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Thailand Reaps Rich Harvest in Top of Traveller’s Choice 2013 Awards

July 8, 2013 Destination Thailand No Comments Email Email

amazingThailandNine of Thailand’s diverse range of tourism spots, products and attractions have been included on the list of TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Landmarks in Asia.

They ranged from long-standing and well-known places such as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha and the Temple of Dawn to the Hellfire Pass Museum in Kanchanaburi to Black Mountain Water Park in Hua Hin.

Commenting on the list, TAT Governor Suraphon Svetasreni said, “We are extremely pleased to see many of our popular products and services getting this recognition. It underscores the status of Amazing Thailand as a place of tremendous diversity, with both natural and cultural attractions catering to visitors of all demographic segments.”TAT-www.thailand.net.au

TripAdvisor is one of the world’s largest travel industry websites, with more than 60 million reviews and opinions by travelers around the world.

Here is the list of featured Thai landmarks. 

1. TOP 25 LANDMARKS – ASIA  

Ranked 8th: Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), Bangkok, Thailand

Ranked #2 of 207 attractions in Bangkok

4.5 of 5 stars 4825 Reviews

Travelers’ Choice award winner Travelers’ Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions

Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Owner description: One of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok features the famous Reclining Buddha, which is the largest in Thailand measuring more than 150 feet in length.

Ranked 10th: The Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand

Ranked #5 of 207 attractions in Bangkok

4.5 of 5 stars 4640 Reviews

Travelers’ Choice award winner Travelers’ Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions

Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Owner description: Bangkok’s famous palace complex was built in 1782 and features several magnificent buildings including Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), which contains a beautiful Emerald Buddha that dates back to the 14th century.

Ranked 11th: Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), Bangkok, Thailand

Ranked #1 of 207 attractions in Bangkok

4.5 of 5 stars 2513 Reviews

Travelers’ Choice award winner Travelers’ Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions

Owner description: This temple is considered to be the most famous and photographed temple in Bangkok, which features a soaring 70-meter-high spire decorated with tiny pieces of colored glass and Chinese porcelain.

Useful Information: Activities for older children

Ranked 12th: Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaeo), Bangkok, Thailand

Ranked #4 of 207 attractions in Bangkok

4.5 of 5 stars 2179 Reviews

Travelers’ Choice award winner Travelers’ Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions

Owner description: This temple is considered to be the most famous and photographed temple in Bangkok, which features a soaring 70-meter-high spire decorated with tiny pieces of colored glass and Chinese porcelain.

Ranked 21st: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Ranked #8 of 112 attractions in Chiang Mai

4.5 of 5 stars 1321 Reviews

Travelers’ Choice award winner Travelers’ Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions

Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Traveler Description: Wat Phra Doi Suthep is beautiful – located on the hills – it is a 30 min drive from the city centre. The cable car can be used by aged travellers who do not wish to negotiate the 300 odd stairs to the temple. Camera is allowed everywhere except in the main prayer hall of the temple. One can first visit Queen Sirikit’s winter palace (another 10 min drive) and then return to visit the temple. The view of the city – the airport runway from the temple is stunning!

2. TOP 25 MUSEUMS – ASIA  

Ranked 10th: Hellfire Pass Museum, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Ranked #1 of 31 attractions in Kanchanaburi

4.5 of 5 stars 401 Reviews

Travelers’ Choice award winner Travelers’ Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions

Type: Military Museums, Monuments/ Statues, Natural History Museums

Traveler Description:   The Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum is a MUST for anyone visiting the Kanchanaburi area to pursue their interest in the history of the Burma-Siam death railway in World War II.

3. TOP 25 PARKS – ASIA

Ranked 20th: Lumpini Park, Bangkok, Thailand

Ranked #16 of 207 attractions in Bangkok

4.0 of 5 stars 587 Reviews

Travelers’ Choice award winner Travelers’ Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions

Recommended length of visit: <1 hour=”” –1–=””>

Description: This is the largest and oldest park in the city.

Useful Information: Activities for older children

4.  TOP 25 AMUSEMENT PARKS & WATER PARKS – ASIA

Ranked 17th: Safari World, Bangkok, Thailand

Ranked #63 of 253 activities in Bangkok

4.0 of 5 stars 360 Reviews

Travelers’ Choice award winner Travelers’ Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions

Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Owner description: On the outskirts of Bangkok, Safari World offers a drive-through range for seeing by car or one of the park’s coaches. Animal shows including a marine park, orangutan boxing and a cowboy stunt display are held daily.

Ranked 20th: Black Mountain Water Park, Hua Hin, Thailand

Ranked #3 of 22 attractions in Hua Hin

4.5 of 5 stars 143 Reviews

Travelers’ Choice award winner Travelers’ Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions

Owner description: Black Mountain Water Park is fitted out with modern equipment, operated to high safety standards. It boasts a 17 meter high tower with nine sliders, also a spectacular wave pool, the lazy river, a beach pool, and kids pool.

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