The Kingdom of Thailand, known initially as Siam, is a fantastic country at the centre of the Indochinese Peninsula in Southeast Asia. Its exotic food, tropical climate, fascinating culture, golden pagodas, picturesque landscapes, wildlife reserves and relaxed beaches made it the most visited country in Southeast Asia in 2013, according to the World Tourism Organisation. The best time to visit Thailand is from November to March when the weather is dry and cool. A cradle of multiple ethnic cultures, the main religion followed here is Buddhism along with other faiths. However, Thailand retains its Thai-ness owing to people with warm smiles and their fun-loving ‘sanuk’ lifestyle. Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and the most cosmopolitan bustling city of Asia. The other breathtaking tourist spots are Pattaya, Phuket, Chiang Mai, and Koh Samui. Thailand offers diverse experiences to its travellers.

Along with religious pursuits and cultural enrichment tours, adventurous activities in the wild, cruises and various amusement parks, one can find a vibrant nightlife in Thailand that can be best enjoyed in cities like Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Samui and Chiang Mai. Be it dance parties, open-air shopping, cultural shows, live music performances on the lounge, cabaret shows – all kinds of hedonistic pleasures in Thailand cater to all budget, tastes and preferences.

  • Bangkok Nightlife – Romantic and exciting to be precise, the nocturnal fun in Bangkok has undergone some changes to suit the contemporary needs of the time. One can find sky-high rooftop bars touching the clouds, groovy nightclubs, gender-defying theatrical shows,  and hip cocktail bars. Party hard at Khao San Road or go for the more laidback fun at Soi Rambuttri. There are many trendy bars in Thonglor that serve cocktails and other drinks. Clubs at Sukhumvit, Silom and RCA are a favourite among locals and tourists. The dazzling performances of ladyboy shows on spectacular sets charm the audience with their creativity and artistic talent. A luxury dinner date on the vintage rice barge on the Chao Praya River with delectable Thai dishes along with a view of Bangkok by night is a treat indeed.

Muay Thai Live show at Asiatique can be seen with families to gain an insight of the ancient martial art of boxing. The night markets of Bangkok offer a carnival-like atmosphere where a wide range of fashionable goods and handicraft items can be purchased with incredible bargains. Rot Fai Market, Khao San road and Patpong Market are quite famous places to taste the local delicacies.

Visit the Siam Niramit cultural show in Ratchada Theatre, where you can dine, shop and enjoy the folk songs and dances of their lavish production. Watch live, classy jazz shows by talented artists in the cool bars. 

  • Phuket Nightlife If Bangkok has a rustic and wild vibe to its nightlife, Phuket is the epicentre of exhilarating thrill on their legendary beaches. The party animals and revellers haunt the clubs, discos, live bands and cabaret shows mostly on Bangla Road in Patong. One can also watch Thai boxing at Patong. The sunset bars and beach clubs at Soi Bangla and Beach Road are of international standards. The Phuket Fantasea has some impressive shows, games, shopping spots and food outlets. 

Aside from this, the full moon party at Koh Phangan Beach held every year is another massive crowd puller with tourists booking tickets way in advance to be a part of this wild and intense one of a kind party scene.

Thailand tour packages with airfare details are available online for bookings at discounted rates and best deals for the convenience of tourists travelling to this most happening holiday destination. A comprehensive choice of a guided tour can be helpful in exploring this beautiful country in a hassle-free manner.

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Kenneth Hart