Top 6 unique experiences in Thailand
There’s absolutely no doubt that Thailand is one of the most incredible travel destinations in the world. In 2017 alone, the country welcomed 35 million foreign visitors. Thailand is well known for its friendly and fun-loving people. “The Land of Smiles” has countless attractions and things to do. Find out about some of the most unique experiences in Thailand and discover why people fall in love with it so easily.
Before traveling to Thailand though, make sure that you have checked the entry requirements for your nationality. Citizens of eligible countries can easily obtain the Thailand visa online by completing a form with their personal details. Bear in mind you will always need a valid passport to travel to Thailand. With an approved Thailand online visa you will be ready to explore this beautiful southeast Asian country.
Top 6 unique experiences in Thailand
1. Michelin Food While on a River Cruise
When visiting Thailand, getting to know Bangkok should be on every traveler’s list. The city has much to offer, from its street markets to some incredibly fun rooftop bars with stunning views. But for a unique experience in Thailand take a boat ride in the Chao Phraya River. Not just any boat though, take the Supanniga Cruise. An extension of the Michelin star global brand Supanniga Eating Room, this 40-seat luxurious dinner cruise offers a different perspective of Bangkok. You can choose between an evening cocktail cruise or the evening champagne cruise. The mouthwatering food will match perfectly with the views of the city.
2. Discover the Tee Lo Su Waterfalls
The UNESCO protected waterfalls of Tee Lo Su are situated in the Burmese border where you will also find the Thung Yai Naresuan National Reserve. The reserve is home to tigers elephants and bears. Also known as Thee Lor Sue, this is the largest and highest waterfall in Thailand with 250 meters high and almost 450 meters wide. The waterfall is part of the Mae Klong River, which flows down from Huai Klotho into Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary. A perfect escape from bustling cities, you can get on a rubber raft or a bamboo raft to explore the area.
3. Join a Muay Thai Camp
Is fitness essential in your life? And, are you looking to try something new? Then you should try Muay Thai, a form of boxing. This combat sport uses stand-up striking along with clinching techniques. The sport is known as the “Art of Eight Limbs” because the wrestler uses their fists, elbows, knees, and shins. While visiting Thailand a unique experience is to sign up at a Muay Thai Camp. There are plenty of camps to choose from, all you need to take into consideration is that the camp should be clean, safe and have adequate training space and bag access.
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4. Flyboarding while in Koh Samui
One of the most exciting and fun things to do in Thailand is to go flyboarding. An excellent location to do this is Koh Samui, a melting pot that attracts travellers from all around the globe. This beautiful island is the perfect backdrop for your unique flying experience. You don’t need wings to fly! The flyboard structure is simple and you will not be required to follow any training. You will stand on the board where your feet go on attached boots. The water stream comes from a hose below the board which is also connected to an aquabike. You can practice flyboarding for 10, 15, 20 or 30 minutes, depending on your budget.
5. Visit the incredible Wat Rong Khun
Better known as the White Temple, this a contemporary and privately owned art exhibit in the style of a Buddhist Temple. Located in the Chiang Rai Province in Thailand, it is a fascinating spot to visit. Most of Thailand’s Buddhist temples have centuries of history, however, the construction of Wat Rong Khun began in 1997 by the Thai artist Chalermchai Kositpipat. From a distance it seems as if the temple was made of porcelain, but it is actually painted in white and decorated with crystals. Instead of traditional Buddhist representations, the artist painted contemporary scenes to symbolize samsara (the realm of rebirth and delusion). Visitors will find depictions of Neo, from the film The Matrix, Superman, and Hello Kitty among others.
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6. Reach the top of the Tiger Cave Temple
Situated north of Krabi, the Tiger Cave Temple is famous for the tiger paw prints in the cave. Wat Tham Suea, its Thai name, is surrounded by tropical rainforests. The temple sits on top of a steep and long stairway made of 1,237 steps. Take plenty of water with you and climb at your own pace. The effort will be worth it, once you’re at the top you will be able to enjoy the breathtaking views of limestone cliff formations. While you’re in Krabi you should also consider exploring some of the deep caves in the area.
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