Friendly and fun-loving, exotic and tropical, cultured and historic; Thailand beams with a lustrous hue from its gaudy temples and golden beaches, to the ever-comforting Thai smile. Beyond the beaches, there is a fascinating country with a great culture and tremendous hospitality. The celestial world is a close confidant in this Buddhist nation, where religious devotion is a colourful and ubiquitous spectacle. Gleaming temples and golden Buddha’s frame both the rural and modern landscape with exuberance. With Thailand’s exotic beaches and tropical forests there is no time for being bored, with too much to explore and discover.
To see and do
When you are free from your volunteer work there are exciting attractions and activities for you to see and do. Here are a few:
If you mention Thailand many people often start to think about beautiful beaches and diving. The diving opportunities are big and they are in world class. Along the coast lines there are diving centers everywhere. They offer diving courses that is 3-4 days long and will give you a PADI openwater certificate, and this is valid in the whole world.
Many people that travels to Thailand, especially backpackers choose to go to the northern part of the country. In particular Chang Mai. This place has become a form of Mecca for the adventures. Here you can find all types of trekking tours, white-water rafting, bungee jump and magical temple. If you want to experience the real and true Thailand then Chang Mai is the place to do it.
Wat Rong Khun
The temple is known as the white temple and is a spectacular temple that is build completely in white and silver. The white temple is a contemporary, privately owned art exhibit in the style of a Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai Province. The owner is Chalermchai Kositpipat who designed, constructed and opened it to visitors in 1997. You can go there all year around and it is admission is free.
Is one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand. Only 3 hours from Bangkok you reach this island. It is a small island, 5 kilometers on its length and 1 kilometer wide, but despite this the island has several beautiful beaches with Thailand´s whitest sand and amazing turquoise ocean.
Thailand is warm and moist. Bangkok is for example the world’s warmest capital.
Between December and January is the average temperature around 25 degrees Celsius.
During April – May is the average temperature around 30 degrees Celsius.
The wet monsoon period is from May – October and the dry period is during November – March.
- Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course: 600.00 ฿
- Water (1.5 liter bottle): 16.03 ฿
- Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle): 17.89 ฿
- Taxi 1 km (Normal tariff): 9.00 ฿