Top Tourist Places to Visit in Thailand, Asia
Thailand is formally called as Kingdom of Thailand and it is a nation situated at the middle of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia and it as number of islands. Thailand covers total area of 513,120 Sq Kms and coasts of Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand and it is divided into five geographic regions by name Northern, Isaan, Central, Eastern and Southern Thailand and one of the renowned tourist destinations in the world. Economy of Thailand depends on Agriculture, Industries, Fishing, Tourism and import and export and there are numerous educational institutions and healthcare facilities available in Thailand.
Thailand is bounded by Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Malaysia and Singapore and coordinates of Thailand is 13.9202° N, 101.0168° E.
History of Thailand:
Thailand was established by the Thai Kingdom in the year 1238 and prospered in 14th century under the rule of King Ramkhamhaeng and later it was captured by Ayutthaya Kingdom and northern part of Thailand was ruled by Lanna Kingdom.
In the year 1767, kingdom of Ayutthaya was destroyed by the Burmese Kingdom and the king Taksin established the new capital at Thonburi and later moved their kingdom to the present capital Bangkok by King Rama I.
Thailand is the only country which was not colonized by foreign rule and during the Second World War; Japan captured the rest of the Southeast Asia except Thailand.
Food and Culture of Thailand:
Thailand serves wide range of Thai cuisines and most of the tourists visit Thailand for the delicious cuisines and some of the renowned cuisines of Thailand are Khao phat, Khao niao, Phat Thai, Kuai tiao ruea, Tom kha kai, Kaeng som, Ka-phrao kai, Khao niao ma-muang and Yam ponlamai. Culture of Thailand is influenced from India, Lao, Burma, Cambodia and China but Thai Buddhism is followed in the Thailand and follows various culture and traditions.
Tourism in Thailand:
Thailand is identified for its cuisines among the neighboring counties and it is visited by number of tourists around the world, Thailand is hub for temples, mountains, valleys, beaches, islands, waterfalls, springs and various other destinations. Thailand provides breathtaking views of the nature and plenty of greenery is bounded by several provinces in Thailand and most of southern provinces are bounded by Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand which makes these regions must see places in Thailand. Thailand offers various aquatic activities to tourists and many islands have numerous coral reefs and scuba diving facilities.
Places to visit in Thailand:
- Fossil Shell Beach
- Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Historical Park
- Grand Palace
- Wang Lang Palace
- Grand Palace
- Emerald Buddha
- Tham Khao Luang
- Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Centre
- Namtok Khun Kon Forest Park
- Wat Phra That Pha Ngao
- Phra Phutthasihing Shrine
- Wat Hat Yai Nai
- Klai Kangwon Palace
- The Mu Ko Chang National Park
- Sea-Gypsy Village
- Chinese Temple
- Thot Pha Pa Klang Nam
- Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks
- Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu
- Archaeological Site At Ban Prasat
Things to do in Thailand:
- Elephant camps and trekking
- Traditional Boat Trip
- Speed Boat Excursions
- Fire Spinning
- Mountain Biking
- Miss Boonlua Memorial
- Sailing and Cruising
- Sailing and Yachting
Best Time to Visit Thailand:
Thailand weather is hot and humid throughout the year, summer season starts from March to June, rainy season starts from July to October and winter season is from November to February. North part of Thailand can be visited during the summer season and south part of Thailand can be visited in winter season.
How to Reach Thailand?
Almost all the provinces in Thailand is served by Airport and there are total 60 airports in the country and the airports serves with domestic and international flights to various cities in the world.
Railway network is maintained by the State Railway of Thailand and this railway line is connected to all most all the provinces in Thailand but most of the trains are slow and some time it may delay but it is the safe way to travel between the provinces.
To get around the South part of province from Bangkok, tourists can hire plenty of ferry services to various sites in Thailand and one of the famed boats in Thailand is long tail boat which is commonly use in all the islands.
To get around the country tourists have various transportation facilities like bus, songthaew, tuk-tuk, taxi, motorbike, rental car, shared taxi and minivan.
Where to Stay in Thailand?
Thailand is one of the renowned tourist destinations in Southeast Asia and tourists from all over the world visit this country and all kinds of staying facilities are available in Thailand to all the types of tourists and hotels in Thailand cost from $ 7 to $ 1,000 and above per night. Some of the renowned hotels in Thailand are as follows:
- Aonang Ayodhaya Beach Resort
- Niramaya Villa & Wellness Resort
- Prince Palace Hotel
- Grand Millennium Sukhumvit
- President Palace Hotel
- Jasmine Resort Sriracha
- Grand Marina Residence Hotel
- Chivapuri Beach Resort
- Sea View Resort & Spa Koh Chang
- Chang Buri Resort and Spa
- Chaweng Regent Beach Resort
- Best Western Samui Bayview Resort
- Rayong Chalet Resort
- Rayong Lanna Hotel