We asked Jaeb, our Thailand tour director, to fill us in on her top things for 2011. For the next few days we will tell you what she is excited about this year, from where to visit, what to see and where to stay!
What are your top five places and things to do in 2011 in your country?
Places to go:
-Visit the pride of Thailand, The Grand Palace, and then enjoy a massage at Wat Pho. Make sure you find the elephant drop off spot at the Palace!
-Visit Ayutthaya, but skip the day tour and instead cyle at night to see the temples.
- Flight of the Gibbon in Chiang Mai is a unique way to see the Thai rainforest. With over 3km of zip lines, this is the largest and highest rainforest canopy tour in the world!
- In Mae Hong Sorn, visit Bua Thong field to see the hills covered in blooming sunflowers. They bloom during November, and the gorgeous colors are worth planning a trip during that time.
- Koh Lipe is a small island in the Southern part of the Andaman Sea, and it is a great place to snorkel and dive in relative solitude. This place is not busy yet, so make sure to visit it soon! Boats leave from Pak Bara and Koh Lanta daily.
Things to do like a local in Bangkok
-Shopping at Siam area and tasting Thai iced tea, or in Thai, Cha yen.
-Shopping at The biggest market in the world, the Chatuchak “Weekend Market”
-Have a drink at Vertigo, the rooftop bar at the Banyan Tree hotel. The view of the city at night is amazing!
-Sampling food and walking in China Town at night
-Wandering around the Flower Market in the morning and trying Pad Thai at a well known restaurant near Wat Ratchanadda