephant Nature Park - a marvelous reserve devoted to saving tormented bulls from all over Southeast Asia and beyond.
The town is full of monasteries and you will not be able to run more than 50 metres without encountering a shimmering water. Whilst you are inexorably tired of the temples, you should visit some of them while you are there - our favorite is Watt Phra That Doi Suthep, which is situated on the hill with a view of the town.
Visiting Chiang Mai Tor (the southern gateway to the moat) every night and looking for Mrs Pa's dining car -- it's the one with the huge line. This is definitely a Chiang Mai landmark. A funny week-end trip from Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai is home to two of Thailand's strangest Buddhist monasteries.
When you want to take your hippy with you on trips, look no further than Pai, just a few short hrs from Chiang Mai. It is a wonderful place, full of relaxed backpack tourists and relaxed guest houses, encircled by one of the most scenic areas of Southeast Asia. Another of Chiang Dao's destinations for a great week-end away from Chiang Mai.
When you are there, you can just unwind in a hammock, walk the surrounding hills or discover some of the nearness. If we want to part with the outside for a few nights, Chiang Dao is our destination. It is an insular backpacker's haven. It' has an ultra relaxing atmosphere and is the kind of place where you can sleep in a cabin by the sea for about $3. If you choose to come to Koh Chang, we can suggest a stop at Lonely Beach, where most backpacker tourists are.
It has a great name as a great place to go to party, but it' also one of the most wonderful. Here you can see Maya Bay, the breathtaking isle on which The Beach was shot, take boating excursions to the nearest isles where you will find far fewer visitors and walk to the viewpoint to enjoy breathtaking views of the area.
Lanta Koh is the place to go when you need a rest from all this and more. It is a relaxed place perfect for a whole day of sun bathing on the sea and sea-watching. Would you like to see what the Thai Isles were like before the backpack tourists showed up?
Drive to Koh Yao Noi, which is calm, isolated and without a tourist. Whilst there, you can take a tour of Phang Nga National Park to explore Koh Hong, canoe to Koh Nok, enjoy tasty regional dishes or just rent a motorbike and drive around the isle.