Thailand is certainly one of the most popular places to go to on your gap year travels; the statistics add up that it is the most popular place to go according to ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) members. But is it all it’s cracked up to be?
Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, can be extremely intense in places, with a high-density population. Koh San Road is very popular with tourists, with the all day and night markets, restaurants and bars. If you are a fan of Hangover 2, then visiting the Sky Bar Rooftop, where Mr Chow commences with the bank transfers, is highly recommended, make sure you grab yourself a cocktail and enjoy the amazing views of the city’s capital.
The north side of Thailand, places like Pai and Chang Mai are very stunning, full of jungles and waterfalls. Whereas the south side, like Phi Phi Island and Phuket, is more touristy and more based for the party goers, so there is a good balance. One of the biggest and famous beach parties, the Full Moon Party is located in Koh Phangan, Haad Rin Beach, with over 10,000 people each party!
Thailand is extremely famous for its Pad Thai, a dish of noodles, veg and meat/fish which on average costs 50p and fills you up! Finally, the backpacker’s famous cheese and ham toastie, from the very reliable 7 11 store, ask anyone who has been to Thailand, and they will agree that these become part of your daily diet!
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