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Your Piggy Bank Can Breathe a Sigh of Relief with Thailand

Author: asingleton  |  Category: Destinations
Published: February 8, 2009

With the recent drop in fuel surcharges and the increasingly expensive Euro, more of us are considering a long haul travel for our holidays. The most popular destinations are those where the pound is still strong and the way of life cheap, and top of the list when it comes to value for money with such destinations is Thailand. Whether it’s non-stop Bangkok, the rural north or the sandy south, Thailand is full of smiles and – as Buddhism is the staple religion – peace.

Thailand proves to be a fascinating destination for visitors, whether you like to immerse yourself in a new culture or prefer to merely dabble in it. Indeed, the hotels are superb value, the service second to none and the food delectable. But don’t be fooled into thinking the more expensive then it is more likely the food will taste better; food from street vendors can be equally delicious and with an exchange rate that offers good value then regardless of where you choose to eat, the prices should be relatively cheap.

What’s more, Thailand has some amazing shopping opportunities to explore, and due to the exchange rate it is possible to get more for your money. Jewellery set with precious and semi-precious stones are in abundance; however it’s best to brush up on your knowledge to make sure you get just what you’re after. Teak bowls and elegant pottery can also be found and purchased for relatively little, which of course make excellent gifts. Indeed, prices do tend to be set higher for foreigners, but you can haggle until you feel you’re getting your money’s worth.

Silks are also readily available – though quality may differ between vendors – and with ‘instant tailors’ in most large towns you can have an outfit created in no time. If you have an eye for antiquities you can also pick up a bargain, but be warned as counterfeits are common and hard to spot. In fact, it is important to understand that the removal of any genuine antiquities from Thailand must be approved before you leave.

However, it can be worth noting that should you wish to experience a quieter look at the culture when experiencing Thailand holidays, then head to Chiang Mai in the north. There are many fascinating hill tribe villages amid lush verdant jungles to explore; and you can really get a feel for a completely different side to Thailand.

Of course, it can prove beneficial for anyone to take a break from the doom and gloom of the UK and a holiday in Thailand can offer an eye-opening experience, whilst allowing you to look after your pennies.

Adam Singleton writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.

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