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Best things to do in Thailand

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Where in the world: Asia  /  Thailand
Things to do in Thailand range from diving into Bangkok's busy streets and markets to exploring the country's sun-kissed coastlines. You can spend your entire vacation visiting Buddhist temples of Chiang Mai, or take part in cooking classes and ride elephants at the city's many animal sanctuaries. The eastern and western coasts of the country feature many white beaches, allowing visitors to choose from the secluded sands of Koh Tao to the more populated spots of Ko Lanta or Koh Pha Ngan.

Thailand is best known for its Sacred & Religious Sites, Beaches, and Gift & Specialty Shops.

Top 15 things to do in Thailand

1. Wat Pho, Bangkok

Visit Wat Pho, one of the six main Buddhist temples in Thailand. Admire the 46 m (151 ft) long Buddha statue and its memorable pose, and explore the wide range of temple buildings displaying rich and intricate religious designs and a history dating back to the 16th century. Vital to the spiritual and architectural heritage of the city and the country at large, the site houses the largest collection of Buddha depictions in Thailand. Said to be the first public university in the nation, the temple also has an illustrious educational history and still runs courses on traditional Thai massage and medicine.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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2. The Grand Palace, Bangkok

Explore the famous complex of ornate buildings at The Grand Palace, a gem in the country's architectural and political heritage. Established in 1782, the palace grounds have been added to over the centuries with eclectically designed buildings, halls, and pavilions. The official home of Thai monarchs until the abolishment of the absolute monarchy in 1932, the site remains open to visitors, with its well-maintained grounds and monumental architecture providing great photo ops and an immersive cultural experience.
Suggested duration: 3 hours
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4. Nature & Wildlife Tours, Chiang Mai

Explore rural Thailand and enjoy an up-close encounter with local wildlife by taking a nature tour from Chiang Mai. This exciting outdoor adventure will take you to a number of the area's top attractions, which include the country's highest peak and one of its oldest tea plantations. As your journey continues, you will have a chance to visit an elephant nursery, zipline through the jungle, learn how to pick tealeaves, climb an ancient staircase on the way to a sacred temple, ride a mountain bike past paddy fields and rural villages, and much more. You can choose between half-, full-, and multi-day tours.
Suggested duration: 8 hours
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5. Scuba & Snorkeling, Patong

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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6. Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), Bangkok

Admire the grand and evocative design of Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), a towering Buddhist temple located in the heart of Bangkok. Established in the 1600s--but gaining its distinctive porcelain-clad prangs (spires) during the reign of King Rama II in the early 19th century--the temple represents an apex of religious architecture and is one of the best maintained of all buildings commissioned by the Thai monarchy. Open to the public as a place of worship and tourism, the site contains prized artifacts relating to the religious and royal history of Thailand.
Suggested duration: 30 minutes
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8. Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok

Browse the day away at Chatuchak Weekend Market, a popular covered retail space in the city center. Attracting over 200,000 visitors on a typical weekend, the huge market offers 27 separate areas of stalls, with over 8,000 individual vendors plying their trade. From collectibles, souvenirs, and clothes, to fresh food, restaurants, and household appliance stores, the market contains a mind-boggling range of products. Its sheer scale will likely impress even those who have nothing on their shopping list.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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9. Bangla Road, Patong

Enjoy the nightlife or daytime ambience of one of Phuket's most-visited districts at Bangla Road, known for its bars, music, and party atmosphere. With cheap beer, international restaurants, and street performances, the road offers plenty for reveling tourists to see and do at all times (though it is undoubtedly most popular after sunset). Much of the street has come to serve and promote tourism to the area, with shops selling souvenirs and businesses conducting most of their trade in English.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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10. 3Willys Diving Phuket, Patong

Suggested duration: 4 hours
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11. Spas, Patong

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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12. Blue View Divers, Ko Phi Phi Don

As an eco-minded dive team, Blue View Divers offers experiences in small teams, with flexible schedules, and professional guides catering to all levels. The full range of PADI courses ensure you get the best out of your time there, with an infinity pool that makes intro to scuba diving enjoyable and relaxing. Go to the official website to see what's currently offered in the scuba diving courses and fun snorkeling tours.
Suggested duration: 8 hours
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13. Leisure Dive Center, Ko Phi Phi Don

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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14. Phi Phi Scuba Diving Center, Ko Phi Phi Don

Suggested duration: 4 hours
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15. Phi Phi Barakuda, Ko Phi Phi Don

Suggested duration: 4 hours
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