Best Thailand Attractions
Do you fancy spending adventurous vacation in a tropical destination far from hustle and bustle of everyday life? Ride an elephant through a steamy lush rainforest? Kayak through a rugged underwater archipelago of limestone cliffs and islands? Or, maybe, explore a kaleidoscope of historical and cultural sites? A visit to Thailand, the so called ‘Land of Smiles,’ will be your best choice, offering the utmost in terms of hedonism and full relaxation. And however long you plan your stay, you will always find something new to keep you busy all day long!
Thailand holidays offer so much to travelers, from vivid turquoise waters teeming with colorful marine life and fascinating classic beaches, to picture postcard islands and great towns, to ancient temples and modern museums. Add to this year-round warm tropical climate, low cost of living and the friendliest locals you could wish to meet. Asia’s most popular tourist destination with increasing amount of holidaymakers from all over the world, Thailand truly offers an unforgettable experience. Indulge in a huge variety of land and water based adventures and enjoy your vacation to the fullest!
Thailand is home to a wealth of natural and man-made attractions catering to the diverse needs of even the most discerning travelers. The list of noteworthy Thailand attractions is so large that it’s very difficult to choose the best ones. Yet we have picked up those that in our opinion are not-to-be-missed and really worth a visit.
Beaches in Thailand dot almost every coastline and are very different, each with its own beauty and distinct personality to suit all tastes. Thailand’s is home to some of the finest beaches in the world located in the southern part of the country, offering unique diving and snorkeling experiences of a lifetime. The islands of Phuket, Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Krabi are among the top destinations for beach lovers.
With lots of family-friendly activities, like pony rides or banana boat rides, Hua Hin Beach is one of the most popular beaches of Thailand famous for its spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Fringing the Gulf of Thailand, this 4 km white sandy strip offers modern facilities to make your stay comfortable and is also a quick stroll to the town and nearby shops. In the vicinity there are several hotels with the utmost facilities and recreation choices to make your stay eventful and comfortable. Other famous beaches in Thailand are Patong Beache, a perfect spot to party and play, Karon Beach with a wide range of beach facilities and activities and Kata Beach fringed by palms tress and breathtaking scenery ideal for those in search of isolation, quietude and tranquility.
Your visit to Thailand will be incomplete if you miss out the wondrous and unusual experience of visiting one of the several orchid and butterfly farms that never fail to amaze. The most picturesque and beautiful Phuket Butterfly Garden & Insect World is no exception, offering a peaceful paradise where over 40 various species of butterflies flutter by freely in a wonderful natural surroundings of many kind of trees, plants and flowers. After relaxing at the garden’s café where hot and cool drinks are available, you can walk into butterfly shop to buy a good collection of butterfly crafts to take home to your families.
Thailand is home to many natural attractions, including fantastic waterfalls that for centuries have dazzled locals and travelers alike with their charm and unmatched beauty. Locally known as ‘nam tok,’ Thailand waterfalls offer ideal opportunities for swimming, mountain climbing, hiking and even picnicking. No matter which part of the country you are visiting, be sure to find a waterfall nearby. The exquisite Erawan Waterfalls in Kanchanabury offer not-to-forget experience. There are seven tiers of falls, each feeding freshwater pools you can swim in. Erawan Waterfalls are the focal point of the Erawan National Parks. Other worth-a-visit waterfalls include Huay Kaew Waterfall in Chiang Mai, Na Muang Waterfall on Samui Island and the Bang Pae Waterfall in Phuket.
The idyllic fusion of the exotic and spiritual is what makes Thailand temples not only places for prayer and meditation but also ‘must see’ attractions for their unique architectural design. You will find many temples scattered in every corner of Thailand, one of the most popular being Wat Arun – the temple of Dawn, located in Bangkok, on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. It has an imposing, over 70 meters high spire (prang) on the bank of Chao Phraya River, decorated with tiny species of colored glass and is one of Bangkok’s world-famous landmarks.
Other well-known temples are Wat Phra Kaewm or the temple of the Emerald Buddha in the heart of Bangkok, Wat Pho – the temple of the Reclining Buddha, Wat Benchmabophit and others.
Do not think Thailand is this much; it has many other hidden vacation paradise spots waiting to be discovered. The only thing you’ll find lacking is the time to see all that this stunning getaway has to offer. So take advantage of your valuable trip and get to know Thailand as it truly is!