The most iconic Thai landmarks

Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok edwin.11/Flickr

Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok ©edwin.11/Flickr

As Thailand is a magnificent country, it attracts innumerable tourists every year. There are several tourist attractions and landmarks of all kind. The abundance of the unique travel destinations, excellent beaches, natural wonders and cultural landmarks make this country a premier destination for tourists. If you would also like to visit a remarkable country, I suggest you to choose Thailand!

In the previous guides I have already presented you numerous aspects relating to this South Asian country. Below I will present you the most iconic Thai landmarks in order to help you choose the best sights to visit in the country.

Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok

Probably the best-known landmark of Bangkok is the astonishing Buddhist temple, Wat Phra Kaew. It is considered one of the most famous Buddhist temples of the country. The building is also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and it is located in the historic centre of the city. This famous landmark attracts numerous tourists each year and it is one of the most photographed attractions of the country.

Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok edwin.11/Flickr

Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok ©edwin.11/Flickr

The Ayutthaya Historical Park

One of the most beautiful historical attractions of Thailand is the amazing Ayutthaya Historical Park. It is one of the best-known of its kind. Ayutthaya used to be the capital of Thailand and the historical park protects today numerous wonderful temple ruins, pagodas and other structures. This magnificent attraction is very famous and makes part of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.

Ayutthaya Historical Park tazlambert/Flickr

Ayutthaya Historical Park ©tazlambert/Flickr

Phuket Island

The largest and best-known island of the country, Phuket is a world famous destination. The island boasts in excellent beaches, nightlife scenes and entertainment options. Thousands or even millions of tourists visit this magnificent destination every year. Its true rival is the famous archipelago, Koh Phi Phi. These destinations make Thailand a favorite option for many holiday makers.  

The Royal Grand Palace in Bangkok

Bangkok’s (and Thailand’s) other famous landmark is the fantastic Royal Grand Palace. It is situated in central Bangkok and it is a major landmark of the city, being a must-see for every traveler. The Grand Palace was built in 1782 and it plays an important role, being the residence of the Thai Royal family. As it is a sacred site, pay attention to your dress code if you visit the palace.

Bangkok Grand Palace VagabondTravels/Flickr

 Royal Grand Palace, Bangkok ©VagabondTravels/Flickr

The River Kwai

The amazing River Kwai makes Thailand world famous. Its major attraction, the Bridge over the River Kwai attracts numerous tourists each year. Although a natural landmark, I consider that the river has a great importance in Thailand.

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