Thailand is one of the best places to travel to and should be a destination that makes it onto everybody’s travel bucket list. From the incredibly friendly people, the delicious food, and incredible food, Thailand is a must.
Visit the Grand Palace
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The first thing you should do once you’re in Bangkok is take a trip to the Grand Palace. Home to Thai Royalty, and the government, the Grand Palace is a collection of beautifully designed temples, paintings, and architecture.
It does get very busy as it is one of the most famous complexes in the whole of Thailand, but it is an attraction not to be missed.
You can’t go to Thailand and not experience one of the most famous things they are known for, a Thai Massage. On almost every street and in every market, there are massage parlors offering quick, or full body massages.
Exploring one of the many massive markets Thailand can take a toll on your feet, and a quick 20 minute foot massage will get you back on your feet in no time at all.
Phang Nga Bay
Phang Nga Bay in Phuket is one of one of the most famous beach destinations in all of Thailand. With many limestone cliffs standing high above the water, it is a very unique and beautiful sight.
You can even see the famous James Bond Island, named after the character when part of the film The Man With The Golden Gun was filmed there.
The Floating Market in Bangkok is another must see hotspot. Spend the morning traveling up and down the river, eating, buying whatever your heart desires, and experiencing the city in an incredibly unique way.
The wooden boats will take you wherever you want to go and this is a perfect time to pick up some great souvenirs and gifts.
Wat Pho, also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, is one of the biggest temple complexes in Thailand. Home to the biggest collections of images of Buddha, the temple also houses the enormous Reclining Buddha.
The Reclining Buddha is 15m high and 46m long, and is one of the most exquisite statues in the country, the soles of the 3m high feet are adorned with mother-of-pearl.
Thailand is regarded as having some of the best street food in the world. No matter where you go or where you are, there are hordes of vendors selling anything your stomach desires. Frozen fruit and skewers of meat are common and absolutely delicious.
Even if you are stuck in traffic on one of the many highways and busy roads, there will still be vendors traveling up and down the street ready to offer you some refreshing pineapple or a hearty bowl of noodles.
Khao San Road
Khao San Road, located in central Bangkok, is party central. The many clubs, bars, restaurants and Ping Pong Show clubs turns this street into a hub for tourists and locals alike.
You can enjoy some local delicacies such as fried insects, or something more to your taste such as Pad Thai. Relax in one of the many bars and have a local beer or two, before going to a Ping Pong Show, a truly one of a kind show that you will need to see to believe it (not for the kids).
Full Moon Party
Koh Pangan island is home to the world renowned Full Moon Party. Locals and tourists flock to the island every full moon to celebrate all day and all night. It is a full day and night rave that only stops when you leave.
In many of the markets, streets and hotels, you can experience a fish spa. All you have to do is sit for half an hour and the hundreds of small fish will eat any dead and dry skin off your feet.
It may sound a bit gross, but your feet will be left feeling brand new. If you can withstand the constant tickling, it can be an extremely relaxing experience.
Thailand is famous for Muay Thai, a full combat sport. There are stadiums dotted all across the country, and for a very decent price, you can experience a night of this ancient martial art.
Asiatique Market in Bangkok also has a Muay Thai production, taking you on a journey through the history of Muay Thai and usually ends it off with a fight. A must see for martial artists or combat sport enthusiasts.
Snorkel in Kho Phi Phi
The island of Kho Phi Phi is known for its beautiful beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see. The crystal clear water is also the ideal spot for snorkeling. Explore the waters and the wildlife with any one of the snorkelling excursions available to you.
Since you don’t need any qualifications or experience to snorkel, this family-friendly activity is a brilliant way to see all the beautiful wildlife hiding under the surface.
There are so many temples to see in Thailand that you may feel like you are going to miss out on some of the best ones. This is where a temple tour comes in handy. At many of the hotels and across the major cities, you can find busses and guides to take you around the many temples.
Not only is this a great way to explore the city, the guided tours will give you the full temple experience, and will also ensure you don’t miss any of the small details and sites that you may have normally missed.
Thailand is an incredible place that offers visitors a unique taste of everything, from the food to the architecture, and the people to the many markets that fill the streets. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach holiday, or to experience the unforgettable nightlife, Thailand has it all.
Thailand is also relatively cheap, and unlike most other popular tourist destinations, you don’t need a lot of money to experience everything you want to experience, making Thailand a go-to for many tourists worldwide.