Thailand is one of the fascinating countries to visit in South East Asia, and it will be a must-visit destination on every traveler’s bucket list. Thailand has got everything you, i.e., beautiful beaches, stunning islands, ancient temples, local street foods, incredible nightlife, and many more, and it is a perfect spot for your holiday!
The most important cities in Thailand are Krabi, Phuket, Pattaya, and Bangkok, where you can plan your stay in these cities, which will make your visit most exciting!
Best time to visit Thailand
The ideal time to visit Thailand is during its summer season, where you can enjoy the beach and water sports activities. So, we recommend you to plan your Thailand trip anywhere between October to March.
Note: April and May are the hottest months in Thailand, so please avoid visiting Thailand during that time.
US citizens can enter Thailand for free of charge if you are planning to stay less than 30 days. If you wish to extend your stay beyond 30 days, you can pay a fee of 1900 THB to extend your stay for another 30 days.
Thailand currency value
USD 1 is approximately THB 30. Below are the most amazing things to do when you are visiting Thailand.
1. Explore the beautiful Islands in Krabi
Krabi is full of Islands and beaches, and it is one of the must-visit places in Thailand. Four islands are one of the most popular islands in Krabi, which includes Pranang Beach, Tup Island, Chicken Island (named after a chicken shapen rock on the island), and Poda Island.
Almost every tour operator include four island tour in their itinerary, and you can get the best prices by bargaining with them.
Activities: You can enjoy Kayaking, snorkeling, and swimming in the Islands.
2. Swimming in the Emerald Hot springs
One of the super cool activities to try in Krabi is swimming in the Emerald hot springs. You can reach here by renting a scooter, or you can book a full-day tour with one of the tour operators along with the visit to the tiger cave.
The highlight of the pool is the color of water, which is Emerald green, as the name suggests. There are two pools inside, which are the Emerald pool and the blue pool. You are allowed to swim only in the Emerald pool whereas you are only allowed to take pictures on the blue pool as you won’t be allowed to swim.
Another highlight of this pool is the hot water, which originates here naturally out of volcanic activity. The temperature of the water will be around 35 degrees, where you can enjoy the warmness!
Tip: This place will be more crowded during the day. The recommended way to reach here is by renting a scooter early in the morning before tour operators arrive.
3. Explore the Krabi Night Market
Exploring the Krabi Night market is another must-do thing in Krabi Thailand. The Krabi night market is open from Friday evening to Sunday, and you can reach the Krabi night market from Ao Nong by Tuk-Tuk, and it will take around 20 minutes from Ao Nang.
You can find more than 100’s of local food stalls, and it is one of the best places to try Thai local food.
You can also find a lot of small shops here where you can buy souvenirs, dresses, and local items to purchase before you leave Thailand.
Note: Coconut ice cream is one of the must-try local food here, and you can get it for 40 THB.
4. Visit the James Bond Island
You can reach James bond island from Krabi and as well as from Phuket. The island got its name after it got featured in the James bond movie ‘man with the golden gun.’
The specialty of this island is the view of limestone cliffs present in between the crystal clear water. It got its popularity after featuring in the movie, and visiting here is one of the must-do things in Thailand.
What is the cost of this tour? You can book a full day James bond island tour for 1000 THB approx., along with the lunch buffet.
Note: Canoeing is one of the popular activities to do in the James bond island. You can try this activity for 300 THB.
5. Visit Bangkok Grand Palace
Grand Palace is one of the beautiful temples to visit in Bangkok. It is said to be the total area is comprised of more than 2 million square feet. It is located in Phra Nakhon, and you can visit this temple from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm.
Tip: You can try a half-day trip to visit all nearby temples with any of the tour operators.
What is the cost of the entry ticket to the Grand Palace?
The entry ticket to the Grand Palace cost you around 500 THB per adult.
Note: You must dressed up appropriately while entering the Grand Palace. Long pants and full sleeves are the recommended ones. You can also get clothes for rent at the entrance.
6. Catch the Alcazar and Tiffany show in Pattaya
The Thailand trip won’t be complete if you don’t visit the cabarets. One of the most famous cabarets shows in Thailand are Alcazar and Tiffany’s shows, and these are the worthy ones to try.
There are more than 15 performances in the show, and it will last more than one hour. Compliment drinks will be provided during the show. After the end of the show, you can take pictures with the artists for 80 THB.
Note: The Tiffany show is performed by the ladyboys who are famous in Pattaya!
Timings: The show will start only in the evening, i.e., from 6 pm to 9 pm every day.
What is the cost of the entry tickets? You can get a standard ticket for around 500 THB, and you can get the VIP seat for 800 THB.
7. Explore Pattaya nightlife in Pattaya walking street
Your Thailand trip will be meaningless without exploring the Pattaya nightlife. Pattaya walking street is one of the best places to explore the nightlife. Note, this place is not for families and kids, although this place is safe for all.
Things to do in walking street:
- Enjoy the performance of the band on the roads.
- Try local seafood and try the famous Italian ice cream
- Bars, night clubs are the other must-do ones.
- Watch Muay Thai show – a famous boxing show in Pattaya walking street.
8. Beat the heat with Amazing water theme parks
If you are coming to Bangkok with Kids, you must spend an entire day in the water theme park. The most famous amusement parks in Bangkok are Cartoon Network and the Ramayana theme park.
Ramayana water theme Park is the 2nd largest theme park in Asia, which was opened in 2016. You can get several amazing rides in the park, and some of them are most extensive in the world. You can also get Thai massage inside the park for an additional cost.
What is the cost of entry ticket to Ramayana water theme park?
An adult ticket will cost you around 1100 TH, and the child ticket will cost you around 800 THB. You can also book a combo package for 1400 THB, which include ticket and Thai meal.
9. Cartoon Network water park
Cartoon Network is highly recommended and not to miss activity in Thailand if you are touring with Kids. The park is themed around the Cartoon Network channel characters like Ben 10, Johnny Bravo, etc.
You can experience the best water rides, giant waves, and high-speed water slides, and kids will love this park for sure!
This theme park is around 15 to 20 km from Pattaya town, and you can easily reach here by getting a taxi.
The park is operational from 10 am to 6 pm, and the entry ticket will cost you around 1300 THB.
10. Visit the Similan Islands
Similan islands are one of the unexplored islands in Phuket, which is gaining its popularity now, and it is a highly recommended place to visit if you want to stay away from the crowd as this is located around 80 km from Phuket. Similan islands are a combination of 11 islands, where you will be mesmerized with its beautiful clear water, and it is one of the best places snorkeling and diving.
Similan islands are closed every year from May to October, and it will be open for visitors from October 15th to April as per Thai Government regulations.
You can get a full day tour to visit Similan Islands for 2500 AED. It will take around 90 minutes to reach the Similan Islands with Speed boat.
Undoubtfully, visiting Similan islands is one of the must-do things in Thailand if you are coming to Thailand from November to April.