10 Photos That’ll Make You Want to Travel to Thailand

Whilst you’ll have heard much of Thailand’s tropical beaches and stunning temples, nothing beats seeing this county’s incredible sights for yourself. So if you’re thinking of travelling there, here are 10 stunning travel photos of Thailand that are sure to inspire you to book that flight.

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Wat Arun Temple

Rising above the Chao Phraya River, Wat Arun is one of the most stunning temples in Bangkok. It’s also known as the ‘Temple of Dawn’ as it was named after Aruna – the Indian god of dawn. If you’re not an early riser though, you’ll want to time your visit with the sunset to see its spire glow in the fading light.

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Chiang Mai

Thailand’s second city, Chiang Mai is located in the mountainous north. Offering a vast array of activities, visitors can explore hundreds of Buddhist temples, trek to the nearby hill tribes or master local dishes with a cooking class.

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Erawan Falls

The highlight of Erawan National Park, these falls cascade down seven tiers to form beautiful, emerald pools. Surrounded by lush green forest, this is the perfect spot to cool off from the Thai heat. Though time your visit early in the day to avoid the crowds.

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The White Temple

A masterpiece in the making, the White Temple of Chiang Rai is still unfinished. But what has been done so far is sure to wow even the most seasoned of travellers. Its brilliant white exterior symbolises the purity of the Buddha, while the unconventional interior uses icons from modern culture such as Superman to tell his stories and teachings.

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Railay Beach

Found in the southern province of Krabi, Railay Beach is one of the most sought-after coastal spots in Thailand. Contrary to its name, the area actually consists of a small peninsula with four stunning sandy beaches. With no roads and the only access via boat, this is a true tropical paradise.

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Khao Sok National Park

Covered by the oldest evergreen rainforest in the world, Khao Sok is one of Thailand’s most popular national parks. Stretching over some 739 square kilometres, the park boasts breathtaking scenery with dramatic karst mountains and stunning lakes.

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Ayutthaya

Once one of the world’s largest cities, Ayutthaya was almost completely destroyed by the Burmese in 1767. However, its UNESCO-listed remains offer a fantastic insight into its glorious past. Allow one to two days to fully explore its ancient temples, stupas and statues.

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The Bridge Over the River Kwai

A couple of hours from Bangkok, the town of Kanchanaburi is home to the Bridge over the River Kwai. One of the most popular war-related attractions in the area, it remains a functioning railway bridge to this day. Visitors can either take the train or cross this infamous bridge on foot.

 

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Yi Peng Lantern Festival

Held every year in the city of Chiang Mai, the Yi Peng Lantern Festival is one of Thailand’s most popular events. During the festival, hundreds of rice paper lanterns are released into the sky, creating the spectacle shown in the incredible photo above.

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Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park

Although its name means ‘the mountain with three hundred peaks’, this beautiful national park has much more to offer besides mountain scenery. Its biggest attraction is the spectacular Phraya Nakhon cave, with a gold and green pavilion at its centre. There’s also beaches, wetlands and plenty of native wildlife.


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