Thailand is full of rich history and beautiful sites but choosing where to go and what to do may seem impossible. There are many activities to choose from and GlobalEntryServices.org has provided a list of the top 10 activities in Thailand. There is something for everyone, from the history buff to the adventure traveler. Enjoy the beaches, bars, palaces and elephants on your trips. The following list provides a must-do activities that you can’t leave Thailand without seeing.
- The Grand Palace
The most famous attraction in Thailand is the Grand Palace where the king, his court and the royal mint were stationed for over 150 years. GlobalEntryServices.org warns travelers there is a dress code to enter the palace. While in the Grand Palace look for the Emerald Buddha and the reclining Buddha.
- Ayutthaya Historic Journey
The most historic city in Thailand is its former capital Ayutthaya. It has been preserved as a historic site after the kingdom collapsed and the city was destroyed. This is a journey that should be spent as a day trip. There is so much to take in and you will use up the whole day to learn the city and country’s history.
- Full Moon Party
Several years ago, GlobalEntryServices.org learned that tourists began a new tradition of holding full moon parties on the beach of Koh Phangan. It is said that this beach has the most beautiful view of the moon. The parties are held every month and are full of music, colors and drinking. There are also many surrounding bars to visit.
- Diving in Koh Tao
Koh Tao island is the best place to dive for tourists and residents. Scuba diving classes are offered at dive sites near the island. A bonus is after you finish diving you can enjoy the nightlife of the island with the bars and restaurants conveniently placed.
- Floating Markets
This is a unique Thailand attraction that you can’t miss. Boats will go up and down a canal selling various foods and items while you sit on the sidelines. The biggest floating market is the Damnoen Saduak located right outside Bangkok. Tourist will get to truly experience the way of life of Thailand residents.
- Lily Pulitzer Colors of the Country
During this week of Thailand celebration each day will have a corresponding color like Yellow Monday and Green Wednesday. During the celebration, there will be special drinks and special market items to boost the celebration.
- Tuk-Tuk Rides
GlobalEntryService.org advises all travelers to go for a tuk-tuk ride. It is an open aired taxi, a form of Thailand public transportation. It’s an experience to see how the tuk-tuk drivers maneuver through crowded traffic. You must try this form of transport at least once before you leave.
A must do activity is to see, ride or even wash, an elephant. The best place to do so is a Mahawangchang Elephant Camp. Make sure to bring your camera as tour guides will take pictures for you while you ride the elephant and swim in the river with them. GlbalEntryServices.org reminds tourists to avoid any areas that require the elephant to do tricks as these places often take part in other animal cruelty activities.
- The Golden Triangle
The Ruak River meets the Mekong River and together they bring Thailand, Laos and Burma together to form the Golden Triangle. GlobalEntryServices.org encourages tourists to hire a boat and get a closer look of the triangle and enjoy the full experience. There are also various signs and statues that give visitors some history about the triangle. Just imagine how incredible it will be to be in the center of three countries.
- National Parks
The national parks of Thailand are large and beautiful and vary due to the different Thailand landscapes. The parks have ancient ruins and waterfalls to enjoy. Some of the top parks to visit are the Phimair historical Park, Erawan Waterfall and the Phanom Rung Historical Park. Each park offers pieces of history that add to the culture of Thailand and to your understanding. Your trip will be enhanced tenfold when you understand the culture.