Thai Ministry of Culture has announced Thailand’s Top 10 cultural destinations in order to preserve the cultural heritage and to promote and encourage people to visit them. The destinations were selected from the popular places around Thailand.
The list of Top 10 cultural destinations in Thailand is as follows:
1. Doi Tung, Chiang Rai
Doi Tung is the mountain located very near the border between Thailand and Myanmar which is one of the most famous tourist attractions of Chiang Rai. There is the Royal Villa, former residence of the princess mother Srinagarindra, the Mae Fa Luang Flower Garden and the Wat Phra That Doi Tung Holy Relic.
2. Jim Thompson Farm, Nakhon Ratchasima
Jim Thompson Farm is a beautiful and eco-friendly farm where you can see seasonal flowers, organic products and experience the silk-making process. Jim Thompson Farm preserves culture of Thai-Laotian people living in northeastern region. The farm opens to visitors annually from December to the beginning of January only.
3. The Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, Chon Buri
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden is located about 15 kilometers south from Pattaya. It is the largest botanical garden in Southeast Asia. The entire area of some 500 acres is beautifully landscaped with orchid nursery and other botanical gardens. There is also a Thai cultural and elephant show taking place 5 times a day at 10:30, 13:30, 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00 in the garden.
Discounted tickets to Nong Nooch Tropical Garden can be booked here: Nong Nooch Tropical Garden Tickets. The tropical garden can also be visited by joining Nong Nooch Tropical Garden and Koh Larn Day Tour from Pattaya.
4. The Buffalo Village, Suphan Buri
Buffalo Village or “Baan Kwai” in Thai language is initiated with the purpose of supporting Eco Tourism and cultural heritage in Thailand and features the authentic rural lifestyle of farmers in Thailand’s central region. It is located in Sri Prachant District of Suphanburi Province, approximately 170 km northwest of Bangkok.
The Buffalo Village can be visited with local on Suphan Buri Day Trip at Buffalo Village and 100 Years Market.
5. Woodland Muangmai, Nakhon Pathom
Woodland Muangmai in Nakhon Pathom was created from private wooden arts collection by one family. There is a Museum zone called Tales of the Wood that presents experiences and adventures of "Grandfather Sak" a talking tree-man. The Tales are told thorough thousands of pieces of rare wood carvings displayed with light, images and sound in the area of 5,000 sq. m. The area also contains a resort, spa and restaurant that are made with unique wooden arts.
6. Ancient City, Samut Prakan
The Ancient City or "Muang Boran" in Thai language is a huge open-air museum in Samut Prakan covering 240 acres. This museum preserves the past architecture, art and culture of the different regions in Thailand with ruins and monuments located in an area shaped as the map of Thailand.
You can visit the Ancient City from Bangkok by booking Ancient City Ticket with Private Transfer. Another popular and budget friendly option for visiting this open-air museum is booking a combined Ancient Siam and Erawan Museum Ticket.
7. The Siam Niramit Theatre, Bangkok
Siam Niramit is a large and modern entertaining show in Bangkok which is performed by more than 100 stage performers who make about 500 different costume changes during the show. The show presents Thai history, Thai culture, traditions, lifestyle and beliefs of Siamese people as well as numerous Thai festivals.
You can read our Siam Niramit Show Bangkok review and get an idea what can be expected there: Visiting Siam Niramit Show in Bangkok.
As the show isn’t cheap, be sure to book a discounted Siam Niramit Bangkok Ticket online.
8. Phuket Fantasea Theatre, Phuket
Phuket Fantasea is one of the most fascinating night entertainments in Phuket. It is a Las Vegas style Thai cultural show infused with high-end technology and state-of-the-art show elements. The show is featuring Thai culture, magic illusion, acrobatics, animal performance, pyrotechnics, stunts, aerial performance, 4-D effects and special effects.
Get your discounted ticket to this fascinating show here: Phuket Fantasea Ticket.
9. Hinoki Land, Chiang Mai
Hinoki Land is a new tourist attraction located in Chai Prakan District, Chiang Mai. This is a model town with the concept that moves Japan into Thailand. It was officially opened on October 4, 2018. The town covers an area of more than 100 rai that are filled with magnificent buildings, ponds, Zen gardens, Torii pillars in Japanese style.
10. The Sanctuary of Truth, Chon Buri
The Sanctuary of Truth or "Prasat Sat Ja-Tam" in Thai language is a gigantic wooden construction located not far from Pattaya. The top point of the building is about 105 meters high. It was constructed to withstand the wind and sunshine on the seashore at Rachvate Cape.
If you are planning to stay in Pattaya, you can easily get there by yourself, just don’t forget to book your Sanctuary of Truth Ticket in advance as it will be cheaper. The Sanctuary of Truth can also be visited from Bangkok on a Day Trip to Pattaya City & Sanctuary of Truth.