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What to see in Thailand and why it's worth going there


Recently, Thailand has become closer to Russian travelers and the wave of popularity of this country has grown several times. Of course, you will not see all the sights of Thailand in one trip, I will show the most famous of them in this review.

1. The White Temple

Chiang Rai is the most unusual Buddhist building in the north of the country. The path leading to the entrance is called the "road from hell to heaven" because of the characteristic sculptural design: the hands of naraks reaching out of the ground, the fangs of the demon Rahu, guards, a bridge over a pond separating the worlds. The temple has statues of Buddha, murals on the theme of the struggle between good and evil and heroes atypical for the temple: Neo from The Matrix, Batman, the Jedi. The roof is decorated with 4 animals symbolizing different elements.

2. James Bond Island (Phuket)

Part of the "bond" was filmed in Phang Nga Bay, in which this small island of unusual shape could be observed. This island-rock, protruding like a wedge out of the water, can be viewed from a neighboring island, since in order to preserve the calcareous rock of the base, boats and long-tailed boats are prohibited from approaching the island. James Bond Island is rightfully considered one of the most unusual and beautiful natural places in the world!

3. Temple of Truth (Pattaya)

The beauty of the Temple of Truth in Pattaya is impressive and incredible. The temple is decorated with carved ornaments and figures reproducing the plots of Indian and Thai mythology. Its peculiarity is that nails were not used in its creation, and the abundance of non-standard architectural details makes this object fantastically interesting for tourists.

4. The historical city of Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya is divided into two parts. The first one is included in the UNESCO Heritage list and is full of ruins, there are many temple complexes, palaces, Buddhist statues and the residence "Ban pa Yin" – impressive ancient temples that give an idea of the culture and history of the country. The second is a modern urban area in which the life of an ordinary city is in full swing.

5. Temple of the Reclining Buddha Wat Pho

A huge 46-meter Buddha statue, completely covered with gold leaf, lies on its side, symbolizing the transition to a state of nirvana. Once upon a time, traditional Thai medicine originated in Wat Pho, and massage parlors are still located around the temple, where tourists combine sightseeing with pleasant relaxation.

6. Nong Nooch Tropical Garden

The territory of the botanical garden is huge, and its collections match it: the largest collection of butterflies, the largest butterfly in the world, the largest palmarium, the largest collection of orchids.

The Great Buddha of Phuket

The official name of the sculpture is Phra Phutta Ming Mongkol Akenakiri.  It is located on the top of Nakkerd hill near Chalong. The marble Buddha sits in the lotus position, and there is a temple dedicated to him. Believers come here to worship and ask for health and wealth for themselves and their loved ones. Traditional Buddhist stupas, where rituals are performed, are available to anyone.


March 19, 2024 03:24 pm



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Lana Gardmann
December 18, 2022 02:48 am
Oh, that's it! My next tour is definitely!!!