Gap Year in Thailand
Amazing Thailand is full of history, ancient temples, stunning beaches and friendly people.
Tourists come here for many different things. Some visit for the street food and spicy dishes. Some explore the remnants of centuries-old temples and shrines. Some go island hopping and scuba diving. These visitors have varying interests, but they all agree on one thing about their experience: it’s amazing!
The moment you step off the plane and soak in the sun, you’ll immediately have a smile on your face. Thailand has that distinct charm that makes people want to stay and explore. Throughout your gap year working in Thailand you will come to appreciate the friendly and supportive smiles from the children and staff, making each day enjoyable.
Our fav things to do Thailand
Thailand is a mix of stunning landscapes, ancient temples and vibrant cities.
Temple crawl your way around the country. There are around 40 thousand temples throughout the entire country. Some of the most popular to visit are the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet and Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya, Wat Pho to see the giant reclining Buddha; and Wat Rong Khun, or the White Temple located just outside of Chiang Rai. These temples all hold fascinating history, religious and cultural significance.
Try some street food. Thailand is famous for it’s food and one of the best ways to experience the local culture and some of the best dishes is to take a seat on the street and try some of the famous Pad Thai, Khao Soi (Creamy Coconut Curry Noodle Soup) and Kao Niew Ma Muang (Mango and Sticky Rice) to just name a few. For the more adventurous maybe try a scorpion.
Island hop through some of the prettiest islands in the world. See Phang Nga Bay and the limestone rocks on the West Coast, island hop from Phuket and Krabu to visit the famous Koh Phi Phi islands. Snorkel, kayak and swim in the crystal clear waters.
Popular places to visit in Thailand
With so many places in Thailand to visit during your gap year, we have given you our top few!
Bangkok is the bustling capital that merges the past with the present, it is known for ornate shrines and vibrant street life.
Phuket is one of the most popular hotspots in Thailand due to its stunning temples, beaches, hotels and nightlife.
The North is home to stunning National Parks, waterfalls & hill tribes, white water rafting, hiking & mountain biking.
Koh Samui, Koh Phi Phi and Koh Tao are some of the most iconic islands with limestone cliffs & iconic beaches & boats.
What Thailand is famous for
Thailand is famous for its friendly and welcoming locals, fascinating history, culture, delicious food, beaches, martial arts and many temples.
Cool or unusual things to do in Thailand
Thailand offers an array of experiences and for those wanting to do something different there's plenty off the beaten path.
Experience Songkran, Thailand’s New Years festival takes place in mid April, get soaked in the world’s biggest water fight
Shop till you drop wherever you go. Thailand has endless amounts of shopping opportunities, whether you want to haggle a bargain at a local market or buy some high end fashion at a modern shopping centre, there is something for everyone
Watch a muay thai (Thai boxing) match, this sport is iconic with Thailand and fighters are renowned throughout the country for their skill
Try some unusual street food such as scorpions and grasshoppers
Be whisked all the way up to the Sky Bar in Bangkok and take in some of the best views across the city.
Visit the night markets in Phuket with street performances and live music.
Explore the beautiful architecutre and intricate details of the Grand Palace and Wat Prakaew
Take a cooking class in Bangkok and learn directly from a professional Thai cook.
Immerse yourself in the Thai culture and history by admiring Buddhist relics, centuries-old artefacts and modern art pieces at the Bangkok museums.
Letz Live offer?
Letz Live is passionate about worthwhile travel. To us, there’s no better way to understand the world than by diving into the local culture. Our organisation is partnered with renowned schools in Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and the UK that welcome gap assistants with open arms.
We know what it’s like to yearn for an in-depth overseas experience that a tourist vacation can’t provide. So we encourage everyone with big hearts, open minds and positive attitudes to apply for our gap year programmes. We organise an experience that combines work and travel for a better understanding of life on the other side of the world.