Thailand still offers more gems that are not listed here. Whether you’re looking to have a great time in the city or just want to hit the brakes and enjoy mother nature, the country offers great places to do both and everything in between.
Thailand is one of the tourist hubs in Southeast Asia and is popular due to its hospitality to foreign visitors. The country offers a cultural history that spans thousands of years, lush forests, and beautiful tropical beaches that leaves every traveler in awe. If you’re looking to make a fulfilling trip to The Kingdom of Southeast Asia, here are some things that you’d want to consider:
1. Discover Bangkok
Bangkok is the country’s capital and is also a major tourist destination. It hosts a variety of traditional to modern sites and places to enjoy the vast kingdom.
The Grand Palace
For one thing, you’ll find the one and only The Grand Palace and the scenic view of buildings that surround it. The structure is over 200 years old, and it’s one of the most recognizable sites in Bangkok and Thailand itself. There are also other sites nearby like the Emerald Buddha, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, and the Temple of Dawn.
Being the country’s most populated region, it’s not surprising that the city is buzzing through the night. You can visit the illuminating Talad Neon Market and shop, eat, drink, and enjoy the light show that surrounds the area. Shopping at the city’s vibrant markets offers you a peek of some of the things that you’ll rarely see anywhere else in the world.
The city is also known to cater to people who are looking to let off some steam and party. Experience life and party surrounded by beautiful women at the city’s ultimate private party club, perfect for groups who love to partake in local merriment. The city’s red-light district is riddled with bars and even with limited real estate, it makes up for it with wild dancing and drinks. The experience of the city’s nightlife is what attracts tourists from all over the world.
2. Floating market
Even if you’re tired of shopping, you shouldn’t miss the iconic floating market of Damnoen Saduak, Ratchaburi, and others in the area. You’ll find floating markets with rickety wooden boats carrying fresh and varied produce from across the country. You may want to arrive early and get the best bargain and avoid the crowd. There are a number of floating markets but Damnoen is the most famous while the afternoon market of Amphawa Floating Market is also a considerable option.
3. Visit the National Parks
The country is blessed by lush and flourishing rainforests protected by the government and the UN. Whether you trek or bike along the trail of some of these parks, you’ll be able to see a lot of beautiful spots along the way. Doi Inthanon National Park is known to have the highest peak in Thailand; Khao Yai National Park a world heritage site is one of the largest monsoon rainforests. There are also waterfalls with 7 to 16 tiers that you can enjoy along with the wildlife that the rainforests support. The Thilosu Waterfall is considered the most beautiful in Southeast Asia, so you may not want to miss it.
4. Phang Nga Bay
Thailand’s coastline extends over 5,000 miles in which you’re bound to find a slice of tropical beach paradise. The famous Phang Nga Bay, which is faced by limestone rocks off its coast, is famous when people show Thailand’s tropical paradise. The sea’s calm and clear conditions make it a perfect place to do some kayaking as well as taking things slow and just relishing the moment.
Thailand still offers more gems that are not listed here. Whether you’re looking to have a great time in the city or just want to hit the brakes and enjoy mother nature, the country offers great places to do both and everything in between. To make the most of your stay in Thailand, you’ll have to spend more than a week to really enjoy what The Kingdom has to offer.