Tourism is an essential part of Thailand's economy. Whether you are looking for exciting sites, tranquil tropical panoramas or the trailing conurbation of Bangkok, there is definitely something in Thailand for all and sundry. Here are some of the preferred destinations in Thailand for many travelers.
Beaches and Islands
One of the most popular tourist attractions are the numerous attractive beaches Thailand has to offer. The country is blessed with natural beauty and its beaches are some of the best in the globe. A quick visit to the southern beaches is the highlight of any travel in Thailand. You can go sun bathing, swimming, scuba diving or snorkeling on the beach, or enjoy purchasing things from local retailers who vend local foods, delicious fruit and souvenirs on. Some of the greatest spots having amazing white sandy beaches and peaceful atmosphere include Phuket, Samui, Pattaya and Hua Hin.
Additionally, there are plenty of small and delightful islands in Thailand. You can get to these islands in just a few hours from Phuket. One attraction for the tourists is Phi Phi Islands, second most famous islands after Phuket and situated in the Krabi province of Thailand. Other islands include Bida Noi, Bida Nok, and Bamboo Island or Ko Mai Phai, which are not a lot more than big limestone rocks projecting out of the sea.
Every island has a beach resort and a boutique hotel, which caters to all sizes of budgets. Most of these islands also provide various water sports and other fun-filled activities. What's more is that visiting the islands in Thailand is a lot easier these days due to air connectivity from Bangkok to major islands in the country. You can also get to these destinations by road, sea or rail to explore the interiors of the county as well.
Apart from the sandy beaches and beautiful islands in Thailand, there are over 100 national parks including 20 marine parks and other fabulous sights. Khao Yai National Park is one of them, located in the northern part of Bangkok. Here you can experience wildlife and forests in a calmly serene atmosphere and also find a lot of historic remains that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Khao Sok National Park, the oldest and largest rainforest in the Thailand, is also a great place to visit. This is where you can go hiking and discover a huge diversity of flora and fauna.
The Grand Palace, located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, is perhaps the most popular of Thailand's many prosperous tourist attractions. In addition to being the current home of longest-serving King alive, this palace also hosts the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. It covers a broad range of architectural designs, ranging from a pure Ayutthayan design of the temples to a combination of Thailand and Western for modern structures. You may choose to take an extraordinary boat trip to witness many of the sights, which include the famous floating market and a collection of the 300 temples residing in the borders of Bangkok.
Mountains and Rivers
Thailand is rich in wilderness areas of mountains, waterfalls and forests. In fact one of the country's distinguishing features is its mountains. The highest peak in Thailand is Doi Inthanon, Chiang Mai, which reaches a remarkable 2580 meters. There are a lot of waterfalls to jump in and diversity of bird species to watch as you climb to the top to experience a cool climate between the tropics. Doi Tung also known as 'Flag Mountain' is another fascinating mountain-top destination of forests in Thailand.
Many of the rivers in this country originate as small streams and tributaries at the tops of the enormous natural monuments. Fresh water starts as rainfall in the heights of the mountains and forms speedy flowing streams and tributaries, which in the end develop into the gigantic meandering rivers like the Tapi waterway, which flows through Trang Province and the Mae Nam Chao Phraya River, which flows through the center of Bangkok.
Thailand is one of the most exotic destinations in the world. This country can provide a wild exhibition of needs and tastes for all sorts of travelers. You get to enjoy outstanding attractions and beauty in the center of a dynamic, rich culture. When you travel in Thailand, the value you will find there is totally incredible.
If you’re just going to travel in Thailand you can easily obtain a tourist visit in Thai Embassy. If you’re planning to work or start your own business in Myanmar you need to obtain Thailand business visa and/or Thailand work permit.
John Chen is a travel writer currently located in Bangkok, Thailand.