There is so much to do in Thailand that it might seem a bit overwhelming at times. It is one of the most popular holiday destinations to visit in Southeast Asia, offering amazing beaches, tantalising cuisine and beautiful culture. Have a look at some of the best things to experience in Thailand.
Renowned for its many islands, Thailand has an impressive coastline of beaches and islands for a taste of tropical paradise. Southern Thailand encompasses Phuket, Krabi Province, Ko Samui, Ko Phi Phi to name but a few, all of which offer stunning scenery and beautiful beaches.
Visit the most famous of the floating markets Damnoen Saduak and see plenty of boats filled with fruit and vegetables. Another location is Amphawa which is less touristy and more authentic attracting locals to the market at the weekends. Float along the canals and experience a leisurely day full of food and souvenirs.
Experience the hustle and bustle of Thailand’s capital Bangkok. For an authentic taste of Thailand, try out the street food found easily on Bangkok’s street corners. Cooked fresh to order from a cart, the results are delicious every time and food is extremely cheap to buy.
Riding in a tuk tuk
Some might say you have never truly experienced Thailand until you have taken a ride in a tuk tuk. These open air motorcycle taxis offer a journey like no other, filled with commotion and thrill. A good tip is to negotiate a price for your ride as drivers may try and overcharge.
Of course you can’t fully experience Thailand with visiting some of the country’s cultural sights. It is impossible to narrow down which temples to visit as there are so many to choose from. With over 30,000 temples in Thailand, you are guaranteed to be never too far from one. Wat Pho is home to the impressive reclining gold Buddha statue, the biggest in Thailand! Located directly next to the Grand Palace, Wat Pho is one of the biggest temples in Bangkok.