What to see in Thailand, recommended itinerary to discover the most beautiful main cities to visit, what to do to admire the nation's landscapes, natural parks and beaches.
– Chiang Mai, called the northern rose, is the economic and cultural center of northern Thailand and the center of tourism in the region. Located on the Mae Ping River about 700 kilometers from Bangkok, it is one of the most well-known and visited provinces of Thailand, with its mountain ranges and green hills. In winter, due to particular climatic conditions, fog swirls are created which create an unusual spectacle for a tropical country. The numerous national parks are very fertile, with abundant flora and wildlife including in particular elephants. Visits to the many tribal villages in this area are an essential component of tourism in the area. Some of the area's main attractions include Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Doi and Intanon, which is Thailand's highest mountain.
– Chiang Rai is the northernmost province of Thailand, located 785 kilometers from Bangkok. With mainly mountainous territory, this province is an important tourist destination for those who want to visit the natural attractions made of landscapes, past history and still present tribal populations whose villages can be visited to buy low-cost traditional handicrafts.
– Mae Hong Son it has beautiful landscapes surrounded by mountains and characterized by mists present almost all year round, mostly in winter. There are also many waterfalls, woods, national parks with many animals including elephants, temples and local tribe villages.
– Sukhothai, located in the valley of the Yom River, is a province in northern Thailand that borders the central regions. It is located approximately 427 kilometers north of Bangkok and covers approximately 6,600 square kilometers. The province was founded in the thirteenth century and was the first independent state of Thai Kingdom, the kingdom of Sukhothai. The city of Sukhothai is famous for having been the capital of the kingdom and for the presence of a large number of temples and monuments restored and restored to their former glory. Other places of interest include the Ramkhamhaeng National Museum, Ramkhamhaeng National Park, Sri Satchanalai National Park and the Royal Palace and Wat Mahathat.
– Buriram means city of peace and is a large province with a high number of inhabitants and located about 410 kilometers from Bangkok in north-east Thailand, an area known by the name of Issan. The province, spanning over a million square kilometers, still has significant wooded areas and great historical significance for the Khmer ruins. Of particular importance is Phanom Rung Historical Park, located about 120 kilometers from the city of Korat and restored to its splendor after about twenty years of restoration.
– Khon Kaen it is the commercial and political center of northeastern Thailand. It is famous for the production of superior quality silk and very important from a historical and cultural point of view. In fact, Khon Kaen has been the home of various civilizations and is a center of archaeological excavations that have brought to light numerous treasures from past eras now preserved and exhibited in the museums of Khon Kaen.
– Loei, located 520 kilometers from Bangkok and about 400 meters above sea level, is a province which has only recently become a tourist destination. For this reason it is still authentic and unspoiled. Although located on the border with Laos, this northeastern province is very reminiscent of northern Thailand. The landscape is rugged with low mountains, waterfalls and vast open areas with flat fertile soils.
– Nakhon Ratchasima, known locally as Khorat, is a large northeastern province, about 260 kilometers from Bangkok and steeped in history by the memory of the culture of the Khmer kingdom. The province is rich in nature, with forests, mountains and waterfalls. Lifestyles respect the tradition of the place and noteworthy is the production of ceramic products performed by the local community. The Nakhon Ratchasima Museums and the archaeological excavations present are very interesting. Area attractions also include Khao Yai National Park, a park created to protect birds and other animal species including tigers and elephants, and Prasat Hin Phimai National Historical Park, certainly one of the best in Thailand.
– Nong Khai is a province located in an enchanting scenery made of woods and wide landscapes, with a series of small cities to visit located on the banks of the Mekong River. The province also has a wide range of attractions for visitors which include some temples and the city Tha Sadet market.
– Ayutthaya, just 86 km north of Bangkok, has an important historical significance. Founded in 1350 by King U-Thong, it remained the capital of the country until 1767. During this period it was governed by 33 sovereigns belonging to various dynasties, subsequently it was invaded by the Burmese.There are three rivers and a large navigable canal that allow access to various sites in the historic city by means of long-tailed boats.Recommended readings
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– Bangkok, a large and lively city where about 6 million people live, is the capital of Thailand and the administrative center of the country. City with many skyscrapers and modern buildings, it offers many opportunities for fun and entertainment. Bangkok is firmly inserted in the Thai tradition, with the practice of the characteristic rituals carried out daily, with people of all ages who go to pray in the numerous temples present. As for gastronomy, in Bangkok you can taste typical dishes of local cuisine or the best dishes of international cuisine. Bangkok's nightlife is legendary with a wide choice of clubs, bars, shows, concerts and cinemas. As for the rest of the country, banking services are efficient and reliable, telecommunications services are excellent, with broadband Internet services.
– Kanchanaburi It is a province famous for its mountains, hills, the bridge over the Kwae river, which was the scene of numerous war atrocities during the Japanese administration of Thailand. The Kanchanaburi national parks are ideal for adventures in the natural beauty of the province, including the exceptionally spectacular Erawan waterfall with its 7 fall levels, Sai Yok National Park including evergreen trees, bamboo and a teak forest in the frame of a mountain context. The area is also famous for trekking, caving, canoeing and elephant rides.
– Phetchaburi it has an ancient history told by many archaeological testimonies and many objects now exhibited in the museums of the area, including valuable works of art. A particularly interesting destination for visitors is Cha-Am, today a tourist resort with an excellent beach. Given its location near Bangkok, Cha-am is a favorite destination for the inhabitants of the capital during the weekend. Kaeng Krachan National Park is Thailand's largest national park.
– Prachuap Khiri Khan, located about 280 kilometers south of Bangkok, was established in 1845 during the reign of King Rama IV. The province is famous for its beaches and mountains, but also has some historical attractions that appeal to tourism. Hua Hin, one of the main attractions of this province and in the past a real resort, is located in an excellent position on the sea with crystal clear waters and a fantastic white sand beach.
– Chonburi it is located on the east coast of Thailand and has excellent beaches including Pattaya, one of the most famous. In Pattaya, foreign tourists can experience the rich nightlife, play golf, practice water sports and scuba diving. The area also boasts numerous restaurants, clubs with cabaret shows and zoos.
– Rayong is a province located on the Gulf of Thailand, about 200 kilometers from Bangkok. The area is mainly agricultural, known for its fruit production, in particular pineapple and durian. There are also a number of dive sites characterized by excellent coral reefs and various species of fish.
– Trat it is a small province bordering Cambodia. It includes more than fifty large and small islands within it, long white sandy beaches and amazing coral. Of particular interest to visitors are the islands of Koh Chang and Koh Kuud.
– Phuket it is located in the Andaman Sea and is recognized as one of the main attractions of the kingdom of Thainlandia for visitors, with its beaches, coves and bays. The island has a number of leisure activities including trekking and walks to be practiced in a tropical context. Among the main attractions are Karon Phuket, Kamala, Kalim beaches, Patong beach and Cape Promthep.
– Ranong it is located 586 kilometers south of Bangkok on the border with Myanmar. In this province, the rainy season lasts longer than in other areas of the country and among the natural attractions there are interesting hot springs, renowned for their therapeutic value.
– Song Khla It is located in southern Thailand on the border of the state of Kedah in Malaysia and represents a landing point for tourists from Malaysia and Singapore. Hat Yai is an important port and the main city of this province, famous for shopping. The area has a rich history with a fair number of historical sites to visit including Wat Chaimongkhon. Do not forget a visit to the large Hat Samila beach.
– Surat Thani it has white sandy beaches and blue water with all the characteristics of a tropical paradise. Only 21 kilometers at its widest point and 25 kilometers long, Samui offers a series of limestone landscapes with granite hills, forests, and a coastline lined with palm trees, beaches and bays. Chaweng and Lamai, beaches of the east coast, are famous for being the best with a good offer of accommodation, restaurants and night clubs.
In Thailand, in addition to the classic visit to cities such as Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi and others, you can also visit wonderful scenarios surrounded by greenery such as natural parks.
The Khao Yai National Park is inclusive of differentiated natural habitats consisting of the evergreen rainforest, the mixed deciduous forest, the evergreen hilly forest.
This park is crossed by some rivers including the Lam Takhong which forms the spectacular waterfalls of the Haeo Suwat where the blooming of beautiful orchids is favored.
There is a large variety of animal species including elephants, tigers, deer, monkeys without gibbons, wild boars, bears, leopards, the hornbill bird, the Siamese pheasant and bats.
The vegetation with all types of plants is very rich, in addition to the orchids mentioned above.
In Bangkok, a visit to the Royal Palace, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the Temple of the Golden Buddha, the National Museum and the characteristic floating market, an expression of the typical Thai river life is recommended.