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A sneak peek to the Best Thailand Tourist Attractions

Updated on November 22, 2015
The magical view of Bangkok Thailand Grand Palace
The magical view of Bangkok Thailand Grand Palace | Source

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Thailand is one of the best travel destinations in Southeast Asia. Its capital city is Bangkok, which according to geographical research is the most urbanized and densely populated city in the world. It has become popular to the western world for its chaotic streets, cheap shopping deals, and wicked nightlife. Movies such as “The Hangover” and “Bangkok Dangerous” have given people a glimpse of the actual life in Bangkok Thailand. Although some parts of the movie are slightly gloomy, Hollywood portrayals are not the only things that you should expect when you visit Thailand.

Year by year, people visit Thailand to be in awe with its religious sites, known as The Grand Palace and The Temple of the Emerald Buddha. These are the two extraordinary Thailand tourist attractions you cannot miss when traveling to the city.

The Garuda sculptures at the Grand Palace Bangkok, Thailand
The Garuda sculptures at the Grand Palace Bangkok, Thailand | Source

The Grand Palace of Bangkok Thailand

The Grand Palace in Bangkok Thailand is a living evidence of the creativity of Thai artists and architects. Its contemporary edifice is reflective of Thai culture and tradition while the coned-shaped roofs are soaring in the skies like majestic skyscrapers. The entire palace is braced with four giant walls surrounding the Chapel Royal of the Emerald Buddha, a clear manifestation of the sacredness and safety this place in Bangkok Thailand.

Observing the place from the outside is not enough to marvel the spectacular view of the palace. Whether it is your first or last time to visit Thailand, look closely to the details of the place. Take your time to walk along the palace’s vicinity and discover architecture delights in the Outer Court. See for yourself the department sections composed of treasury, armed forces, and civil administration of Thailand. Don’t forget to take a tour in the Central Hall where the king throne halls are situated.

The Central Hall is divided into two residences: Chakri Maha Prasat and the Dusit Palace Hall where you can see a display of spectacular European architecture and impressive interior designs. All these suffice the best Thailand tourist attractions!

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Bangkok is the capital and the most populous city of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon.

The Emerald Buddha Bangkok Thailand
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The Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok Thailand

Adjacent to the Grand Palace is the serene Temple of the Emerald Buddha or the Wat Phra Kaew, another must-see Thailand Tourist Attraction. The temple homes the 14-century old Emerald Buddha preserved in a glass box standing vertically at the top most level of the temple interior. The Emerald Buddha wears an intricate robe, which is replaced season after season by the King of Thailand.

When you visit Thailand, take time to marvel the holiness of the temple by looking closely to the beautiful mosaic and golden spire embellishments surrounding the buildings. Don’t also forget to capture the iconic Ramakian, a Thai version of the Inidian epic Ramayana. More of Thailand tourist attractions that you should see are the Angkor Wat miniature model, The Royal Pantheon, and the golden Phra Si Rattana Chedi.

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Handy Tip when you Visit Thailand

The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew complex are sacred sites in Bangkok Thailand. When you plan a vacation and tour on the most wonderful Thailand tourist attractions, you should observe its strict dress code. Wear modest clothes such as long pants, long skirts, shirts with sleeves, and shoes with socks. Also bring water with you because the city is generally hot and humid and there are no stores inside the complex. When you visit these wonderful Thailand tourist attractions as, you are expected to act with respect to Thai faith and tradition.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      This looks like a beautiful place to visit. I've never even considered traveling to Thailand before this. There are so many wonderful places in the world, and so little time to do it. Do you know how hot it usually gets, and when the best time to visit is?

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      Mary Cimeni 3 years ago from Philippines

      Hi FlourishAnyway. Thailand is a tropical place, hence it's really very hot especially during summer (March -May). I reckon it's temp can rise up to 40°C. You can already compare it to Philippines. So the best time to visit Thailand is between November and February - least rain and the weather is not so hot. ;-)

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