10 Amazing Places to Visit in Thailand

Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Thailand

Amazing Places to Visit in Thailand

The Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Thailand

Are you searching for cool places to visit in Thailand but don’t know where to start? We are here to help! Our (first) stop is the “Land of Smiles,” which is Thailand. And, of course, one should not travel without knowing anything about the place. Don’t worry; it’ll be brief!

Amazing Places to Visit in Thailand
Amazing Places to Visit in Thailand

Thailand is a country that is located east of Myanmar, west of Cambodia, southwest of Laos, and north of Malaysia. The country has 1430 islands, officially known as Thailand Kingdom. In 1988, the original name of the country, “Siam,” was changed to its currently used name. The population of Thailand is nearly 70 million, and its capital, “Bangkok,” known as “The City of Angels,” is 8 million. The country’s official language is Thai, but Chinese and other Asian languages are spoken, too. The remains in the country’s ancient caves prove that Thailand’s settlements are more than 40 thousand years old. 95% of Thailand believes in Buddhism. Thai people has a mix of different religions, such as Animism, Hinduism, and Islam. Thailand remains the most popular destination among places to travel in Southeast Asia.

In Thailand, the economy mostly relies on tourism. The government of Thailand really focuses on providing good infrastructure for the hospitality industry, which is why their Airports, public parks, and bus terminals are impressive.

And before mentioning the places to visit, one should know that traffic density can be a problem in Thailand. So, manage your expectation and your time as well!

1. Amazing Temples in Thailand

Wat Pho by Jack Hunter via Unsplash
Wat Pho by Jack Hunter via Unsplash

This list wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t mention the temples. There are nearly 35 thousand temples. One of the significant temples is Wat Pho, “Temple of the Reclining Buddha,” which is famous for its 15-meter-high and 46-meter-long Buddha statue. It represents Buddha’s entrance to Nirvana. The second temple that’ll be in this section is Wat Traimit Wittayaram. This one is also famous for its 3-square-meter Golden Buddha statue, which weighs 5.5 tons. The statue was found in the 1950s during the construction of the temple.

There are not just temples for Buddhism and Hinduism or any other religion in Thailand. They also have temples that do not have religious reasons. If you are to visit Thailand, just make sure to visit the temples. They are magnificent, have an amazing historical background, and have incredible architecture.

2. Bangkok

Bangkok Chinatown by Florian Wehde via Unsplash
Bangkok Chinatown by Florian Wehde via Unsplash

Bangkok has remained the most popular tourist attraction in Thailand, offering tourists an incredible mix of experiences that harmoniously combine the ancient culture with the modern lifestyle. Bangkok continues to wow tourists with its delightful cuisine, stunning historical landmarks, and an endless list of the best hotels, resorts, and spas.

The Grand Palace and Buddhist temples, including Wat Arun and Wat Pho, stand in contrast with other tourist attractions, such as the nightlife scenes of Khaosan Road and Patpong.

3. Pattaya

Big Buddha Temple in Pattaya
Big Buddha Temple in Pattaya

Every tourist that visits Thailand should make time to visit Pattaya, especially those who are looking for family-friendly activities and attractions. Pattaya is known as the “Hawaii of the East” for its sunny vibes, beautiful beaches, and delectable seafood.

Travelers visit Pattaya to windsurf, water ski, swim, sunbathe, snorkel, sail, or go island hopping to nearby Islands. Other adventure activities include Bungee jumping, Cycling, skydiving, go-karting, Muay Thai (Thai boxing), and Paintball.

Pattaya holds a reputation for its nightlife, and it has the most number of entertainment bars in Thailand. At night tourists can watch shows, have parties at several clubs, shop at night markets, and dine in many restaurants offering local and international cuisine. This party town will surely make you go crazy with fun.

4. Floating Markets

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

It is a place where vendors sell their products on tiny wooden boats, but their main purpose is to attract tourists. They are famous mostly in Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Vietnam, India, and the Philippines, other than Thailand in Southeast and South Asia. There are too many floating markets, but the one in Bangkok is the most popular one.

5. Mae Klong Train Market

Mae Klong Train Market
Mae Klong Train Market

If you are familiar with the video from this place online, then maybe this place is already on your destinations list. The market is onto the railway that shares the name with the market, and most edible products are sold. The merchants collect their stalls and goods after the warning sound for an approaching train. There are nearly 6 scheduled trains a day. So, beware of the train!

6. River Kwai Bridge

River Kwai Bridge
River Kwai Bridge

The bridge was made according to the order of the British commander in October 1942, during WW II. The aim was to make The Japanese jealous. There are movies and novels in the name of this bridge. Near the cemetery of the Kanchanaburi War, there also buried the people who lost their lives in the construction of the railway. Every year, people hold a festival there to commemorate the martyr of the bombing in 1944.

7. Old Phuket Town

Old Phuket Town at night
Old Phuket Town at night

This Old Town is like any other old town in Europe. There are old mansions, stores, hand-made ice cream places, different kinds of food, souvenir, and of course, temples. You wouldn’t even notice hours passing in its streets, seeing noteworthy shophouses, narrow streets, and so on.

8. Phi Phi Islands

Phi Phi Islands by Humphrey Muleba via Unsplash
Phi Phi Islands by Humphrey Muleba via Unsplash

This island group is located between the large island of Phuket and the Straits of Malacca coast of Thailand. For example, on one of the islands, there is “Monkey Beach”, there are swimming monkeys around. People visit there just to see monkeys and take pictures with them.

And you should visit “Viking Cave” which is named after the ancient drawings of Scandinavian Viking ships. As we have mentioned earlier, the country’s history goes 40 thousand years back.

9. Ayutthaya Historical Park

Ayutthaya Thailand
Ayutthaya Thailand

Ayutthaya is a city in the north of Bangkok and was the second capital of the Siamese Kingdom. Founded in 1350, Ayutthaya became the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai.

It was destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th century. Its remains, characterized by the prang (reliquary towers) and gigantic monasteries, give an idea of its past splendor.

In 1991, part of Ayutthaya Historical Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site as an excellent witness to the period of development of true national Thai art.

10. Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is known for its beautiful ancient temples, beautiful landscape, tribal villages, interesting cuisine, and colorful night markets.

If you want to immerse with the locals, you can book a cooking lesson and learn how to cook local food with the village people.

Chiang Mai is also popular for its Elephant Nature Park. These elephant care places that “keep” elephants are called “elephant sanctuaries.” There are ongoing projects and job opportunities under the name of “befriending an elephant”. People can also voluntarily work with elephants; to feed, water, cure, and play with them. Don’t worry; the place is verified as safe and ethical.

Have you been to any of these beautiful tourist attractions in Thailand, and what was your favorite experience? Let me know in the comment section below.

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