Thailand is open to international travellers, with the Songkran Thai New Year fast approaching. Thailand offers everything you need for a great family vacation, including beautiful beaches, a variety of landscapes, great activities for kids, friendly locals, and reasonably priced food.
Traveling with your family can take a lot of planning, especially if you don’t know where to go. So here is our Top 5 recommended places to travel with family in Thailand in 2022.
Kanchanaburi is about 130 kilometers west of Bangkok, and it’s a great option for a short two-day trip. This beautiful and historic city on the River Kwai allows families to experience the history of World War II.
It is also a nice riverside treasure in Thailand, which offers beautiful natural scenery. While younger travelers may be less interested in learning about the area’s history, a train journey along the majestic Death Railway is both exciting and thrilling. It is an experience not to be missed.
This sad past is contrasted by superb natural sites such as waterfalls, caves and the river. If you plan to spend a few nights, we recommend staying on a floating raft for an unforgettable river adventure.
The Isan province of Nakhon Ratchasima is known for having the country’s first national park, Khao Yai National Park. It stretches from Nakhon Ratchasima to the neighboring provinces of Prachinburi, Saraburi and Nakhon Nayok.
Elephants, monkeys, deer, monkeys, porcupines, otters and foxes can all be spotted on a relaxed walk through Khao Yai, along with a variety of diverse species of reptiles and animals. ‘birds. There are trails for people of all skill levels, and many of the park’s biggest attractions are also within driving distance. The variety is enhanced by waterfalls and scenic viewpoints.
The head office is also very accommodating for families, with plenty of seating areas, a restaurant and cafe, a newly renovated nature center with a children’s play area, and an extensive gift shop with all kinds of fun memorabilia. for the whole family.
But when the sun goes down, that’s when the real fun begins. Be sure to stick around for the night game drive. During the 30-minute game drive, your group will ride around in the back of a van while a local wildlife guide shines the spotlight on the forest and fields in search of cool crawling critters of the night. Don’t forget to bring a sweater.
Krabi is a beach lover’s paradise and the perfect place to unwind. Krabi not only has some of the most beautiful beaches in the country, but it’s also a great place to snorkel and see Thailand’s beautiful underwater world. You can ride a long-tail boat as it cruises through caves and transports you to other majestic island paradises.
Travelers can enjoy boat trips to islands such as Koh Lanta and Koh Phi Phi, or relax on the white sands of Railay and Ao Nang. There are also plenty of opportunities in the area for exciting day trips to parks, waterfalls, elephant shelters or, for older children, rock climbing in some of the best rock climbing areas.
Chiang Mai’s climate is cooler than that of southern Thailand, providing a much more pleasant experience for those who want to beat the heat, especially at the end of the year. This is when most Thais will travel to the north of the country to dust off their sweaters and experience the drop in temperature. If you like camping, this is your best option.
The city of Chiang Mai is a great place to visit with the whole family. It offers a peaceful small-town vibe, with plenty of cafes, restaurants, and ancient architecture to explore. There are plenty of family activities to choose from, including visits to museums and the zoo, as well as bustling local markets.
Chinag Mai is renowned for its many outdoor activities in the surrounding hills. For more adventurous activities, consider feeding or washing an elephant at an elephant sanctuary, petting a tiger at the tiger park, rafting, ziplining or trekking. The list continues. You can also visit remote hill tribe settlements in the surrounding countryside, where you can learn about their local culture and purchase unique handmade souvenirs at incredible prices.
Chiang Mai also has a zoo with a night safari, but this one is much more tame. Instead of sitting in the back of a tow truck while peering into the dark forest, you’ll sit in a toy train and watch the animals in their cages (it’s still fun, though a lot less wild). But if you’re visiting on a Sunday, head to the Night Safari Church, located inside the zoo itself.
Last but not least, we cannot forget Bangkok. It’s a city that never sleeps (although it’s a little quieter now than before the pandemic). Wherever you explore, the whole family will be on full alert, as there is constant activity around you. Every family should visit Bangkok at least once.
The city has a lot to offer. Instead of mountains and beaches, you can visit parks and mega malls. There are outdoor and indoor playgrounds for kids (MEGA Bang Na is especially great). Take a cruise on the Chao Praya River, stroll through one of the night or weekend markets, or pack a picnic and stroll through Lumphini Park, where you’re likely to see some cool monitor lizards. Whatever you do, the concrete jungle will keep you on your toes for the right reasons.
Not to mention the many dining options. There’s enough here to please everyone, whether you crave local cuisine at a street vendor, reliable fare at a regular chain restaurant, or something fancy at a fine dining restaurant or café. -shop. Thailand is truly the land of smiles and Bangkok has it all.