Top 5 experiences in Thailand

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.

Island hopping

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.

Phuket

Floating markets

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.

Amphawa

Street food

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.

Thai street food

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.

Tuktuk

Thai culture

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.

Wat Pho

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Comments (10)

  1. Simon Lee says:

    Your trip in Thailand would not be complete without hitting to one of its island. Koh Phi Phi off the coast of Krabi and Koh Phangan are both my favorites:)

    Simon Lee

  2. What more could you ask for in a holiday? That first picture is stunning but when I finally managed to tear myself away from the beach, I’m sure I would love all these other suggestions.
    The one thing I have done from this list is ride in a tuk tuk but in India and they are great fun (and its amazing how many people you can fit in there if you really try!)

  3. Katrina says:

    We were very fortunate to be in Thailand for nearly 3 weeks earlier in the year and did all of the above plus much much more. The holiday surpassed our expectations, the country, people and culture are beautiful and we hope to return soon.

  4. Carla says:

    Nice post on experiences in Thailand; I enjoyed reading it and the pictures of the floating market and the street foods are intriguing.

  5. Jim says:

    I want to add the Songkran festival to the list too. It is the celebration of the new year in Thailand and includes a country-wide water splashing festival that lasts around 4 days (12th to 16th April). I have just attended this years Songkran in Thailand in the north (Chiang Mai). It was an amazing experience with everyone basically having a big water fight for 4 days straight. Very refreshing in the searing April heat.

  6. Shaun says:

    Love Thai street food! Just got back from 3 weeks of eating street side in Thailand. Can’t be beat.

    Nice list. Thanks for sharing.

    Shaun

  7. Roxanne says:

    I absolutely love Thailand and all these really give you a sense of the country. My fav islands are Phuket and Krabi and honestly I’d be happy just eating all that gorgeous food!

  8. Shane O'Sullivan says:

    Don’t forget to also do a food tour. They are really a must to see the real side of Thai food.

    Bangkok Food Tours in Bangkok, Feast Thailand Food Tours in Hua Hin, Chiang Mai Street Food Tours etc

    Our favourite was Feast Thailand in Hua Hin….amazing!

  9. Rene says:

    Wife is in Bangkok right now with all the rain. One think is missing is Chinatown to get as much food you like & a great price.

  10. Andrew Jonce says:

    Thank you for sharing this post. Thailand is a vibrant country with lots of tourist opportunities. One of the best things to do is to explore the beaches at Thailand. You have described each point nicely. Looking forward for more blogs from you.

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