Soi 55 Travel | 9 reasons Thailand should be on your travel radar

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The stunning scenery, crystal clear ocean, beautiful people and delicious food (uhh....did someone say Massaman curry) ensures Thailand is high up on my all-time favourite Asian destinations and one of my most-visited travel spots to date.  Here's 10 reasons you need to visit Thailand ASAP :

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1 |  T H E   S C E N E R Y

Even the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand still retain paradise status. The natural beauty boasting cliffs and pristine, palm-backed beaches are just a couple
of the beautiful scenes Thailand has to offer. 

2 |  T H E  C I T Y  (BKK)


Yes Thailand has gorgeous beaches and impressive islands but it also has a one of the most vibrant, colourful Capital cities I've experienced in my lifetime. Whether it's authentic street food and local markets or 5 star hotels and 360 roof top bars you're after you can find it all here! Bangkok is not to me missed off your itinerary.

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3 |  T H E   G O O D   T I M E   V I B E S


Maybe it's the happy holiday-goers, maybe it is the (daily) sunset beers or just maybe its the beach side pina-coladas. Whatever it is it feels GOOD and I love how Thailand encourages it's traveler's to embrace the good times!

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4 |  T H E   B E A C H E S

With over 3000km of coastline it's easy to see why one of Thailand's biggest draws is it's beaches. Why not head off the beaten track and find a hidden paradise of your own?

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5 |  T H E   S N O R K E L I N G

It's a colourful world down there and Thailand boasts some awesome snorkeling and diving destinations. Looking for a thrill? Off shore islands like Koh Tao it's not unusual to swim with Whale sharks in season!

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6 |  T H E   S U N S E T S
 

The biggest contributing factor when I book my Island get-aways? ...where can I watch the sunset from? Find yourself a beach bungalow or cocktail bar facing west, preferably facing the sea too and watch the sky light up for a memorable evening!

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7 |  T H E   L O N G T A I L S

You don't have to have visited Thailand to know the Colourful long tail boats are truly iconic. The pretty, decorated (and rather noisy) wooden boats are ideal for island-hopping. Plus they make a jealously invoking travel pic to show your mates back home!

8 |  T H E   P A R T Y   V I B E S

On the ever popular hedonistic tourist islands fire dancing, full moon parties and booze buckets are the norm and damn right the Thai's know how to throw a good party!

9 |  T H E   S T R E E T   F O O D

There's not many places in the World where your cheapest meal is also the tastiest but Thailand pulls it off. Top tip : Eat where the locals eat for the most authentic meals and don't drink the tap water!

 


4 trips down and countless to go I will certainly be heading back to Thailand in the (near) future. What's your best travel spots in the country and why?

All photos by Candice Tomkins