This is the best tourist location in South East Asia that you can visit. The country is popular for its magnificent beaches, stunning temples, that you can explore, there is no dull moment in this country. You will love as the people are friendly and down to earth and you will see the reason why Thailand is often referred to as the Land of Smiles.
Top things to do
Go sightseeing at Grand Palace
This is among the top tourist destination in Thailand and it is situated in the heart of Bangkok. This attraction was home to the king, his court, government of Thailand and also the royal mint. The Palace covers 218,400sq. meters with many things to see and do when you get there. The Palace has a strict dress code and you have to dress appropriately before you will be allowed to enter.
Have an ethical elephant experience in Chiang Mai
If you want to have a memorable and fun ethical elephant experience, the best place to go is the Elephant Rescue Park located in Chiang Mai. This is where mistreated Dumbos are rescued and retired and you cannot ride elephants here. The top thing to do is to feed, bathe and go on a stroll with the elephants. You will also get to see the elephant poo park where you will be taught how elephant dung are recycled into paper.
Visit The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
There are many floating markets in Thailand but the biggest and the popular market is the Damnoen Saduak. This is the perfect place to go if you want to see how things were in Thailand many years ago. You will get as boats go up and down the canals selling a different kind of food and fruits in the market. You can also take Instagram worthy pictures at the narrow canals around the market.
Go island hopping at Koh Nang Yuan Island
This is the perfect place to go if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city in Thailand. You will love the tropical, jungle-covered island and the island also homes two stunning mountainous mini islands which is connected by stunning Nangyuan Island beach. The best thing to do here is to go to the Viewpoint where you will get to see mind-blowing views over the fairytale islands.
See the magnificent sunrise over Chiang Mai from a hot air balloon
One of the best things to do in Thailand is to watch the stunning sunrise from the hot air balloon. You will love the mind-blowing views of the mountainous city with the stunning temples of Chang Mai while you glide through the skies. There are many tour groups that offer this experience and you can just choose one, the tour will start at 6 am and it will last for up to an hour.
Experience the Songkran Festival
This is a part of Thailand’s new year’s celebrations and it is regarded as the biggest water fight in the world. If you are lucky to be here in mid-April, this is one of the event that you don’t want to miss out on as this is where locals, tourists, travelers, etc. take to the streets armed with bottles, water guns, hoses, and buckets ready to soak as many people as they can. You will surely love the experience of this festival.
Go sightseeing at the temples.
There are more than 40,000 temples in Thailand and the best temple that you should visit is the Doi Suthep Temple found in Chiang Mai. This temple is located on the top of a mountain and it is surrounded by practicing monks covered in brightly colored robes. Another iconic temple that you should not miss is the Wat Phra Yai located in Koh Sumui. Although the temple is quite crowded you will get to see stunning Buddha statue at the top of the steps which is mesmerizing and a sight to behold.