Turkey seems to be the number one travel destination for all Pakistanis lately. Everything from its mosques to its food, who can blame them? Turkey is GREAT.
However, in all the Turkish craze, it seems as if another summer hotspot is coming to sight and you guys, it is STUNNING.
And what is this magical mystery land you ask? WHY IT’S THAILAND!
Thailand has been popping up on our newsfeeds lately and it has been hard not to daydream about it.
With its beautiful islands, sacred temples, DELICIOUS food, and family-friendly atmosphere, Thailand is the place to go on your next adventure, and here are just a few reasons why:
1. Need some peace and quiet?
Thailand has all the yoga retreats you can imagine. Take your best friends or even your mom for a week of peace, quiet and rejuvenation. You won’t wanna leave ~
2. How about some temple tranquility?
Thailand’s temples are absolutely iconic. With their unique architecture and sense of tranquility, you’ll feel completely zen as you enter them. Whether or not you want to meditate in them is completely up to you, either way – they’re an unmissable sight.
3. Thailand is a seafood lovers paradise.
With miles and miles of coast, it is no secret why Thailand has some of the freshest fish around. Prepared in a number of ways, from soups to curries to salads, you can find sea-food in a number of dishes. All fresh and ALL delicious.
4. You can go for a friends trip…
Bangkok is home to some of the most exciting nightlife in the world. Whether it’s a gals trip or a bachelor escapade, Thailand has hundreds of activities you are bound to enjoy.
5. Or grab the fam for a whole lot of island fun.
From Ko Samui to Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand is FULL of stretches of sand that are welcoming, warm and ready for you to arrive. Take the fam fishing, swimming or even boating on the clear blue waters of Thailand for a summer full of fun.
6. Thailand is FAMOUS for its massages.
Thailand is home to some of the BEST massages in the world. Get your knots taken out by some of the most experienced masseuses in around and then have a day of shopping. Not bad, right?
7. It’s really not even that far.
Friends, the flight duration from Lahore to Bangkok is 4 hours and 30 minutes. That’s NOTHING! It can take longer to get to Islamabad. Think about it.
8. It is the perfect place to go if you are on a budget.
Excluding flights, $500 (roughly Rs.58 K/- is all you need for a 10-day trip to Thailand. WHICH IS RIDICULOUSLY AMAZING. Obviously, this can range from whatever trip you would like to take but it’s not a bad budget to start.
9. You will not find a more instagrammable place.
Not even kidding, this place is STUNNING. Just google it!
10. YOU CAN PLAY WITH ELEPHANTS.
YES, THIS POINT DESERVES ITS OWN PARAGRAPH.
11. Looking for a beach? Thailand has got hundreds.
There is nothing better than laying in the sand, swimming in cold clear blue waters and enjoying the island breeze in the height of summer. And in Thailand, you will find that one of the best tourist activities in the country is to take advantage of their coastal goldmine and spend your trip island hopping.
12. Learn about authentic Buddhist culture.
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The belief system of Buddhists rule the region and play a role in the day-to-day life of everyone living in the country. Learning about the culture in itself will shape your experience in the country from the get-go, for the better.
13. Thailand can be anything you want it to be.
Want to rock climb or swim under a waterfall? Or how about going to a yoga retreat, shopping spree? Don’t worry, you don’t have to choose – you can do all of the above.
Ever been to Thailand? Have anything else to share about it? Booking your flight already? SAME. Let us know what you think in the comments below! Love you.
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