Thailand is a country full of color and culture with tasty cuisine. Thus, it must have a reason why this nation has been well-known for such a long time.

 

Bangkok

Bangkok is described as a hustle and bustle, crazy and exciting city; therefore, you shouldn’t blink your eyes since you can miss something amazing. The traffic is extremely chaotic, the street food is available in everywhere and there is always something interesting, which is happening.

In Bangkok, you should visit the Wat Pho temple, the home of the giant reclining Buddha.

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Or take a tour to the Bangkok’s iconic Chinatown, one of the best street food.

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Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is a big city in Thailand; however, it is surrounded by mountains and lush countryside. Therefore, you can feel more comfortable here than a busy city.

In the morning, you can travel on a “songthaew”, known as the red truck in Thailand to get around the city with a scenic view.

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Also, you should take the “Mae Ping River experience”, where you will be cruising the Mae Ping River on a long tail boat and have a look at the local life on its banks. Taking this tour, you will visit the local farmer’s house, where you will learn about the local vegetables, herbs and medicinal properties of Thailand and enjoy Khao Soy, a traditional Thai soup.

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The tour will finish at Warorot Market one of the largest markets in Chiang Mai and the Ton Lam Yai Flower Market, full of colorful flowers.

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Elephant Nature Park

Elephant Nature Park is a unique project set in Chiang Mai province, Northern Thailand. Established in the 1990’s Elephant Nature Park’s aim has always been to provide a sanctuary and rescue centre for elephants. The park is located some 60km from the city, and has provided a sanctuary for dozens of distressed elephants from all over Thailand. Most of the elephants at the sanctuary have come from the tourism or logging trades. The park aims to protect and encourage a natural existence for elephants and other animals that have been innocent victims of abuse and exploitation.

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Elephant Nature Park was an incredible experience and I would highly recommend visiting this park or similar organisations if you are in Thailand and want to see elephants. The staff here are very dedicated and the elephants are free to roam and live a happy life in their herd.

Thailand is a beautiful country, full of culture, colour and delicious food, great markets, amazing scenery and happy, friendly people.