12 Things To Add To Your Thailand Bucket List

I have so many items on my bucket list that it will take you more than one trip to Thailand to do it all.

And that shows how incredible Thailand is and why it’s one of the top destinations in the world.

There are so many places to visit and things to do, you quickly understand why so many keep on coming back for more.

Or why some like me decide to call it home.

I hope my #thailandbucketlist can inspire you to visit these places and try these experiences.

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Explore Bangkok

Supber aerial view of Bangkok skyline in Thailand.
Photo Credit: WorldPitou

  • Ideal Duration: 4 days
  • When: any time of the year

Bangkok is the most visited city in the world according to Travelness.

It is also my favorite city in the world.

Just because there is so much to do and explore there.

Whether you’re a foodie, into Thai culture, love to party, have some kinks you want to explore, like fancy cocktails, or pretty much anything else, Bangkok has something for you.

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Visit Night Markets

Jodd Fairs Rama 9 Night Market in Bangkok with a lot of people

  • Ideal Duration: 4 hours
  • When: any time of the year

Thailand is full of night markets.

And you’ll find way more than clothes and souvenirs in these open-air markets.

They’re the perfect place to try Thai food, buy tech accessories for your trip, or just grab a drink after a long day walking around the city.

The best ones for me are in Bangkok, but I encourage you to try the night market in every city you visit.

Each one has a different vibe and style.

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Visit Khao Yai National Park

Breathtaking view of the water fall in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand

  • Ideal Duration: 2 days
  • When: Anytime

Another incredible spot to check out while in Thailand is Khao Yai National Park.

It’s a short 3-hour drive from Bangkok and is a side of Thailand that will totally surprise you.

Khao Yai is green, chill, and looks a lot like Europe.

Take the Toscana Valley resort for example.

Is that the kind of place you were expecting to find in Thailand?

Visit Thailand Vineyards

vines of granmonte vineyard in khao yai

  • Ideal Duration: 2 days
  • When: the dry season

Why not experience Thailand by visiting its vineyards?

As a French, I love wine, and I was surprised to learn there are many vineyards in Thailand.

From Granmonte in Khao Yai (3 hours northeast of Bangkok) to Monsoon Valley Vineyard near Hua Hin, there are a few interesting wines that you must try while in Thailand.

You can even spend the night in some of them.

Get Lost In The Field At WonderFruit Festival

  • Ideal Duration: 5 days
  • When: December

Often referred to as the “Burning Man” or “Coachella” of Thailand, Wonderfruit is the most unique festival in Asia.

It’s way more than a music festival.

It’s about community, experiences, music of course, but also art, culture, relaxing and fun activities, and way more…

Add it to your bucket list and I see you in the fields.

Khao Sok National Park

Captivating skyview of Khao Sok mountain lake, Thailand.
Photo Credit: WorldPitou

  • Ideal Duration: 3 days
  • When: dry season (November to May)

Khao Sok is really one of the few places in Thailand that left me speechless.

This artificial lake is huge and super unique.

It’s different from everything else you can find in the world.

Once you arrive at the national park, you hop on a boat to your hotel.

Most hotels in the national park are floating on the lake, and the only way to get around is by boat or kayak!

No phone or internet connection, so it’s the ideal place to disconnect from the rest of the world for a few days.

It’s also a good place to see elephants in Thailand.

For the most unique experience, book a package with Elephant Hills Sanctuary.

Spend The Night At The Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan

fire sign at the full moon party in haad rin in Koh Phangan Thailand

  • Ideal Duration: 21 days
  • When: it’s once a month, for the full moon, and for special occasions (Songkran, New Year Eve…)

What’s more exciting than 10,000 people coming from every corner of Thailand and the world to party all night on a beach?

The Full Moon Party is super intense, but it’s a must-try for everyone.

It’s super unique.

And there is something for everyone.

It’s not only for backpackers.

You can smoke week and listen to reggae.

Grab a bucket of booze and dance to techno until the sunrise.

Or chill on the cliff at the end of the beach and talk with people from all around the world.

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Experience Songkran

songkran festival in Khaosan Road

  • Ideal Duration: 3 days
  • When: April 13 to 15

Songkran is the Thai New Year festival.

It takes place every year from April 13 to 15.

For the occasion, people spray water on each other to start the new year clean from the past year's sins.

It’s the biggest celebration in Thailand and there are a lot of parties during that period.

As for where to experience Songkran, I would of course recommend Bangkok.

I’ve made a guide to show you where to go and what to do in Bangkok for Songkran.

If you can, try to do it all in 3 days: Pool parties, music festivals, water fights in the street, and late-night clubs.

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Stay In A 5-Star Hotel

grand duplex hotel suite vie bangkok

  • Ideal Duration: 2 nights
  • When: any time of the year

Thailand is probably the cheapest place on earth for 5-star hotels.

The value for money and the service is incredible.

Your trip to Thailand is an opportunity to experience 5-star hotels.

Especially for couples or for a honeymoon.

I would recommend you test the 5-star hotels in Bangkok because that’s the one I’m the most familiar with and I know how incredible they are.

But it can be anywhere you go.

 

Have A Yacht Party

mojosons bachelor yacht party pattaya

  • Ideal Duration: 1 day
  • When: dry season (November to May)

Thailand is one of the best places in the world for a yacht.

From Phuket to Pattaya, you’ll find hundreds of yachts of all sizes that you can rent for a daily excursion or for a wild bachelor party.

Bring your friends, or join an organized yacht party and enjoy your time at sea with Thailand’s incredible scenery.

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Try Thai Beers

leo beer

A trip to Thailand isn’t complete without trying the country’s most famous beers.

The 3 most popular brands in Thailand are:

  • Chang (Elephant)
  • Singha (Lion)
  • Leo (Leopard)

Try them Thai style, with ice, and vote on what is the best beer in Thailand.

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Ride a Tuk Tuk

tuk tuk lights in Bangkok

Taxis are so cheap that you never have a good excuse to drink and drive when in Thailand.

But taxis are boring, and pretty much the same as everywhere in the world.

A tuk tuk ride on the other side is an experience you’re always going to remember.

Especially at night with the blasting music and the driver rushing through the traffic.

I dare you to tell him to go faster.

Find My Thailand Bucket List on Wanderlog

I haven’t got the time to visit or try everything I want in Thailand.

Until I complete this post, you can find my complete Thailand bucket list on Wanderlog.

Now tell me, what is in your Thailand bucket list?

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