Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Ayuthaya, Kanchanaburi – there are so many places to see and things to do in Thailand.
That’s right, Thailand has it all – beautiful beaches, stunning waterfalls, gorgeous National parks, and anything you could ever want in a tourism destination.
But let’s be honest, there are many other places around the world that offer the same things.
So why choose Thailand? Because there are a few things you can do in Thailand that would be hard to find anywhere else.
Unique things to do in Thailand
1) Sleeping on a River Bed
Should you choose to forgo your regular hotel accommodations, you can set up shop on the river. This extremely unique accommodation is offered by the Bangkok Treehouse company and is known as the “River Nest” accommodations. It is advertised as being extremely spacious and with a “high probability” of getting wet!
2) Spend the night in a float house
If you’d like to spend the night on the river (but not in it!), Thailand offers a variety of float house accommodations. Most of these houses are found in Kanchaniburi’s wilderness and require a boat or bamboo raft to reach.
3) Bathe with elephants
If you want to add a little wildlife to your Thailand trip, you can book an experience at one of Thailands elephant sanctuaries. While many of Thailands animal experiences come along with a bad reputation, elephant sanctuaries are dedicated to the humane treatment of retired elephants. And in these sanctuaries, the elephants don’t work for you – you work for them! Here you can work closely in line with elephants to help prepare their meals, feed them, and even give them a mud bath!
4) Explore ancient temples and ruins
Thailand is full of beautiful temples and ruins where you can go to learn about faith, culture, and history. And if this sounds of interest to you, you can’t pass up visiting one of Thailands most ancient cities – Ayutthaya. With a history dating back to 1350, Ayutthaya is a city full of ancient ruins and historical memories. Because of its popularity, many Thailand packages offer day tours to the ruins of this beautiful ancient city – and its not to be missed!
5) Have breakfast – with an orangutan
This once in a lifetime experience is offered by the Khao Kheow forest and wildlife park. The jungle will come alive as you join Suriya for his first meal of the day. Watch as he showcases and shows off his amazing aerial feats, and then enjoy your experience as he comes down and greets you for breakfast.
P.S. do you think you are stronger than an orangutan? Put your muscles to the test in an arm war – it’s man against monkey!
Of course, the list of amazing and unique things to do in Thailand goes on and on: Spend a morning with monks, go bamboo rafting, visit a 3D art museum, explore a beach full of monkeys, meet the Karen people, shop at a floating market, and even learn about strange coffin sleep rituals!
One things for sure, when visiting this amazing place you will never run out of unique and exciting things to add to your Thailand travel itinerary.