Choose from 178 Fun Things to Do in Thailand
The northernmost town in Thailand, and one of the few official crossings to Myanmar, Mae Sai is an ideal starting point for tours of the Golden Triangle.
The Mae Sai Valley is in Chiang Rai province, and the busy border town at its heart is in a hilly location on cliffs bordering the Mae Nam Sai river.
Take a walk around the hilly town to visit Wat Phra That Doi Wao for views into Myanmar from the temple.
Being a busy border town, Mae Sai has plenty of accommodation, food stalls and restaurants. Shops here sell Burmese lacquerware, gems and jade.
The Mae Sai Valley is in the northern Thailand province of Chiang Rai, on the Myanmar border.
Mae Sai is 1.5 hours from Chiang Rai and 4 to 5 hours from Chiang Mai by bus.
Although the shrine is not very big and will only take a few moments of your time, it is a great stop if you happen to be in the Silom business district. The elaborate temple is open to visitors, although be careful not to get in the way of the religious faithful, dress conservatively and refrain from snapping photos.
The shrine was also recently renovated, but still contains inside the statues of several Hindu gods and goddesses. Images of Maha Uma Devi, the Hindu goddess of mercy, are everywhere. In October crowds of devotees parade her holy images around the streets of Bangkok in celebration.
Khlong Maha Sawat in Thailand, it is a khlong that starts from Khlong Lad Bang Kruai (tip phase of Khlong Bangkok Noi) near Wat Chaiyaphruek Mala, flowing through a demarcation line between Nonthaburi's Bang Kruai with Taling Chan and Thawi Watthana of suburb Bangkok, then flows through mostly area of Phutthamonthon and meet to Tha Chin River at Tambon Ngio Rai in Nakhon Pathom's Nakhon Chai Si. Total distance is 28 km (about 17 mi). Moreover, it is also known as Khlong Chaiyaphruek
Regarded as one of the oldest khlongs in Thailand, because it was canalized since the reign of King Mongkut (Rama IV) to be a shortcut to travel to worship Phra Pathom Chedi. At present, Khlong Maha Sawat is a well-known as agritourism destination. Villagers on both sides still maintain the traditional way of life, they still use natural water to bathe, drink and use as the main route for traffic.
Visitors can cruise by the long-tail boat to see the scenery and agricultural gardens throughout the route. And participate in collecting lotus or visit the fruit garden of locals to watch the orchard and mixed farming with seasonal fruits. Also, visit the paddy fields.
Nowadays, Khlong Maha Sawat is very popular place with tourists both Thais and foreigners, especially Japanese on the weekend.
The Chiang Mai Aquarium opened in 2008 and is more modern than the zoo. More than 25,000 fish are on display including species native to Thailand like giant Mekong catfish, barracuda, moray eels, and jellyfish. Don't forget to take a walk through the aquarium's 133 meter underwater tunnel "“ officially the longest in the world "“ surrounded by sharks and stingrays.
The Chiang Mai Zoo & Aquarium grounds are quite expansive and you can save yourself a lot of walking by taking the zoo tram or monorail between the exhibits.
Meet Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the Dalai Lama and Chairman Mao Zedong, among several other current and historical political figures, or if you are an arts and science buff, Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso and even the father of modern art in Thailand, Silpa Bhirasri, are on display. Among the museums large cache of wax pop stars, take your photo with Michael Jackson, Madonna, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber or shake hands with sports icons Muhammad Ali, Yao Ming or Serena Williams.
Madame Tussaud's in Bangkok is located on the 6th floor of the recently refurbished Siam Discovery in the heart of town.
This museum within the grounds of the Wat Khlong Thom temple in Krabi displays artifacts unearthed during excavations carried out behind the wat.
Bronze tools, beads and stone ornaments form the majority of the exhibits, dating back to perhaps 5,000 years ago.
The beads are a particularly significant part of the collection, made of glass and stone. Roman coins have also been found here, along with pottery and ceramic shards.
The Wat Khlong Thom Museum is on the Phetchakasem Highway heading east of Krabi towards Trang, in the district of Khlong Thom.
- Koh Kradan is a must-visit for nature lovers and underwater wildlife enthusiasts.
- Tours typically include hotel pickup and drop-off on Ko Lanta as well as lunch and snorkeling gear.
- There are no ATMs or medical clinics on remote Koh Kradan.
- There are fewer than 10 resorts on the island, ranging from budget rooms to luxury bungalows.