Thailand Tourism - 2020 (471 Tours & Activities)

A fun-filled, brimming with culture, history and natural wonders, this Land of a Thousand Smiles is ripe with countless travel temptations and with the advent of  Thailand Tourism, it has emerged as a magnet for tourists across the world. This kingdom of amazement truly is a wondrous place to endure it all. You will be able to discover some of the spectacular tourist places in Thailand that will make you go in awe of this vivid South-East Asian jewel.

Mainly Bangkok, Phi Phi Islands, and Phuket are the most included destinations in the
Thailand tour packages. Apart from these, a lot of countryside destinations and little-known places like the UNESCO city of Ayutthaya, the gateway to the Golden Triangle Chiang Rai, Railay Beach or the secluded island of Koh Kood are coming into the limelight as the promising tourist spots.

If you keep your eyes open for the unknown and have the heart to explore the undiscovered, then there are a lot of
things to do in Thailand that you can enjoy during your vacation here. The intriguing Thailand shopping, Scuba diving in the Andaman sea, Elephant bathing & feeding at several national parks, and visiting several Buddhist temples like Wat Phra & Wat Arun are a plateful of the attractions that suit everyone’s taste.

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06 May 2019
Excellent
The best experience of sea life till date. It overseeded my previous experience at underwater world pattaya. Getting tickets was hassle free - just show the QR code and get your ticket from Information Desk. Best feeding shows observed here. The sea otter feeding show was specially enjoyable with the otters asking for more food by shaking their hands above their chests. Next the penguin show, diver show, sea life 3D show, shark feeding show, etc. were awesome. You can chill around as it is cool inside with cafeteria everywhere. Those sharks in giant aquariums really amazed me and they are living in harmony with other fishes for the past 10 years (as learnt). The ambience was great with dim lights everywhere. A great place for kids to enjoy. There were numerous fishes as well, including the famous Giant of Siam - an Amazon fish.
29 March 2019
Excellent
"awesome experience. with good food, breeze views. loved it."
13 May 2019
Excellent
Best jungle tour ever! Safari world is great where you can observe wildlife closely that includes birds, giraffes, rhinos, etc. The main attractions are tiger feeding and lion feeding inside safari world (which we were lucky to see) where a woman in the rear of the car inside a cage feeds the tigers and the lions from inside. As learnt only she can come near to them as they know her scent. It was nearly a half an hour tour through the jungle life and it was a thrilling experience. The Marine park was also great with many human and animal shows such as Orangutan show, Cowboy stunt show, Spy war, Bird show, etc. and the notable Dolphin show which was best among all. Guys please do not miss this show. The international buffet was also great with varieties of dishes though you can try out Indian buffet as well. Thanks to thrillophilia for making this trip memorable.
10 May 2019
Excellent
This was a great experience and I found the cheapest ticket on Thrillophilia. There was no admission issue. When showing the voucher printout at ticket window, we found that they already had a list of online bookings and they verified our names against it and let us enter. The ocean tunnel was great - we saw sharks, sting rays, large fishes and "giant of siam" - huge fishes bigger than humans. the feeding shows were awesome! the sting rays were cute and the diver hugged them and fed them small shrimps. The fishes were fighting for the bread crumbs and small fishes that the diver was feeding. It was worth visiting and truly a memorable experience. It may not be as big as the Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World in Bangkok but the price is really very cheaper than it. A must visit for anyone visiting Pattaya.
10 May 2019
Soubhik Kumar Snorkeling at Pattaya
Excellent
This was a great activity and one of the most budget friendly options for water sports. There was parasailing, sea walking, jet ski, banana boat ride, water slide, glass bottom boat and snorkeling activity. Sea food lunch was good - 1 fried chicken leg, 1 crab and 1 prawn for each, and noodles, rice, lettuce, chicken soup with medium chicken pieces, and a fish to be shared on the table with 5-6 people. Please note Free hotel pick up is only provided if you stay along North Pattaya road, Central Pattaya road, South Pattaya Road or along the beach near these roads. Otherwise you have to pay 200 THB per person (so better to take taxi/Grab/songthaew tuc-tuc if more than 1 person). Also for snorkeling, if you have glasses and high negative power (Mine is : -3.5), you would not able to see much as you have to leave your glasses to wear the snorkeling mask. If you know swimming it is better, they do provide life jackets to all (it keeps you afloat always) and net rafts to non-swimmers. Since I was a non-swimmer I had to hold the rope and row the net raft with my hands to roam. If you know swimming you can roam around and view the corals properly. For snorkeling your nose is covered in mask and you have to breathe through mouth with a pipe. My father was uncomfortable with it and came out of water soon. Just take a note. This was a great experience.
22 February 2020
Superb
Thrilling! This is a once in a lifetime experience and we loved the seamless before and after sales service that we got. We took this trip for our 25th wedding anniversary and we couldn’t have made a better choice regarding the destination. The desert safari is a simply must-do part of the Dubai trip and should not be missed. Definitely looking forward to another trip with our children and grandkids, hopefully.
22 February 2020
Excellent
Delicious food! This was an evening to remember and totally made the trip seem worth it. We did not face any delays in transfers or stay thanks to Thrillophilia and its dedicated team which made our Dubai trip a ‘happy’ one. As an adventure freak, I especially enjoyed the quad biking along with my family. Our photos have made me nostalgic to take another trip to this sunny paradise again!
22 February 2020
Excellent
We had an excellent experience the whole trip was made very memorable thanks to the hassle-free booking experience made possible by Thrillophila. We felt that it was really worth the price we paid for the unforgettable moments of enjoyment we got during this trip. We had a very decent and friendly guide who catered to our needs and was very friendly.
22 February 2020
Excellent
We managed to get a cracker of a deal through Thrillophilia and had no issues in booking our trip. Almost felt it was a bit of a steal considering the prices. Cannot recommend our trip without special mention to our guide during the desert safari who made the experience memorable. Great trip for families to take. Also enjoyed the Dhow ride in the morning hours and all the shopping that I managed to do.
22 February 2020
Excellent
Had a hassle-free booking experience with Thrillophilia. Enjoyed it at a good price as well. The guide was friendly and accommodating and ensured that we had a good time. Will definitely recommend this if you are looking for a good family outing.

People Also Ask About Thailand

  1. What will you like in Thailand:

    The elephant experience: The national symbol of Thailand is its Elephant. It is a revered animal and there are plenty of ways to be a part of this symbolic culture. Visit the elephant sanctuaries and tick this off your to-do list.

    Go island hopping:
    Thailand consists of over 5,000 miles of differing coastlines waiting for its visitors to explore. Transportation is not a problem as there are long-tail boats as well as other forms of travel provided especially for the visitors’ convenience. Enjoy Island hopping in Thailand by visiting different islands such as  Phuket, Krabi, Ko Phi Phi Lee, Ko Phi Phi Don, and others.

    Photo sessions by the clear and calm seas:
    The sea and climate conditions are so clear in Thailand that one cannot resist capturing the moment or capturing themselves at the moment. Explore the different landscapes of the area and enjoy a nice and relaxing walk through the picturesque Gulf of Thailand.

    Visit the Hill tribe village:
    Thailand is quite developed. However, there are numerous tribal villages in and around the region such as Akha, Lisu, Hmong, and Karen that are quite friendly too. Visitors can visit this place and experience the lifestyle that they might not be able to obtain by staying at a Thailand resort or hotel.

    The local festivals of Thailand:
    Visitors are more than welcome to join in and embrace the local festivals that take place in Thailand. Get a unique insight into the local customs and traditions and get fascinated by events like Loi Krathong, the Thai New Year, the Naga Fireballs and much more.

    Shop in the floating markets:
    As unique as the name is, the floating market is quite literally a floating market wherein rickety wooden boats are piled up with a colorful local product that offers the best kind of bargains to its visitors.

    Trekking through Kanchanaburi:
    The Kanchanaburi province is the area filled with lush-green forest regions and is definitely a haven for backpackers. Enjoy a trek through this forest and get refreshed. This is among those must-do things in Thailand. Cross the cornerstone bridges with your friend and loved ones and spend an evening with nature. Feel one with yourself and appreciate the natural beauty for the way it is.
  2. When is the best time to visit Thailand?

    Thailand being largely tropical is humid all year around with moderate temperate in the 28-35°C range; the mountains are where you can go for relief. The best time to go to Thailand is during the dry season that stretches roughly from November until April. There are three seasons to consider your preferences:

    Winter: It lasts from November to the end of February, it doesn't rain much and temperatures are at their lowest, although you will barely notice the difference in the south and will only need to pack a sweater if hiking in the northern mountains, where temperatures can fall as low as 5°C. This is the most popular time to visit and, especially around Christmas and New Year's or at Chinese New Year a few weeks later.

    Summer: March to June, Thailand swelters in temperatures as high as 40°C (104°F), pleasant enough when sitting on the beach with a drink in hand, but not the best time of year to go temple-tramping in Bangkok.

    Rainy: From July to October, although it only really gets 
    underway in September, tropical monsoons hit most of the country. This doesn't mean it rains non-stop, but when it does it pours and flooding is not uncommon.

  3. How to reach Thailand?

    By Plane: The main international airports in Thailand are at Bangkok and Phuket, and both are well-served by intercontinental flights. The plus point that one comes across is the minimum or low range of price of the airline tickets. It is due to the various and maximum numbers of airlines that fly to Asia pit stop in Bangkok.

    By Road: Driving up to Bangkok from Malaysia and Singapore is not a difficult task to do if you have your own vehicle to travel. Rental vehicles are mainly not preferable for long distance journeys in the country. There are some main crossings that one will come across while driving 
    is Padang Besar and Sadao in Songkhla province, Betong in the Yala province, and Sungai KoloK in the Narathiwat province. Apart from personal drive tourists can easily get the regular travel buses from Singapore to the southern hub of Hat Yai.

    By Train: Travelling by train is not that a preferable way of a journey by many tourists as it can be very much time taking and boring in comparison to other means of transport. Thailand contains a sole international railway service which is linked to Butterworth, near Penang, along with Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia connecting the Singapore railways as well. The tickets that are available for travel by rail are mainly cheap, even the first class ones, as compared to other services.
  4. Do I need a visa for Thailand? How does one get a Vietnam visa?

    One does not need a visa to visit Thailand on vacation. Citizen of any country traveling to Thailand on vacation, not planning on staying for more than 30 days, and  haven't entered the country as a tourist for more than 90 days in the past six months, doesn’t need to apply for a visa. You'll be granted a 30-day entry permit when you arrive at the airport or border crossing. If you're planning on an extended vacation here, you can apply for a 60-day tourist visa in advance at the Royal Thai Embassy.

  5. What is the currency of Thailand and where can I get my money exchanged?

    • The currency of Thailand is Thai baht. The best thing to do would be to carry a Thai Baht Forex Card with you before leaving. Thai Baht as cash usually has a higher mark-up and is subject to availability in the market, whereas Forex cards loaded with Thai Baht are easily available and cost-effective. You should load the card with Thai Baht instead of USD to avoid cross-currency charges of 4%. It is recommended to buy a Forex card online before you leave for Thailand. Ensure you choose an online vendor which will let you reload Thai Baht easily, in case you run out of Forex when abroad.
  6. Which are the major tourist attractions in Thailand?

    There are several tourist attractions to visit in Thailand. Here’s a list of 25 tourist destinations to visit this vacation:

    - Ko Phi Phi
    - Phang Nga Bay 
    - Grand Palace 
    - Railay
    - Northern Hill tribes
    - Mu Ko Chang National Park
    - Ayuthaya Historical Park
    - Thai-Burma Railway
    - Full Moon Party at HaadRin
    - Similan Islands
    - Phanom Rung
    - Khao Sok National Park
    - Chatuchak Weekend Market
    - Koh Lipe
    - Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
    - Wat Arun
    - Ko Nang Yuan
    - Sukhothai Historical Park
    - Mu KoAng Thong
    - Khao Yai National Park
    - Prasat Hin Phimai
    - Hua Hin Beach
    - Floating Markets near Bangkok
    - Ao Nang
    - Erawan Falls 

    You can also check out the 
    best places to visit on honeymoon in Thailand here.

  7. What are the things to do in Thailand?

    There are a number of things that can be done when you’re in Thailand, here’s a list of things you can do:

    - Visit the Grand Palace
    - Go Elephant Trekking at Mahawangchang Elephant Camp
    - Have a Thai Massage
    - Visit the DamnoenSaduak Floating Market
    - Spend an Evening in Nana Plaza (Soi 4)
    - Climb the Sathorn Unique Tower
    - Take a trip to Koh Phi Phi
    - Visit a Ping Pong Show
    - Drive Like a Local
    - Eat Street Food
    - Have a Water Fight during Songkran
    - Visit Khao Yai National Park
    - Take a Trip to Wat Arun
    - Visit Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
    - Go to a Full Moon Party
    - Visit Phang Nga Bay
    - Go to Doi Suthep
    - Visit Railay Beach
    - Go Diving off The Coast of Koh Lanta
    - Take Part in the Loi Krathong Festival
    - Visit Pai
    - Take a Trip to the City of Ayutthaya
    - Take the Thai-Burma Railway
    - Visit Ewaran Falls

  8. What is the local food of Thailand? Which are the best places to taste this food?

    Thailand’s food needs little introduction. From San Francisco to Sukhothai, its profusion of exotic flavours and fragrances make it among the most coveted of international cuisines. As a walk through Bangkok forcefully reminds, these flavours and fragrances are seemingly inexhaustible. However, whether it be juicy pieces of grilled pork on a stick or a fiery bowl of ‘Tom Yum’ soup, we all have to start somewhere. And what better place than our carefully selected Top 10 of Thai Food, which spans everything from staple backpacker favourites to Thai classics.

    You can wander the streets of Bangkok for weeks, pointing at every single thing that looks tasty, handing over a couple dozen baht, and eating until you burst, all without ever trying the same thing twice. And you'd have difficulty spending more than around $10 a day doing it. Everywhere you go, from the fancy shopping malls downtown, to the grungy streets of Chinatown, to the vast semi-outdoor markets - even in the hyper-touristy areas around the gorgeous wats and palaces in the old city - you'll find hawkers offering fresh-cooked meals, sometimes eaten straight out of hand, sometimes while perched on little plastic seats around a makeshift picnic table.

    - Tom Yum Gong (Spicy Shrimp Soup)
    - Some Tums (Spicy Green Papaya Salad)
    - Tom Khan Kai (Chicken in coconut soup)
    - GaengDaeng (Red Curry)
    - Pad Thai (Thai Style Fried Noodles)
    - Kao Pad (Fried Rice)
    - Pad Krapow Moo Saap (Fried Basil and Pork)
    - GaengKeow Wan Kai (Green Chicken Curry)
    - Yams Nua (Spicy Beef Salad)
    - Kai Med Ma Muang (Chicken with Cashew Nuts)

  9. What is the best public transport to commute around Thailand?

    Travel in Thailand is inexpensive and efficient, if not always speedy. Unless you travel by plane, long-distance journeys in Thailand can be arduous, especially if a shoestring budget restricts you to hard seats and no air conditioning. Nonetheless, the wide range of transport options makes travelling around Thailand easier than elsewhere in Southeast Asia. Buses are fast, cheap and frequent, and can be quite luxurious; trains are slower but safer and offer more chance of sleeping during overnight trips; moreover, if travelling by day you’re likely to follow a more scenic route by rail than by road. Inter-town songthaews, air-conditioned minibuses and share-taxis are handy, and ferries provide easy access to all major islands. Local transport comes in all sorts of permutations, both public and chartered.

  10. Do I need to have any vaccinations before the trip to Thailand?

    One should take preventive measures for Zika Virus which is a risk in Thailand. It is strongly recommended that one takes the vaccination for typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, cholera, rabies, Japanese encephalitis and influenza.

  11. What is the local language in Thailand and which are the most commonly used greetings?

    Thailand and its neighbor Laos are dominated by languages of the Southwestern Tai family. Karen languages are spoken along the border with Burma, Khmer is spoken near Cambodia and Malay in the south near Malaysia.

    Before you pack for Thailand know some commonly used phrases to get through with your trip smoothly:

    Hello - Sawat Dee meaning  

    Krap and Kha, Adding
    krap or kha at the end of any word, phrase, or sentence make for politeness.

    Good morning! - A-
    roon-sa-was

    Good evening! - 
    sa-yan-sa-was

    Welcome! (To greet someone) - yin-dee-ton-
    rab   

    How are you? - 
    sa-bai-dee-mai

    Where is the (bathroom/ pharmacy)? - 
    houng-num(bathroom)/ ran-kay-ya(pharmacy) .... You-tee-nai-ka/krab

    How much is this? - aa-nee-tao-rai

  12. Which are the best shopping places in Thailand and what are they famous for?

    Of course, it is the price of some goods that makes shopping in Thailand an attractive prospect, but the breadth (and depth) of what is available also proves a draw. If you are in Thailand for a short visit consider looking at these top shopping areas and places.

    CentralWorld

    CentralWorld is the largest shopping mall in Bangkok. It's a one-stop destination for shopping, dining and entertainment.

    MBK

    MBK, founded in 1985, also known by its former name as Mah Boon Krong, is the most famous shopping mall located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand.

    Pantip Plaza

    For those of under the belief the particular country you come from is the pinnacle of high technology, a visit to Pantip Plaza will be a revelation!

  13. Here are the best tips Thrillophilia has to offer for your trip to Thailand.


    - Go for a budget sightseeing of Pattaya and Bangkok.

    - Full moon party in Koh Phangan.

    - Get an exotic Thai Massage.

    - Try a variety of food.

    - If you’ve come with your partner go for a romantic evening on a cruise in Phuket.
  14. Which are some of the famous beaches to visit in Thailand?

     
    Listed below are popular beaches in Thailand to enjoy your holidays:       

    - Nail Harn Beach, Rawai

    - PhraNang Cave Beach, Ao Nang

    - Kata Noi Beach, Karon

    - Freedom Beach, Patong

    - Railay Beach

    - Thong Nair Pan Noi, Koh Phangan

    - Kata Beach

    - Thong Nair Pan Yai, Koh Phangan

    - Bottle Beach, Koh Phangan

    - Sunrise Beach, Koh Lipe
  15. Which are some national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in Thailand?


    - Bang Lang, Yala

    - Doe Inthanan, Chiang Mai

    - Kaeng Krung, SuratThani

    - Mae Ngao, Mae Hong son

    - San kalaKhiri, Songkhla
  16. Which Islands are must visit in Thailand and why?

    The islands off the coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Siam are some of the most popular places for tourists to Southeast Asia to visit. Some of these islands are famous throughout the world for their beautiful beaches and party atmosphere. But the best islands in Thailand also offer numerous opportunities for recreation, spiritual exploration, and relaxation.

    Koh Lipe: Settled by sea gypsies, KoLipe is located in the Adang-Rawi Archipelago in southwest Thailand.

    Koh Lanta
    : Koh Lanta is made up of a group of islands off the coast of Thailand in the Krabi province.

    Koh Phangan
    : Koh Phangan is an island in the Gulf of Thailand, halfway between the islands of Koh Samui and Ko Tao.

     
    Phuket: Phuket is the name of both a Thai province and the main city of that province.

  17. When and where Full Moon Party happen in Thailand?

    The dates for the Full Moon Party in Thailand vary, and despite the name, they aren't always on the actual night of the full moon. Dates are sometimes altered so that they do not coincide with Buddhist holidays that often occur on full moons because of the lunar calendar. Thailand's Full Moon Party held monthly on the island of KohPhangan is one of the largest beach parties in the world. Although the party once began with a focus on EDM/electronic music, you'll now find lots of different music genres blasting up and down Sunrise Beach.

  18. Which floating markets are famous in Thailand?

    A floating market is a market that is located next to a body of water and vendors sell things directly out of their boats. Though some of the main waterways have since been filled in to make way for roads, Bangkok was once known as the Venice of Asia due to its extensive network of canals.

    Amphawa
    : Easily the most popular market with Thai locals, Amphawa is an entire neighborhood community that turns into a Disneyland-like floating market on the weekends.

    Damnoen Saduak: Located about 1.5 hours from Bangkok is the most popular tourist floating market in Thailand known as Damnoen Saduak. Over the weekend, hordes of foreigners flood the market on organized tours.

  19. What are the dos and don’ts for Thailand visit?

    One of the main reasons people travel is to explore other cultures and establish how other countries and cultures do things. It is then quite remarkable than to see people wandering around the kingdom imposing their cultural approach on the situations and events they encounter. Often these lead to confusion, worse, it sometimes leads to ugly scenes that are entirely avoidable with a modicum on insight on how things are done in Thailand. What follows then is a list of Dos and Don'ts for when you are in the kingdom:

    - The Monarchy
    : The monarchy is revered by all Thais and people will simply not tolerate any lack of respect towards any members of the royal family - past or present.

    - Religion: Thailand's national religion is Buddhism (although there are significant numbers of Muslims and a minority group of Christians) and it is very important to be respectful as far as the religion is concerned.

    - Buddha Images: Buddha images are sacred, whatever size or condition. Never climb on a Buddha image, and be very careful about taking photos - some images are so sacred photographs are forbidden.

    - Monks: Buddhist monks are not allowed to touch or be touched by a woman or accept anything a woman might offer. If a woman wants to give something to a monk it must first be given to a man, or put on a piece of cloth.

    - Shoes: Do not wear shoes inside a temple where Buddha images are kept. Take your shoes off before entering someone's home.

    - Greetings: Thais do not shake hands; they 'wai' - a gesture made by placing your hands together in front of your face a bowing a little.

    - The Head: Whereas in the west a friendly pat on the head, especially the head of someone a bit younger than you, will be regarded as a friendly and supportive gesture, in Thailand any gesture towards the head will cause Thais to recoil and will be greeted with shock and possibly annoyance.

    - The Feet: Whereas the head is the highest point of the body, the feet are the lowest. Do not point at things with your feet, and do not point the palms of your feet at anyone.

    - Shouting and Shows of Annoyance: In Thailand, shouting and shows of annoyance are entirely frowned upon, whatever the situation.

    - Drugs: Thailand takes drugs very seriously and is trying to eradicate unlawful drugs entirely.

    - General: 
    Kissing, cuddling, and similar behaviour is frowned upon if in public - especially amongst older Thais.

    - Smoking in the street is illegal - You can be fined 2,000 Baht.

    - Dropping litter in the street is illegal - Same fine applies.

    - Do not engage in the purchase of wild animals whether protected or not. Aside from moral 
    issues, punishments are very harsh.

  20. How is the nightlife in Thailand? Which places are must visit to experience best of Thailand nightlife?

    With its mixture of exoticism, romance, sense of adventure and plain excitement, nightlife in Thailand is unique. Of course, anyone who has never been to Thailand instantly conjures up visions of A Go-Go bars and sleazy back alley massage parlours; it’s true but not wholly representative of a country that has beautiful traditional dancing, an irrepressible culinary scene and lively bars and nightclubs. ‘One night in Bangkok’ can indeed make a hard man humble but one night in Chiang Mai can charm and one night in Phuket make you longing for more.

  21. What are some must do water sports in Thailand?

    There are a lot of interesting water sport activities that can be done in Thailand, Some of them listed below:

    - Kayaking

    - Scuba Diving

    - Windsurfing

    - Sailing

    - Flowboarding

    - Kitesurfing

    - Wakeboarding

  22. Which places are best for scuba diving in Thailand?

    The best scuba diving spots in Thailand are focussed on two areas. You can dive on both east and west coast, although the most spectacular diving is in the Andaman Sea on the west. Optimum time is between Decembers – April – however during the rainy season between May and October the diving on the east in the Gulf of Thailand is preferable.

  23. Where can we go for cruising in Thailand?


    - Amnat Charoen

    - Chai Nat

    - Kalasin

    - Krabi

    - Phang Nga
  24. Where can we go for Elephant trekking in Thailand?

    Trekking is very much like Homestay with much one-on-one time with your own elephant and lots of personal instruction.

    Few places to go for 
    Elephant Trekking in Thailand are:

    - Siam Safari, Phuket

    - Hua Hin

    - Bangkok