Boats at sea against the rocks in Thailand
Incredible Spots To Visit When Traveling To Thailand
Incredible Spots To Visit When Traveling To Thailand
This UNESCO World Heritage site, officially Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, is the incredible ruins of what was, many centuries ago, the capital of the Kingdom of Siam.
Founded in the mid-1300s, Ayutthaya was a thriving center for 400 years before the Burmese army destroyed it in 1767. Visitors today can still get a sense of its grandeur.
Day or night, there is always something to do in the capital, with sizzling street food, stunning temples, shopping, and inexpensive and extensive public transportation.
Temples like Wat Arun Ratchawararam, Wat Pho, and Wat Benchamabophit will have visitors gazing in awe at the gilded spires and steep rooflines.
Temples are among the highlights of this city — the 14th-century Wat Phra Sing and its large Buddha idol are among the most revered.
Chiang Mai
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep's main pagoda temple has statues of serpents visible on the sides and breathtaking views of Chiang Mai and its beautiful surrounding countryside.
Thapae Walking Street, a vast Sunday evening market, has crafts and clothing. Try the regional Lanna cuisine, which uses more herbs and less coconut milk than foods further south.
This serene city has heritage, mountains, and beautiful natural scenery. Wat Rong Khun is a spellbinding white temple, a color representing the purity of Buddha.
Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai has fantastic trails for countryside hiking and options for arranging trips to visit the mountain communities around the city.
This transportation hub has excellent markets, a large university, and a fascinating mix of cultural influences. For fantastic city views, ride a cable car to the hills.
Hat Yai
Hat Yai's most appealing religious structures are the Songkhla Central Mosque and the 100-foot-long reclining Buddha statue at Wat Hat Yai Nai.