By Jessica Russo
Nowadays, everybody wants to go to Thailand! With bright turquoise waters, overwhelming rock formations, tasty street food, fairytale-like national parks, bustling cities, and ornate temples, how could you not?
Start immersing yourself in the vibrant spirit of this amazing country by listening to, watching, and reading about its sights, smells, culture, and landscapes. Check out these links and get that fluttery feeling of excitement - you're going to Thailand!
Books You Won't be Able to Phuket Down
Whether you're an avid reader or you haven't picked up a book in years, you won't be able to put down these books about Thailand's fascinating history, culture, and cuisine.
- Thailand's Best Street Food: The Complete Guide to Streetside Dining in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, and Other Areas by Chawadee Nualkhair You've always heard about Thailand's renowned street food. Take a look at this guide to make sure you do it right!
- An Illustrated History of Thailand by John Hoskin Feast your eyes on this beautiful book that chronologically illustrates Thailand's history - from 13th century kingdoms to landmarks that still exist today!
- A Geek in Thailand: Discovering the Land of Golden Buddhas, Pad Thai, and Kickboxing by Jody Houton Way more than just a basic travel guide, this light-hearted book offers insightful (and entertaining) tips and viewpoints from a young foreign resident of Thailand.
- Thailand at Random by Various Authors Discover who invented Pad Thai, what makes the elephant such a sacred figure, and many other quirky cultural facts! This illustrated collection of Thailand trivia will surely keep you guessing.
Music That Won't Make You Krabi
Dance the day away and get in the groove of picturesque beach paradise! From energetic pop to tranquil instrumentals, hear the sounds of beautiful Thailand.
A tranquil song that tells the story of rural Thailand
A fun song by one of Thailand's hottest pop groups!
Practice your moves! Become mesmerized by the music of during this traditional Thai dance.
Find your inner peace with this tranquil instrumental medley of Thai instruments, like bamboo flutes, Ranats (similar to xylophones), and Khong Mong Leks (small gongs).
What better way to get excited about Thailand than to watch movies that make you feel like you're actually there? Take a break from your reading about awesome things to do in Thailand, packing and make some popcorn - or pick up some crispy seasweed strips, prawn crackers, or rice cookies - and enjoy a relaxing movie night!