My friends and I are travelling around Thailand from the 3rd of August for 3 weeks. We are starting in Bangkok followed by Chiang Mai, Phuket, phi phi, krabi, ko Samui, ko phangan and finally ko tao.
Any 'must do's' would be really appreciated!!
I was also wondering where we should stay in Chiang Mai. We're all in our early 20s and want to stay in a touristy area where there is lots to do and we can meet people travelling like us. I have been told to stay in the old city but which hostels are best?
There is no shortage of accom. availability in Chiang Mai especially during low season. Check out reviews on tripadvisor & agoda & you will be spoilt for choice.
Hello Abi, Thailand is a magical place which has so much to offer for any visitor. From the hustle and bustle of Bangkok to the pristine sandy beaches of the islands and to the rainforest in the North, Thailand is somewhere to visit at any time of year. A rich variety of adventure, culture and relaxation are the order of the day. Stoneman is correct that there will be no shortage when in comes to accommodations. Here are some places to visit. Phuket was only a town with minimal tourists who enjoyed its sandy beaches and clear turquoise sea. Today, it does not only offer gorgeous fine sand beaches but also a very interesting city to explore. One must see the city’s Sino-Portuguese architectures along the Thalag Road in Old Phuket Town and make sure you bring your bargaining skills to a variety of shopping stores.
Beaches in Phuket, the water is warm, island is fairly quiet and rustic atmosphere surrounds its beauty. It offers a relaxing feeling like spending your lazy days by swimming or snorkeling and even sun bathing. Also you can enjoy a non-stop, action-packed wave crashing and white water rafting river adventure including a visit to Monkey Hill, and elephant trekking.
In Samui, visit the famous Koh Samui attractions, wats, pagodas, and temples. Start a tour to the famous Big Buddha temple that features a majestic golden statue of Lord Buddha. Explore the wats and learn more about the century-old sculptures and traditional Thai art work.
And in Pattaya, you can find the simple pleasures of the nation’s most lively party street or be humbled by unique religious treasures. Explore nature, art, science and culture in ways you would never have imagined. Enjoy the raw beauty of the rainforest canopy or the glitz and glamour of the cabaret stage.