5 Family-Friendly Places to Visit in Thailand on Your Next Vacation

Thailand is a beautiful country in Southeast Asia that’s home to about 70 million people. At about 198,000 square miles, Thailand is roughly the size of Texas.

Do you love exploring other cultures and ways of life? Do you love taking your kids on exotic vacations? You’ll love Thailand!

If you’re up for a family vacation far from home, there are lots of places to visit in Thailand. Check out these 5 great family-friendly places to go.

1. The Grand Palace in Bangkok 

The Grand Palace is Bangkok’s most famous landmark. Immerse your family in Thai culture and history here.

Young children delight in the golden spires and colorful architecture of the palace. The gardens and murals are also impressive.

Wander inside to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha that dates back to the 14th century. Make sure your children are reverent upon entering into the presence of the Buddha.

Remember that these are sacred sites and dress with respect. No exposed skin above the knee or exposed shoulders.

2. Temple of the Reclining Buddha

The giant reclining Buddha in this temple is covered in gold leaf. There are 108 bronze bowls lining the temple walls.

Thais believe placing a coin in each bowl brings good luck. Buy coins at the entrance and let the kids put them in the bowls. The kids love this part!

3. Ancient Siam

Outside the city is Ancient Siam. Get there via a private taxi.

Here you’ll explore over 100 replicas of Thailand’s architectural sites and monuments in only a few hours. The kids have plenty of space to run around and have fun here.

Explore Siam via bike, guided-tour tram, or golf cart. Young kids love the golf-cart option while older kids are great on the bikes. Get here early in the morning so you’re not in the sun all day.

Bring plenty of sunscreen and water.

4. Asiatique the Riverfront

In this modern night market, as in Thailand in general, there are so many things to do. In the market, you’ll find Thailand’s largest Ferris Wheel which is great fun for the kids. Ride the Ferris wheel for the best view of Bangkok.

There are dozens of restaurants and over 1,500 boutiques as well as a Thai puppet show. The market opens at 5 pm and stays open until midnight.

5. Pattaya Elephant Sanctuary

Elephants are Thailand’s national symbol. Only a couple of hours from Bangkok is the Pattaya Elephant Sanctuary. Money spent here goes to the good cause of protecting the elephants.

You’ll feed, bathe, and play with the elephants while learning about this majestic animal. The kids will have a blast!

Many Places to Visit in Thailand

These are a few of the many places to visit in Thailand. Fly straight into Bangkok ad enjoy these family-friendly spots.

Start at the Grand Temple and make your way to the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. A visit out to Ancient Siam will keep the kids busy exploring. Top off the day at Asiatique the Riverfront.

Round out your family trip at the elephant sanctuary in Pattaya. You’ll love taking the whole family to the friendly country of Thailand.

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