Thailand is a country that will overwhelm you with its noise, chaos and sensory overload, but with world-class cuisine, warm and friendly smiles, sacred spaces and idyllic islands, who could resist falling in love with Thailand? Below you will find Thailand’s highlights that you should definitely have in your Thailand Bucket List!
Immerse Yourself in Thai Spirituality
Visit the famous Wat Phra Kaew famous for housing the Emerald Buddha or the slightly less-frequented Wat Pho known for its giant reclining Buddha. Wat Traimit is home to an invaluable Golden Buddha made of a solid 5.5 tons of gold! Throughout the country you will find endless Buddha statues carved out of rock, wood or hillsides.
Go Trekking to Authentic Hill Tribe Villages
Get ready for a day of adventure just outside of Chiang Mai in the pristine natural jungle and nearby colourful tribal villages. Take a nature walk through the lush jungle to see spectacular panoramic views of the region, visit a beautiful waterfall where you can go for a swim, and visit local tribal villages where you can interact with the native people of the region and take a peek into their unique way of life.
Relax on the Paradisiacal Thai Islands
Most travellers come to Thailand seeking their own slice of paradise in the Thai islands and it’s quite possible that you might find yours! Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Koh Phi Phi are some of the most popular islands famous for their laid-back vibe, delicious authentic Thai food and crazy nightlife. Forget about life for a while and leave your worries behind as you escape the heat and the chaos of the mainland and take refuge on a Thai island for as long as you can manage.
Don’t miss “The Beach” at Maya Bay
The breathtaking beaches, bays and landscapes surrounding Koh Phi Phi island are some of the most beautiful places in Thailand. Experience Pileh Bay, Viking Cave and swim at the iconic and popular Maya Bay where the movie, “The Beach” with Leonardo di Caprio, was filmed and search out a quiet corner to take photos.
See Bangkok by Bike
Get to know the crazy city of Bangkok by bicycle! Traverse 16 kilometres of flat streets and immerse yourself in the true local life of Bangkok with a local guide who will explain all of the intricacies of the Thai culture and show you the incredible diversity of the warm Thai people.
Take an all-encompassing trip to see the highlights of this spectacular country. Ride a bike through Bangkok, go to the beautiful Thai islands of Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Koh Phi Phi, then travel to the refreshing northern highland towns of Chiang Mai and Sukhothai on board Complete Thailand Ways.
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