Temples In A Thai Paradise
Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South East Asia, described by travelsupermarket.com as having “a mix of delicious cuisine, inspirational temples, astounding natural beauty and magnificent ancient ruins.”
Bangkok is the capital of Thailand, and is a popular stopover for those on backpacking excursions and eco tourism trips. Thailand is home to many UNESCO World Heritage sites and some of the most iconic structures in Asia, many of which are within easy reach of the capital.
Bangkok is surrounded by lush rainforest, and many tourists to the region embark on treks and hikes through jungle environments, visiting ancient ruins along the way. Within the bustling city centre, there are plenty of tuk-tuk taxis in order to get you around, as well as plenty of bicycle rental places, should you wish to explore the vast and varied city at your own pace.
Thailand is famous for its fragrant and flavoursome cuisine, and there are a variety of cooking schools located in Bangkok for those who want to try their hand at preparing some traditional Thai dishes during their holidays to the region.
Bangkok is famous for its vast number of ancient temples and lavish palaces – including the temple of Wat Pho, which houses the world famous 151ft long reclining Buddha statue. Bangkok is also home to the Grand Palace – the official residence of the king of Thailand – guided tours of this spectacular palace are available.
Many visitors to Thailand choose to visit Bangkok during their trips, and the cities’ airport offers the chance to fly direct to the paradise island of Ko Samui, alternatively you can fly to the coastal town of Surat Thani and take a ferry to the island.
Whether you’re looking to explore and experience the sights and sounds of Thailand’s capital or use it as a stopover on your way to the resorts of the surrounding islands, it can be worth considering Bangkok as part of a tour of South East Asia.