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6 Adventures to Try Out in Thailand – There's a Lot More to Thailand than its Malls and Countryside!

Thailand; the exotic country nestled in the midst of Asia, is well known for its pristine beaches and shopping culture, but little is spoken about the adventurous side of this eccentric nation.

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Rock climbing at the Railay Beach

Step away from lounging by the beach and attempt scaling part of the largest coral reef at the Railay Beach. The rock has an excess of 700 routes from beginner 5's to 6a's and 8cs that can keep every climber occupied. It is recommended that you visit between the months of November and April so you can avoid the monsoon.

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Dive at Koh Tao

Dive into the turquoise waters of Koh Tao for a diving experience that leave you reminiscing about it years later. With an array of wrecks, corals and tropical fish beneath the surface, Koh Tao is quite unspoilt and free of pollution. The beachfront has a long line of fine bars and restaurants that serve a wide range of cuisines while accommodation is quite easy to find too.

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Sail the Andaman Sea

With calm, shallow seas and not to mention the uninhabited islands, the Andaman Sea has the perfect setting for sailing. One can find plenty of boats to hire off Phuket. If you get really drawn into the world of sailing, you can get sailing lessons from qualified instructors and captains. Avoiding the monsoon is key to having a good time and you are advised to book a boat between November and April to avoid this issue. For a more thrilling adventure, transverse the unmapped Tarutao National Marine Park.

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Trekking through Pai

For a breathtaking trekking experience, drop by to the town of Pai. Roughly three hours from the city of Chiang Mai, it has all the ingredients for a great trek such as waterfalls, hot springs, lush vegetation and delightful local cuisine. The best times to visit Pai is during March as the climate eases from winter to summer. The monsoon begins in either May or June and can make for a great time to visit due to the lack of tourists.

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Try your hand at Muay Thai

You don't necessarily have to be an aspiring professional to try your hand at a Muay Thai training camp. If you can put in the effort (and the money!), you can improve your body in many ways such as increasing your fitness levels as well as hand and eye coordination. Facilities are up to date and one can find these gyms in almost every area including Chiang Mai. You can make use of a Chiang Rai travel guide to find gyms or even hotels such as the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort.

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Visit the Chatuchak Weekend Market

Known as the largest outdoor market in Thailand, the Chatuchak Weekend Market extends over an area of thirty five acres and has over 15000 stalls inside it. One can hope to find anything from exotic birds to teak furniture and authentic Thai delicacies. The Chatuchak Weekend Market attracts over 200000 visitors on a daily basis.