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Visiting Thailand? Here Are Some Things You Can See And Do

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Things You Can See And Do in Thailand

Wanting to go to a place not far from the concrete jungles but near the natural ones too? Thailand is the place for you. There are many tourist attractions in Thailand, including many lustrous forests, calm blue waters, sacred Buddhist places, lively markets, and white beaches. The temples and pagodas are gems for tourism and lately the tourism industry of Thailand has been booming. There are many islands and markets that are flocked by tourists, all filled with adventures and thrills. Here are some places that you can visit and places that you can see in Thailand:

1. Phang Nga Bay

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Phang Nga Bay is one of the most serene places in Thailand. It is surrounded by Phuket, Phang Nga, and Krabi, and is an angelic and seductive site to see. Once there, all you would wish for is to dive into the emerald green waters. Scenes from a James Bond movie, The Man with the Golden Gun, were shot at an island called the Khao Phing Kan, which has become a major tourist attraction. Popular activities include kayaking in the limestone caves and exploring the clastic rock ceilings.

2. Grand Palace, Bangkok

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Visiting Thailand without going to the Grand Palace in Bangkok is like visiting New York City and not going to the Empire State Building. It is one of the most popular landmarks in the country and the sunset illuminates the golden pagodas with its diffused light, making it look like a scene straight out of a fairy tale. It is located on the banks of river Chao Phraya and offers a picturesque setting, perfect for a photoshoot.

3. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Ratchaburi Province

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Combined with its utter confusion and unique and colorful ambiance, the Damnoen Saduak Floating market is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Thailand. The best way to explore this market is to hire a boat and navigate among the shouts of the sellers wearing their traditional mo hom shirts and straw hats. From delicious street foods, to traditional clothing and handmade ornaments, everything is sold in this market.

4. Ko Phi Phi, Krabi Province

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With its tranquil waters, the island is a perfect place to go for a swim, or sunbathe on the white sand beaches, or dive amongst the colorful underwater life. It is one of the top listed places to visit among the lovers of the beaches around the world. There are a lot of activities that tourists can indulge into, like snorkeling, scuba diving, or kayaking. It is always crowded with locals and tourists, and is famous for its rich coral life and picturesque white beaches.

5. Erawan National Park, Kanchanaburi Province

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One of the most interesting places to visit in Thailand, the Erawan National Park is surrounded on all sides by mixed deciduous forests. The waterfall, Erawan, named after the three-headed mythical white elephant, is situated in the eastern side of the park. There are numerous caves to explore and paths to trek in the Erawan National Park.

6. Railay, Krabi Province

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Railay is one of the most widely visited places by the tourists. It has many sites which are both picturesque and viable for rock climbing. It is the perfect place for adventure enthusiasts and also offers many other activities such as snorkeling and diving. There are numerous caves on the island that one can explore.

7. Koh Samui

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Often packed by tourists during the summer, Koh Samui is another exciting destination in Thailand. Apart from the relaxing beaches, the most popular activity is flyboarding. You can dive into the sea or take flight to the skies on the flyboard that is connected via a hose to the water boat.

8. Bangkok

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The capital city of Thailand, Bangkok offers a lot of things for tourists. There is the famous Thai nightlife and the even more famous Thai massages, which are a couple of the main reasons why the tourists flock in the country. There are many massage parlours all around the capital city which offer you the most authentic experience. Some people upgrade to the Massage by the Blind, saying that the blind are more connected to the massaging experience and more in tune with the body. All in all, you can relax and find yourself in the capital city.

9. Ayutthaya Historical Park, Ayutthaya

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This Historical Park has on display the ruins of one of the largest cities in the world. A section of the site is under the protection of UNESCO in order to preserve it for its displays of Thai culture and tradition. The most famous place that is under the secured attractions is the Wat Mahathat, the main attraction being the head of Buddha that protrudes from the branches of a tree. It is one of the most photographed sites in the whole park. Visitors can experience a wide-range of Thai architectural styles.

10. Similan Islands, Phang Nga Province

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The Similan Islands are a group of nine upwellings that were formed by hot magma. They are located off the coast of Phang Nga Province in Southern Thailand. Popular activities on the islands include diving and island hopping. The coral reefs and the underwater rock formations around the island are a beauty to look at.

11. Khao Sok National Park, Surat Thani Province

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The rainiest place in Thailand, one can immerse themselves into the natural beauty of the Khao Sok National Park. The National Park is home to one of the largest expanses of virgin forests in the world. The misty mountains and the thick forests would make you feel like you have been transported to a whole new world that is still far from civilization.

12. Sukhothai Historical Park, Sukhothai

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Sukhothai Historical Park is one of the world’s most fascinating heritage sites. Located in Northern Thailand, the Sukhothai National Park has the ruins of the Sukhothai Kingdom from the 13th and the 14th century. There are remains of temples, palaces, statues, and large lakes that tourists can visit apart from the museum where you can learn about the Sukhothai culture.

13. Chiang Rai White Temple, Chiang Rai

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Truly one of the world’s most marvellous architectural designs, the Chiang Rai White Temple looks like a frozen structure at first glance. The theme of the design of the temple is to symbolize life and death.

14. Long Neck Villages, Thailand

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Located on the western borders of the country, a visit to the tribal villages is a must for any tourist. The women in the villages wear circular brass rings around their necks, the weight of which makes their shoulders droop and their necks to seem elongated. The women have been wearing these rings for generations as it is believed to protect their necks in case of a tiger attack. Tourists can buy handmade souvenirs, take pictures with the tribals, and interact with them.

15. The Thai-Burma Railway

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Once believed to be the death train, the Thai-Burma railway line was popularly used during the second world war to transport supplies, weapons, and soldiers. Today, it goes on the same path and is a tourist hotspot as it takes them through the history of the Thai-Burma Railway and its role in the war.

16. Haad Rin Beach Party, Koh Phangan Island

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Every full moon night, at the beach in Koh Phangan Island, Haad Rin’s full moon party is in full swing. Tourists can relax and dance to the tunes which have quite a wide range, from reggae to trance, from drums to bass.

17. Chatuchak Weekend Market

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Chatuchak Weekend Market is the largest market of its kind and perhaps the largest market in the world. About 8000 stalls display the various items that are sold in the market, from antiques to clothing to furniture. It attracts visitors in large numbers, nearly 2,00,000 of them visiting the market every day.

18. Chiang Mai Night Bazaar

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The Chiang Mai Night Bazaar is a paradise for any avid shopper in the world. The market has a number of alleys, all filled with stalls containing imported products, handicrafts, clothing, and art. You can find any brand in this market, although there is no guarantee that it would be an original or a fake. You will also find restaurants inside the complex along with Starbucks, McDonald’s, and Burger King.

19. Elephant Nature Park

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The Elephant National Park is located in the Chiang Mai Province. When in Thailand, you can visit the park and volunteer to feed, bathe, and rehabilitate the elephants. Volunteering at the park is sure to make you feel at peace too.

20. Khon Performance

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The Khon Performance is famous all over the world. A unique style of theatre, you can witness the dances that are based on the Hindu epic Ramayana. It is filled with vibrant colors and colorful masks and is choreographed to perfection.

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