Hi there, no doubt you’ve been busy flying from France to Singapore, enjoying yourself the much you can afford. Well, you need to include Thailand in your list of countries to visit. Thailand has so many beautiful islands and tourist hotspots to visit that you may exceed your budget without even knowing it.
So what are the tourist hot spots worth visiting in Thailand?
- The Grand Palace: The Grand Palace is one of the most visited places in Thailand. It has housed many kings since the 1700s when it was built, and subsequent kings attached their own buildings, each with its own unique architectural design, making the place look exquisitely beautiful. Till date, government functions are still held at the palace.
- Ayutthaya Historical Park: Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the park covers the ruins and rubbles of the old city of Ayutthaya which fell to the Burmese people in the 1500s. For a maximum experience of what it feels like to live in Ayutthaya centuries ago, a walk around the site would surely satiate your hunger.
- Damneon Saduak Floating Market:Ever been to a floating market before? Of course, you haven’t. Neither have I. Well, here’s an opportunity to buy and sell in a floating market, literally of course. The market is just an hour and a half drive from Bangkok. Take some time to have an experience this place. Be sure to get to the market early to avoid traffic.
- Pai: The town of Pai is located close to Thailand’s border with Myanmar in the Mae Hong Son province. The town is popular for its picturesque landscapes that provide a first-hand experience of serenity in nature. Check out the beautiful waterfalls, or you can try tubing and whitewater adventures on the Pai River.
- Kanchanaburi: At the edge of the mountains in the western part of Thailand is the town Kanchanaburi, best known for its connection with the historic Death Railway to Burma where thousands died in World War II, as well as the Erawan and Srinakarind National Parks located there. Take a trip to this historic town. You’ll be glad you did.
- Chang Mai Sunday Night Walking Street: Your holiday isn’t complete until you’ve had a feeling of the nightlife in your host country/region. That’s exactly what the Chang Mai Sunday Night Walking Street offers you, just like every other popular street in Thailand, a feeling of the nightlife in the country. You’ll surely love the night bazaar hosted every evening in Chang Mai.
- The Elephant Nature Park: The elephant sanctuary here is a great place to have a close view of one of the world’s largest mammals, the Asian Elephants. There are about 30 of them here living freely within the park. You can bathe the elephants in the river too if you want to.
- Tiger Kingdom: The tigers here don’t appear harmless, considering the fact that their keepers could play and take photos with them. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t tread with caution. They’re looking good – they are fed twice daily, thanks to your $60 bill for every 15 minutes you spend guarded in a tiger enclosure there.
- Bo Sang Umbrella Village: The umbrella village is located 30 minutes away east of Chang Mai. And is a great place to pick up the beautifully hand-made umbrella as souvenirs. Here, you can also learn how they make the umbrellas from start to finish.
- Chang Rai Temple: The Chang Rai White Temple as the name implies is an all-white Buddhist temple. It was designed and built by Ajarn Chalermchai Kositpiptat to contrast with the traditional Buddhist temples spread all over Thailand, the white color signifying the pure nature of Buddha.