Thailand holidays top the list when it comes to stunning scenery, fascinating culture, and incredible food. A direct flight from London to Bangkok takes about 12 hours, and the time difference is 6 hours ahead of GMT. The currency in Thailand is the Thai Baht.
The capital city of Bangkok may seem chaotic at first, but it is also a great place to discover hidden alleyways with fabulous markets selling discount goods, elaborate Buddhist temples, scenic rivers and canals, glitzy shopping malls, trendy restaurants, cheap and tasty street food, and lively nightclubs and bars.
Many people take Thailand holidays to experience some of the world’s best diving spots. The islands of Koh Tao, Koh Samui, and Koh Phi Phi are great places to find amazing deals on diving trips. There are also many schools here that teach beginners the basics of scuba diving. Snorkelling is also popular on these islands.
Holiday makers looking to party will not want to miss the legendary full moon parties on Koh Phangan. Every month on the night of the full moon, Haad Rin beach transforms into a rocking outdoor party on the sand and under the stars. DJs play thumping beats, bars sell cheap buckets of Thai whiskey and energy drinks, and travellers from around the world dance until the sun comes up and beyond.
For culture and nature, Chiang Mai is the place to be. This ancient city is home to many serene Buddhist temples with ornately carved wooden doors, golden Buddha statues, and the fragrant scent of incense wafting through the air. This is also a good jumping off point for treks into the surrounding mountains.
The climate in Thailand varies depending on the region, but in general Thailand is hot and humid year round. Average temperatures fall between 30 and 35 degrees Celsius, although it can get quite cold in the northern parts of the country. From May to September Thailand experiences a south-western monsoon. In the north east, another monsoon travels through from November to March. The best time to travel to Thailand is between November to February as it is often cooler and drier during this time, especially in the south.
The cost of living in Thailand is very low when compared to the UK. The following are some standard prices in Thailand:
|Loaf of Bread||£0.85|
|Bottle of Water||£0.19|
|Pint of Beer||£1.25|
|Bottle of Wine||£10.42|
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