Visiting Thailand, or mostly known as The Land of White Elephants, is one interesting experience. Moreover, Thailand, being one of Southeast Asian nations, allows travelers to spend less money while exploring the country as living cost here is 30% lower than in Indonesia.
As Indonesia’s neighboring country, the beauty of Thailand does not only rely on its creative industry. More than that, this country has many interesting tourist destinations. Not only beautiful landscape, Thailand also has historical sites, culinary journey, and even shopping centers! For those who have a plan to visit Thailand, this article might help you to provide the insight of 50 best Thailand’s tourist destinations thoroughly.
1. Grand Palace
As a Constitutional Monarchy country, the capital city of Thailand is located in Bangkok. The country is rich in ancient architectures which was influenced by the royal culture, including Grand Palace.
Even though the building is no longer used, the Grand Palace once was a royal palace and center of government administration in Thailand. The building itself was built with a combination of local architecture and western style (neo-Baroque) design. During the reign of King Rama V, the home of the royal family was moved into a new palace in Dusit.
Grand Palace has beautiful parks in the English style, which now serves as the venue for many royal ceremonies, as well as the place to welcome state guests from foreign countries. Within the same complex, you can also find the most sacred temple in Thailand, the Wat Phra Kaew (the Temple of the Emerald Buddha). There is an Emerald Buddha statue as high as 66 centimeters, which is made of jade stone, inside the temple. Do not forget to visit Museum of Regalia, Royal Decorations and Coins which stores a variety of royal medals made from metals and stones, as well as many coin collections.
Some of the rules that need to be followed while visiting the Grand Palace:
Given the Grand Palace as well as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha are the most sacred sites in Thailand, you are required to dress modestly. There is also a rule that the visitors have to wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt. As for the footwear, you are required to use shoes. However, if you already use sandals or flip-flops, you have to wear socks and are not allowed to show your bare feet.
2. Wat Arun
Wat Arun is the oldest temple in Thailand and is decorated with mosaics and Chinese porcelain. You can also visit Wat Arun (Wat Chaeng) or the Temple of Dawn which is located in the west of Chao Phraya River (Thonburi). The temple is only a short walk distance from Arun Amarin road. You can also take a ferry from Tha Tian harbor (the ticket fare is 3.50 Baht) to reach the temple.
In the middle of the temple, there is a monument as high as 70 meters. On each side of the monument, you can find small pieces of colored glass and Chinese porcelain that form intricate patterns as well. As one of a favorite tourist destinations, Wat Arun is always full of visitors. The site is open for public from 8 am to 5 pm.
3. Khao San Road
Khao San Road is said to be the heaven of shopping and culinary journey. This place is definitely perfect for you who are fond of shopping. Moreover, there are many inns and hotels that you can choose while staying in Bangkok with a broad range of price, from the cheapest rate to a more expensive one.
Khao San Road provides a full tourist package. You can find many stalls and shops offering a variety of goods, as well as street foods like pad thai, tom yam, mango sticky-rice, and many more in this area. Apart from many tattoo artist stalls, you can also find many reflexology massage shops that provide the famous original Thailand reflexology massage. Khao San Road is only open in the afternoon until midnight.
Phuket, one of the biggest islands in Thailand, is one of the most favorite islands to visit in Thailand. After being destroyed by the tsunami in 2004, Phuket has recovered and returned to be one of Thailand's prime tourist spots. Phuket offers a stunning sandy beach with its clear blue water. The mountainous background surrounding the island complements the beauty even more.
If you prefer another route, you can travel by ferry from the mainland to reach Phuket or use a bus from Bangkok bus station. There are many options for hotels, resorts, even villas that you can choose to stay in Phuket.
There are many interesting places that you can visit in Phuket: Patong Beach, Kamala Beach, Bang La Road, Phuket Island Safari, Simon Cabaret Show, The Big Buddha (the giant Buddha statue), Wat Chalong, Phuket Old Town, Phuket FantaSea (a show about Thailand’s culture), Phuket Butterfly Garden and Insect World, Phuket Aquarium, Crocodile Farm, Phuket Fishing Park, and many more.
5. Chiang Rai
The most interesting thing about Chiang Rai is its location in Golden Triangle, an intersection of three countries: Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam. You can visit this northern city of Thailand or make it as a transit city before continuing your journey to the neighboring countries.
Chiang Rai is a beautiful city with a variety of landscapes, from hills to mountains, embellished by flower beds. You can also find wild animals in this spot as well as the Thailand exotic indigenous tribes.
6. Phanom Rung
Thailand is famous for its Buddha temples. However, there is a Hindu temple that is also interesting to visit: Phanom Rung. Phanom Rung is a beautiful Hindu temple which was built by Khmer between 10th and 13th century. The temple is dedicated to Shiva (one of the principal deities of Hinduism) and located in Nang Rong district, Sanctuary.
7. Railay (Rai Leh) Beach
Railay Beach has long been a popular destination for extreme sport junkies, especially wall climbing. You will be amazed by the beauty of the landscape. Enjoy the view of limestone hills along the coast, as well as unique caves and stunning lagoons.
Railay Beach is still unspoiled and cleaner than Ao Nang or Nopparat Thara area. You may only use the bikes and golf carts (usually provided by luxury hotels) as a means of transportation in this area.
The beach is located on a small peninsula and only accessible by a long tail boat. For those who want to learn rock climbing, there are also many schools with instant training services.
8. Wat Benchamabophit (Marble Temple)
People often call Wat Benchamabophit as Marble Temple. It was because the majority of the pillars and walls in this temple is covered with Carrera marbles imported from Italy. Apart from the beauty of the marbles, the temple has a unique architecture as a combination of Thailand culture and European style. Entitled as the most beautiful temple in Bangkok, the temple is also the home to the most beautiful Buddha statue in Thailand, namely Phra Phuttha Chinnarat.
9. Wat Ratchanaddaram
Wat Ratchanaddaram is a Buddha temple located in the intersection between Ratchadanmoen Klang and Maha Chai Road, Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok. King Nangklao (Rama III) ordered the construction of the temple in 1846 as a gift for his granddaughter, Somanass Waddhanawathy.
10. Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden is a botanical garden complex which is located in 163 km Sukhumvit Road, Chonburi Province, Thailand. You can get there by buses, taxis, or cars.
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden has a collection of exotic plants and wild animals. The place is also often used as a place for religious ceremonies, martial art performances, and elephant shows. Many other facilities are also available, including a restaurant, a mini zoo, a hotel with a swimming pool, as well as hotels or villa with unique Thailand culture.
11. Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Phra Kaew or Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram is one of the most important temples in Thailand located in Phra Nakhon district. The ticket is quite expensive, but it is more than worth it. You can also visit a royal museum there.
If you want to enter the temple, you are required to dress decently. Wear long pants outfit and a long-sleeved shirt. The guard will always check on the visitor’s outfit to make sure they have dressed accordingly. However, you can also rent a long cloth that is available there to cover your lack of clothing.
12. Wat Pho
Wat Pho is located in Rattanakosin district which is close to the Grand Palace. The temple is situated at the back of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Commonly known as Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn, the temple is known to be the origin of Thai traditional massage.
This temple is said to be the biggest in Thailand. There is a great and magnificent statue of Reclining Buddha (or often referred to as the Sleeping Buddha) inside the temple which is coated with gold. Moreover, the feet of the 46 meters long Sleeping Buddha are covered with 108 panels of mother pearl. This statue was intended to describe and symbolize the Buddha in Nirvana (heaven). Do not forget to dress modestly when you are visiting the temple.
13. Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai is the best place to satisfy your shopping madness. Known as the heaven for shoppers, Chiang Mai also offers a wide range of products that you can get by paying 1 dollar only. The market is open from 5 am till 12 am.
14. Hua Hin
Hua Hin has a beautiful, unique landscape with its clear blue water and white sandy beach. Besides enjoying the panorama, you can also try many kinds of sports, including playing golf.
15. Krabi Island
A little far from the main island, you can find a hidden paradise, Krabi Island, with its mesmerizing beach. Krabi is very secluded and not many people know its location.
Krabi Island is located 800 km from Bangkok and near to Phi Phi Island. You need more effort and cost to reach Krabi Island as you need to drive for 12 hours to reach the island. But Krabi Island can also be reached by a direct flight offered by some airlines such as Thai Airways, Bangkok Airways, Air Asia, and Tiger Airways.
Krabi Island is the best place if you want to have a quiet and relaxing holiday. In Krabi Island, you can explore the beauty of its landscape with a series of limestone hills in extraordinary shapes and the unique culture of its fishing villages. Enjoy the white sandy beach and the clear sea water, and try many kinds of water activities like diving, snorkeling, kayaking, or tracking under the canopy of the tropical forest. There are also two of the most popular beaches in Krabi Island which are Ao Nang Beach and Railay Beach. Do not forget to try hot water spring in Krabi Island to help you get rid of fatigue.
16. Koh Chang Beach
Koh Chang is Thailand marine national park. Not only having a stunning underwater scenery, but Koh Cang is also popular due to its white and soft sandy beach and the clear blue water.
Pattaya was previously known as the center of Thailand’s nightlife since there were many cabaret shows featuring ladyboys. However, this image was shifted, and now Pattaya is becoming one of the popular destinations for families and tourists in all age.
In Pattaya, you can visit unique museums, an amusement park, and splendid malls. Experience the fun of playing water sport activities such as wind sailing or parasailing. You can also visit other tourist destinations like Wong Phrachan Beach, Alcazar Show, Tiffany Show, Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, Art in Paradise, Ripley’s World of Entertainment, Buddha Mountain, Haunted Adventure, 12 Moving Theatre, Infinity Maze, and many more.
To get to Pattaya, you can take a taxi from Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok for around 1.500 Baht or take a bus for around 122 Baht. You can stay in several hostels or hotels with an affordable price. And while you’re staying in Pattaya, do not miss to experience a culinary journey of tasty Thailand street foods.
Just like Pattaya, Phuket also offers a complete travel package for a holiday. Phuket is the biggest island in Thailand and is considered to be the most popular among tourists. The beaches in Phuket are also stunning and have a beautiful landscape with clean sea water and white sandy beach.
The following list breaks down some tourist destinations that you must visit in Phuket.
a. Laem Phromthep: Located in Rawai Beach where you can witness the amazing view of Andaman Sea while waiting for the sun to set.
b. Hat Kata: Located in the south of Karon Beach and is famous because the color of sand on the beach looks like gold. Here you can find many world-class resorts.
c. Hat Kamala: Being the ‘house’ of Phuket Moslem community, Hat Kamala has a calmer environment. The beach is perfect as a sanctuary if you want to relax and enjoy the view.
d. Hat Nai Harn: Hat Nai Harn beach is surrounded by grassy hills and small, unspoiled islands.
e. Koh Racha: Koh Racha is popular among divers as two of its beautiful islands, Koh Racha Yai and Koh Racha Noi, is the perfect place for diving.
f. Hat Patong: Hat Patong is said to be the most crowded and developed area in Phuket. You can find a variety of hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and stores that sell basic everyday things for tourists.
g. Phuket Thaihua Museum: Opened in 2010, the museum is dedicated as a reminder of Chinese people who once resided in Phuket.
h. Hat Surin: Located in the north of Hat Patong, Hat Surin (Surin Beach) is dominated with pine trees bordering the white sandy beach.
i. Sirinart National Park: Sirinart National Park is the home to many marine species. Visitors can stop by at Taa Chatchai, Sai Kaew, and Mai Kao surrounding the location.
19. Phu Thok
Phu Thok is a recommended place for you to enjoy a holiday. Located near to Mekong River, the scenery of this place is stunning, as it is surrounded by mountains. In the morning, the fog will cover the mountains and makes you feel like in a land above the clouds. Phu Thok is also famous among adrenaline junkies. The landscape of cliffs and canyons can be the perfect place to do extreme activities.
20. Doi Mae Hua Kham
Many people suggested coming to Doi Mae Hua Kham during the winter to witness ‘the paradise on earth. The view of green grasses and the beds of blooming flowers are magnificent, and you can see it freely without spending a penny. The fresh and clean air will add up to the amazing comfort you feel by seeing the beauty of the landscape. In this area, you can also explore more about the hill tribe that sometimes perform a cultural and dance shows.
21. The Peak of the Galaxy, Kanchanaburi
You can find a calm and relaxing environment, as well as experience an adventure when visiting The Peak of the Galaxy. The beautiful scenery and unpolluted fresh air will make you feel freshen up.
You have to take a special cable car to get to the top. And this might be one of the best experiences when visiting The Peak of the Galaxy as you can witness the amazing view of rice fields, canyon, and rivers down below.
22. Phu Rua National Park
Phu Rua National Park is a must-visit place especially for those who want to enjoy the cool mountainous atmosphere and inhale the fresh air. It is best if you wear a warm cloth because sometimes the local climate can be very cold.
23. Doi Ang Khang Mon
Just like what you see on the peak of Thailand, in Doi Ang Khang Mon you will get the opportunity to see the splendid scenery with its tea plantations (that look like a green carpet), strawberry gardens, and a line of exotic rural houses. Doi Ang Khang Mon is located in the north of the city center.
24. Roller Cave National Park
Feel the sensation of entering the bowels of the earth in Roller Cave National Park. Located on the highest corner of Thailand, you can watch a beautiful cave with a stunning panorama. You can even find a cave that is high enough to do walk climbing.
25. Salaeng Luang National Park
Enjoy a tour to waterfalls, meadows, springs and caves in Salaeng Luang National Park. In this national park, you can find many wild plants and animal in their natural habitat.
Cha-am is one of the many tourist destinations that you can visit in Thailand. Located 161 km from Bangkok city, you can reach Cha-am using many kinds of transportation in about 2 hours.
Cha-am has a white sandy beach with the longest coastline in Thailand. Aside from enjoying the view of its beautiful beach, you can also try out golfing in Cha-am Resort.
27. Koh Samui
Koh Samui is actually an island which is located in the east part of Thailand. With an area of 228 km2, this island becomes the second largest island in this country.
Koh Samui is a pretty popular tourist destination in Thailand. The statistic shows that almost 1,5 million tourists come to Koh Samui every year. Koh Samui has undergone some developments including building some resorts, hotels, villas and bungalows.
There are many reasons of why people like to visit Koh Samui. Many of them like to enjoy the beauty of the white sandy beach bordered by a row of coconut trees alongside the coastline. As for divers, the beautiful underwater scenery of Koh Samui is enough to capture people’s hearts. Do not forget to try Koh Samui local foods. The delicious local dishes are also influenced by Malaysian, Indonesian, and Indian cultures that make the foods have a unique flavor.
You can reach Koh Samui by plane or ferry. If you prefer to take a flight, you need to arrive at Samui Airport. Some airlines provide a direct flight to Samui Airport, such as Bangkok Airways, Thai Airways Internasional, Firefly Airlines, and Silk Air. The best time to visit Koh Samui is during the dry season or summer.
28. Baan Pinsuwan Benjarong
Baan Pinsuwan Benjarong is located in Samut Songkram district. One of the popular tourist destinations in this area is a ceramic home industry which produces ceramics manually (by hands). In this home industry, you can find Thailand’s ceramic motif and even old Chinese motif that has a distinct character with its bright color.
Visitors are allowed to see the making of the ceramics and take a picture, also try to paint the ceramics on their own. You will be more satisfied as you are allowed to bring home your masterpiece. Do not forget to buy some other souvenirs as a symbol that you have visited Baan Pinsuwan Benjarong.
29. Wat Khanon Temple
Located in Ratchaburi, central of Thailand, Wat Khanon Temple offers two interesting tourist attractions. You can visit puppet museum and watch shadow puppet show. The show is open only on Saturday and Sunday at 10 am and lasts only for 1-2 hours.
In addition to the museum and the show, you can enjoy the beautiful architecture of the temple, and if you’re lucky, you can also snap a picture of the orange clothing monks who wander around the temple.
30. Mekong River
Actually, Mekong River is not owned by Thailand only. The river which is ranked as the 7th longest river in Asia and the 12th in the world passes through China, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Cambodia. You can go along the river using a boat or just enjoy the view of the river from the riverbank while doing some fun activities.
Along the Mekong River, visitors can observe the activities of monks who stroll around barefoot with their unique orange dress, and watch local people activities who use the river for transportation and a fishery. You can even enjoy the view of hotels on both sides of the river.
31. Jed Samian Local Market
For those who want to see the daily activities of local people in Thailand, go visit a 100-year-old Jed Samian Local Market. It is located in Photharam. You can buy many cheap everyday things in this local market and also enjoy a Thailand culinary journey. The sellers are friendly and always welcome the tourists with a warm smile.
32. Sampran Riverside Market
Sampran Riverside Market was once a resort and hotel which is located in Nakhon Pathom. Now, the location has been developed and equipped with many facilities for the tourists. Do not miss the chance to visit the traditional market, a playground, and Buddha Park which offer many art performances, such as dances, martial arts, weaving, even cooking local foods.
In Sampran Riverside Market, visitors are allowed to snap some pictures to their heart’s contents and even watch elephant feeding show. If you want to buy some local products, do not hesitate to visit Farmer Market. Visitors can buy many farm products from the surrounding farms. You do not need to worry about the price, as the sellers offer a very low price!
33. Baiyoke Sky Bangkok
Baiyoke Sky Bangkok can be an alternative tourist destination for those who like adrenaline challenges. Visitors can observe Bangkok landscape from a height. Baiyoke Sky Bangkok is actually the highest building in Thailand (even in Southeast Asia) which has 83 floors. What more interesting is, on one of its floors, there is an exclusive restaurant. You can enjoy the delicious meal while watching the glow of street lights down the city.
34. Wat Traimit in Bangkok - Temple of Golden Buddha
Wat Traimit Temple is one of the popular temples in Bangkok which is famous for its huge Buddha statue, made of gold and weighed 5,5 tons!
It is said that in the past when imperialists were trying to colonize Thailand, this statue was covered with clay for many years. No one knew that behind the clay layer, there was a very valuable statue made of gold. It was not after the statue was relocated to another place that the statue fell and broken that people noticed something. They decided to move the statue to Temple of Golden Buddha.
You can visit the temple by train, as it is located in Yaowarat Street, near Hualampong train station.
35. Mansion Vimanmek
The building is made of teak and is coated with gold. You can find many kinds of unique furniture such as glasses, porcelain, even a memory of the late empire during 1868-1910 in this mansion. Due to its uniqueness, it is not a surprise that the mansion has a strict safety protocol. To enter the mansion, the visitors are required to deposit the bag in the locker and are not allowed to take pictures inside the mansion. Not only that, but you also not allowed to touch or sit on one of the properties. The ticket entrance is free if you buy a free pass to Grand Palace (also consists an entrance ticket to Emerald Buddha temple and Wat Pra Kaew).
36. China Town Bangkok
Just like many other China Towns, the main activity in this area is trading. China Town in Bangkok is the center of shopping activities and is famous as the center of gold sales. You can also find various things in this China Town, such as fabrics, toys, accessories, even automotive spare parts! Do not forget to get ready to experience China Town culinary journey in the evening!
37. Dream World Garden
Dream World Garden is similar to Disneyland. Visitors will find many interesting rides and will definitely satisfy children who want to have fun. The Dream World Garden is located in Pathum Thani district. The location is a bit far from Bangkok but can be reached by bus or taxi.
To enjoy the rides, you are required to pay an entrance ticket for 650 Baht per person. The ticket includes an entrance ticket plus a ticket to enter all kind of rides, except Snow Town and Go-Kart. If you want a lower price, you can purchase the ticket online. It costs 449 Baht for adults and 399 Baht for children.
Dream World offers many interesting rides, including games, performances, parades, and also a beautiful landscape that can be used as a good background view for selfies. There are four major interesting locations in Dream World Garden, they are Dream World Plaza (consists of European-style buildings and stalls selling souvenirs), Dream Garden (nature-themed area and a miniature of seven wonders of the world, with a variety of flower gardens which is decorated nicely, Fantasy Land (an area designed mimicking a children fantasy world - you can find a building that looks similar to Sleeping Beauty's castle or the wells on the Frog Prince story), and also Adventure Land (an area equipped with many adrenaline rush rides, like tornado, super splash, sky coaster, jet coaster, haunted mansion, and some arcade games.
Feeling hungry after walking around and try out the rides? You do not need to worry. Because the Dream World Garden also provides a culinary center (food court) which is located in the zone of Adventure Land. You need to purchase a coupon if you want to buy some meals or drinks. The coupons worth 40 Baht or 10 Baht, while the price for the foods ranges from 50 – 60 Baht and 30 Baht for the drinks.
38. Siam Niramit Show
Thailand’s creativity is endless. This will be proven if you try to visit Siam Niramit Show. As the name implies, basically this is a stage show that is designed in such a way, and showing the action of the artists along with dozens of elephants in one arena.
For 1,5 hours, you can see interesting shows including a show where the artists do clashing acting with the elephants. The story itself is about the life of Thai society in the past (including their typical clothes) which is packed with lighting effects, as well as an artistic stage setting. The building is quite big and provides many seats to accommodate a large number of the audience up to 2000 people.
There are some show packages available. First, a show package without dinner and a shuttle service from the hotel (priced 1,300 Baht per adult), second, a show package with dinner (priced 1,500 Baht per adult), and last, a show package with dinner and pick-up service (priced 1,800 Baht per adult).
39. Emporium Mall
Emporium Mall can be your best option to pamper yourself with branded goods with an extraordinary price. The location is very strategic as it is located in the heart of Bangkok city, which is Sukhumvit. You will discover many interesting things, from products made from leather, branded fashion, gadgets, computers, to household appliances.
40. Siam Ancient City
Thailand government tried many things to preserve local culture. One of them is by creating Siam Ancient City, an area that represents a mini replica of Bangkok in the past. In this location, visitors will discover many statues and temples. Siam Ancient City was built as a reminder for Thai people also foreigners about the glory of Ayutthaya dynasty. Siam Ancient City is open for public from 8 am until 5 pm. Visitors have to pay for 400 Baht for adult and 200 Baht for children to enter the location.
41. Four Face Buddha
Four Face Buddha is an artificial spot which is located in the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel yard. It’s not after some times that the statue which was made in 1956, attracted more visitors to see it. Some people said that your wishes would come true when you pray in front of the statue.
You need to buy an offering for 10 to 25 Baht if you want to pray in front of the Four Face Buddha. Do not forget to come back again once your wishes have been fulfilled.
42. Bangkok Dinner Cruises
Chao Phraya River might be one of the must-visit places in Thailand. The river, with the length of 372 km, splits Bangkok city into two parts. Apart from its strategic location, Chao Phraya has become very important for local people whose life depending on it.
Enjoying the river might be one anti-mainstream activity. The atmosphere surrounding the river is very romantic at night and will be perfect if you visit it with your partner.
At night, a cruise is available to bring passengers to travel along the river and enjoy the beauty of the riverbank where buildings stand side by side along the riverbank. The view is stunning as the buildings are decorated with exotic lights. Inside the cruise, the passengers can enjoy a romantic dinner with partners and even families. Passengers who like to take a selfie can take a picture with Chao Phraya River as the background. If the passengers take a day tour, tour guides will guide tourists while visiting Wat Arun Temple.
43. Pratunam Market
Pratunam Market is a place where you can find any kind of fabrics. Located in the heart of Bangkok, Pratunam Market is said to be the wholesale center in Bangkok.
In this market, you can find many kinds of clothing of good quality with reasonable price. Moreover, hundreds of stores and stalls that sell clothing as well as accessories are available for you to visit. You can shop-hopping and compare each store to find the best price. Visitors can also shop at some big malls surrounding Pratunam Market, from The Platinum Fashion Mall to Central World.
44. Sanctuary of Truth
Sanctuary of Truth can be considered as a destination for a religious tour. The temple which is located in Crescent Moon Beach, Pattaya, and was built in 1981.The uniqueness of the temple lies within its material. A carved wooden statue of the god decorates the temple, along with other Buddha figures which are also made of wood.
45. Alcazar dan Tiffany Show
Alcazar Show is a unique show as you are presented with the performance of good-looking ladyboys, dancing and swaying their body gracefully. They are so beautiful; you will not even notice that they are actually men.
Meanwhile, Tiffany Show presents a cabaret show where the dancers wear costumes with feathers as decorations like a peacock.
46. Madame Tussaud Museum
There are many wax museum that you can visit all around the world. However, while visiting Thailand, why don’t you try to visit Madame Tussaud Museum? Like the majority of wax museums, you can find a variety of wax sculptures made as similar as possible with lots of world famous figures, plus with some of their distinguishing features.
Madame Tussaud was first opened in 2010. There are ten rooms (zones) that you can visit. For example, in Hollywood’s red carpet zone, you can find many famous artists, such as Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman, Jackie Chan, Julia Roberts, and many more. The same thing applies to other zones, such as a zone where pop singer Michael Jackson and Madonna stand, also a zone where you can find movie stars, like Nicolas Cage or Jim Carrey, inside it.
Madame Tussaud Museum not only contains celebrity figures, but also many world leaders with their typical characters. You might meet Albert Einstein with his typical mustache, standing in front of a blackboard with his formulas written on it; Picasso with his cigar; Beethoven sits in front of a piano, Barack Obama, and even the former president of Indonesia, Ir Soekarno.
The most favorite thing to do when visiting Madame Tussaud Museum is taking pictures with the figures. You can easily find visitors who hug, shake hands, or even pretend like they are talking to their favorite characters.
To enter this museum, you will need to spend up to 795 Baht (around Rp230.000) per person. The museum is open every day at 8 am until 9 pm.
47. Chatuchak Weekend Market
Chatuchak Weekend Market can be considered as the biggest market in Southeast Asia that you must visit. Make sure to visit the market on the weekend, where you can find products with low price. But you need to remember to bring cash as the transaction using cards is not available in this market. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes as the weather is hot and the market is quite full of people.
48. Suphattra Land
Suphattra Land is very much alike Taman Buah Mekarsari in Bogor. You can arrive in Suphattra Land after a 3-hour drive from Bangkok.
The garden is quite large and is complete with many kinds of fruits collection. Visitors will be brought to stroll around the garden using a special train to learn about various fruits planted in the garden, and even taste the fresh fruit straight from the tree! You can eat as much as you like until you are satisfied.
Visitors will be able to see a glimpse of Thailand history by visiting Ayutthaya. Located near to Chao Phraya River basin, Ayutthaya was previously a capital of Ayutthaya Province. How to get there? You can take a bus or a train from Bangkok to reach Ayutthaya.
Ayuthayya was an ancient city in Thailand. Thus, it is not surprising that the visitors will be presented with a view of the landscape in the form of ancient temples and palaces. Well, if you want to visit and explore Ayutthaya satisfied, you can set up about a day. The location is so huge; you will never be able to go around the complex in one day.
Pai is a tourist village which is located in the north part of Thailand. There are many activities that you can try when visiting Pai, such as tracking, playing on Pai riverbank, visiting Pai Canyon, to seeing a giant Ferris wheel driven by human power.
Those are 50 recommended tourist destinations in Thailand that you can choose if you are planning to visit Thailand. And if you are the first timer, the following tips might help you to have a pleasant time in Thailand.
1. Prepare the Passport and All the Documents Needed.
For those who already have a passport, please check the validity of the passport. Make sure that the valid date is not less than six months. If your passport valid date is less than six months (from the date of departure to Thailand), go to the immigration office to extend the passport immediately.
2. Prepare the Itinerary.
Thailand is a quite large country and has many tourist destinations. Thus, with limited time, you will not be able to visit all the tourist destinations. That is why planning an itinerary is very important. If you are not familiar with the location, try to visit the popular cities in Thailand first, like Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Pattaya, and so on. You can buy a map to figure out the position of the cities you are intended to visit and its nearest tourist destinations.
Make sure you cover all the main tourist destinations, like the beaches, temples, shopping centers, the traditional markets, as well as the culinary center. Moreover, make the itinerary to be as rational as possible. Consider your physical condition as well as the tickets and other accommodation expenses.
3. Prepare Thailand’s Money in Baht
Prepare the money at least a week before your departure. You can trade the money in money changer. Avoid exchanging money at the airport since the exchange rate is very low. If the money changer does not provide a Baht currency, you can trade them first into United States dollars, before exchange the money in money changer once you arrive in Thailand.
Those are some things you should consider about the tourist attractions in Thailand including the tips to have a pleasant trip. Happy holiday!