(Last Updated On: March 22, 2019)

Say no to Mayfair, Amaro, and Lo-fi (the most used Instagram filters) and quit chasing pretty backgrounds! You wouldn’t need them any more. A destination for Digi-Nomads, Sawasdee! Welcome to Thailand, western on the surface but quite Asian deep down.

Started wondering and pondering about beaches, food, and beauty yet? A destination with cultural and sensual contrast on point. Let’s hop into the gala land! Scroll down to give your social media handle a blowback whilst travelling to Thailand.

The pretty Airport

Most of the tourists land straight at Suvarnabhumi Airport, situated 30 kilometres east of Bangkok. Hang around and appreciate some of the best-detailed sculptures and statues depicting the Thai culture which are worth being used as wallpapers.

 

The capital tour? (‘Not so heavy on your wallet’)

Set the tour foot in Bangkok and head straight to Grand Palace, a blend of Thai and European architecture and the residence of the kings of Thailand since 1782, the one in movies we gawk at. You are free to click pictures while you spend your day lodging in a fancy cruise and keep appreciating all the iconic Bangkok sites.

Capture the gigantic reclining Buddha at Wat Pho, recognized by UNESCO not so far from the grand palace. The Wat Saket popularly known as The Golden Mount Temple is another attraction that should be saved in your camera roll. Go around rolling your camera at these heritage spots.

TIP- There exists a not so rigid dress code, however, just out of courtesy and respect at the Grand Palace, avoid wearing something that reveals your legs and shoulders.

View this post on Instagram

-SAWADEEKA- . Back to my favourite city and could not stop myself from eating too much Pad Thai and Mango sticky rice. . Been to Bangkok 4 times and mynumber one reason is -FOOD! . Any country or city that you like to go back to again and again? . Edited this photo using my beach preset. Increase the pink tones a little bit.😘 . #watarun #wataruntemple #bangkok #thailandtravel #timeoutbangkok #iamtb #citizenfemme #neverstopexploring #iamtb #speechlessplaces #dametraveler #journeysofgirls #webangkok #visitthailand #beautifulseasia #asia_vacations #bangkokcityvibes #beyondbangkok #cnntravel #helloworldpics #mydestinationguide #sheisnotlost #thailandismagic #wanderlust #travel #travel_asia

A post shared by 𝒢𝓇𝒶𝒸𝒾𝑒 💕🌹 (@doitforicecream) on

Pose in an airplane, a wrecked one though!

Look at the city upside down!

Be a real life Drone

View this post on Instagram

#riverfestival2018 #asiatiquesky #bkk

A post shared by Elaine Yap (@eyuppe) on

If looking out for a bird’s eye view of the city, board Asiatique Sky Ferris Wheel and keep spinning, if tired, click some selfies in your air-conditioned cabin. Giant wheels were never so fun before!

Float and buy

View this post on Instagram

#bangkokfloatingmarket در 80 کیلومتری جنوب‌غربی بانکوک، بازاری وجود دارد که روی آب کانال شهر ساخته شده ست و زنان محلی، میوه و سبزیجات خود را در قایق‌های کوچک می‌فروشند. این بازار همیشه مملو از فروشندگان و خریدارانی است که بر روی کانال شهر بانکوک در حال خرید و فروش محصولات گیاهی و سبزی و غذاهای محلی هستند. – #تایلند #تورتایلند #بانکوک #توربانکوک #پاتایا #پوکت #تورنوروزی #تور #سفر #چارتر #رزرو_آنلاين #بلیط #هتل #اليادگشت #elyadgasht

A post shared by آژانس هواپيمايي اليادگشت (@elyadgasht) on

Imagine buying fruits and veggies from a boat floating nearby! At the Damnoen Saduak floating market. Keep steering your watercraft and pick what you like from the vendors. A sight to click for sure, this is one of the ancient traditions being carried on till date.

Capture Solo-duo-Leisure time

View this post on Instagram

Alone but not lonely 🌄

A post shared by @ bie_nuat_kaew on

Remember the Ko Phi Phi that was destroyed by gigantic waves back in 2004, is now back with a bang, all re-improvised for tourists to dive in and enjoy the nightlife here.

Another a bit off but perfect for quiet time, is Koh Lipe, a destination with beautiful beaches and a low key marine park for you to have your own sleepy leisure time. If you ever wished to own an island, you can! not literally but yes! It is an untouched piece of land.

Go motorbiking on rent through northern Thailand around Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai whatever suits you. Videography on the great routes here amidst the scenery is quite popular. Caution- Do not drink and ride.

If willing to escape the city maniac take a tour to Pai, a genie destination granting you perfect backdrops for your picture rolling with the lush mountains, cool waterfalls as well as hot springs, sounds tempting yet? Not to forget the hiking trails here, you can have a leisure and adventure photography session.

View this post on Instagram

We're only 2 days into our 6 day road trip around the Mae Hong Son Loop with @travel_beans and we've already had an unforgettable time! Between the stunning views, sore bums, sun burns, getting caught in the rain, and awkward massages 🙈, we've gained memories to last a life time! Let's see what adventures we can get into tomorrow 🤗 By the way, you may get bombarded with stories the second we find WiFi again😁 . . . Location: Mae Ya Waterfall, Doi Inthanon, Thailand . . . DAY 369 🇹🇭 . . . #northernthailand #roadtripthailand #motorbike #motorbikethailand #thailand #chiangmai #maehongsonloop #doiinthanon #maeyawaterfall #thailandwaterfall #explorethailand #thailandadventures #thailandinstagram #thailand_ig #travelsoutheastasia #thailandadventure #couples #couplesofig #couplestravel #travelcouple #travelingcouple #backpackers #backpackingcouple #backpackthailand #maehongson #livespontaneously #itsshortliveit #whynot #miniretirement #longtermtravel

A post shared by World Travel Couple 🇺🇸 (@thenyccouple) on

Water extravaganza Of Thailand

Water backdrop cam images are lit, aren’t they? For the best range of water sports like water skiing, adventure rafting, jet skis and windsurfing head for Jomtien Beach at Pattaya or Hua Hin and Patong in Phuket.

View this post on Instagram

I always fondly remember the season I spent in the best diving spot in Thailand, the Similan Islands. In the following posts in "Better Underwater" we will go into detail [link in bio] #seeyouintheblue ° Siempre recuerdo con cariño la temporada que pasé en Tailandia en las Islas Similan, el mejor punto de buceo del país. En los siguientes artículos en "Better Underwater" entraremos en detalle [link en bio] #nosvemosenelazul ° ° ° 📸@mekanphotography Diving out: @ksaliveaboard #similanisland #andamansea #thailand #tailandia #liveaboard #ksa #khaolakscubaadventures #scubadiving #scubalife #scubainstructor #padiinstructor #ssiinstructor #padi #ssi #underwaterphotography #underwater #underwatermodel #just4diving #bornofwater #angelsofthesea #aqualung #ladsthatscuba

A post shared by B E R (@berta__uw) on

90 kilometres northwest of Phuket in the Andaman Sea reside the Similan Islands, your scuba diving destination. Yes, the one you see on Instagram. Ready to pose with whale sharks and manta rays, underwater? The seas are home to vivid and jaw-dropping marine life, witness the colourful and delicate reefs while you thrive in the shallows.

The other spots for you to go diving include Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock, and Hin Muang all lying on the same belt. There is nothing to worry about as Thailand is considered to be one of the safest diving locales across the globe.

When should I go Underwater?
Though it is possible to go underwater all around the year, plan to do the same in the months of October and June to say hello to some special species down there. For this is considered to be the best season to land in Thailand for Scuba Diving.

Gourmet Clicking

View this post on Instagram

#thailandstreetfood

A post shared by pai lada (@pailada2554) on

Hunger pangs creeping in? Try authentic Thai food (red curry being the best) at The Sixth with only five tables! Is a modest place to dine in, and make your stories look attractive. The other fancy and one of its own kind option on the table is Bo. Lan.

Choose from the vast exotic menu, or see yourself gawking at the website of the same. If willing to taste the local street food, wander and choose out of several options down the lane, one of the suggestion is Sukhumvit Soi 38 street, Bangkok.

Asking for more spice and not less is a bet. Obviously, only if you are not accustomed to bland food. Also, the food presentation is pretty enough to be included in your posts. Right from the Thai-fried noodles to shrimp soups being served in fancily carved bowls is a sheer delight.

With brilliant interiors and photogenic backgrounds, you can sip coffee at the Pooltime cafe, 582 Koi Sukhumvit, 63 Road, Bangkok. Don’t seek for a partner, for the same as this cafe is stocked with little racoons to keep your company.

Don’t forget to say A Roy! (Delicious) Go on keep clicking and let your feed viewers drool more. Willing to click dogs having leisure time swimming! After their swim, you can spend quality time with them in batches at theBig Dog Cafe.

Out of the herd experiences

Koh Phangan a split personality island has laid back beaches, a chance for you to stroll in the jungles aimlessly and relax at the upbeat bars. A blend of both leisure and adventure. Visit Sukhothai, the first capital of Thailand, if history fascinates you. The much heard of waterfalls the popular Namuang, hiking, and trekking trails all remain to be explored by you.

What can you carry back home? Apart from great picture collection and memories.

There are tons of things to do, places to go and food to eat. And yes, the soft on pocket souvenirs for your friends back home. Some of the interesting gifts could be the traditional masks and puppets, Lacquerware jewel box, bangles etc. If willing to get some rural artefacts, get hill tribe patchwork bags or fine silver jewels. Delight yourself and your acquaintances! If willing to go on saving mode, visit Chiang Mai’s economical market, the night bazaar.

View this post on Instagram

Erawan waterfalls, Thailand 🇹🇭 #latergram

A post shared by Neil Patil (@patilneil) on

There are tons of secrets in every foreign land yet to be explored, yet to be photographed and be known to the world. Go touring Thailand and play around with your skills. Capturing a common sight isn’t a big deal what makes it a deal is turning it into a rare sight for the world to see and appreciate. Feeds are being scrolled and tapped every now and then, get followed for your distinctiveness.

As said, the act that television and tourism have made the whole world accessible has created an illusion that we enjoy intimate knowledge of other places, when we barely scratch their surface. For the vast majority, the knowledge of Thailand acquired through tourism consists of little more than the whereabouts of the beach.