Thailand places to see for friends


Thailand – The land of smiles. Thailand is becoming one of the most popular destinations for travellers, holidaymakers and honeymooners and with all that it has to offer you can see why! Whether you want to play with the elephants in Chiang Mai, Party on Koh Pha Ngan Beach or dig your toes into the sand and relax there is something for everyone. It’s a land full of culture and beauty.

Koh Pha Ngan nightlife

The Full Moon Party, Koh Pha Ngan Photo by Smediacache

Depending on how long you trip is there is so much to see and do and picking the right places to see and things to do is key! Whether you are heading North meaning you will have an abundance of city life to see, culture to feast your eyes and activities to do or down south all the amazing beautiful islands to visit and water activities galore!

Thailand is top of the list for groups of friends and travellers these days and planning your trip couldn’t be easier!

Where to start?

Adventure Seekers

White water rafting

Looking for something fun? Full of thrills? Not scared to get wet? Well White water rafting is an amazing fun activities you can do with all your mates and there are loads of locations in Thailand you can do it! It is so much fun and you won’t want it to end!

Map of the White Water Rafting locations in Thailand

Sky diving

One for the serious adrenaline seekers. Sky diving is usually a once in a lifetime activity and defiantly will be a big tick from the bucket list! Where else to jump out of a plane than the amazing Pattaya, Thailand with all of your friends! It will be a memorable experience you will remember for life and something you are sure not to regret!

Pattaya Skydiving

Photo by Sightseeing group

Hanging out with the Elephants in Chiang Mai

Head to Patara Elephant Farm in Chiang Mai. This place is wonderful and you can play, clean and fed the elephants first hand! They are breath taking and beautiful creatures. This specific farm is ethnically the best in our opinion as they focus on Rescue, Recovery, Reproduction and Reintroduction for the elephants. They also educate tourists and give them a meaningful experience.

Chiang Mai Elephants

Patara Elephant Farm

Address: 299/22 Siwalee RachapreukMaeHea, Chiangmai, Thailand
Coordinates: 18.807725, 98.826160

Chill Out Vibes

With so many Islands to choose from where is best for a group of friends to go for a relaxing holiday with still lots of options to sightsee and explore?

Top places

  1. Phi Phi
  2. Koh Lanta
  3. Koh Samui

We have picked these three because they all have amazing white sand beaches, lively nightlife if you want it, day activities and plenty of sightseeing!

Phi Phi is known for its nightlife as well as it out of this world beaches! If you and your friends are looking for sunbathing and boat trips by day and beach-side bars and dancing under the stars by night then hit up Phi Phi!

Phi Phi Island landscape

Coordinates: 7.741935, 98.777192

Koh Lanta is up and coming and the north is much busier from the south however it only takes half an hour to head from north to south so wherever you are located there is no shortage of beaches, bars and restaurants! Beach-side bars, massage parlours and tourist shops are in abundance. There are plenty of parties to head to and awesome cafes to cure your hangovers! Our favourite café is Pure Koh Lanta Café!

Acai Smoothie Bowl from Koh Lanta

Acai Smoothie Bowl from Pure Koh Lanta photo by KatieVictoriaHulland

Coordinates: 7.628892, 99.069530

Koh Samui truly does have something for everyone! Known for its palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves and dense mountainous rainforest, luxury resorts and posh spa’s. Whether you love the hustle and bustle and want a busy week in Chaweng? Or head to the other side of the island for peace and quiet and miles of beautiful scenery!

To do:

  • Big Buddha
  • Chaweng Strip Clubbing, Shopping, Salons, Spa, Bars and Restaurants
  • Hin Ta and Hin Yai
  • Buddha Gardens
  • Hin La Waterfall
  • Chaweng Beach
  • Na Muang Safari Park
  • Wat Plai Laem

And so much more!

bright beach on Koh Samui

Koh Samui Photo by Katie Victoria Hulland

Coordinates: 9.511217, 100.011011

Cultural Lovers

Wats Galore! With Thailand’s having over 40,000 temples there is more than enough to choose from! The most spectacular and intricately detailed temples are mostly in the north in Bangkok, Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai although they are all over the country! Get your selfie sticks out and get snapping for your Instagram snaps with your mates! Its sure to say you will make everyone back home super jealous!

The Grand Palace in Bangkok

The Grand Palace, Bangkok

Top 10 Temples

  1. The Grand Palace
  2. The White Temple (Wat Rong Khun)
  3. Wat Chiang Man
  4. Wat Suan Dok
  5. Wat Arun
  6. Wat Phra Kaew
  7. Wat Trimitr
  8. Wat Saket
  9. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
  10. Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon

Wat Rong Khun, or white temple

The White Temple, Chiang Rai

Snorkelling Mermaids

Top destinations for snorkelling and scuba diving include Koh Tao, Koh Lipe and Railay Beach, Krabi – which is also awesome for rock climbing!

Thailand is known for its underwater world of beauty and these islands are a prime example of some of the sights you can see! Colourful coral reefs, clearest blue waters, exquisite marine life and so much more!

snorkeling diving with turtles

Photo by backpackersthailand

Party Go-ers

For the Ultimate party, there is nothing like the infamous Koh Pha Ngan Full Moon Beach Party! Neon glowing people further than your eyes can see, watching the sun setting with the DJ blasting out your favourite tunes, downing the classic cocktail buckets filled with anything and everything and not having a care in the world! This will be a night you and your mates will never forget!

Full Moon Beach Party

Full Moon Party Photo Pintrest

Address: Haad Rin Beach, Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand

Thailand has a budget for everyone so whether you are looking at hostels and guest houses from £4 a night or luxury hotels from £100 a night there is something for every group of friends and every budget. Have a blast and make some memories you will never forget!