Countless tourists fly to Thailand each year for rest and recreation. Located in Southeast Asia, this island-kingdom has a lot of exciting things to offer. It’s not really surprising why tourists flock to Thailand.
If you’re planning a trip to visit the Land of Smiles, it would be great to know some essential tips on what to do in Thailand.
1. Chiang Mai Ethical Elephant Adventure is a must.
Ask previous visitors what they remember about Thailand and surely elephants will pop up. Chiang Mai, particularly the Elephant Rescue Park, is where most of the elephant tours can be found. Here you can observe, mingle and feed these enormous (but cute) creatures. It would help to know a little about how to behave when visiting elephant zoos but the caretakers will definitely give you a briefer.
2. Keep it cool at Koh Nang Yuan Island
Koh Nong Yuang Island is one in a million. It is the tropical island dream destination for anyone who wants to just sit back and relax. Reachable by a boat ride, the Nang Yuan beach is seated between two lush little islands. Enjoy the sun dipping in the crystal clear waters. You’d surely fill your eyes with so much natural beauty once at the Island Viewpoint.
3. Explore Bangkok’s Chatuchak Weekend Market
Bangkok is internationally known for its impressive marketplaces – with the Chatuchak Weekend Market to be the most popular. The busy Chatuchak Weekend market hosts over 15,000 mini stalls and you can find virtually anything here! The market showcases a wide variety of products such as livestock, handmade arts and crafts, traditional Thai clothing, authentic Thai food, pets, plants and many more. And here’s a secret tip: if you want to try your luck, there’s a cock-fighting section (although illegal) behind the Chatuchack market. Of course, don’t expect to win as much as the Thai lottery jackpot but the experience is definitely for the books!
4. Turn up the music at the Slip n Fly in Koh Phangan
Here’s where the party at! Koh Phangan is home to Thailand’s craziest nightlife and full moon parties. It’s virtually 24-hour, non-stop party at Slip n’ Fly in Koh Phangan which attracts a lot of tourists. There are a lot of things to do in this water park: beer pong, splash pool, body-boarding and deep pool slide.
5. Early morning hot air balloon rides.
Watching sunrise by the beach is beautiful but watching the sunrise from above is a totally different experience. The hot air balloon tour begins as early as 6 in the morning – so you’d have a great view of the sunrise. Once you’re up above, you’ll surely find the early morning wake up to be all worth it. Make sure to book a private hot air balloon for your group beforehand to experience an unforgettable Thailand sky tour.
6. Discover the Secret Mountain of Koh Phangan
Thrill seekers will love Koh Phangan’s lofty and spiraling road to the hilltop. Guests are welcomed by an infinity pool and a hipster restaurant bar. Koh Phangan’s breathtaking view of Thailand proves that it is a worthy detour. The sceneries of greens and cold breeze from the forests of Thailand will truly satisfy your soul. You can come and visit Koh Phangan anytime for free. All you have to do is grab some snack and booze, and savor the moment!
Thailand is an amazing country with a lot of exotic and still unexplored destinations. But more than the tourist sites and destinations, it is really the warm smiles of Thai people and the exciting Thai culture that actually make it a great place to visit!