With cheap flights to Thailand and minimal visa regulations for Chinese nationals, it’s no wonder the country is such a popular get away for Shanghai residents. Here’s our guide on the top things to do while there:
1. Eat in Bangkok
Bangkok is arguably the street food capitol of the world, not only is it delicious but it’s also cheap and available on almost every corner of the city. From a classic pad thai on Koh San Road to crab curry in China town, there is something for everyone. Make sure to wash it all down with a thai ice tea or coffee.
2. Learn to Cook in Chiang Mai
Located in the north of Thailand, Chiang Mai is a gateway destination for those looking to trek in the surrounding countryside. For those with time to kill, the city plays host to a number of excellent Thai cooking schools. A one day course starts with an early morning visit to the market before an exhilarating day in the kitchen where you learn how to prepare classics such as Thai green curry and mango sticky rice.
3. Party on Koh PhiPhi
Koh Phangan may host Thailand’s largest beach but Koh PhiPhi remains a favourite amongst seasoned Thailand visitors. Flaming skipping ropes, buckets and bikinis are a nightly occurrence here with extra large parties scheduled for full, half and even quarter moons.
4. Rock Climb on Railey Beach
Although attached to the mainland, Railey beach can only be accessed by boat from Krabi. This secret haven provides an escape from the alcohol fulled parties of Koh Phi Phi and scenic views for those daring enough to scale the cliffs surrounding the bay.
5. Scuba Dive in Koh Tao
Koh Tao is the smallest of the three famous islands on the eastern side of Thailand’s pinsula. Just as Koh Sumai is known for it’s resorts and Koh Phangan is for it’s full moon parties, Koh Tao has a long established diving scene. Unfortunately, excessive scuba tourism has killed off most of the coral and surrounding marine life. However, the island does provide a cheap and safe environment for beginners looking to get their PADI.