Filled with exotic beaches and ornate Buddhist temples, Thailand is a place of tropical beauty and there are many reasons why we love it. It’s unique culture and fascinating history makes it a wonderful place to visit and aside from that, the people are very friendly and the food is delicious. If you’ve never been, we recommend you visit soon. Here are our top things to see and do.
Beaches and Islands
Thailand is of course famous for its beautiful beaches and islands including Ko Tao, Ko Pha Ngan and Ma Ya Bay.
Ma Ya Bay
A beautiful bay surrounded by high cliffs, Maya Bay is visited by thousands of tourists every year and has become a main attraction of Phi Phi since the film The Beach was filmed. The breathtaking bay is simply stunning, and aside from the scenic views, here you can also expect to enjoy an array of activities such as snorkelling and diving.
Ko Pha Ngan
Situated south east of Thailand, Ko Pha Ngan is best known for its Full Moon Party, a night long celebration enjoyed by locals and tourists from across the globe. During the day, it is a place of pure relaxation.
A tropical heaven with a laid back nature, Ko Tao may be one of the smaller islands but it’s certainly not boring. Here you can experience a wild side to island life as the Ko Tao offers adventurous diving where you can expect to see sharks and other exciting sea life amongst the luminous coral.
Muay Thai Boxing
We couldn’t resist going to a Muay Thai Boxing match. The national sport and cultural martial art of Thailand was developed several years ago and uses the entire body as a weapon. The sport is often referred to as ‘The Art of Eight Limbs’ as it uses eight points of contact on the body which is meant to mimic weapons of war.
For the most magnificent views one must visit Sky Bar. Best know as one of the highest rooftop bars in the world, here you can enjoy spectacular views whilst enjoying some inventive cocktails and a beautiful atmosphere.
A visit to Thailand would not be complete without visiting the beautiful and unique temples. The architecture is radiant with golden hues and is like no other, featuring ornate sculptures and decorations. One thing to make sure of is that you cover up and dress respectfully. We thoroughly enjoyed a visit to the Lucky Buddha Temple.