A lot of people have Thailand down as one of the top places they want to visit. In fact, travelers love heading to the country where they can enjoy bustling cities, beautiful beaches, and amazing sights. But with so much to do in Thailand, it can be a challenge to fit everything in during your trip. And you don’t want to be left disappointed that you missed out. Therefore, here are a few things you should add to your bucket list when traveling to Thailand.
Spend a long weekend in Bangkok
When you think of Thailand, you immediately think of the capital city which is Bangkok. After all, it’s a bustling city full of excitement and amazement. And a lot of travelers head to the city as it’s actually one of the most visited in the world. With a wide array of top sights, nightlife, and shopping opportunities, you will definitely be in your element in the city. But like most cities, you can only cope with a few days before it becomes too much. Therefore, if you are going to spend time in Bangkok while you are in Thailand, it’s best to make it a long weekend. One thing you should do while you are in the city is to check out the Sathorn Unique Tower. It never actually got finished being built, but if you are prepared to climb, you can still enjoy stunning views from the top! And you should also go to the shops while you are in the city. After all, you can get so much for your money in Thailand that a lot of people head here just to shop! In fact, a lot of the designer stores sell items a lot cheaper than you will find it anywhere else. And, of course, you can’t visit the bustling city without spending a night down the main road Nana. There is so much going on in the bars and clubs that make it a wild night out for tourists!
Go island hopping off the coast of Thailand
A lot of people don’t realize there are some stunning islands off the coast of Thailand. But if you are looking for beaches with a wealth of sunbathing and watersports, you should head to one of these islands. In fact, you might want to island hop, so you get to experience them all during your trip. One island you should head to is Koh Phi Phi. It’s known for being in movies like ‘The Beach’ and ‘James Bond,’ and you can see why. It’s spectacularly beautiful, and there is so much to do on the beaches. Or you might fancy going to Koh Chang which boasts white sands and crystal blue water. The stunning ‘Elephant Island’ has a wealth of watersports to try to including scuba diving and kayaking. And there are a number of hostels and hotels to stay in while you are on the island. In fact, you should aim to look at a Koh Chang travel guide before you go. That way, you won’t miss out while visiting the island during your trip to Thailand!
Get closer to the amazing elephants
The animals are definitely a draw to go to Thailand. And one, in particular, is the glorious elephants. In fact, a lot of tourists aim to get closer to the beautiful animals while they are in the country. There are many ways you can enjoy their company. For one thing, you might want to go to one of the rescue facilities in the country. For example, the Elephant Nature Park who rescues the animals is worth a visit. You know the money you spend to get in is going to a great cause. And you will be fascinated by the amazing herd that is situated here. Or you could even go on an elephant trek which allows you to ride one of the amazing animals. It can be an unforgettable experience and one way to get closer to the animals!
Go to the markets to shop for trinkets
A lot of people love to go to Thailand for the shopping opportunities. And if you are heading to the country, you should add the markets to your to-do list. After all, you will find a wealth of fantastic trinkets that you will want to buy and take home to keep forever. And with the low prices, it won’t even make a dent in your holiday budget. One type of market which is definitely worth going for the experience is a floating market. They have become hugely popular as you can find many different things being sold from the boat vendors. Therefore, you should go and see what you can find while enjoying the views of the boats on the water!
Go temple viewing
So many travelers are fascinated by the temples in Thailand. After all, they are truly fantastic structures to behold. And a lot of people love to get a photo of at least one of the temples while they are on their trip to Thailand. The top one that people go to is the Grand Palace in Bangkok. In fact, there are several buildings inside that are worth a view. For example, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha is definitely picture-worthy. And is named the most important one in the country. You can find out about the other Buddhist temples in the country by looking in this article.
Go hiking at the National Park
With so many beautiful sights, it’s worth going to one of the National Parks to ensure you get great views. The eldest of the parks, Khao Yai National Park, should definitely make your bucket list. After all, it has rainforests and grasslands full of amazing animals. In fact, as this feature explains, you can find up to 300 species of birds as well as bears and elephants too. And you won’t want to miss the waterfalls which are fantastic to look at. Or you might even consider going to Doi Inthanon National Park which has the highest peak in Thailand!
And remember to appease your appetite at a street market. In fact, you should add this to your bucket list as you don’t want to miss out on the delicious street food while in Thailand!