By Laura Burke
Thinking of a holiday to Thailand? We’ve made a list of the top 5 things you won’t want to miss during your adventure! Think exotic beaches, amazing festivals and sacred sites, you’ll love every moment spent in the beautiful country of Thailand.
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Sitting in the heart of Bangkok, the Grand Palace is one of the most famous attractions in Thailand. The palace was home to the king, his court and the entire government of Thailand for 150 years. Covering an area of 218,400 sq. metres the Grand Palace houses the throne halls and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha which is one of the most sacred places in Thailand. The Grand Palace is absolutely beautiful and is home to some amazing sights as well as fantastic traditional Thai architecture. As this is a sacred site there is a strict dress code, no shorts, sleeveless tops or bare feet are allowed within the grounds of the Grand Palace.
Damnoen Saduak floating market is world-famous and is one of the more unusual things you can do during your visit to Thailand. Located 100 kilometres from downtown Bangkok, boats along the canals sell food, fruits and souvenirs. You can rent a boat to visit the market or take a local day tour, while you’re there indulge in some shopping, take photos and enjoy a meal from one of the food vendors which will serve you your meal on a fishing pole. This is a once in a lifetime experience and is an exotic experience not to be missed.
Breath-taking beaches, calm turquoise waters and unique marine life, Ko Phi Phi Islands are considered to be amongst the most beautiful in the world. Home to a vibrant night life, rock climbing and world-class diving they are worth visiting for the scenery alone. Made up of 6 islands, they’re in close proximity to Phuket, Krabi and Koh Lanta. Visit these beautiful islands as part of a day trip or stay on the island for a few days to really absorb all that it has to offer. A must see during your Thailand adventure.
Thailand’s Full Moon Parties are legendary and up to 30,000 party goers travel to the beaches of Koh Phagan to celebrate every full moon with a massive all night party. A Full Moon Party is an experience like no other as you cover yourself in neon paint, sip on buckets full of vodka and coke and dance under the moon light surrounded by fire dancers and other tourists. Going to a Full Moon Party is guaranteed to be one of the highlights of your Thailand holiday.
Songkran is the traditional Thai New Year, celebrated in April each year across the entire festival, water is traditionally sprinkled during the festival as it is believed to wash away your bad luck and sins. Nowadays it has turned into a huge water fight which brings cities to a standstill with many businesses shutting to participate in the fun. Bangkok’s water fights are the biggest and the festival extends into a week of ceremonies, concerts, water fights and parties in many cities. This is such a unique experience and it’s a lot of fun that you won’t want to miss out on!
See all of these sights and more during your unforgettable Thailand adventrue!
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