26 Feb What To Do With A Month In Thailand
Formerly known as Siam, Thailand is one of the most visited countries in Southeast Asia, with about thirty millions of tourists every year. Its natural beauty, fascinating history, interesting culture, and welcoming people are things that consistently draw travellers from all parts of the world to it.
If you are thinking of including Thailand to your next travel plans and have about one month to spend there, you need to start working on an itinerary to at least have a rough draft of which places you want to go to and what activities you want to do while there.
Book a flight to Bangkok
Bangkok is Thailand’s capital, so it is a good starting point to use for your trip. You can spend at least a week there and have sufficient time to check out the city’s top attractions.
Spend an entire day exploring the Grand Palace, Wat Prakaew, Wat Pho, and Wat Arun. On your second day, drop by the Floating Market and buy some fresh produce to munch on, then walk around Chinatown and embrace the lively and colorful atmosphere. Dedicate one whole day to shopping at the Chatuchak Market, a day for Khao San Road and Sukhumvit, and another for museums, such as the Bangkok National Museum and the Jim Thompson House.
Take an overnight train to Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai has a more relaxed and laidback vibe as compared to Bangkok. It has several temples, like the Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Phan Tao, Wat Bupparam, and Wat Phra Singh, which you can all visit in three or four days.
For the rest of the week, you can explore the numerous street bazaars, markets, and arcades all over the city to search for the best souvenirs you can bring back home. At night, you can take part in the city’s dynamic nightlife and live music shows in different bars and restaurants.
Go on a guided hike in Chiang Mai
There are several hiking trails through Chiang Mai province, and they may take a day or a week to complete. Depending on how much nature you want to see and how far you think your legs can take you, purchase a guided tour that best suits you.
Located 150 kilometers north of Bangkok, Lopburi is known for its hundreds of monkeys that crowd some of the city’s landmarks, waiting to be fed. Its Monkey Festival in November is a major festival that sees tons of both local and foreign tourists.
Lopburi also has a number of temples and shrines, such as the Prang Sam Yot and Sarn Phra Karn, which you should not miss even if you are just staying there for a couple of days.
Fly to Phi Phi Islands
From Lopburi, you can take the train back to Bangkok and fly to the world-famous Phi Phi Islands.
With their crystal-clear waters and fine sand, the beaches in this area is great for scuba diving, kayaking, snorkeling, and other water recreational activities.
Spend your remaining time in Thailand there and marvel at the sceneries from the film “The Beach,” right in front of your eyes, something that you thought you would never get to see first-hand.