There are various pretty sightseeing places in Thailand, without which your Thailand
trip would be incomplete. Thailand features a number of cultural, historical and natural
attractions. Read on to know more about them:
The Grand Palace:
One of the most popular and remembered landmark of the country, the Grand Palace
is located in Bangkok. It was built in 1782 by their King Rama I, the founder of Chakri
Dynasty to become a royal residence. The Grand Palace served as an important royal
residence till 1925 and is now used for ceremonial purposes only.
National Museum of Royal Barges:
The Royal Barge Procession, a royal ceremony that involves over fifty gold-crafted
barges is amongst the most spectacular events in the world. This national museum
displays a precious collection of historic barges, some of which were built during the
reign of King Rama I, more than 200 years old.
Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimonmangkalaram or Wat Pho was built during the 16th
century and considered as the royal temple of the reign of King Rama I. It is famous
for two things: (1) the 46-meter-long Reclining Buddha (built in 1832 featuring the feet
beautifully inlaid with mother-of-pearls) and (2) renowned Thai massage.
Chiang Mai Zoo:
Located in Chiang Mai, this zoo houses more than 200 types of Asian and African
mammals can be found in this beautiful landscape. The zoo also has Asia's longest
133-meter underwater tunnel at the newly aquarium where you will discover rare sea
and river fish from northern regions including Khong River Basin, Amazon River Basin,
the mangrove. It is one of the favorite family hangout places.
Other Important Tourist Attractions:
Doi Suthep-Doi Pui National Park, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai Night Safari,
Doi Inthanon National Park, Huai Nam Dang National Park, Erawan National Park, Koh
Ngam, Koh Chang Noi, Mu Koh Hong, Hat Karon, Emerald Cave, The Catholic Church
Chanthaburi, Wat Maha That, Wat Si Chum etc.
Best Time for Holidaying in Thailand
Thailand experiences tropical climate with three seasons: summer (March to June),
rainy (July to October) and winter (November to February). The best time to visit the
most of Thailand is the winter season, from November to February. During this period,
you can also enjoy the Thailand's major festivals like Loi Krathong, all the sightseeing
and beach activities. So, make you Thailand vacation plans as per the suitable
Must Buy Things from Thailand
Thailand is a shopping paradise for people who love shopping. In fact, it is the hands-
down one of the leading activities for the people of the Kingdom. On your next Thailand
tour, you must buy some specific things of Thailand which include Thai silk, silver
& gold, leather goods, precious and semi-precious gems, pearls, antiques, furniture
and all sorts of interesting handicrafts. Some popular markets to shop in are, tuchak
Weekend Market, Silom Road, Suan Lum Night Bazaar, China Town (Yaowarat),
Patpong, MBK Center, Pantip Plaza, Gaysorn plaza and River City Shopping Complex.
Explore Options to Reach Thailand
Before booking your Thailand holiday package, you should be aware of the ways to
reach this beautiful country. To know more, read on:
The Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Muang International Airport, located in Bangkok
is the hub for most international and domestic flights. Other international airports are
located in Chiang Mai, Phuket, Chiang Rai, Hat Yai, Samui and Sukhothai. There are
various flights operated by different airline companies to Bangkok from various cities in
Road transport to and fro Thailand is possible via Malaysia, Laos and Cambodia.
Passenger vehicles like car, truck, van or motorcycle can be brought into Thailand for
tourism purposes for up to six months as long as you have the relevant documents.
Otherwise, one can take the bus to Thailand from Laos and Malaysia. The bus will stop
at a Thai immigration post so that you can receive an entry stamp in your passport. In
order to go to Combodia by land, you will have to hire a shared taxi.
Thailand can be reached by train from Malaysia. Malaysian Railway and the State
Railway of Thailand meet at Butterworth and also have a transfer point to Penang or
You can reach Thailand by sea as well. For private boats, skippers, all foreign-
registered vessels and crew require to check with the related Thai authorities as soon
as possible after entering Thai waters. However, the major ports in Thailand offer port
check-ins, most leisure boating visitors check in at Krabi, Phuket, Samui, Pattaya or
Pranburi. You should note that Phuket is the most popular check-in point countrywide.