Thailand is a country deeply embedded in a rich cultural history that is heavily influenced by Buddhist influences. Having held on to its spiritual roots for centuries and a resistance to developing into a full scale metropolitan nation, there is a natural element to the Thai landscape that you won’t find elsewhere.
If you’re planning a vacation to Thailand, you have the option of either making a point to visit all spiritual landmarks, relax on the beaches or visit all the spas you can find. If you mix and match, there are very few places in the world that could provide you with as peaceful and relaxing an experience as Thailand.
Having said that, some noteworthy spots for you to visit include:
Wat Pho, Bangkok
Although Bangkok is considered the center of all excitement in Thailand, the capital still retains much of its value as a hub of culture and spirituality in the country. Wat Pho is one such place where you can still enjoy Thai culture along with the natives. The temple, also called the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, is a place where natives come together to pray, meditate and make donations to keep up with their connection with the divine.
The Wat Bang Phra Temple
The temple lies 30 miles west of Bangkok. It’s the home of the Sak Yant Tattoos, which are said to protect people from any dangers. Although these tattoos are a popular tourist destination, you’ll still find that there are places separated for people to meditate and reflect, to escape from the hassle and grind of the congestion of mainland Thailand.
The Dragon Cave
The Dragon Cave overlooks the green mountainous terrains of the Phang Nga province. Historical and spiritual accounts of the place say that spending time there can heal people of any ailments. With its tranquil environment and the quiet atmosphere, the Dragon Cave gives you an opportunity to relax like you never have. Visitors are allowed to stay the night for free; however, you can still give donations if you want to.
The Beaches in Thailand and Spa
Although the country is full of a rich spiritual history, Thailand is chock-full of beautiful beaches and numerous spas that pepper the country. Overlooking a calm sea in the bright sun and enjoying special massages can make for some of the most relaxing experiences of your life.
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