The variety of world-famous attractions and activities in Thailand is countless. Here is our list of the top 10 activities in Thailand you must do.
1. THE GRAND PALACE
If you are traveling through Bangkok stay there for a couple of days to visit, probably, the most famous Thai landmark – the Grand Palace. Built in 1782, it was the official residence of the King, the Royal Court and the Cabinet of Ministers. The golden building impresses by its beauty and creative details. Although, not only the Palace attracts crowds but also a remarkable Emerald Buddha and Wat Pho, the largest Thai reclining Buddha. The best time to visit is during the night when the Grand Palace is illuminated. The palace is considered a spiritual heart of Thailand, so follow the dress code, otherwise, you may be refused from entering.
2. ELEPHANT TREKKING
Elephants are the national symbol of Thailand, and there are plenty of places all over the Thailand to experience the elephant trekking. For example, in the Chiang Dao Elephant Camp, you may get acquainted with these magnificent animals or even acquire skills of mahouts.
3. FLOATING MARKETS
Floating markets appeared in Bangkok, and were representing the traditional process of trade in an unusual way. Nowadays, these markets equally serve to entertain the tourists and to sell fresh fruits, vegetables, and typical Thai food.
4. KHAO YAI NATIONAL PARK
Situated in the North of Bangkok, the Khao Yai National park was included in UNESCO heritage. This is one of the largest National Parks in Thailand, and it intersects four provinces. Khao Yai is a natural treasure house of various flora and fauna species.
5. PHI-PHI ISLAND
Despite the crowds of tourists, Phi-Phi island is still among the most popular destinations. Crystal clear water, white-sand beach, and the stunning landscape these are the reasons to visit an island, to sank in the ocean or to do snorkelling.
6. RAILAY BEACH
Another beautiful beach in the Krabi province, south of Ao Nang beach strikes with its gorgeous lagoons in the caves and limestone cliffs. The only way to get to the beach is by boat, so be sure you took your sunscreen and camera. There are no roads on this peninsula, however, all attractions are within the walking distance.
7. SIMILAN ISLANDS
The group or rocks and islands, called Similan, was proclaimed the National Marine Park in 1982. This place is the paradise for divers and snorkelers as the variety of tropical fish, the beauty of the coral reef and the excellent underwater visibility make the Marine Park one of the best in the world.
8. PHANG NGA BAY
Would you like to visit the place where the James Bond film was made? The fast speedboat will bring you to the group of island, where you will enjoy the various adventures and activities. For those avoiding crowds, Phang Nga would be interesting with its limestone cliffs growing vertically from the emerald water.
Ayutthaya was a capital of trade and social life for 400 years. However, the dangerous neighborhood of Burma devastated and plundered the city. Today, beautiful palaces and temples attract the visitors to witness the Siam’s past glory.
10. WAT CHAENG
Wat Arun or Wat Chaeng is the famous temple in Bangkok, on the bank of the Chao Phraya river. According to the legend, King Taksin was escaping from Ayutthaya, which was conquered by the Burmese army. He arrived at the temple just at dawn. Later, he renamed the temple Wat Chaeng or the Temple of the Dawn.