Grand Palace, Bangkok
(AH1/AH2) Built by King Rama I and completed in 1782,
the magnificent Grand Palace complex houses the Temple of the Emerald
Buddha, one of the most venerated sites in Thailand. On special occasions,
the Grand Palace is the locale of important religious ceremonies usually
presided over by the King or a leading member of the Royal Family.
Historic Town of Sukhothai (AH2)
Sukhothai was the capital of the first Kingdom of Siam in the 13th and
14th centuries. It has a number of fine monuments, illustrating the beginnings
of Thai architecture. The great civilization which evolved in the Kingdom
of Sukhothai absorbed numerous influences and ancient local traditions
and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai (AH2/AH3)
Chiang Rai, Thailand's most northern province, is known for its tourist
attractions, good weather and mild-mannered people. Nearby is a royal
residence with beautiful gardens. A little further north, the Golden Triangle
is where the borders of Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar and
Bang Pa-in Palace (AH1/AH2)
Bang Pa-in Palace dates back to the 17th century when King Prasat Thong
originally constructed a palace on Bang Pa-In Island in the Chao Phraya
River. The present palace dates from King Chulalongkorn (1868-1910) who
built the Thai-style pavilion in the middle of a large pond.