Geographically, Thailand is a nation located on the Asian continent, boasting some of the very best that mother nature has to offer. Thailand as a nation has become one of the top tourist destinations in the world, with its intricate web of culture, history, people and amazing sites making it ideal for all types of traveler.
If you are planning a vacation or a trip to an exotic destination, consider making Thailand your destination of choice. Here is a detailed guide to places you should visit when in Thailand.
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As the capital for Thailand, Bangkok is at the heart of the beauty that is Thailand. Travelers are treated to the spectacle of ancient temples and architectural masterpieces that make Bangkok a viewing paradise. Did you know that Bangkok has the largest Buddha gold-sculpture in the world? The over five-ton sculpture is housed in WatTraimit. Tourists have the golden opportunity to view this magnificent work of art believed to be hundreds of years old. Further, the available shopping centers and local markets coupled with a vibrant nightlife add to the glamour of the city.
700 km north of Bangkok is Thailand’s gateway paradise, Chiang Mai. The town offers an array of activities and cities to visit for visitors. When in Chiang Mai, make sure you visit the temples including the WatPhra That DoiSuthep, a temple that stands out in both in historical and spiritual significance. You will also be treated to the hand-making process of the paper umbrella in Ban Bo Sang, a town 8 km from Chiang Mai.
Pai is a small town between Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son. The town offers the very best of mother nature. In this town, tourists are treated to endless mountains and perfect waterways, ideal for rafting. When in Pai, white-water-rafting, bamboo rafting, and hiking are must-engage activities you are sure to enjoy.
For the beach lovers, Phuket is the town for you. The island offers a rich historical culture coupled with various scenic views including the warm sandy beaches such as the AoYon, and the Ao Sane beaches are every beach lover’s dream come true. Phuket is the largest island in the Thai nation. Visitors are treated to a rich variety of local cuisine. Located 525 miles from Bangkok, the island is accessible both by road and by train.
Ko Phi Phi and PhangNga Bay
Phi Phi islands and the PhangNga Bay are the remaining stopovers in your trip to Thailand. The Phi Phi islands are considered a tropical destination. They are referred to as the land of smiles owing to the beautiful mountainous landscapes, the incredible waterways, and the welcoming people. When in Phi Phi islands, be sure to visit the monkey beach and the Maya bay. PhangNga Bay greets you with a landscape of limestone cliffs, mangrove forests, caves, lagoons, and beaches. The scene will take your breath away.
The blend of nature’s best, the people, the fantastic hotels and shopping facilities with a great nightlife make Thailand a top tourist destination for years to come.