Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia
because of it's rich culture and the many Buddhist temples which can be found nationwide. The Thai word for temple is "Wat" and for this reason most temple names are starting with this word.
A Thai culture and history trip mostly starts in
Bangkok, the city that never sleeps. A visit to the Royal Grand Palace in Bangkok is something what most tourists never will forget as the Royal Grand Palace is very impressive with all his golden buildings, guards and Buddha statues.
Besides Bangkok there are many other places to be visited and names like
Phuket are well known and a popular tourist destination depending on what kind of vacation you want to have.
For Thai culture lovers, a visit to Chiang Mai, which is the largest and most culturally significant city located in Northern Thailand, is a must. The Wat Chiang Man, the oldest Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai and the Chedi at Doi Suthep, just outside the city, are just some of the many popular Thai tourist places to see.