Planning a Trip to Thailand? What to Consider

Thailand is on many people’s ‘must see’ destinations. Cuisine enthusiasts will be dying to try their national dishes in their most authentic form, while others are drawn to their vibrant festivals, intricate architecture and sunshine-filled beaches.

There’s so much to do when you land in Thailand, it’s best to plan an itinerary or package before you go, just so you get to see as much of it as possible when you finally arrive.

The Grand Palace

This gilded shrine is one of the most famous sights in Thailand, and for good reason. Beautifully ornate, you will find an Emerald Buddha, which is renowned for being the largest reclining one of its size. You’ll also find intricate mosaic patterns, and vibrant illuminations during the night time. This palace does get busy, but it’s well worth the journey, as it truly has to be seen to be believed.

Beaches and Islands

Thailand is famous for its soft white coastline, and island hopping is a great way to make the most of them. You’ll also see some beautiful limestone rock formations, as well as plenty of places to go snorkeling.

See some more of East Asia

If you’re flying across multiple seas and continents to reach one of the most beautiful countries in the world, you may as well see some more of East Asia. It makes sense to make the most of being in this part of the world; after all, jetting back across the world is costly, and vacations are often a rare treat. Booking a package with Exoticca, for example, will get you across to Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos in the same trip.

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

When in Thailand, it’s an absolutely compulsory recommendation to go and visit a local market. They are truly a feast for the senses, and are a great way of browsing through local goods and crafts. This particular market does exactly as it says: it’s composed of traders floating on boats. You’ll have to make an hour and a half trip out of Bangkok to see it, but it is truly worth it.


I you had dreams of cascading waterfalls and quaint local villages, then Pai is your best bet in terms of venturing out to rural areas. This place is a big hit with backpacking adventurers, and it is also home to plenty of spas, if you’re after some therapeutic down time.


The palace ruins of this city are home to one of the most fascinating and turbulent periods in Thailand’s history. These ruins are on many Thailand brochures and for good reason. They not only tell the story of the rise and fall of a city, but also stand as a testament to some of the most staggeringly beautiful architecture in the country.

You may have to venture out of the capital cities, but by doing so you will discover a whole new side to Thailand. You’ll see some of the most talked about backpacker destinations, as well as some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes.