Thailand’s most popular attractions and destinations continue to attract tourists from all over the world who have come here to celebrate and enjoy the rich history, vibrant culture and scenic attractions. Now there are more reasons to travel than ever before as all of Thailand’s 42 national museums and 10 historical parks will be free admission for all tourists until 31 January, 2017.
Here are some pictures of destinations around Thailand that were taken during 25 October – 1 November, 2016.
Bangkok – The Grand Palace, Bangkok’s premier attraction, attracted hundreds of visitors the day it was reopened to tourists who came to admire the kingdom’s superlative example of Thailand’s artistic heritage.
Ayutthaya – The ancient capital of Ayutthaya has long been a popular day trip from Bangkok. Tourists come here to enjoy the ancient and atmospheric temples and pagodas and to get a taste of the kingdom’s rich history and artistic heritage.
Phuket – The beaches of the holiday island of Phuket were bustling with sun-seekers with Patong, as always being the most popular as Thailand’s tourist high-season gears up and international tourists flock in, seeking winter sun.
Chiang Mai – The legendary Lanna temples of Chiang Mai continue to be an attraction, not just for the devout but also for thousands of tourists from around the world who admire the sumptuous Buddhist art and characteristic northern architecture.
Northern Thailand – This gallery features the monuments and giant Buddha Statues of Sukhothai, which is home to one of 10 National Historical Parks that will be free to visitors till the end of January 2017. In Phrae, the teakwood mansions built for the Governor remain a big draw for tourists who come to enjoy the exquisite teak architecture and the atmosphere of yesteryear. And Nan is an ideal place to enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery, to trek in the hills and seek out handicrafts in the bustling walking-street markets.
Southern Thailand – Thailand abounds in natural wonders and off-shore beauty. Krabi is an up-and-coming destination in Thailand’s south and attracts adventure-seekers who come to explore the limestone peaks, caves and sandy islands and to take in some of the stunning views. Meanwhile, the southern province of Songkhla with its gorgeous beaches has always been popular with visitors from Malaysia and many of them are visiting in October and November to enjoy the coastal scenery and laidback atmosphere of the south.
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