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8 Bucket list things to do in Thailand – A country that caters to your vacation needs

Thailand is one of Asia's best tourist destinations because there is so much to do and see to choose from based on what you're looking for. Here are 8 things you should try out in Thailand.



There are many misty mountains, lush forests and rocky hills located in Thailand that are ideal for trekking. The enthusiastic and passionate local guides will help navigate the untouched jungles of Thailand while also giving you a better understanding of the country. Sri Phang Nga National Park, Kanchanaburi and Pang Mapha are some of the popular destinations that you should consider visiting.


Full Moon Party

The tales of the vibrant nightlife and the parties of epic proportions that Thailand host is no secret. The biggest of their kind are the Full moon parties that happen every month on the secluded island of Koh Phangan. Partyholics from all over the world converge at the Full Moon Party and wear neon colours while enjoying nonstop music till the break of dawn.


The Floating markets

Thailand has a huge intertwining canal network that is home to colourful and lively floating markets. Fresh fruits and vegetables, fish and other kinds of meat, clothing and handicraft are some of the things that are offered at these marvellous markets. The best way to experience the floating markets is by going on a boat tour as the tour guides will know how to navigate the canals and the right places to visit to buy what you're looking for.


Temple tour

Each temple in Thailand has its unique style, architecture and fascinating history. From the hauntingly beautiful temple of Wat Rong Khun to the Tiger Cave temple with its breath-taking view to the porcelain masterpieces of Wat Arun to the dazzling golden Grand Palace; the choices are endless!


Yi Peng Lantern Festival

The Yi Peng Lantern Festival takes place in Chiang Mai during the month of November, is another must-see event when visiting Thailand. The night sky around the Ping River is illuminated with thousands of lanterns in preparation of the Loy Krathong Festival, Thailand's festival of lights.


Dinosaur Museum

Most of the things to do in Khon Kaen have a dinosaur theme to them as evidence that proved dinosaurs lived in the area was found here. Located close to the AVANI Khon Kaen Hotel & Convention Centre, the Dinosaur Museum is another place to include in your itinerary, especially if you're a dinosaur buff. While the museum consists of several excavation sites and a 49-foot fossilized herbivore, only some of the excavations sites are open for public viewing.



The beaches and seas of Thailand have about as much to offer as what you'll find on land. Made up of clear blue and shallow waters and a wide variety of sea life, flora and fauna, the Koh Phi Phi islands near Phuket is one of the best places for snorkelling that you should definitely visit.


Cooking classes

The food selection that Thailand has to offer is simply stunning and are bound to take your taste buds on a rollercoaster ride. From street corners to fine dining eateries to fancy hotels; food is a major part of the experiencing Thailand. Most restaurants and hotels offer cooking classes that normally last half a day. The instructor will first teach you how to pick your vegetables from a local market and then explain each step of preparing signature Thai dishes such as Tom Yum.