15 Things to do in Thailand with Friends [The Complete List]
Thailand is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and the travel hub of Southeast Asia. It’s the perfect destination for a memorable trip with your friends. With its bustling nightlife, white sand beaches, lush green mountains, world-class diving, thrilling adventures and cheap prices, it’s hard not to fall in love with this place.
Excited already? Check out some of the most awesome things to do in Thailand.
1. Join thousands on a beach and party the night away at Asia’s greatest carnival – The Full Moon Party
Where: Koh Phangan
The full moon party is undoubtedly the craziest party in Southeast Asia and a bucket list item for party animals. Almost 30000 partygoers gather on Haad rin beach for one drunken night.The beach turns into a dance floor as DJ’s play deafening music. Fire dancers entertain you with their tricks and some crazy travelers jump over burning ropes. Alcohol is sold in buckets here. Try a couple of these and you are sure to pass out on the beach. Don’t worry, you will have company.
2. Go to a pub, get sloshed with cool people and repeat it all over at the greatest pub crawl in Asia
Where: Koh Tao
The Koh Tao Pub crawl starts with bucket loads of alcohol, some shots and a t-shirt to be worn proudly through the night. And that’s just the beginning. You go on a bar hopping spree with random strangers and break ice over drinking games.The party then moves to the beach where DJ’s roll out thumping music.The night ends with a special ladyboy performance!
3. Drink unlimited beer and party with strangers on a boat while cruising along Phi Phi’s prettiest landscapes
Where: Koh Phi Phi
Captain Bob’s booze cruise is one of the coolest ways to party. Unlimited drinks are on the cards. So make merry with some fun people. But that’s not all. You get to sail along some of the most beautiful places in Thailand. Adrenaline junkies can cliff jump into the emerald waters.Or you can just dive from the boat and snorkel in search of Nemo. And don’t worry about your drink – just wear your life jacket upside down and float with your beer in hand!
4. Hit out every pub in sight and dance crazy on the streets of Khao San Road
Partying in Bangkok means just one place. Khao San road – a backpacker’s Mecca and the liveliest street in town. Grab some drinks and join the hordes of travelers dancing on the roads. If you are hungry after all this, then Khao san serves some of the most delicious street food in Bangkok.
5. Watch the night turn blurry as you get lured into every pub on Walking Street: The craziest place in Thailand
Love it or hate it, you just can’t ignore Walking Street. This is the place where all you have heard about Pattaya is played right in front of you. The street has it all – countless pubs, open air bars, strip clubs, ping pong shows, Muay Thai matches and even adventures like rocket ball. Trust us, you would want to party in every club here – courtesy the cute ladies welcoming you at the door!
6. Go “woww” as you gaze at the stunning backdrops of Maya Bay
Where: Koh Phi Phi
The jaw- dropping landscapes of Maya bay were featured in the DiCaprio starrer “The Beach”. Since then it has become the most popular attraction in Koh Phi Phi and when you land up here, you’ll know why. The lagoons here are an unbelievable green and the bay is surrounded by massive limestone cliffs. Get that perfect nature shot here.
7. Befriend bats as you explore the most impressive cave in Thailand
Tham Lod caves is one of the least explored caves in Thailand. A unique thing about the cave is that a river flows through it. So you can only reach it by using a bamboo raft. The cave is massive and full of stalagmites and stalactites. And they come in all shapes and sizes. So take out your flashlight and discover its hidden wonders.
8. Witness the most beautiful sunrise in Thailand by trekking to the summit of Phu Chi Fa
Where: Chiang Rai
Phu Chi Fa is the perfect place for an Instagram-worthy sunrise. It’s a mountain about 2 hours away from Chiang Rai. A 30 min trek takes you to the top of a plateau from where you can watch the sun rise over a sea of clouds. Another amazing thing about Phu Chi Fa is that you get a view of three countries at once – Thailand, Laos and Myanmar.
9. Swoon over the picture perfect scenery at the Ang Thong Marine National Park
Where: Koh Samui
Ang Thong Marine Park is one of the most scenic national parks in Thailand. Let nature dazzle you with its emerald pools, limestone cliffs, waterfalls and dense mangroves.It’s a paradise for nature photographers. Explore the park by kayaking in its waters or hiking in the jungles.
10. Bike 600 km through mountains and jungles and complete the Mae Hong Son loop
Where: Chiang Mai
Mae Hong Son loop is a biker’s paradise. Full of winding roads, the route takes you through misty mountains, rice paddies, lush jungles and charming villages. It’s a lot of tough riding, but avid bikers would love it. Strap a GoPro to your helmet and record this wonderful journey.
11. View the world from above by jumping off a plane
Skydiving is one of the most of the adrenaline pumping adventures in the world. The rush of jumping from 13000 feet and free falling for 60 seconds is unparalleled.The view as you soar over the earth is a once in a lifetime experience. This one is sure to earn you the badge of an extreme adventurer.
12. Fly like a bird and swim like a fish by Flyboarding in a lake
The headline pretty much sums up Flyboarding. Rocket boots strapped to your leg propel you in the air, let you dive in the water and shoot right back up. If you want to take it up a notch, do back flips, 360 spins or any other move you fancy!
13. Swim along giant whale sharks by scuba diving at Koh Tao
Where: Koh Tao
If you are looking for an awesome scuba diving experience, look no further than Koh Tao. It also happens to be the cheapest in Thailand. The highlight of diving here is a chance to swim alongside whale sharks. The waters here are home to colorful corals and the visibility is mind-blowing. Shoot a cool underwater video while you dive.
14. Spot wild gibbons as you zip line through the rainforests of Chiang Mai
Where: Chiang Mai
Experience the jungle by flying from one treetop to another in one of Asia’s longest ziplines.If you are lucky, you might spot wild gibbons – The only place in Thailand where they are found.You can walk over wooden bridges built high over the valley floor. The adventure ends with descending to the forest floor with the help of a rope. It’s truly a unique way to experience the wild.
15. Challenge your fears by swinging under a monster cave from dizzying heights
Think you are a daredevil? Then sign up for some high adrenaline action. The climb to the jump point is scary in itself. The platform is built at 100 metres over the forest floor. While the view is beautiful, it’s also terrifying. If you still have some courage left, take the leap. You are definitely going to earn serious bragging rights with this one.