Cheap Flights to Thailand
Flights to Thailand
Just 15 degrees north of the equator, Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Southeast Asia. The country is known for its abundant natural resources, marine parks and amazing beaches. While Thailand is a year-round destination, the country's climate is mainly hot and humid. The weather in central, northern and northeastern Thailand is generally divided into three seasons - cool, dry, and rainy, while the southern and coastal areas of Thailand only has two seasons - hot and rainy. Cool season in Thailand starts in November and typically ends in February, hot season kicks in from March until June and the rainy season starts from July until October.
The official language in Thailand is Thai, but many of the locals speak and understand English, particularly those who are residing in Bangkok and in some major tourist areas, the country's capital. Thailand’s top destinations include Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Koh Samui and Krabi.
When planning a holiday in Thailand, there are many places to go, sights to see and activities to do. Travelers to Thailand will definitely be spoilt for choice. Here are just a few of the top tourist destinations in Thailand to add to the itinerary and should not be missed:
The Grand Palace – Located in Bangkok, the Grand Palace is a complex of buildings including the palace, which has been the King of Siam’s official residence from 1782 to 1925. The current monarch does not reside in the palace but it is still used for official events including royal ceremonies and state functions. Considered to be one of the more popular tourist destinations in the country, it is partially open to visitors as a museum while still being a working palace.
Wat Phra Kaew – Officially named the Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram and known in English as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Phra Kaew is considered to be one of the most sacred of Buddhist temples in Thailand. Located in the historic center of Bangkok, the temple houses the statue of the Emerald Buddha, which historically traces back to India. Visitors to the sacred temple need to follow a strict dress code as is expected in all sacred temples in Thailand. Men are required to wear long pants, sleeved shirts and shoes while women need to wear long skirts to be admitted.
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep – Located in the Chiang Mai province, the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is a Theravada Buddhist temple. Also known as “Doi Suthep”, which is also the name of the mountain it is located on, the temple is a sacred site for the locals. Wat Dai Suthep is located only 15 kilometers from the city of Chiang Mai. However, to reach the temple’s base, visitors can either climb the 309 steps or take a tram to reach the pagodas. Again, visitors are required to be dressed appropriately when visiting the temple.
Most foreign visitors can go to Thailand and visit the country for 30 days without having to apply for a visitor visa, but must show a valid passport and an onward ticket. Philippine passport holders also enjoy this benefit as members of ASEAN countries have visa waiver agreement. From Manila, Cebu Pacific, Kuwait Airways, Philippine Airlines and Thai Airways are flying to Thailand's capital of Bangkok.
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