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Despite strong tourist activity, Thailand, with its unparalleled cultural and historical heritage and a worry-free nation famous for its smile, remains true to its name. But the only problem when you plan a journey to Thailand is the limitation to a few places of interest. This will help you get started with the most visited tourist sites in Thailand:
The Erawan Falls are the main attractions of the Erawan National Parks in Western Thailand, just a brief excursion from Kanchanaburi. It is open to the public all year round and is usually very lively on the weekend. Formal Ao Phra Nang ("Princess Bay"), Ao Nang is the most beloved seaside city in Krabi county in the south of Thailand.
In order to get an impression of what it was like to shop in Bangkok before all the channels were full, many visitors to the capitol make a daily excursion to one of the swimming market outside the town. Although today swimming fairs tend to act as tourist attraction and social gathering places as important elements of agriculture, they are still lively places full of tasty dishes.
The Prasat Hin Phimai has some of Thailand's most imposing Khmeruinen.
Thailand's third biggest Nationalpark, the Khao Yai Nationalpark, is situated in the east of the country in the province Nakhon Ratchasima. It is home to a variety of animals, among them Asiatic elephant and wild boar, and has lookout points, footpaths, lodges, huts and camps. The Ang Thong, which means "bowl of gold", is a favourite natural reserve in the Gulf of Thailand.
It consists of 42 islets, situated near each other for simple insular bouncing, and is situated on Ko Wua Talap. To explore the sandy beach and snorkel between the flat corals is a favourite excursion from Ko Samui. Situated in the north of Thailand, Sukhothai Historical Parc contains the remains of Sukhothai, the capitol of the eponymous empire in the thirteenth and fourteenth century.
There are almost 200 remains in the enclosed gardens, 26 of which are temporary palaces and the Royal Palace. At Ramkhamhaeng National Museum the visitor can not only explore the many intriguing mudflats and other remains, but also find out more about the Sukhothai Cultures. It' a favourite excursion from Ko Tao, so its lovely sandy areas can sometimes be congested.
It is a beautiful and clear water ideal for snorkelling and snorkelling. Situated in the Bangkok Yai area on the western shore of the Chao Phraya River, Wat Arun's striking pomp or towers are decorated with colourful shells and china. Initially, the store was in the possession of a group of China traders, but as it expanded with the construction of more business premises, it was no longer in the possession of a group.
Situated in the Andaman Sea off the province of Satun, Koh Lipe is a small isle near the Malaysia frontier. Koh Lipe is small enough to be reached on foot within an hours walk and has four beautiful sandy shores, home to about 25 per cent of the world's marine life. The reef attracts snorkellers and dives, and travellers can sleep in various size bungalow sandwiches.
The Chatuchak Kitchen in Bangkok is the biggest of its kind in Thailand. There are even some who say it's the biggest week-end fair in the whole wol. Featuring more than 8,000 booths that range from antique to clothing to furnishings, the well-liked fair attracts more than 200,000 visitors on Saturdays and Sundays and offers a large selection of delicious dining options.
Kao Sok National Parks is home to Thailand's biggest jungle and a must for those who want to experience Thailand's pristine beauties. Remains of an old jungle extend over the parc, which is divided by a tragic chalk mountains.
Over 5 per cent of the world's wildlife is found in this wonderful nature reserve, which also has a network of country lanes, falls and a wonderful sea. Situated on an extinguished vulcano in north-eastern Thailand, Phanom Rung is a Hindoo shrine known for its excellent architectural design. Situated near the town of Nang Rong, this shrine was erected between the Khmer civilization between the tenth and thirteenth century.
The Similan Arcipelago consists of nine main and two distant islets and is one of the most visited dive sites in the country. Located off the Phang Nga province coastline in the south of Thailand, the water around the island offers beautiful reef and submarine cliffs that take many different forms.
Notoriously, the Full Moon is a nightly shore celebration taking place in Haad Rin on Koh Phangan Isle. From Kanchanaburi over the bridge over the Kwai River to Nam Tok, the two-hour rail ride along the famous Thailand-Burma Death Railway is one of Thailand's most beautiful and beloved rail journeys.
Aka Ayutthaya Historical Parc, this beloved tourist destination contains the remains of the second Siamese capitol, which was established around 1350. Situated in the province of Trat in the east of Thailand, this magnificent nature reserve consists of more than 50 beautiful island. The White Sand Beach is the place where the crowds from all over the globe meet to have a great game.
In northern Thailand live several interesting and colourful ethnical minority groups known as mountain people. You can go on a trek and one of the many towns where you can welcome people. Aka Rai Leh, this beloved climber is situated in the province of Krabi on the Andaman Sea coastline.
Railay is only reachable by ferry and offers a multitude of thrilling rides. Accommodations on Railay range from cheap backpacker and climber-loving cottages to the famed Rayavadee Beach Club Holiday Board. The Grand Palace, the formal home of the Siamese and later Thailand's monarchs since 1782, is perhaps the most celebrated tourist destination in the busy Bangkok.
Phang Nga Bay is situated just over 95 km from Phuket and is one of Thailand's best tourist destinations and one of the most beautiful areas of the country. One of the most favoured ways to visit the bay of Phang Nga is by seakayak, as it is the only way to get into the grottos and caverns.
PHYPHIPI is a wonderful arcipelago in the province of Krabi, not far from Phuket. While Ko Phi Phi Phi Don is the only inhabited isle in the group, the smaller Ko Phi Phi Phi Phi Leh is known as the shooting site for the film "The Beach". Ko Phi Phi Phi Phi is becoming less and less appealing due to the crowds of visitors, but at the moment it is still a very nice place.