Thailand might be a long plane ride from the U.S., but it’s a must-visit destination for many travellers drawn by beautiful beaches, tasty (and affordable!) food, and culture-rich cities.

The best part? The foreign currency exchange from the U.S. dollar to the Thai baht is very favorable for dollar holders, so your hard-earned money will go a long way. Buy currency online in advance to avoid in-country bank fees and high rates.

Here are just a few of the many reasons why Thailand should be on your travel list.

Beaches

Thailand is a great place for those who love an adventure, and those who just want to relax. Thai beaches offer opportunities for both. The beaches are sandy, the water clear and blue, and the marine life abundant. Whether you’re looking for a scuba diving adventure or to catch a few rays, Thailand has a beach for you.

The many beaches along the country’s coast vary in busyness. Some beaches cater to a younger, nightlife-loving crowd, with full moon parties, pub crawls, and even foam parties. Other beaches, however, are apt for those who want to swim, sun, and experience nature.

Food

In most cities around the world, you can find a pretty decent Thai restaurant. But nothing compares to a pad Thai, curry, noodle soup, or mango salad made fresh before your eyes on a street corner in Bangkok.

Foodies, rejoice. Whether you’re sitting on a rickety stool outside a kiosk or splurging at a beachfront hotel, Thai dishes are delicious, nutritious, and significantly cheaper than in the U.S. In fact, most street food rarely surpasses $1.50. Try a bowl of Tom Yum Goong, a spicy shrimp soup with mushrooms, shallots, and lemongrass. Alternatively, pick up a bowl of the late-night favorite, Guay Teow, a substantial meat-and-noodle dish.

Culture and Architecture

The vast majority of Thai people – about 95 percent – are Buddhist, meaning that day-to-day Thai culture is heavily influenced by religion.

You’ll find stunning, ornate Buddhist temples in every major city, though Bangkok and Chiang Mai are probably the most densely populated. The latter is home to a 600-year-old temple decorated with carved elephants, as well as a glimmering golden temple in the mountains that can only be accessed by cable car or by climbing hundreds of steps.

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