Excerpt: Read this article to know some of the most adventurous, exciting and yet inexpensive things to do in Thailand.
Thailand is one of the cheapest countries for international travellers who visit Thailand every year from across the world. However, there are many people who look for inexpensive things to do in Thailand. Because let us just admit that who does not want to save some extra bucks while being on an international trip right? Since Thailand offers many adventurous activities for its local and international travellers, there are a lot of things to explore while being in Thailand. Some of the most adventurous, exciting and yet inexpensive things to do in Thailand include hiking, mountaineering, and exploring a number of waterfalls etc.
Waterfalls in Thailand
Let us start the list of inexpensive things to do in Thailand with some of the amazing waterfalls. One of the most wonderful waterfalls in Thailand to explore is Huay Kaew Waterfall. It is located near the Chiang Mai City. Though the bottom tier of the Huay Kaew Waterfall is often crowded; however, you can climb up the trails of the Huay Kaew to see how stunning the waterfall actually is.
Bua Thong Waterfalls
Bua Thong Waterfalls is among the most visited natural attractions in Thailand. It is also known as the ‘Sticky Falls’ owing to its limestone surface. You can climb up the waterfall and enjoy your day with your friends. Locals and international tourists carry mat, food and other stuff to have a picnic here. You can hire a songthaew, which is a popular passenger vehicle in Thailand, for the entire day for having this amazing trip to Bua thong Waterfalls.
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
There is another mesmerising place in Chiang Mai City i.e. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. It is one of the most popular temples in Thailand, which is worth visiting. There is a small entrance fee to visit the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. You need to hire a songthaew for heading to this temple as well. However, if you do not want to pay the entrance fee, you can visit another forest temple, which lesser known i.e. Wat Palad. Being not so popular as compared to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Palad is not so crowded and you can enjoy your day with your friends there.
Enough of exploring hiking sites and temples? Let us take a look at the other inexpensive things to do in Thailand.
Huay Tung Tao Lake
Huay Tung Tao Lake is another hypnotic sites to visit in Thailand, which is approximately a 20 minute drive from the Chiang Mai City. You can take the songthaew or even hire a taxi or something. The Huay Tung Tao Lake is quite beautiful and is surrounded by mountains. There are a few restaurants around the Huay Tung Tao Lake; however, since we are talking about making your trips inexpensive, you can avoid eating in restaurants and carry some snacks with you while visiting the lake. Another thing that we must include here is that there is a small entry fee to visit Huay Tung Tao Lake, which is anyway, quite inexpensive.
Besides, if you love to swim, you can do so in the lake. However, we would like to give you a suggestion that whenever you swim in the Huay Tung Tao Lake or any other public place in Thailand, you should dress up conservatively. The reason being is that Thai people do not usually wear swimsuits and other body exposing costumes. Hence, you must wear some long t-shirts or longer shorts, especially for ladies.
Explore Local Markets
Other than having beaches, mountains, lakes, waterfalls and temples, Thailand has a number of attractive markets. Many of these markets open day and night and tourists across the world explore while being in Thailand. There is another popular market in Thailand, which is often less crowded i.e. Warorot Market. Warorot Market is known as Kad Luang and you can get many amazing things at a lower price.
The best thing about these markets, or even any other market for that matter, is that you do not have to buy things from there. You can just hang out in these markets with your friends and have low-priced snacks and dinner.
Thai Culture and Monks
Thailand is home to a number of monks and monasteries, which makes many of the cities and places in the country quite distinctive and spiritual to roam around. There are many temples that offer sessions to have a chance to interact with monks. This is such a wonderful way to spend your day with young learners as well as old and experienced monks to have some spiritual practice.
You can have a list of questions about various topics and life that you want to know and learn about their perceptive for life. This way, you can learn about Buddhism and get familiar with a new and peaceful culture.
Meditate and Relax
While being in Thailand, you can’t miss meditation sessions. The meditation sessions in a peaceful environment will help you escape from the real world’s problems and chaos for a while. Meditation helps your body and mind relax and experience the effects of transmission. There are many temples in Thailand that provide the locals and international tourists with meditation sessions. You can have these meditation sessions to find the solitude that you require to get your life back on track.
Take a Walk or Bicycle Ride
There is another activity that can certainly be included in the list of inexpensive things to do in Thailand is walking or having a bicycle ride across the beautiful cities in Thailand, especially the Chiang Mai. You can have amazing things to sightsee in the streets of Thailand that too in free of cost. There are so many beautiful parks, gardens and outdoor places where you can sit in a peaceful environment and spend your day with nature. All in all, Thailand is one of the most amazing and cheapest countries to visit where you can have the pleasure of everything from natural to manmade sites. If there is one country where you can have the best international budget trip while not missing out the beautiful beaches, landscapes, mountains, rivers, waterfalls, temples and other breath-taking places, it is Thailand for sure!