The Ultimate Thailand Bucket List – What Will You Try?
A Thailand bucket list is a collection of must-visit places and experiences in Thailand. Reach To Teach has created the ultimate bucket list that showcases Thailand’s diverse culture, natural beauty, and unique attractions. Thailand is a popular travel destination for various reasons. Creating a Thailand bucket list helps travelers and teachers make the most of their visit.
Thailand is the number one tourist country in Asia and for good reason. Simply put, it’s a stunning experience all around. Teaching in Thailand isn’t all about teaching though. Here are some things that our teachers enjoy doing during the first year abroad in Thailand!
Add these things to your Thailand bucket list!
1. Dine al fresco in one of the most exciting cities in Asia
2. Join one of Thailand’s numerous photography groups and connect with other artists
3. Experience Bangkok’s nightlife and dance the night away
4. Visit Wat Arun at sunset
5. Visit the Grand Palace in Bangkok
6. Go island-hopping or take a boat cruise out to a deserted island for a beach picnic
7. Visit Thailand’s Hill Tribe villages
8. Join in the fun at Asia’s largest water festival at Songkran/Thai New Year water festival in April
9. Shop until you drop at night markets and day markets all over the country
10. At Khao Sai Dao Waterfall, visitors can explore a wildlife sanctuary, as well as an astonishing 16-level waterfall that flows year round.
Here are 10 more experiences to add to your Thailand bucket list!
- Visit the White Palace in Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand
- Volunteer at a wildlife sanctuary in Thailand and learn how to care for some of its amazing animals
- Experience a tuk-tuk ride anywhere on the island. It’s the ultimate Thai experience!
- Try Bangkok’s alternate highway route through the city by taking a long boat down Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River. This taxi boat system picks people up and drops them off at points along the city. It’s a great way of seeing the city from the water
- Visit a floating sea Gypsy village
- Try all the street food and wash it back with an ice-cold Singha
- Try a traditional Thai massage
- A day trip to the royal city of Ayutthaya is a short train ride from Bangkok. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the royal city is filled with temples and religious ruins.
- The Temple of the Reclining Buddha is the resting place for a 43 meter long reclining Buddha. It’s known as Wat Phra Chettuphon Wimon Mangkhlaram Ratchaworamahawihan.
- Slingshot to Heaven. This is Bangkok’s Giant Swing at 27 meters tall is standing amidst Bangkok’s other skyscrapers.
Here are more reasons to teach in Thailand
- Take a Muay Thai boxing lesson
- Book yourself into a jungle trek in Northern Thailand
- Join an island yoga class and find your inner calm
- Explore the canyons of Pai. Although this trek is nowhere near as fabulous as the Grand Canyon, the canyons of Pai are a stunning way to see Northern Thailand
- Go spider-monkey climbing in Koh Phi Phi
- Eat all the pad thai you can find
- Explore some caves in Krabi
- Cross the Bridge on the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi province. Llearn about the province’s dark past. WW2 prisoners of war were forced to construct a railway line from Thailand to Burma by Japanese soldiers. The bridge acts as reminder to the 7,000+ men who gave their lives to build it.
- Khao Yai National Park’s Bat Caves are located in Thailand’s second largest park, Hin Tung. Visitors can see thousands of bats in these caves and watch as the bats come out to hunt at twilight. The site is so unusual, it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Still not convinced? Check our Thailand Country Guide which includes an incredible amount of resources for teachers and travelers.
Further reading for Thailand enthusiasts:
- Culture in Thailand
- Etiquette in Thailand
- A ‘How To’ Guide To Volunteering In Thailand
- My Thailand Tale Part 1 A Reach To Teach teacher’s tale of her adventures in Thailand
- My Thailand Tale Part 2 A Reach To Teach teacher’s tale of her adventures in Thailand
Finally, interested in teaching in Thailand? We’ve got you covered with our Teach English in Thailand page.
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