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Thailand is probably the most famous destination for backpackers, everyone who wants to travel through South East Asia will visit Khao San Road in Bangkok, its amazing beaches in the South (Kho Phi Phi, Koh Phangan, Maya Beach, etc.), and you will also get to Pai and Chiang May for a good trek before crossing the Mekong River on your way to Laos via a small boat.

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    Phuket Town / Phuket Island

    Phuket Town is the largest town in Phuket Province. It has a population of 63,000 and is the economic hub of the island. For the most part just an ordinary, scruffy provincial Thai town, it’s hardly a major tourist attraction, but the Chinatown area is worth a quick look and there are some great Thai-style […]

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    Koh Tan (Koh Samui)

    Koh Tan (also Known as Ko Tan, Koh Taen, Koh Kataen, Coral Island and affectionately as No Dog Island). This small island is located on the south-western tip of Samui. This is a perfect place for experiencing the wonders of snokeling. Local experts tell travelers is gthe perfect location for people that don’t wish to […]

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    Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui (Thailand)

    Chaweng Beach is the major beach on Ko Samui and one that has developed tremendously since the early 1990s. Just 20 years ago the beach was home to just a sprinkle of wooden bungalows but now the place is swamped with hotels, Italian pizzerias, Irish pubs, and even go-go bars. Samui’s night life is becoming […]

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    Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep (Chiang Mai)

    The quintessential image of Chiang Mai with its large gold-plated chedi, visible from the city on a clear day, Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep (Huai Kaeo Rd, 30 baht) is 18 km from town, sitting at a 1,073 m elevation on the slopes of Doi (Mount) Suthep. Built in 1383 during the Lanna Thai period, legend has it […]

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    Ayothaya Floating Market (Elephant Village)

    Ayothaya Floating Market has an area of about 60 rai and it is located near by Elephant Ayothaya temple Maheyong, known as the biggest market within Ayutthaya province. A vintage antique market, surrounded by nature and water. Ayothaya floating market has about 249 stores from which food shops around 50, Tai Lam Community Market Way more […]

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    Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya, Thailand

    Wat Mahathat, in Ayutthaya, is a temple that was quite thoroughly ransacked by the Burmese. Several leaning prangs of Ayutthaya are still feebly defying gravity though, and the rows of headless Buddhas are atmospheric. This is also where you can spot the famous tree that has grown around a Buddha head. When taking pictures of […]

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    Wat Ratchaburana, Ayutthaya, Thailand

    Wat Ratchaburana temple, in Ayutthaya, stands out for having a large prang recently restored to its original condition, clearly visible if you come in from the east. A major find of golden statues and other paraphernalia was made here in 1958, although much was subsequently stolen by robbers — the remnants are now in the […]

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    Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Ayutthaya (Thailand)

    Wat Phra Si Sanphet, is the largest temple in Ayutthaya, known for its distinctive row of restored chedis (Thai-style stupas) found on many images of the city. Housed within the grounds of the former royal palace, the temple was used only for royal religious ceremonies. It once housed a 16 m high Buddha covered with 340 […]

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    Wat Saket (Golden Mount)

    Wat Saket was built outside of the former city walls in the late 18th-century in the reign of King Rama I. It served as the capital’s crematorium, and throughout the next century became the dumping ground of over 60,000 plague victims who were too poor to afford a funeral. Wat Saket’s major feature is the […]

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    Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)

    Wat Arun is also known as the Temple of Dawn, this impressive temple is located at the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. This is a royal temple in the highest rank and it is by far the most visited tourist attraction in Thonburi. How to get there Wat Arun is easily accessible with the […]