Guide de voyageTripadvisor

Thailand things to see and do

13/04/2019 745 Views
Thailand is a serene and thought-provoking place to do some meditation. This centre offers an intensive month-long course and there are strict rules to be observed. The beautiful leafy setting in Chiang Mai is ideal, but there are similar places all over the country; make enquiries at local temples

Tourist offices

Tourism Authority of Thailand in the USA
61 Broadway, Suite 2810, New York City, NY 10006, United States
Tel: (212) 432 0433.
us.tourismthailand.org
Tourism Authority of Thailand in the UK
First Floor, 17-19 Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, London, SW1Y 5BL, United Kingdom
Tel: (020) 7925 2511
uk.tourismthailand.org

Things to see and do

Northern Insight Meditation Centre 

Thailand is a serene and thought-provoking place to do some meditation. This centre offers an intensive month-long course and there are strict rules to be observed. The beautiful leafy setting in Chiang Mai is ideal, but there are similar places all over the country; make enquiries at local temples.

Chiang Dao 

Thailand's highest limestone mountain can be found here amidst a jungle oasis with an excellent selection of local accommodation. A mystical warren of caves extending some 14km (8.7 miles) can be explored, and riding a bicycle is a relaxing way to explore the area around Chiang Dao.
Chiang Dao
Chiang Dao

Chiang Mai - Old City 

The temple-studded old city of Chiang Mai with its leafy residential sois, towering city gates and crumbling walls is a highlight of the north. Exploration is best by bicycle with traffic surprisingly subdued in the city walls and there are plenty of places to stop for refreshment when escaping the heat of the day.
Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai

Doi Inthanon 

Escape to the cooling heights of Thailand's highest peak, where jungle walks, bird watching and simply shaking the heat of the simmering plains from your back awaits. There are good roads in the park making it easy to get around and waterfalls to splash about in.
Doi Inthanon 
Doi Inthanon 

Elephant Nature Park 

Visiting an elephant sanctuary can be a wonderful experience especially if you stick to those, like this nature park, which genuinely care for the animals instead of just making them do ridiculous antics. Visitors can help wash and care for the elephants here and no riding is allowed.
Elephant Nature Park 
Elephant Nature Park 

JEATH War Museum 

The moving JEATH War Museum (JEATH representing the first letter of Japan, England, America, Australia, Thailand and Holland, the countries who lost soldiers in the region) is located in the provincial capital, Kanchanaburi and features photographs and various other memorabilia from World War II.

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep 

One of northern Thailand's most sacred temples, Wat Suthep is perched high in the mountains overlooking the steamy metropolis of Chiang Mai below. As well as offering astounding views the temple, established in the 14th century, has a wonderful collection on Lanna Art and architecture.
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep 
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep 

Bangkok's Siam Ocean World 

Dive with the sharks in the aquarium at Bangkok's Siam Ocean World (www.siamoceanworld.co.th), and live to tell the tale. There's a daily feeding of sharks and penguins and the deep reef zone is a fascinating glimpse into a magical underwater world.

Bridge Over The River Kwai 

Internationally famous due to the 1957 film The Bridge Over the River Kwai, it was constructed as part of the Japanese Siam-Burma 'Death' Railway during World War II. An estimated 16,000 Allied prisoners of war died, forced to endure back-breaking work under terrible conditions to complete the railway, and large numbers of troops perished during bombing raids on the iron structure by the Allies in 1945.

Calypso Cabaret, Bangkok 

Be entertained by the infamous 'lady boys' or katoeys of Bangkok at the outrageous Calypso Cabaret at the Asia Hotel (www.calypsocabaret.com). The costuming and antics of the various participants are equally outrageous and this is one of the capital's great experiences.

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market 

Located 80km (50 miles) southwest of Bangkok, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is a daily riot of colour and noise. Farmers and smallholders from the surrounding hills turn up each morning to sell and exchange fruit and vegetables from their heavily-laden barges, as they sail up and down the canals amongst the orchards and vineyards. Trading starts early, at around 0600 and lasts only until 1100, with the main clients being other farmers and the residents of the stilt-houses that line the canals. Visitors can also take boat trips to see the way of life in the many villages up river.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market 
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market 

Grand Palace, Bangkok 

Marvel at Bangkok's glittering Grand Palace (www.palaces.thai.net/gp) and Wat Phra Kaeo - a temple complex housing the Emerald Buddha. Upriver are the Royal Barges (www.thailandmuseum.com), ornate barges used for special processions on the Chao Phraya river.
Grand Palace, Bangkok 
Grand Palace, Bangkok 

Kite fighters 

Admire the skills of the kite fighters. Opposing teams fly male Chula and female Pakpao kites in a surrogate battle of the sexes.

Learn traditional massage 

Learn traditional massage and the healing properties of herbal medicine at ancient Wat Pho (www.watpho.com), ‘Temple of the Reclining Buddha’. Tourists must be in polite dress, shorts are not permitted.

Oriental Hotel, Bangkok 

Have afternoon tea at the Oriental Hotel (www.mandarinoriental.com) in Bangkok, one of the most famous hotels in the world. Once the haunt of the likes of Somerset Maughan and Joseph Conrad, it is now frequented by royalty and celebrities.

Phang Nga Bay 

Phang Nga Bay is one of the world's great scenic wonders. It covers an area of 400 sq km (154 sq miles) and consists of verdant limestone islands, some of which reach 300m (984ft) high. The area is famous for its caves and aquatic grottoes. Apart from the occasional village, few of the islands are densely populated. 
Phang Nga Bay
Phang Nga Bay

The most famous of the islands in the bay are Ko Ping Kan (more commonly known as James Bond Island) and Koh Pannyi. The former featured in the James Bond movie 'The Man with the Golden Gun', whilst the latter, which literally means 'Sea Gypsy Island', is a village built out over the water on stilts, guarded by a giant rock monolith. The area suffered badly during the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004, but has recovered well.

Siam Nirami, Bangkok 

Be wowed by the spectacular cultural production of a Journey to the Enchanted Kingdom of Thailand with hundreds of performers and special effects at Siam Niramit in central Bangkok (www.siamniramit.com).
Siam Nirami show
Siam Nirami show

Siam Winery 

Join a wine-tasting tour at the Siam Winery near Bangkok (www.siamwinery.com).
Take a meditation class 
Cast off all cares through traditional meditation. Thailand has dozens of temples and meditation centres specialising in vipassana (insight) meditation. Attend a class for just one day or a retreat lasting several weeks.  Get to know northern Thailand better, particularly the remote provinces of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Mae Hong Son by trekking, riding an elephant or rafting through this spectacular region.

Thai cooking 

Try Thai cooking at one of many cookery schools. Learn how to blend the many herbs and spices that provide the unique flavours of Thai food.

Thai kick-boxing match 

Take in a muay thai (Thai kick-boxing) match; this traditional sport can be seen every day of the year at the major stadiums in both Bangkok and the provinces. Thai boxing matches are preceded by elaborate ceremonies and accompanied by lively music.
ONLY WITH US : 100 % MONEY BACK GUARANTEE within 10 days from the date of booking if not satisfied.
For further information, or simply a free quote, please contact us at any time via our email: info@galatourist.com, our experienced consultants will reply to you within 48 hours.
Sincerely yours & see you soon!
GALATOURIST since 2005.
Related Articles
Top 9 must- go tourist attractions at Chiang Rai, Thailand
Top 9 must- go tourist attractions at Chiang Rai, Thailand
Chiang Rai is a land of ancient values of Thailand. Along with Chiang Mai, this city was the center of the glittering Lanna dynasty hundreds of years ago. Today, Chiang Rai is still an ancient, colorful space of Thailand with activities, temples to discover.
The city of “Death Railway” bridge - Kanchanaburi, Thailand
The city of “Death Railway” bridge - Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Kanchanaburi is the third largest city in Thailand located 130 km from Bangkok and bordered with Myanmar at the West. The city is famous for its bridge over the Kwai River that not only becomes a symbol of immortality in books and movies, but also possesses natural beauty with many dams and lakes. Let’s together discover this special land.
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep - The unique ancient temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep - The unique ancient temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is the most famous and most visited temple in Chiang Mai. A trip on the windy mountain road is an enjoyable experience or you can rent a 250 baht motorbike a day, with a 600baht driver traveling both on and off.
Grand Palace Bangkok: guide, opening time, entrance fee & dress code
Grand Palace Bangkok: guide, opening time, entrance fee & dress code
The Grand Palace (Thai: พระบรมมหาราชวัง, RTGS: Phra Borom Maha Ratcha Wang) is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. It used to be the headquarters of the Thai war district, the state government and the venue of major events. Today, the palace is the symbol of Bangkok and the Kingdom of Thailand.
Bangkok, the most attractive destination in the world
Bangkok, the most attractive destination in the world
The capital Bangkok of Thailand has surpassed London to become the most attractive destination in the world.
Visit the White palace in Thailand
Visit the White palace in Thailand
Going along Front Beach, in the direction of the Big Mount we could always behold a white palace roofed with red tiles standing motionless on the mountain side against a background of lush green trees. That is the WHITE PALACE.
Money & duty free for Thailand
Money & duty free for Thailand
Baht (THB; symbol ฿) = 100 satang. Notes are in denominations of ฿1,000, 500, 100, 50, 20 and 10. Coins are in denominations of ฿10, 5, 2 and 1, and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 satang.
Thailand Shopping and nightlife
Thailand Shopping and nightlife
Duty-free shops are located at Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai and Had Yai airports as well as in the King Power Complex (www.kingpower.com) on Bangkok's Sri Ayutthaya-Rangnam Road. Items can be purchased there and delivered to the airport in time for the departure flight
Thailand Food and Drink
Thailand Food and Drink
Thai food is traditionally fairly hot and spicy, but most tourist restaurants tend to tone down the heat for the more fragile Western palate. Most Thai food is prepared with fresh ingredients such as lemon grass and coriander and rice is commonly eaten with most meals.
Thailand Visa and Passport Requirements
Thailand Visa and Passport Requirements
Visas for Thailand are not required by all nationals referred to in the chart above for touristic stays of up to 30 days if entering via an international airport. If entering by land, you will usually be granted a stay of 15 days (apart from nationals of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the UK and the USA
Thailands Climate
Thailand's Climate
Thailand’s climate is tropical with a mean annual temperature of 28°C and high humidity. There are three distinct seasons – the hot season from March to May, the cool season from November to February and the rainy season from about June to October.
Filter articles
Top
free telephone appointment
tripadvisor
call
Customize your trip
Customize
Leave a message
Contact
(+84)
Call now!
WhatsApp
WhatsApp
Messenger
View Google Map
Google Map