Thailand Tourism launches virtual tourism to top destinations

Published on : Thursday, January 28, 2021

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched a virtual reality tour to top four leading tourism destinations, comprising of Phuket, Bangkok, Surat Thani, and Chiang Mai. Reportedly, the tours will be an immersive 360° adventure that enables visitors to explore the spots in 3D. Once inside an attraction, one can move around using the cursor and get all the information, regarding historical background and other details of the attractions, displayed in both English and Thai. Further, the 3D virtual tour will aid visitors to witness visual images of each attraction, which will likely encourage them to visit some of the attractions in the near future when the pandemic situation is over.


In Bangkok, the virtual tour will let visitors explore Mekhala Ruchi Pavilion’s two-storey teak wood building in all its glory. It once served as the residence of King Rama VI when Phayathai Palace was under construction. Then, the virtual tour of Thewarat Sapharom Hall will take vistors through the beautiful and elegant palace’s throne hall, whereas the Phiman Chakri Hall will be a sight to behold. In Phuket, the virtual tours will be across the Chinpracha House, one of the most beautiful mansions in Phuket. Tourists will find that there are a number of Sino-Portuguese style houses that are now abandoned, whereas some are in bad condition, and some have been renovated. However, Chinpracha House somehow managed to survive till date and is worth a visit because of its unique design.

Similarly in Chiang Mai, viewers will get an opportunity to dive deep into a virtual visit of Phra Chao Tan Chai Ma Tam Na Bun Chapel or the Big Reclining Buddha at Wat Chedi Luang. Apart from this, the virtual tour will take visitors around Phra Maha That Chedi, which is one of the largest pagodas in Thailand. The final two virtual attractions in Chiang Mai include Ma Tam Na Bun Chapel, and the statue of Khruba Chao Teung Na Ta Si Lo. Lastly, in Surat Thani, visitors will enjoy virtual tours of Khao Hua Jook. It is located on a hill with remarkable views of Samui Airport runway and the Chaweng Lake, which looks even more beautiful from the top of the hill. The golden pagoda is built on the building that houses several statues of Buddha, and the imprint of the Buddha’s footprint. Also, there is another Buddha statue inside the pagoda, which is behind the glass.


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