15 Things Not To Miss In Thailand
Thailand is a South East Asian country. It is well known for the tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha. Thailand has a lot to offer to all the types of travelers and budgets.
Here’s a list of top 15 places one mustn’t miss in Thailand.
1. Bangkok’s Grand Palace: This dazzling spectacular landmark was built in 1782 and has been the house of the Thai king for 150 years. The beautiful architecture and intricate details is a salute to the craftsmanship of Thai people.
2. Damnoen Sadauk floating market: This is a world famous floating market and the bustling scene is a timeless snapshot of the exotic Thailand. You will be taken in traditional long-tailed boats and be allowed to trade with the locals. A once in lifetime experience indeed!
3. Golden Triangle: This area is full of beautiful natural scenery and ancient temples. This is a whole new feeling unlike those of beaches and waterfalls.
4. Elephant Nature Park: This is an ethical and sustainable eco-tourism project. It is located in the Northern Thailand. The elephants are protected and are provided with good health, loved and respected and not overworked or abused. Visit this place to see whole new perspective of elephant rearing.
5. White temple of Chiang Rai: Wat Rong Khun is better known as “The White Temple” is one of the most recognizable temples in Thailand. This was built to be the center of learning and meditation for people to gain from the Buddhist teachings.
6. Khao Yai National Park: It’s located at 3 hours from Bangkok. This UNESCO world heritage site which is rich in biodiversity, lush mountainous landscape, fertile valleys and waterfalls is blissful and magical.
7. Boat tour in Phang Nga Bay: Located in the north of Phuket is Phang Nga. A boat ride to the hundreds of limestone cliffs rising over the sea and witnessing the sea gypsies’ way of life will leave you stunned.
8. Ayutthya Historical Park: Ayutthya was strategically located on an island surrounded by the rivers connecting the city on the sea. Once an important center of global diplomacy and commerce, it is now an archeological ruin, characterized by the remains of tall prang and Buddhist monasteries which flaunts the splendor of its architecture.
9. Kohlanta Island: This Island is a serene, happy, soulful place. It is known for its diving and long white beaches. The calm, real and culturally rich remains cater to the tastes and budgets of everyone alike.
10. Monkey temples of Lopburi: Monkeys are the cynosure at Lopburi. Keep your eyes open for monkeys on the sidewalks, on the cars, or on the wires above. Enjoy your playful outing with these monkeys just outside the monkey temple.
11. Bo sang Umbrella village: This is a must-see place for those who are fond of art and handicrafts. The artists in this village meticulously hand paint all the decorations onto the umbrellas and on any item that you hand over to them. Watch in awe as these artisans make the beautiful umbrellas that you can take back home as a mark of remembrance.
12. Sunday Night Walking Street, Chiang Mai: This market also called as the waling street or Sunday market is located in the center of Chiang Mai. You can visit market on Sundays between 4PM till and midnight. Tourist and locals are found to be engrossed in trading their goods. This market comes to life when all the street entertainers perform. This street will surely give you a festive feel amidst the lot of hustle-bustle.
13. Old Sukhothai Historical Park: This Park is located in the beautiful setting of lawns, lakes and trees in Northern Thailand. The whole park is divided into five zones. North, west, east, south and central. The central zone is the royal part of the city. The lotus covered ponds, canals, tress and other greenery are sure you leave their image in your mind forever.
14. Tiger Kingdom: You get to play with tigers here under the supervision of the trainers. You get to interact with the young ones and the adults too. A must visit for cat lovers.
15. Long Neck Hill tribe Villages: Visiting one of the numerous Karen long neck villages in Thailand is one of the most exotic experiences on this planet. The Karen women wear heavy brass rings around their necks, forearms and shins. These tribes live a rugged, tedious and simple lifestyle, but the fruits of their labor are colorful and very lively.
If you want to get lost in the mesmerizing beauty that Thailand has to offer, it’s right thing to do because the beauty will rejuvenate you and recharge you batteries.