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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Must Know Tips For the First Time Visitor to Thailand

 Thailand is one of the major travel destinations of South East Asia. Even the name conjures up images of an exotic paradise filled with celebrated pristine beaches, ancient Buddhist temples, mind blowing food and hedonistic fun filled nights. Though there are many things to do and enjoy in Thailand, there are a certain things that first time travelers should keep in mind.

 Best Time To Visit

October to April is the tourist high-season. Over the summer months you’ll experience the rainy season and hot, hot, hot weather. But then again, you can also get great bargain deals on tours, flights and hotels.

Go Local To Save On Costs

The easiest way to save money in Thailand is to simply live like a local. Take local buses, eat street food, and drink local beer. This would not just help you save a lot of money but also help you understand the local culture and customs better.

Visit Open Air Markets

When you are in Thailand you should definitely not miss the opportunity to visit open air markets. There you will find the best prices and often the best goods. Along with a prepaid travel card, it is always good to carry some immediate cash for expenses.

Never Raise Your Voice

Keep your voice down in stores and restaurants, and stay calm if you find yourself in an argument.  Raising your voice or yelling won’t help the situation.

Be Mindful of Your Feet

Pointing your feet at people, places or religious objects is considered to be extremely impolite. So, never step over anybody, take your shoes off when you enter someone’s home. Never point the soles of your feet at anyone or religious objects. When visiting a temple, sit on your heels; not cross legged.

Save adequate time for visiting beautiful topical islands

Koh Samui, Thailand
Thailand has a million and one beautiful tropical islands. Some are overdeveloped, while others are untouched and pristine. You’ll find everything here. Some of the best islands here are – Ko Samet, Koh Taruato, Koh Lanta, Koh Chang, Koh Tao, Koh Jum, the Similian Islands, and Koh Samui.

Take some time out to interact with the locals

It is always said that Thai people are among the friendliest in the world, and that is absolutely true! You just have to experience the famous Thai hospitality for yourself to realize it. There are so many layers to the Thai culture that it is impossible to see it all in just one visit, interacting with the locals will help you know the Thai culture better.

Thailand presents great opportunities for first time travelers that will make you eager to discover the rest of what south east Asia has to offer and give you the self confidence and the ability to travel independently anywhere. So, pack your bags and be ready to discover a destination full of beauty, culture and smiles.

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