Top 10 Must-Do Experiences in Thailand
Thailand at a glance
Thailand, also called the Land of Smiles, is the most popular tourist destination in South-East Asia due to its wealth of natural beauty, culture, gorgeous islands, beaches and the mouth-watering food.
Thailand has many types of landscapes on offer. The mountainous regions of the north with its valleys filled with swirling fogs and mists create a stark contrast to the plains of central and northeastern Thailand. Eastern Thailand's plains and hills offer fertile land ripe for jungle and agriculture, and as with southern Thailand, offers some of the most attractive beaches and islands on the planet. Of course, all this nature is set against Thailand's metropolitan areas; Thailand is home to some major cities, including Bangkok, the country's capital and largest city.
Best time to visit:
Thailand has different seasons across the country, for example it can be the rainy season on theeast coast but not on the west. Although itis hot all year round wherever you are, the rainy season is between May and October and sea conditions can be unsettled.
Take the Eastern & Oriental Express from Singapore to Bangkok or vice versa and experience the refined opulence of a bygone era.
Where to go for adventure
For something a little different, head to the forests and mountains around Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai in northern Thailand for some great trekking and rafting. Why not visit the stunning Elephant Nature Park in Chang Mei too?
If you want to get your PADI qualification(diving) there are few better places than Thailand. Not only is the diving superb, it’s far more affordable than the UK or Australia.
The Andaman coast around Phi Phi is a wonderland of great snorkelling and diving, with dramatic limestone karsts rising from the aquamarine waters.
You’ll find busy markets everywhere, but two of the best are Bangkok’s Chatuchak Weekend Market and Chiang Mai’s weekend walking street.
Thailand has countless events throughout the year. Highlights are: the King’s Birthday when the whole country joins in with a simultaneous singing of ‘Praise the King’ and Songkran; the Thai New Year (13-15 April) which sees everyone take to the streets to soak each other with water.
Best for the kids
Waterparks in Phuket and Pattaya (Thailand’s biggest waterpark).
Best for couples
Thailand has some incredible hotels in stunning settings. Find an island hideaway and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Why not Koh Samui? Koh Samui is regarded as a more reserved and higher brow sister island to Phuket and Bangkok, away from the urbanites and nightlife this island is beautifully serene and offers a multitude of stunning beaches and lagoons. The mountainous rainforest hides stunning waterfalls.
It is actually quite hard to splash out in Thailand. The costs are so low that even the finest five-star hotels are inexpensive.
Live like a local
Get a taste of traditional life and go on a fishing trip on a longtail boat. You’ll find some of the best fishing off the shores of Koh Samui and Phuket.
Fancy that? Call now our friendly Thailand experts on 0800 707 6229 and head on a dreamy Thailand holiday.
- 2nd September 2019
- Martina Gardeva, Digital Marketing Executive