Wednesday, 23 October 2019

INFO TEMPO: This is Why Travelers Keep Coming Back to Thailand

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    INFO TEMPO Thailand, as one of the most popular destinations in Southeast Asia, offers a wide range of exciting activities that makes travelers long to go back and spend their time here. No wonder, Thailand has made it to one of the top destination countries for Indonesians, especially for a long weekend or other holiday seasons.

    There are many reasons for Indonesians to love Thailand. Among the many reasons are its cultural and historical tourist sites, the gastronomic experience through the local culinary, and Thailand’s developed transportation system.

    Attractive cultural activities and events

    Thailand is known for its beautiful temples and palaces. Wat Pho, for example, houses more than 1000 Buddha statues and a giant gold-plated reclining Buddha. Besides, there is Wat Arun, Bangkok’s iconic temple and intricately designed palace, Royal Grand Palace where the Kings live. The palace is also where the holiest temple is located and known as the Temple of Emerald Buddha.

    With such a rich culture, Thailand continues to awe travelers. Every tourism site is unique and unforgettable. Traveling in Thailand is getting more excited when you come by Thailand’s festive events such as the famous Songkran festival, a water festival that marks the beginning of New Year in the traditional Thai calendar. In northern Thailand, travelers can see the Poi Sang Long ceremony, a rite of passage for boys between seven to fourteen years old entering the monastic life.

    With such a rich culture, Thailand continues to awe travelers. Every tourism site is unique and unforgettable. Traveling in Thailand is getting more excited when you come by Thailand’s festive events such as the famous Songkran festival, a water festival that marks the beginning of New Year in the traditional Thai calendar. In northern Thailand, travelers can see the Poi Sang Long ceremony, a rite of passage for boys between seven to fourteen years old entering the monastic life.

    Culinary and Shopping Heaven

    Thai culinary

    Shopping and eating in Thailand is another story. Chatuchak Market is shopping heaven for all kinds of goods from clothing, accessories, and other knick-knacks. When shop here, make sure to haggle hard. In Chatuchak, shopping break means going through a tasty journey over various street food vendors lining in shops’ aisle.

    Travelers most favorite dishes are tom yum, pad thai, and spring rolls. Sweet delicacies and drinks like mango sticky rice, coconut ice cream, and Thai tea are also a hit. Even though these foods are available in Indonesia, savoring them directly from street vendors in Bangkok is still the best way to experience it. When in Thailand, it surely is difficult to stop yourself from overeating.

    Great Public Transportation System

    Transportation in Thailand

    Thailand’s developed public transport also makes the country friendlier to tourists. An easy example is, tourists arriving from Suvarnabhumi airport are able to reach the city by using the airport’s train to the city center where they can easily transfer to MRT or BTS Skytrain to reach their accommodation or tourist sites.

    When in Bangkok, try tuk-tuks, a three-wheeled rickshaw with an engine that can be used to get around. Aside from tuk-tuks, tourist can also sail over Chao Praya River on the motorboat.

    So, have you plan your holiday in Thailand yet? Today, returns flights between Indonesia and Thailand are available daily and can easily be booked through Traveloka. One of them is a direct flight to and from Jakarta or Denpasar to Bangkok for 3 to 4 hours. However, for a better exploring experience, Traveloka now offers multi-city flights. This allows travelers to release their inner adventurous soul.

    Multi-city flights allow you to book flights for more than one destination in one search through Traveloka website or Traveloka App. For example, if you’d like to go from Jakarta to Bangkok, you can add a couple of days stop in Singapore. You can easily continue your journey from Singapore to Bangkok, you don’t have to worry about the flights since everything can be booked and paid at the same time.

    Flying to Thailand has now become more convenient, faster, and more effective. Especially with Traveloka’s multi-city flights feature, possibilities to explore more than one country at a time has been made a lot easier. (*)