Thailand scoops traveller’s choice awards

2013-07-16 08:59
Cape Town - Thailand is a country filled with beautiful hotels, resorts and landmarks, it comes as no surprise this popular south east Asian destination has recently scooped prestigious awards from TripAdvisor.

Nine of the country’s diverse tourist attractions, products and tourist spots were recognised by TripAdvisor’s in the Top 25 landmarks in Asia. These categories range from long-standing and well-known spots like the Temple of the Reclining Buddha and the Temple of Dawn to the Hellfire Pass Museum in Kanchanaburi to Black Mountain Water Park in Hua Hin.

The Governor of Thailand, Suraphon Svetasreni expressed his happiness following the announcement of the awards, “We are extremely pleased to see many of our popular products and services getting this recognition. It underscores the status of Amazing Thailand as a place of tremendous diversity, with both natural and cultural attractions catering to visitors of all demographic segments,” Said the Governor.

With more than 60 million reviews, TripAdvisor remains the world’s biggest travel industry website around the globe.

The country won awards in the following categories:

1. Top 25 Landmarks in Asia

Ranked 8th: Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), Bangkok, Thailand

Ranked 10th: The Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand

Ranked 11th: Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), Bangkok, Thailand

Ranked 12th: Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaeo), Bangkok, Thailand

Ranked 21st: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand

2. Top 25 Museums - Asia 

Ranked 10th: Hellfire Pass Museum, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

3. Top 25 Parks - Asia

Ranked 20th: Lumpini Park, Bangkok, Thailand

4.  Top 25 Amusement Parks & Water Parks - Asia

Ranked 17th: Safari World, Bangkok, Thailand

Ranked 20th: Black Mountain Water Park, Hua Hin, Thailand

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