A Tour of Thailand

Thailand is a beautiful and diverse country where ancient ruins meet modern cities. Since November through February are the best months to visit, we’ve scoped out some notable spots. Here’s a little tour of Thailand to inspire your next trip.

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Bangkok is Thailand’s capital and largest city. Come here for a lively nightlife scene, beautiful shrines, and lots and lots of Buddhas.

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Visiting the markets in Samut Songkhram makes a great day-trip from Bangkok, especially the Amphawa Floating Market and the Maeklong Railway Market. Pick up some local produce or indulge in Thailand’s amazing street food.

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Rail is a great way to get around Thailand – If you really want an adventure, try “Death Railway”; a railway built around cliffs during WWII that took the lives of over 100,000 laborers. Yikes.

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Want to be one with nature? Khao Sok National Park is a nature preserve that immerses you in the rainforest and can be explored via hiking or kayaking.

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To get away from it all, visit Koh Lipe island, near Malaysia’s border.  It is a paradise island known for its sandy beaches and grass-roofed bungalows.  You can only get to Koh Lipe via boat, and there are no cars on the island. It’s so tiny though, walking is the perfect form of transportation!

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For a true resort experience, the Phi Phi Islands have it all from sailing, diving and rock climbing to sunbathing on the beach. Each island offers a different experience, so island hopping is a must. Fun fact: Koh Phi Phi Leh is the island where ‘The Beach’ was filmed featuring Leonardo Di Caprio.

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The number of Buddhist temples in Thailand are endless. Here are a few notable ones:

In central Thailand, Wat Mahathat is a restored Buddhist temple that is part of the Ayutthaya Kingdom. It is famous for its Buddha head intertwined in tree roots.

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Wat Pha Sorn Kaew is a temple in north-central Thailand and is one of the most unique and exquisite temples in the region.

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In northern Thailand sits Wat Rong Khun, also known as “The White Temple”.  Its modern design is unusual but is what makes this temple special.

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Kimberly Beard

Kim is the Retention Marketing Manager for ParkSleepFly.