The sea is outstandingly beautiful! Encounter whale sharks in the waters of Koh Tao and Koh Samui
The sea is outstandingly beautiful in Thailand. Koh Tao is the island that ranked first in a row on TripAdvisor’s “Best Island in Asia Selected by Travelers in the World”. The clear sea is an island that divers all over the world long for. In particular, “Koh Tao” and “Nanyuan Island” (pictured) are little-known tourist spots.
There are many diving schools on Koh Tao, Koh Samui, and Phuket, and there is a 3-4 day diving course (about 30,000 yen) called “Open Water” where even beginners can dive immediately. If you are lucky, you may meet whale sharks during the course.
There are many local optional tours in Thai tourist destinations. For example, there is a tour from Phuket to Phi Phi Lee Island (pictured), which is cheaper than booking in advance in Japan, and you can easily apply at a local tour desk (travel agency) or an intermediate or higher hotel. Why don’t you join a snorkeling tour while watching the weather and the weather on the day of your trip?
There are many beautiful sightseeing spots! Wat Pak Nam, Ayutthaya, Krabi are also recommended
There are many beautiful tourist spots in Thailand. Not only the three major temples in Bangkok, “Royal Palace & Wat Phra Kaew (Emerald Temple)”, “Wat Pho (Relining Buddha Temple)” and “Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)”, but also the recently talked-about temple “Wat Pak Nam” .. Fantastic ceiling paintings like a planetarium are beautiful as if inhaled, and are popular as a photogenic spot that shines on SNS “Instagram”.
Ayutthaya, a World Heritage Site. There is also an optional tour from Bangkok, and visiting the ruins on an elephant is popular with children. You can feel the magnificent historical romance such as the Buddha head (Wat Maha That) covered with tree roots and the huge reclining Buddha statue lying on the meadow.
There are many beautiful remote islands in Thailand. There are secret islands such as Coral, Rock, Lanta, Racha, Ko Kut, Lipe, Koh Chang, and Surin, where you can enjoy a paradise resort. In Krabi, we recommend an island hopping tour to visit unique islands such as Poda Island (pictured).
Hotel, food is cheap! Shopping is fun!
Thai hotels are cheap! Depending on the reservation site and time of year, you may be able to stay at half the price of a luxury hotel in Tokyo or about one-third the price. Hotel rooftop bars are now popular in Bangkok. Enjoy spectacular sky bars such as “Vertigo” (pictured), “Sirocco”, “Red Sky” and “Octave”.
Food is cheap and delicious in Thailand! Tom Yum Kung, Massaman Curry, Phu Pap Pong Curry, and Khao Man Gai are recommended Thai dishes. For Thai-style fried noodles and Pad Thai, we recommend the super popular restaurant “Tip Samai”.
Shopping is fun in Thailand! Not only Jim Thompson’s and NaRaYa’s bags and Hahn’s soap but also small miscellaneous goods are popular with girls. You can find cute Thai souvenirs at the night market in Bangkok called “Railway Market”.
Three Seasons of Thailand & How to Enjoy Thai Sightseeing Trip
Next, I would like to introduce the Thai season. Thailand is divided into three seasons (hot season, rainy season, and dry season).
Hot season (March-May): The hottest season of the year. It can exceed 40 ° C in April, which is the peak. We recommend the water festival called “Songkran” in the hot season. Thai Lunar New Year Festival, held every year from April 13th to 15th in various parts of Thailand. These days, I use a huge water gun to sprinkle water on each other, so it’s really terrible.
The rainy season (June-October): The rainiest season of the year. Unlike the rainy season in Japan, it rarely rains all day long, and heavy squalls fall several times a day. However, the sunny days may spread between rains.
In marine sports (diving, snorkeling, etc.), the Andaman Seaside is the best season from November to May (there are points where you can dive all year round in the suburbs of Phuket).
On the other hand, on the Gulf of Thailand side (Koh Samui, Koh Tao, Nanyuan Island, etc.), the best season is from early February to late October.
Dry season (November-February / March): The most comfortable and comfortable season of the year, with crisp and refreshing sunny weather and little rain. The festival called “Loy Krathong” is recommended during the dry season.
In Chiang Mai, it is called the “Open Festival” and is held on the night of the full moon in December of the lunar calendar (November 22nd and 23rd in 2018). The myriad of Komloi (sky lanterns and hot-air balloons) released in the night sky were so fantastic and beautiful that they became the model for the Disney movie “Tangled”.
Let’s go to Thailand, the land of smiles! Safe and fun trip to Thailand all year round depending on your plan
Of the Japanese travel seasons (year-end and New Year holidays, Golden Week, SW, Obon), the year-end and New Year holidays are the dry season in Thailand, and this is the best season for traveling to Thailand. Christmas illuminations are beautiful in Bangkok, and a seven-day countdown event is held on Walking Street in Pattaya. Travel to beach resorts such as Phuket, Phi Phi Islands, and Krabi is also recommended.
In Thailand during the year-end and New Year holidays, the prices of bars in entertainment districts such as hotels and Pattaya will increase at once. Therefore, it is recommended to stay at a luxury hotel such as Phuket at a low season price during the rainy season, swim moderately, and relax with seasonal fruits and massage & spa.
In addition, Koh Samet (pictured), which is close to Bangkok, has relatively little rain throughout the year and the weather is stable. If you add it to the optional tour including Bangkok Ayutthaya, the enjoyment of the trip will be greatly increased.
Finally, the biggest reason to recommend a trip to Thailand is the kindness of the Thai people. Thais in Buddhist countries are calm and pro-Japanese. It is safe and you can enjoy sightseeing with peace of mind.
Not only Thai dance and Thai women, but also transsexuals are too beautiful in Thailand. Why don’t you go to Thailand, the country of smiles?
Thailand sightseeing trip that can go at a cheap price such as LCC! What are your clothes, belongings, and precautions?
Thailand can be reached at a low price using LCC. There are many direct flights from Japan, and the flight is about 6 hours, so access is convenient. If you go by connecting flight, you can keep the cost as low as LCC.
The time difference with Japan is 2 hours. Japanese tourists can enter the country within 30 days without a visa. Infrastructure and WiFi environment are also substantial.
Light clothing is recommended for Thai clothing. There are many convenience stores such as 7-Eleven and Family Mart in Thailand, so you can buy sunscreen and folding umbrellas locally.
Air conditioning is often too effective on long-distance buses, trains, department stores, etc., so it is convenient to have long sleeves or a piece of clothing on top. In some cases, the temperature in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai during the year-end and New Year holidays can drop below 10 ° C in the morning, while it can exceed 30 ° C during the day. Be careful of temperature differences over 20 to 25 ° C.
At high-class temples and royal facilities, sandals without heels and clothes with highly exposed skin are not acceptable. However, many famous temples lend you skirts and scarves. Dress codes are often required at rooftop bars and fine dining restaurants, but smart casual is fine.
Prices are cheap in Thailand, and the “Open Water” introduced in the text issues a C card (driving license) at a low price of around 20,000 to 30,000 yen. There is also a school where Japanese staff lives permanently, which is popular with female tourists.
Also, no matter how safe it is, there are tuk-tuk rip-offs, traffic accidents, and thefts, so be careful. Recently, Japanese people who are staying for a long time often say, “Isn’t it the same Japanese?” And ask them to lend money because they are in trouble. In that case, decline it.
Be careful of drinking water. Let’s rehydrate with mineral water at the convenience store. There are many places in the toilet where toilet paper cannot be flushed. Barefoot worship in the sanctuary of the temple. You may be arrested for insulting the king.
Pay homage to your partner’s country and enjoy a mysterious trip to Thailand. Information on sightseeing points and the best season for traveling to Thailand is summarized in a separate article along with the website of the Tourism Authority of Thailand.