Why? Amazing food (that is really cheap!), very friendly people, wonderful history and culture, and such amazing terrains.
The top activities I highly recommend in Thailand are the following:
Taking a tour of the ancient capitals of Thailand – see the exquisite architecture and learn the history of the land by taking a tour of the old capitals of the country. It is breathtaking to see and experience.
Cooking tours – Thai food is popular around the world and the country is getting very well known for culinary travels where you can learn not only about the food, but also the culture of this magnificent country.
Elephant rides – visit one of the many reserves in the country, especially up north in Chiang Mai, and you will experience the joy of seeing elephants performing many tricks and get to ride one of the beautiful creatures. It wasn’t as comfortable of a ride as I thought it was going to be, but still wonderful nonetheless.
Chiang Rai – see where Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos all meet and take a short boat cruise over to Laos where you can get your passport stamped as an official visit!
If you are looking to experience the culture and flare of the capital of Thailand Bangkok is a must to see. There you can experience cheap, but great food, Thai massages (wow!), and for me getting beautiful clothes hand tailored for very cheap! Bangkok also has beautiful palaces and sites to see as well so don’t leave without spending a couple of days there.
The islands – the most well known ones (Phuket and Ko Samet) are visited by many tourists. I ended up visiting Ko Samui (an off the beaten path sort of island) and was not disappointed. It had pristine water, great weather, and good access to the beaches. You will not want to miss out on spending some quality time in the water here If you are looking to go to Asia for an upcoming vacation Thailand is one of the places You won’t be disappointed!
World Trips – Scuba Diving
Are you looking for places to travel that have the best scuba diving in the world? Well, look no further. The top 5 places to scuba dive according to multiple reports are the following (in no particular order)
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef – rising above the Great Barrier Reef, Heron Island is a coral island that is wonderful for scuba diving. It has thousands of species of fish and is one of the best in the world. It is also an out of the way area without too much industry or tourists, which is perfect if you are looking for some rest and relaxation when you come up for a break.
Fiji’s Beqa Lagoon – an hour’s trip from the main island of Viti Levu, Benq Lagoon is a world-class destination for scuba diving. Visit during the winter months in Fiji of May through October and you will really enjoy the unique underwater experience here. Daily boats leave from Viti Levu to this lagoon which provides divers with the opportunity to take two dives a day. It is a great experience and one that you will never forget especially with the great undersea photography.
The Cayman Islands
Known as the King of all Caribbean diving sites (which is a feat since there are so many) the Cayman Islands offers great weather pretty much year-round, secluded and well-known diving locations, and the water is warm and clear. It suits the needs of diver extremely well and is, therefore, one of the hot spots in the Caribbean for diving.
Egypt’s Ras Mohammed National Park in the Red Sea – best explored in the summer months from May to August, the Red Sea has six separate areas for scuba diving. Each offers different exhilarating opportunities to explore underwater animals such as shark, stingray, and grouper. It also has caves and great underwater pictures. It is a challenging area to dive, but well worth it. It is known for its very clear water and gorgeous reefs, Cozumel is very inviting for the world traveler.
If you are looking for world trips for scuba diving explore some of the locations listed above and enjoy the beauty of nature.