During my first ever Thailand trip, my first destination was Phuket, James Bond Island. I took the flight from Singapore and landed in Phuket directly, then got my immigration cleared after getting Visa on Arrival in Phuket. With full of excitement and so much expectation from Phuket, I couldn’t able to sleep from 2 days. From hotel reservation to boat tours, I didn’t meticulously planned my itinerary. I did my own research and utilised the free days to explore Phuket on foot. The amount of walking I did there was impressive, thank God I bough my comfortable flip flops!
Although I didn’t booked the hotel car so took Cab at the Phuket International Airport – something which I love, no matter how many times it planned everything as go with the flow, ha ha.
As soon as I got out of the airport, I knew that Phuket was different in its sense. It was calm and serene, and the landscape from the moving car was already making me want to turn into a photographer.
Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, is a large city known for ornate shrines and vibrant street life. Thailand’s largest island Phuket is situated off the west coast of Thailand, in the beautiful Andaman Sea. It is one of the southern provinces of Thailand. It consists of the island of Phuket along with 32 smaller islands off its coast. The next nearest province is Krabi (I went here as well, more on this later!), to the east across Phang Nga Bay.
Phuket has a rich and colourful history as well. The island was on one of the major trading routes between India and China, and was frequently mentioned in foreign ship logs of Portuguese, French, Dutch, and English traders.
Location For Stay in Thailand
Location for stay in Thailand depends upon the city or island you’re planning to visit for the activities you’re planning to do. Thailand is very nice and affordable according to the accomodation, though the north is far nice and cheaper than Bangkok and the southern islands. You can find nice guesthouses for as little 300 THB per night in cities and 200 THB per night in the countryside, though in the big cities like Chiang Mai and Bangkok, rooms start at about 400 per night. On the islands or for a nicer room with air-conditioner, expect to pay 600 THB and up per night.
From July to October is the monsoon, when most of Thailand’s annual rainfall is accumulated and flooding can ravage the country. The humidity averages just under 90%, with temperatures averaging around 29 degrees Celsius in a very wet and rainy Bangkok.
Shopping in Thailand
Thailand is known for its lush silks and elaborate textiles, but in Bangkok proper, cheap and trendy clothing abounds. Shopping is a bit of a cultural obsession, one that is highly contagious. Shopping in Bangkok is an experience to thrill and delight the most discerning of shoppers – whatever it is you’re looking for. From the gleaming chrome and towering size of modern, air-conditioned malls, to the hustle and bustle of its famously buzzing street markets, Bangkok has all kinds of places to blow your baht. With everything from antiquities and the latest pair of trainers to designer jewellery available, Bangkok has an equally exhaustive, and potentially exhausting, variety of things to buy.
In Thailand, the transportation is also affordable (incl. Solo Travel or Family Trip) and cheap. Local buses cost as little as 8 THB per trip/pax, the Metro and Skytrain in Bangkok cost 15-50 THB per trip/pax and metered taxi rides are usually 60-100 THB and also depends upon the distance. Tuk-tuks are un-metered and generally cheaper. Motorbike taxis (in orange vests) are available all over the country with short trips costing about 40 THB. Train service around the country is cheap – day trains cost as little as 50 THB. Night trains start at 575 THB for second-class without air-conditioning. Boats to/from the islands cost between 250-475 THB. (Note: It’s often better to get a bus/boat package then pay for them separately.) Coach buses are a great way to get around the country. For example, a bus ride from Bangkok to Chiang Mai costs 550-700 THB and a bus ride from Bangkok to Phuket costs 500-1,000 THB.
Foods To Explore
Malaysia multi-ethnic culture and heritage has served up a multitude of colorful cuisines, each with its own unique flavor and aroma.
As Malaysia is a Muslim country so maximum food are Halal.
Some of the famous cuisines of Malaysia are below:
- Phat Thai
- Tom yam
- Khao soi
- Som tam
- Phat kaphrao
- Green curry
- Kai yang
- Khao phat
It’s better to avoid any kind of communications with the world and focus on the visit the beautiful Country.