Why Thailand Should Be Your Next Work & Travel Destination
From tropical beaches to bustling outdoor markets, Thailand’s natural beauty and cultural attractions have long made it a favorite travel destination. In today’s blog, we’ll be exploring what Thailand has to offer those visiting on a working holiday as well as a few of the top coworking destinations in the county.
Welcome to Thailand: Overview, Principal Regions
Located in the heart of Southeast Asia, Thailand is well-known around the world for its beach resorts, temples, nightlife, and a vibrant, welcoming culture. Each year, tens of millions of tourists and working travelers flock to Thailand to experience the sights and sounds of the Land of Smiles. Whether you want to go shopping for luxury goods, ride elephants through the jungle, party at a nightclub, or scuba dive a coral reef, the various regions of Thailand each have their own unique flavor and attractions to explore. Here are just 3 of the most popular:
Bangkok and Central Thailand
The political and economic capital of the country, Bangkok is the starting and ending point for most visitors’ time in Thailand. Located on the banks of the Chao Praya river delta in central Thailand, Bangkok has a combined metropolitan population of roughly at least 15 million—making it by far Thailand’s largest and most important city. Notable sights and attractions in Bangkok include the Grand Palace, world-class shopping and entertainment, floating markets, Buddhist temples, and street food.
Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand
Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand
For a greener, more serene Thai experience, head north. Northern Thailand features tall mountains, rolling hills, and lush river valleys. Due to its more northern location and moderate elevation, temperatures in the north are somewhat cooler than the rest of the country. Chiang Mai, the largest city in the northern region of Thailand, is renowned for its temples and outdoor markets. One of Thailand’s most famous cultural attractions, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, is located 9 miles outside of the city of Chiang Mai. One of the most popular tourist draws in all of Thailand, getting up close and personal with elephants, can be done at any one of a number of elephant parks and sanctuaries located in Chiang Mai province.
Southern Thailand and its numerous islands are a paradise for scuba divers, nature lovers, and party animals alike. Centered around the Malay peninsula between the Gulf of Thailand and the Indian Ocean, southern Thailand features steep mountains, lush rainforests, pristine beaches, and numerous islands. The most well known of these islands, Phuket, lies just of the southwest coast and is a popular resort destination featuring scuba diving, island hopping, and a world-class party scene.
Coworking Spaces in Thailand
Here are a few of Coworker.com ‘s top reviewed coworking spaces for travellers looking to work remotely while in Thailand.
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