4 Must See Places In Thailand To Include In Your Holiday
If you have finally decided it is time to experience the wonders of Thailand, you certainly wouldn’t be alone, as Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
This uniquely colourful culture offers the tourist an amazing experience, and Thailand is the only South East Asian country to escape colonisation, which says a lot about the people and their unique way of life. Of course, you won’t be able to see everything, but if you would like to get the most out of your Thai holiday, you should book through a luxury tour operator, who would be happy to tailor the tour according to your preferences.
Here are just a few of the attractions that you should pencil into your schedule.
1. The Grand Palace – The Thais call it “Wat Phrakeo”, and this amazing temple is the home of the Emerald Buddha and is full of breath-taking artefacts and statues that depict life in the times of The Kingdom of Siam.
The holiest of all Buddhist temples, Wat Phrakeo is revered by all Thai people, and you should dress modestly when visiting. If you book an escorted Thailand luxury tour with an online tour operator, you can include the Grand Palace in your schedule and your English-speaking guide can give you an insight into the colourful history of this amazing venue.
2. Chao Phraya River Cruise – The best way to see Bangkok at night is by taking a dinner cruise along the Chao Phraya River, which takes about 3 hours, and includes spectacular illuminations of the Grand Palace and Wat Arun, plus the many architectural wonders that are to be found on the banks of this enchanting river.
A sumptuous buffet dinner that includes many of the famous Thai curries and tempting desserts awaits you and your group, and all the major hotels that sit on the banks of the river have their own cruise boat, and by arriving at around 6:00 p.m., you can make your reservation.
3. Koh Tao – Turtle Island, as it translates into English, is the furthermost island in the Bay of Thailand, and this paradise island has some of the best snorkelling and scuba diving in the world. The island can be reached by taking a boat from Surathani, a southern city on the west coast of Thailand, and it takes about 6 hours to reach your destination. Spending a week on this tropical paradise island is highly recommended, and if you book through an established tour operator, they can make all the arrangements.
4. Chatuchak Weekend Market – This open market is so big, you could spend the entire weekend walking around and still not see everything!
Chatuchak is a district of Bangkok, and the weekend market is the ideal place to buy all your souvenirs, so try to plan your time so that you are in Bangkok just prior to your flight home. You can buy everything from Thai textiles to Husky dogs and everything in between, and, of course, you can barter when buying, which means you can save a lot on your gift list.
There is so much to see and do in Thailand, and the best way to make sure you see places of interest, is to book through a luxury tour operator, who can help you to plan the perfect holiday that you will never forget.
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