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12 Amazing Things To Do In The Beautiful Country Of Thailand


Thailand is undoubtedly the most versatile tourist destination in the entire Asian subcontinent. With activities for everyone's interests, adrenaline junkie, foodies, nature lovers or history buff, Thailand has something for everyone. With an abundance of experiences to choose from and dozens of beautiful beaches and scenic locations, choosing activities in this country can be very difficult. Here is a list of our top 12 things to do in Thailand to make sure that your trip is wholesome and exiting.

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1. Eat Thai Street Food

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From varieties of grilled meats to traditional Thai delicacies, this Southeast Asian hub of stupendous cuisine offers a wonderful experience of street food. It is one of the best ways to get in touch with the local culture and experience the quintessential part of the Thai routine. With a variety of options like Khao Pad (Fried Rice), Som Tam ( Papaya salad) and the very famous Sai Krok Isan (Sour Issan sausage), the street food of Thailand is guaranteed to please your taste buds.

2. Climb Bangkok’s Sathorn Unique Tower

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Sathorn Unique Tower is an unfinished skyscraper in the Thai capital city of Bangkok and was abandoned 27 years ago. It is famous for the striking view of the city which it offers from the building top. Many people love to climb on the top of the building and look at the beautiful skyline of the capital of Thailand, Bangkok. The climb can take a long time and can be exhausting as well so make sure you are well prepared for it. Carry water and a few snacks to stay active.

3. Go Jungle Trekking in Northern Thailand

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The northern portion of Thailand has an abundance of forests and trekking is one of the most famous activities. This is one of the best trekking destinations in the Asian subcontinent and is a paradise for outdoor adventurists and trekking enthusiasts. Chiang Mai in northern Thailand is the jumping off point for jungle trekking where you can try a variety of exotic activities. It is known to be a hub for exemplary wildlife, tasty local food, hot springs, beautiful trails, and falls.

4. Party To The Fullest At The Full Moon Party

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The Full Moon Party is an all-night beach party that originated on the island of Ko Pha-ngan and takes place on every full moon. It is the dream destination of every partyholic and an experience of a lifetime. It is celebrated every month on Koh Phangan and is known to be one of the world’s best and biggest all-night raves. Transforming the quiet island into Southeast Asia’s party capital, this monthly event is filled with neon paints, loud music, alcohol buckets, fire skipping ropes and a lot of dancing.

5. Explore Bangkok’s Floating Markets

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Bangkok has an extensive canal system and therefore an abundance of floating markets. The floating market is an important part of the Thai culture and is an experience that no traveler should miss. You can hire a boot for an hour and travel through the canals to view the floating market. You can visit stores which sell souvenirs, Thai handicraft items, fresh groceries, and traditional clothes. You can also taste the authentic Thai cuisine and the street foods of the country.

6. Visit The Beautiful Wat Rong Khun

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Wat Rong Khun, famously known as “the White Temple” is one of the most recognizable temples in Thailand. It is also a privately-owned art exhibit built in the style of a Buddhist temple and is one of the most unconventional and most visited tourist destinations in Thailand. The temple is painted with the color white and uses glass in its outer structure. White signifies the purity of the Buddha, while the glass represents the Buddha’s wisdom. The gallery on the grounds sells and displays artworks of the temple’s designer, Chalermchai Kositpipat. Souvenirs, coffee, and snacks are also available on the ground floor.

7. Get a Traditional Thai Massage

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Thai massage or "Thai yoga massage" is a traditional healing system which uses the concepts of acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga postures to create a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. It is one of the best ways to slow down and let your body breath. The message is a must when traveling as it relieves the stress from the body and makes your mind fresh. To top it all, massages in the country are pretty reasonable as compared to the Thai massages in the U.S. which make it an essential experience.

8. Go Island Hopping

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Thailand is famous for its beautiful islands with crystal clear beaches, dense forests, and enchanting coral reefs. When traveling to Thailand, make a point to visit as many islands as you can and go island hopping. Few of our favorites islands are Koh Lipe, Koh Samui, and Koh Phi Phi. You can also rent a boat and go on a small expedition to explore small and unheard islands. Private boats can be rented out for 24 hours giving you ample time to explore various islands and stop at each one of them.

9. Explore Phang Nga Bay

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Phang Nga Bay lies between southern Thailand's mainland and Phuket Island. It is also a National Park and has limestone cliffs, rock formations, mangrove forests and small islands in abundance. It's gorgeous lagoons and turquoise seas make it a favorite among nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. There are a lot of caves and mangroves which give an opportunity of tracking to the tourists. You can explore the coral reefs, go swimming, discover the caves or just relax on the scenic beaches.

10. Snorkel in Koh Phi Phi And Other Islands

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Phi Phi Islands are a group of islands in Thailand and are famous for their rich wildlife and underwater exuberance. The variety of fishes in the area is extensive and the water is crystal clear, making it one of the best places to visit in Thailand with the viewpoint of snorkeling. Snorkeling is possible in various other islands as well, so make a point to dive into the waters at different islands to explore the variety of coral reefs and fishes.

11. Enjoy Rock Climbing in Railay Beach

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Railay beach is a perfect destination to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and Pristine beaches with a beautiful scenic backdrop. Not only can you rejuvenate and sunbath in this picturesque location, but you can also satisfy the adventure junky within yourself. The beach is covered with various towering limestone cliffs which make it a popular destination for rock climbing. There are many rock climbing schools as well and you can take short one day lessons.

12. Go On A Shopping Spree In Chiang Mai

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Chiang Mai is very famous for its Chang Khlan Road where the setup of a local market arrives every night. This local market offers an authentic Thai experience and sells local cuisine, old town fashion, souvenirs, and country relics. Bargaining plays a huge role in getting great deals in this market so make sure you are prepared to haggle with the locals and shop vendors in the market. In November, this place also hosts Yi Peng Lantern festival which is an experience in itself.

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