Thailand is known as the “country of smiles” because people are very helpful and friendly, more than 90% percent, of the population is Buddhist.
Our adventure in Thailand began in Bangkok, one of the most exciting cities in the world.
Nightlife in Bangkok:
The best place to enjoy the nightlife in Bangkok is Khao San Street, which is a super busy street with shops, restaurants, massage parlors, bars and many people on the streets. Soi Cowboy, this place is full of bars, restaurants and a lot crazy westerners and Lady Boys!
Best place to eat in Bangkok:
The best restaurants in Bangkok are at Sukhumvit neighborhood. Here the food is very cheap.
Street food coasts $5 to $10, and in the restaurants it costs between $15 and $30, depending on the dish.
The dishes are made in bases of curry, coconut milk, lots of rice, noodles, pepper, and spice. The Thai beer is Singha or Chang. If you do not like spicy, tell the waiters before ordering your food.
On the islands, prices are a bit more expensive.
Get a Thai Massage:
One of the best and cheapest things in Bangkok is Thai massage. Do not forget, to say that you do not like strong massage. Sometimes they use a lot of force and it can hurt.
Best tours in Bangkok:
Cruise Chao Phraya River along the winding canals of Bangkok, on board an authentic long-tailed speedboat, where you can see many of the sights of the city. You do not need to book it before, just wait for the next available boat.
Located in Damnoen Saduak, about 130 km southwest of Bangkok. There are local vendors selling foods and local products on their boats.
Visit the temples:
The most visited temples in Bangkok are: The Grand Palace,Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew),
Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) and the farthest one The Golden Mount (Wat Saket).
Tips: Visitors have to wear pants or long skirt and cover their shoulders, before to get into the temples, whether you are a man or a woman.
How to get around Bangkok?
Getting around the Bangkok Metro system is easy and fast, and taxis are very cheap.
Tip: Avoid Tuk Tuks when the price is to good to be true. The driver took us to Indian shops where they pressure you to buy clothes. They tell you to go inside just to stamp your card, which is not true as it is just an excuse to make you go there and spend money. The Tuk Tuk drivers get a commission, by doing this.
Top Things to Do in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai is located in the north of Thailand. There you will find nature, wildlife cooking classes, temples, street markets, beautiful parks and landmarks.
Visit Elephant Nature Park:
This is a sanctuary and rescue centre for elephants. Visitors can walk around the park, feed and bath the elephants at the end of the tour. Here you can also ride the elephants, which we do not recommend.
Visit the Temples:
Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Doi Suthep and Wat Chiang Man are one of the most beautiful temples to visit in Chiang Mai. We loved Wat Chedi Luang, It is a beautiful temple with sculptures and stone carved elephants.
Eat Thai food:
Thai food is a delight. There is a variety of flavors and mixtures. Do not miss the chance to try Pad Thai, one of the best Thai dishes. Chiang Mai is filled with nice restaurants.
Thailand is an AMAZING country, we loved the people, and the food.. We will definitely return one day if we have the chance.
Currency: Thai Bhat
Official Language: Thai