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See thousands of sky lanterns at the Mae Jo event in Chiang Mai
oddviserSee thousands of sky lanterns at the Mae Jo event#1 of 1 things to do in Chiang Mai

Travelers often confuse the Mae Jo event with other holidays, but they are not as atmospheric as Mae Jo.

How much: from 3500 baht#unusual#authentic#views#holidays#romanticLanna Dhutanka temple
Hatch baby crocodiles from eggs in Pattaya
oddviserHatch baby crocodiles from eggs#1 of 66 things to do in Pattaya

The period from May to August in the Sriracha Tiger Zoo is the time when you can try hatching baby crocodiles from their eggs.

How much: from 450 baht#crocodiles#crocodiles#animals#unusual#aww#selfie#kids#educationalSriracha Tiger Zoo
Ride the underwater bike in Phuket
Kateryna PlakhotnaRide the underwater bike#1 of 114 things to do in Phuket

Rent the underwater bike and have the high-level adventure right on the other side of the ocean’s surface.

How much: from 3200 baht#unusual#attractions#extreme#active Phuket
Feed the Megabat in Phuket
Eugene KrasowskiFeed the Megabat#2 of 114 things to do in Phuket

Find the flock of megabats and get the fruit snacks ready (their favorites are mango, papaya and avocado).

How much: free#megabats#unusual#animals#free Phuket
Celebrate Songkran New Year in Phuket
Eugene KrasowskiCelebrate Songkran New Year#3 of 114 things to do in Phuket

The tradition of impetuous water splashing during this holiday not only cheers up but is believed to purify souls.

How much: free#holidays#free#authentic#fun#unusual Phuket
Night-Time Squid Fishing in Pattaya
oddviserNight-Time Squid Fishing#2 of 66 things to do in Pattaya

Now this is an adventure along the lines of Jack Sparrow, though you might be facing an encounter of a bit lesser dimensions.

How much: from 1799 baht#squids#animals#unusual#activePattaya
Feed a giraffe in Bangkok
oddviserFeed a giraffe#1 of 43 things to do in Bangkok

In Dusit Zoo you can see, pet and even feed a giraffe with carrots and bananas.

How much: from 100 baht#giraffes#animals#aww Dusit Zoo
Go to Big Buddha in Phuket
oddviserGo to Big Buddha#4 of 114 things to do in Phuket

From the top of the observation deck you will see an amazing view opening on the major part of the island.

How much: free#temples#strolling#free#viewsBig Buddha
Ride a motor-cross in the jungle in Phuket
oddviserRide a motor-cross in the jungle#5 of 114 things to do in Phuket

A cross-country ride in the wild jungle on a real cross motorbike? Where do we sign up?

How much: from 1500 baht#motorbikes#jungle#active#unusual#nature Motor-cross in the jungle
Surf on artificial waves in Phuket
Kateryna PlakhotnaSurf on artificial waves#6 of 114 things to do in Phuket

If you ever wanted to learn surfing, it’s high time you do it when you come to Phuket! Catch waves at any time and in any weather.

How much: from 1000 baht#surfing#active#attractions#fun Surf House Phuket
Try durian in Phuket
Kateryna PlakhotnaTry durian#7 of 114 things to do in Phuket

Durian is considered to be a «king of fruits», but be prepared for the stark dissonance between its pleasant taste and terrible smell.

How much: from 100 baht#fruits#food Phuket
Take a selfie with a guard at the Grand Palace in Bangkok
oddviserTake a selfie with a guard at the Grand Palace#2 of 43 things to do in Bangkok

The austere guards will be so kind as to grant you a selfie with them for the good memory.

How much: from 350 baht#selfie#unusual#free#fun#strolling Grand Palace
Make a wish at the Big Buddha on Koh Samui
CherryMake a wish at the Big Buddha#1 of 14 things to do on Koh Samui

Invoke luck, clean karma and make a wish at the statue of the Great Buddha – according to Thai beliefs it will certainly come true.

How much: free#temples#authentic#mystic#freeBig Buddha
Ride in a boat on the canals of Bangkok in Bangkok
DarinaRide in a boat on the canals of Bangkok#3 of 43 things to do in Bangkok

Do not miss the opportunity to boat on the sacred river Chao Phraya River and its canals.

How much: from 15 baht#strolling#authentic#unusual#strolling Bangkok
See cockfights in Phuket
Ай ХантерSee cockfights#8 of 114 things to do in Phuket

Fierce battles of bellicose birds are not meant for everyone’s eyes, but the stakes in these battles reach incredible heights.

How much: free#cocks#unusual#authentic#animals#antikarma#shows#free#adults Phuket
Watch the plane landing in a glissade in Phuket
oddviserWatch the plane landing in a glissade#9 of 114 things to do in Phuket

The magnificence of planes flying right above your head will forever capture your heart.

How much: free#planes#unusual#free Mai Khao beach
Ride a quad bike in the jungle in Phuket
oddviserRide a quad bike in the jungle#10 of 114 things to do in Phuket

Extreme quad biking in the jungle will be a bright flash back of Thailand.

How much: from 800 baht#quads#active#jungle#nature Phuchada Safari Park
Visit a floating market in Bangkok
oddviserVisit a floating market#4 of 43 things to do in Bangkok

A vibrant traditional Thai market on the water, where you can buy souvenirs and fruits, and try some local dishes.

How much: free#markets#unusual#authentic#free#strolling Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Get on the roof of the highest skyscraper in Bangkok
Kateryna PlakhotnaGet on the roof of the highest skyscraper#5 of 43 things to do in Bangkok

A high-speed glass elevator will take you to the observation platform at a height of 309 meters.

How much: from 300 baht#skyscrapers#views Baiyoke Sky Tower
Visit a robot restaurant in Bangkok
Anna GrishinaVisit a robot restaurant#6 of 43 things to do in Bangkok

Have a dinner in an unusual setting — here you will be waited on by real Japanese samurai robots.

How much: from 350 baht#robots#unusualHajime Robot Restaurant
Visit an operating aircraft carrier in Pattaya
Alex LikeVisit an operating aircraft carrier#8 of 66 things to do in Pattaya

An operating aircraft carrier is no ordinary kind of entertainment and is hard to be ignored.

How much: free#unusual#freeSattahip Naval Base
Dinner at a Revolving Restaurant on the 52nd floor in Pattaya
oddviserDinner at a Revolving Restaurant on the 52nd floor#9 of 66 things to do in Pattaya

Have an unusual romantic dinner at a revolving restaurant at the height of over 200 meters.

How much: from 540 baht#restaurants#unusual#views#selfiePattaya Park Tower
Walking on the ceiling in the upside down house in Phuket
oddviserWalking on the ceiling in the upside down house#14 of 114 things to do in Phuket

Here you can walk on the ceiling of the house capturing this on the most unusual photos!

How much: from 340 baht#attractions#kids#fun Upside down house
Find a tridacna in Phuket
Eugene KrasowskiFind a tridacna#15 of 114 things to do in Phuket

Tridacna is a giant clam that produces pearls, and will impress the most experienced adventurers with its outstanding size.

How much: free#diving#unusual#animals#free Phuket
Fly through the jungle on a cable on Koh Samui
Kateryna PlakhotnaFly through the jungle on a cable#2 of 14 things to do on Koh Samui

Do you like extreme activities and beautiful views from the heights? You should go for a cable ride through the jungle.

How much: from 1200 baht#ziplines#jungle#active#extreme#nature#attractions#selfieTreetop Tour Zipline
Feed wild monkeys in Phuket
oddviserFeed wild monkeys#16 of 114 things to do in Phuket

The slopes of Monkey Hill are the home for many wild macaques, to whom you can bring fruits, nuts and other treats.

How much: free#monkeys#animals#strolling#free#unusual Monkey Hill
Drag a crocodile by its tail in Phuket
oddviserDrag a crocodile by its tail#17 of 114 things to do in Phuket

Face and conquer your fear — where else could you get away with dragging the huge crocodile with its huge teeth by its tail?

How much: from 200 baht#crocodiles#extreme#animals#unusual#adults The Phuket Zoo
Make a nude style photo shoot in Phuket
Anna GrishinaMake a nude style photo shoot#22 of 114 things to do in Phuket

Make a custom photo shoot in the nude style with the famous photographer Ilya Bukowski.

How much: from 7300 baht#photoshoots#adults Phuket
Visit the Buffalo Race in Pattaya
oddviserVisit the Buffalo Race#12 of 66 things to do in Pattaya

Become a witness of a breathtaking contest. The ancient tradition of buffalo race is one of the most emotional events in Thailand, too.

How much: price unknown#buffalos#races#shows#authentic#unusual#animalsPattaya
Visit the night market in Phuket
oddviserVisit the night market#24 of 114 things to do in Phuket

You should see a large exotic Asian market and taste the local delicacies.

How much: free#markets#authentic#strolling#free Night market
Feed the tiger cubs in Phuket
oddviserFeed the tiger cubs#25 of 114 things to do in Phuket

Here you can pet the adult tigers, play with the cubs and even give them milk.

How much: from 1000 baht#tigers#aww#animals#unusual#kids The Tiger Kingdom zoo
Try Thai foot massage in Phuket
Кристина НестеренкоTry Thai foot massage#26 of 114 things to do in Phuket

After a busy day of hiking, be sure to check out the Thai foot massage — relieve your fatigue

How much: from 270 baht#massages#relax#authentic#health «Oriental Massage» Parlour
Throw snowballs in Bangkok
oddviserThrow snowballs#7 of 43 things to do in Bangkok

Enjoy winter fun at the height of the hot tropical summer! Come to throw snowballs and go sleighing.

How much: from 800 baht#active#attractions#kids#fun Amusement park Dream World
Try Pad Thai noodles in Bangkok
oddviserTry Pad Thai noodles#8 of 43 things to do in Bangkok

Try Pad Thai in a restaurant or any cafe and you will know how to make a unique dish with an original taste out of ordinary noodles.

How much: from 100 baht#cuisine#foodBangkok
Swim with the leopard catsharks in Phuket
oddviserSwim with the leopard catsharks#27 of 114 things to do in Phuket

The memorable diving in the company of leopard catsharks can be found near the islands of Phi-Phi.

How much: from 4400 baht#sharks#diving#active#extreme#unusual#animals Phuket
Set off a Firecracker at a Temple in Phuket
oddviserSet off a Firecracker at a Temple#29 of 114 things to do in Phuket

Did you know that setting off firecrackers in the right place at the right time could turn out to be a real karma ritual?

How much: price unknown#fun#karma#unusual#authentic Wat Chalong
See the pink dolphins on Koh Samui
oddviserSee the pink dolphins#3 of 14 things to do on Koh Samui

Hurry up to see an endangered mammal species — the beautiful pink dolphins, only a few of them left on the planet.

How much: price unknown#dolphins#unusual#animals#awwPink Dolphin Bay
Meditate by the aquarium with jellyfish in Bangkok
Kateryna PlakhotnaMeditate by the aquarium with jellyfish#10 of 43 things to do in Bangkok

Imagine yourself in a dark room with classical music and an aquarium full of jellyfish...

How much: from 900 baht#jellyfishes#animals#relaxSiam Ocean World Aquarium
Try eating dancing shrimp in Bangkok
Anna GrishinaTry eating dancing shrimp#11 of 43 things to do in Bangkok

This dish with a curious name is a real Thai delicatessen that can be tasted everywhere in the streets of Bangkok.

How much: from 40 baht#shrimps#cuisine#food Bangkok
Get on the top of the Temple of the Golden Mount in Bangkok
Eugene KrasowskiGet on the top of the Temple of the Golden Mount#12 of 43 things to do in Bangkok

Follow the winding path on the huge Golden Mount to admire the beautiful view of the old city.

How much: free#strolling#viewsWat Saket
Pilot a Boeing 737 in Bangkok
Sheldon-ShmeldonPilot a Boeing 737#13 of 43 things to do in Bangkok

You will have time to do two take-offs and two landings, and even to try landing the aircraft during a snowfall!

How much: from 4550 baht#unusual#attractions#educational Flight Experience center
Try fried ice cream in Phuket
oddviserTry fried ice cream#31 of 114 things to do in Phuket

In Phuket you can try out an unusual, but very tasty dessert that will impress any sweets lover.

How much: from 20 baht#ice-creams#unusual#cuisine Sam Kong Ice-cream Cafe
Try the roasted crickets in Phuket
oddviserTry the roasted crickets#32 of 114 things to do in Phuket

The dish for the bravest of the foodies — and a great snack for a glass of beer, surprisingly. Besides, this exotic food is rich in protein and calcium.

How much: price unknown#insects#unusual#cuisine#authentic Phuket
Attend the Vegetarian Festival in Phuket
oddviserAttend the Vegetarian Festival#33 of 114 things to do in Phuket

The bright and strange festival that is held yearly in Phuket attracts thousands of spectators.

How much: free#holidays#unusual#authentic#free#shows#adults Phuket
Ride an elephant in Phuket
oddviserRide an elephant#34 of 114 things to do in Phuket

Staying in touch with animals and taking a walk outside in the beautiful exotic nature of Thailand will give you a boost of energy like no other.

How much: from 800 baht#elephants#animals#unusual#active#authentic Phuchada Safari Park
Look After Gibbons in Phuket
oddviserLook After Gibbons#35 of 114 things to do in Phuket

Help these cute buddies to get back to their native habitat. Gibbons are balancing on the brink of extinction and can’t cope on their own!

How much: free#monkeys#karma#free#animals Gibbon Rehabilitation Project
Try local Chalong Bay rum in Phuket
oddviserTry local Chalong Bay rum#36 of 114 things to do in Phuket

Try out Thai «Chalong Bay» rum right at the production factory

How much: from 300 baht#cuisine#adults#beverages Rum Factory
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