Travelling around Thailand ? You’re in for a treat. It’s an amazing country, full of adventure. In fact, it’s Asia Pacific’s most popular tourist destination. With so much to see and do, you won’t want to stick to one place.
To act as your go-to guide to travelling around the country, we’ve picked out the top dos and don’ts. Check them out:
There are few affordable opportunities around the world to see well-treated animals in their natural habitat. But in Thailand you can – including amazing elephants and turtles.
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However, watch out for places which abuse animals in order to attract misinformed tourists. It might be tempting to ride an elephant or pet a tiger – but you’re encouraging a trade that doesn’t care for the animals properly. Be aware of unethical animal interactions. Instead, try out these alternatives to cruel animal attractions in Thailand.
Thailand is home to some amazing islands – Koh Tao, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Krabi, Phi Phi, and Phuket, to name some of the best. Try and visit as many as you can and relax on white sandy beaches.
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If you want to see some of Thailand’s most famous attractions – Maya Beach from The Beach starring Leonardo DiCaprio, for example – then you better be prepared to wake up early to beat the crowds.
With some of the best diving spots around the world, Thailand is a great place to discover what lies beneath the water. With amazing coral reefs, spectacular sea life and historic wrecks, a whole new world awaits those who learn to dive. What’s more, it’s one of the cheapest places to learn. Places like HinMuang, HinDaeng and the Similan Islands come highly recommended.
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In April every year, Thailand celebrates the start of a new year with The Songkran Water Festival. Streets everywhere turn into giant water fights and everyone gets involved with the fun – you’ll see locals and tourists alike armed with buckets and water guns. Be prepared to get wet.
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