Why Thailand is the perfect destination for first time travelers
Thailand might be a cliché, but it is undoubtedly beautiful and fun to travel around in. There’s just something so classic about traveling around in Thailand. Perhaps it’s the movie “The Beach” with Leonardo Dicaprio that made it forever iconic to backpackers, but Thailand is really one of the best destinations for both first time travelers and for those who wants an exotic vacation. Here’s why.
Thailand is safe
If it’s the first time you’re going abroad, you might want to go to a destination that feels safe. Although there are petty crimes in Thailand, such as pickpockets for example, there aren’t really any violent crimes. You just have to make sure to keep your belongings safe and be smart about where you go at night.
The food is great
Food really impacts your traveling and if you want to go somewhere where they have incredible food, you must visit Thailand. If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, you’ll have an easy time here too. What’s so good about Thailand is that you can get all sorts of food here. Since there are so many expats living in Thailand, you’ll notice that you can get food from almost all over the world, especially if you’re in Bangkok. But when you’re in Thailand, you should try the local dishes such as pad thai, their curries and grab a mango sticky rice for dessert. It’s so delicious!
Thailand is very social
Whether you’re traveling with friends or alone, you’ll probably want to meet other travelers. If there’s anywhere you’ll meet other people, it’s Thailand. There’s so many hostels, so many travelers from all over the world and the social scene is great here. Just go to any hostel, bar, café or even beach, and you’ll meet people.
Although prices has risen a bit, especially on the islands, it’s still quite affordable to travel in Thailand. If you’re on a strict budget though, head north to Pai or Chiang Mai where you will still get really cheap food. It’s also two of the most beautiful places in Thailand so it’s a win-win situation. Either way, you get really good value for your money in Thailand and that’s one of the reasons why it’s perfect for first time travelers.
You’ll have a great time
There’s no doubt that Thailand is all about having fun. Whether you like to party, hit the beaches, go snorkeling, hike, visit temples, eat great food or just get lost in Bangkok, you’ll have a great time exploring this beautiful country. It really is one of the best places to travel in and after spending time in Thailand, you’ll definitely be ready to take on other countries in Southeast Asia.