So, you’ve made it all the way over to Thailand and you’re looking for some exciting free things to do to fill your time. From puppet shows to traditional festivals, Thailand has it all in the way of entertainment.
Watch a Puppet Show
If you happen to be in Bangkok, how about catching a traditional puppet show? The old art of Thai puppetry is sadly dying out, so there are limited places across Thailand where you can still enjoy this beautiful theatrical act. The Artist’s House in Phasi Charoen is one of the few places where you can watch the team of actors manoeuvring fragile puppets and creating an elegant performance.
Visit the Golden Triangle
This part of the world, known as the Golden Triangle is the place where Burma, Myanmar, Laos and Thailand all meet. It’s a central point where the Mekong River and the Ruak River join and many people stand on the Thai river bank and look across the water at the neighbouring countries.
Go to a Festival
Many events throughout Thailand will open your eyes to the local customs and traditions of this country. From the Songkran Thailand New Year Water Festival in April to the Yi Peng Lantern Festival, there are so many unique festivals so hopefully at least one of them will coincide with your visit.
Visit the Temple of Dawn
Resting on Bangkok’s riverside, the Temple of Dawn or Wat Arun, is a picture-perfect place to visit, especially at sunset when the entire temple glows in the evening light. It is said to be a representation of the centre of the earth also known as Mount Meru amongst the people of Thailand.
Dance the Night Away at a Full Moon Party
Known throughout the world as one of the biggest all-night parties, if you fancy a dance, head over to the southern island of Koh Phangan for the ultimate party. Backpackers and holidaymakers from all around head to the party capital of Southeast Asia one night a month to enjoy the fire slides, boozy buckets and neon paint.
Visit the King Cobra Village
The one main thing to expect when visiting the village of Ban Khok Sa-Nga are the snakes. This village in particular has a huge love for snakes, most of the households even keep one inside their house. As you wonder the local streets, you’ll certainly be able to catch a snake show or two.
Relax on a Beach
At the end of the day, the best possible thing to do for free when in Thailand is to sink your toes into the sand on one of Thailand’s stunning sandy beaches. Top beaches to visit include Koh Samui, Phuket and Ko Pha Hgan, but there are so many amazing beaches we couldn’t possibly name them all!