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Hello, everyone! Welcome back to Thai Top Words. You’re with me, Jay. Today, we’ll be doing top 10 tourist attractions in Thailand. Okay, let’s get started!
1. ตลาดน้ำ (dtà-làat-náam) “The Floating Market”
แฟนของฉันจะพาไปเที่ยวตลาดน้ำ (faaen khǎawng chǎn jà paa bpai dtà-làat-náam) “My boyfriend will bring me to the Floating Market.”
Actually the word, แฟน (faaen), there’s no gender for this word so it can mean either “boyfriend” or “girlfriend.” So if you are a guy, you talk with this word, it means your girlfriend. So if I’m a girl, it means, this is my boyfriend. But there’s a few who don’t really know what is the Floating Market. It is actually the market that our sellers sell stuff from boats. So mostly they sell souvenirs or fruits or food from boats.
2. พระบรมมหาราชวัง (phrá-baaw-rom-má-hǎa-râat-chá-wang) “Grand Palace”
พรุ่งนี้ ฉันจะไปพระบรมมหาราชวัง (phrûng-níi chǎn jà bpai phrá-baaw-rom-má-hǎa-râat-chá-wang) “Tomorrow, I'll go to Grand Palace.”
The Grand Palace in Thailand is actually located at the heart of Bangkok. It’s actually the residence of the kings of Thailand since the past. But nowadays, I think it’s used mostly for official ceremonies.
3. ภูเก็ต (phuu-gèt) “Phuket”
ทะเลที่ภูเก็ตสวยมาก (thá-lee thîi phuu-gèt sŭuai mâak) “The sea at Phuket is very pretty.”
You should try to go.
4. วัดโพธิ์ (wát-phoo) “Wat Pho”
วัดโพธิ์มีชื่อเสียงเรื่องการนวดไทย (wát-phoo mii chûue sĭiang rûueang gaan nûuat thai) “Wat Pho is famous for Thai massage.”
Which is true, you should try and it’s very cheap there too. And one more thing, the word วัด (wát) in front means Buddhist temple so if you see this word in front of like other word like วัดโพธิ์ (wát-phoo), whatsoever, it refers to a temple.
5. อยุธยา (à-yút-thá-yaa) “Ayuthaya”
ที่อยุธยามีวัดหลายแห่ง (thîi à-yút-thá-yaa mii wát lăai hàaeng) “At Ayuthaya, there are many temples.”
Do you know that Ayuthaya is the former capital city of Thailand, that’s why there a lot of temples because if the city is huge or big in Thailand, there will be a lot of temples.
6. เกาะช้าง (gàw-cháang) “Ko Chang”
เพื่อนของฉันชอบไปเกาะช้าง (phûuean khǎawng chǎn châawp bpai gàw-cháang) “My friend likes to go to Ko Chang.”
Also, the word เกาะ (gàw) means “island” so if you see this word, it means islands, it refers to some islands.
7. เกาะพีพี (gàw-pii-pii) “Ko Phi Phi”
วันหยุดนี้ ฉันจะไปเกาะพีพี (wan yùt níi chǎn jà bpai gàw-pii-pii) “This holiday I'll go to Ko Phi Phi.”
If you have been there, let me know about it.
8. เชียงใหม่ (chiiang-mài) “Chiang Mai”
ผู้หญิงเชียงใหม่สวยมาก (phûu yĭng chiiang-mài sŭuai mâak) “Chiang Mai girls are all cute.”
Actually, do you know that Chiang Mai is the name of a province in Thailand? So it is actually through the north of Thailand. That’s why people there, their complexion is very smooth and nice and that’s why people believed that girls there are very cute.
9. แม่ฮ่องสอน (mâae-hâawng-sǎawn) “Mae Hong Son”
คนที่แม่ฮ่องสอนใจดีทุกคน (khon thîi mâae-hâawng-sǎawn jai dii thúk khon) “People at Mae Hong Son are all kind.”
This is just a belief in Thailand. They say that because provinces like Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, they are located to the north of Thailand, in the North Thailand, the weather is a bit colder than the rest of Thailand so when the weather is cold, you tend to be more calm, more kind, not getting frustrated very easily. That’s why people believe that people there are kind and I think it’s true too.
10. ไร่เลย์ (râi-lee) “Railay”
หาดไร่เลย์เงียบสงบมาก (hàat râi-lee ngîiap sà-ngòp mâak) “Railay Beach is very quiet.”
Okay, so that’s the end of today. Did you enjoy it? By the way, have you been to any places in Thailand? If you have, let us know below in the comment. If you like this video, don’t forget to subscribe to our channel, like this video and visit our website at ThaiPod101.com for more Thai. Okay, see you next time. Bye-bye!

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Hello Bruce,


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Hi Jay, I have been to Bangkok, Phuket and Phi phi, a long time ago, for my honeymoon. 28 years ago. We loved it and have always wanted to go back. 👍