Thailand is a small country in Southeast Asia that has become famous for its beautiful tourist spots and warm tropical climate. I’ve been able to visit the country once on vacation and I would definitely recommend it to tourists who want to have a good time but are on a budget. The country has a rich culture, the people are very friendly and there are so many tourist spots you can visit. Are you thinking of going on vacation? Here are top 5 things to do in Thailand.
Ride a river boat on the Chao Phraya River
There are many ways to see the beauty of Thailand. One way to do so is from the Chao Phraya River. Travelling through the river is a serene and relaxing experience. It allows you to see Thailand in a different light and gives you a reprieve from the hustle of city traffic.
Feeling adventurous? Why not try walking around Chinatown. Chinatown is a busy, boisterous and colorful area of Bangkok that is filled with Chinese folks all striving to make a living. The area is dotted with medicine stores, food stalls, spice shops and market stalls. If you are looking for a good bargain or want to try street food, then this is the place to go.
Visit Thai temples
Thailand’s culture is influenced by the Buddhist religion. This is why the country has more than 30 thousand temples! In order to experience the culture of Thailand, make it a point to stop by a few of their biggest temples. Some of their most popular temples are the Wat Phra Kaeo, Wat Arun, and Wat Mahathat.
Ride a boat to floating market
The floating market is a festive and busy community filled with flamboyantly attired merchants paddling away their wares in sturdy canoes. If you feel like putting your haggling skills to the test, you can definitely do so here. There is a variety of organic produce and tourist items to choose from. It is best to visit the floating market early in the morning to avoid too many tourists and the hot weather.
Tour Thailand on a Tuk-Tuk
Riding a Tuk Tuk is an enjoyable way to tour around the city. It’s a motorcycle with a little cab attached to its back for customers to ride in. Tuk tuk’s aren’t common in most countries so you should try it here in Thailand. Just make sure to haggle with the driver with regards to your fair first because unlike taxis, it doesn’t have a meter. A prior agreement will help you avoid having to pay too much.
Thailand is a beautiful country to explore and there are a million things you can do there. Just make sure to do these top 5 things first and you will be surely be able to maximize your time in the country. The most important thing is to be open to having fun and meeting new people. Don’t be too rigid with your schedule and just enjoy every moment.
Amy C. is an interior decoration aficionado and online marketer. She also likes testing and trying new home and office decorating themes. In addition to being an interior decoration hobbyist, she enjoys designing accent tables and candle lanterns