In a country renowned for its paradisaical beaches, temples and bustling cities, there’s a picture-postcard scene around every corner. With so many affordable Thailand flights, why not travel to the ‘Land of Smiles’ and discover this photogenic country for yourself. If you like an awe-inspiring view, here are three dramatic places you’ll want to capture.
Railay Beach, Krabi
The beaches of Krabi are guaranteed to overwhelm the senses. Stretches of unspoilt coastline are made even more impressive with dramatic limestone cliffs that rise from the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea.
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Although Thailand spoils you with its choice of beaches, Railay Beach — only accessibly via boat — remains the most popular. That’s hardly surprising, given the jaw dropping cliffs that surround this slice of paradise which is cut off from the mainland. If you can brave the heights, rock climbing offers a white-knuckle vantage point to soak up the view.
Sky Bar, Bangkok
No trip to Thailand would be complete without spending a day or two at its vibrant capital. From the Buddhist temples to the nightlife, shopping and street-food, Bangkok is a feast for the senses.
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Once you’ve visited the major landmarks, be sure to finish the day with a visit to Lebua Hotel. Located in downtown Bangkok, the hotel is home to one of the highest rooftop bars in the world, at a staggering 820 feet high. Boasting unrivalled views across the city, this is best enjoyed at sunset, when visitors can admire the transition from night to day while sampling from an extensive cocktail menu.
Bridge on the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi
Situated close to the Myanmar border, this notorious feat of engineering is one of the most iconic World War II landmarks. Known as Death Railway, POWs and slave laborers were used to build the full line which extends 250 miles from Ban Pong in Thailand to Thanbyuzayat in Burma.
Now a sight of major historic importance, visitors can cross the bridge on foot via a safe walkway. Viewing points are dotted throughout, offering a chance to take in the surrounding rural landscape. A visit to the nearby Kanchanaburi War Cemetery is also highly recommended where those who sacrificed their lives for the railway construction are laid to rest.
One of the most scenic destinations on the planet is home to some unbelievable views. Take the time to visit these attractions and you won’t be disappointed.
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