Best Things to Do in Thailand
You can spend a whole lifetime exploring Thailand’s beauties, but let’s face it most of us don’t have that opportunity. Here are some ideas on what is worth doing in Thailand if you have limited time to spend there as well as some myths about it.
Dive in Koh Tao
This is paradise when it comes to diving! Go to this cozy little, but extremely beautiful island to meet with colorful fish and some more exotic spices. This is also one of the best places on earth to learn diving since there are a lot of scuba diving schools; the prices are reasonable and the scenery – fantastic.
Enjoy the Lime Stone Cliffs Scenery
One of the uniqueness of Thailand lays in the Andaman sea – the thousands of lime stone cliffs that surround you everywhere you turn your head. You can find a gateway in Koh Phi Phi, Ko Lanta, Phuket or one of Krabi’s beaches like Ao Nang, Railey or Ton Sai and then travel every day from there to discover all the small islands by boat.
Enjoy Stunning Sunsets at Different View Points
Thailand is the place with one of the most stunning sunsets in the world. Book each sunset in your agenda to be spent in a different view point and you will see the different faces of beautiful Thailand. It’s hard to describe it, you have to experience it!
Discover Koh Phangan on a Scooter or a Jet Ski
Koh Phangan is a hippie island, surrounded by fantastic lagoons. This place offers everything to everyone – from crazy parties though diving to calm beaches offering you serenity. This is Rozi’s favourite Thai spot so far 🙂 The island is hilly so it offers you a great opportunity to discover it by scooter. Drive from the beach through the jungle and enjoy this wonder place. Even better, rent a jet ski and discover each of the lagoons on the island. The experience is priceless!
Pamper Yourself with Thai Massage
You can’t go to Thailand and miss on having a real Thai massage! Be careful though – this is not a relaxing experience. Thai massage is like a power bomb or more of a fight between you and the tiny Thai masseur. The experience pays off with your body really feeling great afterwards! There are also many other types for massages, which you can pamper yourself with like foot, back and shoulders, aloe vera, you name it.
Try Pad Thai – Real Indulgence for Your Palate
One of the first things we always do when arriving in Thailand is to order a Pad Thai. This dish is simple, but so delicious and suitable for almost any taste. Another traditional thing you need to try is the Tom Yum and of course, there is tons of fresh seafood to try out. Yummy!
Spend a Night on the Beach
For the more adventurous ones – pick a small, uninhabitable and wild island or beach and spend the night under the stars! Our pick for such an experience would be Mango Bay next to Koh Phi Phi Dong. Bring your own tent, rent a boat cab to drop you and pick you on the next day and remember to check if spending the night there is legal 🙂 Enjoy!
Myths about Thailand
Here are also two things most tourists throw themselves at but we wouldn’t recommend:
Full Moon Parties
Unless you are in your adventurous twenties and all you care of is partying, we would advise you to skip the craziness of this event. This is a beach party, which takes place once a month on Koh Phangan and brings together tons of people and thieves. Few years ago there was even a person killed during it and then of course everyone gets robbed. The craziness went to its culmination and even some of the parties were prohibited. The choice is yours 🙂
Playing with Tigers
There are many spots in Thailand, which offer you to play and take a picture with tigers. We skipped this so far since we heard from travellers that this is quite of a commercial experience where you pay a massive amount of money and the poor animals seem like drugged. Instead, we would recommend you to ride an elephant. The experience of sitting on the neck of this lovely animal while it is caresses your feet with its ears is unique. Again, the choice is yours 🙂
What is your favorite thing to do in Thailand? Please, share your experience in the comments and let’s exchange ideas and inspire each other 🙂