Thailand

Exploring the Best of Thailand

Thailand remains the perfect place to let yourself go – this exotic location presents a variety of delightfully unusual experiences.

When planning a trip, make sure to include a variety of different activities. Focusing on just one might be nice but you will also miss out on so many other amazing things that Thailand offers.

Having a variety of very different things to do will guarantee that you can make the most of Thailand and experience all the different sides to the country.

Here are some tips of things to do and places to visit in Thailand…

Shop

Some people may enjoy spending their hard-earned cash on high-end fashion in Paris and New York City, but nothing compares to the floating markets of Thailand – for Westerners, this experience is unique.

At the Damnern Saduak Floating Market, shoppers can take a long-tail speed boat cruise out to purchase fare from hundreds of canoes filled with produce, meat, and tasty treats.

Bangkok offers huge shopping malls where you can shop for hours without getting bored of it, and Chiang Mai has a famous Sunday market which is a must for any traveler planning to visit the city.

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Eat

The sensation that Thai food provides cannot easily be forgotten. Thai cuisine is an experience in itself, not just fuel for your body – with its romantic atmosphere, superb service, and the finest ingredients, a dinner at the Blue Elephant in Bangkok cannot to be missed.

One of Phuket’s many floating seafood restaurants provides patrons with the freshest of seafood which is caught directly after being ordered.

Patrons can fill their waiting time with watching for blowfish and leopard sharks.

Vegetarians will find plenty of enticing courses on the menu, and it’s definitely worth taking a cookery course to learn how to make it at home.

Be Adventurous

Let your heart rate elevate and your heart race with one of the various activities Thailand has to offer. White water rafting down the rapids of the Chiang Mai River will definitely accomplish this goal.

If that doesn’t do the trick, there’s always zip lining through the forest’s canopy 1300 meters above sea level courtesy of Flight of the Gibbon in Mae Kampong. In Ko Tao, Big Blue Diving school offers mid-size, economical diving instructions to those interested in falling from great heights.

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Enjoy the Elephants

There is no better place on Earth to get up close and personal with this playful pachyderm. Thailand offers many elephant trekking excursions. What better way exists to go out and explore the jungle than on an elephant’s back?

In addition to elephant trekking, the Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort offers additional elephant-centric activities such as Elephant Yoga and an Elephant Learning Experience.

Elephant Yoga gets one in tune with the elephant’s spirit and natural rhythm. During an Elephant Learning Experience, the attendee can assist a vet in feeding time and bathing an elephant.

Frank Jewell blogs for Holiday Gems – the UK’s favourite place to find cheap holidays online. Frank is a big fan of solo travel, and his next trip will take him to Cambodia. 

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    Tuk
    February 14, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Try and experience bathing an elephant. You’ll never regret it. – Tuk of Things to do in Chiang Mai

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