Places to visit in Thailand
Thailand is one of the most exotic countries of the world and once you see it, be sure you will never forget it. Mysterious Buddhist temples, beautiful nature, magical colors and friendly people will make your Thailand holidays unbelievable. It’s not strange that Thailand is called “a country of thousand smiles.” In this entry we will check out the most famous places to visit in Thailand.
Bangkok, the capital and the largest city of Thailand founded in 1782, is situated on the eastern bank of the Chao Phraya River near the Gulf of Thailand. However, Bangkok is the largest city not only in Thailand but also throughout the whole Southeast Asia. Today Bangkok is considered to be the spiritual, cultural, diplomatic, commercial and educational center of Thailand. It is famous for its architectural monuments and temples the number of which comes to nearly 400. The most famous is the Temple of the Golden Buddha where you can find a statue of Buddha made of pure gold weighing 5.5 tons.
Have you ever heard about the Rose Garden in Bangkok? This place is a real sea of tropical flowers, orchids and roses which will surely be appreciated by all nature lovers. Shopping and lively nightlife make part of Bangkok’s charm. Restaurants with a traditional Thai cuisine, shows in the form of classical national dances, a huge variety of all sorts of bars and places of entertainment to suit every taste, will surprise anyone, even the most demanding tourists. Bangkok’s life never stops even for an hour.
Our next stop is Phuket - pearl of the Andaman coast and the best resort of Thailand. This is the biggest island in Thailand, having the status of autonomous province. Phuket is located 892 km from Bangkok, can get there by plane in just 50 minutes. The place is mostly known for its chic beaches; here you will find a wide selection of entertainment for active leisure – boats, canoes, windsurfing, water skiing, parachute, diving and other water activities. Phuket also has a boat center, where you can rent a boat at any time, with or without a crew. If you are for active rest, Phuket is your place.
Thailand is also famous for its beach resorts the most famous of which is Pattaya-one of the largest resorts in the world. Magnificent sandy coast stretching for 4 miles offers first-class hotels, bungalows, small guest houses, modern shops, cozy bars and fashionable restaurants, discos, entertainment and night life, attracting more than a million tourists annually. Pattaya has all sports facilities, including golf, scuba diving, etc.
Hua Hin (literally meaning “stone head”) is a popular beach resort, located in 232 kilometers from Bangkok. Here you can find the summer palace of King Pumibolya, the pride of the town. In addition to its main attraction, 2 km white sandy beach, tourists can explore the “Three hundred peaks” national park and the “Arts and crafts center” Thai style ancient building, constructed more than 80 years ago in. But, of course, it is an ideal place for those who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of Pattaya, located on the other side of the bay.
Founded in 1296 by King Mengrai Chiang Mai is the main city of northern Thailand. Here you will not find any sea or beaches, but there are other natural beauties – mountains, forests, rivers and waterfalls. Local hill tribes and the legendary Golden Triangle won’t leave anyone indifferent.
Relaxation, sandy beaches, high class resorts, pure nature, historical sights- that’s what brings tourists to Thailand.
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