Why Thailand is the place to travel in Southeast Asia
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A rich history and culture, delectable street food, picturesque natural wonders, maze-like shopping centers, and affordability—these and more have made Thailand the most visited country in Southeast Asia and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
Notwithstanding the recent stagnation in tourism due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the reopening of Thai borders immensely improved guests’ interest and confidence, and the uptick in travel demand proves that the Land of Smiles is a viable destination for Filipinos this 2023.
To entice more guests to visit this Southeast Asian kingdom, AirAsia Philippines is offering as low as P33 for domestic and P833 for international per one-way base fare with the AirAsia Fly Fest 3.3 Sale.
AirAsia Philippines Head of Communications and Public Affairs Steve Dailisan said that the festival will delight budget and revenge travelers who want to make their travels memorable and affordable this summer.
“As an airline that pioneered low-cost travel in Asia, we remain responsive to the changing needs of our guests who deserve nothing more than convenience, great value deals, and the world's best service,” he added. If you’re still not sold on the idea of visiting Thailand, here are some of the factors that distinguish this tropical country from the others.
Impressive natural attractions
Thailand has impressive natural wonders that are worth exploring—from white-sand beaches to sun-kissed blue lagoons, scenic highlands to magnificent plateaus.
If you’re looking for a beach hopping experience, Phuket and Pattaya are the best places to visit. The abundance of flora and fauna in its national parks and prime dive spots is impressive.
One of the best parts in going to an unfamiliar place is trying out its distinct food—and Thai cuisine has much to offer. The rich flavors, unique cooking techniques, textures, and affordability will surely thrill your inner foodie. You can try some of their famous delicacies like Pad Kra Pao (Thai basil chicken/pork) tom yum goong (spicy shrimp soup), Thai Milk Tea, pad Thai (Thai fried noodles), and som tam (spicy papaya salad) literally anywhere in tourist hubs like Bangkok and Phuket.
Thais love spicy food, so make sure to order in your desired level of spiciness!
Rich history and culture
Much of the beauty of Thailand lies in its cultural preservation. While most of its major cities has been modernized, travelers still have access to its rich history and heritage. The country is known for its 40,000 Buddhist temples and ancient ruins, each telling a story of different dynasties and featuring various architectural styles.
Thai festivals like the popular Songkran must also be experienced by tourists. You can even choose to book your flight on a date that coincides with a festival.
As one of the most popular party destinations in Southeast Asia, Thailand's nightlife straddles a broad spectrum—from beach to rooftop bars, jazz to reggae clubs, party lovers have plenty of options.
Tourists flock to Koh Phangan, Khao San Road in Bangkok, and bars in Pattaya and Phuket—some of the country’s biggest party destinations—to experience buckets upon buckets of booze, crafted beers, exotic street food, and trendy music.
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Editor’s Note: This article was provided by AirAsia Philippines.