Thailand Halal Travel
Royal Thailand: Its pampering yourself because you deserve it, its decadent food and buzzing markets, its contemplation and meditation… it’s the adventure of a lifetime
The allure of Thailand exists in its diverse landscapes; with valleys, hills, jungles and forests, beaches and bustling cities this country oozes charm and delight.
Learn to either kick down trees just like the old pros in a Muay Thai training camp or lay under them on the white sands of the country’s extensive coastline.
You can float gently by in the beautiful waters around the country or cut through them on a speedboat or jetski. Thailand’s popularity really is a reflection of how much it can offer to its travelers.
Thailand encourages travel from all kinds of people, from all over the globe whether they’re Muslim or not. The ease of finding Halal food in Thailand has made it extremely popular and accessible for Muslim travelers.
Often Thailand is portrayed through its hedonistic nightlife and party atmosphere but the country also offers, in equal parts, something for those that are looking for relaxation, serenity and a general toned down atmosphere.
Eco-friendly and luxurious choices of accommodation are in abundance throughout Thailand.
Need to Know About Thailand
Thailand Itinerary Ideas
The most visited city in the world, Bangkok truly offers travelers an abundance of things to do. The city is known for being busy and hectic and draws tourists from all around the globe. The reclining Buddha of Wat Pho, the royal Grand Palace, the Chatuchak Market and Wat Arun are usually at the top of most people’s Bangkok itineraries. The luxury Siam Paragon shopping centre screams high-end while the National Museum of Bangkok provides tourists with knowledge, history and culture. When you’re feeling hungry head down to Chinatown or try a street food stall and take in some fast paced sporting action at a Muay Thai fight.
Chiang Mai marries history and culture with modern day aesthetics and living. You can visit the ruins of Wat Chedi Luan, the immensely popular Doi Suthep, Wat Phra Singh or the incredible Doi Inthanon National Park which is the site of Thailand’s tallest mountain. If you’re feeling a bit chic check out Nimmanhaemin Road, the trendy shopping district with malls and affluent restaurants, or stop for a coffee at the cat café ‘Catmosphere’ (aptly named) and spend some time with some friendly felines. If it is an escape into nature you’re after then head to the Mae Ping River for a boat cruise, check out The Canyon or relax at the Bat Orchid and Butterfly Farm.
One of the most popular destinations in Thailand, Phuket sees 35,000 visitors daily! It is a nature and animal lover’s absolute dream with the Tiger Kingdom, Monkey Hill and the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary. The Kata Noi and Nai Harn beaches offer travelers gorgeous seaside retreats while the Karon and Khao Rang viewpoints and Phang Nga Bay will provide you with sights that leave you awe-struck. One of the most popular sights in Phuket is the colossal Big Buddha statue sitting at the top of Nakkerd Hills at over 45 metres tall.
Heralded as a paradise island, this island is Thailand’s most famous due to its white sands and crystal clear blue waters. The big golden Buddha is one of the first things you see as you fly into the island and is a popular tourist site. The hubs of the island are its beaches, namely Chaweng, Lamai, Mae Nam and Lipa Noi (which is the most family friendly). The secret Buddha Garden, Namuang waterfall and Angthong Marine Park offer tranquility and natural escapes from the busyness on the rest of the Island. For culture and history be sure to check out Wat Khunaram, Wat Jee Kong and the Laem Sor Pagoda. For the thrill seekers out there the 50 mph Sky Fox cable ride lets you take in a lot of Koh Samui’s scenery and there are plenty of fishing, diving, snorkeling and swimming opportunities around the Island.
The number one spot in all of Thailand for nature tourism, Khao Sok National Park is the largest of Thailands protected areas. You can visit a local Thai family for an authentic taste of their way of living and even cook with them in their kitchen in the jungle! Take a tradition Thai longtail boat on the Cheow Lan Lake through Khao Sok NP and take in the 100’s of small limestone islands within the region. Learn about Thai Elephant culture at the Elephant Retirement Sanctuary and hang out with some of the oldest elephants in the region, there’s even the opportunity to bathe them! For the really brave souls out there the opportunity for jungle camping is something you won’t want to miss out on, learn to scavenge for wild berries and fruit, go fishing in the world’s oldest Rainforest ecosystem and learn to survive a night in the wild jungles of Southern Thailand.
Best Times to Visit Thailand
The weather in Thailand is split into 3 different seasons. The hot season which falls between March and May, the cool season which falls between November and February and the rainy season which tends to occur between June and October. During the rainy season it is not all gloom and despair as showers are fairly quick to come and pass and only tend to occur in the late afternoon, they also provide travellers with welcome respite from the heat and humidity. The quietest time of year in Thailand is between May and September, when the temperature, humidity and prices all drop.