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24 experiences for every kind of Thailand trip

No matter who you’re with, a Thailand trip is legendary. You’ll never run out of things to see and classic Thailand experiences to fall in love with. But what if you want a day to yourself? What if you’re looking for really couple-y things to do? What if you want to spend a day living your best life with your squad?

Here are some of our favourite places to visit in Thailand, plus a breakdown of amazing things to do in each place, depending on who you’re spending the day with:

Bangkok

Hot, hustling and completely addictive – this is the big city that truly showcases Thailand and its charm.

SOLO: Take your time exploring the Grand Palace, and try out the most adventurous street food

WITH YOUR BESTIE: Take the perfect photos at What Pho with the reclining Buddha, then spend some bonding time at the fish spa

AS A COUPLE: Spend some quality time in the cozy luxury movie theatres, get Thai massages for two, then take an evening stroll through the night markets

WITH A SQUAD: Explore the city on bikes then experience the world-renowned nightlife, hookah bars and shows

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Chiang Mai

The northern city that’s surrounded by natural beauty, deep history and modern charm.

SOLO: Wander through the Old Quarter, Chiang Mai Zoo and the botanical gardens, perfecting your photography as you go

WITH YOUR BESTIE: Cheer each other on as you try out ziplining, then get matching souvenirs in the night markets

AS A COUPLE: Share in the cultural experience of the Karen Long Neck hill tribes, and get blessed by a monk at Doi Suthep

WITH A SQUAD: Tag team a Thai cooking class (at least one of you is bound to make something edible), and choose your allegiances wisely as you water fight at Songkran

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Koh Tao

The island with more aquatic life and natural beauty than you can handle.

SOLO: Read that book you’ve been meaning to finish on one of the many beautiful beaches in the sunshine

WITH YOUR BESTIE: Tag team snorkelling – twice the chance that you won’t miss a thing

AS A COUPLE: Learn to scuba dive with your best cheerleader in one of the most affordable places to do so

WITH A SQUAD: Explore the islands and hike the trails together in paradise

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Phuket

The big island with diverse cuisine, great nightlife and magnificent beaches.

SOLO: Work on your tan and photography skills with beautiful beaches and sunsets

WITH YOUR BESTIE: Explore as much of the diverse cuisine as you can in town

AS A COUPLE: Wander around, exploring the architecture of local buildings, shrines and coastal caves

WITH A SQUAD: Hit every dance floor in town and bust out that group choreo

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Koh Pha Ngan

The island with legendary parties and diverse scenery.

SOLO: Rent a scooter or bike and explore the island

WITH YOUR BESTIE: Explore the coral reef and share a bucket on the beach

AS A COUPLE: Hike in the mountains, get massages and watch the sunrise from the beach

WITH A SQUAD: Explore the sand dunes, watch the fire dancer shows and experience a Full Moon Party

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Kanchanaburi

Mountains, rivers and intense history all come together in this province.

SOLO: Spend some quiet and reflective moments of self-care at the Sai Yok elephant sanctuary

WITH YOUR BESTIE: Spend the day eating everything coconut, and relaxing at the hot springs

AS A COUPLE: Learn about the history of the area at the River Kwai, war cemeteries and museums

WITH A SQUAD: Make it a day of games and swimming at Erawan Falls

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Beautiful beaches, vibrant cities, islands and jungles – Thailand’s got it all.

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