Thailand is one of the most vibrant countries in the world and is filled with fun and exciting things to do. It is one of the top destinations in Asia and is famed for its stunning beaches and rich culture. We thought we should give you some of our top experiences you should consider doing if you’re considering an excursion.
Monkey Beach, Koh Phi Phi- Ever fancied swimming with some monkeys? Well this may very well be your chance! Located in a cove north west of Lol Dalam Bay, Monkey bay can be reached by walking or renting a long tail. However, renting a kayak on Loh Dalam beach is regarded as the best way to experience the journey. The monkeys are not shy, and they will be often seen hopping into the beach to grab their bananas. But beware that sometimes when approached they can be aggressive and hostile so make sure to not anger them! You can either partake in a proper tour which also stops at other destinations or just go there yourself, the downside to the tour is that it’s expensive and it’s on speedboat so you don’t really get a chance to take in the full scenery. Plus if you rent a kayak for a while then you can explore other nearby coves, but beware of the tide as the sea can be completely withdrawn from the bay.
The Grand Palace, Bangkok- Being over 200 years old, this is one of the most historical locations in Thailand, it’s a hugely popular destination and will be very busy but its still a great experience regardless. There are many great artifacts to have a look at, such as the Emerald Buddha and you can also explore Wat Pho which is a nearby temple and is home to the largest reclining Buddha in Thailand. The Temple of Dawn which is known as Wat Arun, is also another great spectacle to look at and has mosaic detailing you can see as you’re climb to the top. The Grand Palace is also lit up at night, which provides a nice display and can be a romantic experience.
Visit the Elephants- Thailand is home to some of the rarest wildlife in the world, and there are plenty of places to see these animals for yourself. The elephant is the national symbol of Thailand and a revered animal, there are some controversial animal sanctuaries but there are plenty of good and safe ones too. For example, the Elephant Nature Park rehabilitates rescue elephants and visiting helps their cause. If you want to really become immersed in the wildlife you can stay in Elephant Hills, which is a luxury tented camp where you will have the opportunity to interact with the animals.
Full Moon Party, Koh Phangan- Every full moon, around 30,000 residents and travellers go to the beaches of Koh Phangan to celebrate and hold a massive party. The full moon party is full of colour, music and drinking that goes on forever, if you ever get tired from all the dancing then you can take a dip in the warm Gulf of Thailand or visit one of the nearby bars in the area. Partying may not be for everyone, but this is one of the biggest events in all of Thailand, so it’s something you should definitely experience if you have the chance!
Island Hopping- Thailand is unique in the fact it has so many beaches and islands that can be explored, if you really want to explore all of them it will take some time but the most popular ones include Krabi, Phuket, Ko Phi Phi, and Koh Lanta. On these islands you will get to experience white sandy beaches and ample opportunity to swim with the sea life, snorkeling is a fantastic activity that is hugely popular on these islands as you can observe and take in so much. There is over 5000 miles of coastline to be explored, so there is plenty to keep you occupied!
These are just a few great suggestions to see and explore in Thailand, it’s a country with so much to offer. If you really want to take in its full glory, then consider a longer trip than usual as this is a popular travelling location.
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