Top 5 things to See and Do in Thailand
Thailand is a country brim full of culture, religion, nature and history that can keep any tourist busy. There are many things to do and see in this luscious country and here is a list of the top five things to do while you are in Thailand:
- Visit the Temples
Religion features greatly in Thai culture and there are many temples you can visit all over the country. Some of them hold a special history with Thailand and others have very special spiritual meaning for Buddhists. Some are in ruins and some are immaculately maintained as they have been for hundreds of years. So, if you are on a pilgrimage, this is the place to do it. If you just want to take a look at Thai religion, this may be just the ticket for you.
The Kyaiktiyo Pagoda which is built on a rock is not exactly a temple but a place of worship with an interesting feature; it is a pagoda on top of a precariously perched rock that has stood in place for many generations. It may be worth giving a look.
- Dine in Thai
Some people go to a new country and still order the generic burger and fries for lunch and supper. While these are available for those who want a taste of home, you should also take advantage of the fact that you are in a new country and give your taste buds a new experience.
You can experience all kinds of Thai cuisine in many restaurants. Some of them come in interesting and varied themes like the Cabbage and Condoms restaurant that looks to bring awareness to condoms as a method of contraception.
- See the Sights
There are very many natural wonder to see in Thailand. From the lush jungles that hold hidden temples to the narrow path overlooking the Pai Canyon, there is no shortage of things to see.
The movie buffs may also want to visit James Bond Island if only to see where the island scene of “The Man with the Golden Gun” was shot. Take a guided tour to get more information about the formations and sights you get to see for a better appreciation of Thai tourism.
- Visit the Zoo
You may be wondering what is so special about the zoo in Thailand since if you have seen one, you have seen them all. Not quite so. If you have ever seen a tiger, most likely you have seen it inside its cage safely away from you.
In the Sriracha Tiger Zoo, you get to sit right next to the tiger as you take your photo. Sounds thrilling, right? There is more than one zoo in Thailand each with its own variety of animals and attractions. Take a tour of each one if you can.
- Take a Night Safari
Chiang Mai is home to both a zoo and a theme park with an interesting event; the night safari. Of course there is also a day safari for those who would prefer it. The night safari begins at a few minutes to 7pm and takes you through different zones; those of the predators and those of the herbivores.
The location also has a digital zoo which features musical walls, piano steps, holograms, 3D pictures and many other interactive features offering a lot of information on the various animals for those who would like that instead.