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Experience the Magic of Thailand with Kids

Thailand, often referred to as the land of the everlasting smile, is a captivating blend of tradition and modernity. This South-East Asian destination is easily accessible, offers phenomenal cuisine, and is abundant with beaches, nature, and culture. Traveling to Thailand with kids is an excellent idea! Whether your children are young or a bit older, Thailand offers a perfect mix of adventure and unique accommodations. Here are some tips from the mothers of RiksjaKids, who have traveled to Thailand with both younger and older kids and have valuable insights to share.

Top 5 Activities in Thailand for Kids

1. Explore Vibrant Bangkok

Bangkok, home to 16 million people, is a bustling city that you must not miss. The city’s residents travel by taxi, car, tuk-tuk, or scooter, adding to the city’s vibrant energy. Gold-roofed temples stand next to towering skyscrapers, creating a fascinating contrast. Enjoy the sunset from one of the city’s trendy rooftop bars for a memorable experience. To avoid heavy traffic, travel like the locals do by water taxi over the Chao Praya River. Thai cuisine is available everywhere, and if your kids aren’t fans of spicy food, European dishes are also served. The best way to discover Bangkok is on foot or by bike. Stroll through the little alleys and experience the unknown Bangkok at its best.

2. Exploring River Kwai: A Must-Visit Destination Near Bangkok

If you’re planning a trip to Bangkok, don’t miss out on visiting the River Kwai, located just three hours away. This destination is not only known for its rich history but also for its lush greenery. After the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, the River Kwai offers a refreshing change of pace.

Are you an adventurer at heart? Consider spending a night on a floating raft on the River Kwai. Let the current carry you along (don’t worry, you’ll have a life jacket), and enjoy the serene atmosphere provided by oil lamps in the absence of electricity. Don’t forget to take a ride on the famous rail line and visit the Hell Fire Pass. After your adventures, you can unwind by the pool, taking in the beautiful view of the river.

3. Chiang Mai: Thailand’s Cultural Gem

Located in the North amidst green hills, Chiang Mai is Thailand’s second-largest city. Despite its size, it retains a small-town charm. You can easily explore the city by tuk-tuk, and you’ll find numerous temples scattered throughout, making it a haven for culture enthusiasts.

If you have the time, consider hiking up to a mountain tribe and experiencing the hospitality of the Thai people firsthand by spending the night. You’ll eat what’s served, and you might even discover a new favorite Thai dish. If you have some spare time, why not take a cooking course and learn how to make your own Tom Ka Kai? Chiang Mai is a destination that should definitely be on your list when visiting Thailand with kids.

If you’re planning to spend more time in Chiang Mai, check out this ultimate 6-day guide to Chiang Mai or explore some of the most beautiful temples in Chiang Mai.

4. Exploring Khao Sok with Kids

Khao Sok, the largest tropical rainforest in South-East Asia, is as green as it gets. With limestone rocks overgrown with bushes, a river swaying through the jungle, and sky-high trees, it’s a paradise for nature lovers. Here’s what you can do:

  • Explore the jungle with a guide
  • Go kayaking or tubing over the river while monkeys swing from tree to tree
  • Take a mountain bike off the beaten track
  • For the adventurous, go for a night hike and watch fireflies and tiny spider eyes light up in the light of your torch

5. Beach Adventures in Thailand

Thailand is known for its beautiful beaches. If you’re travelling during the summer, consider visiting the beaches on the East-side of Thailand. Here, you can make your trip as easy-going or as adventurous as you like. Here are some activities to consider:

  • Diving or snorkelling in Kah Tao
  • Exploring small bays and relaxing in Koh Phangan
  • Renting a jeep or a jet-ski, going for a ride on a quad or mountain bike through the rough outback, or enjoying the pearly white sands of Chaweng Beach in Koh Samui, the largest island

If you’re travelling during the winter, consider combining the outstretched beaches of Koh Lanta with the limestone rocks at Krabi.

This is a guest blog of RiksjaKids’ travelling mums.


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