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Five places in Thailand worth seeing
This province is popular with tourists and showcases the unique cultural identity of the indigenous peoples of northern Thailand.
Its capital, also called Chiang Mai, was founded over 700 years ago and has picturesque green streets that offer a quieter alternative to urban sprawl. If travel restrictions force you to stay in one area for seven days, then its Old Town has a lot to explore.
Centuries ago, Chiang Mai was surrounded by walls that now surround this one-and-a-half-kilometer square section of the city. Inside, you’ll find a number of intact pieces of the original architecture, including the Tai Pae Gate and several ancient temples.
The temple tour will take you all around, including the oldest temple, Wat Chiang Man, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep perched on a 1073 meter high peak, and the beautiful 14th-century flower gardens of Wat Suan Dok.
If you want to bring home handicrafts, be sure to visit the Walking Street, Sunday Market.
This province, with its capital just 80 km from Bangkok, is a paradise for beach lovers.
Koh Lan is a small island just a few kilometers off the coast of Pattaya that has many beautiful white-sand beaches. On the opposite side of the island, diving enthusiasts can swim in crystal clear waters and see coral reefs.
Buddha Mountain, 130 meters high, is one of the region’s most notable landmarks. The Buddha is laser cut into the mountain and then inlaid with gold leaf to create the image. The monument was built in 1996 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the reign of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and is surrounded by beautifully landscaped lotus pools and gardens.
From October to January, during the country’s rainy season, travelers can take a boat trip into the waters off the coast of Phetchaburi to see the Bird whale. These magnificent creatures live in this region for most of the year before heading to the Gulf of Thailand to eat anchovies during the rainy season.
Tham Khao Luang is a cave filled with spectacular stalactites and stalagmites. But the undeniable highlight is the decorated Buddha, which, when the sunlight penetrates the ceiling of the cave, is illuminated by soft beams.
The Kwangchow Floating Market is the first and only one located on the waterfall. Visitors can rent a boat to enjoy traditional local food and drinks. Tourists pay 20 baht for entry from 9:30 to 17:30 every weekend.
Prachuap Khiri Khan
The provincial capital, also called Prachuap Khiri Khan, is located in a bay between two limestone hills. It’s quieter than other cities on this list, but the long beachfront promenade comes alive as the sun goes down.
There is also the Langur Reserve, home to the Duskleaf monkey. These animals are only found in parts of Thailand, Malaysia, and Myanmar.
Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and, as you’d expect, it’s a bustling center with hundreds of sights to see.
The Grand Palace in the heart of Bangkok is probably the most famous attraction. It has been home to the king for 150 years. 214,000 square meters of majestic temples and incredible architecture worth visiting.
One of the most striking sights of the city is, perhaps, Wat Arun or the Temple of Dawn. Its 79-meter-high spires tower over the Chao Phraya River and are intricately decorated with tiny pieces of colored glass and porcelain.