Best Activities in Thailand
Thailand is well-known for its breath-taking and charming tropical island scenery, stunning Buddhist culture, and unique folk customs, attracting tourists from all over the world. Thailand has a wealth of tourism resources, which offers to you the best of everything, be it sights to see, cuisines to try, beaches to enjoy at, or adventures to lose yourself in them. Here we list some top 6 best activities in Thailand.
Recommended places: Phuket, Koh Samui
Lots of breath-taking tropical islands and beautiful sandy beaches are dotted in southern Thailand. The crystal-clear waters and diverse underwater biomes make it a popular destination for those who love diving for decades. The clear, calm and balmy waters of the Gulf of Thailand and numerous havens are ideal for snorkeling in Thailand. Phuket and Koh Samui are highly recommended places for snorkeling as the diving service is well-developed. Even if you can't swim, you can experience snorkeling.
2. Scuba Diving
Recommended places: Koh Tao, Similan Island
If you want to have a closer encounter with deep sea creatures, then scuba diving is more suitable for you. Koh Tao is well known for incredible scuba diving and because of the competition among dive shops has made it one of the cheapest places to learn PADI courses for those wanting to further their scuba skills. If you are traveling to Thailand during the period from November to April, you must not miss the Similan Islands. The marine life and coral reefs here are well protected, making it a world-class top ten deep diving site.
3. Rock Climbing
Recommended place: Railay Beach
Known for rock climbing, Railay has numerous rock walls and caves for beginners and high-ranking people, and is a paradise for rock climbers. There are more than 600 bolted routes that allow you to challenge your limits. This is very popular among Thais and foreigners, because it is especially cool to stand on the top of the cliff to see the beautiful scenery!
4. An Elephant Experience
Recommended places: Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Pattaya Elephant Village
Elephants are a symbol of sacredness and solemnity in the minds of Thais. Since 1998, the Thai government has designated March 13th as the "Elephant Festival", hoping to arouse the people's love for elephants and the inheritance of elephant culture through the "Elephant Festival". Elephant Nature Park is a semi-wild sanctuary that houses some elephants that are abused or retired. You can get close to, feed or bathe for elephant but no ride. You can also take part in a four-week volunteer program to look after animals that have been harmed by humans.
5. Visit the Floating markets
Recommended sites: Damnoen Saduak, Amphawa
The Floating Market is one of Bangkok's specialties, where you can learn about the daily and special life scenes of local Thai residents, as well as taste authentic snacks and fruits. There are many floating markets around Bangkok, among which the “Water Theme Park” Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and the “A Firefly Home” Amphawa are the most famous. Damnoen Saduak is the largest and most famous floating market around Bangkok, the first choice for travelers and is open every day. It is also the location of 007 and City Hunter.
6. Visit Night Bazaar
Recommended sites: Train Night Market Ratchada, Train Market Srinakarin, JJ Green, Khao San Night Market
Speaking of nightlife in Thailand, in addition to the glamorous bar street, the night market must be an indispensable part of Thai nightlife. Whether it is tourists or locals, the night market is the most attractive entertainment and leisure venue. Bangkok can be called as a city of night markets, and visiting the Bangkok night bazaar is a must-have activity. If you only visit a night market, then the Train Night Market Ratchada is none other than. There are a variety of collectibles and souvenirs, as well as modern fashion, and a wide variety of cheap snacks.