Friday, 24 August 2018

Thailand Tour | Best places to visit in Thailand

Thailand is a country of beautiful beaches located in Southeast of Asia. It is well known for tropical beaches, royal palaces, history and temples of Buddha. Bangkok city is a capital of Thailand, which known for iconic temples of Wat Arun, Wat Pho and the Emerald Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Kaew). It has some famous beach resort like, bustling Pattaya and Hua Hin. Thailand is a country of modern cities crowded with motorbikes and where you can enjoy amazing  tuk-tuks rides. The Buddhist temples, lush landscapes with traditional farming villages and beautiful coastlines with stunning beaches and blue lagoons make This country the most popular tourist destination in Southeast Asia.

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Islands of Thailand
The coast of Thailand is surrounded by many famous islands around the world with their beautiful beaches, which provides gorgeous scenery and the party like atmosphere. The island is divided into three main sets of islands, at the eastern coast of Bangkok there are Ko Chang and Ko Samet, in the Gulf, Ko Tao and Ko Samui lie Ko Pha Ngan, and in the Andaman, Phuket and Ko Phi Phi. Phuket is the largest and most developed island in the country, which linked to the mainland with two bridges. Ko Phi Phi is popular for the film “The Beach”, and Ko Tao is famous as a diving destination in Thailand. But there are lots of beautiful islands to enjoy your holidays.

"Bangkok - Wat Arun and Chao Phraya River" (CC BY-SA 2.0) by roger4336
Bangkok, capital of Thailand is one largest and crowded city in the country, known for ornate temples, street life, tallest buildings, stunning palaces and nightlife. Here you can enjoy the boat ride at Chao Phraya River, which provides the network of canals. The famous tourist attractions in Bangkok are Khao San street, best place to enjoy cheap shopping, dining and nightlife, don't miss to visit the sacred Wat Phra Kaew temple, which contains the Emerald Buddha statue.

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Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai is a mountainous city located in northern Thailand. It was Founded in 1296, it is a best place for both backpackers and tourists who wishing to explore the lush landscapes, mountains and outdoor adventures. This city is also a home of many Buddhist temples like, Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chedi Luang. Chiang Mai is a culturally important city of Thailand, where meet the historical and modern Thai architecture and traditions. The historic center of the city provide beautiful views of the old city walls and lots of Buddhist temples. The most famous attraction of this city is Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep temple, located outside Chiang Mai on a hillside overlooking the city.

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Kanchanaburi is a city located in western Thailand. It is mostly known for its beautiful scenery, national parks, waterfalls and for a Death Railway, which was built during WWII. The railway bridge made over the Khwae Yai river is known as a death Railway. Here you can also visit some museums and war cemeteries, which provides information about the city. The Erawan National Parks and Srinakarind National Parks offers beautiful scenery, caves and waterfalls.

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Ayutthaya is a city located at about 80 kilometers north of Bangkok in Chao Phraya river valley, Thailand. Ayutthaya city was founded in 1350, which also called as a ancient capital of Thailand. The city is surrounded by three Rivers which connecting it to the Kingdom of Siam, and a international trading port. This city has more than 400 temples and its population is reached over 1,000,000. In 1767, the Burmese attacked on the Ayuthaya city and this capital was moved to Bangkok. This old city of Thailand is now a Ayutthaya Historical Park, an archaeological site which surrounded by temples, palaces, monasteries and statues. You can easily reach here from Bangkok by train, bus or boat.

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Khao Sok National Park
Khao Sok National Park is one beautiful nature wildlife reserve center located in south Thailand. This park contains dense forest, limestone Karsts, rivers and the Cheow Lan Lake. The reserve is a home of some rare species such as the giant flower parasitic Rafflesia, Asian elephants, barking deer, wild boar, bears, Malayan tapirs, gibbons, pig-tailed macaques, langurs and tigers. At this park you can enjoy elephant ride, hiking, rafting, waterfalls and swimming in the natural pool.

"Tha├»lande - Krabi - Railay Beach" (CC BY 2.0) by Nicolas Vollmer
Railay, also known as Rai Leh, is a peninsula located in Southern Thailand between the city of Krabi and Ao Nang. It is reached only by boat due to high limestone cliffs cutting off mainland access. Because of this, Railay is became the most famous rock climbing destination in southern Thailand and it attract lots of rock climbers from all over the world. Due to its beautiful beaches and relaxing atmosphere, this place is a most popular attraction in Thailand.

"Phanom Rung Temple" (CC BY-SA 2.0) by blieusong
Phanom Rung
Phanom Rung ( Prasat Hin Phanom Rung), based on a extinct volcano in northwestern of Thailand, is a complex of Hindu Khmer temple in Buriram Province. It was built in 10th to 13th centuries using material like sandstone and laterite. This temple is dedicated to hindu God Shiva and represent Mount Kailash, the home of Shiva. The Phanom Rung Festival is celebrated by local people of this town in the April month, with traditional Brahmin ceremonies and modern sound and lighting shows.

"Pai, Thailand" (CC BY 2.0) by Shinsuke JJ Ikegame
Pai, at once, it was just a simple village in northern Thailand, but now it is a booming town in the Mae Hong Soon Province of northern Thailand. This picturesque town is based in a valley on the banks of the Pai River. It's known for gorges, Tha Pai Hot Spring and waterfalls like Mo Paeng. Pai is popular destination among tourist in Thailand, it is located in the foothills of the mountains which attracts lots of trekkers and adventurers.

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Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai city is located in mountainous Chiang Rai province of northern Thailand. This city is based near the Laos and Myanmar border. The royal temple Wat Phra Kaew is displays the replica of Emerald Buddha, the pillar of Navel City is a monument of over 100 Khmer-style pillars. The town remain quiet during the day, but when sun goes down, the neon lights flash are on and stalls and restaurants are crowded with peoples and tourists.

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  1. Great list. Very useful when planning a trip to Thailand.

  2. Thank you ajeesh Kumar for your appreciation