These unusual things can only be seen in Thailand

These unusual things can only be seen in Thailand

Thailand is a country that truly has something for everyone. If you go to the South you can find islands upon islands dotting the emerald-colored sea. Spending time on the beach may not be your cup of tea though, which means the North would be perfect. It is dotted with temples and delicious food that all visitors have to try. Some visitors like to get off the beaten track though which means that these very special places are something that you simply have to experience. They are not found anywhere else in the world which makes them a must-see.

A Corgi Cafe

In recent years, dog and cat cafes have begun to pop-up but this Corgi Cafe is truly unique. All of the corgis found within it are related to each other. The owner started out with two and from there they grew to seven and they’ve kept ongoing.

Most cafes have a variety of breeds but this family-run establishment will only ever have corgis. Sit down with an iced coffee and grab a sandwich while you play with these adorable pups.

Designer Coffee

We all want that Instagram perfect picture from our travels and KC Selfie Coffee has developed the perfect way to achieve this. All you need to do is select the selfie of your choice, open up Facebook and message it to them.

From there, they will take your selfie and in painstaking detail have it placed on top of a coffee ready for you to snap. Now you don’t have to worry about getting the right angle for your selfie because it is already right in front of you in coffee form. We bet your friends will be very envious of your face momentarily immortalized in coffee form.

Eco-Souvenirs

Thailand is known for its Asian elephants, particularly all of the sanctuaries who are concerned with the conservation of these beautiful giants. In the northern city of Chiang Mai, where many of these sanctuaries are found, The Elephant Poo Poo Paper Park is a place where you can learn how to make things out of elephant poop.

Eco-Souvenirs

It is a great way to give back to the area while learning some really cool skills. Who knew that elephant poop could be used to make all sorts of neat things, like paper for instance? If you don’t want to make some, it could be a cool souvenir to bring home.

The Thai Water Festival

The Thai New Year does not happen on January 1st the way it does around a lot of the world. Instead, the Thai New Year, which is called Songkran happens according to a different calendar. This is usually in the spring, but what makes it so much fun for visitors is the fact that it is marked by a giant water festival.

Imagine being doused in buckets of water to be purified for the new year. You will be able to grab a super soaker and spray all of your fellow travelers and even some of the Thai people who are also partaking. This is the ultimate water fight.

Good Luck Dolls

If you have watched the Netflix show, Travels With My Father starring Jack Whitehall and his father then you probably already know all about these. These dolls look like real babies and are called Luk Thep. This means “child angel” in Thai and if you pray to them it is thought that you will be blessed with good luck.

Thai people who have them treat them as if they are real living children, and if they do bring you luck then you may just want one for yourself. It might be a little bit hard to explain why you have a doll sitting next to you on the plane home though.

Samut Prakan

This is an authentic Thai city that is comprised of gardens, water features, and the crowning glory, the Sumeru Mountain Palace. As you wander through the gardens you can step back in time and see what Thailand used to be like back when it was known as Siam.

The palace itself is surrounded by an Anand fish which is pretty breathtaking to see. It is the guardian of the palace and it definitely looks like it is getting the job done.

A Treehouse Getaway

The city life can be a bit taxing after a while which is where these treehouses set in the jungle come in. You can rent a two-story treehouse which has a pool dangling off of it for you to swim around in and take in the sunrise or sunset.

This is the place you come for total relaxation which means you should be ready to do lots of yoga, eat delicious Thai food, and simply put your feet up with a good book while you listen to the sounds of the jungle.

Maeklong Railway Market

The train system in Thailand is quite extensive and due to this, there have been markets that have popped up alongside the tracks. For this market, the people who ply their wares set up each day and remove them right before a train passes through.

If the train stops in the area then they can sell their fruits and vegetables through the windows to the passengers. Or you can simply wander around and take in the experience.

The Convict Experience

Always one for new experiences, the SooK Station decided to create a hotel where guests are prisoners. You have a cell with other guests or can be put in solitary confinement if you don’t feel like sharing a space.

Keep in mind, toilets in prison are out in the open which means you will have no privacy, just like a regular inmate. This is definitely for the quirky traveler but we expect that you will meet some very interesting people during your time in the slammer.

Happy Cheese Toast

For the grilled cheese lovers out there, the Happy Cheese Toast Cafe will be like a dream come true. Each of their toasted cheese sandwiches features cheese that has been dyed in rainbow colors which makes for the type of grilled cheese a unicorn would like to eat.

Make sure to pull your sandwich apart to fully capture all of the bright colors as you will definitely want to snap a shot of it.

The Monkey Buffet Festival

Monkeys are pretty adorable with their human-esque hands, wide-eyed expressions, and playful hijinks. In Lopburi, which in English is known as “Monkey City” there is a festival called The Monkey Buffet.

A bunch of food like different fruits are placed on tables for these little guys so that they can feel like they are being worshipped. In reality, this festival is really for visitors to Thailand to get up close and personal with the monkeys.

The Temple Of A Million Bottles

The Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew is a Buddhist temple that was constructed by monks who were tired of trying to clean up the waterways in the area. They instructed the residents of the area to bring all of the glass bottles to them because they wanted to recycle them in a unique way.

Their plan was to create a giant glass bottle temple which they did. The brown and green colored bottles are all from beer bottles and when the light hits this place just right it is something to behold.

The Amulet Market

Bangkok is full of markets, but the Amulet Market is a special one. If you feel like you could do with a bit of good luck then you will want to head over here to find the amulet that matches your needs.

Amulets are thought to have magical powers that can protect you from certain things or that can aid you in future ventures. Basically, there is something for everyone you just have to wander and see what catches your eye.

Insect Cuisine

Insects have long been known to be a source of protein and Thai chefs have decided to shine a light on them. Insect cuisine has been turned into a fine dining experience at some of the restaurants and then mixed with some European elements to give it that international flair.

It is pretty hard to go wrong with something deep-fried or served with delicious sauces. We recommend giving this a try at least once.

The David Beckham Temple

The United Kingdom’s David Beckham is a soccer legend which is why Thailand decided to immortalize him and give him his own temple. In reality, this is just a regular Buddhist temple but the head monk absolutely adored Beckham when he was on the roster for Manchester United.

Since then, his statue has remained in the temple even though he is no longer playing for the team. The monk still has a soft spot for him.

Floating Lantern Festival

Have you ever seen a video or a picture of hundreds of white lanterns with candles inside floating up into the sky? Chances are you have, and this is the Floating Lantern Festival held in Thailand each year.

Floating Lantern Festival

All you need to do is think of a wish or something you would like to happen, place it in the lantern and let it float up into the ether. That way your wish can be granted and you can help it on its journey.

A New Ecosystem

Found in Bangkok, the New World Mall was once a giant structure full of stores but after a fire caused it to shut down in 1999 it is now abandoned. The mall itself has now become its own ecosystem.

A New Ecosystem

It became a breeding ground for mosquitoes which cause the government to set tilapia fish inside the stagnant water areas. Now, the tilapia has taken over and you can wander around this mall and homemade aquarium.

A Fruity Hotel

Have you ever dreamed of living in a pineapple not quite under the sea, like Spongebob Square Pants? In Thailand, you can. There is a hotel where each of the cabins has been designed inside a piece of fruit.

 

You can choose from pineapple, durian, a stalk of bamboo, or even a mushroom. The owners of the hotel itself are fruit farmers which means that fresh fruit is always on the menu.

Ba Ba Liu

This restaurant decided that it needed to be innovative if it was going to compete with all the others in the area. They sat down at the drawing table and looked at how people carry food. Oftentimes, when they get takeout they carry it all in a bag which can mean that some are dropped.

Add in some drinks and the chance of spillage is even higher. That is where their carry-all idea comes in. The drink is stacked on top of the food which has since eliminated a lot of mishaps.

The Bangkok Float Center

Being immersed in a sensory deprivation chamber has been what some people need to completely detox from the world. It’s just you floating in a small pool of water in the dark, completely cut off from everything.

Bangkok now offers the float experience to destress after a long day of wandering around markets, sampling street food, and worshipping at temples. You will feel completely recalibrated after an hour in one of these.

The Museum Of Counterfeit Goods

Thailand has been known as a country with a lot of counterfeit or fake goods. Some of the factories are known for creating almost exact replicas of expensive designer handbags, clothes, jewelry and pretty much anything else you can think of.

This museum was created to showcase some of the finest examples but also to show visitors why counterfeiting is a major problem that they are dressing as is the rest of the world.