Thailand is the best place for a winter trip if you want the most inexpensive summer experience. Before going on vacation to any foreign country, it’s better to start off by collecting some vital information. Planning is necessary. How else will you know which sights to see and which to skip?
Let us help you figure out which remarkable landmarks you should visit in Thailand, while you sit at your desk. Here are Thailand’s most exquisite architectural wonders!
1. Ayutthaya Historical Park
Here are the ruins of the second capital of the Kingdom of Siam, which was founded back in 1350. By 1700, Ayutthaya became one of the largest cities in on Earth, with a population of over 1 million people. In 1767, it was demolished by the Burmese army. Still, thanks to the restoration in the 1960s, visitors can fully appreciate the grandeur and beauty of this ancient capital.
2. Sumeru Mountain Palace – Muang Boran
Muang Boran Park (aka “The Ancient City”) in the Thai province of Samut Prakan can definitely be called the most spectacular and photogenic place in Thailand. If someone needs to visit the luxurious, wallpaper-worthy views of Thailand quickly, you can just come to Mueang Boran. Lucky for you, it is only a one-hour ride from Bangkok. And what’s with that weird enormous fish?
3. Wat Rong Khun
Wat Rong Khun Temple is located near Chiang Rai. It was named after its blinding-white color. Wat Rong Khun Temple is the most incredible Buddhist temple in Thailand. It’s full of religious symbolism in its form, architecture, as well as sculptural and decorative elements. The temple itself symbolizes nirvana. Ultimately, Wat Rong Khun Temple is one of the best handbooks on Buddhism.
4. The Dragon Building in Wat Samphran
Giant green dragon climbing the red tower? What an epic view! And you can see it right outside Bangkok. Wat Samprhran is actually a Buddhist temple, opened in 1985. And yes, you can totally go through the insides of the dragon to find treasures and a giant Buddha statue waiting for you inside the temple.
5. The Temple of the Reclining Buddha
There’s a huge, 46-meter high Buddha statue, completely covered in gold, just chilling on its side. It apparently symbolizes the transition to the state of nirvana. Yeah, there’s nothing like a good hearty rest after a long day at the office.
6. Erawan Museum
Erawan Museum is the most unusual place to visit in Bangkok. In the middle of it stands a sculpture of a giant elephant. This elephant comes straight from the Hindu myths. The first floor symbolizes the underworld; the second is the earth and the third hints that there may be a paradise after all.
7. Maha Nakhon Tower
Did you have any idea that the tallest building in Thailand is more than three hundred meters high? Makha Nakhon Skyscraper is designed as a pillar. In some places, it even seems to resemble giant Lego bricks. Some tourists go to the top for that fantastic view of the city, others just chill in the shopping malls and hotel suites. To each their own.