Thailand, as we all know, is one of the most renowned places for bachelors and as well for families. This piece would help you how to spend your 5 days in Thailand with covering 16 best places to visit in Thailand in a cost-effective way. Also, would help you to plan your Thailand trip for free, yes we are not a travel agency we are diywanderers where we help people to do their trips in their own way in their budget.

Plan early for Thailand flights

Make sure you book your flights early, I booked the flight in the month of March for my November trip to Thailand. I know this might be too early but you get dirt cheap prices. I booked my flight from MakeMyTrip or Skyscanner and got en EMI option with no extra charges and no interest.

Best and Cheap Accommodations in Thailand

I have been a backpacker and nothing is better than Airbnb. Cheap and the best accommodations you get. I did book a hotel though for my stay and also an Airbnb for 1 day. For Indian’s visiting Pattaya I would say Hotel Bella Express is quite good. A lot of Indians check-in at this hotel. For Bangkok, we stayed at Grand Alpine Hotel which I would say a decent hotel for the prices. I still prefer

Since this is a DIY Trip to Thailand we do not assume that you are going to a travel agent and booking it. So let’s begin the journey to visit Thailand in the cheapest way and explore to the maximum.

Here are 16 Best Places to visit in Thailand

Day 1 – Pattaya

Pattaya is a wonderful city and is also known for its beaches, rooftop bars and some amazing sightseeing. Here is a list of things that you can do in Pattaya for 3 days.

Pattaya Beach

Just a km away from Hotel Bella Express and in walking distance, it is the closest beach to the hotel assuming you are at Hotel Bella Express. You will get lounge chairs and also locals would come up to you asking for coconut water or for a beach massage. Both are recommended. Beach Massage (300 THB and Coconut Water 25 THB). The ideal time to spend is around 2-3 hours if you are with a kid or else with your partner you can relax on the lounge chair and soak the sun for an hour and head back to your hotel.

Sanctuary of Truth

Religious construction in Pattaya which is known for its architecture built with wood, Buddhist and Hindu motifs. It has 7 Activities, 6 Photo Points, 3 Shows. It is the largest woodcarving structure. If you are an art and architecture lover, this place is bae for you.

Entry Fee of Sanctuary of Truth

  • Adult (Foreign): 500 THB + 200 THB for the speed boat ride.
  • Child(Foreign): 200 THB + 200 THB for the speed boat ride.

Alcazar Cabaret Show

The most famous cabaret show performed by ladyboys is definitely worth watching. The show runs every day and starts from 5 PM Thailand Time with its last show scheduled at 9.30 PM. After the show, you get a chance to click photographs with the ladyboys for 200 THB which are not included in the tickets.

Entry Fee of Alcazar Cabaret Show

  • VIP Seating – 1000 THB
  • Deluxe Seating – 800 THB
  • Normal Seating – 600 THB

You can record the entire show. No extra charges of Photography and videography

Minus 5 Ice bar

One of the offbeat places to have unlimited vodka for 20 minutes. Bachelors, you need to go here and get some shots for sure.

Entry Fee of Minus 5 Ice bar

  • Adult (Foreign): 500 THB

Day 2 – Pattaya

Pattaya Dolphin World

One of the best attractions in Pattaya is the dolphin show. The Pattaya dolphin show is one of its kind, a 30-minute show where 2 trained dolphins perform various activities and leave you in splits. You can even swim with the dolphins for additional extra charges. You can book online for the show and pay at the counter

Entry Fee for Dolphin Show:

  • Adult (Foreign) : 300 – 400 THB

Art in paradise

Art in paradise is a Living art museum that you could visit in Pattaya. If you like to click photos than you cannot miss this place. Amazing place, great ambiance and mind-boggling technology used.

Entry Fee for Art in Paradise

  • Child (Foreign): 300 THB
  • Adult (Foreign): 500 THB

Underwater World Pattaya

If you love waters and aqua species then this place is meant for you. The underwater world is a superb place to visit and experience how does the actual underwater world look like. An aquarium having Coral reef zone, touch pool zone, open ocean zone and more.

Entry Fee of Underwater World Pattaya

  • Adult (Foreign) : 500 THB
  • Child (Foreign): 300 THB

Sriracha Tiger Zoo

If you visit Pattaya and are in Chonburi District then you can definitely give this zoo a visit. The zoo allows you to take photographs with the tigers and also play with tiger cubs.

Entry Fee of Sriracha Tiger Zoo

  • Tickets Only Adult (Foreign) : 420 THB
  • Tickets Only Child (Foreign) : 220 THB
  • Tickets + Meal Adult (Foreign) : 620 THB
  • Tickets + Meal Only Child (Foreign) : 320 THB
  • Tickets + Play with tiger cub Adult (Foreign) : 1050 THB
  • Tickets + Play with tiger cub child (Foreign) : 850 THB
  • Tickets + Play with tiger cub + Meal Adult (Foreign) : 1399 THB
  • Tickets + Play with tiger cub child + Meal (Foreign) : 1000 THB
  • Tickets + Transfers Adult (Foreign) : 650 THB
  • Tickets + Transfers Child (Foreign) : 550 THB
  • Tickets + Transfers + Meals Adult (Foreign) : 850 THB
  • Tickets + Transfers + Meals Child (Foreign) : 750 THB
  • Tickets + Transfers + Play with tiger cub Adult (Foreign) : 1250 THB
  • Tickets + Transfers + Play with tiger cub child (Foreign) : 1150 THB
  • Tickets + Transfers + Meals + Play with tiger cub Adult (Foreign) : 1450 THB
  • Tickets + Transfers + Meals + Play with tiger cub child (Foreign) : 1550 THB

Pattaya Walking Street in the night

The very famous Pattaya walking street famous for entertainment, bars, shopping and yes for the red light district. If you are a bachelor and want to get laid well I would say this is the best place to pick up girls. See my complete article on how to get laid in Pattaya.

Day 3 – Pattaya

Coral Island and Water Sports (Optional)

If you are in Pattaya and don’t visit coral island then I would say you are an asshole. It’s a definite visit and especially if you are with a female partner. A place to have an underwater walk, parasailing and other water sports activities. The water sports activities will cost you 2500 THB which includes transfer to the coral island. Spend half the day over there come back and take en route to Bangkok which is around 4-5 hours by car or you can also take a bus from Pattaya bus station to Bangkok which will cost you 150 baths – 200 THB and can be booked online.

Day 4 – Bangkok

Bangkok is known for its WAT or you can say temples, the floating market Chao Phraya River, and shopping markets. Here is a complete 3-day plan for Bangkok that can help you cover most of the things.

The Grand Palace

It has been the official residence of the Thailand King till 1925. Now it has become the most visited the tourist place of Bangkok. The palace has been divided into various sections and has the most renowned wat Temple of Emerald, Outer Court, Museum of the emerald buddha etc. No extra charges of Photography. It follows a strict dress code with shoulders covered and legs to be covered below the knee level.

Entry Fee for The Grand Palace:

  • Adult (Foreign): 500 THB

Wat Pho

Wat Pho a Buddhist temple also known as Temple of Reclining Buddha is a great place to visit and see the humungous golden statue of Golden Buddha. It has the largest collection of Buddha images and you will also see Thai locals performing rituals as well.

Entry Fee for Wat Pho:

  • Adult (Foreign) : 100 THB

Wat Arun, Temple of the dawn

Wat Arun is one of the best temples for children. Situated to the west of Chao Phraya River and you need to take a shuttle ferry from The Grand Palace which is 15 THB for the local boat.

Entry Fee for Wat Arun:

  • Adult (Foreign) : 100 THB

Octave Rooftop Bar

The octave rooftop bar is located in Bangkok Marriott on 48th Floor and 49th Floor with no entry fees. You don’t need reservations but I would suggest to call them a day before and ask them to give you the corner places.

Entry Fee for Octave bar

  • No Entry Fees

Day 5 – Bangkok

Khao San Road Walk – (Shopping & Backpacker Paradise)

If you are on a shoestring budget and want accommodation to be cheap then Khao San Road is the best place. It was earlier famous as rice market but in the last 2 decades, it has become a shopping hub. You will get DVD’s, Handicrafts, clothes, fruits and fake id’s

Entry Fee for Khao San Road:

  • No entry fees.

Lumpini Park

An open park to rest, chill and also do some boating. Also, a nice place to try a day game in Bangkok.

Entry Fee for Lumpini Park

  • No entry fees.

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