Thailand, the Land of Smiles. If we’re talking about a vibrant vacationing experience, Thailand happens to be Asia’s most popular destination. Known for its dense, lush green rainforests, floating markets, 92m tall gold Buddha statue and so much more, the country of Thailand welcomes over 15 million tourists a year. Sink your toes into pristine white sandy beaches. Breathe in lungfuls of the fresh, crisp rainforest air. Furthermore, If you’re more into the urban touch, the city of Bangkok that truly never sleeps has your back. Luxurious resorts, beach enclaves, 5-star hotels, down to jungle retreats will serve as your stay-ins. If you plan to visit Thailand, you definitely want to explore every nook and cranny of this Asian gem. Here’s the list of 5 unique places to visit in Thailand.
1.Ko Kut, Thailand’s golden secret
Ko Kut is Thailand’s fourth-largest island. However, you’d be surprised to know that it is also the least populated island. For ardent fans of blue beaches, soft sands, strong waterfalls, and more, this is the perfect retreat. It is an eye-opening experience, indeed, to see Thailand as it was years ago through this lens. We call it a tropical paradise, and there’s a reason. There aren’t many ways of public transport and the soft sounds of wave foams lapping at the shores serve as white noise. Ko Kut is a safely tucked away secret in Thailand with remote, dense jungles and beaches. Undoubtedly, you can’t miss out on the Khlong Chao waterfall, the most popular waterfall in Ko Kut. Enjoy the gems of Ko Kut in the island’s most luxurious resort, the Soneva Kiri. Here you will be greeted with the open-air Cinema Paradiso and dining, mangrove restaurants, observatories, ice cream parlors for sweltering heats, and so much more.
2.The Grand Palace, the heart of the bygone Thai Kingdom
When you visit Bangkok, you can’t miss out on this gem. For those interested in immersing themselves in the Thai culture, Grand palace welcomes you with open arms. Its title sounds imposing, and it truly is worth it for the rich history it carries. The Grand Palace complex was built in 1782. It was celebrated as the fresh Siamese capital, after the destruction of Ayutthaya. From then, it became home to the Siamese Kings. Even to this date, the Grand Palace boasts and dazzles with this splendid history. The architectures standing proud and tall with intricate details truly give an insight into the Thai craftsmanship. Thailand’s most celebrated temple, Wat Phra Kaew rests in this landmark. Without a doubt, Wat Phra Kaew is one of the most important temples in Thailand as it is home to the largest reclining Buddha in the country.
3.A James Bond retreat in Phang Nga Bay
When we talk about unique places, nothing compares to the distinctive features of the Phang Nga Bay. It stands out with its limestone karsts jutting out of the emerald greenery of the Andaman Sea. Phang Nga Bay is famous for its deep lagoons, caves, beaches, karsts and so much more. If you and your company are James Bond fanatics, then this is the perfect place for you. The Koh Ta-pu, translated to Nail Island is often nicknamed as the James Bond Island. This comes from The Man With The Golden Gun that featured this needle formed limestone rock in the sea. Enjoy a secluded trip exploring James Bond and the island of Koh Panyee by cruising through the limestone islands.
4.Land of million ricefields, the Golden Triangle
Enjoy a more serene atmosphere in the Golden Triangle, the point in northern Thailand that converges with Laos and Burma where the Ruak and mighty Mekong rivers join. This wonderful gem is perfect for feeling completely blended in with nature. And I’m talking about the real deal, from lush forests and mountains dressed in robes of mist. In addition, you can encounter the famous elephants of Thailand in these jungles, or take a stroll through the golden paddy fields sparking a sense of nostalgia. You’d be surprised to know that this peaceful area was in fact a popular center of opium production and trade back in the 1920s. Thailand dazzles with contradictions like these. The Golden Triangle is a scenic landscape, home to the Lanna culture. On your last days exploring Thailand, don’t forget to visit the Wat Rong Khun, the White Temple.
5.Ayutthaya, the historic city
The last on our list is the historic city of Ayutthaya. If we’re talking about rich Thai history, one cannot miss out on this relic founded in 1350. It was the second capital of the Siamese kingdom. True to its name, it bountifully enjoyed its golden age as one of the world’s largest and most cosmopolitan urban areas from the 14th to 18th centuries. Not only that, but it was also the budding center for global diplomacy and commerce. After a 14-month-siege, Ayutthaya was capitulated and burned to the grounds by the Burmese army in 1787. Currently, the remains and ruins form the Ayutthaya Historical Park. It is an archaeological site belong to the World Heritage of UNESCO. The palaces, temples, monasteries plus statues still remain in ruins to salute the splendid history of Thailand.
Engross yourself in the golden wonders of Thailand to the fullest as we take the burden off of your shoulders here at Vebudo Elite. Sit back and sip coconut juices while soaking up the sun reclining in the Phi Phi Island. Relax in spas, indulge in massages, and feel one with nature in the beautiful country of Thailand.