Sights & Attractions
Thailand features numerous cultural, natural, and historical attractions. Select from the following categories to learn more about Thailand's fascinating sites and attractions or browse the highlighted attractions and select those you wish to add to your travel planner by clicking the link with the green circle.
Royal Barge National Museum
The Royal Barge Procession is one of the most spectacular events in the world. It is performed occasionally during the Tod Kathin Buddhist Festival when H.M. The King delivers new robes to the monks at Wat Arun. It was also seen by millions of viewers around the world when it was specially staged for the 2003 APEC Conference in Bangkok and broadcast live to the participating countries. These ornately decorated boats are maintained by the Royal Thai Navy and docked at The Royal Barge National Museum on Bangkok Noi canal on the Thonburi side.The most impressive and important boat is the Kings personal barge, Suphanahong which was built in 1911.
Nature & Wildlife
Thailand is rich with natural resources, including a variety of fauna and flora and distinct ecological zones. There are more than 100 national parks in Thailand, including more than 20 marine parks, and each park features unique attractions, outstanding facilities, and lots of wildlife. Visitors interested in exploring nature for trekking, mountain biking, photography, birding, camping, scuba diving, visiting waterfalls, or looking at wildlife in Thailand have many amazing options to choose from.
Doi Suthep-Doi Pui National Park
Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, the superb landscaped national park covers an area of 262 square kilometres of Amphoe Mae Rim, Amphoe Hang Dong, and Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai. The park consists of verdant forests and mountain ranges. Major mountains include Doi Suthep, Doi Buak Ha, and Doi Pui. This is a main source of tributaries and streams in Chiang Mai. Sacred places, religious attractions and historical sites are located in the park complex.
Op Luang National Park
Ob Luang National Park is an amazing natural attraction comprising both splendid natural charms as well as mysterious scenery. A zigzagging river flows in front of a picturesque gorge. The area is a high, steep cliff with a narrow passage, creating strong currents and powerful echoes. An area in the north of this stream is teeming with various kinds of plants that provide a pleasant ambience all year round. Magnificent views of Ob Luang National Park can be seen from the bridge that links with the gorge. An interesting prehistoric archaeological site is also located in the park.
Getting there: The Ob Luang National Park is located 105 kilometres from Chiang Mai town along Highway No. 108 (Chiang Mai-Hot-Mae Sariang) at Km.17 on your right. The road stretches alongside the Mae Chaem River and zigzags along mountain ranges. Bus from Chiang Mai town starts from Chiang Mai Gate, catch Chiang Mai-Hot Ã¢ÂÂOmkoi route. Or from Amphoe Hot, there are 3 lines of buses: Hot-Mae Sariang, Hot-Mae Chaem, Hot-Omkoi from the Hot roundabout. All of them stop at Ob Luang National Park.