Must- Things to do while in Thailand
Take a boat ride on the Chao Praya River: one of best things you can do in Thailand is being on Chao Praya River. Bangkok’ major tourist attractions are along the river. Besides the Grand Palace and Wat Pho, there is China Town, Temple of the Dawn, (Wat Arun) the National Museum, The Gem Stone Market and 5 Star Hotels. You can hop on and hop off for the low price of 20 baht (less than 1 US dollar) for the tourist boat or 8 baht for the local boat. You can even get a day pass to hop on and off as many times as you like for 100 baht.
Take part in the World’s Largest Water Fight: if you happen to be in Thailand during the Songkran Festival then you don’t want to miss the festive fun. It is the hottest time of the year and what better way to cool down than to throw freezing water at each other for days on end? It is a festive time of Thailand’s New Year held in mid April and water can be seen at every angle of the streets of Thailand. The festival is the annual ritual bathing of the Buddha images and is celebrated by the Thais water fighting themselves. If you plan a trip to Thailand, try to schedule your vacation around Songkran, it is worth seeing.
Shop at Chang Mai’s Night Market: the streets of Chang Mai come alive and are filled with rows and rows of vendors. The prices seem to be higher here than anywhere else in Thailand, but once you know what to pay for the item you need; you can get them down to the proper price. Bargaining with the thai is part of the fun as you are seen as a long term visitor. With everything to choose from, it is your one stop shopping for every souvenir and piece of clothing that you need.
Elephant Trek in Khao Sok: A beautiful National Park in Southern Thailand, it is less of a circus than the elephant treks in Chang Mai. The elephants seem to be treated fairly and look healthy in Khao Sok and to sit upon this gentle giant is so awesome. They manage to move down steep hills and over rough terrain with ease as you hang on hoping not to take a tumble off your high perch. Stay in one of the many bungalows in the park and spend days exploring the trails, waterfalls and wildlife.
Try traditional street food: Everyone has heard of the slightly unusual delicacies served in Thailand’s bustling streets and markets, especially along the Kho San road in Bangkok. If you have adventurous tastes and want a real experience on your Thailand palatable, there are many other delicious options available from street vendors, such as rice porridge with meatballs and ginger, Pad Thai- fried noodles with diced shrimp and tofu, or Som Tam- spicy salad with shredded papaya.
Posted on July 18, 2013, in Explore Destinations, General Reading and tagged chang mai, elephant trek, Holiday, khao sok, songkran, thailand, thailand traditional food, Travel, water fight, worldtraveland. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.