Thailand is an original country with unique architecture, amazing religious buildings, and amazingly picturesque nature. The list of attractions in Thailand is huge: ancient cities, majestic palaces, sculptures, and exotic islands.
One of the highest religious buildings in the capital of the country is called the Temple of Dawn. Wat Arun stood on the banks of the Chau Phrai River long before Bangkok became the main city of Thailand. The royal family used to live here.
The temple has a complex facade layout and is completely decorated with multicolored Chinese porcelain. The central pagoda rises 80 meters above the other structures. Anyone who can climb the rather steep steps to the top will enjoy a magnificent view of the city and the river from a height. The Temple of Dawn is worth a visit to see the statue of the Emerald Buddha.
Opening hours: 9.00-17.00, admission is about 2$.
The city, the former powerful capital of the country and the richest cultural center, amazed the imagination of European residents who came to Thailand for the first time. Ayutthaya, founded in 1350, flourished in the XIV-XVI centuries, there are many luxurious palaces and temples. Now the city is the administrative center.
After the invasion of the Burmese in 1767, who turned part of the cultural wealth into ruins, the capital was moved to Bangkok. The city is famous for mixing architectural styles of different cultures. Because of the abundance of canals, it is often compared to Venice.
National Museum in Bangkok
Located in the historical center, the museum attracts visitors with an extensive collection of antiquities, the largest in Southeast Asia. The expositions occupy several buildings built in the XVIII century. In the museum, you can see jewelry and household items, ceramics, weapons of different eras, theatrical costumes and national clothes, and musical instruments.
The museum is open from 9.00 to 16.00, you need to pay about 13$ for a ticket.
A favorite place for tourists who prefer a beach holiday in Thailand is surrounded by tropical nature. There are many objects associated with Buddhism, including majestic statues, temples, and pagodas.
On the highest peak of the island, there is an oasis of tropical greenery, called the Magical Garden of the Buddha. There are many sculptures scattered throughout the picturesque forest depicting the deity and his companions, and various spirits.
Connoisseurs of alcohol on Koh Samui should visit the rum factory. Pirates’ favorite drink is made from sugar cane growing on the island.
Floating market in Pattaya
The resort of Pattaya is famous all over the world. There are many attractions created specifically for vacationers, but the floating market is unique. By the standards of retail space, it is small, but it is arranged completely on the water.
There are hundreds of shops, shops, and cafes, massage parlors, united into four sectors. The buildings are located on stilts on both banks of the river, and the shops are also the home of merchants. Entertainment is no stranger to the market. Here you can attend boxing competitions, worship deities in the temple, or see evening performances with dances and theatrical productions.
Phang Nga Bay
Most of Phang Nga Province has been turned into a national park. The attention of travelers is attracted by the picturesque bay, along which many rocky islands are scattered. Because of the protected area, this place is very much loved by eco-tourists.
It is here that the routes of the most popular excursions in Thailand lead. The winding river flowing in the northwest of the country has gained worldwide fame thanks to a film telling about the events of the Second World War. A trip to Kwai is a great way to break away from a beach holiday for a couple of days and enjoy the diversity of nature and a real adventure. There is a cave with a Buddha statue on the river, and a floating market, you can visit the nature reserve and go rafting downstream on a bamboo raft.
It takes a lot of time to see all the sights of Thailand scattered across the vast territory of the country. Connoisseurs advise not to rush and enjoy each of them calmly, imbued with an amazing atmosphere.