- The Grand Palace
The city that every traveler to Thailand should visit is likely Bangkok. Visitors should start their exploration of the city’s capital, Bangkok, at the Royal Palace, which is the most important landmark. The Royal Palace has developed into one of Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations thanks to its distinctive architecture and historical significance.
The Royal Palace is divided into 3 areas: the Royal Palace, the Royal Office and the temples. The typical architecture of this place is golden towers, curved roofs, and pointed peaks. At sunset, the whole palace seemed to shine, sparkling in the sky of the city. Not only beautiful and impressive, exploring the Royal Palace also helps visitors gain a fair amount of historical knowledge.
- Open daily from 08:30 a.m – 15:30 p.m
- Address: Na Phra Lan Road, Old City (Rattanakosin)
- Ticket: 500 baht/person (This ticket includes entrance ticket to Vimanmek Palace).
- Bangkok Shopping District
Bangkok is famous as the best shopping paradise in Southeast Asia. If visitors still wonder where to go to Thailand, just visit the shopping places in Bangkok. Bangkok shopping areas not only have a variety of goods, but also have unique architecture and attractive dining and coffee areas.
Four major commercial centers in Siam area include Siam Center – Siam Discovery – Siam Paragon – Siam Square One. Besides, visitors should also visit MBK, Central World, Gaysorn, Terminal 21 or Pantip Plaza.
- Khao Sok National Park
Located in Southern Thailand, Khao Sok National Park is situated on the mainland between Phuket, Krabi, Khao Lak and Koh Samui. The national park owns the oldest evergreen rainforest in the World with massive limestone mountains standing tall up in the air, deep valleys, magnificent lakes, mysterious caves and wild animals.
A part of the Khao Sok National Park is tropical evergreen forest and tropical rainforest. There are around 200 different floral species per hectare in Khao Sok. Compared to forests in Europe and North America where there are only 10 tree species per hectare, this number makes Khao Sok one of the most bio-diverse areas.
The national park is home to many beautiful, impressive and truly amazing animals. There are 48 mammal species, 311 bird species and more than 30 species of bats and numberless reptiles and insects in this Khao Sok’s animal kingdom. Take your opportunity to discover this diverse fauna.
With 200 THB (~6 USD) of the entrance ticket, you can freely discover the Khao Sok National Park by trekking, camping or hiking with many incredible walking paths.
- Tropical islands
Thailand is famous for its millions of beautiful tropical islands. Some of them are packed with people while others have nothing but trees. You will have endless choices of tropical islands in Thailand.
Here are some recommended islands that you might have heard: Phuket, Ko Phi Phi, the Similan Islands, Ko Samui, Ko Tao, Ko Chang, Ko Lanta, Ko Jum, Koh Lipe, Ko Samet, Ko Taruato.
Phuket is one of the must-visit destinations in Thailand. This is the biggest island in this country. That is why some parts of it are overdeveloped with flocks of tourists. Besides, Phuket has more than 30 beaches to offer good sunbathing, swimming and diving. As a result, this is the World’s top beach destinations with fine white sands, big palm trees, glittering seas and lively towns.
The most popular destinations in Phuket are Promthep Cape, Phuket Old Town, Racha Island, Patong Beach and Big Budha.
Ko Phi Phi
Ko Phi Phi was destroyed by a brutal tsunami in 2004. Now, it has been rebuilt and become more attractive than ever.
The beauty of Ko Phi Phi simply can’t be resisted. Here is a list of things you can explore on this island: go diving and sunbathing at the famous Maya Bay, getting to know the naughty monkeys on the Monkey beach, enjoying the restless nightlife.
This semi-off the map island is located in Southern Thailand. This beautiful island has the best seafood of all with the friendly locals keeping you company whenever you feel lonely. The water is warm and perfect for daily swim. This L-shaped island is situated on the outskirts of the Tarutao National Marine Park.
The three main beaches of Koh Lipe are Sunset Beach, Sunrise Beach and Pattaya Beach. The island is famous for snorkelling and scuba diving. The coral reefs of Ko Lipe are easy to reach as well. Koh Lipe has been through rapid development to satisfy the demand of tourism.
- Floating markets in Bangkok
Floating markets are great attractions in Bangkok. Any Thailand travellers has visited a floating market at least one time during their trip. What is special about the floating markets is the chaos, flavours, colors and atmosphere of this common space. Imagine how refreshing it is to buy some fruits from a passing boat.
Some of the famous floating markets are Damnoen Saduak, Taling Chan Weekend Floating Market, Amphawa Floating Market, Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market.