5 Ways to Explore Thailand

Thailand is a fascinating country to visit and it is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. There are so many fascinating things to do and see. Here are 5 ways to explore the rich culture and stunning landscape of Thailand.

As a Volunteer

Thailand offers many opportunities for volunteering if you want to do something meaningful on your vacation. You can stay in a monastery and help the monks with day to day activities, teach English to children, or work in an orphanage.

There are also many animal projects that you can help with and you can help look after elephants, rescue dogs and cats from the streets, or help with a marine project that will allow you to clean up beaches, collect data on local plants, help with reforestation, ocean clean up, and marine conservation. Volunteering may require a time commitment so it is best to make all of your plans before entering the country.

On a Golfing Holiday

Thailand is a great place for people who are looking for a golf vacation. Golf is becoming quite popular and there are more and more golf courses being developed. There are plenty of companies that offer golf packages in Thailand which include accommodation, transportation to the golf course, and PGA certified instructors. Pattaya and Hua Hin are great areas for golf vacations.

On a Backpacking Adventure

Thailand is a great area for backpacking and you will find that transportation, accommodation, food, and partying is very inexpensive here. A couple can live comfortably for about $50USD a day here and still try out all of the jungle tours, snorkelling, visits to historical monuments, and boat trips that they desire. Rent a scooter to get around. You can join guided tours if you want or rent a hut and use your scooter to get around.

Island Hopping

Phuket is a great place to start for your island hopping experience. Taking a flight from Bangkok to Phuket is the quickest way to get there but you can also travel by train or by bus. Once you are in Phuket you can easily take ferries to exciting places like Ko Phi Phi, Krabi, Ko Samui, Ko Pha Ngan, and Ko Tao.

If you travel with a group of people you can also charter a boat and explore the coastline at your leisure. The beaches are stunning and whether you are looking for a place to party or a quiet beach where you are the only ones there, Phuket is a great area for island hopping.

With Your Family

Thailand is a great place for a family vacation and there are so many things for a family to do. Start in Bangkok where you can visit the stunning Grand Palace, explore the bustling city markets, join a street food tour, and take an exciting boat ride along the canals.

After the hustle and bustle of the city you will want to relax on the beach for a while so head to Koh Samui where you can experience stunning white sand beaches, indulge in spa services, and try out fun water sports like snorkelling, swimming, and fishing.

Nicola Hilditch-Short

Nic is one half of the Roaming Renegades, a passionate traveller, climber, adventurer, photographer and artist who has a B.A in Fine Art and M.A in Design & Art Direction.