As you probably expect, travelers and photographers who point their cameras at the scenery in Thailand show us impossibly perfect beaches, the intricate architecture of temples, bustling Bangkok, and delicious food. Oh, the food! Here’s some visual inspiration to help you plan your trip to Thailand.
You might want to visit the Nan province in northern Thailand. It’s a bit outside the usual tourist zone of Chiang Mai and is a beautiful place to get a sense of more typical Thai countryside. Dense forests, grass-green rice fields, and bamboo bridges surround colorful temples decorated with murals, gilded spires, and golden statues, including the one above, standing at the Wat Phra That Khao Noi temple (circa 1487), overlooking the city center of Nan. Then, after you’ve fed your mind and spirit with nature and art, you can get down to the (delicious) business of feeding your body at the Nan Night Market.
Here are more reasons to visit Thailand, including the requisite turquoise blue water, charming longtail boats, twisting temple spires, and ALL THE FOOD.
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