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Cultural shocks in Thailand every western traveler should know -Highlights in Tourist Mecca

offering food to buddhist monks in bangkok

Buddhist Monks in Bangkok | Photo by Sasint via Pixabay, CC0


An enchanting getaway with something new to discover at every visit, Thailand is a perfect destination for an Asian adventure. From iconic temples to cultural holiday destinations, the country’s must-see hotspots are as follows.

Travel Planning

Travelers setting off to new countries will benefit immensely by pre-planning their sightseeing of top vacation destinations, gather information from informative sites such as The Vacation Gateway, and map out the right experience for you and the family.

Wat Pho

Wat Pho Bangkok Thailand

KOSIN SUKHUM, Wat Pho Bangkok Thailand, CC BY-SA 4.0


Ranked to be one of Bangkok’s most popular temples, Wat Pho or Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimonmangkalaram as it is officially known in the local tongues is a must-visit highlight in Thailand.

Sukhothai and Other Ancient Cities

Sukhothai Historical Park City Of Joy

Sukhothai Historical Park City Of Joy | Photo via Maxpixel


The country’s rich cultural legacy is on show at the ancient cities of Ayutthaya, Sukhothai and Lopburi. Dating back to Thailand’s centuries-old history the ruins of these former administrative capitals hark back to the ages when the country was governed by Burmese as well as Khmer rulers.

The Chao Phraya River

Wat Arun and Chao Phraya River

Wat Arun and Chao Phraya River | Photo by Roger W via Flickr , (CC BY-SA 2.0) 


The Chao Phraya River is inextricably linked with the history and culture of Thailand. As the country grew around the river many of its ancient monuments, among which are a host of temples, were built along the waterway.

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Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+

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