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Thailand

Thailand is perhaps the most famous tourist destination in Southeast Asia. From the awe-inspiring beaches, stunning temples, to the modern urban sprawl, anyone will find this country a paradise on earth. Besides being the only Southeast Asian country that was not colonized, Thailand is studded with incredible historical and cultural sites. The country retains its quintessential identity with a unique and cultural history. Of course, narrowing down to a few sights is a daunting task. Here are a few places worth visiting in Thailand.

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Start your awe-inspiring holiday at Erawan Falls. Just a few minutes’ drives from Kanchanaburi, Erawan Falls form a major attraction at Erawan National Park in western Thailand. The seven-tiered falls are said to resemble Erawan – the three-headed elephant of Hindu mythology. Another scenic spot worth visiting is the Ao Nang beach. Here, you’ll have a chance to taste some exclusive local cuisines and rent some accommodation. To get an idea of what shopping in Bangkok feels like, you’ll want to visit the floating market and marvel at how this vibrant place is brimming with scrumptious food.

 

Krabi province is home to several of Thailand’s popular beach destinations. At the cream of the crop is Railay Beach. As one of the best beaches in the country, Railay exudes elegance and class from the white sand to the clear blue water. Railay offers a wide array of holiday getaway activities that include rock-climbing, elephant trekking, white water rafting, snorkeling, and kayaking. You can also opt to explore the Diamond Cave. For a more thrilling experience, visit the Koh Phi Phi Island. Come and enjoy packages for snorkeling and diving in the famous Maya Bay – where Leonardo DiCaprio movie “The Beach” was filmed.

 

Don’t spend your entire vacation frolicking on the beaches and cozying up on elephants. You’ll want to spend some time in Bangkok since there’s plenty to see and do in the capital. Among the most popular spot to start is the Grand Palace. The fascinating architecture is staggering in historical significance and craftsmanship. The grounds are a maze of royal temples, halls, and ancient relics. Make sure to walk on Chiang Mai street on Sunday. Here, you’ll have a chance to taste mouthwatering delicacies. Other top-rated spots worth visiting include Khao Yai National Park, Sukhothai Old City, and the historic City of Ayutthaya.

Good to Know

Read the basic info and also some fun facts about Thailand! Here you will find everything you should know about the ‘’Land of Smiles’’!

Country

Thailand

Visa Requirements

Not Needed for US or EU Citizens

Population

68,863,514

Languages spoken

Thai

Currency Used

Thai Baht

Area (mi.)

198,120 sq. mi (513,120 km2)

History

As an impeccable archipelago brimming with cultural history, the country is steeped in rich spirituality and tradition that is heavily influenced by Indians, Cambodia, Southeast Asia, and China. During the Nanchao period, Thai people migrated to the south to the Central Plain. A series of rulership ensued until the Rattanakosin period that made Bangkok the capital. Come and learn how Thailand has evolved into a democratic government among other spectacular histories.

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