Top 3 Things to Do in Thailand

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Wiang Kum Kam, Thailand. Photo by Mathew Schwartz on Unsplash

Thailand is well known as a country worth visiting, with its attractions commonly shown in television and movies. But you won’t be able to really experience the country’s beauty until you see it for yourself when you visit. Once you’re there, here are the three things you should be sure not to miss doing.

See the Grand Palace

Probably the most famous attraction in all of Bangkok if not the whole of Thailand is the Grand Palace, which is over 200 years old and serves as the official residence of the Kings of Siam. There are also plenty of sights worth seeing near it like the Emerald Buddha, Wat Pho, and the Temple of Dawn. Try to visit at sunset if you don’t mind crowds.

Visit the Elephant Nature Park

Elephants are the national symbol of Thailand, so many people seek out elephant encounters when they visit. However, many places that offer these are actually cruel to their animals and not the kind of places you want to support with your money. But one place that you can feel good about visiting is Elephant Nature Park which rescues elephants and rehabilitates them.

Check Out Chiang Mai

If you’re looking to wander off the beaten track, go ahead and travel up into northern Thailand into Chiang Mai, a city popular amongst backpackers and digital nomads. It has dozens of temples, a beautiful Old Town, and a cool artist’s village.