Teaching In Thailand: What to Explore After Class
This post was written by Willow Pergl.
Looking for things to do while teaching English in Thailand? No problem! Thailand is a country that offers a variety of experiences around every corner. Whether you prefer a bustling nightlife, the quiet of the green lush mountains or the picturesque beauty of the beaches, there is definitely something for everyone. Here are three things to check out while teaching abroad in Thailand!
Elephant Nature Park – Located about 35 miles outside of Chiang Mai, this elephant rescue and rehabilitation center offers visits and volunteer opportunities that vary in length from one-day to two-week trips. The park is nestled in a river valley surrounded by verdant mountains providing the perfect opportunity to see untouched rural life in Thailand and contribute to the preservation of this elephant sanctuary.
Sea Kayaking in Phang Nga Bay, Phuket – With its limestone cliffs and clear waters Phang Nga Bay is easily considered one of the most beautiful places on earth. Here you will find an assortment of sea kayaking trips to choose from where guides will take you through the many sea caves, or hongs, that can be found throughout Phang Nga Bay. These hongs are home to a distinctive ecosystem of flora, fauna, monkeys, birds, and fish. Stay late and watch this tourist location transform back into a small fishing village to gain a true sense of the culture.
Chatuchak Market, Bangkok – The Chatuchak Market is definitely a must-see attraction in Thailand. It covers 35 acres and has more than 8,000 vendors offering everything imaginable for sale. Whether you want to pick up a few trinkets to take home with you or if you just go to browse and people-watch, Chatuchak Market can provide an exhilarating day of adventure!