15 Things for Best Friends to Do in Thailand

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Kayak

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After you’ve deep water solo-ed and climbed up waterfalls and viewpoints, try seeing Thailand from below. Kayaks are a great way to spend time together (definitely get a double!) while exploring the ocean and seeing marine life up close.

Eat Street Food

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The Thai love their food, and you can’t go wrong with some street food. You could even devote a night to just exploring a food market, walking along the street to try new stands, or challenging each other to new foods.

Some ideas are fried crickets, pork dumplings or shumai, fish-flavored noodle candy, or full octopuses.

Go Snorkeling or Scuba Diving

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If kayaking didn’t get you close enough to the fish, then try snorkeling or scuba diving. If you are not a certified diver, Thailand is a very affordable place to get your license and will only take a couple days.

If you are not interested in diving, then grab some snorkels and flippers and swim around with bright colored fish and harmless little sharks.

Thailand is known for its oceans and beaches, so best friends traveling should put an ocean activity on their list of things to do in Thailand.

Drink at Rooftop Bar

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Bangkok is the capital of Thailand, and a great way to look over the exciting nightlife is to see it from a rooftop bar. The most well-known and beautiful spot for a drink up high is the Sky Bar on Silom Road.

When you’re done, you can also grab a tuk tuk over to Koh San Road to see what all the fuss is about—but be warned. This is a very touristy area, and cabs will take advantage of you if you are headed this way!

(Note: if you ever choose a cab over a tuk tuk, tell them you insist they run the meter and do not charge you a flat rate.)

Visit the Temples

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You simply cannot experience Thailand without understanding the strong foundation that the culture has in religious history.

Many of the most famous temples are in Bangkok, with aesthetically incredible (but less religiously devout) ones in Chiang Rai, but there are temples in nearly every town that you will pass through and any of them will be both stunning and interesting.

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Katie Steinharter

Katie Steinharter

Katie Steinharter lives in Denver, Colorado but finds herself at home all around the world. She recently spent three months traveling through Southeast Asia and Australia, helping social enterprises and NGOs develop strategic marketing plans. Currently Katie is a freelance writer and marketing consultant for start-ups in Colorado. In her free time you may find her reading a book at her local cafe, on the backside of any Colorado ski resort, or just laying on a hammock in the backyard of her parents’ house in Maine.