Things to do in Thailand

Thailand or still the Thailand Kingdom is located in the Asian area, this country is very famous for the tourism where is included both of the natural sources is the mountain and ocean. Every year Thailand attract a lot of tourist from all over the world arrive to take sightseeing and relax on their beautiful beaches. But with a large and special country like Thailand, what you should see and do the best at here?. And, here under is the useful guides and things to do at the main destinations to help you to have a complete trip once travel Thailand.

  1. Bangkok
  2. Chiang Mai
  3. Chiang Rai
  4. Ayutthaya
  5. Pattaya

1. Bangkok – the most bustling city & the shopping paradise of Thailand

Bangkok is the large city and it is included the Suvarnabhumi Airport?, this is the international airport with a lot the flights from all over the world so that is is very easy for you to enter to Bangkok from anywhere in the world. From this airport, if you want to save money, then catch a tramcar to the center of Bangkok or take a taxi if you want to save time. The taxi service at the airport or any tourist place in Bangkok is available a lot and it is also not expensive, so you are also not worried about your transfers by taxi in this animated city. All drivers in Bangkok can speak English at least they understand about the destinations where you talk them.

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The festival release the lanterns on the full moon nights in Bangkok

For exchange money, if you do not use USD, then you should change USD from your country, then change to Bath as soon as you arrive in Bangkok. You should change a few at the airport to pay for the taxi and some food, then go to the center to exchange money at the big transaction desks, by this way, it saves for you the most. Normally, it is fine for you to pay by credit card for your shopping at malls or supermarkets.

Travel to Bangkok, the sightseeing must include in your trip:
Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew: According to the policy of this area is you should wear the long dress to visit here. This area is covered the special architecture, and Wat Phra Kaew is the place where serve the statue of Buddha that the most venerated in Thailand. This place is opened from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm every day.

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Grand Place is the most popular destination where must be included your city tour in Bangkok

Dream World: This place is considered as the Disneyland, it is opened from 10 am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday, from 7 am to 7 pm on Saturday and Sunday every week.
Safari World: This place is the most suitable for the families whose have children to travel with because at here you are not only seen a lot of the different animals but also there are many different shows about the animals. It is very interesting and fun.
Floating market: Where you are sitting on a small boat and rowed by the locals to surround the places to understand about the daily life on the water river of the locals at here.
Chao Praya River: Take a boat trip and combine with a cruise dinner in this river is very worthwhile for you. While you are cruising in the river, you are also heard the traditional music and dances of Thailand.
Besides that, you should not miss other main attractions in Bangkok such as Ayuthaya, Kanchanaburi, Wat Traimit Temple, Chinatown, Vimanmek Museum, Ocean World……

Shopping in Bangkok is one of the activities that you never should miss, the main centers for you in Bangkok such as Siam Paragon where you can buy the luxury things with the cheap (sales) prices, MBK center, Big C, or Pratunam Platinum where you can buy the good and reasonable things. Or you also should shop in the night markets in Bangkok because they are opened very late. Pantip Plaza where is included a lot of the electronic things, King Power where sale the duty- free things for the tourists, Amarin Tower, Patpong night market.

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The night market where you must see and shop in Bangkok

Although Bangkok is the large city, it is also very easy to be full booked the room at all good hotels at here in the high seasons from November to March (it is the peak season of New Year period from 13th to 17th April), so that you should book or organize your accommodation before arrival here if you travel Bangkok at these periods. Almost of hotels from three stars to five stars in Bangkok are available for buffet full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). It is also available many different, good and cheap food at the trade centers or the food park or food town complex is also available a lot of the special and cheap food from the different countries in the world such as Western, China, Thailand, Asia….So it is very convenient for you to enjoy any seafood such as Yam, Yam Gun Sen, Som Tam, Tom Yam once travel Bangkok, or if you prefer Chinese food, then you should catch a taxi or tuk-tuk to Chinatown to enjoy the special food of this country at here.

2. Chiang Mai – The ancient and peaceful city of Thailand

Chiang Mai is the second large city of Thailand, this is an ancient and peaceful city with a lot of the ancients temples and pagodas that are designed with the special architectures. Chiang Mai is also available for the international airport, and there are also many cheap flights of AirAsia offer the flights arrive here from Bangkok or many places in the world, so it is also easy, convenient and cheap for all tourists from all over the world want to arrive and explore this wonderful city. If you want to save money, then catch a bus or train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai to be fine because the standard of the bus and train in Thailand are also very good, choose these two vehicles you will save time by the terrible traffic jam of Bangkok every time and every time.

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Chiang Mai one of the most cultural and ancient cities in Thailand

Although Chiang Mai is an ancient city, it is included many different kinds of hotels from the cheapest hostels and hotels to the most luxury hotels and resorts, and you should book the room at here early in advance or before your arrival date if you travel this city in the high season around from November to April, if you want to have the best weather to explore Chiang Mai then you should travel from November to April, avoid the months of August and September because it often appeared the strong rains in these months in Chiang Mai, and even there are some strong rains to cause the flood at here, so that it is difficult for you to enjoy your trips.

Chiang Mai is also still the place where is very famous with the special foods, it is included all of the good western and local foods at any place at here, so even you are a hard person about eating and drinking is you are also not worried about your taste once travel Chiang Mai. And, if you are a tourist who prefers to drink coffee, then Chiang Mai is an ideal place for you to try this kind of drink, it is very cheap, delicious and different from any other place in the world. There are a lot of coffee shops where are designed very natural and it is very comfortable and pleasant for you to drink a cup of coffee at these natural and peaceful coffee shops.

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Waterfalls are beautiful as paintings in Chiang Mai

Exploring Chiang Mai, you must include the following main sights and activities:
Doi Suthep Temple: Although this special pagoda is the tourist place, it is very crowded every day but it is always very impressive with its own architectures and location. Doi Suthep Temple is located on a hill and it is far from the center of Chiang Mai just around 30km, you can not go to this temple by a big bus (just from 16 seats van down only) because the roads lead to the hill top where is located this temple is not so large for the big buses over 20 seats van can be run.

Karen Long Neck Villages: After you complete to explore Doi Suthep temple, then you should move to Karen village where the locals think that who has the longer neck the more beautiful, and nowadays this village is one of the most famous destinations where you must see once travel Chiang Mai. Arrival to this special village, the tourist will have a chance to trek and find directly about the habits and customs as well as the daily life of the locals at here.

Overnight at treehouse in the primeval forests or Homestay in the villages in Chiang Mai: Chiang Mai is still very known by still keeping the primeval large forest and these primeval forests are also the areas where are very idea to trek as well as stay overnight on the tree-houses during the trips at here. If you an adventure tourist who like to explore the nature and cross the strong waterfalls, then Chiang Mai is exactly the palace where you must come and try these special activities.

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Treehouse in the primeval forests in Chiang Mai

Doi Inthanol mountain: This is the highest mountain in Thailand, it is high 2565m to the sea level. Exploring this mountain, you will have a chance to see the overview of Chiang Mai city from this mountain top, besides that you also have a chance to take a trekking tour throughout the primeval forests with a lot of the big ancient trees. The images of this mountain are very beautiful and worthwhile for you to take photographs and discover it. Especially, there are very beautiful two towers in Doi Inthanol mountain where is covered by a pretty park that was created by a queen of Thailand.

Golden Triangle: This is the border of three countries Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar. This is the place where has been ever very famous by growing the opium in the past.

The old town of Chiang Mai: Where you have a chance to see and find until 36 temples that are located around this old quarter. If you are a tourist who likes shopping, then Chiang Mai is also available the night markets where are also very bustling and worth for you to shop and explore.

Besides the main sights above, you also should not miss to taking part in the adventurous activities in Chiang Mai such as zip line (swing on a rope via forests with the impressive and mighty landscapes), highwire, terrain, bungee….all these activities is very suitable and fun for the adventurous travelers.

3. Chiang Rai where is still kept the desolate and waste beauty 

Chiang Rai is located in the northern Thailand, it is a mountainous area in the golden country Thailand but it is very beautiful with its own desolate and waste beauty. Chiang Rai is the city of Chiang Rai province. With the nice weather in all year (daytime is cool and it is little cold in the evening) and there are the natural and historical sites, Chiang Rai attract a lot of the tourists from all over the world every year. If you intend to travel Chiang Rai, firstly you should visit Chiang Mai the province is also very famous and special in Thailand and it is located nearby Chiang Rai. You can catch a taxi or bus or take a private car from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai, there are a lot of the different bus that is offered from Chiang Rai to Chiang Rai and vice versa so it is easy and convenient for you to go to Chiang Rai from Chiang Mai.

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The White Temple in Chiang Rai

The best vehicle to explore full sights and most enough Chiang Rai is by motorbike or by bike, you can rent these vehicles anywhere in the center of Chiang Rai because this service is available anywhere in this mountainous city. If you do not prefer these two vehicles, then take a private car to be fine to explore the sights at here. You should see the sunset and try a cup of hot tea at here on your first day you arrive in Chiang Rai, then start your trip to the main sights of this city such as:
Mae Sai: This is the northern district of Chiang Rai province, this site is the border where is located the right center of Thailand and Myanmar. From here, it is very easy for you to enter Myanmar

Chiang Saen: This site is located in the northern Thailand, it is the bordered district of Chiang Rai and this is also the tourist site very famous of Chiang Rai with the special destination is Golden Triangle and the teak wooden temple Wat Pa Sak that was built since 1295. Besides that Chiang Saen is also very known with another famous sightseeing such as Wat Phra Thart Jom Kitti where you can see the overview of Laos from the top of this hill, from here the tourist have a chance to catch a boat to go to Golden Triangle, another famous sight of Chiang Saen is Wat Phra That Pha Ngao where was built since 13th century and this is the place where serve the antiquities of Lord Buddha. Nearby Wat Phra That Pha Ngao is Wat Pra That Pu Khao where you can see the heart of Golden Triangle very clearly. From here, you have a chance to see all overview of a whole landscape of the mountainous and river area, Wat Pra That Pu Khao also has an ancient temple with the architecture very specially. Far from Chiang Saen is around 12km is Sob Ruak where the tourist has a chance to buy the souvenirs, the handmade products or clothes with very cheap prices.

Golden Triangle: these are the mountainous areas where produce the most about the opium in the past but now this became an ecotourism complex with a lot of the vegetable fields where were replaced by the poppy fields in the past. From the hills in here, the tourist have a chance to see the overview of three countries Laos, Myanmar, Thailand as well as the Mekong river.

Chiang Khong: This is a district and located in the northeastern Chiang Rai. This site is just far from the center of Golden Triangle around 60km to the south. This is one of the most ancient and peaceful cities of Thailand. Chiang Khong is also the gateway of Laos and Thailand by almost boat cruise between these countries.

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Chiang Khong is the most ancient and peaceful city in Chiang Rai

Exploring Chiang Rai, you should not miss another famous places in this mountainous city such as the statue of Meng Rai King, the statue of Ku Phra Chao Meng Rai King, Haad Chiang Rai, Mae Kok River, Khun Korn waterfall, Doi Mae Salong, Doi Tung, Pamee Akha village, Khun Nam-Nang Non, Tham Pum-Tham Pla, Tham Phayanak, Tham Pha Chom, Wat Phra That Chedi Luang, Wat Pa Sak, Wat Phra That Chom Kitti, H? Chiang Saen lake, Wat Phra That Doi Pu Khao, Baan Haad Kla, Doi Pa Tang, Phu Chee Fah, Doi Luang National Park, . Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong, Wat Phra Kaew, Chiang Rai, Wat Phra Singh, Chiang Rai, Wat Doi Khao Khwai….

Although Chiang Rai is located in the mountainous area in the northern Thailand, this city is included a lot of the special and worthwhile destinations for you to explore. This site is also easy and convenient to enter to Laos or Myanmar because it is located nearby with borders of these neighbors two countries. And, this site must be included if you arrived Chiang Mai of Thailand because Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai is just far each other around three hours by bus.

4. Ayutthaya a great ancient kingdom of Thailand

Ayutthaya is located in the northern Thailand and far from the center of Bangkok around 77km, Ayutthaya is an ancient kingdom of Thailand, it has been lasted around 400 years from around the middle of 14th century to the end of 18th century after Myanmar (Burna) ruined in 1767. You can catch a train or bus from Bangkok to Ayutthaya, it takes around one hour by these two vehicles.

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Ayutthaya is an ancient kingdom of Thailand, it has been lasted around 400 years from around the middle of 14th century to the end of 18th century

Ayutthaya is a relic complex where is encompassed a lot of the different ancient temples, pagodas, museums, parks….This has ever been a great city in the past and nowadays it is considered as one of the cultural heritages in the world in December 1991 by UNESCO. Arrival to Ayutthaya, you will have a chance to see the great past stamps through ruling of 33 kings of 4 dynasties until it was ruined completely by Myanmar, although it was destroyed almost such that the tourists arrive here still feel about a rich and bright period of a kingdom in the past in Southeast Asian area.

It is also very cheap and convenient for you to explore Ayutthaya, as soon as you arrive here there are a lot of tuk-tuks (one kind of vehicles in this area) will welcome you with the cheap prices around 20-30usd to take you around this ancient city to explore full sights at here. You are possible to choose by walking around this area if you have much time and really want to find about this place, you will have a chance to feel a peaceful scenery where is covered by three rivers as Chao Phraya River, Lop Buri river, and Pasak River, a landscape is very beautiful and different from a bustling city as Bangkok.

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Ayuthaya is the city where has a lot of the ancient temples and pagodas

Nowadays, Ayutthaya is just a ruin where is a historical relic complex include: Wat Choeng Thar, Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Wat Worachettharam, Wat Suwandararam, Wat Phra Ram, Wat Lokaya Suttha, Wat Mahathat, Wat Phra Mongkhon Bophit, Wat Phutthaisawan, Wat Pra Sri Sanphet and Wat Yai Chaimongkhon. These heritages are located scattered on a large area so that it is not managed by an area but it is protected along each relic. And, you should complete cover all these sites once travel Ayutthaya. Especially, you should not miss to exploring Wat Phra Si Sanphet because this was the largest temple in Ayutthaya complex, this was the place where happened the royal rites and its vestiges are the great brick pillars that are stood superbly under the sky. However, the special image that always makes all tourists come here very impressive is there a stone Buddha face that is covered by the tree root in Wat Mahathat temple, a nice and salvation face.

If you just read and see the images about Ayutthaya and not yet see it directly, perhaps you think that this place is nothing without ruin, but if you see and explore this place directly by your eyes, then you will understand that there was a wonder that has been existed although it was destroyed by the human and time. It is very cheap and convenient for you to go to Ayutthaya from Bangkok, you can catch a taxi, bus or train to here. Depending on your time to explore Ayutthaya, but normally you just need around 4-6 hours to visit full sights in this ancient kingdom, or you can book a full day trip Bangkok – Ayutthaya – Bangkok from any agent in Bangkok, Thailand.

5. Pattaya – The Sex Show and Beach Paradise

Pattaya is far from Bangkok around 165km to the southeastern Thailand, this is one of the most beautiful and largest beach cities in Thailand. Every year Pattaya attracts a lot of not only the domestic tourists but also the international tourists in the world, they come here to explore and relax on the clear and blue beaches as well as take part in many travel activities on the beaches and in the city centers. Arrival to Pattaya you will have a chance to see the imposing Sex Shows to know about a bustling city in the night as Pattaya.

From the Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok, you will move through three beach areas of this city as: the northern Pattaya, this is the quiet area so that it is just suitable for the travelers whose prefer to relax. The second area is called the central Pattaya with two main beach roads is Beach Road and Pattaya Second Road, this is the most bustling and interesting area of Pattaya, at here there are always very crowded tourists, besides that there is also the Walking Street with a lot of the different fun and colorful activities in this area. The third area is called Jomtien beach that is located in the southern Pattaya, if you want a romantic space with the special food of Thailand, then this is an ideal complex for you to stay and explore.

Pattaya is still very famous with four S: Sea, Sun, Sand, and Sex. Travel Pattaya, you should not miss to see or enjoy three main travel activities such as Alcazar or Tiffany Show that are performed by the transgender actors. The second famous activity is Sex Show. The third travel activity in this city is bars and dance halls in the walking streets. Especially, around 5km along the seaside, you will see a lot of girls whose work about the prostitution legally by permitting of Thailand Government. Once travel Pattaya Thailand, even you do not like the travel activities in the nights, then you also still should go out your room at least one night to find and enjoy the special service activities in this city. It is quite worthwhile for you to pay for that because Pattaya is one of the most famous destinations in the world where are organized the entertainment events and shows.

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Alcazar or Tiffany Show is the most famous shows in Pattaya and it is performed by the transgender actors

Touring around Pattaya, you should not miss to visit the main sightseeing at here such as Pattaya Beach that is long until 3km and located in the right center of this beach city, Jomtien beach where is very suitable for the couples whose prefer a quiet space to relax, Naklua Bay with some quiet and clear beaches such as Naklua beach, Wong Phrachan beach, Wong Amat beach, Koh Larn coral island where is available a smooth sand and the blue seawater, Pattaya Floating Market, Pattaya Park and Water Park, Pattaya Hill where you can see the overview of Pattaya, Nong Nooch Garden where is still considered as a large and the most beautiful garden in Asia, this garden is far from Pattaya just 20km to the south., Buddha Mountain (Khao Chi Chan mountain) is just far from Pattaya 25km, Sriracha Tiger Zoo, Pattaya Elephant Village …..

Travel to Pattaya, you are not worried about the accommodation at here because there are many kinds and ranges of hotel for you to choose and stay base on your budgets, if you want to the cheap room prices and make sure that your room is available before your arrival date at here, then you should book it online in advance through directly from the hotel, the travel agents or the famous websites about the hotels such as agoda.com or booking.com….Finding the information about a destination or the destination is Pattaya before you visit it, then you will have a lot of chance to choose the hotel, its location, the travel guide, food, shopping places of this place, by this way you will feel very freedom and not worry anything while you are staying in a bustling city as Pattaya.

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Pattaya where is encompased a lot of the romantic and beautiful beaches

To explore completely Pattaya you should rent and ride a motorbike to surround this area, by this way it will help you discovering all small corners of this city as well as this vehicle is very cheap, it is just around from 5usd-10usd/ a motorbike/ day for you to rent at here. You can rent a motorbike at any hotel where you stay because almost of hotels at here offer this popular service. It is also very safe and convenient for you to park a motorbike at any place in Pattaya so that you should not miss exploring Pattaya by a motorbike if you visit this beach city of Thailand.

Also like Bangkok, Pattaya has also many famous places for the tourists to shop and you also do not forget to buy something in this special city after your trip to here, and the most known places for you to shop in Pattaya such as Central Festival where is included the most modern entertainment centers, restaurants, shops. The next point is Mike Shopping Mall where you can buy anything from the cheap clothes to souvenirs. The third famous place is Royal Garden Plaza Pattaya where is also available a lot of the entertainment games, shops, restaurants…Besides the shopping activity, you also should try the local and special food of Pattaya in the central areas and on the walking streets, the food at these places are very cheap and special.

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