What to see? | Thailand

 

Bangkok

It is one of the most exciting cities in the world, despite all the inconveniences that may have a great city like this. Bangkok is located east of the Chao Phraya River and despite its size, there are a number of places to find silence. Although the city has more than 400 wats (temple-monasteries), but we cannot miss the Wat Phra Kaew, Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Wat Traimit or Golden Buddha Temple, an impressive image of three meters high and five and a half tons of this metal. The Jim Thompson House, the employer of silk, is a great example of traditional Thai architecture. Other attractions include the Wat Sai floating market in Thonburi, the boat rides on the extensive network of canals (klongs) and the famous Oriental Hotel. In Bangkok you can enjoy traditional dances, visit the go-go bars of Patpong, or shopping at night markets in Pratunam.

 

Chachoengsao

City located at the east of Bangkok, which houses one of the most sacred Buddha images of Thailand, Phra Phuttha Sothon, which is located at Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan.

 

Nakhon Pathom, the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and Rose Garden

Nakhon Pathom is the oldest city in Thailand, where Buddhism remains a building called Phra Pathom Chedi, which is considered the highest in the world. In the vicinity of this city is the famous Rose Garden, where you can also enjoy traditional Thai dances. It's really interesting to go very early to the floating market of Damnoen Saduak and see the trade between the people who go hither and thither in their boats.

 

Ayuthaya

Today is a city whose ruins remain, was for more than 4 centuries, the nation's capital. The ruins of the temples dates from the most flourishing period of Thai history between the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. The city housed a million people in the late seventeenth century. It is part of World Heritage. Some of the remains found include the Wat Phra Si Sanphet, XIV century, the largest of its time Ayuthaya, Wat Phra Meru, in the form of strength; the Wat Phra Chao Choeng Phanan was probably built before it became capital.

 

Sukhotai

It is one of the ancient cities that raised the Khmer empire during the thirteenth century, before Ayuthaya were to become the nation's capital. The ruins of the first capital of the country are better preserved than those of Ayuthaya. Within the old city walls are still preserved 21 historic buildings and another 70 outside them. The crown jewel of this place is the Wat Mahatat, one of the best preserved and the Sukhothai style, but really there are many examples to visit.

 

Phanom Rung Historical Park in Prasat Hin Khao

The Khmer temple complex at Phanom Rung is the monument belongs to the largest and best restored of this culture in Thailand. It was built between the tenth and thirteenth centuries. The monument is located in an extinct volcano. It is closely associated with the temples of Angkor in Cambodia.

 

Chian Mai

It is Thailand's second city and gateway to the north. This is a very old city with more than 750 years of history. Still retains the moat that surrounded the original city. There are a hundred temples, among which include the Wat Chiang Man, which houses the Buddha crystal having a length of 1,800 years, the Wat Phra Singh, built in the style of northern Thailand, and Wat Chedi Luang, partially collapsed. One of the holiest wats in Thailand is Doi Suthep, located west of the city, forming a spectacular landscape, providing beautiful views of the city. Chiang Mai is a good place to visit some of the hill tribes. We also find the Night Bazaar, where you can stroll and shop.

 

Chiang Rai

The main appeal of this place is the fact that the main access to the Golden Triangle, where are the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos along the Mekong River. It's another place to visit some of the hill tribes.

 

Thaleh Ban National Park

Thaleh is a National Park next to the Malaysian border, which houses one of the best preserved forest areas of Southeast Asia. In its mountainous terrain, there are caves, waterfalls, limestone cliffs, lakes, and animals such as gibbons and macaques, as well as many rare species of birds.

 

Ko Samui

Beautiful island covered with coconut plantations and beaches surrounded by palm trees. The most popular beaches are Hat Chaweng and Hat Lamai, in both you can enjoy a swim. On the north coast there are good beaches.

 

Phuket

This island lies in the Andaman Sea and is the largest. It is known as the Pearl of the South. The island has beautiful rocky and sandy beaches, tropical vegetation, stone cliffs and wooded hills. Home to a number of resorts and the most important are Patong, Karon and Kata. From Phuket we can go to Phi Phi Island Phang-Nga, or even to visit James Bond Island in the center of the National Marine Park of Ao Phang-Nga.

 

Sirinat Marine National Park

Sirinat Marine National Park includes Nai Thon, Nai Yang and Mai Khao beaches. In total 22 km. of coastline that makes this national park. There is a very important barrier reef.