Top 5 places to visit in Thailand

From bustling cities, to relaxing beaches, serene temples and breathtaking scenery, Thailand has it all. Do not miss out on the top 5 places to visit, read the guide and get inspired!

 

  1. Bangkok: Wat Pho and Chatuchak Weekend Market

 

The highlight of the temple compound Wat Pho is Bangkok´s biggest, reclining Buddha, towering impressively on the grounds. The compound can boast with the county´s largest collection of Buddha images, and is Thailand´s headquarter for teaching and preserving traditional Thai medicine.

 

The Chatuchak Weekend Market is one of the world´s largest markets and it is well-worth dedicating a whole day to exploring the stalls. The market is a must-visit place for visits, offering a range of goods from sneakers to food, from antiques to décor.

 

  1. Krabi: Railay

 

Krabi has just about everything you can want from a vacation in Thailand, from serene beaches to more adventurous activities. Krabi and Railay are both must-visit places for everyone wanting to experience a tropical paradise, and is often considered one of the top 5 places to visit in Thailand.

 

The island Railay is only accessible by boat, and offers a serene atmosphere in strikingly beautiful surroundings. The limestone crags towers over the golden sand and calm waters, being both heaven for climbers and eye-candy for sunbathers.

 

  1. Chiang Mai

 

The Nothern capital of Thailand is one of the top 5 places to visit, and the city Chiang Mai retains a laid-back atmosphere despite all the activities and sights it offers. The famous Night Bazaar is filled with both antiques and the usual souvenirs, and is one of the most popular places to visit in Chiang Mai.

 

Other sights this must-visit city offers is the National Museum and Botanic Garden, where you can admire Thai orchids and explore local culture. Within the city center, tourist explore the ancient walls, embracing over 30 temples.

 

  1. Ayutthaya Historical Park

 

About one-hour drive from Bangkok, the World Heritage-listed, historical park of Ayutthaya is found. The archaeological park offers freedom to explorers, who are welcome to wonder around the remains of what was once the second capital of Siam (Thailand) from the years 1350 to 1767.

 

The city was destroyed and burned by the Burmese, and the surviving structure was burried underground. Some of the most striking structures are Wat Phra Ram Temple and Wat Chaiwatthanaram monastery, and the gigantic Buddha behind Mahathat Temple.

 

  1. Chiang Rai White Temple

 

The striking, ornate Buddhist white temple, built by Thai artist, Ajarn Chalermchai Kositpipat, has become one of the top places to visit in Thailand. The temple is found 20 min drive from Chiang Rai, and the design of the unusual temple is visibly different from the traditional style of temple architecture.

 

The artist wanted to create visual representation of what he perceives to be obstacles to the path of enlightenment. Not only a place for worship, this temple is a provoking yet beautiful work of art. No wonder this site is one of the most visited attractions in the area.

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