Thailand’s vibrant capital Bangkok has again been voted as one of the World’s Top 20 Destinations to Visit, according to voters in the “2015 Travellers’ Favourites Awards” run by travel website, gogobot.com
The awards, now in their third year, are aimed at celebrating the best places the site’s members have enjoyed as they travelled the world, and categories include best hotels, restaurants, beaches and tours.
The best destinations are the foremost category and Bangkok claimed the 12th spot in the top 20 which included famous cities such as New York, London and Las Vegas.
TAT Governor, Thawatchai Arunyik, said: “It’s great that travellers from around the world appreciate the special qualities that make Bangkok an exotic and exciting destination. The city offers all the comforts and conveniences of any world metropolis, but there are elements that make it uniquely Thai – our peaceful temples, amazing food to be enjoyed everywhere, from street-sides to five-star rooftops, the rich history, modern entertainment and the ever-present smiles on the faces of the people. This very Thai blend makes the city so memorable.”
Meanwhile, four of the Top Ten beaches in Asia are in Thailand, including two in Phuket and two in Krabi, according to a viewership-rated Travellers Choice listing compiled by TripAdvisor.
Phuket’s Nai Harn beach is at the third spot with Railay Beach (Krabi), Kata Noi Beach (Phuket), and Phra Nang Beach (Krabi) coming in respectively at the 7th, 8th and 9th place.