Thailand is one the best place to spend family vacations in South East Asia. There is a collage of animated scenes that comprise bustling modern cities crowded with motorcycles and tuk-tuk, Buddhist temples, hill tribes selling handicrafts, ancient ruins, traditional farming villages and beautiful shorelines speckled with beaches & blue lagoons. The country has plenty of beautiful and attractive places which parents and their children will definitely love. So here is the list of top 10 best places to visit in Thailand to help you plan your trip to this paradise.
The capital city of Thailand, Bangkok is by far the largest city in the country. It is a bustling cosmopolitan city with sky scrapping buildings, ancient temples, magnificent palaces, glittering nightclubs, bustling markets and streets lined with vendors hawking souvenirs and lip-smacking food.
The main attractions in Bangkok are the magnificent temples and shrines along the city. These religious buildings were made up of artistic architectural designs which are truly appealing to the eyes. Most Thailand tours packages from India include Bangkok in their tour itinerary.
Encompassed by the mountains of Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is located in the mountainous regions of Thailand. It serves as a base for both backpackers and tourists wishing to explore the lush landscapes, hilly areas and outdoor adventures.
The most popular attractions in Chiang Mai are White Temple, the only handcrafted temple in Thailand. Tourists would love to visit here and take a look at the Buddha statues built in Buddhist temples. Chiang Mai is a large and culturally important city which combine ancient and modern Thai architecture.
Famous for its white sandy beaches, excellent diving and an abundance of luxurious spas, Phuket – also known as the ‘Pearl of the South’ – is without a shadow of doubt one of the finest places to visit in Thailand.
Phuket is located in Southern Thailand and is connected to the mainland by two bridges. So some most famous tourist attractions in Phuket like beaches are the major draw with white sands, blue lagoons and water sports. The most popular beach in Phuket is Patong Beach.
Located in western Thailand, Kanchanaburi is best known for building bridge over the River Kwaithat. The bridge is well-linked with the historic Death Railway to Burma in which thousands of Asian laborers and POWS died during its construction under Japanese occupation. It is the birthplace of the Buddhist monk Phrabhavanaviriyakhun. It offers proximity to the national parks and waterfalls.
Founded in 1350, the city of Ayutthaya is located in the Chao Phraya River valley in Thailand. It is the ancient capital and modern city in the Central Plains of Thailand, 85 kilometers north of Bangkok.
It sits on an island surrounded by three rivers connecting it to the gulf of Siam. Its proximity to Bangalore makes it a popular day-trip destination for travelers from Bangkok. Once declared as the most magnificent city on Earth, the ruins of Ayutthaya are now a major attraction in Thailand.
Considered as one of the most beautiful wildlife reserves in Thailand, Khao Sok National Park is an amazing place covered by the oldest evergreen rain forest in the world. It is perfectly situated on the mainland between Krabi, Phuket, Koh Samui and Khao Lak.
It is a fantastic place to go on a vacation. The reserve is home to a wide variety of wildlife species such as Asian elephants, barking deer, bears, wild boar and various breeds of monkey such as Langurs, gibbons and pig-tailed macaques.
One of the largest and best reserved Khmer monuments in Thailand, Phanom Rung sits on an extinct volcano in the northeastern part of Thailand. It is a Hindu shrine complex regarded for its brilliant architecture.
The temple sanctuary was built by the Khmer culture between the 10th and the 13th century as a reverence to Hindu god. Built entirely of laterite and sandstone, Phanom Rung was built to represent Mount Kailash.
During the 13th century, Sukhothai was the first capital of the Thailand followed by Siam. The Sukhothai Historical Park plays host to several architectural structures and monuments of the old city.
Once a small town in the northern Thailand, Pai is a part of the Mae Hong Son Loop elongating between Mae Hong Son and Chiang Mai. Most tourists use it as a base for trekking and visiting hill tribes such as Lisu, Lahu, Hmong and Karen among others.
Another notable attraction is the town’s Wednesday Market which brings large and colorful crowds of local villagers and tribal people. It is a favorite destination among backpackers and tourists wishing to explore the region.
Thrilling adventure activities such as boating, rafting and elephant trekking await you along the rivers Mae Kok and Mae Kong. It is a busy town that offers something for everyone and often used as a base for exploring the surrounding region.
The list is infect endless. With plenty of beaches, shops, markets, malls, restaurants and hotels, Thailand tourism leaves no stone unturned to provide tourists with a satisfying holiday.
Each of the aforementioned destinations can be covered during Thailand tours from India. You can ask anyone who has visited or lived in the country why Thailand is number one destination for tourists.
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