The most populous city in Thailand, Bangkok is one of the sin cities in Asia with its booming naughty night life that lures tourists with the promise of sun, sea, food and well, lots of sex. Its land traces its roots to a small trading post during the Ayutthaya Kingdom in the 15th century. Having magnificent temples and palaces, hectic markets and of course the vibrant night life, it is regarded as one of Asia’s most cosmopolitan cities.
Spending a week in the city of Bangkok, Jason Buzi was busy arranging his flights to Myanmar and the Philippines. It was his third time to visit the country, and even just a short period, it was already enough to remind him that Thailand was still his favorite country in Asia. If he hadn’t spent a month in the country last year, he would have definitely stayed longer. It was one of the few countries in the world that he planned to return to, again and again.
What are the reason whys Jason Buzi kept coming back to Thailand?
- Not only being the most affordable country, it also has better infrastructure than most countries in the region. For example, in Bangkok, you can have your own room for only $6 a night, get an hour long massage for only $5 and eat a filling street meal of pad thai or fried rice for about $1.
- Easy access. Easy to travel but still feels very exotic.
- It is known as the “Land of Smiles” because most people are friendly and generally happy (less aggressive than elsewhere).
- It has the best food anywhere in Asia. If you had enough of Thai food, in the major cities likes Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket, there will be no problem in finding other cuisines. Jason Buzi had been eating a lot of Middle Eastern food during his stay.
- Plenty beautiful temples, floating markets and night markets.
- All kinds of beautifully made handicrafts and souvenirs from Thai silk to woodworks.
- In the southern part of Thailand, some of the best islands and beaches on the face of the Earth are be found.
- In the northern part of Thailand, there are many places to visit like jungles and hill tribes, and activities to do like white water rafting, trekking, and watching elephants.
- A unique culture that is very well preserved despite the rampant globalization, modernization and mass tourism happening in the world.
- Easy access to many neighboring and nearby countries. With cheap and plenty available flights and buses, Thailand is a great base from which to explore the rest of Southeast Asia.
If you have never been to Asia or never been to Southeast Asia, Jason Buzi highly recommends visiting Thailand first. It is simply the best. The only problem is afterwards, most places that you will visit will gradually become pale in comparison.