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Top 6 Things to Do in Thailand – a Captivating and Entrancing Nation

The alluring nation of Thailand offers a myriad of attractions for the visitor. In this charming country, you will find an array of interesting things to do that are sure to capture your imagination.


Visit the Grand Palace

The splendid Grand Palace compound contains a host of lavishly decorated buildings that will undoubtedly strike the interest of the sightseer. This complex is more than two centuries old and can be regarded as the most renowned attraction in Bangkok. This magnificent complex emanates a grand and mysterious ambience that will entrance the observer. Other attractions in the vicinity include the Emerald Buddha, Wat Arun and Wat Pho.


Explore the Golden Triangle

The Golden Triangle is the name given to the area where the Ruak River meets the Mekong; it is also the point where the borders of the nations of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar converge. If you stand on the bank of the river on Thailand's side of the border you will be able to view the nations of Laos and Myanmar in the distance. You will also have the opportunity to take a boat ride on the river. Visitors will also encounter various vendor stalls and other attractions at this site.


Get Acquainted with Elephants

The mighty elephant is the national symbol of Thailand and is a revered creature in the country. You will encounter domesticated elephants in many parts of the nation. For an authentic glimpse into the lives of these gentle giants, check out the Elephant Nature Park which rehabilitates rescued elephants. However, it is important to avoid elephant centres which exploit these endearing animals.


Go Island Hopping

The picturesque nation of Thailand boasts a coastline extending more than 5,000 miles, which is always a captivating experience to explore. You will have the opportunity to undertake a trip on a long-tailed boat which will take you to many of the beaches as well as the islands located in proximity to the shoreline. You will be able to explore Phang Nga Bay and observe the limestone crags which are a famous feature of the western coast of Thailand. Island hopping in the Andaman Sea is sure to be an enthralling experience.


Experience Shopping

Thailand is renowned for its enticing and diverse shopping opportunities that are sure to entrance the avid shopper. In Thailand, you will have the opportunity to shop at modern air-conditioned malls as well as more traditional marketplaces that have a quaint charm all of their own. Well-known shopping experiences in Bangkok include those offered by the JJ Mall, the Weekend Market and the Asiatique Night Market. A choice of accommodation that you could consider from which the Asiatique Night Market would be within easy reach would be Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort which is a conveniently located riverside Bangkok hotel. You will also find plenty of markets and shops in different parts of Thailand that offer goods such as wooden carvings, handicrafts, silks, silverware, furniture and pottery.


Visit Hill Tribe Villages

It is always a fascinating experience to become acquainted with the lifestyle of the intriguing hill tribes who make their home in northern Thailand. These tribes include the Akha, Karen, Hmong and Lisu peoples who feature distinctive and engrossing lifestyles that will capture the imagination of the culture lover. You will have the opportunity to stay at a traditional local home so as to gain an authentic insight into the mode of life of these tribal peoples.