You have decided to travel to Thailand and you have made an excellent choice. The country has a lot to offer to visitors.
Certain Thailand destinations should be visited for sure, if you want to feel the culture, nature and atmosphere of the country. Travel guides will provide you with bits of information but here is a list of the travel destinations that you should definitely pay attention to.
The capital of Thailand is also the biggest city in the country. Its population is approximately nine million people. About 12 million people live in the urbanized regions surrounding Bangkok. The city is located on the bank of lower Chao Phraya River.
The city appeared in the middle of the 14th century. It was a small trade center and a harbor. In 1782, the city got its current name and it has been a capital of Bangkok ever since. Turbulent historic events and the rich heritage make Bangkok a must see.
Most foreign tourists will arrive in Bangkok, which turns the city into the first spot to explore before moving on to other destinations. It has a number of impressive landmarks like the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Wat Arun. Festivals and events are taking place in the city year-round, which increases its tourist appeal.
You should also try to visit the National Gallery Museum, Siriraj Medical Museum and The National Museum of Thailand. These places will help you learn a lot about the country’s history and culture.
This is the largest island that belongs to Thailand. Phuket is one of the most popular tourist hotspots in the country. The astounding beaches will give you a chance to relax fully and to enjoy the beauty of nature in this part of the world.
Some of the attractions that you should pay attention to include the Two Heroines Monument, Thalang National Museum, the local crocodile farm, the Sea Aquarium and some of the beautiful temples located on the island.
The Tiger Temple
The name is pretty much self-explanatory and it should be understood literally. This Buddhist temple is located in the western part of Thailand.
Monks share this territory with tigers and other wild animals. Tourists get the chance to explore these beautiful wild animals and to even get close. Most of the tigers were given to the monks when they were cubs. The little tigers were taken there after the death of their mothers.
Koh Phi Phi
Six islands belong to the Phi Phi group. If you are looking for seclusion, relaxation and beautiful endless beaches, this island group is the right place for you. It will offer the best seaside vacation you have ever enjoyed.
The Ancient City of Ayyunthaya
The city was founded back in 1350 by king U Thong. The ancient city has much to offer. Its giant monasteries are certain to impress any tourist who has taken the time to visit. Some of the monuments and splendid decorations had been destroyed in the past but restoration attempts are once again restoring the magnificent image of Ayyunthaya.