Monday, 23 January 2017

Beautiful Destination in Thailand

One of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, it’s no secret that Thailand is home to some truly spectacular places. White sand beaches and palm trees are the first images that come to mind for many, but Thailand also encompasses tropical forests, mist-covered mountains and compelling ancient monuments. Here are some of the most beautiful places to see in this stunning country.

Sukhothai:-Sukhothai is a gorgeous small city in Lower Northern Thailand located near the ruins of the ancient city of Sukhothai, the former capital of Thailand.  The Sukhothai Historical Park and the Si Satchanalai Historical Park contain epic ruins that will take your breath away and transport you back in time.  When visiting the ruins, rent a bike to cover more of the historic grounds, and visit the park at sunrise to see the stunning Buddha figures against the backdrop of the rising sun.

Ao Phang Nga Bay Marine National Park:-Established in 1981, 400-sq-km Ao Phang-Nga National Park is famous for its classic karst scenery. Huge vertical cliffs frame 42 islands, some with caves accessible only at low tide and leading into hidden hôrng (semi-submerged island caves). The bay is composed of large and small tidal channels (Khlong Ko Phanyi, Khlong Phang-Nga, Khlong Bang Toi and Khlong Bo Saen), which run north to south through vast mangroves functioning as aquatic highways for fisherfolk and island inhabitants. These are Thailand's largest remaining primary mangrove forests.

Ao Phang:-Nga's marine limestone environment conceals reptiles like Bengal monitor lizards, two-banded monitors (reminiscent of crocodiles when swimming), flying lizards, banded sea snakes, shore pit vipers and Malayan pit vipers. Mammals include serows, crab-eating macaques, white-handed gibbons and dusky langurs.In high season (November to April) the bay becomes a clogged package-tourist superhighway. But if you explore in the early morning (ideally from the Ko Yao Islands) or stay out later, you might just find a slice of beach, sea and limestone karst of your own. The best way to explore is by kayak.

The Grand Palace in Bangkok:-If there is one must-see sight that no visit to Bangkok would be complete without, it's the dazzling, spectacular Grand Palace, undoubtedly the city's most famous landmark. Built in 1782 - and for 150 years the home of the Thai King, the Royal court and the administrative seat of government - the Grand Palace of Bangkok is a grand old dame indeed, that continues to have visitors in awe with its beautiful architecture and intricate detail, all of which is a proud salute to the creativity and craftsmanship of Thai people. Within its walls were also the Thai war ministry, state departments, and even the mint. Today, the complex remains the spiritual heart of the Thai Kingdom.Within the palace complex are several impressive buildings including Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), which contains the small, very famous and greatly revered Emerald Buddha that dates back to the 14th century. The robes on the Buddha are changed with the seasons by HM The King of Thailand, and forms an important ritual in the Buddhist calendar. Thai Kings stopped living in the palace around the turn of the twentieth century, but the palace complex is still used to mark all kinds of other ceremonial and auspicious happenings.

Kanchanaburi:-Best-known for its dark Second World War past, modern Kanchanaburi town is a laid-back riverside retreat surrounded by green mountains and fertile sugarcane fields. Many guesthouses are built alongside or floating on the famous River Kwai, perfect places for lying back and lazily watching the sun set while sipping a Chang beer. The surrounding province of the same name spans seven national parks, making the town an excellent base for trekking into Thailand’s pristine wilderness. It’s easy to arrange treks to waterfalls, lakes, caves and other scenic natural sites.

Khao Sok National Park:-Khao Sok is perfectly situated on the mainland between Phuket, Krabi, Khao Lak and Koh Samui, the most popular destinations in Southern Thailand. It is a fantastic place to go on vacation. Close and personal elephant encounters, jungle trekking on foot and canoeing are all possible activities, which will give you the experience of a lifetime.One of the most interesting areas is stunningly beautiful Cheow Larn Lake in the heart of the National Park with its floating raft houses and luxury tents – an absolute must-see! As the diversity Khao Sok has to offer can be quite overwhelming at first, we collected a few recommended tours for you, which will take you to visit various locations in Khao Sok.

Koh Lipe:-Ko Lipe is this decade’s poster child for untamed development in Thailand's islands. Blessed with two wide white-sand beaches separated by jungled hills and within spitting distance of protected coral reefs, seven or eight years ago the island was only spoken about in secretive 'rising star' whispers. Then the whispers became small talk, which quickly turned into a roar – you know, the kind generally associated with bulldozers. The biggest losers have been the 700-strong community of chow lair (sea gypsy) villagers, whose ancestors were gifted Lipe as a home by King Rama V in 1909, but eventually sold to a Thai developer with suspected mafia ties in the 1970s.The big fear continues to be whether or not Lipe will become another Phi-Phi: a victim of its own beauty. Those fears were stoked back in 2009 when a bass-heavy nightclub arrived on Hat Pattaya. Although the club was shut down, development hasn't stopped. Walking St arrived in 2010 and, in between the glorious beaches, there’s an ever-expanding concrete maze of cafes, travel agencies, shops and salons. Even 7-Eleven has landed.

Ko Phi Phi :-Sadly, Ko Phi Phi is no longer the pristine paradise it once was when backpackers first “discovered” it more than twenty years ago; yet, even large scale tourism can’t tarnish this island’s radiant beauty. Ko Phi Phi is actually composed of six islands, although most of the action is concentrated on Phi Phi Don which is the only inhabited island. The island’s white sand beaches caress clear, calm bays, which are perfect for snorkeling, swimming, and scuba diving. Divers can expect to see sea horses, leopard sharks, turtles, and a variety of other underwater life. Of course, there’s also Maya Bay, a fairytale cove enclosed by cliffs, which was made famous by the 2000 movie, The Beach.


Krabi:-Krabi is a beach town on the southwest coast that you won’t want to skip.  Crystal clear waters, pristine beaches, and impressive seaside cliffs attract rock climbers, kayakers, scuba divers, snorkelers, and boaters alike.  Nearby waterfalls and temples make for a one of a kind place; and you absolutely must head to nearby Railay Beach (only accessible by boat) for what is undeniably the best sunset in the country.

Chiang Rai:-Located 535 miles north of Bangkok at the very northern tip of Thailand, this city is often passed over on travelers’ Thai itinerary.  Full of beautiful, ancient temples (make sure you check out Wat Rong Khun), this northern city is a gateway to the surrounding area.  Definitely explore the Golden Triangle, try rock climbing just north of the city, rent a bicycle to explore the city on the ground, wander the walking street fairs on Saturdays and Sundays, and visit Kun Korn, a beautiful local waterfall.

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