7 attractive destinations in Thailand for this holiday season
The capital of Thailand is the largest city in the country. Bangkok is famous for its tall buildings, magnificent palaces, ancient temples, large commercial centers, bustling traditional floating markets. Come to Bangkok, do not forget to visit the sacred Wat Phra Kaew temple located in the Royal Palace of Thailand, where is home to Emerald Buddha statue - the most revered statue in Thailand.
In addition, the destination you can not ignore is Khao San Road, famous tourist district. Khao San is a great place for you to explore the nightlife, go shopping and enjoy attractive food at affordable prices in the capital of the Golden Pagoda.
Founded in 1350, Ayuthaya is located in the Chao Phraya River Valley, the capital of the mighty Ayuthaya kingdom that existed from 1351 to 1767. Once honored as the most magnificent city on earth, the brilliant Ayuthaya with three palaces and over 400 gilded temples.
In 1767, the Burmese attacked and conquered Ayuthaya but the capital moved to Bangkok. The ruins of Ayuthaya are now one of the main attractions with visitors to Thailand. Ayuthaya Historical Park, only 80 km north of Bangkok, can be easily reached by boat, bus, or taxi.
As one of the most beautiful beaches in the country, Railay (Krabi province) owns pristine white sand, clear blue water, and beautiful scenery.
Railay is also a popular climbing point, attracting adventurous travelers from all over the world. Here, visitors experience the challenge of limestone cliffs.
Surrounded by the northern mountains of Thailand, peaceful Chiang Mai is the favorite destination of passionate travelers exploring the natural landscape and exploring the mountain tribes culture. Not only that, but Chiang Mai is also a great cultural city where traditional and modern Thai architecture coexists.
Walking around the historic center of Chiang Mai, you explore the ancient walls and dozens of Buddhist temples. In particular, Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep is the most sacred and famous temple, located on the top of Doi Suthep mountain with a wide view towards the city.
Chiang Rai is a paradise of green tourism with more scenic wilderness, milder weather and somewhat quieter than Chiang Mai. Thailand's northernmost city is home to many of the city's majestic historical sites, as well as the main trading center of the Golden Triangle, a landmark known for its border with Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar.
One of the most prominent landmarks in Chiang Rai is the Wat Rong Khun (White Pagoda). The most beautiful temple in the world is built entirely from glass and plaster. Wat Rong Khun perfectly combines ancient Thai architecture with surreal style.
Another interesting destination you can choose for your New Year's Eve holiday is Pattaya Beach. Located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, about 165 km from Bangkok, Pattaya is one of the largest tourist centers in Thailand.
To Pattaya, you can visit the elephant village, Tiffany's Show, floating market, Pattaya Beach, Koh Larn coral atoll or famous walking street or Khao Phra Tamnak temple.
Phuket Resort is also an ideal destination for you. Not only does it own the scenic beauty, but it also meets the needs of relaxation or exploration of tourists.
You can take a boat to explore the beautiful limestone islands in Phang Nga Bay, visit the giant Buddha statue 45 meters high on the top of Nakkerd Hill or buy a day tour to nearby small islands such as Koh Phi Phi or Coral.
By: Roxana Edwards