Exploring Thailand: Top 5 Destinations & Attractions

Posted by on August 27, 2012

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Thailand is one of the most visited destinations in Asia, if not the world. Providing attractions and destinations that all ages will enjoy, it’s the perfect destination for families, solo travellers, party goers and honeymooners. If you’re embarking on a journey to explore the beauty of Thailand, don’t miss out on seeing these unforgettable destinations and attractions.

Wat Chalong Temple

Located at the southern end of Phuket, the Wat Chalong Temple is one of the most magnificent structures in the world. This Buddhist temple provides an insight into the teachings and religion of Buddhist beliefs. It is easy to see why this is one of the most photographed attractions in Thailand, with the unbelievable intricate detailing involved in creating this temple. Whether you’re a devout believer or just interested in learning more about the culture of Thailand, a visit to the Wat Chalong Temple should be on every traveller’s itinerary.

Wat Chalong Temple

Wat Chalong Temple

Royal Grand Palace

No visit to Thailand would be complete without a visit to the Royal Grand Palace in Bangkok. Home to the Royal Family and their staff for more than 150 consecutive years, the buildings within the grounds of the palace are more like breathtaking works of art than mere structures. Though visitors aren’t allowed access into all buildings of the Royal Grand Palace, The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is a sight not to be missed. One of the best ways to gain a deeper understanding about the historical importance of the Royal Grand Palace is to book in for a group tour with an English speaking local.

Royal Grand Palace

Royal Grand Palace

Koh Phangan Full Moon Party

Most twenty-something’s will be more than aware of the festivities that occur on the island of Koh Phangan. The Full Moon party began to celebrate each full moon, is it is said to be the most beautiful from this corner of the world. The celebrations have now turned into somewhat of an amazing beach party, particularly during the months of December and January, when thousands of tourists flock to the shores for the party of a lifetime!

Full Moon party

Full Moon party

Koh Samui

One of the most underrated destinations throughout all of Thailand, Koh Samui is truly a tropical island paradise. Chalong Beach is where the action happens in Koh Samui, as the shores are lined with luxurious hotels and resorts. Koh Samui holidays would not be complete without a journey to the Big Buddha Temple, located in the northern region of the island. Whether you’re flying or sailing into Koh Samui, the first thing you notice will be the enormous gold Buddha statue, which stands at the entrance to the Big Buddha Temple.

Koh Samui

Koh Samui

The Floating Markets

Keeping traditional alive in the heart of Phuket, a great cultural experience is to visit the floating markets. Locals set up market stalls in traditional long boats, offering visitors the chance to buy fresh produce and traditional Thai foods. A not to be missed experience, the floating markets allows holidaymakers to gain insight into the traditional lifestyle of the Thai culture.

The Floating Markets

The Floating Markets

Photo 1: Wang Guowen (gw.wang) , Photo 2: Leslie Ware, Photo 3: buddhatripper, Photo 4: travelourplanet.com , Photo 5: GoGap

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