There is no question that Thailand is a beautiful country. It is a place that makes you cross almost everything in your bucket list. It has mouth-watering cuisine, delicious street foods, and gives you a glimpse of a rich and majestic country. Truly lives for its tourism slogan, Amazing Thailand.
For first-timers, Thailand can be a bit overwhelming. Crowded places and traffic jams everywhere, naming the country as one of the world’s worst traffic systems. However, once you finally set your foot inland, you’ll have a second thought of not leaving this country. You will fall in love with the hospitality of Thai people and the genuineness of their smiles. You’ll miss the sound of tuk-tuks and cars honking because of the traffic and the inviting smell of roasted meat by the street food vendor that is available anywhere.
Whether you’re traveling for the first time or exploring for something to do during a tri-city adventure, you’ll surely find something unique and affordable activities that will satisfy your cravings. To help you make the most out of your time in Thailand, here are some of the things you can do and some tips for this city that will make your visit memorable.
Experience Thai Food
If you are the type of person who likes to eat food, you’re going to want to go to Thailand. The idea of having an original Pad Thai and Pad Krapow Moo Saap will make you drool and match it with delicious and creamy mango sticky rice is enough to have a beautiful and authentic Thailand experience. You can also join food group tours, which are readily available. All you have to do is to book your schedule and ready your tummy. These tours will make you join group classes and workshops to learn how to cook Thai food. The benefit of joining these tours is that you get to go to places that are not usually tourists would visit and a little bit of sightseeing as well. However, if you are the type of person who wants to go get moving with their feet, you can go to Sukhumvit Soi 11, it is a long street full of street food vendors offering a wide variety of food ranging from $1 to $2 per meal. You can also check out Jek Pui and Jai Fai which are both featured in a Netflix series called Street Food. They offer good curry and other street foods. The lines are going to be long, so bring your patience along with you.
In most Southeast Asian countries like Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia, floating markets are a thing back then. It serves as a marketplace to sell goods by boat. Imagine steep canals full of vendors on their boat selling different kinds of food like fruits and vegetables while negotiating with other vendors. In today’s time, it is still happening, but many of these markets become more of a tourist spot than for locals to buy food. In Thailand, there are two famous floating markets to go to the Tailing Chan or Khlong Lat Mayom, which is 17km from the city center and reachable to anyone who stays in Bangkok, and Damnoen Saduak, the most famous floating market in the country and located 100km outside of Bangkok. What’s good about doing this kind of activity is that it allows you to hop on a longtail boat and cruise along with other vendors as they try to barter their goods. These markets are accessible by public transportation. Most people who have been to Thailand, suggest other tourists go there by themselves and avoid any tour group.
Nightlife on Khao San Road
If you are planning to go to Thailand for the first time, you may want to consider staying on Khao San Road. This place is full of guesthouses, hostels, and bed space accommodation that ranges from $20 a night. Plus, this is where the nightlife happens in Thailand. You’ll see different bars littered across the street and foreigners speaking to other tourists over a bottle of beer. You can also have a drink in hand while walking on this street, or you can start by having a Thai whiskey while getting heated for a wild night. If you are the type of tourist who likes to hang out in a club, there is an Ultimate Private Party Club just right for you. These clubs will offer you live music, meet young Thai girls, drink, and relax late night in modern VIP rooms.
Thailand is known for its multilevel malls. If you can’t stand shopping under the heat of the sun, then, going to the mall is the right one for you. Some of its famous malls are Central World, Siam Paragon, and MBK. The one you should check out is the MBK Center. It is near the National Stadium BTS Station. Once you enter the mall, go directly to the 2nd and 3rd floor of the building. You’ll see a market that sells everything that you need. Clothes, shoes, electronics, and many more. The good thing about this is you can barter the price.
These are just some of the things you can do in Thailand. There are more surprising activities you can do. Just make sure you are prepared for what’s to come and enjoy every minute in this country because Thailand is truly amazing.