Best Places to Visit in Thailand


Thailand is abundant in tourism resources and has quite a few places of interest, with comprehensive infrastructure and developed tourism service system. Thailand is the hot destination for many tourists to travel abroad. Here we recommend the most popular places and hot destinations to visit in Thailand for visitors as follows.


1. Thailand Islands

Traveling to Thailand, you cannot miss the unique islands and beautiful beaches of southern Thailand. The narrow strip of southern Thailand is bordered by the Gulf of Thailand to the east, the Andaman Sea to the west, numerous islands and beautiful sandy beaches dotted here. The crystal-clear waters and diverse underwater biomes make southern Thailand a popular destination for travelers who love the sea.

The beaches in Thailand are some of the best in the world. If you are visiting Thailand for the first time, it is recommended to choose Phuket-the "Pearl of the Andaman Sea" and the largest island in Thailand. The whole family tour with kids can choose between Phuket and Krabi. Phi Phi Island is suitable for those who like quiet and leisure. Young people who love diving and are energetic should not miss Samui. Sand, sun, fun and seafood make Pattaya the back garden of Bangkok.


2. Bangkok

Bangkok is the capital and largest city of Thailand, the largest city in the Indo-China Peninsula and the second largest city in Southeast Asia. Thai people call Bangkok is "Krung Thep", meaning "City of Angels", and it is also known as "the capital of Buddhism".  It is the center of politics, economy, trade, transportation, culture, science and technology, education and religion in Thailand.

Bangkok is a fascinating city that attracts travelers from all over the world with its unique charm. Bangkok is a city that combines simplicity and modernity, prestige and market, indulgence and commandments. At here you can visit the essence of national history, art and culture - the Grand Palace, you can also experience the bustling and crowded crowds of the Siamese business district.

Top attractions to visit in Bangkok: Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho, National Museum, Wat Arun, Wat Taimit, Erawan Shrine.


3. Chiang Mai

Known as "Rose of the north Thailand", Chiang Mai is surrounded by mountains, with cool climate, beautiful scenery, numerous historical sites and prosperous business. It is a famous summer resort in Southeast Asia.

Chiang Mai has a long history and many cultural monuments. The city of Chiang Mai is full of quaint temples, white walls, red roofs and golden cornices illuminate in the sun. The unique Northern Thai style pagoda is majestic and chic.

Top attractions to visit in Chiang Mai: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Chiang Man, Wat Phra Singh, Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Ku Tao.


4. Pai

Pai is a small town under the Mae Hong Son in northern Thailand, which is a 3-hour drive from Chiang Mai and is known for its beautiful scenery. The dense forests, the intimate residents, the lazy pace of life, the meandering rivers and the inconvenient transportation make this a fresh world. The fresh and simple scenery of Northern Thailand is the highlight.

The most pleasant thing in Pai is to rent a small motorcycle (150 baht / day), roam around and enjoy the most precious and comfortable happiness and freedom in the world. The most attractive attractions in Pai are the various characteristic buildings designed by the artists.

Top attractions to visit in Pai: Yun Lai Viewpoint, Wat Nam Hoo, Pai Post Office, The Heart of Pai Resort, Pai Waan Resort, Baan Pai Fah Pai Fun, Memorial Bridge, Tha Pai Hot Spring


5. Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi is located in the west of Bangkok and has long been known for its River Kwai Bridge and the "Death Railway" built in the Second World War. Kanchanaburi is considered one of the most beautiful provinces in Thailand. Kanchanaburi has the most natural and beautiful waterfalls in Thailand and the wonders of the National Park caves, the famous River Kwai Bridge, and the thrilling adventures of the bamboo raft.

Top attractions to visit in Kanchanaburi: Manxing Ancient City Park, Death Railway, Sai Yok Noi Falls, Lawa Cave, Three Pagodas Pass, Wat Tham Mangkon Thong


6. Ayuthaya

Founded in 1350, Ayutthaya is the birthplace of Thai ancient civilization. It is located 72 kilometers north of Bangkok and was the ancient capital of Siam for 417 years. Ayutthaya in Thai language means an indestructible city. Ayutthaya was listed in UNESCO’s World Heritage Site because of the numerous temple ruins scattered throughout the modern city.

Top attractions to visit in Ayuthaya: Wat Chai Watthanaram, Wat Mahathat, Wat Phanan Choeng, Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Wat Ratchaburana, Wat Lokaya Sutharam


7. Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok National Park in Southern Thailand is an amazing place. It is covered by the oldest evergreen rainforest in the world, huge limestone mountains shooting straight up in the air, deep valleys, breathtaking lakes, exciting caves, wild animals and much more. Khao Sok is one of the largest tropical rainforest areas in Thailand, and the ecology here is still very good.

Top Activities to do in park: trekking, canoeing and bamboo rafting, boat to Cheow Lan Lake


8. Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai is the northernmost city in Thailand, which was built in 1262 and its northeast and north are neighboring Myanmar and Laos. The world-famous "Golden Triangle" is in the mountainous area of Chiang Rai, just as the junction of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. The Thai government promoted tourism in the Chiang Rai area, and the “Golden Triangle” gradually became a term related to tourism in northern Thailand.

Top attractions to visit in Chiang Rai: Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai Clock Tower, King Mengrai The Great Monument, Mae Fah Luang Art & Cultural Park, Oub Kham Museum, Wat Klang Wieng

Recommended Tours

9 Days Wonderland of Thailand

Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai

12 Days Best of Cambodia & Thailand

Siem Reap, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket