Bangkok

Looking for inspiration for your next vacation?  How about a Bangkok tour that takes you into the heart of Thailand?  You will find no shortage of exuberant people, rich culture, fascinating history, and jaw-dropping landmarks to match all that occupies the kingdom of Thailand.  Bangkok tours combine the historically impressive ancient monuments with the notoriously abundant shopping and dining districts.  You will end up wanting to extend your stay with all that there is to offer.  Here are a few more examples to explore as you plan your visit to Thailand.

BANGKOK - MARCH 3: Tuk Tuk taxi waiting customers about Wat Phra Kaeo, Temple of Emerald Buddha and home of Thai King in Bangkok, Thailand, March 3, 2014.


 

Wat Phra Kaew Tours

Bangkok’s Grand Palace Complex is a sight to behold, a larger than life setting that capture’s Thailand’s iconic history and culture in a humbling and inspiring atmosphere that should not be missed.  Other major sights include the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Chai Mongkol’s Buddha, and Wat Mahathat’s Buddha encased by tree roots.  It has to be seen in person to truly appreciate nature’s power and reclamation over man’s largest structures.

Khao Yai National Park Tours

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ride an elephant in the wet jungles of Thailand?  If you haven’t then you’re missing some special, if you have thought about it, then stop dreaming and start planning your trip today.  You can find tours that will take you for 45 minute extended rides on elephants, as well as ox cart rides in rice fields, and sampling of native dishes as you go.

Floating Markets Tours

Thailand doesn’t get the moniker of the East’s Venice just as a marketing gimmick, you have to experience the waterways for yourself to understand the beauty behind it.  You can book a tour guide to take you through the Damnoen and discover the secrets to the city.  The markets are filled with every food imaginable, not just produce and seafood.  This type of tour is the pleasure cruiser’s dream vacation: food, great sights, all to be enjoyed at a slow and deliberate pace.

Ayutthaya Tours

The proverbial melting pot that makes Thailand so great converges at Ayuthaya, where trade was booming with the surrounding countries.  This injection of cultures was further exaggerated after Western countries got involved, as well as China and Japan.  Ayuthaya’s past prosperity left behind large, extravagant landmarks that still stand tall today, even after losing much from wars and conflicts.  This historical heritage site is among the most visited by tourists every year, the pictures speak for themselves; you should try to squeeze a quick tour if you ever plan on visiting Thailand.

Thailand-Burma Railway Tours

Last, but not least is the tour package that offers the most humbling and educational experience out of most of the popular choices.  Traveling along the infamous “Death Railway” that runs from Thailand to Burma allows reflection upon the countless POWs and civilians who died during World War 2.  Along the way you can also find the Kanchanaburi War Cemetary and Jeath War Museum.  If you’re looking for an extended tour, you can also take a boat ride on the Kwai River that runs under the bridge.