10 Reasons Why You Need To Visit Thailand Right Now!

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If you’ve never been to SE Asia, this is the perfect place to start!

The first time I came to Thailand, I was 8 years old. I barely remember that trip. The second time I visited Thailand again, I was around 13. This time, I remembered much more: the food, the temples where I learned for the first time you need to cover up (shorts don’t rule!) and the shopping! We bought lots of cheap, platform wedges. It was the 90’s. During the same trip, my family and I also visited Chiangmai, during a time when the city was yet to be popularized by tourists. I spent afternoons reading “Like Water For Chocolate” under banana leaves and breakfasts were brought to us by ladies who arrived by boats.

Today, Thailand is a popular getaway for all ages, races and ethnicities. The food is mouthwatering (imagine every dish containing all four flavors, aka, the 4 S’s: spicy, salty, sweet and sour.) As Bangkok and Thai islands welcome millions of tourists annually, its amenities have also become more fully equipped and well-rounded. I went back to Bangkok again a few weeks ago, and I believe the city grew up just as fast as I did.

While I give you ten essential reasons why you should visit Thailand right now, it’s also a not-so-subtle message of telling you: TRY everything! If you’ve never been to Southeast Asia, this is the perfect place to start!

Have you ever been to Thailand? Share with us in the comments.

Wendy Hung


As the founder of Jetset Times, Wendy is an avid traveler and fluent in five languages. When she's not traveling, Wendy calls Paris and Taipei home. Her favorite countries so far from her travels have been: Bhutan, Iran, and Russia because they were all so different! St. Bart's was pretty amazing too (wink)!

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