The Grand Palace is a large compound built in 1782 which consisted of more than hundred buildings with beautiful gilded architecture, intricate carved decorations and fantastic statues depicting both mythical and the divine. Within the palace, Wat Phra Kaew is the most beautiful and important Buddhist temple in Thailand. It houses Phra Kaew Morakot (also known as the Emerald Buddha), the most highly revered Buddha image carved from a single block of fine jade. Inside the temple, the grounds are scattered by numerous interesting sculptures of artistic value, including the fanciful animals in mythology, the fierce-looking giants standing guard at the gates, the six pairs of Cambodian-style bronze lions and the stone figures from China. The inner surface of the walls which is surrounding the temple are extensive mural paintings depicting scenes from the famous epic ''Ramayana''. It is the longest wall painting in the world as well as one of the Unseen Bangkoks. Today, the Grand Palace is the most famous and popular place that for every tourist who comes to Bangkok.
2. Wat Arun
3. Ancient City of Ayutthaya
The ancient city of Ayutthaya or Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya was built by King U-Thong in 1350 and the Thai capital for 417 years which was ruled by 33 kings, before it was destroyed by Burmese in 1767. This city was built on an island surrounded by three rivers, Chao Phraya, Lopburi and Pa Sak rivers. There are numerous ruins of temples, religious shrines, pavilions and palaces which can be seen scattering all over the place, especially on the western half of the island. In 1969 the Fine Arts Department began with renovations of the ruins, which became more serious after it was declared a historical park in 1976. After 15 years, the park finally was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1991. Every year in December, festivities are organized in the former site of the capital to celebrate the glory of its past. The events include displays of traditional culture and lifestyles, various entertainments and a memorable light and sound show with the backdrop of Ayutthaya’s ancient ruins and temples which attract countless visitors come far away from every corner of the world.
4. Sukhothai Historical Park
5. Doi Suthep-Doi Pui National Park
5. Doi Suthep-Doi Pui National Park
Doi Suthep-Dui Pui National Park is one of most visited national park in Thailand which over 3 million visitors annually. It is a place to be visited by each visitor that comes to Chiang Mai. This national park was established in 1981 with spanning an area of 261 square km and home to more than 300 bird species and nearly 2,000 species of ferns and flowering plants. There are several attractions in this national park including the scenic views of Huai Kaeo Waterfall and Khru Ba Siwichai Monument located at the foothill of Doi Suthep Mountain. The major attraction of this luxuriant park is the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, which was Chiang Mai’s most important and visible landmark built in 1383. It is located at the hillside of Doi Suthep with an elevation of 1,050 m, and overlooks the city from its forested mountain backdrop. One of the interesting in this temple is the pagoda contains holy Buddha relics that attracts Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world throughout the year. The Bhubing Palace is another attraction which is 4 km further up the mountain. The palace itself is not opened for public, but the visitors may enjoy the beautiful garden in the palace's compound which is full of colourful exotic flowers. Further up another 3 km is Doi Pui Tribal Village where the village presents the typical lifestyle of the Hmong as well as a scenic view of Doi Inthanon, the highest peak of Thailand.
6. Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
Thailand‘s hill tribes – but take all claims with a pinch of salt and bargain hard for good prices.
7. Railay Beach
8. Phi Phi Island
9. Phang Nga Bay National Park
10. The Bridge on the River Kwai
The famous Bridge on the River Kwai is located in Kanchanaburi Province. It was first built in 1942 as a part of the railway between Thailand and Burma. At the time of World War II, the Japanese wanted to seek to shorten the supply lines between Japan and Burma in preparation for an eventual attack on British India. Hundreds of thousands of Asian labourers and Allied prisoners-of war were forced by Japanese forces to construct a railway for a distance of about 400 km. More than hundred thousand people lost their lives during the construction of this death railway due to starvation, exhaustion and diseases. The bridge and railway became famous after a novel with the title of ''The Bridge Over the River Kwai'' by Pierre Boulle published in 1952 and later made into a film by David Lean in 1957. Today, there are trains running from Kanchanaburi to the terminus at Nam Tok station for a distance of 50 kilometers and the journey by riding on a tourist train has become one of the main attraction while travelling to Kanchanaburi.