Thailand is one of the attractive destinations for tourists due to its breathtaking landscapes and unique culture. Coming here, visitors can enjoy the amazing cuisine and shop at markets and shopping centre. Year-end is a great time to visit Thailand because there are a lot of interesting things awaiting you there.
Experience unique things
Thailand always occurs traffic jam but the drivers rarely horn because the people here want to create a tourism country without noise pollution.
Dancers wearing sexy clothes appear at red light streets, especially in Pattaya. Bars with music all the night, sexy ladyboy shows and artificial islands bring you relaxing time for your holiday at the end of the year.
Shopping at shopping centres
Siam Paragon is the first place when visiting Bangkok for those who are passionate about branded goods. This place gathers over 200 famous brands. Terminal 21 is a good choice for who like branded goods at the cheap price such as Zara, H&M and F21.
You can come to the bustling Chatuchak or Pratunam market in Bangkok to buy furniture, food, and electronic devices. In addition, you will be given back 5-7 percent of tax at the airport.
Around shopping centres in Thailand in the year-end, you will be overwhelmed with thousands of sale goods.
Siam is the most bustling shopping centre in Bangkok. From mid-November to mid- January, Siam The Great Celebration is held with the sale up to 70 percent with other promotion programs.
You should not miss MBK, Terminal 21 or Gaysorn. Besides attractive goods, these places are ideal to take photos due to the sparkling décor.
The most special place is Central World, the complex centre with clothing stores, accessories, technology devices, book stores, furniture, restaurants and skating rinks. If you come here on December 31st, you can see the firework performance.
Shopping at markets
Thailand is also well-known for its markets with plenty of goods. If you’re good at bargaining, you can own many unique and beautiful goods at the reasonable price.
Platinum Center is a wholesaler of clothing and accessories including 4 floors and 1300 stores, with extremely diverse merchandise labyrinths. You can also shop for everything with an average cost of 70-100 baht, 40-55 bath.
Pratunam wholesaler market is the paradise of clothes, shoes and accessories.
The largest weekend market in Thailand – Chatuchak receives 200.000 to 300.000 visitors every day. This market offers clothes and furniture, candles. You have to spend all day to explore the whole market.
The night markets
Bangkok has a number of attractive night markets. The Rot Fai Night Market in Srinakarin is located in the east of the capital, selling mostly clothing, fashion and souvenirs, where you can find rare vintage items. This is the ideal place to take photos thanks to hundreds of colourful covered canvas.
Pattong night market is also an interesting experience. This market is located in the red light area in Bangkok. Coming here, you can not only shop but also experience a special Thailand with bars and music.
Bazaar Chiang Mai night market opens from 6 pm to 12 pm every day. Don’t miss this market when visiting the second largest city in Thailand.
The Cicada Weekend Market in the coastal city of Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan (about 200 km south-west of Bangkok) favours arts and crafts products. This place is regularly held exchanging activities among artisans, designers and people and tourists.
The unique cuisine
It’s deficient if you don’t enjoy street food when visiting Thailand. You should visit Or Tor Kor Market where you can find vegetables, fish and street food such as grilled pork, bread with milk and egg, Thai papaya salad and mango sticky rice.
Don’t forget to visit floating markets. Taling Chan floating market located in the west of Bangkok opens from 9 am to 4 pm with many traditional food, desserts and fruits.
Visiting temples in Thailand
Thailand is the second largest Buddhist country in the world, with more than 90% of its population being Buddhists. This place is famous for a lot of sacred gold inlaid temples. Wat Pho, for instance, is Bangkok’s largest, with a 46-meter-long Buddha statue, gold-plated body and pearl jewellery. Wat Traimit has the largest and most beautiful gold Buddha statue in the world; Wat Tha Wat Arun sacred lying on the banks of Chao Phraya River …
You should dress appropriately and wrap sarong scarf, buy some pure white lotus offerings when coming to temples in Thailand.
Cheap traveling cost
If you buy the ticket before 2 months, you can get the cheap ticket at the price about 2 million dongs per person for the round-trip ticket. The accommodation cost in Bangkok is about 500.000 per night for two people.