If there’s a place in the world where you can get the greatest clothes at the cheapest price that would be — Thailand! Similar to China, Thailand offers a lot of great cuisines and a host of other things one can enjoy. Beaches are located almost everywhere.
Tourists and locals alike can enjoy diving and para sailing at a price relatively cheaper than its neighboring Asian countries. Since the climate in Thailand doesn’t change very much, it is an ideal place to stay.
During summer months, March to June, most people will either go for the beach or go temple-tripping. While it’s ok to wear sleeveless and shorts in other countries on a hot summer, in Thailand, it is generally considered inappropriate especially for women. It’s ok to use sandals though since it is required for both locals and tourists to remove them when they visit the temple and view it from the inside.
The main religion of Thais is Buddhism. As you may know, there are a lot of temples or wats as they would call it are ornately decorated. There are also such things as spirit houses. In Thailand, each house has a spirit which guards that house. One exceptionally famous shrine is Erawan Shrine, which was previously an execution site.
In terms of art and designs, Thai art closely resembles those of India and its neighboring countries. Their art usually involve religion, music and dancing. In sports muay Thai, more commonly known as Thai boxing, is their king. Thai boxing is actually a kind of marital art which sprung from Thailand’s ancient warriors.
Thailand provides its people with an excellent value for money. With low labor costs, and a weak currency, foreigners and locals can enjoy available products and services at the least and most affordable cost. Popular tourist destinations, like Phuket and Ko Samui, though will have a slightly higher price than other locales. But with a budget of 800 baht, which is about $24 USD, one may already actually have enough for three meals, a dorm and transportation.
In terms of shopping, the skill one must know when one goes to night markets in Bangkok is the art of haggling. Whether it be Thai silk you are after, or the intricately woven clothing, or the smallest handicrafts that would fit nicely in your bedroom, you will most likely be succeed in getting the best price if you’re patient enough to haggle.
Finding a job in Thailand is generally harder for foreigners, but knowing diving and English are a major plus. Thailand is currently in demand of diving instructors and English teachers since English is also being used as a form of formal instruction in most Thai schools.
Being a tropical country, Thailand also has its share of diseases one should watch out for like malaria and dengue. It is also uncommon to get HIV or AIDS. It’s good to know that it’s easy to get condoms though when one needs it.