Travelling Thailand for first timers

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Travelling Thailand for first timers
Travelling Thailand for first timers

Thailand is becoming a favorite destination of many tourists around the world. It’s renowned for its beaches, shopping and its sizzly, spicy food. The following is some tips for visitors travelling Thailand for the first time.

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Top 5 beaches

Ko Phi Phi beach
Ko Phi Phi beach

Ko Phi Phi: Behold the prettiest tropical island you’ve ever seen.

Ko Phang Nga: Master the art of hammock-hanging.

Ko Samui: Devote yourself to great beaches, sleepy fishing villages and seaside yoga.

Phuket: Bullseye for high energy, international resorts.

Ko Samet: Escape the capital for a beach retreat.

Top 5 shopping spots

Shopping mall in Bangkok
Shopping mall in Bangkok

Bangkok: From markets to malls, you can shop all day long.

Chiang Mai: This handicraft centre has both homespun and chic buys.

Surin: Craft villages practise silk weaving and silversmithing.

Ko Kret: See pottery in situ on this river island near Bangkok.

Nong Khai: The riverside market sells souvenirs and grilled fish; people watching
is free.

Best places to eat – and cook

Seafood in Phuket
Seafood in Phuket

Bangkok: A culinary superstar with noodles, haute cuisine and immigrant fare.

Chiang Mai: Learn how to chop and wok through Thai cooking.

Hua Hin: Combine two great Thai specialities – seafood and night markets – into one.

Phuket: Sample southern fare, seafood and fusion.

Nakhon Ratchasima: papaya salad, grilled chicken and sticky rice,…

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Before you go

One month before: Start shopping for airline fares, planning an itinerary, booking accommodation  and arranging domestic train and plane tickets.

One week before: Book your Thai cooking course and dive trip. Start watching  the web for Thailand news.

One day before: Confirm your flight and ready to go.