Thailand seems to have it all and more. The food is to die for, the people are friend and warm, the temples are places of tranquility and peace and the beaches are blissful paradises that make you want to forget about everything and leave your worries behind. There is also a wild Thailand filled with strange animals and amazing places waiting to be explored. Visiting this wonderful country means getting back to our roots within nature and allowing ourselves to be captured by its many wonders. If you are looking for a truly magical place that has it all and then some, you can’t top Thailand.
A list of things do in Thailand will not be fair to this amazing location, but here we have ten great ways to begin your experience.
So Many Islands
Thailand is a country with more than five thousand miles of beach and many of those are located in islands. These are some of the most popular places for tourists who come every year from all corners of the earth to visit. No matter if you want a piece of land where you can party with other people at the sounds of great music or a small secluded paradise away from everything else, Thailand has the island just for you.
Meet The Elephants
Elephants are highly revered and symbolic of Thailand. There are many tours out there that can bring you up close and personal with these gentle giants but we suggest you go for the tours that do not have you ride them. Elephants are very sensitive animals and riding them can hurt them, therefore if you want to conserve these beautiful species so they are there for many generations to come, try to see them in the sanctuaries that care for them and let you feed and pet them.
The Golden Triangle
There is a place where the Mekong River meets the Ruak River and separates Thailand in two. The point at which Myanmar, Laos and Thailand meet is also known as The Golden Triangle. There are elephants here, statues and a beautiful museum you can visit called the Hall of Opium that tells the stories of this local crop that was eradicated long ago but was commonly traded along this river route.
You Must Eat It All
Thai food is known all over the world for being exquisitely unique and incredibly delicious. As far as international cuisine, very few places can offer dishes as filled with diverse flavor and fragrance as the delicacies you can find in Thailand. If you are going to experience this place, you must try the food and not just the high-end restaurants tourists visit; you must eat in the streets and get the food right from the stalls like the locals do.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Just like it sounds, a market you can only reach if you are floating on one of the small boats that take visitors to fill their bags with the freshest goods available. There are many floating markets in Thailand, but this one has to be the biggest of them all. The sights are unlike anything you have seen before.
The City Of Bangkok
Bangkok is a city filled with beautiful temples, interesting people and a rich culture that will let you see the world in a whole different way. Bangkok has something for everyone, from the richest tastes to the budget-minded backpacker; they can all find a reason to love this amazing city.
The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace is a 218,000-square-meter walled city filled with art, government offices and Buddhist temples. The palace is a place you have to visit with a lot time so you can explore everything it has to offer. Visiting the Grand Palace is considered one of the top things you must do when you visit Thailand, so do not miss it.
Big Buddha In Phuket
The Big Buddha is a 45-meter statue located in Phuket. Many tourists visit the statue and it was most likely built with that in mind, but it is worth seeing nonetheless. Entry is free and access is enabled every day of the year.
Take A Trip To Koh Phi Phi
Koh Phi Phi is an island that has been featured in many movies so is safe to say that when you think of Thailand, you are probably picturing this amazing place. The only problem with seeing this beach, is that you probably will never be able to find anything as beautiful again, so if you are afraid of ruining beaches for you and your loved ones for ever, better skip this one.
Spend Time With The Locals
The people of Thailand are a beautiful, diverse and unique as this amazing country, take some time to interact with the locals, hear their stories and experience their rich culture.
If you are looking for a place to stay, here at Royal Holiday Destinations, we recommend not just one but two great hotels in Thailand, close to everything the country has to offer and with the best deals to make your dream vacation a reality. Visit the Karma Royal Phuket and the Karma Royal Chiang Mai.