One of the great things about Thailand is that when you think you saw and did everything there is to do, there is always something new. Thailand is full of hidden gems and activities, and one lifetime isn’t enough to discover everything the country has to offer. Whether you’re a sports or nature lover, an adrenaline junkie, or just want to kick back and relax on the beach, the country has everything you need and more. Here are a few unusual activities you should try at least once in your life.
A Visit to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
Have you ever dreamt about seeing elephants in their natural habitat? Well, with the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, your dream can become a reality. You’ll get the chance to see domesticated elephants take an elephant mud bath up close and even join in the fun. You’ll also be able to feed and pet them as well. All the proceedings will be used to promote elephant rescue efforts, providing veterinary care, and also improving and expanding the sanctuary’s infrastructure. This is an absolute must for any animal lover, and anyone looking for something totally new.
Try the Flight of the Gibbon in Chiang Mai
If you’re looking for something a little more extreme, then there aren’t many activities that combine excitement and natural beauty quite like the Flight of the Gibbon in Chiang Mai. The flight itself is internationally renowned and is actually credited for sparking the whole ziplining craze. You’ll get the chance to zip along miles of zipline through the lush rainforest, surrounded by simians of all sizes and shapes.
Take a Cooking Class
Taking a cooking class isn’t always the first thing we think about when in Thailand. After all, with all the different dining options available, who wants to cook? However, if you want to learn all the subtleties of Thailand cuisine and learn how to be a master cook yourself, nothing beats a nice cooking class. Thousands of chefs hold half-day cooking classes around the country. The visit will usually start with a visit to a few local markets, so you can get acquainted with some of the main components of Thai cuisine. Your teacher will then walk you through the preparation of various dishes, such as the famous Tom Yum soup, to name a few.
Try Muay Thai
If you’ve been to a Muay Thai fight, then you may already know how physically demanding it can be. Muay Thai is a great way to develop a strong core, improve your cardio, and burn calories. Even if you don’t have the intention of competing, taking a Muay Thai class could be a great way to improve your fitness level, build Spartan-like abs, as well as improving your hand-eye coordination.
If you were looking for something new, then you should definitely give these few ideas a try. Not only will they show you a whole different side of the country but will give you a lifetime worth of memories as well.