Thailand is a bucket-list vacation spot for so many people. Being one of Southeast Asia’s jewels, Thailand has so much to offer. From the chaotic charms of Bangkok to the most amazing tropical jungles, palm-lined beaches, five-star hotels, and great street food. Regardless of what your reason may be for wanting to visit the Land of Smiles, you will not be disappointed.
Thailand has some of the most diverse attractions, providing once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences that are both memorable and rewarding. If you happen to be planning a trip, here are five of the top attractions in the country.
Doi Inthanon National Park
Doi Inthanon is one of Thailand’s most popular National Parks. This park is famous for the tranquility of the waterfalls, its community of remote villages, birdwatching, and hiking trails. However, it is mostly known for having the highest mountain in Thailand, the Doi Inthanon Mountain.
Tourists are able to visit Thailand’s highest point to encounter the friendly Sobhad Village, picturesque viewpoints, and the best landscapes. If you are someone who seeks adventure or are simply just a cultural enthusiast, then this is the attraction for you.
Doi Inthanon National Park by Haydn Golden
Chiang Mai White Temple and Triangle
With over 30,000 temples in Thailand, the White Temple is the one that seems to capture the attention of tourists. What makes the White Temple such a beautiful attraction lies in its mix between traditional Buddhist beliefs and modern art. More so, the fact that it is an all-white temple is even more reason to visit this temple.
Anyone who has visited temples in Thailand before can tell you that white is not a usual color for them. Most of them often feature gold trimming and give off a sense of luxury. The White Temple, however, is the complete opposite and rather symbolizes the purity of the Buddha.
Bewildered by the beauty of its white outside, the inside is where things start to get a little more interesting. Before too much of this attraction is given away, visit this attraction to discover the hidden treasures for yourself.
Chiang Mai White Temple by Peter Borter
Phi Phi Islands
The Phi Phi islands are an island group in Thailand that feature turquoise waters, colorful marine life, and pristine beaches. It is an attraction for paradise and is something that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. Even if it is the tiniest island out of the archipelago, there is a selection of things to do. However, even with all there is to do, this attraction mainly has to do with the beauty of nature.
Koh Phi Phi by Reiseuhu
Chiang Mai Ethical Elephant Sanctuary
It is not every day that you get one-on-one interactions with elephants. At the Elephant Sanctuary in Chaing Mai, tourists are given the opportunity to bathe elephants. Not only that, but it is a beautiful way of spreading awareness about the rescue program that protects these elephants. This is your chance to connect with these highly sensitive, yet most caring animals, who are much like us humans.
Ethical Elephant Sanctuary by Hu Chen
James Bond Island
James Bond Island is a go-to attraction for many tourists. Especially, those who are James Bond fanatics or simply just cannot get enough of Thailand’s beautiful islands. If you watch the movie The Man with the Golden Gun, then you will see the beauty this island holds. After all, it was used as a backdrop in a very popular series of films.
Thailand has some of the best attractions in the world; these are just five of them. There is still so much for you to explore!
James Bond island by Uljana Borodina