Tourism is a major economic contributor to the Kingdom of Thailand. It is part of South East Asia, where you have Singapore and Thailand, countries with well-developed tourism industry. You also have countries that are just opening up to tourists, like Myanmar, that have massive growth potential and then contries that are extremely fragmented within themselves such as Indonesia. Thailand, also known as the land of smiles, is a jewel of Southeast Asia. Their style of cooking is unique to their culture is always amazing.
“Thailand will teach you the art of “Mai Pen Rai”, or we Aussies like to say ‘No Worries mate!'”
Thailand is an ancient cultural land, from temples to palaces and ancient ruins you’ill never run short of a chance to learn from the traditions and customs of this incredible country. Thailand has some of the most pristine beaches in the world. Or you want to scuba dive, snorkel, island hop, rock climb or just chill on the beaches? Some of the nice places to be visited in Bangkok and elsewhere in Thailand are mentioned below. You can complete your fantasy by going through this information. visit them and enjoy them and explore them.
Phi Phi Islands
The Phi Phi Islands are famous for their surreal tropical beauty and they have been on many lists of the world’s most beautiful islands.
- Such stunning beauty attracts lots of attention in the world of travel, and Phi Phi has become one of Thailand’s hottest destinations.
Phi Phi has only this one commercial centre, and all other beaches are relatively quiet.
- The six islands under the Phi Phi administration They lie approximately 20 kilometres West of Krabi, and 48 kilometres Southeast of Phuket.
- Ko Phi Phi Don is the largest and most populated island of the group, although the beaches of the second largest island, Ko Phi Phi Le are visited by many people as well.
Phi Phi Don was initially populated by Muslim fishermen during the late-1940s and later became a coconut plantation.
Hat Noppharat Thara – Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park is influenced by tropical monsoon winds. The average temperature ranges between 17–37 °C (63–99 °F). Average rainfall per year is about 2,231 millimetres (87.8 inches), with the wettest month being July and the driest February.
Location: Loh Ba Gao Bay , within the Nopparattra National Park
The grand palace
The Grand Palace of Bangkok is a grand old dame indeed, that continues to have visitors in awe with its beautiful architecture and intricate detail, all of which is a proud salute to the creativity and craftsmanship of the Thai people.
- Within its walls were also the Thai war ministry, state departments, and even the mint. Today, the complex remains the spiritual heart of the Thai Kingdom.
- Important note about visiting the Grand Palace A strict dress code applies. The Grand Palace with the Temple of the Emerald Buddha is Thailand’s most sacred site.
Tickets to the Grand Palace are sold from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm and includes entry to Vimanmek Palace and Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall.
- About Wat Phra Kaew Wat Phra Kaew or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (officially known as Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram) is regarded as the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand. Located in the historic centre of Bangkok
- within the grounds of the Grand Palace, it enshrines Phra Kaew Morakot (the Emerald Buddha). The Emerald Buddha (Phra Putta Maha Mani Ratana Patimakorn) is a Buddha image in the meditating position in the style of the Lanna school of the north, dating from the 15th century.
Opening Hours: Daily from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm
Location: Na Phra Lan Road, Old City (Rattanakosin), Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand.
Temple of the Emerald Budha
Wat Phra Kaew (known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha or locally as Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram) is one of the most important Buddhist temples in Thailand.
- Located in the historic center of Bangkok and within the grounds of the Grand Palace, the temple enshrines Phra Kaew Morakot (the Emerald Buddha), the highly revered Buddha image meticulously carved from a single block of jade.
- The Emerald Buddha (Phra Putta Maha Mani Ratana Patimakorn) is a Buddha image in the meditating position in the style of the Lanna school of the north and dates back to the 15th century.
- The Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Keaw Raised high on a series of platforms, no one is allowed near the Emerald Buddha except HM the King.
- A seasonal cloak, changed 3 times a year to correspond to the summer, winter, and rainy season, covers the statue. A very important ritual, the changing of the robes is performed only by the King to bring good fortune to the country during each season. The temple of Emerald Buddha is beautifully decorated and has a great sense of peace about it.
Opening Hours: Daily from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm
Location: Na Phra Lan Road, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Wat Arun Ratchavara
Wat Arun, locally known as Wat Chaeng, is a landmark temple on the west (Thonburi) bank of the Chao Phraya river.
- It’s easily one of the most stunning temples in Bangkok, not only because of its riverside location but also because the design is very different from the other temples you can visit in Bangkok. Wat Arun (nicknamed the Temple of the Dawn) is partly made up of colourfully decorated spires and stands majestically over the water
- Wat Arun is almost directly opposite Wat Pho, so it’s very easy to get to. From Saphan Taksin boat pier you can take a riverboat that stops at Pier 8. From here, a small shuttle boat takes you from one side of the river to the other.
Opening Hours: Daily from 8 am to 5.30 pm
Location: 158 Wang Doem Road, Wat Arun, Bangkok Yai, Bangkok 10600
Tourism is travel for pleasure or business; also a business of attracting, accommodating, and entertaining tourists, and the business of operating tours. Tourism can be domestic or international, and international tourism has both incoming and outgoing implications on a country’s balance of payments.
The World Tourism Organization reports the following ten destinations as the most visited in terms of the number of international travelers in 2018.
|3||United States||North America||80 million|
|7||Mexico||North America||41 million|
|10||United Kingdom||Europe||36 million|
Thus from the above information, we get to know that Thailand has a ninth rank (2018) in the number of international tourist arrivals. Thailand is a good place to spend your precious time. Everyone in Thailand is smiling. The tourists, the backpackers, the Thai cook, the Thai student, the waiter, waitress, or barmen, the teachers.