ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Get active on holiday in thailand

Updated on January 21, 2013

There's more to Thailand than a beach

A huge portion of people travel to Thailand each year in the quest for a perfect weather beach holiday and with 1400km of coastline you can easily see the appeal. Temperatures are high so the thought of a relaxing beach holiday combined with cooling dips in the sea makes Thailand one of the best beach destinations in the World.

With so many other activities on offer though it really isn't doing Thailand justice to treat it simply as a beach holiday destination. This lens aims to show you that there are loads of activities you can partake in during your holiday so you go home with more memories than just a fading tan!

Thai Food
Thai Food

Thai Cookery course

For me Thai food is the best food in the World. I love the flavours, textures and all the fresh ingredients it calls for. So when on holiday in Thailand I can think of nothing better than taking part in a Thai cookery course to learn how to cook frm the masters!

Cookery classes are on offer in dedicated locations in larger towns such as Bangkok and Chang Mai or they can usually be arranged through your hotel and gernerally aren't too much money.

Let's face it, if you can learn to cook the best Thai food then it will make coming home all the more easier to stand and if that fails and your cooking skills aren't doing the job then hunt around for a Thai restaurant such as the Thai Orchid which accoring to Yelp is one of the 'best restaurants in Edinburgh' for Thai food (

Elephant trekking

Liek horse trekking but on an elephant!

No trip to Thailand is complete without experiencing an elephant trek. When you talk to anyone about visiting Thailand it's generally one thing they all have in common other than the beach! Also, how many times in your life will you get to go elephant trekking? It's an experience not to be missed and will give you amazing memories of your holiday.

Elephant treks can be taken in conservation centres throughout Thailand such as the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre near Lampang or the Elephant Training Camp in Mae Sa Valley. For me, I feel one of the best places for this is Chaing mai at the Thai Elephant Home which is a conservation centre that works with the local community and preotects and restores the local environment. If you're going to go elephant trekking it's worth investigating where to go and choosing somewhere that does soem good.

Diving in Thailand

Clear warm waters make diving a pleasure

There are many diving schools up and down the coast in Thailand and it's common for visitors to spend a few days learning how to scuba dive. Snorkelling is another good option but scuba diving lets you get deeper into the sea so you have greater chance of seeing more fish and exploring the reefs.

A PADI Scuba Diver Course is a pre-entry course over the course of two days which allows holidaygoers to learn to scuba to an entry level without taking up your whole holiday.

What makes Thailand perfect for Scuba diving is that it is seasonal so for 1/2 the year you dive on the West and the other half you dive on the East for the clearest waters.

And at an average sea temp of 25 degrees scuba diving in Thailand is an amazing opportunity.

Watch the wildlife

Relaxtion is the key on holiday

There's so much more to Thai wildlife than elephants and fish! Thailand is full of amazing green areas and parkland where you can view a huge range of exotic birds such as parrots and trogons. On top of that you can watch out for amphibians and reptiles such as gekos andmonitor lizards.

Travel Thailand Books from Amazon

Beach or active holiday

Which do you prefet to do on holiday?

See results

Tell us what you like to do on holiday!

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)