Tourism in Thailand
The tourism sector represents one of the most vital sectors in Thailand, as it is visited by large numbers of visitors, and tourists every year; to see the wonderful attractions and places of attraction, including: Buddhist temples, scenic landscapes, in addition to attending many events, recreational competitions, and sports Statistics in 2001 indicated that the total hotel reservations in Thailand hotels amounted to about 320,565 hotel rooms, or about 52% of the total capacity, and the number of visitors in Thailand in 2003 was approximately 10,082,000 tourists and visitors.
The most important tourist attractions in Thailand
Thailand includes many landmarks, and wonderful tourist attractions, and attractive, and the following are mentioned for the most important:
The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace is located in the Thai city of Bangkok, specifically near the Chao Phraya River, which is an historical archeological palace dating back to 1782 AD, bearing in mind that construction work continued until the end of the nineteenth century AD, and was used as the seat of the royal family until In the year 1925 AD, perhaps the most prominent feature of this palace is the huge Buddhist temple Wat Phra Kaew, which is called the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep Temple
Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep is located on Doi Suthep Mountain near the Thai city of Chiang Mai, and is characterized by its wonderful architectural design and its breathtaking views, knowing that visitors and tourists can access the temple and see its wonderful landmarks through the stairs.
Wat Pho Temple
One of the largest temples in the country’s capital, Bangkok, Wat Pho Temple is an ancient Buddhist temple that contains many important landmarks in its surroundings, including: a giant Buddha statue, a traditional Thai school, and the largest collection of Buddha images.
Jim Thompson House Museum
Jim Thompson is an American businessman who settled in Bangkok after the war, worked in the silk trade, and collected many artworks in his home, which today is one of the most important museums and tourist attractions in Thailand.