Cultural and Historical Thailand

Romantic
Romantic
14 - 16
days

Explore Thailand tumultuous history and fascinating cultural landmarks, seeing archaeological sites, temples full of monkeys, museums, and historic pagodas.

In this trip

  • CultureCulture
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • Night LifeNight Life
  • ActiveActive

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Bangkok, Thailand

  • 2

    Ayutthaya, Thailand

  • 3

    Phitsanulok, Thailand

  • 4

    Chiang Mai, Thailand

  • 5

    Chiang Rai, Thailand

  • 6

    Sukhothai, Thailand

  • 7

    Lopburi, Thailand

  • 8

    Bangkok, Thailand

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Things to do in and around Bangkok

  • Bangkok
  • National Museum, Bangkok
  • Where the curry man lived
  • Suan Pakkad (Cabbage Palace) in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Bangkok, Wat Pho
  • Pavillion of the Enlightened
  • Petchaburi, Thailand (28)
  • Wat Arun - Bangkok
  • The Royal Palace_Bangkok
  • Wat Phra Kaew
  • Wat Suthat, Bangkok (4)
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  • Ancient City Samut Prakan
  • Wat Traimit
  • Wat Phra Kaeo 9, Bangkok
  • Soi Ram Butri and Soi Chana Songkhram, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Wat Benchamabophit
  • IMG_0730
  • from my window
  • Wat Saket
  • National Museum of Royal Barges in Bangkok, Thailand
  • National Gallery, Bangkok
  • Wat Kalayanamit
  • River Kwai-4
  • Chachoengsao province, Thailand
   
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Bangkok

Thailand, Central Thailand region

CultureFoodNight lifeHistoric3 nights

Best known for its nightlife and vibrant atmosphere, this sprawling metropolis boasts ancient temples, museums, and cultural venues.

Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. Bangkok is one of the world's top tourist destination cities. As the main gateway through which visitors arrive in Thailand, Bangkok is visited by the majority of international tourists to the country. Bangkok's multi-faceted sights, attractions and city life appeal to diverse groups of tourists. Royal palaces and temples as well as several museums constitute its major historical and cultural tourist attractions. Shopping and dining experiences offer a wide range of choices and prices. The city is also famous for its dynamic nightlife. Among Bangkok's well-known sights are the Grand Palace and major Buddhist temples.
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Things to do in and around Ayutthaya

  • Ayutthaya
  • Wat Mahatat 004
  • Wat Chaiwatthanaram - Ayutthaya, Thailand
  • Ayutthaya
  • Ayutthaya
  • Pavillion of the Enlightened
  • Petchaburi, Thailand (28)
  • DSCF2363
  • 2729-Thailand-Ayutthaya-Wat Phananchoeng.jpg
  • Ayuthaya City
  • Buddha Infinity
  • Ancient City Samut Prakan
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  • Ayutthaya
  • Elefantes en Wat Phra Ram
  • Wat Ratchaburana, Ayutthaya
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  • IMG_0730
  • from my window
   
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Ayutthaya

Thailand, Central Thailand region

HistoricCulture2 nights

The second capital of the historic Kingdom of Siam retains some of its well-preserved ancient temples, royal buildings, and palaces.

Ayutthaya (full name Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya; also spelled "Ayudhya") is the former capital of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya province in Thailand. Located in the valley of the Chao Phraya River, the city was founded in 1351 by King U Thong, who had proclaimed it the capital of his kingdom, often referred to as the Ayutthaya kingdom or Siam. It is estimated that Ayutthaya reached population of 1,000,000 around 1700 CE, making it one of the world's largest cities at that time. In 1767, the city was destroyed by the Burmese army, resulting in the collapse of the kingdom. The ruins of the old city are preserved in the Ayutthaya historical park.
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Things to do in and around Phitsanulok

  • Phitsanulok
  • Mother of pearl flowers
  • Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat, Phitsanulok, Thailand
  • Street in Phitsanulok
  • Birds
  • Si Satchanalai
  • TH-Kamphaeng Phet-Ville (30)
  • DSC03123
  • Thung Salaeng Luang National Park, Thailand
  • Phu thap boek, Thailand
  • Sunset in Luang Prabang
   
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Phitsanulok

Thailand, Central Thailand region

HistoricCulture2 nights

One of Thailand's oldest cities dates to the 14C, boasting fascinating temples, ancient architecture, historic museums, and markets.

Phitsanulok is an important, historic city in lower northern Thailand and is the capital of Phitsanulok Province, which stretches all the way to the Laotian border. Phitsanulok is one of the oldest cities in Thailand, founded over 600 years ago. Phitsanulok's main tourist attraction is Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat, known locally simply as Wat Yai. This famous temple, built in 1357, is home to the Phra Buddha Chinnarat, which is one of the most revered Buddha figures in Thailand, and the official symbol of Phitsanulok Province. The Buddha Chinnarat National Museum, on the temple grounds, houses a sizeable collection of Sukhothai period art. A large fair is held at the temple every January.
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Things to do in and around Chiang Mai

  • Chiang Mai Moat
  • Wat Phra Singh - Chiang Mai Thailand
  • Wat Phan Tao
  • rice house
  • Wat Chiang Man
  • Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
  • Doi Inthanon Park
  • Old City, Chiang Mai
  • Old City, Chiang Mai
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  • Wat Suan Dok
  • Mork-Fa Waterfall, Thailand
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  • Chiang Mai Zoo, Thailand
  • Wat Tham Pha Plong
  • DSCF2091
  • IMG_0102 Wat U-Dadaraam, วัดอุตตาราม
  • #vietnam
  • IMG_0851 Mae Nam Chaem
  • Pai
   
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Chiang Mai

Thailand, Northern Thailand region

HistoricFoodNight lifeCulture4 nights

North Thailand's largest city is a vibrant cultural hub, boasting temples and museums, as well as nearby national parks.

Chiang Mai is the largest and most culturally significant city in Northern Thailand. It is the capital of Chiang Mai Province and was a former capital of the Kingdom of Lan Na (1296–1768). Chiang Mai has positioned itself to become a Creative City and is considering applying for Creative City status with UNESCO. Chiang Mai was one of two tourist destinations in Thailand on TripAdvisor's 2014 list of "25 Best Destinations in the World", where it stands at number 24. Chiang Mai's historic importance is derived from its close proximity to the Ping River and major trading routes. A popular city with foreign and domestic travelers, Chiang Mai is home to temples and nearby natural attractions.
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Things to do in and around Chiang Rai

  • Chiang Rai
  • Thanon Bap Prakan Road
  • Wat Phra Kaew
  • Night Bazaar, Chiang rai, Thailand
  • Chiang Rai clock tower (3)
  • Ayutthaya
  • Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai
  • Black Temple
  • Slaty-backed Flycatcher
  • Wat Tham Pha Plong
  • IMG_0102 Wat U-Dadaraam, วัดอุตตาราม
  • Tea plantation
  • #vietnam
   
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Chiang Rai

Thailand, Northern Thailand region

CultureHistoricFood3 nights

A lively city with a fascinating history, Chiang Rai offers its visitors an array of temples, great hiking, and bustling markets.

Mueang Chiang Rai is a city in Muang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai Province. Chiang Rai is the northernmost large city in Thailand. The city was founded by King Mangrai in 1262 and became the capital of the Mangrai Dynasty. Subsequently, Chiang Rai was conquered by Burma and remained under Burmese rule for several hundred years. It was not until 1786 that Chiang Rai became a Chiang Mai vassal. Siam (Thailand) annexed Chiang Mai in 1899, and Chiang Rai was proclaimed a province of Thailand in 1933. Its attractions include the temples, the Night Bazaar, the Walking Street, and a some natural attractions along the Mae Kok River.
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Things to do in and around Sukhothai

  • Cliché
  • IMG_0542
  • Bowl LACMA M.84.213.103
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  • Wat Mahatat
  • Si Satchanalai
  • TH-Kamphaeng Phet-Ville (30)
  • Wat Phra Phai Luang (Sukhothai, Thailand 2014)
  • Wat Sa Sri
  • Wat Chang Lom - วัดช้างล้อม
  • DSC03123
  • Th-Mae Sot-Um phang 3 (1)
  • 0157-Visite de Sukhothai - Wat Saphan Hin
  • Wat Si Sawai at Sukhothai Historical Park, Thailand
  • Wat Traphang Ngoen, Sukhothai, Thailand
  • Wat Chetuphon
  • Waterfall #2
  • Step 5, Erawan Waterfall
   
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Sukhothai

Thailand, Central Thailand region

HistoricCulture2 nights

A small town set in easy distance from the historic capital of the 14C Sukhothai Kingdom, where nearly 200 temples await visitors.

Sukhothai was the capital of the Sukhothai Kingdom. Sukhothai is 12 km west of the modern city of New Sukhothai. Sukhothai was the capital of the Thai Empire for approximately 140 years. As of 2014, 193 temples have been excavated and partly reconstructed. The stele of Ram Khamhaeng states the city had a triple wall and four gates. The Aranyika monastery was west of the city, a great lake to the east, a market to the north, and the Khao Luang hill to the south. Old Sukhothai is a quiet town with almost no hotels. Most visitors stay in New Sukhothai or in the nearby city of Phitsanulok, which has numerous hotels and restaurants and is on the rail line.
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Things to do in and around Lopburi

  • Lopburi
  • Phra Prang Sam Yot
  • Phra Narai Rachanivej(King Narai's Palace) in Lopburi, Thailand
  • Lopburi
  • Pavillion of the Enlightened
  • Petchaburi, Thailand (28)
  • Ancient City Samut Prakan
  • CIMG3964
   
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Lopburi

Thailand, Central Thailand region

Historic1 night

Retaining remnants of ancient Khmer and Ayutthaya architecture, the city also hosts a colony of monkeys popular with visitors.

Lopburi is the capital city of Lopburi Province in Thailand. It is about 150km north-east of Bangkok. Today the city is best known for the hundreds of crab-eating macaques that live in the middle of the city, especially around the Khmer temple, Prang Sam Yot and a Khmer shrine, Sarn Phra Karn. They are fed by the local people, especially during the Monkey Festival in November. Because they are not afraid of humans, they steal whatever items or food they can find from unwary visitors. Don't miss out the historic landmarks of the city.
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Things to do in and around Bangkok

  • Bangkok
  • National Museum, Bangkok
  • Where the curry man lived
  • Suan Pakkad (Cabbage Palace) in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Bangkok, Wat Pho
  • Pavillion of the Enlightened
  • Petchaburi, Thailand (28)
  • Wat Arun - Bangkok
  • The Royal Palace_Bangkok
  • Wat Phra Kaew
  • Wat Suthat, Bangkok (4)
  • salaya | rounds in
  • Ancient City Samut Prakan
  • Wat Traimit
  • Wat Phra Kaeo 9, Bangkok
  • Soi Ram Butri and Soi Chana Songkhram, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Wat Benchamabophit
  • IMG_0730
  • from my window
   
8

Bangkok

Thailand, Central Thailand region

CultureFoodNight lifeHistoric2 nights

Best known for its nightlife and vibrant atmosphere, this sprawling metropolis boasts ancient temples, museums, and cultural venues.

Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. Bangkok is one of the world's top tourist destination cities. As the main gateway through which visitors arrive in Thailand, Bangkok is visited by the majority of international tourists to the country. Bangkok's multi-faceted sights, attractions and city life appeal to diverse groups of tourists. Royal palaces and temples as well as several museums constitute its major historical and cultural tourist attractions. Shopping and dining experiences offer a wide range of choices and prices. The city is also famous for its dynamic nightlife. Among Bangkok's well-known sights are the Grand Palace and major Buddhist temples.
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