Think holidays, think Thailand. Shopping hotspot? Yes, its Thailand, Travel through the unexplored aspects of Thailand that will cast a magical spell on each traveler to experience the never-heard-before divine ‘odyssey’…
Come pack your bags and let’s explore with us the various unknown and exciting facts of Thailand- A world beyond shopping and beaches.
What does Thailand Mean?
‘Thailand’ implies ‘Prathet Thai’ in Thai language which depicts its significance in the translated meaning ‘the land of freedom’
Did you know about the Full Name of Thailand’s capital?
Brace yourselves for a quick ‘Never heard before’ fact about Thailand. Discover the ‘rare’ full name of Bangkok. Yes, the name is “Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit”. Let us delve deeper into the meaning of this phrase i.e. “The city of angels, the great city of the immortals, the splendid city of 9 gems, the throne of the King, the city of the royal palaces, the abode of the incarnate Gods, built by Visvakarman God on the command of Lord Indra”. Bangkok is the only city that has the longest name ever in the world. Go spread the word with pride for being the first one to know this fact.
Make a wish in Thailand‘s Loi Krathong Festival with lanterns afloat
Send your secret wishes to the heavenly abode with the soaring sky lanterns that beautifully light up the morose night sky with its illumination of candles and power of prayers. In order to capture this picturesque moment of the clear sky lit up with thousands of paper lanterns flying in the air like small flames dancing to the tune of release and freedom. Not only does this festival give you the lump in the throat, the sparkle in your eyes, music in your ears and reaches the core of your heart with an adrenaline rush with a calming affect which in matchless.
Celebrate Songkran Festival through a Water-Splashing New Year
The svelte hot summers are cordially awashed with the world’s biggest ‘water-splashing’ Songkran festival which embraces the New Year celebrations in Thailand. This traditional festival is commemorated during mid- April every year. The celebrations continue for three days by turning Thailand into a massive water playground where kids and adult partake with their swanky water guns and dippers to drench you into the Holy Spirit. Avoid taking a ride in a tuktuk during these days if you don’t want to get mobbed by amusing natives and playful tourists for they are going to pour ice-cold water on you. Have Fun!!!
The Tantalizing Tree-House Adventures:
Remember those popular Hollywood movies with the wooden Tree House that was saved for adventures and mischief? Quickly rush to Chiang Mai towards Doi Saket into a world reminiscent of a fun childhood resplendent with lush green jungles and of course spectacular tree-houses. Rabeang Pasak is a family business. Lee is an architect with keen eye for aesthetics which is quite evident in the rustic appeal of the creatively built village hideout around the trees with rooftop patios, private swimming pools and waterfalls to gaze at.
Thailand is home to spirituality nests with rising 95% population that worships ‘Buddhism’:
Tourists would be pleasantly surprised to hear that Thai males spend a certain phase of their life dwelling in pagodas to become monks afterwards. Although the spiritualist aim is pure devotion and meditation, not necessarily being a monk.
‘Thani Monkey College’ is designed especially for monkeys of Thailand:
The country of tourism has a special school that trains monkeys to ace their circus performances and coconuts picking activities. Moreover, truckloads of fruits are rewarded to monkeys to take great care of them in festivals.
Respect the currency, Else Arrested:
The tourists and natives alike are entitled to respect the currency units. In case of any violations like stepping onto the Baht Note can lead to legal arrest. In fact that’s a lesson for all to respect each currency.
The Sacred Head must not be touched:
According to the beliefs of Thailand, ‘Head’ is considered to be a sacred body part. Therefore, make sure you don’t touch Thai natives’ heads including their children.
Foot remains on the Ground:
The traditions of Thailand hold the thoughts that foot is considered beneath purity and hence should be kept on the ground and never think of pointing out to any person as its disrespectful to the religion.
Never ruled by others:
The tourists shall be extremely proud to visit the only nation which was never dominated by any colonies ever.
Countless Iconic Islands:
Thailand is a paradise to every beach lover dreaming to be marooned on a scintillating island spanning over 1400 islands and Koh Phi Phi is situated nearby Phuket- the most sought after destination for overseas tourists.
Thailand sounds like a whiff of fresh air in the midst of a busy and boring life. We are glad to let you discover the lesser- known aspects of Thailand which may interest you to book your tickets and fly to the destination of absolute frisson, fun and frolic with a diversity of adventures and lovely experiences. Bon Voyage!