Thailand is Asia in miniature, representing its natural beauty, incredible culture and history as well as some of the warmest people you could ever wish to meet. With such diversity, the only question is which side of Thailand do you want to see first? Between tropical jungles, chaotic cities and a heavenly coastline, Thailand has rich rewards for the adventurous.
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Showing respect for another person’s head is imperative in Thailand. The head is considered to be the most important part of the body, and so Thai culture forbids touching anyone on the head (even a child). Should you meet someone who is older or more important than you, it is best to lower your head in deference to show proper respect.
The Andaman Sea offers dive sites considered to be among the top ten scuba destinations in the world. It boasts crystal clear water, spectacular reefs and rock formations, plus a colourful selection of marine life. Even if you’re a complete beginner, there are a wide range of scuba schools to help you join in!
In the western world, massage is a soothing treatment to ease away the stresses of everyday life. In Thailand, massage is a way of life. Bringing together therapeutic elements, spirituality and philosophy, the opportunity to visit a spa while in Thailand is not one which should be passed up lightly.
Visiting a street market
Don’t miss the chance to visit a floating market. Watch as boats are piled high with local, cooked food and fruit, all prepared and sold on board. Walk along the riverside or take your own boat tour. Some of the most popular floating markets include Khlong Lat Mayom and Amphawa.