10 Best Places To Visit In Thailand For An Unforgettable Trip - Updated 2021

10 Best Places To Visit In Thailand For An Unforgettable Trip - Updated 2021
Eunise
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Experience a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Thailand with your family or friends. Whether you are in search of ancient ruins, white-sand beaches, ornate temples, and other awe-inspiring tourist attractions, Thailand has it all for you. Spending your most-awaited vacation in this diverse country is truly worth it and will be one for the books.

A Southeast Asian country, Thailand has a lot of things to offer to all kinds of visitors from across the globe. From its great-tasting Thai cuisine to outstanding weather to friendly locals, you will definitely enjoy your stay in this beautiful country. Hence, here are the best places to visit in Thailand that should be included on your itinerary:

1. Golden Buddha, Bangkok

Golden Buddha statue at Wat Traimit
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Located at the gleaming temple of Wat Traimit in Bangkok, The Golden Buddha is one of the most-visited attractions in the country. This gold statue is three-meters tall and weighs 5.5 tons, as it is made of solid gold. It is also known as Phra Phuttha Maha Suwana Patimakon, and was built during the Sukhothai period more than 700 years ago. In 2010, the Golden Buddha was moved in Wat Traimit’s new building, Phra Maha Mondop. You will see this world’s largest gold Buddha statue at the top level of the Phra Maha Mondop.

Address: 661 Chaoren Krung Road | Talad Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand

Price: from 1.14 USD

Opening Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, close on Mondays.

Contact: +66 2 225 9775

2. Chiang Rai White Temple, Chiang Rai


Also known as Wat Rong Khun by the locals, Chiang Rai White Temple is a bizarre-looking, privately owned temple in Chiang Rai Province. Chalermchai Kositpipat, a visual artist and painter, founded this temple and brought an unusual approach to its architecture. He mixed elements from his imagination with orthodox Buddhist principles, such as karma, heaven, earthly sins, and hell. You can enter the temple for a small fee and see its amazing layout and design.

Address: San Sai, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand

Price: from 1.42 USD

Opening Hours: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Contact: +66 53 673 579

3. Grand Palace, Bangkok

4. Pattaya Floating Market, Pattaya

5. Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai (from USD 82.83)

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Situated in Chiang Mai Province, Northern Thailand, the Elephant Nature Park is a rescue center and sanctuary for elephants. It was established in the 1990s to provide rehabilitation for all of the distressed elephants in the country. Both visitors and volunteers can enter the park for a fee. You can offer some help to the elephants and other animals living in this nature park and contribute to their fast healing while learning about their lives, too.

Address: 209/2 Sridom Chai Road, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand

Price: from 71.24 USD

Opening Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Contact: +66 53 272 855

Website: Elephant Nature Park

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6. Khao Yai National Park, Nakhon Ratchasima


Thailand’s first-ever national park, Khao Yai National Park was founded in 1962. This 2,168-square kilometer park is located in Nakhon Ratchasima Province and is filled with grasslands and evergreen forests. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the third largest national park in the country, which houses diverse wildlife.

Address: Hin Tung, Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Nakhon Nayok 26000, Thailand

Price: from 11.40 USD

Opening Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Contact: +66 86 092 6527

7. Chiang Mai Zoo, Chiang Mai


Established on June 16, 1977, Chiang Mai Zoo is the first-ever commercial zoo in northern Thailand. This 200-acre zoo can be found on Huay Kaew Road in Chiang Mai. Everyone can enjoy this tourist spot for there are tons of animals living in this zoo. However, there is a separate admission if you want to visit its other attractions. The entrance fee for the aquarium is 225 TBH (6.42 USD), for the panda house it costs 100 TBH (2.85 USD), and the snow dome’s admission is priced at 150 TBH (428 USD).

Address: 100 Huaykaew Rd, Chiang Mai, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

Price: from 2.84 USD

Opening Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Contact: +66 53 210 374

8. Ayutthaya Historical Park, Ayutthaya

9. Jim Thompson House, Bangkok

10. Sukhothai Historical Park, Sukhothai


Divided into five sections, the Sukhothai Historical Park is one of the best tourist spots you should not miss when in Thailand. This 70-square kilometer park houses different statues and temples that every visitor can marvel at. You can walk, rent a bike, or ride a tuk tuk to tour you around the entire place.

Address: Mueang Kao, Mueang Sukhothai District, Sukhothai 64210, Thailand

Price: from 4.27 USD

Opening Hours: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

Contact: +66 55 697 241

Plan your next trip and visit Thailand

Thailand is a beautiful destination with so many impressive and historical sights to see. Your journey to Thailand with your family or friends will definitely be a memorable one when you visit some or all of these ten locations.

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