If you’re trying to decide where to book your next getaway, definitely consider Thailand. While this tropical destination is home to the fresh coconuts used in our coconut water, there are many other hidden treasures to this country. Here are 10 things you have to do in Thailand.
A vacation isn’t complete without a relaxing spa day, and Thailand is renowned for their unique massages that combine yoga, acupuncture, and ancient healing techniques. This isn’t your traditional deep-tissue massage, it’s better! Plus, Thai massages are notoriously inexpensive, meaning that you potentially could start each day with a rejuvenating massage. Learn more (open in new tab).
Yi Peng Lantern festival
If you happen to be in Thailand in November, check out this dazzling festival. Celebrated on the full moon of the 12th month of the Thai lunar calendar, this spectacle originated as a marker of the end of the monsoon season and the start of cooler weather. Nothing is quite as beautiful as a sky saturated with warm, glowing lanterns. Learn more (open in new tab).
Red Lotus Lake
Contrary to its name, this lake is filled with pink, tropical water lilies. Lotus or lily, this lake is a breathtaking sea of color. Whether you want to sit by the water and sip on a glass of Thai iced tea, or take a boat tour through the ocean of flowers, this is a must-see destination. Learn more (open in new tab).
Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai
Founded in the 1990s, this park is a rescue sanctuary for elephants all over the country. Bring the whole family and experience the joy of feeding and bathing these majestic animals. If you want to help out beyond your trip, sponsor an elephant to ensure they are well taken care of for years to come. Learn more (open in new tab)
Chiang Mai’s Flight of the Gibbon
Want to visit the place where the zipline craze originated? Check out Flight of the Gibbon in Chiang Mai, where you can fly through the thick jungles, while learning all about wildlife conservation. This is both an exhilarating and refreshing experience. Learn more (open in new tab).
Flyboard and Jetpack in Kon Samui
If you’ve ever wished you could fly, this is your perfect place. In Kon Samui, you can rent a flyboard or a jetpack and soar over the ocean, thanks to high-pressure water jets. This one is for the thrill-seekers! Learn more (open in new tab).
Snorkeling in Phi Phi
With its clear, blue waters and eye-catching cliffs, Phi Phi Island has a multitude of snorkeling locations. Whether you want to swim with the sharks or float above the fish, these waters are perfect for a relaxing day, just be sure to wear sunscreen! Learn more (open in new tab).
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Water markets have been part of Thailand’s culture for over 100 years. While there are many water markets across the country, Damnoen Saduak is the longest, straightest canal, making it the perfect spot for a variety of vendors. If you’re looking for a unique place to eat, relax, and take in the culture, this floating market is the place to be. Learn more (open in new tab).
Thai cooking class- market to table
If you’re a fan of Thai food and want a few recipes to bring back home, try out a Thai cooking class. Shop at the local market and turn your fresh produce into an authentic dish that’s full of flavor and love. Learn more (open in new tab).
Drink from a coconut
Of course we had to add this one in here. The coconuts used in Taste Nirvana Coconut Water come from the heart of Thailand’s Nakorn Pathom region. This lush location is known for its naturally sweet coconuts – come taste for yourself! Learn more (open in new tab).
Taste Nirvana is a family-owned company that spans across three generations of a Thai family. Taste Nirvana has been an innovative force in the coconut water industry and has created a variety of coconut water (open in new tab) flavors, including: Original Real Coco, Coco Pulp, Coco Aloe, Coco Passion (with Passion Fruit Juice & Seeds), Coco Matcha, and Coco Coffee. Taste Nirvana Real Coconut Water is gathered at the source in Thailand’s famous coconut grove region, and bottled within hours of harvest.