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Thailand – The land of elephants

by Akash Khatri

January 1, 2021

They say reading and travelling are the only two things that make you learn. The world is a book and those who do not travel, read only a page because life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.

So fasten your seat belts, it’s gonna be a joyful ride as I take you to a place which has my heart.

Known for its tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha, it is none other than Thailand – the land of smiles.

To do bucket list –

  1. Sunbathe at the gorgeous railay beach, krabi

  2. Witness the vibrant corals phi phi islands

  3. Throw water during Sonkran

  4. Visit the iconic james bond island

  5. Hike in Khao Yai National Park

  6. Experience rich marine life in koh tao island

  7. Visit the lively city of Bangkok

  8. Enjoy boat rides at the floating markets

  9. Go for a meditation retreat

  10. Shop till you drop chatuchak weekend market

  11. Go to ko lanta

  12. Experience crazy nightlife at the walking streets

  13. Take a nature hike in the mountains of chiang mai

The cuisine varies from north to south, here are some of the specialities you can try :

  1. Khao Soi: Egg noodles in a curry broth with chicken and pickled vegetables

  2. Khao Soi: Creamy Coconut Curry Noodle Soup

  3. Tom Kha Gai: coconut lemongrass soup with chicken

  4. Tom Yum Goong: spicy shrimp soup

  5. Pad Thai: stir-fried noodles

  6. Gaeng Keow Wan Gai: Green Chicken Curry

  7. Yam Pla Dook Foo: Fried Catfish with Green Mango Salad

  8. Pad Phuk Tong: Stir-Fried Pumpkin

  9. Khao Niew Mamuang: mango sticky rice, a type of dessert

The best time to visit Thailand is between December and March.


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