Places To Visit In Thailand
// October 31st, 2011 // Travelling South East Asia
For anyone reading these posts from the beginning you’ll soon realise there is no real order at the moment, probably wont be until I leave in 3 weeks to start the trip Travelling around South East Asia. Anyway…This post is all about places I’ve read about or heard about that I’d like to visit while Travelling Thailand.
After doing some research into other blogs and books that offer advice on places to visit in Thailand I’ve found that there are many reasons to visit South East Asia’s stunning and mysterious Thailand. It’s a place that’s admired for its rich culture, unique architecture and magical landscapes, which all help to create the perfect travelling destination. Thailand has a long and interesting history that can be explored in the Nakhon Si Thammarat or the library of Thung Sri Muang, which is built into a temple (looks amazing!).
What to do in Thailand
The sights and activities in Thailand are varied, and all include a variety of unique architecture that showcase their culture, brightly and boldly. For instance, the awe inspiring Thung Sri Muang rests, hovering above the water, and is connected to the sea shore by a wood stairwell, providing views of the ocean as you explore the library. That’s just one of many places to visit in Thailand, and there are many more amazing places I want to Experience during my visit.
One Thailand city that has been featured the most through movies, television and cultural events is Bangkok. Bangkok is a metropolis made up of a unique combination of rich culture and ancient as well as state of the art architecture. The city is amazing with The Grand Palace that shines with rich gold emblems and statues that are impressive, and stunning to see. The Wat Po is supposed to be a great stop over for anyone interested in history, as it is the home of Buddha. Khao San has also been highly recommended because its a great place to go for those of you who enjoy backpacking through the lush, tropical environment, and then there are places like Patpong that offer a huge, booming night life and bazaar that are typically open 24 hours.
Floating Markets in Thailand
The floating market is one of the more unique tourist attractions in Thailand, and it’s where merchants come together on small boats to open what is basically a farmers market. You can purchase various foods and souvenirs local to Thailand including fruits, arts and various other goods, straight from people selling from their boats. They can row right up to you to complete a transaction, and you can circle them to see all the goods that they have to offer. It really does sound like an amazing experience.
As we’re interested in a bit of exploring and adventure, we’re going to be visiting the East Coast Islands. The islands Koh Samui and Koh Phangan are popular with both hikers and tourists looking for a variety of relaxing, leisure activities. The islands are lined with rich sandy beaches, large bodies of calm water, and palm trees to complete the tropical aesthetic and help you feel that much more relaxed. We’re also planning it so we’ll be on Koh Phangan over new years so we get to experience the full moon party on the beach, I dont think i could imagine a better way to bring in the new year :).
Visiting Hin Daeng
There are a few other places we’ve heard of and thought would be very interesting to go to such as Hin Daeng, which is one of the premiere spots for a person to go diving. If you are an avid diver or merely interested in diving, as I’ve always been interested in diving but never got the chance I’d love to give it a go in Hin Daeng when visiting Thailand. There are many stretches of spectacular anemones and coral, the wild life ranges from bat fish, manta rays, barracuda, whale sharks, and many more.
Whether you are looking for a leisurely trip, an adventurous excursion, or somewhere in between, It seems like Thailand has it all and I cant wait to experience everything it has to offer.