April 11, 2021

City vs Resort – Which Is The Best Place To Go?

Over the past 5 years, the amount of people who have visited Thailand has risen to almost 40 million a year! This shows the nature of what a spectacular beauty that Thailand is. Over the past year, tourism in Thailand has declined like around the rest of the world because of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

But once travel restrictions have eased off, Thailand will most definitely be flocked with tourists from around the world wanting to relax or explore the tropical heaven that Thailand is renowned for.

Thailand offers big cities that are busy with lots of things to indulge in and they also offer resorts with miles of beaches for people to relax and forget about their normal worries.

In this blog, I will tell you about the most visited city and resort so you can reach an overall conclusion on which is best for you.

Bangkok

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand with a population of around 70 million people. Bangkok is a very fast-paced city that is an international hub for people of many nationalities.

Bangkok offers a lot of different things to do for many people. Bangkok is home to the Grand Palace which is the residence of the royal family. This is great for many people as it provides people with a view of the ruler of Thailand’s home.

Furthermore, Bangkok is home to many temples. Thailand is a predominantly Buddhist country therefore there are many temples to visit. The most famous temple being the Wat Arun and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.

The Wat Arun Temple was constructed in the 1800s under Rama III. The Wat Arun Temple is known as one of the most iconic structures in Thailand.

Khaosan Road is the main place for all tourists. It has coaches leaving daily for all the major hotspots in Thailand, trips to neighboring countries such as Cambodia, and also cheap accommodation.

At night, there are many bars for you to drink at along with street vendors selling street food.

If you are someone who enjoys a fast-paced international hub along or someone who wants to see all the main tourist attractions then Bangkok is the place for you.

Phuket

Phuket is a small island located off the coast of the mainland of Thailand. Phuket is a much slower-paced location with beaches that provide relaxation for many people.

Phuket offers a lot of greenery so there are many walks through mini forests that can offer you some of the best views you have ever seen. The greatness of these views is why people from all around the world come to Phuket to explore.

Phuket also has many markets. These markets help tourists to mix with the locals and it helps to give tourists an authentic experience of Thailand.

Phuket is also home to many MMA gyms that you can read about in our blog here.

Phuket also is known and loved for its appealing beaches. Pa Tong is one of the towns on the island of Phuket. Pa Tong provides tourists with 3KM of tropical beaches along with a great night out on the Bangla Road.

Phuket is most definitely the place for you if you are someone who wants to “chill out” and enjoy a calm vibe but Phuket is definitely the place for you if you also want a very unique experience.

Conclusion

To conclude, both places offer an authentic experience of Thailand and are both great places to visit so if you get the chance, visit either place because you won’t regret it!

 

Lee Quinn

I'm Lee and I'm the Lead Editor at Bangkok Travel Finder. My experience of BKK comes from spending 4 months per year in the city.

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