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30 Best Things to Do in Thailand: 2023

As a beautiful tropical country with bustling cities and abundant nature, Thailand is a favourite of many expats and tourists. Therefore, I can’t help but be proud about living here since it allows me to explore many experiences fit for all kinds of travellers! 

Whether you’ve been here for 3 days or 3 years, you won’t run out of things to do and places to explore. However, deciding what activities are worth your time can be difficult if you’re here for only a short time. 

In general, there are many things to do in Thailand, from thrilling escapades and getting lost in its fascinating culture to immersing in the local scene, trying out various foods, and talking to people.

But if you want to explore this country and be able to appreciate it the way its locals do, then read on. In this article, I’ve compiled a list of the best things to do in Thailand that you won’t want to miss out on! 

1.  Wind down at Lumpini Park

Wind down at Lumpini Park
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FacilityOperating Hours
Fitness GymMonday to Friday- 8:00 AM- 7:30 PM
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays- 10:00 AM- 5:30 PM
RegistrationMonday to Friday- 8:00 AM- 7:30 PM
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays- 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM

If you are looking for the best place to relax, Lumpini Park is the best option. This park is where most Bangkok locals go to relax and unwind, so it’s the perfect place to find some peace and quiet after being on the go all day.

I absolutely love Lumpini Park! It’s a sizable green oasis nestled right in the heart of Bangkok, and it’s no wonder that it’s one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions. 

The park is renowned for its breathtaking views and abundant nature, making it the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.  

Whether it’s going for a jog on the running tracks, taking the kids to the playground, or cycling along the scenic paths, there’s always something here to keep people entertained.

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Another great thing here is that tourists can also take advantage of the facilities at the Lumpini Youth Center Foundation. It has a fitness gym, swimming pool, basketball court, tennis court, and other amenities for recreational activities. 

When I want to wind down, I just read a book in my favourite spot here beneath the shade of the trees. There’s even a lake where I sometimes rent paddle boats – perfect for a lazy afternoon!

But to use these facilities, people must first obtain a membership card. 

In order for tourists to sign up for a one-year membership, you must present a copy of your passport and pay 40 THB. In addition, if you want to swim in a pool, you must secure a medical certificate once a year.

However, in addition to the membership fee, there is an additional fee for using some of the amenities. 

Swimming Pool15 THB per period
Badminton Court25 THB per hour
Tennis Court35 THB per hour
Locker5 THB per day

Overall, this park is a great option for immersing in the local scenery without having to worry about getting stuck in traffic! If you’re looking for something enjoyable yet calming, this place is definitely worth a visit.

Location192 Witthayu Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Opening HoursOpen Daily
4:30 AM to 10:00 PM
Fitness GymMonday to Friday
8:00 AM to 7:30 PM 
Weekends and Holidays
10:00 AM to 5:30 PM 

2. Tour Phang Nga Bay via longtail boat

Tour Phang Nga Bay via longtail boat
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Phang Nga Bay is a stunningly beautiful place to visit. It’s also home to some of the most beautiful beaches and islands in all of Thailand. 

When my friends and I went to Phang Nga Bay, we were blown away by the stunning mountains that surrounded the bay. Unquestionably, that is an amazing and breathtaking sight to see.

Yet during our trip, the activity we enjoyed the most was riding a longtail boat through the bay. 

Being surrounded by the quiet splendour of nature made it an incredibly tranquil and soothing experience. It was such a relief not to have to deal with traffic or crowds at major tourist destinations.

As we sailed into the bay, we were in awe as we saw the limestone cliffs that branched out into the water, the beautiful green mangroves, and the flawlessly clear emerald waters. 

The best part about this type of tour is that it lets you just sit back and soak up everything around you.

LocationPhang Nga Bay
Boat FeeApproximately 1500 THB

3. Visit Chalong Temple

Visit Chalong Temple
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Chalong Temple is located in Phuket, Thailand. It’s an ancient Buddhist temple that dates back to the 19th century.

We particularly like that Chalong Temple also has several meditation halls where we get the chance to sit quietly and contemplate our spirituality.

In addition to posing for pictures and paying your respects, we also enjoy climbing to the terrace to enjoy the magnificent view surrounding the temple.

But there’s something you need to keep in mind! Just as you would visit any temple in Thailand, be sure to dress appropriately—avoid wearing shorts, sleeveless blouses, or skirts that are above the knee. 

Lastly, remember to take off your shoes and caps before entering the actual temple.

If you’re travelling through Thailand, make sure you take time out of your schedule to visit this amazing place!

Location70 Moo 6 Chao Fah Tawan Tok Rd, Chalong, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Opening HoursOpen Daily, 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Entrance FeeFree

4. Discover everything Chinatown has to offer

Discover everything Chinatown has to offer
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If you’re looking for the best of what Bangkok has to offer, look no further than Chinatown. We especially love that the area is full of history and culture, especially when it comes to food!

It’s been an important fixture in the city for decades, and it’s easy to see why.

Chinatown is home to tons of great restaurants where you can enjoy traditional Thai cuisine as well as other international dishes.


We enjoy that it’s a vibrant space that’s rich with history, and it offers something for everyone. It’s amazing that tourists can shop ‘til you drop and browse through hundreds of vendors selling everything from local clothing to handmade crafts.

LocationYaowarat Road, Khwaeng Samphanthawong, Khet Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Opening HoursAccessible 24/7

(Operating hours varies depending on each shop/stall)

5. Explore Old Phuket Town

Explore Old Phuket Town
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Phuket Old Town is a small town with a lot of history. What I like most about this place is how beautiful the architecture is and the number of things to see and do here. 

It was also an memorable experience touring the museums nearby and browsing through shops selling handmade goods from all over Thailand. I definitely spent so much Baht on clothes, jewellery and souvenirs!

It’s also pretty amazing that the area is filled with restaurants serving delicious Thai food as well as international cuisines like Japanese and Indian dishes at reasonable prices. Food trip, anyone? 

Pro tip: Wear comfortable shoes as there are many charming streets explore on foot.
LocationMueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000 Thailand

6. Shop at Chatuchak Weekend Market

Shop at Chatuchak Weekend Market
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Chatuchak Weekend Market is located in Bangkok and it has a lot of stuff for sale– which is something almost all tourists came for. 

This is my go-to place for taking my friends for some of the best deals on things like clothing and accessories here—and they’re usually cheaper than other places in Bangkok!

I like that it’s located next to a train station and parking lot, which makes it easy for people who want to visit the market but don’t want to drive there. 

If you’re looking for an affordable one-stop shop for all your souvenirs and gifts, I highly recommend visiting Chatuchak Weekend Market!

Location587, 10 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Khwaeng Chatuchak, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
Opening HoursMonday & Tuesday – Closed

Wednesday & Thursday – 7:00 AM- 6:00 PM
(Plant section only)

Friday- 6:00 PM- 12:00 AM 
(Wholesale only)

Saturday & Sunday-  9:00 AM- 6:00 PM
(Whole Market open)
Entrance Fee20 THB

7. Visit the Green Elephant Sanctuary Park

Visit the Green Elephant Sanctuary Park
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There are plenty of things to do in Thailand, but if you’re looking for something a little different from the usual tourist traps and big-name attractions, then the Green Elephant Sanctuary Park is the place for you.

We learned that the Green Elephant Sanctuary Park is an animal refuge that rescues elephants from circuses or other abusive environments–which is something I really admire!

Once the elephants arrive at the park, they live out their lives in a natural habitat with plenty of room to roam around and other elephants to socialise with.

One of my favourite experiences at the park was getting up close with the elephants. Not only was I able to feed and bathe them, but I also got to take selfies with these gentle giants! 

The guided tours were also incredibly informative, and I learned a lot about how the park operates and the important work they do to rescue these beautiful animals. 

It was fascinating to learn about the intricate behaviours and social interactions of the elephants. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting Thailand!

Pro tip: Follow the park’s guidelines for interacting with the elephants to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for both you and the animals.

Also, if you’re planning to interact with the elephants in the water, make sure to bring some extra clothes and wear comfortable clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty or muddy.
LocationNo.4, Soi Cherngtalay 1, Choeng Thale, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Opening HoursOpen daily: 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Tour FeesAdults- 2500 THB
Children 5 to 10 years old – 1900 THB
Children 0 – 4 years free

8. Watch the Simon Cabaret Show

Watch the Simon Cabaret Show
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The Simon Cabaret Show is a variety show that has been running in Phuket since 1991, and it’s still going strong to this day. It’s known as one of the best shows in Thailand, and it’s a good way to get a taste of what Thai culture is like.

We went to see the show and learned that it includes traditional Thai dance and music, as well as comedy sketches, acrobatics and other forms of entertainment—isn’t it exciting?

If you love music and dancing, then this is definitely something that you need to check out while you are in Thailand. 

TIP: Make sure to get tickets early since it’s popular among tourists and locals! 
Location8 Sirirat Rd, Pa Tong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Opening HoursOpen Daily – 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Admission Fees800 THB – Regular seat
1,000 THB – VIP
Buy your tickets here!

9. Pamper yourself at local spas

Pamper yourself at local spas
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In Thailand, the concept of “spa” is a bit different than it is in other countries. You don’t have to go to a fancy hotel or resort—you can get your spa treatment at any local Thai salon.

What we like the most is that Thailand has a long history of traditional healing. We’re lucky to find spas that combine the ancient wisdom of spa treatments with modern practices like acupuncture and facials. 

These spas are also known for their use of local ingredients, from coconut oil and fresh herbs to hot springs water.

You’ll find them all over the country, from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and everywhere in between. So whether you’re looking for a quick full-on detox or pick-me-up, there’s no better place than Thailand’s local spas.

10. Explore the night markets

Explore the night markets
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The night markets in Thailand is an experience like no other. The streets are lined with stands and vendors, each one selling something different. 

You can find food, clothing, jewellery, electronics—you name it!

We enjoyed browsing at night markets because its atmosphere is lively and fun—especially if you go during peak season (which is November through February). We found people dancing, singing and playing instruments while others enjoyed the food or browsed for gifts or clothes. 

It’s definitely an experience your whole family will enjoy!

Pro tip: Remain polite and friendly. Thai culture places great importance on maintaining harmonious relationships, so getting angry or aggressive during negotiations can be seen as disrespectful. 

Additionally, it’s important to start with a reasonable offer and gradually work your way towards a mutually agreeable price. 

Remember that bargaining is a common practice in Thailand, so don’t be afraid to try your hand at it, but always do so with respect and a smile.  
Entrance FeeFree
Minimum price to spend30 THB (Thai street foods)
150 THB (Secondhand goods)

11. See The Reclining Buddha At Wat Pho

See The Reclining Buddha At Wat Pho
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Seeing the Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho is always a favourite of my tourist friends when they first visit Bangkok. The temple itself is an architectural delight, but it really comes alive when you see its famous reclining Buddha statue—a true work of art.

The Reclining Buddha is a large golden statue of Buddha lying down with his head resting on his hand. The statue represents the Buddha’s passing into Nirvana or enlightenment.

Wat Pho also houses some incredible art and architecture, including an amazing library and beautiful gardens. It’s one of the oldest temples in the city, and it holds an impressive collection of art and artefacts.

Location2 SanamChai Road, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Operating HoursOpen Daily – 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Entrance Fee200 THB

12. Climb to Big Buddha of Phuket

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Climbing to the Big Buddha is undoubtedly something to consider when you’re searching for a distinctive way to experience Phuket. 

From what I’ve seen there, I can safely say that the breathtaking views from the summit of Nakkerd hill is something you shouldn’t miss.

In addition to the stunning surroundings, the Great Buddha itself is a magnificent sight to behold. There’s something about standing next to it that made me appreciate its majesty.

And the best part? You don’t need to pay anything for it! 

It’s a terrific option for travellers on a tight budget because it’s one of those things you can do without paying a fortune. Just be sure to wear comfortable shoes for the climb up the stairs, and don’t forget the sunscreen if it’s a sunny day.

LocationKhao Nak Kerd Karon, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Opening HoursOpen Daily-  6:00 AM- 6:30 PM

13. Go on a vacation to the Phi Phi Islands

Go on a vacation to the Phi Phi Islands
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The Phi Phi Islands are a set of islands off the coast of Thailand. They are surrounded by crystal clear water, white sand beaches and limestone cliffs that rise straight out of the sea.

What we like most about this island is it’s popular for snorkelling and scuba diving because it has some of the best coral reefs in Thailand. The water is warm throughout the year, so there is no need to worry about getting cold while swimming around.

There are many things to do on these islands, such as relaxing on the beach or going on an island hopping tour by boat. The island hopping tours allow you to explore all of the islands, which is an amazing experience.

Another interesting activity on the Phi Phi Islands is its famous all-night beach parties. These parties are comparable to the Full Moon Parties on Koh Phangan and are popular with both young tourists and locals.

Thus, if your trip coincides with a full moon and you want to spend a fun-filled evening with a large crowd while taking in the shows and food, make sure to add it to your agenda!

LocationMueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand
Entry Fee20 THB- 200 THB

14. Experience Krabi’s rock climbing

Experience Krabi's rock climbing
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As someone who’s been visiting Krabi every now and then, I recommend rock climbing. It is truly one of the best ways to experience this amazing province. 

Whether you’re an experienced climber or a beginner, there’s something for everyone in Krabi.

What’s great about rock climbing in Krabi is that it’s not just about the sport itself but also the stunning scenery that surrounds you. From limestone cliffs to lush jungles, Krabi’s landscape makes every climb an unforgettable experience.

And don’t worry if you’re new to rock climbing—there are plenty of expert instructors and guides to help you out. So, whether you’re looking for a fun day out or a serious challenge, Krabi’s rock climbing scene is the perfect adventure for any thrill-seeker!

LocationAonang, Ao Nang, Aonang, Krabi 81180, Thailand
Climb FeeApproximately 1,500 – 8,500 THB
Where to book

15. Enjoy the sunset at Promthep Cape

Enjoy the sunset at Promthep Cape
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Promthep Cape is well known for its breathtaking views of the Andaman Sea and its vibrant nightlife and food scene. This place has an amazing view of sunset and sunrise, making it perfect for photographers who want to take pictures!

The view is incredible, and it’s hard not to feel like you’re on top of the world when you’re standing there looking out at the ocean and the sky beyond it. 

It’s a perfect place for couples or families who want to spend time together and enjoy nature without worrying about anything else.

Plus, we find it amazing that this promenade is lined with restaurants, bars and shops, so you can truly indulge while enjoying the beauty surrounding you.

LocationPromthep Cape, Rawai, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83100, Thailand

16. Check out James Bond Island (Khao Phing Kan)

Check out James Bond Island (Khao Phing Kan)
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James Bond Island has white sandy beaches, coral reefs, lagoons and caves all over the island. It’s famous for its appearance in the movie The Man with the Golden Gun, and the best way to explore this place is by getting on a boat tour.

We enjoyed that the tour took us around the island while stopping at different spots so we could swim or snorkel.

However, the island is only accessible by boat from Phuket—so if you want to take this trip, you’ll need to book your own transportation. But once you get there, it’s well worth it!

LocationPhang-nga, Thailand
Entry Fee200 THB

17. Take a trip to Aquaria Phuket

Take a trip to Aquaria Phuket
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If you are looking for a fun-filled holiday with your family, Aquaria Phuket is the place to be. There are many fun activities that you can do with your family while on this trip. 

Aquaria Phuket is Thailand’s largest aquarium in the city centre, beneath Central Phuket Floresta. It offers amazing views and has 25,000 inhabitants and 300 species that you can see up close.

We were amazed by the educational experience that helped us understand more about marine life and how it relates to our planet’s oceans.

From Aquaria Phuket

The best part? It’s not just for kids! Adults will also love the experience of watching and interacting with amazing marine species!

Pro tip: To get the most out of your visit, we advise giving yourself approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. Moreover, purchase your ticket in advance because obtaining one on the day of the trip can be very challenging.
LocationB1 floor, Central Phuket Shopping Center, 199 Vichitsongkram Rd, Wichit, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand.
FeesFrom 150 THB- 3,800 THB
(Depending on the package)
Opening HoursOpen Daily 10:30 AM – 7:00 PM
(Last admission at 6:00 PM)
Contact Information+6676629800

18. Enjoy yourself at the Andamanda Phuket Water Park.

Enjoy yourself at the Andamanda Phuket Water Park
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After spending a day at Andamanda Phuket Water Park with my friends, I can confidently say that it’s a great place to visit. It’s a perfect combination of fun and excitement, and everyone in our group had a fantastic time. 

We were able to try out various rides and attractions, from water slides to lazy rivers, and they were all amazing. What’s more, we didn’t have to worry about bringing food or drinks, as there were plenty of options available within the park. 

So, if you’re in Phuket and looking for a fun-filled day with your loved ones, I highly recommend giving this water park a try!

Location333 Kathu, Kathu District, Phuket 83120, Thailand
Opening HoursOpen Daily – 10:00 AM- 7:00 PM
Entry Fee1,000 THB – 4,500 THB
(For additional fees, visit their website)
Contact Information076 646 777

19. Ride a tuk tuk

Ride a tuk tuk
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Tuk-tuk rides are easy to find and a great way to explore what Thailand has to offer. These rides are small three-wheeled vehicles that you can ride around the city. 

Tuk-tuks are usually brightly coloured and have a cab up front for the driver. The drivers are friendly and will stop at anything you want–they’ll even take you on a wild ride through the back streets of Bangkok and other places!

The best part about riding a tuk-tuk? It’s getting to see all of the sights from a different perspective! 

You’ll get great views of historic temples and castles as well as some shopping opportunities along the way. You can catch a tuk-tuk pretty much anywhere there are tourists walking around or near an attraction.

Tuk-tuk FareStarts at 50 THB

There are also lots of companies that offer organised tours where you can take one right from your hotel or resort without having to worry about finding one on your own.

While tuk-tuks are a fun and unique way to travel around Thailand, there are a few disadvantages to keep in mind. 

They can be more expensive than other forms of transportation, especially if you don’t negotiate a fair price upfront, and they don’t provide much protection from the elements or traffic.

Pro tip: Negotiate the price with the driver before you get in. Tuk Tuks in Bangkok are notorious for overcharging tourists, so it’s important to agree on a price upfront to avoid any surprises later on. 

Additionally, make sure to have small bills on hand to pay the driver, as they often claim to not have enough change to give you back.

20. Go for snorkelling and diving

Go for snorkelling and diving
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Thailand has many islands and each of them has their own unique features. 

Some of the islands have great natural scenery and wildlife, while others have white sandy beaches surrounded by clear blue waters, making Thailand an ideal place for snorkelling and diving enthusiasts.

Snorkelling and diving are a must try activities for everyone visiting Thailand. We’re so lucky to experience this and witness the crystal clear waters around the country and the marine life is vibrant and plentiful.

If you want something more adventurous then why not try out some cave diving instead? However, this requires proper training beforehand but once you’ve got it then you’ll be able to explore caves beneath water without any problems! 

It’s definitely worth trying out once at least!

Snorkeling and Diving Fees
(Varies depending on the island/beach)
Snorkelling 2,000 THB – 4,000 THB
Diving 1,000 THB – 5,000 THB

21. Visit the Karon Temple and shops at the Karon Temple Market

During my visit to Phuket, I stumbled upon Karon Temple and I’m so glad I did! As soon as I stepped through the gates, I was transported into a world of rich Thai culture and history.

I spent hours exploring the temple, examining the intricate architecture, and admiring the beautiful statues and paintings. But what made my visit special was attending a religious ceremony.

As I watched the locals pray and give offerings, I felt a deep reverence and respect for their traditions. Afterward, I wandered through the peaceful gardens and even took a peaceful afternoon stroll through the vicinity.

I consider visiting Karon Temple one of the highlights of my vacation to Phuket. I highly recommend it to anyone wishing to learn more about Thailand’s rich culture and history.

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Twice a week, Karon Temple also houses a popular market with a broad selection of Thai products. Here, I enjoyed and experienced authentic Thai cuisine, bought handmade souvenirs, and had a chance to learn about the locals in the area!

Location456 Patak Rd, Karon, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Karon Temple Operating HoursOpen Daily 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Karon Market Operating HoursEvery Tuesday and Friday, 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

22.  Go to Floating Markets

Go to Floating Markets
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During your visit to Thailand, I recommend checking out at least one floating market. It’s a great way to immerse yourself in the local culture and bring back some unique souvenirs or gifts for your loved ones back home.

The vibrant colours, the hustle and bustle of people bartering, and the delicious smells of food being cooked on the boats all added up to an unforgettable sensory experience.

I’ve taken many of my friends to various floating markets in Bangkok, and each one had something unique to offer! One market had amazing seafood dishes, while another had beautiful handmade crafts and clothing. 

It was fascinating to see how the vendors were able to set up their entire shops on their boats and navigate through the waterways.

But if you’re short on time and want to see the best of what Thailand has to offer, here are my top picks of the best floating markets to visit.

Floating MarketLocationOverview
Damnoen Saduak51 Damnoen Saduak, Damnoen Saduak District, Ratchaburi 70130, ThailandMost famous floating market in Thailand

Popular to tourists
AmphawaAmphawa, Amphawa District, Samut Songkhram 75110, ThailandKnown for seafoods
Taling Chan 333 Chak Phra Rd, Khlong Chak Phra, Taling Chan, Bangkok 10170, ThailandBest place for massages

Colourful surroundings
Khlong Lat Mayom30/1 Moo 15 Bang Ramat Rd, Bang Ramat, Taling Chan, Bangkok 10170, ThailandKnown to offer a variety of Thai cuisine
Bang Nam Pheung98 Bang Nam Phueng, Phra Pradaeng District, Samut Prakan 10130, ThailandKnown to offer a variety of Thai cuisine
Tha KhaTha Kha, Amphawa District, Samut Songkhram 75110, ThailandBest for trading and selling products

Offers local culinary items
Four Regions Market451 304 Moo 12 Sukhumvit Road, Muang Pattaya, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, ThailandLargest man-made floating market in the country
BangkhlaThetsaban Phatthana 1 Alley Road, Bang Khla, Bang Khla District, Chachoengsao 24110, ThailandBest for fresh mangoes
Lam PhayaWat Lam Phaya, Lam Phaya, Bang Len District, Nakhon Pathom 73130, ThailandBest for delicious home-cooked local dishes
Pro tip: Arrive early in the morning to avoid the crowds and get the freshest produce and food.

23. Visit Siam Amazing Park for a thrilling experience

Visit Siam Amazing Park for a thrilling experience
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Siam Amazing Park is a place that we highly recommend visiting if you’re in Thailand and looking for a fun-filled day with family or friends. It offers a wide range of fun activities, including kiddie rides, water slides, and exhilarating roller coasters.

Our team loved trying all the many rides and seeing everything the park has to offer, and we couldn’t wait to go back!

What’s great about Siam Amazing Park is that there’s something for everyone, no matter your age or thrill-seeking level.

In addition, there are eateries inside the park where you may stop for food and beverages if you need a break from the excitement.

Location203 Suan Siam Rd, Khan Na Yao, Bangkok 10230, Thailand
Opening HoursOpen Daily 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Ticket FeesApproximately 400 THB for Children
Approximately 900 THB for Adults

24. Party or chill in Bangkok’s rooftop bars

Party or chill in Bangkok’s rooftop bars
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If you’re looking for a way to get the most out of your time in Thailand, look no further than rooftop bars. These spots offer up some of the best views in the city, and they’re a great way to enjoy a night with friends while sipping on some delicious cocktails.

I love that they’re also a great place to relax with some Thai food and craft beers.

But, the best thing about rooftop bars is that they’re all so different. You can easily find one that caters to your taste, whether it’s upscale or casual, quiet or lively. 

Rooftop bars are a great place to hang out with friends and family on a hot day or even during the rainy season. It’s definitely worth checking out some of these bars when you’re visiting Thailand!

If you’re looking for some more information about rooftop bars, we’ve compiled some of our favourites below.

Rooftop BarLocationOperating Hours
Vertigo21/100 S Sathorn Rd, Khwaeng Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok 10120, ThailandDaily – 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Andaman Sky Lounge60/12 Rat-u-thit 200 Pee Rd Pa Tong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150, ThailandDaily – 5:30 PM -10:00 PM
Sky BarDome, 63rd Floor State Tower at The, 1055 SiLom, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, ThailandDaily – 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Octave2 Soi Sukhumvit 57, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, ThailandDaily – 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Scarlett188 Silom, Khwaeng Suriya Wong, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, ThailandDaily – 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Pro tip: Dress appropriately. Make sure to check the dress code beforehand as some bars may have strict requirements, such as no shorts or flip flops.

25. Visit Madame Tussauds and take pictures with your favourite celebrity in wax

Visit Madame Tussauds and take pictures with your favourite celebrity in wax
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Madame Tussauds is among the most popular tourist attractions in Bangkok, and it is easy to understand why. 

It’s a wax museum housed at Siam Wonder Centre, which has over 90 life-size casts of popular celebrities, from pop stars to Buddhist monks.

While famous for its lifelike wax figures of international celebrities, the museum also features a collection of notable Thai figures, including former prime ministers, politicians, and philosophers. 

Some of the well-known Thai personalities here are Field Marshal Plaek Piboonsongkram, Mom Rajawongse Seni Pramoj, General PremTinsulanonda, Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, Mom Rajawongse Kukrit Pramoj, and many more!

The exhibits allow visitors to immerse themselves in Thai culture and history, making it a perfect destination for both locals and tourists. 

Beyond the wax figures, Madame Tussauds offers a range of interactive games and puzzles, providing a unique and engaging museum experience.

Although visiting this place can be pricey, most people find it worthwhile because they can meet and take pictures with their favourite star in wax.

LocationSiam Discovery, 989 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Opening HoursOpen Daily 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Entrance Fee1,390 THB – 1,690 THB 

26. Explore Thailand’s nightlife

Explore Thailand's nightlife
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Thailand is known for having a vibrant nightlife, with so many things to do. The country has an abundance of bars and clubs, as well as other venues that offer entertainment at night, such as theatres and restaurants. 

I still recall the time I went out with my friends to a well-known club in Bangkok. People from all over the world were dancing and having a great time, and the energy was electric. 

We enjoyed the live music so much that we danced for hours to it. However, there is more to Thailand’s nightlife than just clubs.

There are lots of bars and eateries where you can hang out and interact with friends. 

Of course, Bangkok is the best place to go if you want to have a wild night out. The city has a thriving club scene with clubs that are open until 5 AM every day.

You simply can’t miss out on Thailand’s nightlife scene, whether you’re a local or a visitor. So why not put on your dancing shoes, grab some friends, and explore all that this amazing country has to offer?

Pro tip: Always be aware of your surroundings and belongings. Stay safe by not leaving your drink unattended and not accepting drinks or invitations from strangers.

27. Check out the Blue Tree Water Park

Check out the Blue Tree Water Park
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I have never been a big fan of water parks, but my trip to Blue Tree Phuket with my friends completely changed my mind. 

The water park is huge and offers a variety of activities for both children and adults. The park’s colourful architecture is eye-catching, and the swimming pools are simply inviting.

We spent most of our time at the Blue Tree Lagoon, the park’s main attraction. The water was crystal clear and perfect for swimming, and the surroundings were stunning.

Apart from the water games, the park also features unique indoor play spaces perfect for kids who want a break from the sun. And if you’re feeling adventurous, there are some spooky outdoor activities too.

The best part was that we could enjoy everything the park offered with just one ticket. It was such a fantastic experience that we spent an entire day there.

Location4, 2 Srisoonthorn Rd, Tambon Si Sunthon, Amphoe Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Opening HoursOpen Daily 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Ticket FeesTourists:
600 THB for Kids
1,100 THB for Adults

Thai Residents:
250 THB for Kids
650 THB for Adults

28. Shop ‘til you drop at the country’s best shopping malls and markets

Shop ‘til you drop at the country’s best shopping malls and markets
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Shopping in Thailand’s malls is an unforgettable experience. I have spent countless hours exploring the various shopping options across the country.

What I like the most is there is no shortage of shopping malls in Thailand as you can find world-class shopping centres like ICONSIAM (Iconsiam), Central Phuket and Siam Paragon that offer everything from designer labels to local boutiques. 

But the best part of the shopping experience in Thailand is the night markets. Locals and visitors alike flock to these bustling markets as the sun sets to shop for trinkets and one-of-a-kind handicrafts. 

Here are some of the best shopping malls in Thailand where you can shop all you can!

Shopping MallLocationOperating HoursWebsite
ICONSIAM299 Charoen Nakhon Rd, Khlong Ton Sai, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600, ThailandDaily, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Siam Paragon991 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, ThailandDaily, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Central PhuketWichit, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, ThailandDaily, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
CentralWorld4, 5 Ratchadamri Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, ThailandDaily, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Central West Gate6 199, 199/1, 199/2 Kanchanaphisek Rd, Sao Thong Hin, Bang Yai District, Nonthaburi 11140, ThailandDaily, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

29.  Have fun at Baan Teelanka!

Have fun at Baan Teelanka!
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Baan Teelanka’s upside-down house in Phuket is a must-visit attraction. Once inside, I felt like I had entered a different world, where everything was flipped upside down.

The furniture, decor, and even the ceiling are all upside down, making it a perfect spot for taking fun and quirky photos.

But Baan Teelanka is more than just a place to take pictures. They also have two escape rooms that take advantage of the upside-down setting, making for an immersive and challenging experience! 

It’s a great activity to do with friends or family, and it’s sure to provide a memorable experience.

Location5 51/11 Chalermprakiat Ratchakan Thi 9 Road, Ratsada, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Entry fee140 THB – 1,250 THB (depending on the activity)
Opening HoursOpen Daily 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM

30. Learn about history and culture at Thailand museums

Learn about history and culture at Thailand museums
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Certainly, learning about the history and culture of a place can be an enriching experience. 

Whenever I visit museums in Thailand, I am always amazed by it’s rich history and vibrant culture. 

Visiting ancient temples and historical landmarks gives me a glimpse into Thailand’s fascinating past, and I felt a deep appreciation for the traditions and customs that have been preserved throughout the centuries.

One of my favourite museums was National Museum Bangkok, which is home to some of Thailand’s most significant cultural treasures. 

The intricate architecture and ornate decorations were breathtaking, and I learned so much about the history of the country’s monarchy and the importance of Buddhism in Thai culture.

Entry Fee
(Price varies depending on the museum)
Approximately 200 THB per person

If you’d like to know and learn more about this incredible country, there are plenty of museums throughout Thailand that can help you do just that. 

Here are some of the best ones:

National Museum BangkokNa Phra That Alley, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Jim Thompson House6 Kasem San 2 Alley, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Museum Siam4 Sanam Chai Road, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Death Railway Museum73 Chao Khun Nen Rd, Ban Nuea, Mueang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
Thai National MuseumNational Museum, Chana Songkhram, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Siriraj Medical MuseumThailand, Bangkok, Thanon Wang Lang
The Erawan Museum99 Kanchanaphisek Rd, Bang Muang Mai, Mueang Samut Prakan District, Samut Prakan 10270, Thailand
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA BANGKOK)499 Kamphaengphet 6 Rd, Lat Yao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
National Aviation Museum of the Royal Thai Air Force171 Phahonyothin Road, Sanambin, Don Mueang, Bangkok 10210, Thailand
Chiang Mai National MuseumChang Phueak, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand

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