Thailand – Ornate Temples to Beach Waters

A place of island and beaches that can never be forgotten is Thailand or The Kingdom of Thailand as it’s official name. It is the biggest country in the middle of South East Asia. Blessed with tropical and warm climate and stunning beaches makes it one of the best travel destinations. Tourism is the country’s biggest and most important sector for economy. Tourists keep pouring in no matter the season. Since tourism country is so flourished for many years, traveling on your own is easy.


When me and my husband decided to go on a holiday, Thailand was the first destination we had in our mind. We were too tired of our jobs and wanted a place to relax and rejuvenate.

Wat Phra Kaew, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Bangkok, Thailand | © Courtesy of PIVISO/Flickr
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Arriving at Bangkok, the capital, which is well known for its rich culture, unlimited shopping and street food. We stayed there at Holiday Inn. A lavish brunch was all we needed to start our day. You just cannot miss out on the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew ( Temple of the Emerald Buddha) . It was the former home of the monarch and now is only used for ceremonial purposes and as one of the biggest tourist attraction in Bangkok. It is located on the ground of the architectural wonder “Temple of the Emerald Buddha”. The whole premises contain more than 100 buildings made beautifully out of gold and diamonds in different colors and the architectural carvings of old – Bangkok style. 

At The Grand Palace, Bangkok
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At The Grand Palace, Bangkok
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The Temple of Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) is regarded as the most important Buddhist Temple in Thailand and believers from all over Asia visit it often for graces. The Emerald Buddha is 66 cm tall, carved in green jade and clothed in gold fabric. The yogic posture depicted by the Buddha is a sight not to be missed. It is said that the figurine was found in northern part of Thailand in 1434. 

Wat Phra Kaew – Emerald Buddha
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There are many other temples and exhibits inside the premises and should not be missed at all. The ancient stories and history can be known in detail from tourist guides available at the ticket kiosk. 

Buddhist monks at Wat Phra Kaew

After a day we started for Phuket. A place well known for its mesmerizing beaches and calm waters. We had decided to take a road trip on our own. An overnight bus ride to Phuket and we had reached Crowne Plaza. A perfect resort to relax with a beach of its own. 

Local ride in Phuket.
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Crowne Plaza, Phuket Panwa Beach Resort
At Crowne Plaza, Phuket Panwa Beach Resort
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In Phuket we chose to go to Koh Hey Island which is also known as Coral Island. You can reach there in 15 mins by speedboat from Rawai Beach. It has two beaches of its own. Long beach and Banana beach.

Koh Hey Island
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You can spend the day relaxing on the beaches or snorkeling, scuba diving and other sports which are easily available even in off seasons. The beaches there are mesmerizing and you can even choose others as there are many options available. 

Paragliding at Koh Hey Island
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Banana boat ride at Koh Hey Island Koh
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We loved to spend our days out and have relaxing evenings enjoying buffet dinners at the resort. Keeping in mind that we wanted to make the most of it. The scrumptious Thai food is another world altogether. Lemongrass and other traditional spices makes their mocktails and food so flavorful that one can’t resist it. Our dinners were made more entertaining with lively traditional music and dance performances. 

At Crowne Plaza, Phuket Panwa Beach Resort
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At Crowne Plaza, Phuket Panwa Beach Resort
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At Crowne Plaza, Phuket Panwa Beach Resort
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Thai massages are so well known to the world and one should not miss out on them at all. Aromatherapy massages done using lemongrass oil is what I would highly recommend.

At Crowne Plaza, Phuket Panwa Beach Resort
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We spent a week in Thailand and came back with truck loads of memory and camera full of scenic pictures. Thailand is a destination perfect for couples and honeymooners. If you have kids, do not worry, Thailand has everything to entertain everyone…
Thailand – A destination you just cannot miss!!

This blog is a part of #SpeakeasywithRuchiNDips blogging challenge hosted by Dipika and Ruchi.

46 thoughts on “Thailand – Ornate Temples to Beach Waters

  1. Such beautiful memories & pictures, loved reading your post on Thailand. I have been to Thailand twice, the first time was on my honeymoon. We decided during our first visit that we would definitely come back soon and we got to visit the beautiful country again on our son’s 3rd birthday. Yes, Thailand has everything to entertain everyone.

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  2. The post is a lovely trip to Thailand and it’s scenic beauties. The snaps are so beautiful!! Loved the coconut tree ones most. The trip was like it took me to Thailand. Well written post dear.

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  3. Thailand is in my bucket list so long and I always heard great stories about this beautiful country. after reading your post feeling so tempted to go there in next vacations. hope this pandemic subsides soon and we all can enjoy our travel ventures like before .

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  4. What lovely photos! Thailand seems to be a place with many things to do, and places to explore. much more than just a party destination, and that is lovely to read about here.
    paragliding is such an experience! definitely on my wishlist.

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  5. Thailand is a beautiful country. It’s on my bucket list and I want to explore some virgin beaches at Thailand. It is definitely a good travel destination for couples. Your pictures are beautiful.

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  6. Ahha! Thanks for taking us on a virtual visit of a beautiful Thailand, honestly the way you have weaved the images and narration part I am sure any reader like me get the feel he/she has been to the place already, ultimate pics and info regarding the place, whenever I get chance to witness the blissful beauty of Thailand in future your post will the first that will come to my mind.

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  7. What a beautiful post Seema! Thailand has been one of our favorite destinations too. We travelled when Ayaansh was about a year & half. The culture, the vibes, the food and the experience one often gets from Thailand is memorable. Great pictures! I can see that you guys have enjoyed it to the core. And yes, the relaxing spas would just have made the trip worthwhile!

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  8. I visited Bangkok and Thailand in 2010. As first-time travellers, I had also prepared a long shopping list and thoroughly enjoyed buying things. I too enjoyed worshipping temples and bringing such lovely memories back home.

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  9. Seeing your pics make me want to go Thailand right away. Damn this crisis.

    Anyways your pictures are beautiful and so do you.
    Also, have u written a separate post on Crown plaza as it looks luxurious. Would love to know about it.

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  10. I love Thailand and I love everything about that place. I have been there so many times and I still want to visit the places again. I love the people, the weather, temples and the beaches, everything about that country is spectacular.

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