I have been to Thailand numerous times, growing up in Asia that was our escapism! From seeing it at the age of 4 to 24 its changed A LOT!
When traveling back in 2014 a friend and I ventured to Thailand for 2 weeks, having a few stops in mind. If you are wanting to go to Thailand these are a few things and places you should definitely check out for sure when booking your visit over there!
From must try foods to currency, here is all the info to get you started!
Bang Khu Wiang Floating Market
Thai floating market without the touristy push is Bang Khu Wiang. Monks arrive by boat in early morning on their daily 'tak baat' (alms round), and a variety of farm - fresh produce is offered.
A Buddhist temple complex in the Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok, Thailand. It is on Rattanakosin Island, directly south of the Grand Palace.
The palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam (and later Thailand) since 1782. The king, his court and his royal government were based on the grounds of the palace until 1925.
Rambuttri gives you a taste of how Bangkok used to look before all the skyscrapers arrived.
Chao Phraya River
A major river in Thailand, with its low alluvial plain forming the centre of the country. It flows through Bangkok and then into the Gulf of Thailand
The Train Night Market Ratchada, also known as Talad Nud Rod Fai, is a new offering from the people behind the venerable Train Night Market in Srinakarin, but the new branch is only a two-minute walk from the MRT.
A pretty awesome supermarket, mall, market in ONE!
The headquarter of Thailand's largest monastic order and Vipassana Meditation centre, Wat Mahathat is an important centre for the study of Buddhism and meditation.
The Jim Thompson House is the home of James H.W. Thompson, a self-made American entrepreneur who was the founder of the world renowned Jim Thompson Thai Silk company.
Acanal on the central plain of Thailand. These canals are spawned by the Chao Phraya, the Tha Chin, the Mae Klong Rivers, and their tributaries. The Thai word khlong is not limited to artificial canals. Many smaller rivers are referred to as "khlong", followed by the name of the stream.
Khao San Road - The popular book 'The Beach' famously described Khao San Road as "the centre of the backpacking universe".
Soi Cowboy was named after the cowboy hat-wearing African-American who opened the first bar here in the early 1970s. This red-light district has a more laid-back, carnival-like feel to it than Patpong or Nana Plaza.
Reaching for the clouds at Vertigo and Moon Bar on the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree hotel is one of the best ways to end a long day in Bangkok.
Krabi – (Ao Nang)
Phra nang beach guide. Phra Nang Beach (Phra Nang Peninsula) Phra Nang beach is part of a small peninsula located between the city of Krabi and Ao Nang beach.
Sa Morakot (Emerald Pool), located in "Khao Pra-Bang Kram Wildlife Sanctuary" at Klong Thom District, Krabi. It is the hot spring originated from a warm stream in the lowland forest of Khao Nor Chuchi.
Take a boat trip to paradise, Snorkel, swim and just soak up the sun and the unbeatable beauty.
Krabi Thai Cookery School offers one-day cooking courses introducing the ingredients & preparation of classical Thai cuisine dishes.
Thailand notable for being built on stilts by Indonesian fishermen. The population consists of 360 families or 1,685 people descended from 2 seafaring Muslim families from Java.
Huai Yai waterfall is a small waterfall with a remarkable scenery. To visit the destination, take the highway No. 304 for 6 kilometers to the market and you will reach the entrance which is a 20 meter sloped walkway.
Koh Phi Phi
At Phi Phi ViewPoint you will find a tropical hideaway with white sands and crystal clear waters.
is an island of the Phi Phi archipelago, in the Andaman Sea. It is part of Krabi Province of Thailand.
Here, no high rocky peak. Just a small beach of white sand that emerges from the turquoise waters.
Maya Bay is a stunningly beautiful bay that's sheltered by 100-metre high cliffs on three sides. Inside the bay there are several beaches, most are small and some only exist at low tide. The main one is around 200 metres long with silky soft white sand, underwater colourful coral and exotic fish in exceptionally clear water; the whole bay is one big reef. Also famously known for Leonardo DiCaprio's film (The Beach).
Relaxed and no tourist, to get here you need to book a private visit by boat. Fantastic for snorkelling and taking in the scenery.
Northwest of Loh Dalam Bay, the hidden cove of Ao Ling (Monkey Bay) is home to a colony of monkeys, not shy at all, who do not hesitate to climb onto the legs of their visitors in search of a banana.
Ton Sai is a beach near Krabi in Thailand, offering a combination of inexpensive accommodation and great rock climbing routes that make it popular with both backpackers and climbers alike.
There are two main islands that make up Ko Phi Phi; Phi Phi Ley and Phi Phi Don. Phi Phi Ley can be reached by a short boat ride but overnight stays are not permitted. Phi Phi Don is where the natives and tourists stay but there are regular boat tours to Phi Phi Ley to see attractions such as this.
One thing about Thailand is the FOOD! The flavours, portions, service! Its something else. Street stops are the best, located around every turn you take, with pictured menus and paying no more than £3 for Pad Thai, spring rolls, omelette, smoothie, mango and rice. BARGIN!
Here are a few things you HAVE to try when visiting!
One of the reasons that so many millions of tourists flock to Thailand every year is the favourable exchange rate between the Thai baht and most of the European and North American currencies. There are currently around 55 Thai baht to the pound, but bear in mind that exchange rates are volatile and can fluctuate, even from day to day.