Best Things to do in Thailand
Below are the things to do in Thailand, which every tourist should not miss.
The elephant is a national symbol in Thailand and considered as a revered animal. There are a lot of ways to work with and counter the elephants in Thailand, and one of that is the elephant trekking. Whether you want to become mahout by gaining training, or you just want to learn and know more about elephant animals, you can check out the Thai Elephant Conservation Center and the Chiang Dao Elephant Camp.
For you to combine your elephant experience with luxurious accommodation, you can try Elephant Hills and Anantara Golden Triangle. These two establishments offer tended camps as well as great opportunities to trek with elephants and other animals.
Thailand contains more than 5,000 miles of coastlines. You can travel on a long-tail boat for you to discover a lot of beaches and islands. You can also see the Phang Nga Bay as well as the limestone rocks. You will be able to discover abundant snorkelling and white sand beaches on Ko Phi Phi Don and Ko Phi Phi Lee.
The clear conditions and calm sea are very much perfect for kayaking. It is a great way to roam around the island without the masses on passenger ferries and tourist boats that will take you in a great experience from your own pace. The coastlines of Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Phan Ngan are very picturesque.
All the visitors of Thailand are welcome to join the local celebrations because of the events and festivals that provide unique eyesight into traditions and local customs. Some of the must-see events in Thailand include the Thai New Year Water Festival on April, the Loi Krathong on November and the Naga Fireballs that happens in October which is considered as a natural phenomenon which happens once in a year.
The Floating Markets
You can go to a grocery in the floating market. Just make sure that you arrive there as early as possible to avoid crowds and be able to base all the best bargains. You should also not forget to bring with you your camera because this floating market is very colourful.
From the busting markets to the street stalls, you can shop at all turns while backpacking Thailand. If you are in Bangkok, you can try to visit the markets of Chatuchak, the Asiatique Night market, the Weekend Market and so on. Aside from that, there are also wide varieties of local markets and shops that can be found at the northeast and north area, which specializes in wooden carvings, local handicrafts, silks, silverware as well as furniture.
The Khao Yao and Korat located in Nakhon Ratchasim also have famous night markets where you can shop for things that you can bring back home as a souvenir for your loved ones.