5 Things To Do Whilst Travelling Thailand.
Thailand is the travel hub of Southeast Asia. The majority of people coming into the region fly into Bangkok and make that the base of base for doing the circuit around Southeast Asia. With its lush jungles, famed beaches, world-class diving, amazing food, friendly and cheap prices, Thailand is by far my favorite country in the world!
Here are 5 examples of what you can do whilst traveling Thailand.
Go jungle trekking.
There are some great jungle trekking opportunities in northern Thailand. Be sure to go on a multi-day hike as the shorter hikes aren’t as good. The biggest departure points are Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. Don’t book any tours ahead of time, you can book these sorts of outings through the hostel you’re staying in close by.
Go scuba diving in the Similan Islands.
Scuba diving here is a popular activity because of the crystal clear waters and majestic sea life. The cheapest place to learn is on the island of Koh Tao, which caters specifically for dive trips. While you can dive all over the country, the Similan Islands offer the best diving. If you dive the Similan Islands, be sure to see Elephant Head Rock, and the reef houses plenty of fish, snappers, rays, and turtles.
Shop at the floating markets.
Perhaps the most whimsical markets Thailand has to offer, floating markets can be found throughout the country. Some of the best are Damnoen Saduak, in Ratchaburi, and the Taling Chan Weekend Floating Market in Bangkok. You’ll find rickety boats piled high with colorful goods and eats. You’ll get plenty of great photos!
Admire Wat Doi Suthep.
This stunning Buddhist temples lies in Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, 10 miles out of Chiang Mai. A tram or a trek up 300 steps will take you to the summit of Doi Suthep, where the glittering gold temple spire awaits you. It really is too beautiful of a view to miss, so don’t leave Chiang Mai without visiting Wat Doi Suthep. Admission is 30 THB and is open from 6am-6pm.
Learn to cook.
Thai cuisine has been recognised internationally for its unique taste as well as its incredible presentation that combines colours and aromatic components. Thai food is also relatively easy to cook, all over the country you’ll find places able to teach you, though the best I have found are in Chiang Mai and Bangkok. Even if you don’t plan to cook back home, at least you get to spend a day making and eating scrumptious food.