If you’re looking for a holiday location that has something for all the family, then look no further than Thailand. With such a range of beautiful scenery, from jungle through to beautiful golden sand beaches, amazing wildlife and fantastic culture and architecture to take in, it’s an amazing country to visit.
Many people choose a two-centre break when they go to Thailand – spending time in the cool mountainous north, visiting centres like Chiang Mai or going on a trek through the jungle, staying in the villages along the way, and riding an elephant for part of the journey. Your children will be fascinated by how different life is in Thailand, and there’s fabulous food for them to try at every street corner.
Thailand has been a tourist highlight for many years, and even with children with the most unadventurous tastebuds, you’ll find that they are well catered for. If they don’t want to try Thai food, they won’t know what they’re missing, but there’s plenty of western food to keep them nourished.
Bangkok or Krung Thep, “the city of angels”, has some amazing places to visit. Take a tour of the Grand Palace and you can also visit some of the city’s biggest and most well-known temples like Wat Po, with the enormous reclining Buddha, Wat Phra Keaw – the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and Wat Arun – the Temple of Dawn.
Don’t forget to go along to the floating market, where all the buying and selling of fruit and veg takes place on the river – not something you see every day in any European city.
Once you’ve had your fill of culture, it’s time to head for one of the many golden sand beach resorts that the Thai coastline is studded with. Beyond the enjoyment and fun for the family that any beach holds, there’s the chance to swim in turquoise, clear waters that are the temperature of a warm bath. The scenery is amazing and you’ll be able to try out pretty much any water sport you can think of.
And if you’re a little concerned about taking your children to a far-off land, check out a website like SuperSavvyMe for advice on flying long-haul with young children and what you might need to take with you.
A family trip to Thailand is one that you’ll all treasure the memories of for many years to come.