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8 Amazing things to do in Thailand

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Thailand is overflowing with amazing things to do and see! It is one of the top tourist holiday destinations in the world and we know why! Thailand is an amazing place to relax, explore and for adventures galore. The country is extremely popular for couples, honeymooners, backpackers and families, basically it is perfect for anyone and everyone!

Are you ready to tingle your taste buds with the exquisite cuisine, feast your eyes on the amazing architecture detailed on the thousands of temples, dig your toes into the white sand beaches, glide through the crystal-clear waters whilst admiring the coral reefs, sip your favourite cocktail on a rooftop bar overlooking a beautiful sunset, trek your way through a forest on an elegant elephant back or canoe from island to island. Need we say more?

Take a look at some of the amazing things to do in Thailand that will make it worth a visit!

bright beach on Koh Samui

Koh Samui Photo by KatieVictoriaHulland

Phi Phi Island

Located in Krabi, Phi Phi Island is top of many travellers lists with its breath-taking natural beauty you will be amazed at how beautiful and picturesque it is.

A famous top tourist spot is Maya Bay where the Hollywood film ‘The Beach’ with the drop dead gorgeous Leonardo DiCaprio’s was filmed. It also has Monkey Beach where you will come face-to-face with the cheeky creatures who will happily pinch anything they can from you. Looking for a beautiful spot to watch the sunset then head to Long Beach.

To get to Phi Phi Island you will need to take a boat or ferry, which is an adventure in itself! Sailing across the beautiful aqua sea, waves crashing down, wind blowing in your hair and the blissful sun beaming down on you! Boats leave from Krabi, Phuket or Koh Lanta at regular hours throughout the day.

Phi Phi Island landscape

Phi Phi Island Photo by Acpid2016

Coordinates: 7.741935, 98.777192

The Grand Palace

This show stopper is located in Bangkok and is one of the many reasons we can’t stop saying how amazing Thailand is! You can visit all year round from 8.30am to 3.30pm, dressed appropriately; meaning long sleeved tops and long trousers as it is a sacred place to the Thai people.

The Grand Palace is one of the most visited and most remembered landmarks in Thailand. It is a once in a life time experience that was built in 1782.

You will not believe your eyes when you see the architectural detail that has gone into this phenomenal structure! Home to the Thai King for 150 years and is now used for important ceremonial occasions.

The Grand Palace in Bangkok

The Grand Palace photo by travelmania

Address: Na Phra Lan Road, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, 10200, Thailand
Coordinates: 13.750051, 100.491256

Floating Markets

When visiting Thailand there is a choice of floating markets you can attend! There are a one of kind experience you don’t want to miss; selling anything and everything from fresh fruit and vegetables, vibrant coloured spices, authentic Thai dishes, and many other souvenirs to take home with you. The most popular floating markets are located in Bangkok, Amphawa and Damnoen Suduak. Each market is different and start as early as 7am, so set your alarms.

Plenty of floating market boats in Bangkok

Floating market Bangkok Photo by AmusingPlanet

Address:

  1. Lam Phaya, Bang Len District, Nakhon Pathom 73130, Thailand
  2. Taling Chan, 300 Soi Chak Phra 17, Khwaeng Khlong Chak Phra, Khet Taling Chan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10170, Thailand
  3. Khlong Lat Mayom, Soi Bang Ramat, Bang Phrom, Khet Taling Chan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10170, Thailand
  4. Bang Nam Phueng, Soi Bua Phueng Phatthana, Bang Kobua, Amphoe Phra Pradaeng, Chang Wat Samut Prakan 10130, Thailand
  5. Kwan-Riam, Khwaeng Min Buri, Khet Min Buri, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10510, Thailand

Coordinates:

  1. Lam Phaya: 13.958295, 100.203895
  2. Taling Chan: 13.776971, 100.456237
  3. Khlong Lat Mayom: 13.761843, 100.415519
  4. Bang Nam Phueng: 13.679670, 100.574220
  5. Kwan-Riam: 13.800640, 100.710043

Khao Yai National Park

Ready to feast your eyes on undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest and most visited national parks! It is open daily from 8am-6.30pm and covers 2168 square km of breath-taking monsoon rainforest. The park offers many group tours and elephant camps, allowing you to spend time with the elephants including trekking through the green wild jungles, bathing them in and learning how to feed them.

If Elephants aren’t your thing there is an abundance of other wildlife to see including graceful exotic birds of prey, mischievous monkeys, plenty of other colourful, tropical wildlife and the bluest, most tempting waterfall to plunge in and cool yourself off!

Khao Yai National Park

Elephants roaming free Photo by exploya

Address: Na Hin Lat, Pak Phli District, Nakhon Nayok 26000, Thailand
Coordinates: 14.383542, 101.429412

The Full Moon Beach Party

Want a night you will never forget? Head to the Island of Koh Pha Ngan for a world famous, crazy beach party at Had Rin Beach. From sunset to sunrise you can dance the night away with people from all over the world, watch the spectacular fire dancers, down buckets of your favourite cocktails, admire the DJ spinning the best tunes and plaster yourself in neon paint!

If you want to make sure you don’t miss this it is once a month so check the website for dates – http://www.fullmoonparty-thailand.com/schedules.html. They also have halfmoon and darkmoon parties incase your dates don’t fall correctly.

Full Moon Party at Had Rin Beach

The Full Moon Party Photo by Pintrest

Address: Haad Rin Beach, Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand

Wat Rong Khun

This exquisite temple is also known as the ‘White Temple’ and is a jaw dropping, picturesque world beauty. The Tempe is white to represent purity and it is said to embody the sacredness of temples. Filled with historic Buddhist symbols; the temple requires you to only enter through the front via a narrow bridge which is surrounded by upturned hands representing the suffering souls in hell.

Open daily from 8am -6pm and located in Chiang Rai. Again, as it is a temple remember to dress appropriately, as you wouldn’t want to miss this phenomenal, once in a life time experience that North Thailand has to offer!

Wat Rong Khun, or white temple

Wat Rong Khun Photo by gapyeartravelstore

Address: 1208, Tambon Pa O Don Chai, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, Chang Wat Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand
Coordinates: 19.824283, 99.763102

Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden

This is a botanical garden like no other! Be prepared to be amazed! This jaw-dropping 500-acre botanical garden is glowing with green purity! It has a number of themed gardens, elephant rides and mouth-watering eatery. Located in Na Chom Thian and is open daily from 8am- 6pm it is one not to be missed and becoming a highly well-known tourist attraction for the stunning and outstanding beauty that lives here.

6. Nong Nooch Botanical Garden

Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Gardens Photo by Oriental Escape

Address: Na Jomtien 6 Tambon Na Chom Thian, Amphoe Sattahip, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20250, Thailand
Coordinates: 12.764619, 100.934631

Tiger Cave Temple

The famous Buddhist Tiger Cave Temple is located in Krabi and is home to one or two gigantic Golden Buddha’s and many Monks. Are you ready to hike up 1237 uneven steep, crooked steps to a summit with a world class view. Be prepare to be blown away with the natural beauty that surrounds this place!

Hiking up the steps is truly exhausting in the humidity of Krabi so be sure to take the biggest bottle of water you can find. When you reach the top, the jaw dropping views will make it well worth the climb and sweat! Time to burn off all those Pad Thai’s!

Each step the view becomes more beautiful and you can honestly see for miles and miles! It is available to visit anytime throughout the yea and as with any Thai Temples make sure you dress appropriately with long trousers or a skirt and cover your shoulders. This is an amazing day out in Thailand and is well worth a visit!

Golden Buddha at the top of the summit

Golden Buddha at the top of the summit Photo by OrientalEscape

Address: Krabi Noi, Mueang Krabi District, 81000, Thailand
Coordinates: 8.125193, 98.924537

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