5 Ways to Have Fun in Thailand

  • gold Buddha statue

  • Man fills up his scooter with gas

  • Shore of the Phi Phi Beach with a building

  • people sitting on buckets outisde of a red and white food truck

  • colorful ingredients mixed together in a noodle soup

  • blue and white shirts on wooden hangers

As one of Asia’s primary travel destinations, Thailand offers mouthwatering food, beautiful beaches, and glittering temples that captivate the eye and overwhelm your senses.

  1. Join the locals

As a traveler, one thing that you should consider is how to interact with the locals. Take initiative to understand their culture and get to know them personally. Although English is not the common language in Thailand, once you interact with the locals you’ll soon realize how kind and hospitable they are. You will be treated as if you are a lifelong friend.

  1. Visit the Temples

Thailand has a lot of temples. One of the most visited temples in Thailand is Wat Pho, located in Bangkok, where you can discover the awe-inspiring Giant Reclining Buddha in this popular temple. Another interesting location is the Wat Chalong Temple; it is the most important among the 29 Buddhist temples of Phuket. This temple is dedicated to two well-known monks who led the citizens of Chalong in their fight against the Chinese rebellion and helped the injured with their knowledge of herbal medicine.

  1. Go to the Beach

During my 5-day stay, I had the chance to visit Phuket and I must say that it is amazing. Next, on my vacation, I headed to Thailand’s superstar, Phi Phi Island, which has been featured in many movies and it is the topic of conversation for many travelers. I had a few wonderful days to relax and enjoy the views. My favorite part of the island is the Ko Phi-Phi Leh, which is surrounded by a huge rock formation.  You can book a tour to visit the Island of Phi Phi, where you can find white sands and beautiful views. There are many tour packages available, make sure to barter for the best deal.

  1. Rent a scooter

The easiest and most budget-friendly way to get around when exploring the city is to rent a scooter. This is a great option if you are not touring with a big group because it is affordable and you can visit all of the attractions you want, at your own pace throughout the whole day. Plan ahead and make sure to barter to get the best rental rate.

  1. Shop and Eat

In my opinion, Thailand has the best food! Street vendors cooking in the area fill the streets with delicious smells, luring you in for a bite to eat. One of my favorites is Cha Kang Raw in Phuket. The Noodle Soup is delicious, you can choose from a variety of proteins including beef, pork, chicken or seafood. There are also tons of night markets where you can eat while you shop. A very popular night market in Thailand is the Chatuchak Market. Make sure to visit the Chatuchak Market in the morning to avoid big crowds while you’re browsing through a wide range of selections. I like the Srinakarin Train Night Market as well, it is very bright and spacious. The clothes are budget-friendly and you can barter with vendors to get the best value!

With even only a few days to explore, you will quickly fall in love with the country, food, beaches and everything Thailand has to offer.  I can’t wait to go back again to explore the islands and the city more! And, I hope you will choose to do the same, soon.

Woman posing for photo.

This post was written by Hilton Suggests Team Member, Gomi S. Are you interested in traveling to Phuket? Let us know if we can help you with any other recommendations. Tweet us for more great local travel tips!

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