Thailand is undoubtedly one of the most holiday popular destinations in the world. From its wealth of resplendent temples and pagodas to its frenzied cities and tropical beaches, Thailand's allure is far-reaching. However, its affordability, famous nightlife and laid-back island culture make it a hub for backpackers, gap year students and young travellers looking for the kind of fun and adventure that only Thailand can provide. We think Generation Y (anyone born from the late 1980's-1990's) have hundreds of reasons to make Thailand their next getaway. But it just so happens that we have 10 phenomenal things that every young traveller MUST tick off their Thailand bucket-list.

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1. Learn to dive in Koh Tao

Nang Yuan Island, Koh Tao, ThailandKoh Tao is home to over fifty PADI certified dive schools that cater to every level of diver, from beginners to experienced. You'll have your pick of options, so whether you want to do a one-day course or a weeklong certification process, it's up to you! Best part? Getting SCUBA certified is MUCH cheaper in Thailand than in Europe, the United States or Australia.

2. Tour the temples in Chiang Mai

Chedi Chang Lom at Wat Chiang Man, Chiang Mai, Thailand The beautiful city of Chiang Mai is a well trodden tourist spot and for good reason. Its beautiful mountain scenery and numerous Buddhist temples, pagodas and palaces means you could spend days exploring all of its stunning attractions. Be sure to visit the 14th-century Wat Phra Singh for an insightful cultural experience and wonderful photo opportunities.

3. Full Moon Party in Koh Pha Ngang

full-moon-party-2016_dsc03418w The monthly Full Moon Parties at Haad Rin Beach have gained immense popularity (and even a bit of notoriety) over the past decade. It's a wild party right on the beach with all the trimmings of a hedonistic wonderland, with glow sticks, fire acrobats, house music and punch buckets.

4. Shop at the Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok

jj-market Every Saturday and Sunday the Chatuchak Market explodes with thousands of sights, smells and colors. Thousands of vendors sell their wares in a labyrinth-like market that takes hours to walk through. You'll find everything here, literally everything!  From your typical souvenirs to high-end artwork, ceramics, textiles, clothes from local designers, and a smorgasbord of delicious Thai street food.

5. Do a pub crawl on Khoa San Road

khaosan-eating-1024 Khoa San Road's backpacker-friendly accommodation and late-night party scene makes it an absolute must-do while visiting Bangkok. The strip is lined with bars, restaurants and small nightclubs, and things only kick off here after the sun goes down. It's the perfect place to share a few pints with your friends, trying strange and unusual street food and dance the night away.

6. Chase waterfalls on Phuket

waterfall-thailandPhuket is one of Thailand's largest and most popular islands. Its home to lush rainforests, pristine beaches and a number of cultural attractions, so a holiday here will be chockfull of awesome experiences. However, no trip to Phuket would be complete without a visit to one of its breath-taking waterfalls like Bang Pae, Kathu and Ton Sai.

7. Be a beach bum in Krabi

Tropical beach, Thailand Located on Thailand's western coast, the province of Krabi is home to some of the country's most beloved beaches. From the long white sandy beaches on the mainland to the hidden coves and unspoiled beaches tucked away in the hundreds of islands off shore, you'll be spoiled for choice in this beach lover's paradise.

8. Hike and kayak in Ang Thong National Marine Park

Epic viewpoint Visiting Ang Thong National Marine Park is a once in a lifetime experience. Made up of forty-two small islands, this scenic archipelago is covered in dense tropical vegetation and some islands have sheer limestone cliffs, chalk-white beaches and hidden caves and coves. There's a variety of tours that come to Ang Thong and visitors can swim, snorkel, kayak, hike, sunbathe and lunch in this gorgeous island setting.

9. Stay at Ark Bar in Koh Samui

4973712_74_z If you want to eat, sleep, and play all in one place then there is no better place than Ark Bar Beach Hotel in Koh Samui. This large beachfront property is located in the middle of popular and bustling Sairee Beach. Ark Bar boasts over 300 guest rooms, its own nightclub, two restaurants, plus three pools with swim up bars. Ark Bar hosts wild day parties with poolside DJs and beach parties that go until 2AM in the morning that are popular for travellers under 35.

10. Island hop and snorkel in the Phi Phi Islands

PHI PHI ISLANDS, THAILAND Off the coast of Krabi are the magical Phi Phi Islands. They are so beautiful you might have to pinch yourself to make sure you're not dreaming. Your bucketlist will only be complete after you take an iconic wooden long boat around the Phi Phi Islands for a day of swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing.

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