Bangkok has many attraction sites. This way, it is easy to drive out of the city and explore different destinations. It is imperative to note that most people are torn between visiting the beaches or the remarkable Ayutthaya temples. Besides the temples and the beaches, visitors can enjoy excursion at the popular floating markets. At these markets, one can interact with elephants and tigers. It is common to find people carried by elephants. In addition, visitors can see the Kanchanaburi, the River Kwai Bridge and the death railway. To this end, visitors have latitude to choose on the beaches that they would like to visit as well as the different sightseeing activities.
The Impressive Ayutthaya Temples
Any visitor is highly recommended to make a trip to Ayutthaya temples. Located 50 miles or 80 kilometers from the city center, Ayutthaya ranks as the best destination for a day’s trip. Founded by King Thong in 1350, the city was declared the capital of the Kingdom. This is because the King landed at the city as he was escaping an outbreak of smallpox. By 1700, the city had 1 million inhabitants. The Burmese army destroyed Ayutthaya, which was Siam’s second capital, back in 1767.
UNESCO World Heritage declared the site a historical park given that some ruins are still present to date. People visit the site to see temples and monasteries. An individual can visit Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon, Wat Ratchaburana and Wat Phanan Choeng, which is a Buddhist temple. A visitor is able to travel by couch or join a group of tourists moving to the temples. However, it is better to enlist the services of personal tour guide as he or she will arrange for the visit and provide much information besides answering any questions.
A Trip to the Beach
Besides the attraction sites, Thailand is known for its beaches. Visitors are able to enjoy the fresh air and relax at the beaches. Thai beach is one of the best beaches as it has soft white sand besides palm trees, which enhances the cool breeze. In order to enjoy the beaches more, visitors should arrange to spend more nights at the Thai beach.
Pattaya is another beach that has many go-go bars. The best part is that it is close to the city, thus a visitor can leave Bangkok in the morning and return at night. Another attractive beach location is the Koh Samet. By bus, it may take one between 2 and 3 hours. On reaching Rayong, an individual will be required to travel by ferry to the island. It is possible for one to make the trip and back to Bangkok in a day. Koh Samet has white sand beaches. Water-based activities such as snorkeling, diving, windsurfing are available. Visitors willing to spend more than a day at the Island can get accommodation.
Hua Hin is approximately 200 kilometers south of Bangkok. The locals frequent this coastal city. This is because of the many hotels and different resorts that line the beaches. It is an ideal location for sunbathing, swimming and snorkeling. Visitors can access the Hua Hin through rented cars, buses or train. One of the best resort hotels at Hua Hin is the Hyatt Regency Hua Hin.