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Monday, November 07, 2016

8 Places You Should Definitely See in Thailand

Gorgeous beaches, exciting cities and ancient temples make Thailand an enticing travel opportunity. Thailand flights are easy to find and getting around the country once you arrive is simple. Hop on a scooter or hail a cab and explore the most amazing places that Thailand has to offer.

Chiang Mai

Celebrating New Year by leaving floating lanterns into the sky, chiang mai, thailand

Surrounded by the mountains of northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is a flourishing city often used as a base among tourists wishing to explore the lush landscapes, hill tribes and outdoor adventures of the region. Nevertheless, Chiang Mai itself is a large and culturally important city where historical and modern Thai architecture and traditions coexist. A walk around the historic center bestows views of old city walls and dozens of Buddhist temples. However, the most famous of these temples, Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, lies outside Chiang Mai on a mountainside overlooking the city.

Railay

For a taste of adventure, travellers should make their way to Railay. This peninsula is accessible only by boat and Railay’s stunning surroundings make it well worth the trip. Untouched beaches are surrounded by staggering white cliffs which are perfect for rock climbing. Visitors can also take part in other activities such as kayaking, jungle trekking, quad biking and more! 

Islands in the Andaman Sea 

Impressive Loh Dalum Bay of Ko Phi Phi

The islands located in the upper Andaman Sea of Thailand are a tranquil image of clear blue seas, white sand beaches and fishing boats. Most of these islands are just off the coast of Thailand and are easily accessible by ferry from the mainland. Each island is as beautiful as the last and they are all perfect for soaking up the sun, admiring the wonderful surroundings and enjoying some hard-earned relaxation. Water and adventure enthusiasts will love the amazing coral reefs complete with rich colorful marine life.

Bangkok

A river view from Wat Arun, Bangkok

Bangkok is a must visit for any Thailand traveller. The city is famed for its exciting street food scene, trendy rooftop bars and numerous shopping malls. Look beyond Bangkok’s modern additions and you’ll find a wealth of lavishly decorated ancient temples. Be sure to visit Wat Arun during your time in Bangkok which is so popular that it even features on Thailand’s currency! Plan carefully and you could time your trip to coincide with the annual Loi Krathong festival and get to experience the stunning festival of light in Thailand’s captivating capital city. Or may be even Songkran, the water festival that is held around the mid of April every year.

​Pai

Pai River View, Thailand

Pai is a small, peaceful town that offers a taste of rural life in Thailand. The area is often used as a base by backpackers due to its location in the foothills of the mountains, but it’s also popular with people who want to stay in the town for a week or more. Despite its quiet nature, the town is packed with things to do. Night time markets, fishing opportunities and walking trails offer plentiful entertainment for visitors who want a relaxed break in a truly picturesque setting. Taking a trip to Thailand is a once in a lifetime trip for many travellers, and the ones who are lucky enough to return savour every second. Make the most of your time in and you’ll leave with an understanding of why so many people fall in love with this country.

Sukhothai Historical Park

One of the temples in the Ayyuthaya historical park

Every traveller will find Sukhothai Historical Park to be both enchanting and nostalgic as the glorious complex of ruins can be attributed back to mid-13th to late-14th centuries during the famed Sukhothai Kingdom. This is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This historical park stretches across 17 square miles, so the best way to enjoy the scene and landscape is to get on a bicycle and to follow the road that leads to crumbling stupas and ever-calm Buddhas.

Kanchanaburi

This small city can be found sitting on the verge of a mountain range, Kanchanaburi is known for the cool climate it provides some people who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This place is probably well-known for the River Kwai Bridge, which is part of Burma Railway.

Phuket


Extremely touristy James Bond Island at Phang Nga Bay

Known as Thailand’s largest island, Phuket is a total tourism magnet with its crystalline blue resorts and spas. People who go to Phuket usually want to just stay in the sun during daytime, and party with the locals and tourists alike. But Phuket does not stop there. If beaches and parties are not your thing, you may wish to learn Muay Thai. There are many gyms around the area that offer this from a day’s course to a month. Whatever floats your boat, Phuket has for sure something you.



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