For the curious explorers, Thailand is a true wonder with its abundance of historical sites. Many of the sites are recognized and preserved as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Here are the top 6 historical sites to visit in Thailand
These temples were built under the rule of the Khmer Kingdom. This was 10 centuries ago. The temples are well-preserved. Three of the well-preserved temples are visited all year round by many – Phanom Rung, Phimai and Muang Tum.
Phra Pathom Chedi
This is the oldest Buddhist structure and it is located in Nakhon Pathom. It is believed to have been built when Buddhism was introduced in Southeast Asia around the 3rd century BC. The relics of the Buddha that are enshrined here make this place a magnificent historical landmark.
Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park
The park contains the remnants of Buddhist monuments built during the 13th to 17th century, making it a UNESCO World Heritage site.
City of Ayutthaya
This historic city has been reduced to remains but it will still transport you to an ancient era. The old palaces and temples that still stand tall are truly mesmerizing. Ayyutthaya is very close to Bangkok and it is must visit tourist attraction, especially for history buffs.
One of the most beautiful temples in Chiang Mai can be found atop Doi Suthep. You can find intricate religious carvings here and monks performing rituals while vendors sell amazing street food and handicrafts.
Si Satchanalai Historical Park
This small town flourished during the 13th and 14th century. The park is on the banks of the Yom river and is surrounded by forests.