The Top things to do in Thailand as a Tourist

Welcome to Thailand, also known as “the land of smiles” and the perfect getaway for any tourist looking for sun, sand and relaxation. It is the number one tourist location in all of South East Asia with practically something for everyone. Whether you want to party the night away at a Thai nightclub, explore some of the night markets, try some of the local cuisines, relax at the beach or see some of the historical sights, you will always find something that will amuse you.

Unfortunately, with so many things to see in Thailand, sometimes it can get a bit overwhelming to squeeze everything that Thailand has to offer into a singular holiday timetable. So, instead of trying to cram everything into your day. Here are some of the best tourist spots that you just HAVE to see.

The Grand Palace

It genuinely doesn’t matter who you are, you could be a student traveller, a honeymooning couple or you could be out on a date with a hot Thai escort from Absolute Angels Bangkok, just make sure that you fit in time to go and see the Grand Palace. This is the most famous Thai monument and is in the middle of Bangkok. This palace was home to the King, his government and caught for over 150 years.

The white walls surround a gorgeous set of gardens and temples. Just keep in mind that there is a dress code if you choose to see it. Make sure you are dressed appropriately or you may find that you are refused entry. You may also want to go and see the resting place of the Emerald Buddha and Wat Pho, the home of the largest reclining Buddha in Thailand. You may even have time to squeeze in Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn, where you can climb to the top and admire the mosaic detailing and the full beauty of the Grand Palace from a house.

Island Hopping

With over 5,000 miles of coastline, you may want to consider exploring Thailand’s waters to see if you can find a hidden beach that you can relax on. You can travel by long-tail boat or kayak and see some of the most beautiful beaches full of white sand and clear waters. This includes Nga Bay and the famous limestone rocks that are hidden just off Thailand’s west coast. You can even go snorkelling in Ko Phi Phi Lee and Ko Phi Phi Don.

Island hopping is the perfect way to enjoy some needed you time with your friends and family whilst getting away from the crowds of people on the island. However, if you want to spend most of your time just relaxing, you should probably just go and see the coastlines in Koh Phan Ngan and Koh Samui as these areas are genuinely beautiful, plus extremely quiet. This means you can simply chill out on them with a drink and a good book.

Thai Massage

When you go to Thailand, one of the main things you need to do to relax is to try out a Thai massage. No, you won’t get a “happy ending” from a professional masseuse. Instead, Thai massages are great for relaxing and stretching the body. That means all of your pressure points will be hit and it will leave you feeling like a brand new person. Make sure to tell your masseuse exactly what part of your back should get her focus the most. That way she can make sure to fully work on any knots or back issues. After a hard day of exploring, it’s the perfect thing to come back to your hotel for.

Ancient Monuments

Are you a fan of old ruins or mosaic temples? Well, you’re in luck because Thailand has them spread out all over the country. Ayutthaya is a historical park that holds “the temple of the reclining Buddha”, as well as the famous Buddha head in the tree. You can also visit Wiang Kum Kam if you are interested in seeing a lost city that was discovered for over 100 years due to flooding from the river Ping. Some temples are known for their colour, such as the famous Wat Rong Khun, aka. White Temple, whilst others are even used by wildlife, such as Lopburi, aka. The City of Monkeys, where you can pay to go into the temples and watch them. Just remember to keep your personal belongings close to you, as these monkeys have been known to steal them!

Floating Markets

Naturally, if you’re going to go on holiday, you’re going to want to bring back some souvenirs or experience the food of the area. That’s why you need to visit one of Thailand’s floating markets. A tourist favourite is “The Dammnoen Saduk Floating Market.” Not only is it genuinely a huge market, but you can find all sorts of shops in the waters. This includes trinkets, foods, drinks, anything that you want! It will also allow you to see what life could have been like in the past for those who lived in Thailand hundreds of years ago.

Are you ready for Thailand?

Thailand is a country that is full of surprises. Whether you explore it during the day or night, you will always find something to do. There will never be one boring moment on your holiday. Just make sure that you know what you are going to see. Even if you spend a day just relaxing in the sun, it’s worth knowing which beach you are going to do it on.

Enjoy your trip!