7 of the must things to do and not to be missed in Thailand.

Hey You! Yeah, you! Do you like adventure? Do you want to explore, meet new people and get to know a culture rich in history? Is your need for adrenaline driving you forward? Then I have great news for you with a place where you can experience all these things. That place is known as Thailand, it’s a country with so much to do that you can spend years here and there will still be something left, but we’ll be merciful to you about that. If you want to go there and want to know which are the best things to experience over there, here are 7 of the must things to do and not to be missed in Thailand.

The Grand Palace:

First up we have this gorgeous gold-tipped series of buildings more than 200 years old and the capital’s most popular destination. It may feel like a tourist trap but the rich history of the place and grandeur it has is blatant. It has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam, and then later on Thailand. Something that should not be missed under any circumstance is the Emerald Buddha and nearby Wat Pho, which is home to the largest reclining Buddha in Thailand.

thiland grand palace

The Golden Triangle:

No, this is not a gold covered structure in the shape of a triangle. This is actually the point where the Mekong River meets the Ruak River. Locally its known as Sop Ruak, but worldwide its known as the Golden Triangle. Its also the place where Burma, Laos and Thailand meet, hence the name. By standing on the Thailand river bank, you can look across to Burma and Laos, it’s like peeking into two different countries while physically being in one. There are market stalls around so you will be able to get some souvenirs.

The Elephant Experience:

Thailand and the symbol of the Elephant go hand and hand, being the nation’s national symbol and all. For the best experience, head on over to the Elephant Nature Park which rehabilitates the rescue elephants and your visits will help their work. Not only do you get to see them, but your presence will help the cause as well.

The Elephant Experience thailand

Island Hopping:

Do you have a thing for long coastlines? Want to experience the greatness of land and water at the same time for miles? I have just the thing as there are over 5,000 miles of coastline in Thailand awaiting your exploration. Use longtail boats to travel and visit Phang Nga Bay, the coastline of Phuket, Krabi, Ko Phi Phi Lee and Ko Phi Phi Don.

Hill Tribe Villages:

So far we have been exploring nature and historical sites, and now we move on to people. In the north of the country are the Akha, Lisu, Hmong and Karen tribes. Spend a night with the local family to learn and experience the way of life of these wonderful people. You may want to make sure that your tour guide knows about their customs and such as you don’t want to accidentally offend them.

Hill Tribe Villages thailanad

Festivals:

Do you like festivals and local celebrations? Then you will be very glad to know that the country has several festivals to join in on, the people are very welcome to outsiders joining in on the fun. Must see events include Loi Krathong in November, Songkran/Thai New Year water festival in April, and the Naga Fireballs in October – a natural phenomenon that occurs just once a year.

thailand Festivals

Kanchanaburi:

And to finish off our list we have the perfect opportunity for backpackers and explorers alike. Presenting the Kanchanaburi province, an area of lush forest and haven for backpackers. But it has a dark past. you’ll find the start of the infamous Death Railway and the bridge over the River Kwai. Both are haunting relics from WWII, constructed by prisoners of war. It’s a chilling spot, but essential on any Thailand itinerary. You’ll also find the Tiger Temple which has been in trouble over animal welfare issues.

Kanchanaburi thailand

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