One of the greatest highlights of a family trip overseas is seeing lots of exotic animals which you can't see in your own country. It's even better if you can pet them, feed them, ride them and watch them appear in shows. Adding animals to a holiday with children is a recipe for success, and so, in nearly every big touristy city in the world you will find a zoo or aquarium. Thailand in particular is full of options for friendly face-to-face encounters with animals of every type, shape and size.
Northern Thailand is the ideal location to encounter animals in their natural habitat, including Thailand's most popular animal, the elephant.
Northern Thailand is a fantastic place for a family
holiday. This is the place to see rainforests,
waterfalls, the mountain tribes (The long-necked, the
long-eared, and so on) and special temples. There are
also factories of many handmade things: Umbrella-making,
woodcraft, silk factories, etc. Of course, there are
also many kinds of animals to see, and you can ride
elephants in the jungle there, too.
Northern Thailand is also an ideal place for shopping: There are markets of every kind in the big cities and the towns, great shopping malls, and the option to just drop by Burma or Laos and shop in markets there.