Thailand has a lot to offer — wonderful beaches, delicious local food, ancient sights steeped in history and a lively nightlife. Take a look at our picks of the best spots to visit when sailing around this stunning location.
All roads lead to Phuket
If you decide to take a sailing holiday in Thailand, you will most likely fly into Phuket airport and rent a sailing boat from the marina there. The Big Buddha, a Buddhist temple on Phuket, is one of the most beautiful in all of Thailand and you can even play a round of golf in one of the numerous courses on the island.
Wat Chalong is a unique, historically significant, and highly revered temple on Phuket, where thousands of Buddhists flock to pray. Statues of the monk Luang Pho Chaem and his assistant Luang Pho Chuang can be found in the temple, who were instrumental in the suppression of the miners' insurrection in 1876. The temple is located 8 kilometres from the town.
Sailing the forgotten paradise of Koh Phi Phi
Koh Phi Phi is a relatively small yet crowded island that gained popularity with tourists after Leonardo di Caprio shot the film The Beach here in 2000 — filming took place on the beach in Mayo Bay. Another stunning location worth visiting is Pileh Lagoon which is perfect for swimming and snorkelling. Because it is such a popular boating destination, there are always a large number of boats and sailboats on the beaches and around the island, and in spring it is a renowned dive spot where you can even encounter basking sharks.
Kingdom of Heaven: the Grand Palace in Bangkok
One of the most visited sights in Thailand is undoubtedly the Grand Palace in the historic centre of Bangkok — the capital of Thailand. Here you will also find the famed Wat Phra Kaew temple, commonly known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, where Thailand's greatest symbol is enshrined. Part of the old royal palace is still in use today, although solely for ceremonial purposes, and all the buildings in the complex are lavishly decorated, which gave rise to the so-called Rattanakosin style.
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