by Akash Khatri
Thailand – The land of elephants
1 January 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 –
Sunbathe at the gorgeous railay beach, krabi
Witness the vibrant corals phi phi islands
Throw water during Sonkran
Visit the iconic james bond island
Hike in Khao Yai National Park
Experience rich marine life in koh tao island
Visit the lively city of Bangkok
Enjoy boat rides at the floating markets
Go for a meditation retreat
Shop till you drop chatuchak weekend market
Go to ko lanta
Experience crazy nightlife at the walking streets
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 :
Khao Soi: Egg noodles in a curry broth with chicken and pickled vegetables
Khao Soi: Creamy Coconut Curry Noodle Soup
Tom Kha Gai: coconut lemongrass soup with chicken
Tom Yum Goong: spicy shrimp soup
Pad Thai: stir-fried noodles
Gaeng Keow Wan Gai: Green Chicken Curry
Yam Pla Dook Foo: Fried Catfish with Green Mango Salad
Pad Phuk Tong: Stir-Fried Pumpkin
Khao Niew Mamuang: mango sticky rice, a type of dessert
The best time to visit Thailand is between December and March.