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Tourist Places To Visit In Thailand
Thailand, the 50th largest country in the world, spread over an area of 198,000 sq miles, is a constitutional monarchy. The country, earlier known as Siam, was created in the year 1238. The Thai people migrated to Thailand and the surrounding geographic area from southwestern China over a span of many centuries.
With coasts on the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, Thailand has numerous beautiful beaches, a fascinating culture, and tropical climate. It is also considered a shopper’s paradise. The Buddhist country is home to numerous monasteries with architectural significance. Read on for some of the best tourist places to visit in Thailand.
The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace is a former royal place of residence, located in Bangkok. Tour the palace grounds along with the four palace buildings. The Grand Palace Hall, known as Chakri Mahaprasat, is the largest of the palace buildings. Established in 1882 by British architects, visitors can witness a mix of Italian Renaissance and traditional Thai architecture here.
Borombhiman Hall, located at the eastern end is a French inspired structure. It uses to be the residence of King Vajiravudh, from 1910 to 1925. The palace can be viewed through its iron gates.
Amarindra Hall, a palace building to the west used to be the hall of justice. It is now used for coronation ceremonies. Dusit Hall, another palace building to the west was used for royal audiences but later became the royal funerary hall.
Elephant Nature Park
The Elephant is the national animal of Thailand. Located in Chiang Mai, Elephant Nature Park is the place for all animal lovers. It is a rescue and rehabilitation center for abused, elderly, and injured Asian Elephants. All proceeds from the entry fee go towards feeding the elephants and general upkeep of the park. Do your bit for nature on this vacation and head to the Elephant Nature Park.
Have you ever had the desire to look into the eyes of a tiger and pat its furry skin? You need to visit Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai for that experience. As these tigers are hand raised, they do not pose a threat to the visitors. One of the best tourist spots to visit in Thailand for sure.
Chiang Rai White Temple
The White Temple, also known as Wat Rong Khun is a Buddhist temple designed and built by Ajarn Chalermchai Kositpipat. The temple is located 20 minutes away from south of Chiang Rai. The design of the temple is different from traditional Buddhist temples in Thailand. The entry fee to this temple is around 30 baht.
Phang Nga Bay
Phang Nga Bay, made famous by the Leonardo Di Caprio starrer 'The Beach', is famous for the emerald waters, the limestone rock formations, and the ideal year-round swimming conditions. It is located between Phuket and the Malay peninsula of southern Thailand. Taking a boat ride here is a must.
Located on the outskirts of Bangkok, the Safari Park is around 8 km long. Drive through the park takes 45 minutes. And here's reason for that. With enough theme venues that will take you at least a couple of days to explore, the destination is ideal for both children and adults. Also, catch the sea lion show, elephant show, dolphin show and the Star Wars show while you are here. There's also Marine Park nearby offering a similar experience and some more options.