With its rich culture and brilliant landscapes, Thailand is the perfect place for a memorable holiday. From the chaotic streets of Bangkok to the exotic beaches of Phuket, Thailand is nothing short of astounding. Holidaymakers will have no shortage of things to do and places to see in this exotic and fascinating country. For a truly memorable holiday tour, there’s really no place like Thailand. Here are just five of the top holiday destinations in this enchanting Southeast Asian nation. Click here to visit Virgin Holidays for offers on Thailand holidays in 2012 and 2013!
Renowned for its bustling streets, infamous nightlife and incredible landmarks, Bangkok is really like no other place on Earth. Just walking down its hectic streets any time of day is an adventure all by itself.
The heart of Bangkok, Siam Square, is always abuzz with activity and home to must-see attractions and sites of interest such as the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Siam Ocean World and the beautiful Wat Pathum Wanaram temple. The historic Rattanakosin district contains many of the city’s iconic temples and palaces such as Wat Pho, the Grand Palace, Dusit Palace, Wat Phra Kaew and much more. Be sure to also check out the Silom district, centre of the city’s infamous nightlife scene, as well as its world-class museums and parks such as the National Museum, the Museum of Siam, the National Gallery and the beautiful Lumphini Park.
This historic city in Central Thailand, designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site by the United Nations, contains a wealth of historical and cultural attractions to explore.
Pay a visit to the magnificent Wat Phra Si Sanphet, the city’s largest and most iconic temple, as well as the spectacular Phra Chedi Suriyothai monument. Other impressive temples and monuments include Wat Phu Khao Thong and Phet Fortress. The city’s impressive museums like the Ayutthaya Historical Study Centre are also worth exploring.
Known for its brilliant beaches and lush tropical scenery, Phuket is regarded as one of the top holiday destinations on the planet. Any visitor to this beautiful nation should make a stop at Phuket for at least a brief time.
In addition to its world-renowned beaches, Phuket offers attractions like the Phuket FantaSea amusement park and the Phuket Aquarium as well as a wide variety of local shops and restaurants to discover. The island’s sunrises and sunsets are nothing short of breath-taking.
Khao Sok National Park
One of the world’s most exotic and beautiful nature preserves, Khao Sok National Park has to be seen to be believed. Located in Southern Thailand, the park boasts more than 738 square kilometres of lush tropical scenery and exotic flora and fauna. For particularly intrepid holidaymakers, this park is always a great place to visit.
This ancient city is known for its impressive Buddhist temples and ruins. A great place to learn about Thailand’s history and Buddhism, Sukhothai is not to be missed.