Top 5 Thailand Highlights

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Thailand Outstanding Nature

Almost two thousand miles of coastline in the south of the country, on the Gulf of Thailand and close islands truly make this country attractive for tourism. There are famous tourism centers like Pattaya, Hua Hin, Krabi, Phi Phi islands and Phuket Island, in the west of the peninsula, with many beaches and stunning scenery.

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Famous Koh Samui, also known as the island of the coconut trees, lays 700km South of Bangkok. With outrageous beaches, you can watch a fight between buffalos and monkeys.

Finally, in the vast plateau northwest of the country, the greatest claim would be jungle forests, with their corresponding wildlife, well taken care of after becoming National Parks.

Buddhism Centres in Thailand

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Cultural resources by the ancient civilization of the kingdom of Siam, which has an unquantifiable number of Buddhist buildings, spread throughout the cities and all over the territory. Ayutthaya, the former capital of the Siamese kingdom with forts and several temples like those of Lapburi, Sukhothai, and Lampang, deserves a special mention.

Bustling Thailand Cities

Bangkok has seen a big transformation in the last decades.

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When you have had enough with modern buildings, it’s possible to visit ancient gems like the Royal Palace and the pagoda ( the largest in the country) of the Sleeping Buddha ( Wat Po ), the Pagoda of Golden Buddha, the Emerald Buddha and the temple of Dawn ( Wat Arun ) which allows a perfect panoramic view of the entire city. Also, the sumptuous palace of Suan Phakkat is famous for its lacquer pavilion. The big majority of long-haul flights from Europe or America flight to this city and sometimes it’s possible to score pretty good deals.

Ancient Capital of Thailand

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Chiang Mai, the old capital city, is located between the high mountains in the North of the country. Enjoying better weather all year round, temples as Wat Phra clearly stand out. Actually, there are about three hundred temples such as Wat Phra Sing ( or temple of Lord Lion ) and Wat Chedi Luang.

A three-hour drive away there’s Pai, where you can also enjoy kung fu and meditation retreats.

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Unique Thai culture

Last but not least, Thailand’s folklore and traditions would be a great highlight on its own. Thai dances, floating markets, affordable massages, ethnic groups like “giraffe women” in the isolated area of Mae Hong Son and delicious cuisine will leave you speechless!

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Are we missing something? Let us know in the comments below 🙂

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  1. Backpack ME (@piggybackrideAZ)

    I would definitely include FOOD as one of the highlights in Thailand.
    Delicious, almost omnipresent and so affordable!

  2. Jenna@Webjet

    Love every single on of this Thailand highlights…makes us wish we could jump on a plane right now and go ourselves! We may or may not be having a sweepstakes soon with Thailand as a destination so we may or may not have to recommend this post for the winner to visit these places…shhhhhh though, sweepstakes may or may not be a surprise 😉

  3. Eva - Una idea, un viaje

    Mmmm, I’m just going to the capital and then north, to Chiang Mai – Chiang Rai districts, but my idea is riding through the border of Myanmar. I’ve read that this back door to get to Chiang Rai from Chiang Mai is really cool, cause it’s not as touristic as the rest of the area plus you can get to see and contact the hills tribes. I’ll let you know once we’re back 🙂

    • Inma

      Wow, that sounds amazing! Let us know how it goes 🙂 And if there are any price alerts to travel there from our beloved Galicia! That’d be awesome too !

  4. Elizabeth

    Another highlight on a trip to Thailand is heading north to ‘The Bridge Over the Kwai’ – from here you can head into the jungle and spend an evening staying in the floating jungle lodges. An amazing experience seeing how tribes can live self sufficiently in the jungle.


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