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When a country is known as the ‘Land of Smiles’ you know you’re onto a winner before you’ve even set foot on a plane. And smiling is exactly what you’ll do plenty of throughout your visit to the jewel in the crown of South East Asia.
Having been a popular tourist destination for a while now, you’d think all that there is to be uncovered has been, absolutely not. With enough secret, temples to leave you astounded, enough untouched islands to hop to last a lifetime and incredible street food to leave you craving more. Thailand is a recipe for the perfect adventure.
The only problem you’ll have? Narrowing down where to go first.
Although our climate varies, you can visit Thailand all year round and it does depend where you want to go.
The west coast in Thailand is more favourable during the winter months, when diving and snorkelling will be at its best. The weather on the east coast is good for most of the year.
The best time to visit the north would be from June-Oct, due to it being rainy season, the wildlife is much lusher and it’s definitely more green, making the natural beauty EVEN more beautiful.
The ‘best’ and probably most popular time to come to Thailand is between November and February, this is when the weather is at its best. It’s not too hot and there’s hardly any rain.
If lounging around on a beach is your thing, then March-May is a good time to pack your bags as it’s very very hot.
Try the food! – I’ve travelled far and wide, to tons of different countries but I’ve never come across food quite like it is here. My number one tip would be to avoid the main restaurants and seek out local street vendors.
Take the train – taking the train is not only one of the best ways to get around, it’s also one of the most scenic, it’s a great way to see different parts of the country, if you’re strapped for time.
Carry cash – although a lot of hotels and restaurants accept card payments and there are ATM’s widely available, if you head off the beaten track, a lot places deal in cash. So make sure you have enough with you whilst you’re out and about.