It is not any secret that Thailand is one of the most popular and highly visited destinations in the world. With palm trees, sand beaches, tropical forests and mist-covered mountains, Thailand is a stunning country that deserves your visit. This country is a collage of spectacular scenes that make bustling modern cities. There are lush landscapes, a variety of handicrafts, Buddhist temples, orange-robed monks and stunning coastlines that define what the country stands for, regarding tourism.
For many cultural travelers, this country is full of ancient temples, beautiful palaces, and glittering spires. The palm-studded beaches with idyllic bays and islands provide an ideal place to rejuvenate. Thailand has many unique destinations that can take you a long time to see all. The country caters for all types of travelers and budgets. There are pristine islands, ancient ruins, national parks and modern cities that are worth your time.
Let us explore some of these places that deserve to be added to your bucket list, when determining on where to tour next.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Markets in Thailand are exciting, lively and play a significant part of the local culture. You can experience the flurry and sensations of a floating market from a long-tail boat making it an important means of spending your day. At about an hour drive from Bangkok, sits Damnoen Saduak Floating Market a top tourist attraction.
The market is fully functional complete with souvenirs, food, clothing and fresh produce. You can hire a private car, a taxi or a limo service to take you to this place during your visit to Bangkok. At this market, you can be served with delicious dishes including breakfast. Vendors sell spring rolls, coconut packages, noodle bowls and fresh fruits.
The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace destination is among the most important and highly visited places in the city. It plays home to a generation of Thai Kings. The palace is now used for special ceremonies and related activities. The palace was originally built in the 18th century when Thailand’s capital was moved from Thonburi to Bangkok. During the reigns of subsequent Thai monarchs, additional buildings were added to now represent an interesting mix of different architectural designs.
Ayutthaya Historical Park
Ayutthaya is a fascinating historical park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can access this park after a one-hour drive from Bangkok, making it an easy and refreshing day trip out of the city. Ayutthaya was the second capital of Thailand between 1350 and 1767 until the Burmese destroyed it. The Burmese forces destroyed the city and burned sacred shrines, Buddha statues, and chedis. Today, Ayutthaya form noble archeological parks that are worth your visit. There are different palaces, magnificent temples and Buddha statues that make the region a top tourist destination.
Khao Sok National Park
The Khao Sok National Park is a lush lowland jungle that is filled with caves, mountains, waterfalls and rare wildlife. The park stretch more than 249 square miles and the park is believed to be millions of years old. In search for wildlife, visitors can was in the park trails amid tangled vines and rocky limestone cliffs. The park is home to guar, macaques, Malaysian sun bears and more than 200 bird species. If you are lucky enough, you might get a glimpse of tigers, wild elephants and leopards.
Kanchanaburi is best known for its dark second world war past. Now, the modern Kanchanaburi is a laid back riverside retreat that is surrounded by green mountains and rich sugarcane fields. There are many guest houses build alongside the famous River Kwai. Kanchanburi is an ideal place to sit and lazy while sipping the Chang Beer. The surrounding province has seven national parks making the region an excellent place for outdoor activities.
Chiang Mai is an ideal place to stay. It is a flourishing city surrounded by mountains of the Northern Thailand. It is a highly visited place by backpackers and tourists wishing to explore the lush landscapes and for outdoor adventures. Chiang Mai is a vast and culturally significant city and a tru reflection of historical and modern Thai architecture. A walk around the historic center will review the old city walls and dozens of Buddhist temples.