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Thailand: More than the Temples

By Amy / October 17, 2016

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Thailand is best known for the rich culture it possesses evident in the temples, statues, and landmarks that span throughout the country. As 95% of the population practice Buddhism, hundreds of temples are in the country. Some of the popular ones are Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Arun, Wat Pho, and Wat Benchamabophitr. Wat Pho houses the biggest reclining Buddha statue covered in gold leaf, and is a must see. The landmarks that give a glimpse of the history of Thailand is what lures most tourists into visiting the country but that is not all that it has to offer. It may be new knowledge to some that Thailand is also home to high quality beaches.

There are a multitude of choices for beach goers that you’re sure to find one that fits your preference. Let’s rundown the list to see which one is right for you. If you want to be with the crowd you might want to check out Patong Beach in Phuket. This is the largest beach in Thailand, surrounded by bars and clubs that are perfect for the partyphile. This is such a big area that walking to get form place-to-place might be too tiring; to maximize your stay commuting via the mini buses here or renting your own scooter might be a better choice. Make sure to do some water activities like jet skiing or banana boat rides for groups for that extra adrenaline rush.

For those on the other end of the spectrum, I would recommend Railay Beach in Krabi. This beach is accessible only by boat limiting the amount of people here. It has clear blue waters surrounded by magnificent cliffs that are sure to leave you in awe. This part of Thailand only offers a few activities making it more apt if you’re looking to relax.

If you’re into photography or perhaps enjoy sightseeing then you must go to the hidden beaches in Thailand. Ko Adang, Ko Lipe, and Ko Kood are some of your choices. Although these come at a premium price, they provide the perfect landscapes to capture. Without a doubt, these awesome sights will boost up your portfolio and satisfy your eyes.

Thailand certainly has a beach for anyone and everyone looking to have some fun under the sun. A historical trip paired up with a good visit to the beach, what more can you ask for? Have I mentioned the affordable merchandise available here? You can do all of these and go on a shopping spree; I must say this sounds like the perfect trip!

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