Thailand is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on the planet, but it has a whole lot more to offer than its exotic scenery. If lying idly on a beach isn’t your thing, but you love to try new things and have unique experiences when you travel, it is the place for you to be! Here are just some of the unique and unusual things you can get up to on a trip to Thailand:
Learn Tantra Yoga
If you’re the spiritual type and you want to learn more about your mind, body and spirit, then Thailand is the perfect place for you. The country is home to numerous yoga retreats, like the excellent one at http://www.tantrayogathailand.com/ where you will be taken through your paces by yoga experts, learning more about yourself than you ever thought possible. As a bonus, you’ll come back home with a rocking body rather than the extra pounds that usually accompany a good vacation!
Go Hiking with Hill Tribes
Another one for the active vacationers amongst you, there is nothing quite like the experience of getting to know local hill tribes in the more mountainous areas of Thailand. Living amongst them, not only will you hear many amazing words of wisdom, but you’ll also learn more about Thai cooking and the medicinal plants that are widely used by the natives. Oh, you’ll see some truly awe-inspiring views too!
See the Huge Dragon Temple
When it comes to spectacular sights, Thailand has no shortage of them, but perhaps the most spectacular of them all is the Dragon Temple which is located in Wat Samphran. This spectacular tower, which stretches 17 storeys into the sky features a huge dragon snake, which is coiled around it from top to bottom. It’s a wondrous sight in its own right, but combined with the pretty gardens and the numerous other statues of everything from dragons to rabbits that surround it, it really is a magical sight to see.
Have Dinner from a Plastic Bag
One of the quirkier experiences you’re likely to have in Thailand is that of eating your meals and drinking your drinks, from plastic bags, especially if you’re eating takeaway. That’s just the ways they do things there, but you won’t even care because the Pad Thai and Kluay Tod are totally to die for.
Eat at Cabbages and Condoms
While we’re on the subject of food and we’re talking about unusual experiences in Thailand, I can’t neglect to mention Cabbages and Condoms – a unique restaurant that you can find out more about at http://www.pda.or.th/restaurant/. This unusual eaterie bills itself as a place where the food is guaranteed not to get you pregnant, and it was set up with the aim of promoting greater understanding of family planning, which means you can buy condoms, and condom-related memorabilia along with your Pad Thai!
Spend the Night in a Treehouse
Last, but not least, why not spend the night in a beautiful treehouse in the even more beautiful forest of Keemala? Private swimming pools, terraces and beautiful views make it better than any hotel!