Places of Interest in Thailand

Asian College of Teachers organizes TESOL Courses in every month at the principal cities of Thailand - Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai and Pattaya which are brimming with interesting and eminent places to visit attracting TEFL visitors from all around the world.

Bangkok has lots to offer in terms sightseeing places. While in the city the TEFL trainees should know carry a brochure or guide map from any of the tour operators and make a point to visit the following places :

Wat Po

This is a very famous temple with the largest statute of Buddha. This temple is also famous for teaching Thai massage. Obviously TEFL tourists too can get a Thai massage here at low prices. Please note that you should not wear short trousers or short skirts - it is offending to Buddhist religion.

Khao San Road

Made famous by 'The Beach' movie, this is the area where all you TESOL candidates can find cheap restaurants, bars and hotels. It has a nice atmosphere. Prices start at 150 baht per night in this area. This is the place to buy cheap travel packages.

SamutPrakan Crocodile Farm

It is the largest crocodile farm in the world and very famous amongst TESOL trainees. You can get real close to the crocs and feed them from an overhead walkway. They also have an elephant show and monkey show.

Snake Farm

This place is a must-visit forthe TESOL trainees after they are through with their TEFL classes. Here you get to see the slimy creatures. The place is also well known for making good anti-venom. You can also get your photo taken with a livepythonwrapped around you.

Chatuchak Weekend Market

The largest market in the world with over 35 acres in size, the TESOL candidates can get things here really cheap.The market is open only during daytime on Saturdays and Sundays and always crowded.

Lumpini Park

After a tiring day's trainingclass, the TEFL trainees can relax and unwind by the lake at Lumpinipark which is one of the largest parks in Bangkok. They can also practice Tai Chi art or feed the fish here.

Floating Market

Famous tourist attraction and fascinates the TEFL course takers to great extent . They mainly sell fruits and vegetables. If you are going to the floating market then make a point to visit the Rose Garden too. The Rose Garden is a cultural place where the TEFL trainees can spend an entire day here. This is the place where you get to see elephant shows, a traditional Thai marriage and a mock bouts of Thai boxing.


Besides these, the TEFL trainees can check out the various museums available in Bangkok but the bet amongst them is the Forensic Museum. The horrific things like deformed and severed limbs available in the museum evoke great interest in all the TEFL trainees.

Safari World

The largest animal world in South East Asia and a must visit place for the TESOL tourists. It is a place visited by both elders and children. It has a huge collection of animal species. You can actually see them feeding during the designated time slots. The place lives up to its reputation of being the largest theme park in Thailand. There is also the Marine Park which houses rare marine species and also the playful dolphins. A must visit place for every foreigner.

Chiang Mai

The TESOL trainees would find that a wide variety of temples are a unique feature of Chiang Mai amidst its other interesting places.

WatPhra Singh, WatSuanDok, Wat Chiang Man, WatChediLuang, Wat Ku Tao, Wat Chet Yot are some of the finest examples of Chiang Mai temples with exquisite wood carvings and murals and a scripture repository with striking relics. The TESOL trainees would really miss a great deal of Chiang Mai if they do not stop by at the aforementioned temples.

Chiang Mai National Museum

The Chiang Mai museum beside Wat Chet Yot contains Lannatai works of art, ancient Buddha images and war weapons. TheTEFL trainees can visit the museum which is open daily, except Mondays and Tuesdays, from 9:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 16:00.

Tribal Research Institute

The Institute on the Chiang Mai University campus, 5km (3mi) from the city, has a permanent exhibition of artefacts for the TESOL trainees and all tourists and is open from Mon-Fri 8:30-12:00 and 13:00-16:30.

Chiang Mai Arboretum

The TESOL students can find different kinds of tropical trees and flowers at this attractively landscaped garden near Chiang Mai University.

Chiang Mai Zoo

All you TEFL trainees should go to the zoological gardens, next to the Chiang Mai Arboretum, where you would find a collection of Asian and African mammals and birds on display.

HuaiKaeo Falls near Chiang Mai Zoo, is a popular spot for picnics amongst TEFL trainees.

KhrubaSivichai Monument the HuaiKaeo Falls was built to commemorate KhrubaSivichai who initiated a plan to construct a hillside road for cars and people to the monastery on Suthep Mountain. It is an interesting place to visit for the TEFL candidates.

WatPhra That DoiSuthep on Suthep Mountain, overlooking the city from its forested backdrop, is one of Chiang Mai's most important landmarks. It dates from 1383 and has holy Buddha relics in its golden pagoda. Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world come throughout the year. To reach it one can chose the hard way and climb a steep Naga staircase comprising around 300 steps; the less energetic may ascend by funicular cars. The TESOL trainees must visit this place which is considered to be the best part about Chiang Mai.

PhuPhing Palace Phu on DoiBuakHa, was built in 1962. The nicely landscaped grounds are open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, provided members of the Thai Royal family are not staying there at that time and should be visited by TESOL trainees.


The various scintillating beaches of Phuket where the TESOL trainees must all rush to for spending an enchanting short-term holidayis here. Phuket Island has many interesting places to visit, many of which are easy to go to by motorbike or car. So all the TESOL trainees should take the time to explore and you will be rewarded by sights and lasting impressions of the present and the past. Some of the attractions of Phuket which deserve special mention are mentioned below :

Phuket Aquarium

More than one hundred species of sea life are on display at the aquarium, many of them taken from the waters around Phuket. Open daily, 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., the island's extreme southeast; admission is 5 baht for children and 20 baht for adults. A Songtaew (local bus) can be taken from the TaladSoht, or Fresh Market.

Khao Rang

The TEFL students can get a great view of Phuket Town, the southern part of the island, and some of the offshore islands, can be obtained by going to the top of Kao Rang Hill, on the city's northwest. There are also several restaurants featuring spectacular views of the city, a health park for exercise enthusiasts, and a comfortable, and expanse of grass for picnickers at the top with a bronze statue of Phraya RatsadaNupradit the model Governor of Phuket during King Rama V's reign.

Phuket Aquarium

More than one hundred species of sea life are on display at the aquarium, many of them taken from the waters around Phuket. Open daily, 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., the island's extreme southeast; admission is 5 baht for children and 20 baht for adults. A Songtaew (local bus) can be taken from the TaladSoht, or Fresh Market.

Phuket Port

If you want to see water commercial trading and seafood tender of Phuket and also see many style of Thai Boat should come here about 6:30-7:00 AM. But the tender of seafood will open from 3:00 AM.- 9:00 PM

Phuket Sea Shell Museum

Perhaps the world's most valuable collection of seashells has been put on display at Phuket Seashell near Rawai Beach on the island's south-western shores. The emphasis is on shells from Phuket and Thai waters which are among the most sough-after by collectors however shells from every part of the world are featured Wherever they originate each shell in the Shell is the best of its type very often the only of its type. Displays ha e been created in a logical order, and visitors can see at once differing characteristics among related species. The Shell museum is open daily from 8:00a.m. Till 7:00 p.m.

Prom Thep Cape or God's Cape is a headland stretching in to the sea and forming the extreme south-end of Phuket is a prominent and the best feature of Phuket must be visited by the TEFL trainees.

View Point

From this point the TESOL students can see the picturesque views of the bays of Kata Noi, Kata, and Karon, and also Koh Poo Island. It is one of the island's best views.

A large public sala or shelter is there for visitors, and several vendors sell food, drinks, and souvenirs in the area when the weather is nice. The Viewpoint is between Kata and NaiHarn

Night Market

The TEFL trainees in order to see and taste the very delicious food local Thai & Chinese & Muslim food and also Thai dessert, should go to the Night Market.

Phuket Zoo appeals to the TEFL candidates and the Thai elephant show, Monkey show, crocodile show, bird etc. prove to be a great way of spending spare time in Thailand.

Chalong Temple

It is about 8 km outside the town. Take VichitSongkram Rd. to the Bypass Rd. and turn left this is where stands the cast statue of LuangPor Cham, the one who helped the people of Phuket put down the Ahngyee or Chinese Coolie Rebellion in 1876 during the reign of Rama V. There are also statues of LuangPor Chuang, and LuangPorGluam, other monks - the abbots of the temple during later times, whose statues are generally placed there as recipients of respect and offerings by the native people.



Feedback for Regular In Class TESOL

Post On : 20-10-2017
Bangkok, Thailand

It was fun and I learned a lot of things about being a teacher especially an ESL teacher. I also learned a lot of things about myself.



Feedback for Regular In Class TESOL

Post On : 26-08-2017
Bangkok, Thailand

If I said this experience was great, that would be an understatement. I've learned so much about myself and gained so much confidence over this short amount of time. The techniques the trainer learned us will come in very helpful in my teaching career in the future. This was honestly once in a lifetime experience. If you consider taking a TEFL course, Thailand- Bangkok is the place. You're in one of the most beautiful countries while learning.



Feedback for Regular In Class TESOL

Post On : 25-08-2017
Bangkok, Thailand

The class was well taught and the real class experience has left me confident I can teach English to any age/type student.



Feedback for Regular In Class TESOL

Post On : 25-08-2017
Bangkok, Thailand

I had a wonderful and fulfilling experience, and it had everything to do with our trainer, June. Without her, I would have had a very different experience. She goes above and beyond what's expected of her, she cares and is passionate and she trains from the heart.

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