The Must See Spots in Thailand

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If your Thailand flights are booked, you’re in for a very exciting ride. Whether you’re splashing the cash or traveling on a budget, there are so many amazing sights. Here are some of the top things to do and see that justify your airfare to Indochina:

Relaxing in the Tropics

 Sunset - Ko Lanta / Thailand Photo courtesy of Thai National Parks

Ko Lanta, Thailand Photo courtesy of Thai National Parks

There are so many picturesque beaches to choose from in Thailand and it’s no surprise that so many tourists flock to the beautiful beaches of Phuket and Samui. But if you’d like something a little more charming and chill, Koh Lanta is the beach for you. With crystal clear waters and a lush forest backdrop, the 500-metre-long beach is the perfect spot to swim with the brightly colored fish, snorkel, or just soak up the rays and serene atmosphere.

Bartering Made Different

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in Thailand Photo By: Xiquinho Silva

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in Thailand Photo By: Xiquinho Silva

There are loads of traditional markets to explore in Thailand, but Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is a little more special. Situated an hour and a half out of Bangkok, you’ll be able to choose from cool clothes, fresh food and produce, and quirky souvenirs- all whilst floating along the river on a long-tail boat. Be sure to sample the coconut pancakes while you’re there. This is something you won’t have the chance to do very often, so it’s well worth a visit.

Making a Splash
Time your visit to Thailand just right, and you’ll experience the unbelievable Songkran festival. No, this isn’t another standard musical festival, it’s one of the biggest water fights you’ll ever partake in, and is the celebration of the Thai New Year. So if you’ve got some free time in mid-April, you’re in for a treat. What better way to cool down!

Talking with the Animals
Who could really visit Thailand without getting up close with the animals? Make a trip to the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai where the rescued elephants roam free, and you’ll have the chance to interact with them too. Bathing an elephant is certainly something you won’t forget. Khaoi National Park is another great spot to spend a day. Here you’ll find more elephants, as well as gibbons and giant hornbill. This is the perfect escape from busy Bangkok. Don’t forget your camera so that you can get a snap or two with your new friends.

Going Big in Bangkok
No visit to Thailand would be complete without a trip to Bangkok- arguably the most diverse and exciting city to explore. Be wowed by the sacred grounds and intricate architecture of the Grand Palace and Wat Prakaew, or equally stunned by the beauty of The Temple of Dawn, which has the most amazing silhouette come sunset. Up for something livelier, hop on a Tuktuk and drive though the hustle and bustle of China Town, or visit Khao San Road for nightlife beyond compare. The buzz of the Capital is truly infectious!
Oozing with amazing culture, a trip to Thailand never fails to impress.

Images by Thai National Parks and Xiquinho Silva used under Creative Commons license.


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13 thoughts on “The Must See Spots in Thailand

  1. Yep. Definitely adding Thailand into my next travel list.
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  2. Heading back there this winter … can’t wait!

  3. I have heard a lot of great things about Thailand and I’m now planning to visit there early next year. I really can’t wait to experience what you have!

  4. Still haven’t made it to Thailand but it’s on my list!

  5. Great suggestions. I haven’t been to Thailand but I would love to go. Those floating markets are so unique. I would love to shop exotic fruit there.

  6. Elephant Nature Park was an absolute favorite in Thailand. You could see and feel the elephants’ joy at just being elephants.

  7. We really need to get to Thailand soon! It looks like such an amazing country. I would love to check out Songkran festival and the Elephant Nature Park, and basically everything else you mentioned! 🙂 So many amazing things to do there!

  8. I have only been to Bangkok and I loved it. Would love to see those beautiful beaches as well one day 🙂

  9. Great article which I will definitely be sharing with my friends who are off there soon! 🙂

  10. Perfect timing. Thank you for this post. We will be in Thailand later this year for the first time and you’ve highlighted some really interesting sites. In addition to seeing the country as a whole, I’m most looking forward to Bangkok. From your write up, sounds like it will be quite an amazing experience. Safe travels!

  11. Aaah, your post just reminded me of how much I need to revisit Thailand 😀 I haven’t explored much of the country so I should make a 2nd trip soon 😀
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  12. We’re in Thailand right now! Headed to Bangkok this weekend and Chiang Mai on tuesday! Can’t wait to love up on some elephants! Thanks for the great post!

  13. Totally love your post. We will be in Thailand later this year for the first time and you’ve highlighted some really interesting sites. In addition to seeing the country as a whole, I’m most looking forward to Bangkok. Thank you for this amazing post.


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