Top things to do in Thailand
Good value hotels, great hospitality, beautiful beaches and a wealth of tourist sights and tour options make Thailand the hottest destination in the tropics. It also boasts a rich history and culture, stunning countryside, friendly people and some of the best shopping and eating of anywhere.
Sights and attractions range from highly detailed temples and ancient ruins to huge theme parks and idyllic island trips. Bangkok’s Grand Palace is a postcard perfect sight and should figure on everyone’s tour itinerary. The capital has many other high profile temples and landmarks, which can also figure on a tour.
Bangkok is also known for its shopping and markets and is especially popular for foodie tours and bargain hunting excursions. Phuket, Pattaya, Samui and Krabi all have nice beaches, but they too offer good tour options for activities such as diving, canoeing, boat trips and rock climbing. From Chiang Mai, tourists can visit its famous mountain temple Wat Doi Suthep or head out on a jungle trek.
Thailand is a positive destination for families, too, since there is so much to do here and kids are well catered to. The reliable weather and wealth of family attractions – from water parks and amusement parks to entertaining shopping malls and good eating everywhere – ensures lots of options for those with kids.
There is interesting shopping for everyone. Thailand’s shopping malls are all encompassing and often considerably cheaper than those of the West. With generous parking, several floors of attractive shops, eating options and entertainment, they are a one-stop shop. Thai street markets are also appealing, where you can haggle for traditional Thai souvenirs. Night Markets and vendors are also popular.
The country is awash with exotic culture, from its stunning temple architecture, to contemporary resorts, but also including regal national costume and a rich heritage of music, dance and art carried through the ages with delightful handicrafts. Then there is the spiritual gloss of Buddhism, including meditation, gleaming pagodas and ancient ruins to seek out.
Along with great sightseeing, activities and shopping, eating out in Thailand is also a highlight. Thai food is delicious and is literally everywhere. While there are very high end restaurants and hotel eateries, a good, filling experience can also be had eating out on the street. In Ao Nang, Krabi, for instance, there is a section of unassuming road given over to street vendor seafood, which easily matches nearby restaurants on quality and taste.
Enjoying the nightly entertainment in Thailand’s cities and resorts is also a popular pastime. Bangkok, Phuket and Pattaya are well known around the world for their evening scene. While practically anything goes, the nightlife goes deeper than this, with many impressive pubs and nightclubs that stand up to those in comparable destinations elsewhere.
Many come to Thailand for the whole experience, specifically to indulge in the wellness scene. All treatment options can be enjoyed here and the number of high end spas and massage shops has burgeoned since the 1990s. Thais are naturals at pampering and hospitality, too, as well as spiritual awareness. This then can only mean a sensual experience.
Posted on 22 July 2016
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