Many cheap holidays to Thailand start in the bustling metropolis of Bangkok, where the bustling Khao San Road is jam-packed with spicy Thai food from street vendors. To spice up your holiday why not visit in 2013 or 2014 for one of the festivals or events in Thailand? September's Vegetarian Festival sees events across the country, whilst Chiang Mai has an umbrella festival in January. Or you could enjoy the Koh Samui Yacht Regatta in May-June.
One way to know for sure that you're going to have a fantastic holiday in Thailand is to make sure you take in at least one or two of our top five things to do. And here they are:
Wat Pho Temple in Bangkok is also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, and with a 150 foot-high Buddha this temple is an impressive sight! There are also plenty of smaller temples to visit within the complex. There is an admission fee, but since you saved so much on your cheap Thai holiday deal, you can definitely splash out!
Muay Thai is the Thai national sport, and boy are they passionate about it! There are numerous chances to see this kick-boxing style of fighting all around the country, but for the ultimate destination head to the Rajadamnern Stadium. Be warned though, prices are considerably higher for foreigners than they are for the locals!
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market floats 50 kilometres down the river from Bangkok and offers a wealth of local crafts and produce. Spices, food and flowers are all readily available, and it's really great to combine a trip to the market with a look at some of the local communities too. There are plenty of boat tour companies offering this day trip.
Thai Cookery classes are really popular - and they are a great way to show off the best treats from your Thailand holiday to all your envious friends back home. You'll get to see how the professionals do it, head out for a shopping trip to a local market to gather the ingredients and learn how to make it yourself. Prices aren't that high, so why not have a go?
Siam Niramit is an important theatre in Bangkok with daily shows featuring spectacular performances as well as amazing lights and music, which is all party of one of the largest shows on the planet! Take in the wonderful sight, and be sure to spare time to explore the rest of the theatre complex too as you'll find a model Thai village, a river, and elephants which you can ride!