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Looking for ideas on what you can, or in fact should, do while in Thailand? Look no further! Whether it’s gently enjoying the swings on a certain tropical beach or rock climbing while enjoying Thailand’s most beautiful view, come and marvel at everything it has to offer! And pay close attention, because after reading our bucket list, you’ll undoubtedly want to expand your own!

1. Enjoy the beach swings on the Similan Islands

Swing at Similan Islands

2. See the Nam Tok Thilawsu waterfalls from up close @ Um Phang

Thi Lor Su Waterfall at Umphang

Photo credit: Amir Yalon

3. Go on a boat trip along the Phang Nga delta @ Phuket

Panyi Village in Phang Nga

Photo credit: Simba Sea Trips

4. Meet locals with Withlocals & Couchsurfing

Eating with locals

Photo credit: Wutthichai Charoenburi

5. See millions of lotus flowers from up close on Talay Bua Daeng lake @ Udon Thani

Red Lotus Sea in Udon Thani

Photo credit: Susornpol Joe Watanachote

6. Have a drink at a rooftop bar @ Bangkok

Sky Bar rooftop, Lebua State Tower

Sky Bar rooftop at Lebua State Tower. Photo credit: Ninara

7. Participate in a huge water fight during Songkran @ Bangkok or Chiang Mai

Songkran Festival

Photo credit: Wyndham Hollis

8. Wash elephants @ Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai

Elephant Nature Park

9. Eat street food @ Bangkok

Streetfood in Bangkok

Photo credit: Ninara

10. Relax on white sandy beaches @ Koh Lipe

Sunrise Beach on Koh Lipe

11. Buy a bunch of bananas on the Floating Market @ Bangkok

Bangkok Floating Market

Photo credit: Georgie Pauwels

12. Visit paradise @ Maya Bay, Koh Phi Phi

Maya Bay - Koh Phi Phi

13. Visit temple caves @ Hua Hin & Phetchaburi

Small temple shrine inside the Phraya Nakhon Cave
Khao Luang Cave in Phetchaburi

14. Go sea kayaking @ Koh Hin Son at Koh Lipe

Koh Adang Viewpoint

15. Get a traditional Yak Sant Tattoo in Thailand

Sak Yant Tattoo

Photo credit: Pitbull Tattoo Thailand

16. Visit the Railway Market @ Bangkok

Maeklong Railway Market

Photo credit: Fabio Achilli

17. Go rock climbing in Krabi @ Railay Beach

Climbing at Ton Sai, Railay

Photo credit: Maria Ly

18. Climb and swim in the Erawan Falls @ Kanchanaburi

Erawan Falls in Erawan National Park, Kanchanaburi

19. Visit the heavenly white temple Wat Rong Khun @ Chiang Rai

Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai

20. Visit Bangkok’s 5 main temples

Wat Pho in Bangkok

Photo credit: Thomas Ballandras

21. Wake up in a straw cabin @ Khao Sok National Park

One of the floating villages in Khao Sok National Park

Photo credit: Stefan Magdalinski

22. Go ziplining: soar above the jungle @ Chiang Mai

Eagle Track Zipline in Chiang Mai

23. Release floating lanterns into the sky during the Yee Peng festival @ Chiang Mai

Yee Peng in Chiang Mai

Photo credit: John Shedrick

24. Bike along Bangkok’s canals @ Bangkok

Crossing the street in Chinatown remains a challenge - Cycling in Bangkok

Photo credit: Reisjunk.nl

25. Hop on a tuk-tuk and race down the street @ Bangkok

Tuk tuk in Bangkok

Photo credit: Marco Nürnberger

26. Slide down a waterfall @ Chiang Mai

Water slide in Chiang Mai

27. Dine on the beach @ Koh Kood

The Viewpoint Cafe in Koh Kood

28. Take a walk through ancient Thailand @ Sukhothai & Ayutthaya

Wat Mahathat in Sukhothai
Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon in Ayutthaya

29. Take scuba diving classes @ Koh Tao

Diving Koh Tao

Photo credit: Coral Grand Divers

30. Party until sunrise @ Full Moon Party, Koh Phangnan

Mariska at the Full Moon Party

What’s on your bucket list?


Author Sander

Former elementary school teacher, storyteller, sports enthusiast, and adventurer. Love to do the "impossible", which is usually the exact opposite of what’s expected.

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