People and places share a beautiful connection with each other. Every place has its own beauty topped with various flavors of culture and people. Thailand had a beautiful history starting from its discovery to establishment. Though these days people term the country as sexual capital of the world but what they have forgotten is the fact that no place is deprived of such services.
Thailand is multicultural, starting from practicing Buddhism to visiting Mosques. Thai people have Lord Ganesha as one of the idols they worship alongside Buddha. Every corner of the country has Buddha idols build by the side or inside a shrine. Apart from the religion, they have a deep respect and love for their former king Bhumibol Adulyadej. His body was preserved for a year after his death and the day on which it was cremated, people came to bow and bid him farewell for the last time. They waited for straight 9 hours to get few seconds with their deceased god.
Bangkok, the capital of the country has many similarities with Delhi. The Thai culture shares many similarities with that of Indian Culture. Hustling and bustling with people, Bangkok shows the city life of Thailand.
For all the shoppers out there, Pratunam Fashion Mall is the local market consisting of over 10,000 shops. It is like modernised version of Sarojini Nagar, with a slight difference that the shops are inside a mall, but the prices remain as cheap as 100 Baht. Thai Baht is the currency of Thailand. 1 Baht is equal to 2.06 Indian Rupee. As you enter the mall, you’ll be loaded with countless shops on various floors in two different buildings. Each building consists of 6 floors. Outside the mall, there are various night markets, which open up after 7 or 8pm.
Another Sarojini version of Bangkok is MBK mall. This mall has over 2000 shops spread over 7 floors. Each floor is specific for various products — mobile shops, tattoo shops, clothing, footwear etc. If you’re interested in sea life then one must visit the underground Ocean in the Siam Paragon Mall. Starting from the giant spider fish to sharks and penguins, they have it all.
Those who love visiting historical places and temples, Bangkok offers that tranquility as well. Grand palace and temple of emerald Buddha, are the two most visited places in Bangkok. The palace has a ceremonial room where a new king is coronated once the king dies. The current King of Thailand is Maha Vajiralongkorn. The palace is open for public and the temple is open for the public as well. The temple has Thai version of Ramayana painted on the walls of the temple. The temple also has various idols of Lord Vishnu.
Another most unusual and famous temple is Wat Pho, which has a huge idol of Buddha lying on the floor resting. The other places include various government building, kick boxing stadium and temples.
If people want to see the real beauty of Thailand, then move to the islands. It is a never-ending adventure in Phuket, Pataya, Phi Phi Leh, Phi Phi Don, Chicken Island (because it is naturally formed in the shape of a chicken head), Coral Islands, James Bond island, Ravayadee Island etc.All these have beautiful beaches and amazing views. Best time to visit the place is during winters as the weather is steadily beautiful. The islands don’t offer much of luxuries, but they do offer proper Thai cuisine, scenic views and beauty.
If you have a bucket list, put Thailand under the most aesthetically pleasant places in the world.