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It is pretty obvious that there are a ton of AMAZING things to do in the ultimate Country of Thailand but here is list of the top 10 things that make Thailand the top tourist holiday and an extremely popular travelling destination for backpackers!

Wat Arun Temple

Wat Arun Temple, Bangkok – Photo by kuoni

With its mouth-watering cuisine, spectacular temples, white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, rooftop bars up in the stars, stall after stall to shop the day away, unique wildlife and cheeky monkeys around every corner, picturesque refreshing waterfalls to jump into, scuba diving in the coral reefs with vibrant fish and elegant turtles, riding an elephant through a tropical rainforest, sailing into the sunset on a jet ski or reading a book with your favourite cocktail after a day of sightseeing. It is safe to say there is something for everyone!

Top 10 Spectacular Sightseeing Trips you MUST to take!

In no particular order some of the top wonderful and life changing sights that Thailand has to offer! There is SO much stuff to do!

Ready to book your ticket? You will be after reading this!

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1. The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace

photo by travelmania

Where: Na Phra Lan Road, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, 10200, Thailand

Coordinates: 13.750051, 100.491256

What: The Grand Palace is one of the most visited and most remembered landmarks in Thailand. It is a once in a life time experience that was built in 1782.

You will not believe your eyes when you see the detail of this phenomenal structure! It was home to the Thai King for 150 years and is now used for important ceronial occasions.

When: Daily from 8.30am-3.30pm

Dress Code: When visiting any temple/sacred building in Thailand please be aware that you will be required to dress appropriately. This means covering in long sleeved tops and long trousers or skirt. For this one, you are not allowed to wear sandals without ankle or heel straps, sweatshirts or pants and you are also requested to wear black or white cloth to respect the passing of Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadei.

2. Phi Phi Island

Phi Phi Island

Photo by Acpid2016

Where: Krabi

Coordinates: 6.488600, 99.304832

What: Koh Phi Phi island is a top tourist attraction due to its famous history of Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie The Beach having been filmed on Maya Bay. Swoon!

It also has Monkey Beach where you will come face-to-face with these hilarious cheeky creatures who will happily pinch your lunch off you in a split second!

Another beautiful spot is Long Beach which is perfect for watching the sunset! Pure bliss and a must when visiting Thailand!

When: Take a boat or ferry, which is an adventure in itself! Sailing across the beautiful aqua sea, white waves crashing, crisp wind blowing in your hair and the warming orange sun beaming down on you! Boats leave from Krabi, Phuket or Koh Lanta at regular hours throughout the day.

3. Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai National Park

Photo by exploya

Where: Na Hin Lat, Pak Phli District, Nakhon Nayok 26000, Thailand

Coordinates: 14.383542, 101.429412

What: Undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest and most visited national parks! It covers 2168 sq km of breath-taking monsoon rainforest and offers many group tours and elephant camps to allow you to spend a day or more with the exquisite elephants including trekking through the green wondrous jungle, bathing them in their natural habitat and giving them a morning feed!

But that’s not all, you will also see graceful exotic birds of prey, mischievous monkeys, plenty of other colourful, tropical wildlife and the bluest crisp waterfall!

When: 8am-6.30pm Daily

4. Floating Markets

Floating markets in Thailand

Photo by AmusingPlanet

Where:

  1. Lam Phaya, Bang Len District, Nakhon Pathom 73130, Thailand
  2. Taling Chan, 300 Soi Chak Phra 17, Khwaeng Khlong Chak Phra, Khet Taling Chan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10170, Thailand
  3. Khlong Lat Mayom, Soi Bang Ramat, Bang Phrom, Khet Taling Chan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10170, Thailand
  4. Bang Nam Phueng, Soi Bua Phueng Phatthana, Bang Kobua, Amphoe Phra Pradaeng, Chang Wat Samut Prakan 10130, Thailand
  5. Kwan-Riam, Khwaeng Min Buri, Khet Min Buri, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10510, Thailand

Coordinates:

  1. Lam Phaya: 13.958295, 100.203895
  2. Taling Chan: 13.776971, 100.456237
  3. Khlong Lat Mayom: 13.761843, 100.415519
  4. Bang Nam Phueng: 13.679670, 100.574220
  5. Kwan-Riam: 13.800640, 100.710043

What: The floating markets are a new exciting way to shop and eat. A real authentic travel experience and one you won’t forget! They have everything from glowing fresh fruit and vegetables, vibrant coloured spices, Thai authentic dishes and lots of other goods.

When: Each market is different but some start as early as 7am.

5. Full Moon Beach Party at Koh Pha Ngan

Full Moon Beach Party

Photo by Pintrest

Where: Haad Rin Beach, Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand

What: World Famous outrageous beach party! The Full Moon Party goes on from sunset to sunrise and is located on the beach! You can dance the night away whilst meeting people from all over the world, watching the talented fire dancers, drink buckets of whatever you desire, watch the DJ spin the decks on the big stage… You name it!

When: Check the website for dates: http://www.fullmoonparty-thailand.com/schedules.html

Dress Code: Anything goes but as you can see a burst of neon is A MUST!

6. Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden

Nong Nooch Botanical Garden

Photo by Oriental Escape

Where: Na Jomtien 6 Tambon Na Chom Thian, Amphoe Sattahip, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20250, Thailand

Coordinates: 12.764619, 100.934631

What: This jaw-dropping 500-acre botanical garden is glowing with green purity! It has a number of themed gardens, elephant rides and mouth-watering eatery.

When: 8am- 6pm Daily

7. Tiger Cave Temple

Golden Buddha inside Tiger Cave

Sparkling Golden Buddha inside Tiger Cave Photo by KatieVictoriaHulland

Where: Krabi Noi, Mueang Krabi District, 81000, Thailand

Coordinates: 8.125193, 98.924537

The Tiger Cave Temple 1237 step climb

View on the 1237 step climb Photo by KatieVictoriaHulland

What: Buddhist Famous Tiger Cave Temple, Golden Buddha’s and 1237 uneven steep crooked steps up to a summit with a view like no other all the way up it gets more beautiful and you can see for miles!

When: Anytime

Dress Code: Long Trousers or skirt and Shoulders covered

Top tip: Take a big bottle of water!

Golden Buddha at the top of the summit

Golden Buddha at the top of the summit Photo by OrientalEscape


8. Wat Rong Khun

Wat Rong Khun

Photo by gapyeartravelstore

Where: 1208, Tambon Pa O Don Chai, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, Chang Wat Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand

Coordinates: 19.824283, 99.763102

What: This temple is also known as the ‘White Temple’. This jaw dropping, picturesque temple is white to represent purity and embody the sacredness of temples. It is filled with Buddhist symbols and requires you to only enter through the front via a narrow bridge surrounded by upturned hands which represent the suffering souls in hell.

When: Daily from 8am -6pm

Dress Code: No revealing clothes, remove shoes before entering and no photography inside.

9. Wat Arun

Wat Arun

Wat Arun photo by intoasia

Where: 158 Thanon Wang Doem, Khwaeng Wat Arun, Khet Bangkok Yai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10600, Thailand

Coordinates: 13.743733, 100.488926

What: Otherwise known as the temple of dawn. Surrounded by beautiful green glowing gardens and exquisite architecture! It is 70 metres high and its spine is decorated with Chinese porcelain and tiny pieces of coloured glass.

When: 8am-5.30pm

Dress code: As with all temples in Thailand women are required to cover up legs and shoulders.

10. Long Neck Village

Girl from Long Neck Village

Long Neck Village by Pinterest

Where: Huay Pu Keng, Pha Bong Subdistrict, Mueang Mae Hong Son District, 58000, Thailand

Coordinates: 19.236646, 97.894056

What: Kayan Tribes are women that identify themselves by their form of dress. They are known for wearing neck rings made of brass coils and appear to lengthen the neck. It a unique, once in a life time trip to see these women in their own village.

So what are you waiting for!

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