The Best Things To Do in Thailand
Thailand is one of Southeast Asia’s famous tourist destinations and we can see why! The country has beautiful beaches, sacred temples, and the modern lifestyle that only Bangkok can offer! When you visit Thailand, you are visiting more than just a popular location but also immersing yourself in one of the friendliest nations in the world. It’s no wonder why Thailand is called the “Land of Smiles.” And while you’re in the country, here are some of the best things to do in Thailand.
Visit the Grand Palace
Located in the center of Bangkok is one of Thailand’s most famous attractions, the Grand Palace. For 150 years, the palace served as the home to the king, his court, the Royal Mint, and the government of Thailand.
It’s 218,500 sq. meter full of impressive sights to see and interesting things to do. However, as a visitor, you need to take note of the strict dress code so wear appropriate clothing or else your entry will be refused.
Float with Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
If you want to take going to the market on a whole new level, you must Thailand and its several floating market. But for the big deal, the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is one of the country’s biggest and most famous floating markets. Everywhere you look, you’ll see boats floating through the canals, selling food and fruits.
It’s one of Thailand’s experiences where you’ll be able to take a glimpse of what is was like many years ago. The floating market is also a wonderful location for photographers to snap a shot of narrow canals and wooden houses. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is about 100km out of Bangkok but we say it’s worth the travel!
Climb Sathorn Unique Tower
The Sathorn Unique Tower is not an official tourist site but is still a location you might want to visit! It’s a 49-story abandoned skyscraper located in the heart of Bangkok. Due to the global financial crisis during the nineties, the building stayed incomplete and deserted. But if you want to access it, there’s a small payment at the entrance for the security guards to allow you to enter.
Remember, it’s 49 flights of stairs to overcome so it’s a challenging climb and definitely not for the fainthearted but if you want to see one of the most heart-stopping views of Bangkok from above, this is the place for you.
Thai people also believe that the building might be haunted and you might see why on your way to the top.
Stroll to Koh Phi Phi
Famous for being the filming site of Leonardo DiCaprio’s “The Beach”, as well as being featured in James Bond, Koh Phi Phi is a beautiful island located in the Krabi province. We believe that it is one of the must-visit if you are planning a trip to Thailand. Once you’ve set foot on this island, it will seem like all the other beaches and coastlines you’ve been to can never compare!
The island has no roads so there is a good amount of walking that needs to be done but between the two main beaches, there are attractive sights to see and activities to do so we assure you the walk is worth it!
Awe at Khao Yai National Park
For nature lovers, we also offer Thailand’s first national park and the third-largest in the country! The Khao Yai National Park is a 2,168-square-kilometer park consisting of rain forests, grasslands and is the home to a large portion of animals. The park has roughly 300 species of birds and you’ll also be able to sight bears, elephants, deers, gibbons, and macaques. It also has several waterfalls that are worth the visit and can be accessible by car.
Visit Wat Arun
There are over 31,000 Buddhist temples in Thailand so it’s no wonder why one of the best things to do in the country is to at least visit one! Wat Arun is located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River and is an impressive place to sightsee. The temple is named after Aruna, the God of Dawn, and is a 79-meter tower covered in colorful porcelain and ceramic tiles.
Upon your entrance to the temple, you’ll be able to see a pair of mythical giants that are believed to be temple guards.
Nightlife at Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
When the sun’s still up, the Chang Klan Road in Chiang Mai is just an ordinary road but during the night, it completely transforms into a 1km stretch filled with Thai food, tourists, shops, guest houses, and Tuk Tuk drivers. From dusk until midnight, the whole area is a shopper’s dream so polish up your haggle and bargaining skills and enjoy a long walk in this market.