Thailand Holidays

Tropical beach, longtail boats, Andaman Sea, Thailand
Tropical beach, longtail boats, Andaman Sea, Thailand

Take a trip to Thailand

Located in Southeast Asia, Thailand is an amazing holiday destination for honeymooners, summer vacations and even some island hopping to see a bit of everything.

Known for its tropical beaches, resorts and temples, Thailand is a great place to relax. It’s also full of sightseeing activities and food to try. Feel like becoming a master chef in your own kitchen back home? You can take a cooking class where you’ll learn how to make some of Thailand’s favourite dishes. There are classes for beginners too, so don’t feel bad if you’re not the best in the kitchen. Give it a go!

Phuket is very popular among tourists for its beaches. The island has many fantastic resorts and spas. Located off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea, Phuket is also one of the best scuba diving spots in the world.

There are trips from Phuket to Phi Phi where both experienced and inexperienced divers will be amazed by the underwater scenery. Be sure to dive sites like Anemone Reef and Shark Point.

Also, get to dive the King Cruiser shipwreck. The 85-meter long ferry sank after hitting the Anemone Reef. The shipwreck is a superb dive, go for it!

It’s recommended you spend a day on Phi Phi Island. The perfect place to relax, and enjoy the sun and the beauty of this magnificent tropical gem.

Big Buddha

Check out the Big Buddha which is one of Thailand’s most important monuments. Situated on the top of Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata. The statue is made of white marble and measures 45 metres long. The views from the top are sublime. Don’t visit the site in beachwear. Cover up as it’s a religious site.

Khao San Road

Head down to Khao San Road in Bangkok. Plenty of bars, restaurants and activities on the street will keep you entertained until the early hours of the morning. This is a brilliant place for every tourist to visit.

There are many street vendors who try to sell you just about anything. This an awesome street to party and have fun, and have a few drinks with friends.

Thailand has a number of islands to visit which tourists like to frequent including Ko Lipe where tourists can get around the island in just over an hour. For a real feel of paradise, try one of the resorts or bungalows on the west coast of Ko Lanta Yai.

The island of Ko Tarutao is quite pristine and tourists can enjoy a range of accommodation including campsites and bungalows. The limestone cliffs on this island are a popular Thailand attraction.

Ko Phangan

Ko Phangan is a backpacker’s paradise. Here you will find rainforests and majestic beaches. Each year the island comes to life with the Full Moon Party where deejays take to their decks to entertain the huge crowds that travel to Ko Phangan for this party.

The island of Ko Samui is also popular among tourists and if you want to spoil yourself, why not hire a villa on the island. The island hosts events such as the Buffalo Fighting Festival.

Want to try something unusual?

Take a Muay Thai Kickboxing course. Various schools around the country will teach you the art. It’s also a great way to get in shape. Try a fish spa if you dare! Soak your feet while tiny fish nibble the dead skin off your feet. Some people may find this quite gross, but it’s interesting and it tickles.

If you don’t want to miss the best of the best in Thailand, hire a tour guide who will ensure you see everything you’ve read about. Make your next holiday destination Thailand. Perfect for endless relaxation. This will become your lifetime holiday stop-off.

Try out these Thailand Holiday sights and activities

Grand Palace

Get a firsthand look into Thailand’s royal history. Government offices and the Emerald Buddha are situated at the Grand Palace. The palace is no longer used as a royal residence, but for ceremonial purposes only.

The palace’s structures will have you in awe and give insight to Thailand’s traditions and history. The Grand Palace is rated as one of the top attractions in Bangkok.

Ensure that when visiting the palace your arms, shoulders and legs are well covered. Guided tours of the palace are available.

Wat Pho – Temple of the Reclining Buddha

Located behind the temple of the Emerald Buddha, the reclining Buddha is 46 meters long. A must-do for first-time visitors to Bangkok. Purchase a bowl of bronze coins at the entrance hall and put them into one of the bronze bowls lining the walls for a bit of luck.

Visitors can get a traditional Thai massage while they’re in the temple complex. There are English guides available when touring the Temple. Don’t forget to check out the fascinating murals.

Thai Elephant Home

This makes for an amazing experience! You get to be up close to elephants. Learn the commands to control the elephants, head off into the jungle and even bathe your elephant. Here you will be able to feed elephants, play with them in the mud or walk along a jungle mountain path.

There are various programs you can choose from to enjoy a memorable Elephant experience. A must-do for animal enthusiasts or anyone who wants to try something different.

Hellfire Pass Museum

The museum was built by the Australian government and is dedicated to those who died at Hellfire pass during World War II. Also commonly known as the ‘Death Railways’ because many Asian labourers died while building the railway that connected Bangkok and Burma.

Entry to the museum is free. See works of art and personal belongings of prisoners, including journals.

Sukhothai Historic Park

This is an impressive World Heritage site. To appreciate the whole of the park, it’s recommended to hop on a bicycle or motorbike. What was once the Sukhothai kingdom’s capital is today an area filled with ruins.

There are over 190 ruins for you to discover. Sukothai Historic Park is divided into various sections. Take a look at the Sitting Buddha located in the Central section.

Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden

Make this activity a day trip while you’re in Thailand. Much like a theme park, visitors can ride elephants, daily shows and various themed gardens.

Enjoy one of the Thai cultural shows from sword fighting to Thai boxing. There are also restaurants and stalls to purchase souvenirs.

Elephant Retirement Park

An awesome way to spend a day. Get to know the wonderful ways of the Elephant by feeding them, bathing them and caring for them. This is also a great place to learn about Elephants. Visitors don’t get to ride Elephants at the park.

Chalong Bay Rum Distillery

Go on a tour of the distillery and learn how rum is made from Thai sugarcane. Get to see the copper still and boiling plant. You can even do a cocktail workshop – it’s a great activity for anyone who enjoys cocktails.

Walking Street

Visit this lively street that is abuzz with bars, pubs and entertainment. There are also good restaurants to grab a bite to eat. Everyone who visits Pattaya must visit this area.

Chatuchak Market

Here you’ll find anything from delicious foods, jewellery, wooden furniture and clothes. The market is one of the world’s biggest weekend markets and attracts foreigners and locals.

One of the most important things you need to take with is your Thailand travel adapter Never leave home without it.

Originally posted 2015-12-01 20:21:26.

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