15 best sights of Thailand


Beautiful nature, clean beaches, impressive religious buildings, cheap shopping and original local cuisine are far from a complete list of reasons why tourists from all over the world visit the Kingdom of Thailand.

For a leisurely family holiday, the beach resorts of Samui, Hua Hin, Phuket and Krabi are suitable. Water and sand are clean, and comfortable hotels offer their guests a special children's menu and entertainment programs. Fans of various activities will also find something to do in Thailand. On the territory of the country you can go water skiing, go to the mountains, go windsurfing and diving, hang gliding or play golf.

You can see animals in Thailand not only at the zoo. Snake and crocodile farms, Elephant Village, Butterfly Garden and Tiger Reserve - all these places demonstrate that even wild animals can be friendly.

Thai cuisine is a mixture of culinary styles of Malaysia, China, Burma and Laos, and many dishes are characterized by increased severity. Many hotels offer Thai courses for everyone who will enjoy the originality of Thai dishes upon returning home.

What to see in Thailand?

The most interesting and beautiful places, photos and a brief description.

1. The historic city of Ayutthaya

At a distance of 70 kilometers from Bangkok is the historic city of Ayutthaya. There are many Buddhist temple complexes, the largest of which are the monasteries of Wat Rachaburana and Wat Na Phra Meru. In the very center of the city is Vang Luang - the Grand Palace, where the royal family lived in the 13th century.

2. The historic city of Sukhothai

Since 1238, when a Khmer village was located in these places, the history of the ancient city of Sukhothai begins. The heyday of the city occurred in the XIII-XIV centuries, when Sukhothai was the capital of the kingdom of the same name. The main local attraction is Wat Mahathat Temple and a huge Buddha statue located in Wat Si Chum.

3. Samui island

This beautiful place became popular in the 1990s, when the first tourists arrived on Koh Samui. Since then, the island's traffic has only increased, which is not surprising, because there are about 30 beaches for every taste. So, for a family holiday, Chaweng Beach is perfect, and for surfers - Lamai. Other attractions in Samui include Wat Khunaram Temple, Oceanarium, Big Buddha Statue, and Grandmother and Grandfather amusing rock.

4. Phuket Island

This is one of the most popular resorts in Thailand, it is located in the Andaman Sea off the west coast of the country. In addition to relaxing on the well-equipped beaches, the island of Phuket attracts tourists with historical and cultural attractions, great diving sites, world-class golf courses, as well as inexpensive shopping.

5. Phang Nga Bay

To the north-east of Phuket is Phang Nga Bay, which is part of the national park. More than 100 picturesque islands located in the bay attract many tourists from all over the world to these places. Here you can see mangrove forests, canoe in the bay, and visit the water-built village of Ko Pagni.

8. Wimanmek Palace

A popular place in Bangkok is Wimanmek Palace. This is the largest building in the world, built of teak without a single nail. Currently, the Wimanmek Palace has been turned into a museum, accessible for inspection by everyone. Inside, photography and video are prohibited, and to visit this place you should wear closed clothes.

9. The White Temple (Wat Rong Khun)

The unusually beautiful White Temple, also called Wat Rong Khun, is located in the city of Chiang Rai in the north of the country. This building was conceived by the artist Chalermchay Kositpipat and implemented in his personal funds in 1997. The 2014 earthquake severely destroyed Wat Rong Khun, and restoration work was started in the temple to reconstruct the building.

10. Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phraeu)

The temple is located in the historical center of Bangkok. Inside Wat Phraeu, as the place is called in Thai, there is a 66-centimeter Buddha statue carved in the 15th century from the whole mineral “jadeite”. Inside the temple is decorated with wall paintings, the windows and doors of the building are decorated with patterns, and the entrance is guarded by bronze lions.

11. Temple of Truth (Pattaya)

On the shores of the Gulf of Thailand, surrounded by a park, is the temple of Truth. Its height is 105 meters, construction was started in 1981 and is still ongoing. The Temple of Truth is made of wood and decorated with carved sculptures and ornaments. The idea of ​​such a construction belongs to Thai entrepreneur Lek Viriyapan.

12. Temple of the Sunrise

One of the most beautiful temples in the capital is the Sunrise Temple. Thais call it Wat Arun, and this place gained fame thanks to its colorful 79-meter pagoda, decorated with colorful porcelain and ceramic tiles. The date of construction of this impressive building is not exactly known and dates from the middle of the XIX century.

13. Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Treimit)

The largest gold statue in the world can be seen in the temple of Wat Treimit in the capital of the country. The Golden Buddha, supposedly made in the 13th century, weighs over 5 tons. To ensure the safety of the statue during the troubled wartime in the XVIII century, the Buddha was covered with a layer of plaster. It was only in 1957 that it became known that the inconspicuous exterior gypsum statue was actually made of gold.

14. Temple of the Reclining Buddha in Bangkok

The Buddhist temple, located next to the Grand Palace in central Bangkok, is of particular importance to Thais. It was here, in the temple of the reclining Buddha, in 1782, General Chakri proclaimed himself King Rama I. Wat Pho, as the place is called in Thai, was erected in the XII century, making the temple the oldest in Thailand. The 46-meter-high Nirvana-awaiting Buddha is Wat Pho's main attraction.

15. Wat Chalong Temple

In the south of Phuket is one of the most popular local temples - Wat Chalong. The exact date of construction of this structure is unknown, and the first written mention of Wat Chalong dates back to 1837. In 1846, the temple received its royal status, but the main popularity of this place was brought by its abbot and doctor Luang Pho Chem.

16. Wat Mahathat

In 1374, the construction of the temple of Wat Mahathat was started in ancient Ayutthaya, and already in 1767 military operations almost completely destroyed this structure. Many of the Buddha statues of this temple were smashed or tumbled to the ground. During the desolation of Wat Mahathat, one of the heads of the Buddha was entwined with roots and in the process of tree growth rose above the ground. Today, the head of the Buddha, braided by roots, is considered one of the symbols of the city of Ayutthaya.

17. Bridge over the River Kwai

A railway bridge over the Kwai River was erected during World War II as part of the construction of a road between Thailand and Burma. All work was carried out by prisoners of war, and many people died at this construction site. In 1944, the bridge was bombed, but subsequently three destroyed sections were restored. The 1957 Oscar-winning film brought popularity to the bridge on the River Kwai.

18. Chatuchak Market

One of Thailand's most popular destinations is Chatuchak's huge Bangkok market. Here you can buy national clothes, paintings, dishes, glassware, ceramics, leather and metal, as well as antiques, silk and even animals. It is better to plan a visit to Chatuchak in the morning, but it would be nice to leave valuable things and large sums of money for security purposes in the hotel safe.

19. The floating market in Pattaya

A picturesque and rather noisy place - the floating market in Pattaya. This type of trade is traditional for Thais, but for tourists it will be a curiosity. Both sellers and buyers can make deals while boating. Pavilions with goods are located on stilts, and wooden floorings are used as sidewalks.

20. National Museum of Bangkok

In 1874, the National Museum of Bangkok was established, which is considered one of the richest museums in southeast Asia. Three permanent exhibition galleries exhibit household items, jewelry, weapons and ceramics, as well as national musical instruments and even vehicles. The museum welcomes visitors from Wednesday to Sunday.

21. Park Lumpini

At the beginning of the 20th century, King Rama VI issued a decree establishing the park. For Lumpini Park, as this place was subsequently called, a territory of 57 hectares was used, which was personally owned by the king. Now there are equipped places for tennis, treadmills, street exercise machines, playgrounds, a library, and from February to March in the park you can dance to the performance of a symphony orchestra.

22. The Magic Garden of Buddha on Koh Samui

In the heart of Koh Samui, far from the bustling tourist centers of the island, there is the Magic Garden of the Buddha. This quiet place for meditation and solitude began to build in 1976 by a local resident Nim Thongsuk. The garden is decorated with Buddhist sculptures and gazebos for relaxation. It is quite difficult to get to the Buddha’s Magic Garden on its own, so tourists should use the services of a guide to visit this place.

23. Tropical Garden Nong Nooch

About 240 hectares is occupied by the Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, located near Pattaya. In 1980, the garden was opened to all comers. There are special areas for orchids, cacti, butterflies, birds, aquatic plants, bonsai, and even for installations from flower pots. Pupils of the local elephant farm are able to dance, draw, play football, basketball and darts.

24. Snake Farm in Pattaya

The most interesting thing that awaits the guests of the snake farm in Pattaya after the main tour is the show of tamers. The snake trainer demonstrates to visitors to the farm the complete obedience of his dangerous and poisonous pets. Also on the territory of the farm there is a store where you can profitably purchase products from snake skin.

25. Elephant Village in Pattaya

In the 70s of the XX century, a private elephant reserve was created in Pattaya, where old or sick animals were determined. The Elephant Village is located near the city center, and the entry price varies depending on the program of visit. Here you can watch an amazing show performed by elephants, feed them and ride, as well as watch the bathing and feeding of these huge animals.

26. Park of millionth stones and a crocodile farm

Not far from the center of Pattaya, you can visit a popular tourist attraction among tourists - Park of millionth stones and a crocodile farm, which are located on the same territory. The beautiful landscape of the park is highly regarded by lovers of beautiful photographs. And on the farm you can feed crocodiles or watch a fascinating show with their participation.

27. Siam Ocean World Aquarium in Bangkok

One of the largest aquariums in southeast Asia is located in the Siam Paragon shopping center in Bangkok. Seven zones of the aquarium will tell visitors about the most amazing inhabitants of the water. At Siam Ocean World you can enjoy a glass-bottom boat aquarium, fish feeding or scuba diving accompanied by an instructor.

28. Mini Siam

A complex of miniature attractions of the whole world was built in Pattaya in 1986. Two parts of one park - Mini Siam and Mini Europe - are located near the city center. In one part of the park, the most significant sights of Thailand are presented, and in the second, tourists will be able to "visit" famous places in Africa, the USA, Russia, France and other countries.

29. Big Buddha in Phuket

The temple complex in the form of a seated Buddha is one of Phuket's most notable attractions. From almost anywhere on the island you can see the statue of the Big Buddha, as the Thais themselves call this building. Here you can not only visit the existing temple, but also admire the beautiful panorama of the city below.

30. Tarutau - national marine park

In southern Thailand, there is a group of 51 islands, united in 1974 in the Tarutau National Marine Park. Once upon a time there was a prison on the islands, the inhabitants of which in the 1940s became cruel sea pirates. Currently, Tarutau attracts lovers of nature and scuba diving.

32. Similan archipelago

Since 1982, the islands of the Similan archipelago have been declared the territory of the national park. This is one of the best scuba diving sites in the world. The best time to visit the Similan Islands is from January to April, when the dry part of the year lasts. The most convenient way to get to the park is by boat from the port of Tap Lamu.

33. Railay beach

In the province of Krabi there is a peninsula separated by cliffs from the rest of the land. Here are the beaches of Railay, famous for their clean sand. These places are the best suited for a leisurely family vacation. The most popular beaches in this area are West Railay and Pra Nang. Here you can also go snorkelling or rock climbing.

34. Khao Kheow Zoo

The Khao Kheo Open Zoo is about 800 hectares and includes ponds, pastures, lawns and natural jungles. About 8 thousand animals live here, and visitors are transported by special electric vehicles so that tourists can comfortably get to know all the inhabitants of the zoo. In Khao Kheo you can buy special food and feed animals.

35. Jim Thompson House Museum

At the end of World War II, the American Jim Thompson came to Thailand, where he decided to engage in the production and supply of silk to America and Europe. Thanks to his company, the country's silk industry began to revive. Today, Jim Thompson's house is a popular tourist destination. Here you can see a museum, a shop with samples of silk products and a collection of antiques.

36. Andaman Sea

This semi-enclosed sea of ​​the Indian Ocean is relatively shallow, and the water temperature fluctuates around 26-29 degrees Celsius. Such natural data make it an almost perfect place to relax, especially in the dry and calm period from December to March. On the Andaman Sea, Thai resorts such as Krabi, Phuket, Ko Lanta and Phi Phi are located.

37. Ti Lo Su Waterfall

Near the mountain village of Umpang is a very beautiful Thai waterfall Ti Lo Su, consisting of several cascades. Getting to the waterfall is quite difficult, but this does not stop those who want to see this picturesque place with their own eyes. During the rainy season, when Ti Lo Su is most full of water, the route is closed here in order to guarantee the safety of tourists.

38. Waterfall Erawan

The seven-cascade Erawan waterfall is located in the west of Thailand in the territory of the national park of the same name. Picnics are often held at the first two cascades of Erawan, but it is forbidden to bring food and drinks above. A special route has been laid for exploring the waterfall, and several guest houses await tourists wishing to spend the night in a national park.

39. Walking Street

One of the most famous places in Pattaya is Walking Street. It is located in the central area of ​​the city and offers its guests a wide variety of nightly adventures: strip shows, discos or sex shows in go-go bars. Walking Street is quite safe, but it’s better not to bring large amounts of money here.

40. Tiffany show in Pattaya

In the northern part of Pattaya there is a theater building, where one of the most famous transvestite cabarets performs. The first performances of the Tiffany show took place in the 1970s, and since then the popularity of this place has been growing all the time.Tickets for Tiffany's daily evening shows can be bought at many hotels in the city.

Best beach

Krabi Province, Railay Beach

Krabi province has some of the most famous beaches in Thailand, among which Railay considered the best. Railay boasts white sandy beaches, clear blue water and a sense of what here is paradise.

The beach is the main thing for which you should come to Railay, but here you will also find wonderful places for climbing. These karst peaks attract adventurers, experienced and even beginner climbers.

Among the variety of outdoor activities, you can choose elephant trekking, rafting, kayaking, scuba diving or something easier: cooking classes, massage.

Also nearby is a popular tourist attraction - beautiful cave which guests enjoy visiting between sunbathing.

Popular islands

Krabi Province, Phiphi Islands

Phiphi Islands are also located in the province of Krabi and are one of the most popular resort areas Of Thailand.

One of the fun places on Phi Phi Island is Monkey Beach (Monkey Beach), where you will definitely meet literally face to face with humanoid creatures (monkeys).

Here you can hire a guide on a small wooden boat or rent your own kayak.

The island has a small outlet where you can get snacks and smoothies. But if you leave any food unattended, then the monkey will immediately take care of your supplies.

Long beach (Long Beach) is another great place on the island. It is not a deserted beach, however it is great for walking and observations of charming sunsets.

Many tour operators recommend coming here diving and diving enthusiasts.

And for fans of Leonardo DiCaprio tours are offered in the infamous Maya Bay where the famous feature film "Beach" was shot.

We also draw your attention to the fact that there are many travel companies from which you can book tickets to other beaches: Phuket, Chang and Koh Lanta.

Now you are unlikely to see the consequences of the 2004 tsunami here, because all guest houses, restaurants and markets have been restored on this resort island. There is only one mention of that tragedy: a small, gloomy memorial park in honor of those who died ten years ago.

Grand Palace

Even if you mainly relax on the beach and try to make friends with elephants in this wonderful country, you will still somehow get to the capital of Thailand - Bangkok.

There is a lot to see and do, but it’s better to start your journey through this metropolis with the local pearl - The Grand Palace. This attraction is number one in Bangkok, and for good reason, because the palace simply stuns its historical significance and craftsmanship.

Here you can observe the labyrinths of royal halls, temples and ancient relics, the most important of which is Wat Phra Keo Temple, he is the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. If you have free time, be sure to visit Grand Palace of Justice.

Also near the Grand Palace are such wonderful buildings as Wat Po Temple (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) Wat Arun Temple and Temple of Dawn (great place to watch the sunset).

Also, do not forget that Bangkok is the main center for international travel and an excellent starting point for excursions throughout the country.

Chiang Mai City

Every visitor to Thailand wants to try here. cheap and tasty food which, of course, can be found in abundance in Chiang Mai on a Sunday night street market Chang Clan Road. Here you will find any delicious Thai dishes:

  • Pad Thai
  • Chicken skewers Satay
  • Samsu
  • Crab cakes
  • Fried bananas
  • Various fresh fruits.

And all this costs, as a rule, less than 2 dollars a piece. When you satisfy your need for food, then by all means go through hundreds of stalls selling a lot unique products, including:

  • All kinds of natural soaps
  • Hand made fabrics
  • Unique artifacts of local hill tribes
  • Incense
  • Essential oils
  • Musical instruments
  • Paintings
  • Tapestries.

The market is not always crowded - depending on when to visit it. But in any case, staying in the city of Chiang Mai, you should definitely visit the market, since only here you will properly feel the whole atmosphere and culture of these places.

It is also recommended to look at the daily market. Warorot which is located near the Ping River.

Thailand is known as a country of beautiful landscapes, friendly people and magnificent tropical beaches.

Most people do not know that there are still spectacular landscapes. in the north this unusual country, although somewhat different in nature than in the south.

Northern thailand impressive, especially the area near the border with the state of Burma, where it is located Mountain landscape with those growing on it the jungle. Provinces Mae Hongson It is an ideal place where you can enjoy the natural beauty of the country, as well as the famous Thai hospitality and national dishes.

Particularly small Pai town long chosen by tourists. Here you will find a small street market, a variety of local and western products, limited access to nearby temples, waterfalls. Also can not fail to impress Pai Canyon or Kong Lang Canyon.

Khao Yai National Park

Elephants that are especially revered in Thailand, statues and paintings - this can be seen everywhere in this country. Tour operators usually offer many group tours to elephant pastures.

But perhaps more exciting is the opportunity to see elephants (and not only) in a natural environment, for example in Khao Yai National Park.

Here you will have the opportunity to observe not only elephants near waterfalls, but also exotic birds, various predatory animals, monkeys, and many other inhabitants of the rainforests for whom this park is home.

Perhaps you will like the walks in Khao Yai or you will not have time to look around in this natural paradise completely, then feel free to stay overnight. Get up early and watch charming sunrise sun over lush landscapes.

Ancient city

Sukhothai Province, Sukhothai City

This place is especially loved by people who are fond of history and photography. Sukhothai City is the ancient capital of Thailand. The ruins of this old city are still proudly standing, no matter what.

The place is included in the World Heritage List. UNESCO, therefore, a lot of funds were invested in the restoration and preservation of one of Thailand's most significant historical monuments. Almost all of the local monuments speak of a long devotion to buddhism ancient Thais.

Each sculpture tells its own story of ancient society.

You will also see that other civilizations have influenced this architecture.

Ayutthaya City

Ayutthaya will also offer a glimpse of fame ancient thailand. Here, tourists have the opportunity to wander through the unusual ruins of an ancient city. After the reign of Sukhothai, the city was the most important in Thailand, and old palaces and temples, those standing in Ayutthaya will attest to this.

Also nearby are several colonies of foreign settlements where you can get a deeper understanding influences of other countries to Thai culture. Ayutthaya is located just a few minutes by bus from Bangkok, which makes it convenient for a day trip if you are in a hurry, for example.

And if you have enough time, then plan to spend a few days in important historical place. For greater convenience, it is better to take rent a bike.

Mount Doisuthep

Chiang Mai City, height 1601 m

Perhaps the most famous attraction in Chiang Mai is Mount Doisuthep. In the crowd of monks, pious Buddhists and fellow travelers, intricate religious carvings, rituals of worship and a view from above of the constantly built-up city of Chiang Mai will be presented to your eyes.

Just do not forget to bring a bottle of water with you, for the ascent to the temple lasts up the steep stairs.

Along the stairs people sell anything horrible: from traditional local dishes to handmade souvenirs made by people from the surrounding mountains. Therefore, during the ascent and descent of this staircase can shop.

If you wish, you can combine a mountain trip with an excursion to a small village in the mountains Doi Pui (Doi Pui).

This will make it possible To learn more about hill tribes in the region, not to mention buying rare and extremely beautiful handmade fabrics. By choosing this path, you will also enjoy the views royal family residences (Bhubing Palace).

Floating markets

Visiting one of the floating markets - interesting way to make purchases, studying the local "color". Although many of these markets seem to be formed to satisfy the interest of many tourists, rather than being part of the daily life of local Thais.

However, there are those that are of genuine interest to real travelers. In order to catch a floating market, it is necessary get up early in the morning. This is the only way you can watch sellers in long wooden boats with your goods:

  • Fresh fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Spice
  • Various delicious dishes.

Several floating markets range not far from bangkok but Ampawa and Damnoensaduak are some of the most popular water markets. You can visit them alone or join an excursion that includes visits to local markets and shops.

Pang Nga Bay

Located just in 95 km from Phuket, Phang Nga Bay is one of the main tourist attractions in Thailand and one of the most picturesque areas in the country.

The bay includes beautiful caves, grottoes and limestone islands.

The most famous island in the bay is called Khao Ping Kang (better known as James Bond Island), which was featured in The Man with the Golden Gun.

Generally for visiting Pang Nga Bay hire a sea kayak as this is the only way to get inside the grottoes and underwater caves.

Thai-Burmese Railway

The train travels for two hours along the famous Thai-Burmese Railway (Death Road) across the river Khwayai.

This is one of the most picturesque and most popular. rides in thailand. You will definitely enjoy the ride, but history of construction The railway is not so beautiful.

During the Second World War, the Japanese built a railway to connect the city of Yangon with Bangkok, for this, prisoners of war and Asian workers were involved in the construction of the road, day and night, to quickly pass the facility. Today, only part of the original railway line is in operation.

Similan Islands

Pang Nga Province

The Similan Islands archipelago consists of nine major islands and two remote.

Islands are one of the most popular destinations. for diving in the country.

Located on the coast of Phang Nga province in southern Thailand, the Similan Islands boasts magnificent coral reefs and underwater cliffs, which are represented here by mother nature in unique forms.

Khao Sok National Park

Khao Suk is huge area virgin forest in thailand.

This national park is obligatory place for visiting by those who want to completely immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Thailand.

An ancient rainforest stretches through a park where you will find more than 5% of the total number of all animal species in the world. And also the park boasts a network of dirt tracks, soaring waterfalls and a beautiful lake.

Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park

Mu Ko Ang Thong is a popular national park in the Gulf of Thailand. It consists of 42 islands which are located close to each other.

The most inhabited - the island of Vua Talap. There, travelers can stay in quality bungalows overlooking stunning rock formations.

On Vua Talap you can explore the white sandy beaches. Diving among the coral gardens is also at your disposal.

10th place. Railay Beach

Since we started talking about the beaches, one cannot fail to mention the famous Railay beach. It is localized in Krabi province. The uniqueness of the beach, surrounded on all sides, is that it can only be reached by water. This is probably why divers and professional climbers like to relax here. High cliffs, turquoise water, white sand - the advantages of the beach can not be counted. By the way, the famous James Bond Island is nearby.

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Now you can always go here and see a map of Phuket Island on which the main attractions are marked.

9th place. Ayutthaya

Founded in 1350, Ayutthaya was once the largest city in the kingdom (and indeed the whole Earth, perhaps), but now it is just a modest appendage of Ayutthaya. You can get here by car from Bangkok or book yourself a day trip with an overnight stay. Trains with boats go here.

7th place. Mae Khong Song

Before us is the capital of the northwestern region. Culturally, the city is closer to the Burmese rather than Thai tradition, which gives it a special atmosphere that is different from everything that you have seen in the kingdom before. This is an isolated, quiet settlement located in a mountainous area. The land here is often covered with fog, which many want to admire. Enough in May Khong Son and ancient architectural monuments. Extreme sportsmen can please themselves with a mountain hike.

6th place. White temple

One gets the feeling that Wat Rong Khun has left the pages of a fairy tale collection. The snow-white palace, as if covered with hoarfrost, is a good alternative to most of Thailand's religious monuments. Surprisingly, the complex is not ancient - a local artist took up its construction in 1998, who invested all his savings in the project. Construction work, by the way, has not been completed so far.

The temple attracts tourists with its unusual appearance. The purity of the Buddha is emphasized by the dazzling white color. The temple is surrounded by statues of demons and various undead. You can get here only one way - breaking the bridge surrounded by these grotesque creatures.

4th place. Chiang Mai Night Bazaar

Another colorful shopping place, one of the main Thai attractions. Nobody floats on boats here, but Chiang Mai's “trick” is different. The market activates after sunset. Midnight life is in full swing in Chiang Mai - everywhere are souvenir dealers, hawkers selling all kinds of tasty things, wandering artists.

In the vicinity of the market square there are expensive hotels and cheap hotels. Having settled here, you can easily plunge into the epicenter of Thai nightlife.

3rd place. East Coast Islands

In the east of Thailand are the islands of Phangan and Samui. Their main specialization is luxury beaches.. Palm trees, white sand, turquoise waters and a leisurely, calm atmosphere. You can go here if you are tired of the bustle of the city of Bangkok and Pattaya.

2nd place. San camphaeng

Famous hot springs are located near Chiang Mai (36 kilometers) in a place called San Kampaeng. 40 acres of land are completely covered with landscaped parkland and are the birthplace of sources that enjoy the deserved popularity in Tai. The local waters have strengthening properties and have a beneficial effect on the body.

Water with steam gets to the surface, getting out of an underground source, temperature in the bowels of which reaches 100 ° C. In addition, the healing fluid is saturated with sulfur. In San Kampaeng, you can set up a camp and immerse your body in mineral-rich water. But be careful - in some sources the temperature is so high that a chicken egg is cooked in it.

1 place. Bangkok

Perhaps the capital of the kingdom is one continuous attraction. At first, you can get a culture shock here - so many things are falling upon you. And at the same time. Bangkok is a vibrant, contrasting and incredibly chaotic city. It can be compared with a human anthill, dissected by canals like European Venice.

If you set out to explore all the memorable places in Bangkok - you will have to combine several vacations at once. A sightseeing tour may take weeks. As a result, you will stay here to live.

Unable to walk past Wat Arun - the main local landmark or not to visit Wat Pho - The birthplace of the reclining Buddha and the cradle of Thai massage. Floating markets, Chinatown, and endless boat trips along winding canals will drag you in.

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It is in Bangkok based the most important attraction for Thais - the Royal Residenceknown as the Grand Palace. The complex was founded in 1782, it is surrounded by well-kept gardens and numerous architectural monuments. True, there is a strict dress code in the complex - in a T-shirt and shorts you will not be allowed to go there.

Blitz Tips

  1. If you are planning to explore Bangkok and its environs, get ready for a long trip that will take your entire vacation. On your first visit to Thailand, it’s better to sketch a list of 5-10 places that you definitely want to visit.
  2. Include elephant riding in your program, floating markets and an unforgettable Thai massage.
  3. If you are a diver, learn about the tiny bamboo island that all diving enthusiasts flock to.
  4. If you decide to visit the zoo - rent an electric car or a bus with a viewing platform on the roof.
  5. Do not forget about the National Parks of Thailand - there are many interesting things.

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