From the Blog

February 14, 2016

I Will never go back to Thailand

Why still go to Thailand?

A question I hear asked on a regular bases is why do people still go to Thailand? With all the bad press it has earned in the last few years why do so many people still go there and more over why do more and more people return?

It can’t just be the mouth watering food and drinks, surely you simply have to go to any or all of its neighbouring countries of Malaysia, Burma, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos to try the same delicious choices and it’s not really that far to visit the countries of China and India who influenced its earliest culinary delights.



Thai food by kevin_hellon

 rsz_060242-black-inlay-crystal-clear-bubble-icon-people-things-camera kevin Hellon



Thai food



The same can be said for its stunning scenery, from its untamed and in the main unspoilt coast line to its at times wild interior, as all of its neighbors share the same landscape don’t they?  Surely it’s not down to its diverse culture, with its thousands of temples, shrines and sacred places, surely all these other countries can boast the same?



Wat Chalermprakiat Prachomklao Rachanusorn Northern Thailand



Wat Chalermprakiat Prachomklao Rachanusorn Northern Thailand by na_lampang





Tham Lod Cave (Spirit Cave) Mae Hong Son province, North West Thailand



Tham Lod Cave (Spirit Cave) Mae Hong Son province, North West Thailand  by John Spies

 rsz_060242-black-inlay-crystal-clear-bubble-icon-people-things-cameraJohn Spies / Barcroft Media

Sam Phan Bok, Ubon Ratchathani Northeast Thailand 



The Grand Canyon in Thailand by Wut Bot

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Khao Sok National Park Southern Thailand



Khao Sok National Park Southern Thailand by greatyellowshark



Phi Phi Islands Southern Thailand



Phi Phi Islands Southern Thailand by marinezq9



Maybe it’s simply the warm welcome you get from the people of the magical land, or could it be the mass of festivals that are everywhere and at times will assault all of your senses all at once?


Hill Tribes Northern Thailand



Hill Tribes Northern Thailand by Asia Backpackers

rsz_060242-black-inlay-crystal-clear-bubble-icon-people-things-cameraAsia BackPackers 

Floating Markets



Floating Markets by TAT



Phi Ta Khon Festival Northeast Thailand 



Phi Ta Khon Festival

rsz_060242-black-inlay-crystal-clear-bubble-icon-people-things-cameraNaS NaSNas

Wat Rong Khun Northern Thailand 


Wat Rong Khun by Lesley Lynn

 rsz_060242-black-inlay-crystal-clear-bubble-icon-people-things-cameraLesley Lynn



It is probably a combination of all these things that makes so many of us return to its shores, as it is only here in the Kingdom of Thailand that you find all of these traits wrapped up in the boarders of one fun filled country.


Tha Annual Festival of Songkran



cornered-by-a-monk by Alessandra




Ayuthaya Central Thailand



Ayuthaya by TAT




These are my pick of why I cannot stay away to long, and for me why it is still the ‘Land of Smiles’

1 comment

  1. peter - April 28, 2016 6:45 pm

    It is definitely the people, not just the place. Forget the tourist places, go live with the people in small villages, or on farms. Participate in their life, you will never regret it of forget the welcome generosity of Thai people and the acceptance of Thai culture.


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