The incredible kingdom of Thailand is the most visited country in South East Asia. No wonder, it has a unique and alluring blend of history, monarchy, culture and staggering beauty.
It’s coastline and islands are some of the most eye-catching in the world, as they stretch into the Andaman Sea and across the beautiful gulf of Thailand itself.
The capital city, Bangkok is a modern city in every sense of the word, combining incredible architecture with stunning historical landmarks. The food is world-famous, the climate is tropical and exotic, and the beaches are the envy of the world.
Thailand is called the Land of Smiles for a reason; the people are warm and welcoming and proud of their country. Visit Thailand once and you will begin a life-long love affair with this wonderful country!
If you are going, here are four must-do travel adventures in Thailand that will give you a taste of this mystical land.
One more thing, don’t forget that travel insurance is mandatory in Thailand so make sure you get your paperwork squared away before you set off.
1. The Grand Palace – 4 Must-Do Travel Adventures in Thailand
Arguably Thailand’s most famous tourist destination and with good reason. The golden buildings of The Grand Palace are truly a sight that has to be seen to be believed.
It was home of the Kings of Siam dating back to the 1780s and has all the majesty and grandeur you would expect to find in such a place – it’ll be busy, but it will also be worth it.
2. Island Hopping – 4 Must-Do Travel Adventures in Thailand
Thailand’s real magic is in its islands and 5,000 miles of coastline, which are consistently rated the very best in the world.
If you can take a long-tail boat across Phang Nga Bay you will see the very best of Thailand. The limestone rocks that rise up out of the ocean are among the most photographed sights in Thailand!
Try and find the time to go scuba diving – you will open yourself up to an incredible world of colour and wildlife. The Phi Phi islands are swamped by tourists these days but there are many, many more to explore that are every bit as beautiful.
3. Ancient Ruins and National Parks – 4 Must-Do Travel Adventures in Thailand
There are some incredible national parks and historical sites in Thailand, many of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Phimai and Phanom Rung Historical Parks are incredible places to see with some ancient Khmer ruins dating back to the 1100s.
Along with that, you should also try and visit Thailand’s three most beautiful waterfalls – the 16 levels of Khao Sai, Dao, the Erawan Waterfall and the stunning Thilosu Waterfall.
The other national parks which are worth exploring are Khao Yai National Park, a UNESCO site, Khao Sok National Park and Doi Inthanon National Park, the site of Thailand’s tallest mountain.
4. Take in the awesome reclining Buddha – 4 Must-Do Travel Adventures in Thailand
This world-famous statue is 43 metres long and is certainly one thing that every traveller in Thailand should have on their bucket list.
Located in Bangkok, close to the Grand Palace, The Temple of the Reclining Buddha is an incredible sight and a photograph that everyone will want for their Instagram feeds.
Have you been to Thailand? I’d love to hear about your experience!