Top 10 Most Beautiful Places in Thailand To Visit
Thailand is the most popular tourist destination in Southeast Asia because you will find some of the best luxury hotels in the world, great food, thick jungle, cheap beach front bungalows and crystal blue beaches. Thailand is a country with a fascinating history, beautiful scenery and religious Buddhist culture that attracted the tourists from all over the world.
Following are the top 10 Tourist Attractions in Thailand
10. Ko Tarutao
Ko Tarutao Island is the largest island of Tarutao National Marine Park in Satun Province of Thailand (close to Malaysia border). Ko Tarutao is one of the most unspoiled islands in Andaman Sea and in all of Thailand. Ko Tarutao Island is 11 kilometer wide and 26 kilometer long. Between 1938 and 1948, more than 3000 Thai criminals and political prisoners were held here and more that, During World War II, medical and food supplies from the mainland were depleted and many prisoners died from malaria and that’s why Ko Tarutao is a place of historical importance.
Ayutthaya city was founded by King U Thong (as the second capital of Siam after Sukhothai) in 1350. Ayutthaya is located in the valley of the Chao Phraya River. Ayutthaya city is the capital of Ayutthaya province in Thailand. In 1767 the city was destroyed by the Burmese army, resulting in the collapse of the kingdom and modern Ayutthaya was re-founded a few kilometers to the east.
8. Ko Chang
Ko Chang is located on the Gulf of Thailand’s eastern seaboard, 310 kilometer from Bangkok and near to the border with Cambodia. Ko Chang is the country’s 3rd largest island, after Phuket and Ko Samui, and more that, Ko Chang is the largest island in the Mu Ko Chang National Park archipelago. The island has an area of approximately 217 square kilometers. Ko Chang Island is known for thriving coral reefs, rainforests, and several waterfalls.
7. Grand Palace
Grand Palace is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. In 1782, the palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam. In 6 May 1782, the construction was start on the order of King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke. Chakri Dynasty was the founder of Grand Palace. The Grand Palace is surrounded by four walls .In shape, the Grand palace complex is roughly rectangular. Grand Palace has a combined area of 2,351,000 sq ft. The Grand Palace is divided into 4 main courts (separated by numerous walls and gates) the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the Inner Court, the Middle Court and the Outer Court.
6. Similan Islands
Similan Islands is a national park which was established in 1982. Similan Islands is a group of islands in the Andaman Sea off the coast of, and part of, Phang Nga Province, southern Thailand. The park is an archipelago consisting of nine islands named Ko Bayu, Ko Bon, Ko Payu, Ko Similan, Ko Miang, Ko Huyong, Ko Payang, and Ko Payan and more that recently, park was expanded to include 2 secluded islands named Ko Tachai and Ko Bon.
5. Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
Chaing Mai is popular as Night Bazaar and located in the heart of the city of Thailand. You can easily buy toys, clothes, CDs and DVDs and high expensive item such as jewelry. Chaing Mai Night Bazaar is one of the top Thailand attractions locations and that’s why thousand of international tourists were visited to Chaing Mai Night Bazaar from all around the world.
Railay is a small peninsula located between the Ao Nang (city) and Krabi (city) in Thailand. Railay is only reachable by boat due to the high limestone cliffs cutting off mainland access. Railay is the best and most popular locating for rock climber and that’s why in every year a numbers of rock climber were come here for rock climbing. In December 26 2004, Railay beach was not severely affected by the tsunami.
3. Phang Nga Bay
Phang Nga Bay is one of the best and most tourist attraction location in Thailand. Phang Nga Bay is a 400 km² bay in the Strait of Malacca between the island of Phuket and the mainland of the Malay peninsula of southern Thailand. On 14 August 2002, Phang Nga Bay Marine National Park was declared a protected Ramsar Site of international ecological significance.
2. Koh Tao
Koh Tao covers an area of about 21 km². Koh Tao is an island in Thailand. The island is well known for snorkeling and scuba diving, as well as rock climbing, bouldering and hiking. Train services are available from Bangkok (Capital of Thailand) down to Chumphon (town in Thailand) where travelers can then catch a ferry (boat or ship).
1. Ko Phi Phi
Ko Phi Phi is the largest island of the group. Phi Phi Don was initially populated by Muslim fishermen during the late 1940s, and later became a coconut plantation. The islands came to worldwide distinction when Ko Phi Phi Leh was used as a site for British-American film (The Beach). The islands are surrounded by the Andaman Sea. In December 2004, Ko Phi Phi was devastated by the Indian Ocean Tsunami. The nearest airports are at Phuket, Trang and Krabi. Airports have direct boat and road connections.