Thailand is a truly stunning country. Miles of breath-taking beaches, dynamic cities, thousands of intricately carved temples, emerald green rice paddies and lush rain forest. This beautiful part of the world brims with colourful life everywhere you look.
It’s easy to see why Thailand is a popular destination for people who want to experience the ultimate adventure, or indulge in ultimate relaxation.
There are many things to do, places to visit and things to see in this fascinating place, so I’ve put together an A-Z of unforgettable experiences and unmissable adventures. Maybe it’ll help to inspire you’re next dream holiday?
A: Annual monkey buffet festival – held in Lopburi Province, more than 4,000kg of fruit is gifted to the resident monkeys, as a thank you for drawing visitors to the town
B: Bangkok – a vibrant city that treats visitors to an explosion of contrasts
C: Chang Mai – a beautiful laid back sanctuary surrounded with lush green forest and ancient temples
D: Doi Phu Kha National Park – wander through lush forest and explore waterfalls and mysterious caves
E: Elephant Nature Park – a rescue and rehabilitation centre for these majestic animals
F: Full Moon Party – an infamous dance party held on a stunning beach on the island of Koh Phangan
G: Grand Palace – once a royal residence, it’s a great way to discover some of the history of Thailand
H: Hua Hin – Thailand’s original beach resort
I: Island hopping – there are 1,430 islands in Thailand, take a boat trip and see a few
J: Jim jum – a delicious Thai street food made with meat and herbs, cooked in a clay pot
K: Koh Phi Phi – This breath-taking location featured in Danny Boyle’s film The Beach – it’s a must
L: Loy Krathong – people pay their respects to the goddess of water by releasing beautiful rafts into lakes, rivers and canals; it’s a truly beautiful festival
M: Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden – These beautiful gardens near Pattaya have won gold at the Chelsea Flower Show for 5 years running!
N: Nakhon Si Thammarat – Off the tourist trail, this bustling city is great for a true taste of Thai culture
O: Old Phuket Town – the old colonial architecture gives you different view of Phuket
P: Phang Na Bay – iconic bay with limestone islands and crystal clear turquoise water
Q: Queen Sirikit Park – a huge park in the centre of Bangkok – a great way to escape the heat of the city for a while
R: Rai Ley – a quiet slice of paradise and hailed as one of the best beaches In Thailand
S: Songkran Water Festival– a three day water fight to celebrate Thai New Year; if you don’t fancy getting wet, don’t go!
T: Thi Lo Su – possibly Thailand’s biggest waterfall, enjoy a cooling dip in one of the swimming holes
V: Vertigo – an amazing rooftop bar that’ll give you unrivalled views across Bangkok
W: Wat Muang Monastery – Home to the world’s ninth tallest statue, The Great Buddha of Thailand
Y: Yen tafo – if you want to eat like a local, you need to try this tasty noodle soup
So, you’re probably thinking there’s a couple of letters missing. You’ve got me, there isn’t an X or a Z, but I hope I’ve still given you a small glimpse into how wonderful this truly incredible country is.
Have you been to Thailand before? Are there any must-do’s that you’d include in your own A-Z? Let me know in the comments below.