4 Top-Rated Tourist Attraction in Thailand

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.

Rank Country UNWTO
Region 
International
tourist
arrivals
(2018)
1  France Europe 89 million
2  Spain Europe 83 million
3  United States North America 80 million
4  China Asia 63 million
5  Italy Europe 62 million
6  Turkey Europe 46 million
7  Mexico North America 41 million
8  Germany Europe 39 million
9  Thailand Asia 38 million
10  United Kingdom Europe 36 million

Thus from the above information, we get to know that Thailand has 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..

Tourism is a major economic contributor to the Kingdom of Thailand. One of the hand, you have markets such as Singapore and Thailand, with an extremely strong inbound book market and a well-developed tourism industry. you also have markets that are just opening up to tourists, like Myanmar, that have massive growth potential and then markets 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 and 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 tis incredible country.Thai 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?All the places of tourism are mentioned below.You can complete your fantasy by going through this information. visit them and  enjoy them and explore them.

1.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.


History

  • 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. 

Geography

  • 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 Islands

Phi Phi Don was initially populated by Muslim fishermen during the late-1940s and later became a coconut plantation.

Climate

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 

2.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.

The Grand Palace

History

  • 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.

Geography

  • 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.

3.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.

History

  • 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 Temple of Emerald Buddha

Geography

  • 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

4. Wat Arun Ratchavara

Wat Arun, locally known as Wat Chaeng, is a landmark temple on the west (Thonburi) bank of the Chao Phraya river.

Buddha

History

  • 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

Geography

  • 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

Published by: Antika