My Experience and Exciting Things to do in Thailand on a 5-day trip
Thailand is a paradise for travel lovers as it offers lots of unique destinations and fun-filled activities. It’s a country with never-ending fun; that’s why every person should visit Thailand once in their lifetime!
Starting from the azure waters of exotic Thai islands to the enormous elephants in dense forests and the huge palaces of Bangkok.
Thailand holds plenty of things, places, and new experiences. But, unfortunately, we all aren’t blessed with that much time and money to see every place in this beautiful country.
Worry not; you can enjoy an action-packed trip in Thailand even in 5 days! The best part is that a 5-day Thailand trip will also be pocket-friendly. So, all you have to do is to narrow down the places and activities to fit the best of it in 5 days. Well, you would be happy to know that we have already done that for you!
Yes, we have compiled the most exciting things that you can try in 5 days on a Thailand trip. All you have to do is to read the article, add everything to your itinerary, buy Thailand tour packages and have fun!
Day 1 Fly to Bangkok
To give a great beginning to your trip, we have kept Bangkok at the top! You can take a flight from any international airport in the world to reach the two airports in Bangkok that are Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang Airport. The top things that you should try in Bangkok are:
1. Visit the Grand Palace
The best thing to understand the architecture of Bangkok is to visit the Grand Palace. The imperial structure of this palace, the adjacent temple complex, the intricate carvings, and the Jade Buddha figure.
All of it is worth-adoring! You can spend 2-3 hours here easily.
Timing: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Entry Price: $14
2. Shop from Chatuchak Market
Your trip can’t be completed without buying some souvenirs from Thailand’s largest market – Chatuchak Weekend Market.
This huge market is divided into 11 different sections that contain everything that one can ever think of buying.
You can spend your afternoon here, buying all the Thai staff at affordable prices. Remember that, the full market area is only open at weekends.
Timing: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
3. Explore Khao San Road
To get a glimpse of the colourful city crowd, you should go to Khao San road after sunset.
This place is a hub of backpackers, and it is packed with happening clubs, restaurants, cafés, bars, guest houses, massage parlours, street food corners and what not! Explore the place till you are tired like hell.
Day 2-3 Visit Chiang Mai
Wake up the next day and take a train to Chiang Mai; which is a mountainous city. From Bangkok, trains go daily to Chiang Mai, and it is a 12-15 hours journey.
It means you will reach this city on the evening or night of your second day. Chiang Mai is a much smaller city as compared to Bangkok, but it still has a lot of things to amaze you. Try these things here:
1. Spot Fierce Animals at Chiang Mai Night Safari
After reaching the city, you can either sleep comfortably in some hotel or can utilize that night by going for the night safari. Adventurous people will surely choose the second option as they want to have fun at every moment of the trip.
There are three different zones at night safari, namely savannah safari, predator prowl, and jaguar trail. You can also hand-feed wild animals during this thrilling tour.
2. Explore Doi Suthep
|Doi Suthep Temple|
Doi Suthep is a lofty mountain that overlooks the whole city from the northwest. This place is the epitome of natural beauty.
Here, you can explore the famous Doi Suthep National Park and the holiest site of Thailand known as Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.
Don’t forget to dress appropriately to visit this sacred Buddhist temple. This whole experience will take half of your 3rd day.
Day 4 Go to Khao Sok
Take a flight to Phuket, and from there, you can take a bus or taxi to reach Khao Sok. You can start travelling on 3rd day evening to save time.
Khao Sok is one of the oldest forests in the world. People come here to experience the wilderness and adore the natural beauty.
1. Explore Khao Sok National Park
Khao Sok National Park is the prime attraction of Khao Sok. The beautiful rainforests and Limestone Mountains will never let you blink on this adventurous tour.
You can stroll on the unknown paths, spend some time near the Khao Sok River, try elephant trekking and take a boat ride down Cheow Lark Lake.
All of these things will make you feel closer to nature. You can spend the full day at this vast national park.
Day 5 Head to Ao Nang
The distance between Khao Sok National Park and Ao Nang is minor. You can reach there in 2-3 hours by booking a private cab.
Ao Nang is a small resort town in Krabi which have a relaxing atmosphere. You can see the beachside of Thailand in a day by visiting this serene town.
1. Enjoy Water Sports at Ao Nang Beach
Visiting a beach and trying water sports like snorkelling and scuba diving is a must to enjoy your Thailand trip to the fullest! That’s why; we have saved the best part for the last day of your trip.
Yes, you are going to relax at a beautiful beach, try some water sports and click lots of selfies on the last day of your Thailand trip. This is going to be the best closure of your trip.
You can also try activities like rock climbing, trekking, Thai massage, etc. in Ao Nang.
So, it’s time to pack your travel stuff and book your Thailand tour packages to enjoy the best time of your life in Thailand.