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What do you think about when you think about the holidays. Visiting far-off scenic places, living in luxurious stays, trying new things, eating delicious cuisines, shopping at trendy shops, clicking kick-ass pictures, and making a bundle of memories. Whatever might be your idea of a perfect vacation, there is one destination that ticks all the boxes. You can spend a lifetime in Thailand and still, there’ll be stuff left unexplored. Two weeks is an ideal time to vacation in Thailand. You will be able to explore islands, visit Bangkok, and admire Northern Thailand.

Planning a trip to such a place with so many fun things to do requires a perfect itinerary. To make your planning easier, here is a list of the top things you can indulge in when in Thailand.

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1. Temple Hopping

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If you are eager to know more about world religion then there is no better place to start than Thailand. The country has a collection of magnificent temples. Most of them are centuries old and have intricate designs. The temples are a testament to Thai architecture and are made of wood and stones, and also used beer bottles.

Bangkok itself has around 400 temples. Three of the grandest being Wat Arun, Wat Pho, and Wat Phra Kaew. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha or Wat Phra Kaew is extremely popular among tourists and highly revered by locals. The legend has it that the statue of the Emerald Buddha was discovered after lightning struck one of the temples of Chaing Rai.

Sanctuary of Truth in Pattaya is yet another temple with really impressive architecture. You cannot help but be amazed by its unique design. Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew or the Temple of a Million Bottles in Sisaket Province is one of the prime attractions in Thailand. The temple is built from 1.5 million empty beer bottles.

2. Attend a Full-Moon Party

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Two of the most famous things about Thailand is its great food and awesome parties. The mother of all parties in Thailand is the famous Full-Moon Parties that attracts thousands of tourists each year.

People traveling to Thailand always dream about attending these ultra-happening events filled with loud music, unlimited supply of alcohol, non-stop dancing, and firecrackers. The party takes place at least once a month according to the Lunar Calendar. Make sure to look up the dates before you plan your travels.

3. Visit Pai

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Off-beat but not uncharted, Pai in the Mae Hong Son province fits perfectly the image of how a northern Thai town should be. The small town is about 135Km from Chiang Mai. It is quaint but in no way boring. The Pai Canyon is spread in a large area and is a great place to hike. During the time of the sunset, you would find many tourists here with a beer in their hands enjoying the view as the sky changes its hues.

After sunset, the street of Pai gets filled with vendors selling everything from delicious food to trendy clothes and more. Pai Walking Street is a great place to have a closer look at the local Thai lifestyle. Pambok Waterfalls, Mo Paeng Falls, Pai Hot Springs, are some of the major attractions here.

4. Eat authentic Thai Cuisine

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A major part of the whole appeal of Thailand is its extremely delicious cuisine. Whether you have Khao Soi from a local vendor or a fancy six-course meal in Bangkok’s restaurants, it is sure to blow your mind. The best way of savoring Thai cuisine is by taking a tour of the street food stalls. The food at the stalls is affordable and the taste is exquisite. You can also ask the street vendors what the dish is about and if you are accompanied by a local guide, he would do the job for you. Street food in Bangkok is extremely famous.

Whichever part of Thailand you are visiting, make sure to check out is walking streets and floating markets to have a real taste of Thailand. Read a couple of Street Food Safety articles before getting on the streets.

5. Scuba Diving

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You cannot visit an exotic location and not try something new to make your friends jealous back home. Thailand offers many water sports and adventure activities. Scuba Diving is a top favorite among many tourists and Thailand has several places to satisfy your interest.

If you are not a certified scuba diver then you should visit Koh Tao. The island has an abundance of dive centers offering a range of courses. Here you get good quality training at low prices. Here you get to train out in the ocean and prepare to explore the remaining 70% of the planet.

Besides Koh Tao, Similan Islands, Phuket, Koh Samui, Phi Phi Islands, are some of the popular Scuba Diving destinations.

6. Watch the Ladyboy Cabaret Show

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Ladyboys or the third gender is a major part of Thailand’s entertainment industry. The beautiful performers in glittering costumes and extravagant headpieces put up a colorful show of music, dance, and lights. If you wish to see something rare and hard to find anywhere else then you must check out this show.

It would be a good experience to share back home. The famous Alcazar and Tiffany’s Show in Pattaya, Calypso Cabaret and Playhouse Magical Cabaret in Bangkok, are some of the most famous in Thailand.

7. Get wild during Songkran, Thai New Year

People of Thailand love to party and have a good time. Songkran, or the time of Thai New Year, is another one of those occasions in Thailand when the entire country is in a festive mood. Thai New Year falls between 13th to 15th April. The initial two days of the festival are celebrated among family members and visiting temples. The last day festivity reaches its peak with a massive water fight on the streets of Thailand followed by a raging party.

The biggest centers of celebration in Thailand during New Years are Bangkok and Chiang Mai. If you are visiting Thailand in April it would be great to plan the trip around the New Year.

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8. Go Rock Climbing

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One of the top favorites among tourists. The Krabi province in Thailand with its karst mountains is the rock climbing capital. The nearby limestone cliffs of the Phra Nang Peninsula are home to Railay and Tonsai. The place is nothing short of a Mecca for adventure sports lovers. Climbers here can choose from hundreds of different routes. If you haven’t tried rock climbing before then you can train here in training schools before doing the actual thing.

9. Visit Chiang Mai

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Relatively small in size, Chiang Mai is one of the most happening cities in Thailand. The misty mountain city has a great blend of culture, history, and contemporary entertainment. Doi Suthep, Tha Pae Gate, Night Bazaar, Riverside, Nimmanhaemin, Night Safari, Wiang Kum Kam, Doi Inthanon National Park, the city is a storehouse of several tourist attractions ranging from historic sites and temples to cool and uber shopping streets.

Two of the major attractions in the city is its White Temple and Black House. The monuments are often called the architecture of Heaven and Hell respectively. White Temple stands out among all other temples in Chiang Mai due to its rare concept. The Black House is a museum with a strange collection of animal fur, skin, teeth, and bones.

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10. Treat yourself to a Fish Spa

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After an eventful morning of shopping and sightseeing that best thing to treat your sense to would be a relaxing fish spa. Image several fishes nibbling against your feet eating away the dead skin. The experience is extremely relaxing and fun as you will be a tickling sensation the entire time during the spa.

11. Take A Cooking Class

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