Top 9 Fun Things To Do In Thailand

Thai tourism isn’t always the great shopping places and attractive street food but also many other interesting things to explore. Let’s find out top 9 fun things to do in Thailand through the following article!

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Bangkok’s canals flow into Chao Phraya River, where you can admire temples and busy streets along the banks of the river. You can also find many interesting floating markets[1] on your water cruise.

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Boat trip in Bangkok

Sitting on the boat for sightseeing, visitors will have a clear picture of daily life in Bangkok[2] and feel the peaceful life of the residents located along the banks, see the wooden houses built on the water, feel the taste, image and cuisine of a real life.

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Fish Feeding in Chao Phraya

The Chao Phraya River is also full of fish. They are all natural fishes in the river, belonging to Royal Family so no one is allowed to catch. Their food is the bread from visitors. 

Discovering the local cuisine is one of the fun things to do in Thailand. Do not try to order Thai noodles every time you eat. Look for Tom yam (spicy soup with lemongrass, fish sauce, and chili) or Som Tam (green papaya salad) to experience as local people. Curries, coconut, fried noodles, and spicy dishes are typical of Thai cuisine[3]. Also, don’t forget the fresh tropical fruits of this country such as jackfruit, mango, durian, papaya, and tamarind. 

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Thai street food Bangkok

Wat Pho is the home of traditional Thai massage with the instructions on the stones located in the temple. Massage skills at Wat Pho have been honed and cultivated for centuries so if you are a massage addict, it is certain that you are in the right place.

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Thai Massage

Wat Pho also has a school so if you are interested, you can also learn the Thai massage to practice at home. We suggest that you book before you walk around the corner because after lunch it is extremely crowded and busy. Massage service in Thailand is quite cheap, only about 10 USD and there are many options for you to choose.

Muay Thai is a traditional sport in Thailand. You can go to Ratchadamnoen Stadium to see lively or to Thailand in March to attend the World Wai Kru Muay Thai ceremony at Ayutthaya Historical Park with 1,000 gladiators from 65 countries around the world.

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Muay Thai performance

Bangkok is very famous for its skilled tailors. A suit or two shirts are available for less than $ 250. In return, you will have to wait at least 5 days to a week for a suit.

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Tailormade suits in Chiang Mai

Phuket is Thailand’s largest island with over 30 small islands around. Located 867 km to the south of Bangkok. Phuket has a long coastline with the white sand beaches and quiet bays, hiding in the green hills, the coconut trees, and rubber plantations.

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Phuket is famous for its vibrant nightlife

Phuket today is one of the world’s premier resorts in the region. The beach is full of palm trees, an island surrounded by great sea, fresh seafood, rich sports entertainment, and of course, the sunshine all year round – the perfect recipe for a truly memorable vacation.

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Phuket beach

Khao Lak is located about 70km to the north of Phuket. For day trips, from Khao Lak it is easy to reach the Similan and Surin Islands, Khao Sok National Park and Khao Lak/Lam Ru National Park, or even Phuket, the central area.

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Khao Lak Coast

Southern Khao Lak is Hat Nang Thong. Hat Nang Thong has a beach for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the big resort town. There are shops and many amenities available. The town of Khao Lak has many restaurants, tourist markets and low-rise hotels along Highway No. 4 which are very convenient.

The temple is located in northeast Karab with 1,237 steps. Here, you will be enjoying the 360-degree spectacular scenery with lush green forests and the impressive limestone mountains.

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Tiger Cave Temple

Located on the top of a high mountain, the Tiger Cave Temple is a sacred temple as well as a beautiful scenic spot in Thailand. The name of the Tiger Cave is said to be legendary because the cave at the temple has many traces of the tiger’s foot.

To reach the top of this temple, you need to cross 1,237 steps so avoid wearing the high heels and dress comfortably. Additionally, you need to choose polite clothes. The Tiger Cave Temple is free of charge. 

Elephant Conservation Center in Lampang is home for 50 Asian elephants. Here, visitors can ride elephants or go trekking. The elephants also performed musical skills and their ability of painting which are extremely interesting.

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Elephant Conservation Center in Lampang

Chili, pepper, curry powder, anise, fish sauce, oyster sauce, and shrimp sauce … are the typical Thai spices that you can buy as souvenirs or supplements for your kitchen.

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References

  1. ^ floating markets (asiamarvels.com)
  2. ^ Bangkok (asiamarvels.com)
  3. ^ Thai cuisine (asiamarvels.com)

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