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Thailand sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

Ko Chang White Sand Beach Thailand remains one of the biggest centers of tourism in the world. Hot beaches, beautiful and diverse nature, and rich choice of places of interest let every traveler select a program to fit one's taste. Bangkok remains one of the most favorite destinations for travelers. Wat Pho or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha built in the 7th century is the main landmark of the central square. The 15 meter long statue of Buddha is the main decoration of the temple. The statue is decorated with mother of pearl and skillful carving. Walls of the temple feature amazing paintings that depict Buddha and his apprentices. There is a gallery on the temple territory, where visitors will see a collection of rare figurines. There are approximately 400 items in total.
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Travelers are recommended not to forget to visit the Royal Palace that has become the main symbol of the medieval culture. The building is located in the old district of Bangkok. Nowadays the palace is used to host important governmental meetings, religious ceremonies and other events. Luxurious halls and galleries are very interesting to observe, but the outside design of the former royal residence is no less striking. The Floating Market is one of the most unusual places in the capital. The only way to reach the market is to use a boat. There are many small canals in this part of the city, so instead of typical stalls there are rows of small boats completely filled with different goods. Souvenirs and seafood are the most typical goods sold here. Quite an interesting fact - the majority of sellers on the market are women. They control these floating kiosks with ease and can move from one corner of the market to another during the day.
From an archaeological point of view, Ban Chiang is the most interesting part of Thailand. In 1966, scientists found here the remains of an ancient settlement that belongs to the Bronze period. Ceramics and items made of bronze have become the most precious findings here. It's possible to see these priceless items in the local museum that is also known as one of the most frequently visited cultural centres in the country. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Si Satchanalai is a great place to learn more about history of Thailand as in this city you will find interesting sights of different epochs. In the 8th century, a small settlement was founded there, and it took only few decades for that settlement to turn into a large center of trade. Ancient temples remain the biggest attraction in Si Satchanalai, and in 1988 the city was named the biggest open air museum in the country.
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♥   National Park 'Chaloem Prakiat Thai Prachan' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Doi Inthanon' . On the map   Photos
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♥   Palace 'Burapha Phirom Palace' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Chakrabongse Palace' . On the map   Photos
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Famous and uniques places in Thailand from our review series

Siam Ocean World

From the series “The coolest and largest oceanariums in the world”
In Bangkok, one of the most popular shopping malls, Siam Paragon, houses Siam Ocean World aquarium. Its opening took place in 2005. It is the largest oceanarium in South-East Asia. There, you can see the huge aquarium with a screen, comparable in size with a cinema screen. Here, visitors can admire a lot of rare inhabitants of the deep sea, including glowing jellyfish, rare species of tropical fish, and starfish.

The oceanarium features an impressive area, which is 10 000 square meters. The total volume of its tanks is 5 million liters. Guests of Siam Ocean World are offered to participate in various tours, from the classic to the most expensive and exclusive ones. Latest include special types of entertainment. Guests can ride a glass-bottomed boat in a largest aquarium and enjoy a … Read all

Fried Grasshoppers in Bangkok Restaurants

From the series “The most disgusting dishes in the world”
Those who have long dreamed to taste something new and different, will find it interesting to visit Thailand. Here, dishes cooked of insects are common and popular as nowhere else in the world. You can taste fried cockroaches with garlic, soup of caterpillars and termite eggs cooked in a special way. One of the most common sorts of street food are fried grasshoppers. Without exception, all dishes made of insects are valuable and affordable sources of protein.

Given the fact that the purchase of meat for many indigenous people is an accomplishment, a bag of fried grasshoppers is their only way to get a protein portion that is necessary for the health and keeping fit. Also, experts found out that grasshoppers are superior to many other common products in number of minerals and vitamins. … Read all

Phraya Nakhon Cave

From the series “Fantastic and colorful caves inside the Earth”
In Thailand, fans of walks in unusual places will be able to visit Phraya Nachon Cave. Not without reason it is considered one of the most beautiful and spectacular caves in the country. This natural attraction is located in the southern part of Thailand, in the territory of Khao Sam Roy Yot National Park. Right in the cave is a religious landmark, which makes it special among others. It is the Kukha Karuhas pavilion. It was built here in 1890 by the order of King Chulalongkorn, and the cave itself received its name in honour of one of the rulers who first opened it during a storm.

The cave is located in the depths of the national park, so tourists who decide to visit it need to go a long way. A pleasant addition to the route will be tracks and stairs, as well as viewing platforms, from … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Thailand

Bangkok
Tourists will also see numerous well-crafted mythological sculptures near Wat Phra Kaeo. The temple consists of several buildings, all of which are very beautiful, that's why it is nearly impossible to decide, which one has the best decoration. All of them are embellished with colourful tiles, gold and mirrors. Visitors will be also able to see Angkor Wat. This temple was built in the period, when a large part of Thailand belonged to the Khmer. The audience hall is the location of a fabulous … Read more
Pattaya
Jomtien Beach is the ideal place for family rest. This place is relatively quiet and there are no strong waves here. Pattaya Beach is the closest one to the center. On the territory of the beach you will find several restaurants, discos and bars. This place is always crowded with tourists and local people. Near this beach you will see the embankment, along which are located large shopping centers, hotels, and resorts. The embankment will take you to Walking Street. All most popular night clubs … Read more
Chiang Mai
It is believed that Thailand attracts visitors primarily as a beach rest destination. However, this city is for those who like to keep their eyes and mind wide open. Here you will find as much as 300 vats (Buddhist temples), each of which deserves special attention and description. You can get acquainted with culture of this ancient nation by visiting culinary schools that teach attendants the secrets of most famous Thai dishes. However, traditional festivals that are frequently held in the … Read more
Hua Hin
Lovers of unforgettable experiences will surely find much fun in visiting Sam Roi Yot, and Kaeng Krachan National Parks with their famous Phrayanakorn cave and Huai Yang and the Pala U waterfalls. How can you be close to a magnificent town of Phetburi and fail to visit the place, which houses amazing Wat Mahadrat, Suvanaram and Wat Kamphaeng Leung temples? Among other attractions found here are Phra Nakhon Khiri Palace Complexes, as well as unique Khao Wang. This is the place where you can … Read more
Chiang Rai
This area is interesting due to the fact for a long time only impassable trails have connected it with the rest of the country. Northern Thailand is considered the cradle of the unique and amazing Thai culture. Here the traditions of this amazing country have been preserved in complete isolation from the influence of other cultures. Chiang Rai is famous for its vats (Buddhist temples). According to a legend once the Emerald Buddha statue has stood here. Later it has appeared in Bangkok. One … Read more
Phuket
The beach season in the resort begins in October and lasts until late April. Then starts the season of tropical rains, but even during it the beaches of Phuket are not empty. This weather is ideal for windsurfing because rains are not constant and are followed by sunny weather. Patong Beach is known as the noisiest and most crowed area of the island. This place will be loved by visitors who enjoy being in the center of all events. On daytime tourists are offered to visit entertainment … Read more

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