Historic sites in Thailand

If you’re looking to explore Historic Sites in Thailand and the surrounding area then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

There’s a fantastic selection of  Historic Sites in Thailand and you can plan some great things to see on your trips by browsing our selection. Once you’ve explored the  Historic Sites in Thailand you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan out your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook.

Our database of historic sites is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other  Historic Sites in Thailand, you can always add them to Trip Historic now by visiting our upload page.

Thailand: Site Index

Ancient Siam

Ancient Siam is the largest outdoor museum in the world and recreates many of Thailand’s historical treasures. Whilst not technically historic in its own right, it offers great replicas of real sites.

Ancient Siam is a privately owned museum and reportedly the world’s largest outdoor museum. Shaped like Thailand, Ancient Siam is almost an entire recreation of the country with miniature replicas and reconstructions of most of its important sites in the correct locations. Whilst Ancient Siam does contain some original artifacts, the... Read More

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Ayutthaya was the capital of Siam for around 400 years from the fourteenth century.

Ayutthaya, once known as Ayothaya, was an ancient city in Thailand and which is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Ayutthaya was established as the capital of Siam in around 1350 by Ramadhipati, a Thai vassal who forced the original King to swear allegiance to him. It remained as such for... Read More

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Kanchanaburi War Cemetary

WWII cemetery where 7,000 POWs Japanese prisonners are buried.

The Kanchanaburi War Cemetary - known locally as the Don-Rak cemetery - is located on the main road (Saeng Chuto Road) in the town of Kanchanaburi. There lies close to 7,000 former POWs prisoners of war, mostly British, Australian and Dutch but other Commonwhealth servicemen as well, who sacrified their lives... Read More

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Kwai River Bridge

Bridge was part of the Death Railway constructed by the Japanese during WW II.

The Kwai River Bridge was part of the meter-gauge railway constructed by the Japanese during WWII. It is famously known as the setting for the a 1957 World War II epic Bridge over the River Kwai. The railway ran for 250 miles from Ban Pong, Thailand to Thanbyuzayat, Burma and... Read More

Temple of the Emerald Buddha

The Temple of the Emerald Buddha contains a famous 14th century statue of this religious figure.

The Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) is a sacred monastery in the grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Made up of a series of incredible gold buildings, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha contains a legendary two-foot statue of Buddha in its assembly hall or ‘Ubosoth’. The... Read More

Temple of the Reclining Bhudda

Wat Pho is a sacred Buddhist temple dating back to the eighteenth century and containing the world famous Reclining Buddha.

The Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) is one of the oldest sacred temples in Bangkok in Thailand and is a first grade royal monastery. Located next to the Grand Palace, the current Temple of the Reclining Buddha was built in 1788 by King Rama I of the Chakri... Read More

The Grand Palace - Bangkok

The Grand Palace in Bangkok is an eighteenth century royal residence.

The Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand has been a royal residence of the Chakri Dynasty since the reign of that house’s first monarch, King Rama I, also known as Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, during the eighteenth century. King Rama I ruled from 1782 to 1809 and moved the capital from Thonburi to... Read More