When teaching in Thailand you will get a lot of free time and we have put together a run down of amazing places you should visit in the country.

Popular destinations include Chiang Mai, Ching Rai and Bangkok but there are also so many other areas of the country you should consider too.

Before we get started, if you are currently thinking about teaching abroad and haven't yet applied, browse TEFL courses in Thailand.

Now here are some of the places you shouldn't miss.


1. Bangkok 

Khao San Road, Bangkok

Bangkok is one of the most popular cities in Asia, a sprawling metroposis with buildings, noise, people, temples, huge modern shopping centres and also hundreds of cafe, bars and food outlets.

Stay around the Koh San Road area - this is a backpacker haven and a hive of activity. 

If you are looking to find your position, Bangkok is where most teaching jobs in Thailand can be found. There are language and private schools located throughout the city. 


2. Koh Phangan

Thailand Full Moon Party

Koh Phangan is one of the best islands to visit in Asia and attractions thousands of visitors every month due to the beaches, activites, accommodation and parties.

The legendary full moon party in Koh Phangan happens once a month and its important you arrive a few days earlier as accommodation get booked up quick. 


3. Chiang Mai 

Elephant Sanctuary Thailand

Chiang Mai is relatively quiet city compared to Bangkok but it is a great city to visit. In Chiang Mai you can visit some of the best elephant sanctuaries in Thailand and see rescued elephants roam free in a wild environment.

If you have a flexible schedule and would like to do something worthwhile there are lots of Thailand volunteering programs located here where you can help animals.


4. Phi Phi

Phi Phi

The island of Koh Phi Phi is one of the most popular gap year destinations in Thailand which was made famous in the Leonaro Dicaprio film 'The Beach'. 

This is one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand and there are so many boat trips to see amazing destinations like Maya beach and Monkey Island.

Expect to pay a lot for accommodation as the island has really developed and got more popular over the past decade. 


5. Koh Chang 

Koh Chang

Located a few hours from Bangkok, Koh Chang is large island has beautiful beaches, a laid back atmosphere and is less crazy than some of the other islands in terms of nightlife. There are so many reasons to travel to Koh Chang, this island is amazing!


6. Phuket 

Koh Samui

Phuket is quite touristy with huge resorts but there are ways to escape the crowds and see stunning temples, beaches and nature spots.


Start Your Thailand Teaching Adventure 

If you are looking for seasonal-jobs-working-holidays in Thailand for foreigners then teaching is one of the best options. There are positions throughout the country and also so many amazing places to see in your free time as hopefully we have highlighted in this guide.