With sumptuous cuisine, glorious culture, breath-taking mountains, stately architecture, sun-glazed beaches, lively marketplaces, and lush green forests, Thailand is a storehouse of all things wonderful. The country qualifies as an ideal family getaway for it caters to the needs of all, the children as well as the adults. More so for it is one of the most exotic, yet budget-friendly, travel destinations in the world. Here are all the places to visit and things to do in Thailand with family.
Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is a must-visit. The landscape of the city is dotted with ornate temples and sparkling rivers. From excellent fine-dining cafes and restaurants to finger-licking street-side eating joints, Bangkok’s culinary scene offers you the best of both worlds. Alpaca view is a unique little place that’s perfect for the entire family. It’s got a petting zoo, lovely farm, karaoke joint and snug little restaurant under one roof. For shopping, head to Chatuchak, Bangkok’s larger-than-life weekend market, a one-stop for buying pretty lamps, fashion clothes and accessories, and vintage ceramics.
GoFro Tip: Be sure to visit Flight Experience Bangkok where you and the kids can operate a Boeing 737-800NG flight simulator.
The beautiful island of Phuket has accomplished what few other places have, i.e. striking a perfect balance between the old and the new. With spectacular aquariums, fun jungle parks, interesting mazes, and great water parks, it allows you so much to see and to do. Visiting the Phuket Fantasea at Kamala Beach qualifies for a great activity, where hundreds of dancers come together with a dozen adult elephants to put up a one-of-its-kind live show.
GoFro Tip: Watch glorious sunrises and sunsets at one of Phuket’s white sand beaches to show your children just how incredible nature is.
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With opportunities of fun and adventure at every step, Krabi is an ideal family holiday destination. It is home to one of the best beaches in Thailand, the Phra Nang Beach. The blue waters of the place are perfect for everything, from lazing around in the sun to indulging in water-based adventure activities. Lying between the main city and Ao Nang, Railay which is also known as Rai Leh, is another such beach. Krabi allows you to indulge in a range of adventure delights with your family like rock climbing, snorkeling, forest explorations, and kayaking.
GoFro Tip: When at Phra Nang Beach or Railay, rent a speedboat and explore nearby places such as the Chicken Island, Poda Island, and the Tub Island.
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A big city with an old-world charm, Chiang Mai is one of the most interesting places to visit in Thailand. Doi Inthanon National Park, The Night Bazaar, and Maesa Elephant Camp are Chiang Mai’s major attractions. Named after the highest mountain of the country, Doi Inthanon, which stands with all its magnificence inside the park, the Doi Inthanon National Park is perfect for rock climbing enthusiasts. Maesa Elephant Camp, as its name suggests, allows you and your kids to feed, ride and play with the friendly giants.
GoFro Tip: Join a Monk Chant in town to experience the culture of Thailand at its best.
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With limitless natural beauty and larger than life attractions, Koi Samui is another one of Thailand’s greatest treasures. Ang Thong National Marine Park, Hin Lad Waterfalls, Wat Phra Yai Temple, and Wat Plai Laem are must visits. The clear waters of the place, along with the region’s distinct marine life, make it necessary for you to go snorkeling when here.
GoFro Tip: Take your kids for to volunteer at the island’s animal rescue center for some playtime with animals.
Plan according to how much time you have, and set out to enjoy the amazing things that Thailand has to offer you and your family.
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