Thailand is a country which is closer to India and hence is a much-preferred holiday destination by Indian families. There are a lot of Thailand family tour packages
which offer excellent packages which are value for money right from accommodation, transport, entertainment and other facilities. Most of the resorts in Thailand offer a lot of activities for all age groups like adventurous activities, water sports, and age appropriate activities and events for children so that the parents can also have some quiet time of their own while the children are occupied.
Families, when holidaying do not stick to one particular city/location. They travel extensively around the country hoping to cover many cities in one visit itself. This is especially true for Thailand tour package for family from India where the tourists have to hop across many places within a span of few days.
Here is a list of things to do when in Bangkok and places to see when on a Thailand family holiday
Bangkok is the heart of Thailand and is a must-see crazy city. This is the type of city that grows on you and we are telling you this because some may not like the city at first sight. Here you can explore the magnificent palaces, amazing markets and even the water markets, serene temples, and loads of local shops selling souvenir type goods. Not to mention the most amazing and delicious Thai food! Do not forget to try their Mango Sticky Rice which is available in most street food joints. The best part about Bangkok, especially if you love partying is that, this city has the best and craziest night life in the world. Bangkok has some of the cheap hotels in Thailand which are also decent for families to stay.
Check out the floating market
In Bangkok city, the locality of Thaling Chan and Khlong Lat Mayom are home to the most popular floating markets. You can make half a day visits to these markets where you hop onto a boat and wade through the waters in between the shops selling local delicacies, and handicrafts from local artisans and Thailand souvenirs. The feel is almost like a more south Asian version of Venice. It is advised to arrive early in these markets in order to avoid the crowds as these markets are the more touristy ones out of the lot and can get quite crowded as the day goes.
Visiting the Grand Palace and Wat Pho
The royal palace of Thailand, also known as the Grand Palace, was built towards the end of the 18th century by King Rama I and it is now the official residence of the present Monarch even though he does not live here anymore. This Palace is now only used for ceremonies and for tourists to visit. The famous emerald Buddha which was made in the 15th century is housed here in one of the many temples inside the palace which includes the Wat Pra Kaeo. This is always a must visit place on Thailand packages
Learn to cook the local cuisine - Thai
The prime concern or every tourist is the food in the vacation spot. There are a lot of places to eat in Thailand where you can taste authentic Thai food. Thai food is extremely delicious and it is also relativity easy to cook. Some Thai dishes are very similar to the South Indian dishes which is why it is palatable to the Indian taste buds. There are various places which teach how to cook Thai food and the best ones are in Bangkok and Chiang Mai.
Visit Lumpini Park
Just like how New York city has its central park, Bangkok too, has one and that’s called Lumpini Park. You can spend a relaxing day in this huge park. There will be many locals here playing sports, biking, walking and practicing Tai Chi.
Islands suitable for family holidays in Thailand;
There are so many tropical islands in this country that it is difficult to zero in on one. Some of the islands are over-developed and buzzing with tourists while some houses only a single bungalow on it. Some of the best islands to visit are; Ko Samui, Ko Samet, Ko Chang, Ko Phi Phi, Phuket & Krabi. Let us have a look at Phuket and Koh Samui in detail as they are the most preferred when on Thailand family tour packages
Koh Samui, as mentioned earlier is preferred by most families when holidaying Thailand. There are so many resorts in this islands which are always bustling with tourists, but if you are looking for some quiet place to unwind, then heading up north is a good idea. Almost all resorts on this island have beautiful beaches with shallow waters which are suitable for children to play and swim around safely. Most resorts also have lots of kid centric activities throughout the day to keep them occupied such as cookery classes, dance classes, kids zone, etc.
Phuket is the most sought after destination in the Thailand family holidays all-inclusive packages
. Phuket is so diverse that you can find exotic wildlife, adventure sports, exciting eateries, cultural shows, water parks and a vibrant nightlife all in the same island! Here too, most resorts have kids’ friendly activities along with babysitting services to keep them occupied while the parents can relax and unwind.