One of the main reasons why Thailand is the best travel destinations in the world today is the many different things that people of all ages can do while they are on a holiday in this amazing exotic country. It is really difficult to list all the things that you can do there and chances are that you won’t be able to do all of them in a two or three week stay there, so that’s why we are presenting a shortlist of the must-do activities in Thailand.
Thailand isn’t beautiful only on the ground. The beauties of this incredible Asian country can be found beneath the water surface too. Professional scuba divers from all over the world can confirm that this is one of the most interesting locations because of the many different terrains found in Thailand and the rich flora and fauna. This is especially true for the south part of Thailand where you can find some amazing specimens of marine animals. If you want to find out more about this activity we suggest visiting some of the popular islands there like Phuket Island where you can join a course.
This is another popular activity for foreigners who come here to charge their energy and to enjoy life. The nightlife of Thailand is known worldwide, but visiting a beach party that lasts until early in the morning is something unforgettable. There are parties of this type in almost every tourist hotspot in Thailand especially in the previously mentioned islands.
Even if you have never been to Thailand before you have probably heard about Thai massage. Thai massage is practiced all over the globe, but there is no better way to experience it in its natural form then to hire a masseuse in Thailand. They can give you massage on spot (while sunbathing) or you can choose to visit a special facility where you will get one –hour treatment.
–Muay Thai training
If you are looking for a way to get in shape or to lose weight then we suggest Muay Thai training in a camp. Thailand is the birthplace of Thai boxing or Muay Thai as locals call this martial art. Both men and women can take classes that will help them get rid of extra weight and activate all the muscles in their body. This is an excellent choice for a pro-active vacation.
Travel is a great past time and rejuvenation activity. This can bring a lot of memories for the people travelling. One always looks for a great getaway where they can relax along the beaches. Phuket is one such destination that can be looked forward to. It has become famous for tourists because of the beautiful beaches it has to offer. You may find many beach resorts alongside the sea coast which offer an amazing view.
There are many famous beaches like the Patong beach which is busiest one of all. It also has many great restaurants for the food lovers. Surin beach is also the next famous beach in Phuket. This place is famous for real estate but is very crowded in high season. The Kamala beach is located at the north of Patong beach. It is famous for the relaxing and quiet environment. This beach sees a lot of European visitors throughout the year.
The Karon beach is on the south of Patong beach and is just a few kilometres away. It has a nice view along with affordable rates for the visitors. Kata is a popular Phuket beach; it consists both Kata Yai and Kata Noi. Rawai is a local beach and is famous with local only. It is also famous for the local sea food restaurants. Phuket is a very well-known place for sun kissed sands and turquoise beaches. Apart from the beaches there are many water sports and activities that lure the tourists towards it. These activities include the scuba diving along with a closer look of the marine life within. One can also feed the fishes with their own hands. It is a lifetime of an experience. Phuket is mostly famous for the peace it provides to the tourists who come here to relax and rejuvenate. It has become a world beach destination in a very short span of time.
While the beautiful beaches and crystal clear water is surely a reason enough to pack your staff and visit Thailand, there are some amazing cities and beautiful places that deserve to be visited too. This is a short list of these interesting places.
Bangkok is the capital and the largest city in Thailand. It is located in the southern part of Thailand on the east coast of Chao Phraya River near the Gulf of Thailand. According to some statistics there are more than 8.300.000 people that currently live in Bangkok. This city is one of the most dynamic cities in the world both economically and when it comes to entertainment too and that’s why it is such a popular travel destination on the tourist map of Thailand.
Phuket is an island located in southwest Thailand in the Andaman Sea. Phuket is part of Phuket Province and the capital city of this island is also named Phuket. This is the largest island in Thailand and there are about 600.000 people who live there. Phuket Island is among the most popular travel destinations in Asia. One of the reasons for that is the pleasant tropical climate. Some of the most popular attractions on Phuket Island are:
– Patong, Karon, Kata, Kamala, Surin and Mai Khao Beach
– The statue of Buddha which is visible from most of the southern part of Phuket
– Wat Chalong one of the most important temples in Phuket
– Simon Cabaret Show
– Bangla Road known for the exceptional night life
– The old city of Phuket with all the cultural and historic attractions in it
As we have mentioned before, Thailand hides many beauties in every direction. Chiang Mai is a city located in the northern part of Thailand. Although this is a relatively small city with 150.000 inhabitants, this city has a lot of things to offer and some of them are:
– Wat Suan Dok – a Buddhist temple and university
– Wat Chedi Luang one of the most notable religious buildings in this city
– Wat Chiang Man is believed to be one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Thailand (some 2000 years old)
– Chiang Mai Aquarium is the biggest aquarium in Thailand although Chiang Mai doesn’t have access to the sea
If you are a fan of TV shows featuring interesting travel destinations you have probably seen few attractions from Thailand. This country is part of every top list of most desired travel destinations in the past decade. However, if you really want to experience the beauty of Thailand you must go there because there is no TV show or words that can describe the beauty that can be seen there. In order to save you some time we have highlighted few attractions and activities that you must see and do while you are there.
First of all, visit few Buddhist temples and royal palaces. The Grand Palace in Bangkok is one attraction like that. The Grand Palace is often described as the symbol of the capital city Bangkok. Built some 230 years ago this place was once the home of several administrative institutions. Today it is a real spiritual center where one of the most famous Buddhist temples in Thailand is located – Wat Prakeaw.
While you are in Bangkok you should also check the floating markets – another attraction linked to Thailand. These floating market boats usually have fresh fruit and vegetables and 100% natural juices prepared for the customers.
In case you didn’t know, there are still some indigenous tribes living in North Thailand so if you are interested in exploring a culture that has survived almost untouched for hundreds of years we suggest you go north.
Thailand is home to hundreds of elephants and many tourist use elephant trekking in order to explore the wilderness of Thailand. This is a fun way to explore the rich flora and fauna of Thailand.
Since people of Thailand are known for their hospitality, don’t miss the chance to visit some of their local festivals. Luckily there is a festival taking place somewhere in Thailand every day so you can definitely find one close to your location and visit it.
Finally, when you are in Thailand you will get an unique opportunity to learn something more about their national sport Muay Thai by joining a Muay Thai training camp. This sport is known for the intensive training classes that are suitable for beginner students and with a short (even two-week) training program you can strengthen your body and improve your health.
Thailand is located in the central part of Indochina. It borders with Cambodia, Malaysia, Laos and Myanmar. First and foremost, this is a country of friendly, curious, pleasant and smiling people. Their official symbol of luck – the elephant – will accompany you at every step and the elephant will be an unavoidable memory from your holiday spent in Thailand. The beautiful statues of Buddha are making the amazing old temples even more attractive. While you are there you will find many unusual types of fruit and while we are talking about food it is good to mention that their cuisine is an attraction for itself. The largest river in Thailand is Menam Chao Phraya also known as the river of kings. Thailand is also very rich in gems and ores.
The capital and largest city of Thailand is Bangkok. This city represents a real urban jungle with mixed scents, dense traffic and amazing nightlife. One of the most interesting places that you can visit while in Thailand is the jungle. Along with the elephants (your transportation vehicle) and a local guide you will explore the nature untouched by human hand. At the heart of the jungle you will get the chance to meet some indigenous tribes.
However, the core of hedonism in Thailand is the beaches. Almost every beach is sandy and with beautiful small white or yellow sand. Sunbathing, drinking coconut milk, yoga and meditation, Muay Thai training are some of the things that you can find on these beaches. During the night you can enjoy the wild parties.
Phuket is an island located in southwest Thailand in the Andaman Sea. It is located in the homonymous province whose capital also bears the same name – Phuket. Phuket Island is the biggest island in Thailand and covers an area of around 540 square kilometers. This is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Asia and in the world. The old town in Phuket, Chinese-colonial palaces, beautiful beaches, temples (Wat Chalong), Banga Road (night life), the panoramic view of Phuket are some of the things that you can enjoy while you are on this incredible island.