Thailand is one of the world’s most visited tourist destinations. Over the years, increasingly more and more female travellers are coming to the country, independently and in groups as they discover that there are now many activities targeted specifically at them.

Whether you are a female traveller looking for shopping malls, sport activities, adventure, many tour operators now provide female-friendly experiences and well aware that women many times have different needs or expectation.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the many activities out there in Thailand.

Meditation and health retreats


There are a wide range of health and spiritual retreats that created specifically for women. Travellers can expect to learn a little of the Buddhist lifestyle and practice meditation with experts during the meditation retreats.

If you feel fine spiritually, but feel you want some bodily pampering, then consider one of Thailand’s many health spas and retreats. Spas like the famous Chiva Som in Hua Hin allow you to take full control of your health with cleansing spa cuisine, fitness, physiotherapy, weight-loss techniques, and even holistic treatments to enjoy.

Sports and training


Muay Thai is a form of hard martial art practiced in Thailand. The sport has becoming widely popular among women who look at it as a great way to enjoy ultimate fitness while learning a little self-defense.

Many boxing camps in Thailand are now providing women-only training where you get to learn Muay Thai skills with other women and even meet some of the big-name female fighters.

Shopping and fashion


Thailand is a heaven for shopaholics. In the amazing shopping malls and the bustling markets, you can pick up pretty much everything under the sun from the latest fashions to unique Thai handicrafts and artwork. Apart from that many women appreciate the low cost of high-quality tailoring in Thailand. A lot of people bring their favourite outfits to tailor, so they can have similar items made to the same patterns. You can go home with an amazing wardrobe, handmade and for very little cost.

Nights out with friends

When the sun goes down in Thailand, there are thousands of lovely restaurants and bars offering some of the world’s best food.

It is true that the nightlife has long has a reputation for being mainly aimed at male tourists. However, this is all changing. Many pubs and clubs are targeting women travellers by arranging lady’s nights, often mid-week when it is possible to enjoy cut-price drinks and food.


Moreover, there are plenty of opportunities to head out with friends and take in some unique entertainment. Thailand’s famous cabaret shows are popular and boast sumptuous costumes, slapstick comedy as well as international songs you can sing along with. There are cabaret nights in Bangkok, Pattaya and Chiang Mai, all well worth catching.

Last but not least, most women love travelling to Thailand simply because it is somewhere they can travel independently and feel safe. Women are highly respected in Thai society in general, besides that the Thai people are rarely confrontational. Just remember to take the same precautions you would back home. The rules for having a good time in Thailand as a female traveller are the same for everyone else – eat all you can, keep smiling and try to make a connection with the people. You will be welcomed with open arms.

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