Best Things to Do in Thailand
Thailand is a Southeast Asian country, it is also known as the Land of Smiles. It shares border with Laos & Cambodia in the East, Myanmar in the North, Andaman Sea in the west and with Gulf of Thailand in the south. Thailand is famous for its beaches, buzzing city life and even more electrifying night life, divine Buddhist temples and monasteries and various activities to engage in – Thailand is indeed one destination tailored for all tourists. Students who are on budget tour & make casual plans for a vacation or married couples planning on a destination for their honeymoons or families who want to enjoy a relaxed, chilled holiday in a place close to India, Thailand, is an ultimate destination for everyone’s memorable vacation. Its world class beaches, islands, markets, clubs & bars, amazing food and various ranges of hotels makes it a top choice in the list of holiday destinations of every tourist. Here we have tried to cover best things to do in Thailand. Below are the list of given activities city wise which one can enjoy during their trip to Thailand.
Pattaya – Pattaya is approx 150 km southeast of Bangkok & near to Gulf Coast of Thailand. You can take a bus or cab journey to reach Pattaya. Pattaya is mostly famous for its clubs and beer bars, nightlife but local authorities have made some efforts to provide more family-friendly environment. It has various ranges of hotels, resorts starting from budget to luxury for various categories of guests, so that they can opt any hotel of their choice and as per their budget. There are many things you can do in Pattaya such as water sports, sunbathing, go-karting, bungee jumping, horse riding, golf playing, diving, cabaret show watching, and many more. Here are the few famous sightseeing spots available in Pattaya-
Coral Island is located approx 7.5 km west to Pattaya Beach; it is also known by its Thain name Koh Larn it can be reached by speedboat. Here, you can enjoy various fun and exciting activities such as snorkeling, sea walking, parachuting, jet skiing and hopping on the banana boat. Enjoy some local seafood for lunch, you may also take a walk along the seaside and see the coral reef.
• Sriracha Tiger Zoo – Sri Racha Tiger Zoo is located in outskirts of Pattaya city. You can see various wild animals like white tigers, the royal Bengal tigers, crocodiles, ostriches; single hump camels, kangaroos and a large variety of exotic birds. You will also get to see exciting animal shows which include the crocodile wrestling, Kenya aerobics, various circuses and pig racing. You may also click photos with the tiger cubs, baby crocodiles, Feed camels, deer, and ostriches.
Alcazar Cabaret is one of Thailand’s most famous shows that attract tourists from all over the world. It is known to be one of the best dance & music show and top attraction in Pattaya, a glitz and glamour show with beautiful stage designs, dancers wearing extraordinary dresses in vibrant colors as well as a state of the art light and sound system. The show takes you through different countries and their cultures. During the show you will see a good variety of acts including Korean K-Pop, Persian, Chinese, Indian, Thai and Russian. All the performers are lady boys or kathoeys wearing very colorful and extra ordinary costumes. They are so beautiful; it can be hard to believe they are actually lady boys.
Apart from the above mentioned attractions in Pattaya you can enjoy various other shows, activities here like The Kaan Show, Underwater world, Ripley’s believe it or not, Tricky Eye museum, Nong Nooch Village etc enjoy various water activities in different beautiful beaches of Pattaya. If you are in a mood of shopping you may visit Pattaya Floating market, to enjoy nightlife one may go to clubs, pubs, bars in its famous walking street.
Bangkok- It is a capital city of Thailand. There are wide variety of attractions in Bangkok like historical, temples with art & architecture like Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pao, Wat Arun, Wat Traimit etc, other than this you can see palaces, museums, parks, and different shopping centers ranging from luxury malls to street shops. The below are the top attractions which one can enjoy in Bangkok
Safari World with Marine Park
Safari world is one of the top attractions in Thailand; it is located in Khet Khlong Sam Wa. This Park is divided into two area Safari Park & Marine Park. Safari Park has large variety of animals like zebra, deer, giraffe, birds tigers lions, bears, etc. in a natural habitat whereas Marine Park hosts events like the famous dolphin show here these intelligent and friendly animals perform a number of tricks, playing with balls and effortlessly making somersaults. There are restaurants at several locations in the Marine Park serving both Thai and European food. As it can get hot, drinking a lot of water is a good idea. For the buffet lunch there is a choice of Thai, Indian food.
Chao Phraya Princess Cruise Dinner
The Dinner cruise in Chao Phraya River is one of the most memorable highlights of the Thailand trip. Live shows, dance shows, and the beautiful music makes cruise journey more exciting, both international cuisine and the famous authentic Thai cuisine are served in the ride. While enjoying performances, various cuisines in cruise you may admire some of Bangkok’s most famous landmarks like the Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn) and the Royal Palace pass by, giving you wonderful twilight photo opportunities.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is one of the largest floating markets in Bangkok. It is located in Ratchaburi, approx 100 Km west of Bangkok. Hire a long-tail boat and start your journey see local houses lining the canals while you pass by. When you arrive at the market, see the amazing array of vendors in their boats, selling fresh products, from fruits and vegetables to prepared dishes.
Explore the floating market at your leisure for about an hour and take time to try some authentic Thai foods, sold along the canal.
There is a huge list of attractions to see in Bangkok to mention some like Dream World amusement park, Madame Tussauds, various temples like Wat Traimit (Temple of the golden Buddha), Wat Pho, Marble Temples, Grand Palace etc. For shopping you may visit luxurious malls or for street shopping visit Chatuchak weekend market, floating market, night market, Chinatown market, Pratunam street etc.
Phuket- Phuket is the largest island in Thailand and has been a major tourist destination since many years; it is located on the Andaman Coast in the south of Thailand. Phuket has it all: various entertainment & nightlife options, top-class shopping venues, fantastic hotels & resorts and some of the most gorgeous beaches in the whole country which has various water sports activities. One can also see the three amazing bays which are the Kata Noi beach, the Kata beach that lies beyond that, Karon beach, Patong beach. Patong beach is the lifeline of Phuket town. It, certainly, is one of the most happening beaches in Phuket, and hence a top contender among amazing places to visit in Phuket. Golden sand beach is vibrant and you can find cafes, shacks and pubs. It offers plenty of enthralling water sports and the surrounding cliffs with crystal clear water. . Below we have tried to mention top attractions which you can visit during your trip to Phuket.
The Phi Phi Island is most famous place of Thailand’s Phuket city that needs no introduction, courtesy of its documentation in Leonardo DiCaprio starrer The Beach. One can reach Phi-Phi Island by ferry, speedboat, while passing by you will get to see surrounding beauty, bluish green water, sizzling beaches etc. Phi-Phi is a group of six islands; two of the major are Phi-Phi Leh & Phi-Phi Don. Phi-Phi Leh hosts stunningly beautiful beaches & bays, one of the major bay is Maya Bay where Hollywood movie “The Beach” was shot. You may enjoy various water sport activities here like snorkeling, surfing, swimming, sunbathing and diving etc, you may also spend the day on the beach with a beer or drink, relaxing and building sand castles.
James Bond Island- It is located in Phang Nga National Park, this is situated 30 km north-east of Phuket. It has now become one of the most famous landmarks in Phang Nga Bay. It became more famous when James Bond movie, ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’ was shot here. Behold the treasures of scenery here, look at the lime-stone cliffs, sizzling, vertically aligned by the emerald green waters. While your trip to James Bond Island you may visit these places Panak Island, Hong Island, Phang-Nga Bay National Park, James Bond Island (Khao Tapu), Khao Ping Kan, Lawa Island. Here, also you may enjoy various water sports activities or else may relax while admiring beauty of surrounding.
Phuket Fantasea Show
Phuket FantaSea was designed to present the most original and sophisticated family fun entertainment environment which enriches ancient Thai traditions with the wonder of cutting edge technology and spellbinding special effects in a sculptured 3,000-seat theatrical environment. The show is known as Fantasy of a Kingdom. The cultural complex here consists of a plethora of activities, fun games and adventure rides, themed villages, souvenir shops and a grand restaurant. See nine exciting shows featuring Thai culture, magic illusion, acrobatics, animal performance, pyrotechnics, stunts, aerial performance, and elephant circus featuring over 30 elephants, 4-D effects, and special effects.
Apart from these famous attractions or things to do in Phuket, you may also admire trip to various beaches, big Buddha, Karon view point, Phuket Aquarium, Simon Cabaret, Old Town Phuket, Wat Chalong, Tiger Kingdom, Tricky Eyes museum, Chalong Bay Rum Distillery for shopping & nightlife you may visiy Soi Bangla road, Karon temple market, Phuket weekend market, Chillva Market, Phuket walking street etc.0