Bangkok, one of the most charming cities in this side of Southeast Asia, makes a fun destination for tourists looking for a quintessential Asian experience. The Buddhist temples, unique architecture, and welcoming ways are only some of its distinct qualities. What counts the most is the food, however, with the spicy tang and the unique taste of Thai food. Those interested in visiting here can turn to Don Mueang International Airport, which offers flights between various Asian destinations.
As one of the oldest airports in the world, Don Mueang Airport seems like a tourist attraction in itself. Some of the facilities are old, but they are still fairly reliable, making it a convenient port of entry to use during the times when the Suvarnabhumi Airport is fully occupied. From here, tourists can then check out various sights in the beautiful and entertaining city of Bangkok.
Where to go
Chiang Mai in the foothills of Northern Thailand is a historic place can be fun to explore. The Lanna kings who ruled the north from ancient city built a moated quarter filled with a multitude of temples. Those going here can turn to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, which overlooks the city from atop a mountain. The relic here was said to have been mounted on a white elephant, which died at the spot of the temple. There is also the Wat Chedi Luang, where one can behold a jade replica given as a gift from the Thai king to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the chedi and also the 700th anniversary of the city.
The Krabi Province, filled with breathtaking natural landmarks, is a place to visit for those who love nature. One will find here trademark karst formations curving along the coast. Rock climbing is the favourite activity here, while those setting off for deserted islands will find here 150 islands ripe for exploring. There is the Ko Lanta Marine National Park, where one can check out 15 islands in the Ko Lanta group and then the Wat Tham Seua (Tiger Cave Temple), a sprawling hill and cave temple complex, where one can find several limestone caves hiding Buddha images, statues, and altars.
Vietnam, only two hours away from Thailand, is filled with interesting sights. There is Mekong Delta, the so-called rice bowl of the country. It is also a water world where boats, houses, and other establishments can be found on top of mighty waterways. Mac Cuu Family Tombs, known locally as the Nui Lang, makes an intriguing landmark where one can find traditional Chinese tombs and an ornate shrine dedicated to the Mac family. From here, tourists can turn to the Temple of Lady Xu, which was founded in the 1820s and houses a popular cult that faces Sam Mountain and other natural landmarks.
From Bangkok, tourists can look for connecting flights to Greece since the airport does not offer long-haul destinations at present. One of the places to see is Thessaloniki, where one can see various ancient structures such as the Archaeological Museum. Various artefacts from ancient Macedonian and Hellenistic civilisations can be found here, making it a place not to be missed by history buffs. There is also the White Tower to check out, which is the most famous landmark in the area. Its past is bathed in blood, as Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II massacred rebellious janissaries here in 1826.
How to get out
Tourists going on trips abroad can leave Thailand via Don Meuang International Airport and then book connecting flights to various destinations. Airlines serving here include AirAsia, Asian Air, City Airways, Eurowings, Indonesia AirAsia, Kan Air, Maldivian, Malindo Air, Nok Air, NokScoot, Orient Thai Airlines, R Airlines, Scoot, Siam Air, Thai AirAsia, Thai AirAsia X, Thai Lion Air, Thai Smile, Tigerair Taiwan, and V Air.
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