Thailand is known as the Land of Smiles, and Kathu is one of the many reasons why. Filled with great outdoor adventures, pristine beaches, busy bars, and more, you’ll never run out of activities to keep you busy during your trip. With so much to do in this tropical paradise, it is hard to build your itinerary. Have no fear; we have compiled a list of the best things to put on your Kathu to-do list to make your Thailand trip special.
Thailand is very diverse in its climates and the Kathu region is one of the best areas to experience this range, in our opinion. The beautiful nature is highlighted by the Kathu Waterfall. You will not find a typical waterfall with a huge cliff, rather you’ll discover a bunch of drop pools descending down the hill. It’s a hard climb up to the top but you can be sure it is worth the effort. Take a bathing suit and your waterproof camera so you can get the full experience of the climb and then cooling off in the big pool at the end.
Attend a Muay Thai Match
If you haven’t been to a traditional Muay Thai match, you are in for a real treat. This adrenaline-pumping, one on one match of sheer physical determination will have you on the edge of your seat the entire time. Once you’ve seen the real Muay Thai, you’ll never be able to sit through a regular boxing match again. One of the good things about these events is that you can usually find one to attend for free. Just ask your local tuk-tuk driver and they’ll point you in the right direction, be careful though of hidden costs when leaving.
Relax With a Thai Massage
You won’t be feeling stressed while in the Land of Smiles, but if you have any lingering stress from home, you’ll lose it after one session at a Thai massage parlor. Be ready for a completely different experience, with your massage therapist physically working the kinks out of your body. You’ll be stepped on, prodded with feet, and moved all around. At the end of your massage, you’ll wonder how you have ever lived without these messages in your life. Warning though, they can be intense sometimes!
If you’re not sure where to go for a massage, the main area of town has a lot of offers. Right in the center where the great hotels in Kathu are located is a good place to start your massage parlor search.
Consume Some Local Delicacies
Thai food alone is one reason many people visit this country. The unique blend of flavors Thailand produces is on full display in Kathu. The spicy ginger, fragrant lemon grass, distinct coconut, and more combine together to make a great variety of dishes you’ll be hard pressed to try all. After a few amazing meals, you’ll wonder why you’ve ever consumed any other type of food!
There are many festivals in Thailand which are a cause for restaurants to have a larger variety of traditional meals available. Try to plan your trip around the Songkran Festival for a great cultural experience.