Thailand is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. From white sand beaches, ancient ruins, great food and amazing nightlife; this country has something for everyone. It is also great for those on a budget. Here are the best places to see in Thailand.
Grand Palace, Bangkok
The Grand Palace is made up of several building and gardens. Construction on the complex began in 1782 and it remained the seat of the kings until 1925. Today it still hosts several royal functions and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Thailand.
Railay is a small peninsula between the city of Krabi and Ao Nang in Thailand. It is accessible only by boat due to high limestone cliffs cutting off mainland access.
Ayutthaya is an ancient city about 85km north of Bangkok. It was founded in 1350 and is now a UNESCO world heritage site.
Phang Nga Bay
Phang Nga is a shallow bay with 42 islands. Its most famous island is the so called James Bond Island where “The Man with the Golden Gun” was filmed.
Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok. It was built in the seventeenth century. Truly one of the best places to see in Thailand.
Phi Phi Islands
Phi Phi Islands are located between the large island of Phuket and the western Strait of Malacca coast of the mainland. They became more famous when the 2000 film “The Beach” was filmed on Ko Phi Phi Leh island.
Chiang Mai is the largest and most culturally significant city in northern Thailand. Besides its many historical sites; it stages the Sunday night market walking street.
Wat Doi Suthep
Wat Doi Suthep is about 9.3 miles away from Chiang Mai. The temple was founded in 1383. Visitors can climb 309 steps to reach the pagodas or take a tram.
Even though transactions are more concerned with tourists rather than locals these days, the floating market; boats are still piled high with tropical fruit and vegetables, fresh, ready-to-drink coconut juice and local food cooked from floating kitchens located right on the boat.