Thailand is a beautiful country. Its attractions are famous all over the world and are repeatedly made to appear in modern fiction, used as movie backdrops and shown in various TV documentaries. Besides being popularly shown on various media, seeing the attractive places in person still leaves unforgettable experiences even to hard-core travelers. Allow yourself to be charmed by the unspoiled beauty of the country, from Chiang Mai in the north to the very rich and luxuriant Krabi Province in the south.
Here are the top ten things to do in Thailand on your spa holidays
1. Visit a UNESCO Heritage Site, Khao Yai National Park, the second largest and among the most popularly visited parks in Thailand. It is blessed with fertile valleys, beautiful waterfalls, mountainous landscape and a rich variety of flora and fauna.
2. Have a trip to Wat Arun or the Temple of Dawn. When King Taksin fought the Burmese Army that was besieging the Ayutthaya, he found his way out and arrived at the Wat Arun Temple at the break of dawn, hence the name. After it has been renovated, a new name, Wat Chaeng, was given to it.
3. Experience paradise by visiting the country’s Railay Beach in Krabi Province. This destination is a must-include in every itinerary. This place can be accessed only by boat, so there are no roads and no traffic hassles; an ideal place to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
4. Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai is a regal mountain that provides amazing views of the city of Chiang Mai and the adjacent countryside. The Doi Suthep is home to the vacation home of Thailand’s Royal Family, the Bhubing Palace.
5. Have an ultimate tropical getaway to Phi Phi Islands in Krabi Province. Enjoy its stunning rock formations, beautiful beaches and picturesque, refreshing waters swarming with marine life. Besides the lovely shores, you can also party all night, as the village turns into a party central, as soon as the sun sets.
6. Procure your fruits and vegetables readily cook food from the colorful Floating Market in Bangkok. These markets are omnipresent in travel boards and tour guide photos, making it a familiar sight to all travelers.
7. Visit the Golden Triangle, the point at which Laos, Burma/Myanmar and Thailand meet. Stand on the Thailand River or if you want a closer look, you can hire a boat. You will see all the signage that will tell you that it is really the world’s Golden Triangle.
8. Make a trip to one of the world’s unique sites, the Phang Nga Bay and appreciate the limestone cliffs that extend out of the water, along with the 2 other famous spots, the James Bond Island and Koh Pannyl.
9. The Similan Islands are a group of rocky islands that you can reach in 90 minutes by speedboat off Phang Nga or about 8 hours from Phuket by slow boat. The name which means nine’, refers to the island group’s nine main islands.
10. Visit the spectacular Grand Palace. It is without doubt the most well known landmark of Thailand and home to Emerald Buddha and the Wat Pao, where the largest reclining Buddha sits. This is a must-see and must-visit sight in the city of Bangkok.