Top 10 Best Attractions in Thailand
Thailand is located in the central part of Southeast Asia and is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. Let's take a look at the top 10 best tourist attractions in Thailand.
1. The Grand Palace in Bangkok
The Grand Palace, located in the heart of Bangkok, is close to the Chao Phraya River. It is the first choice for tourists to go to Thailand and it's staggering in historical significance and craftsmanship. The grand palace is the symbol of Bangkok that is the most perfect, largest and most distinctive royal palace in Thailand.
The Grand Palace complex has 22 buildings, among which Chakri Maha Prasad and Dusit Maha Prasad are the most famous, known as “Thailand Art Encyclopedia”. The famous Wat Po and Wat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn are also nearby. Friendly reminder to wear the solemn when visiting the Grand Palace. Long sleeved pants or long skirts are mandatory, and slippers are prohibited and toes exposed.
Location: Thanon Na Phra Lan, Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok
2. Phi Phi Island in Krabi
Located about 20 km southeast of Phulet, thailand, Phi Phi Island is a sister island consisting of Ko Phi Phi Don and Ko Phi Phi Leh. It was designated as the National Park of Thailand in 1983. Soft white beaches, tranquil blue waters, natural rock caves, and unspoiled natural features make her stand out from more than 30 outlying islands around Phuket and become one of the hottest resorts in recent years.
The Mayan Bay on the Ko Phi Phi Leh is the place where the film "the Beach" is photographed. Although Phi Phi Leh is the smallest island here, she's arguably the most famous. Due to the deep-sea area and full of corals, it is also a great diving spot. Travelers go here enjoy the beaches and to participate in a variety of water recreation activities, such as water skiing, wind surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving and kayaking.
Location: Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi, Krabi. Thailand
3. Railay Beach in Krabi
The beaches are the main reason to visit Railay, but it's also a rock-climbing hotspot. Railay Beach has the best snorkeling spots, the best viewing spots, and world-class climbing sites. This popular rock-climbing destination is located in the Krabi Province. Railay's karst peaks draw adventurers both experienced and novice to try their hand at climbing the towering limestone cliffs.
Location: Railay Beach, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
4. Phang Nga Bay in Phuket
Phang Nga Bay is one of the top tourist attractions in Thailand and one of most scenic areas in the country. There are gorgeous stalactite caves and countless rocks, aquatic grottoes and limestone islands. Among them, 007 Island (named after the filming of the 007 series film) and Cave of Stones (that is Buddha Temple Cave and Hermitage Cave) are famous for their natural wonders. A popular way of visiting Phang Nga Bay is by sea kayak as they are the only way to get inside the grottoes and sea caves.
Location: Phang Nga Province, Thailand.
5. Ayutthaya Historical Park in Ayutthaya
Ayuthaya is the birthplace of the ancient civilization of Thailand built in 1350, which is located 72 kilometers north of Bangkok City. Historical Park was the site of the Ayuthaya Dynasty National Capital and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991. Thailand has lots of world-famous ancient sites, Ayutthaya is one of must visit attraction for those who want to get a glimpse of the glory of ancient Thailand.
Location: หมู่ที่ 4 196 Khlong Tho Rd, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
6. Khao Yai National Park in Bangkok
Khao Yai National Park is the country's oldest national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Thailand，with well-equipped facilities and convenience transport. Khao Yai National Park is one of the most frequented parks in Thailand because of its relatively close proximity to the capital. Therefore, every holiday it attracts a large number of tourists to come here for sightseeing or summer vacation. Khao Yai is home to several plant and animal species, but the three main attractions of the park are Asian elephants, white-handed gibbons, and the giant hornbill.
Location: Hin Tung, Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Nakhon Nayok 26000, Thailand
7. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai
Located about 6 kilometers south of Chiang Mai City in northern Thailand, Suthep Mountain is one of Thailand's famous tourist sites and a famous Buddhist shrine in Thailand. Well-known Ssangyong Temple, Puping Palace and minority villages are located in the Mount Suthep. Be sure to wear athletic shoes as the staircase to the temple is equipped with over 300 steps.
Location: Mueang Chiang Mai District, Doi Suthep 50200, Thailand
8. Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai
Wat Rong Khun, or White Temple, is a magnificent Buddhist temple located in northern of Chiang Rai. The temple was built in 1998 by the famous Thai architect Mr Chalermchai who has exhausted his life and created the greatest work in his life. The temple is renowned for being almost entirely white and has become a highlight on many Thailand itineraries.
Location: Mueang Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai, Thailand
9. Long Neck Hill Tribe Villages in Chiang Mai
The hills and mountains around the northern Thailand are home to many tiny villages, among them the Karen long neck hill tribe are easily the most famous one. Most of the hill tribes have migrated into Thailand from the Asian interior and have largely preserved their traditional style. The tribeswomen have a reputation for being expert weavers and wood-carvers while the men are noted for their environmentally friendly farming practices.
Location: 262 Moo 6 Ban Paoo Nanglae, Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand
10. Sukhothai Historical Park
Sukhothai Historical Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site park that includes Wat Mahathat, Wat Si Sawai, Wat Sa Si, Wat Trapang Thong. Sukhothai National Historical Park and some small spots scattered around it can be said to integrate history, archaeology, natural landscape, religion, folklore, photography, light and shadow, etc., which is a favorite stop for history buffs and photography enthusiasts.
Location: Mueang Kao, Mueang Sukhothai District, Sukhothai 64210, Thailand