Called the ‘Land of Smiles’, Thailand boasts of rich culture and friendly people. Are you an excited traveller waiting to get the best of Thailand, but super confused as to where to go and what to do? Given the numerous sandy beaches, breath-taking hot spots and eye-candy temples, we understand your plight and hence present you with our list of the top things to do in Thailand – which is sure to give you an insight into the best of this lovely country!
1. Grand Palace
The architectural wonder of Grand Palace is in Bangkok. For over 150 years, the palace used to be the home of the King. The area inside the palace is humongous and currently houses royal ceremonies. It’s divided into two zones, so make it a point to visit the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and the royal residence. Dress code is followed strictly. We’d advise you to wear either a black or white dress. Inside the palace, the other top things to be checked out are – Pavilion of Regalia and Royal Decorations and Coins.
2. Chiang Mai – Flight of the Gibbon
How can you escape the adrenaline pumping experience at Gibbon, when in Thailand? The Chiang Mai’s Flight of the Gibbon is a worldwide famous adventurous activity which gave birth to the concept of zip line! It’s a 6 Km ride among the tall trees and gives you a peek into the wilderness of the forest. On a scale of 10, how excited are you to embark on this ride?
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3. Koh Nang Yuan
Have you ever dreamt of a tropical, jungle-filled, lush green arena?
Well well! Koh Nang Yuan is your place to be then! The mini islands of Koh Nang Yuan boast of enchanting mountains which are connected by the Nangyuan Island beach. You can head to this beach by taking a private boat from Koh Tao. Take out your cameras the minute you reach the island’s viewpoint – for you will be exposed to the striking scenery around the island.
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4. Elephant Trekking – Mahawangchang Elephant Camp
Attention elephant lovers! There’s a paradise awaiting you! With just a four hour drive away from Bangkok, the Mahawangchang Elephant Camp is where you can swim with the cute giants or take a ride on them as well! The guides here are super nice, so hand over your cameras to them and pose your way out with your all time favourite creature.
5. Hot Air Balloon – Chiang Mai
Imagine watching the sunrise as you glide your way up the blue skies and vanilla colored clouds at Chaing Mai. Don’t stop there! What if you get to witness the beautiful city of Chiang Mai from the top and get an overall view of the picturesque spots? YAAS! We are talking about the hot air balloon trip. The tour starts at 6 am in the morning and goes on for an hour or so. Waking up early isn’t fun, we know! But this ride will be worth it FOR SURE!
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6. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
A visit to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is one of the top things to do in Thailand. With boats going up and down the canals selling food essentials and souvenirs, this floating market has a lot to offer! Those interested in photos can also take a trip down here for there are wooden houses on the sides of the canals which will appeal you for sure!
7. Mae Hong Son
Perched on Thailand’s Northwest mountains, the Man Hong Son province is where you can feel a sense of unique cultural tradition. The scenery is picture perfect throughout the year and the weather conditions are also pleasant. The Doi Kong Mu temple in Mae Hong Son is to be visited for sure. The twin temples of Wat Chong Kham and Wat Chong Klang which face the lake in front and have mountains at the back should also be checked out!
8. Koh Phi Phi
You should be aware of the Koh Phi Phi fan if you are a movie buck! Rising to fame after the release of “The Beach” movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and also featuring in a James Bond movie – Koh Phi Phi is an amazing island and a visit to this island arena is without a doubt one of the top things to do in Thailand. A bit of walking is to be done on the island as there are no roads. Might sound tedious, but you’d enjoy every second you spend on Koh Phi Phi island!
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With all that’s being said, tell us about your top things to do in Thailand be it eating, drinking or exploring!