“No matter what kind of experience you’re seeking, Thailand has it all. If you prefer to visit cities such as Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai, Phuket, historical sites or to relax at the beach, you won’t be disappointed when you travel to Thailand. I’m sure that you will find a perfect destination rich in affordable adventures.”
10 Things to do in Thailand
1. Island hopping
Thailand is known for its tropical beaches. There are over 300 islands in Thailand for you to visit. Start by picking one of Thai islands on your favorite spot, then plan on island hopping from there. The main island hopping hubs are Phuket, Krabi, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Similan and Koh Lipe.
2. Ride a Tuk Tuk
Tuk-tuks are the successor to the earlier cycle rickshaws, known in Thai as “Sam Lor”. Most visitors to Bangkok encounter only the classic three-wheel Tuk-tuks, but head elsewhere around the capital. You’ll find different types of Tuk-tuk on the roads in some more local or residential neighborhoods. When sitting on Tuk-tuks, you can feel the wind leeches, cool and also experience the scenery, the sound of the wind and the sunshine of Thailand.
3. Take a street food tour
Thailand is home to many different kinds of street food and every street in every city will have various different stalls selling their wares. In the view of tourists of all nations and languages, believe that street food of Thailand is famous as any nation in the world. ‘Thai Street Food’ is another highlight that attracts tourists to visit Thailand because many kinds of Thai food are mix with many ingredients and have a unique style. Local street food is known for its affordable price and quality, taste and cleanliness. Also, it is at a satisfactory level. But the top picks for tourists during this period are not beyond from Tom Yum Kung, Pad Thai, Massaman Curry, Pad Kra Prao, Khao Soi, Kway Teow (noodle soup), Mango Sticky Rice, etc.
4. Visit a floating market
“Floating market” is an emerging eco-tourism destination because most people have begun to yearn for simplicity and peace from the waterfront lifestyle. It also creates the pleasure of shopping for tourists as well as the experience of a simple lifestyle and finding something delicious to eat.
5. Watch sunset at a sky bar in Bangkok
The rooftop bar is one of the most popular hangout spots. With the location of the store that is often located on the building, it provides panoramic stunning views of Bangkok. You can have dinner, grab some drinks and soak in the impressive atmosphere from sunset to night with the lights twinkling vividly and enjoy a chill sound of music. I guarantee that you will have an unforgettable night.
6. Visit the old city
Ayutthaya is the ancient capital of Thailand. Most of the area is full of ancient ruins which have gathered a lot of history. There are many cultural and natural attractions for both Thai tourists and foreigners to visit this old town. Tourists could rent a bike and ride to soak up the old town atmosphere.
7. Explore a night market
Night markets can be found in almost all cities in Thailand. It’s a great place to grab a delicious dinner, go shopping for some local products, listen to music, and much more.
8. Enjoy an ethical elephant experience
The elephant is Thailand’s national symbol and is considered a highly-revered animal. The elephant sanctuary in Ayutthaya has a larger elephant protected area where you can experience elephant rides, watch elephant shows, attend elephant trainers’ activities and feed or bathe the elephants.
9. Water fighting in Songkran Festival
Songkran is the traditional Thai New Year and it is celebrated each year in April across the entire country. It runs from the 13th to the 15th and water is traditionally sprinkled throughout the festival as it is believed to wash away your bad luck and sins. These days things have changed a little and huge water fights tend to break out bringing entire cities to a standstill. Wherever you are in the country during this time of the year, you should prepare for a soaking as there is no escape from the party.
10. Have a Thai Massage
Thai massages are famous over the world. The style of massage is unique as it will focus on pressing, rolling, squeezing, bending, pulling and heating treatment on your body’s pressure points. The whole experience will leave you feeling invigorated and balanced. Every small town and city is guaranteed to have many massage parlors and the prices are very cheap compared to what you would pay back home.