Places to Visit in Thailand

Thailand is a beautiful country with multiple places which are a must see for any traveller. Explore a land filled with gorgeous temples, delicious cuisine, valleys, rivers, beaches, lush vegetation, exotic markets and much more.

Thailand is a country brimming with charm. Each facet, each city, each landmark uncovers another layer of history, of traditions and culture. This country opens up experiences that are fun, unique, informative, breath taking and luxurious. Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Sukhothai – each region offers something new to the traveller. You’ll never be bored, and you’ll never run out of things to do. 

We've highlighted some which we feel are a must visit when you travel to Thailand.

  • For Beach Lovers 

If you’re planning a trip to Thailand, then you’re probably overwhelmed with all the different advice you must have heard from other people. Some might suggest sticking with the beaches while others suggest Bangkok is among the best places to visit in Thailand. Here’s a list of some of the places to visit in Thailand, based on what you’re looking for and what you want to experience.

Phuket 

At the very top of every Thailand travel guide is the magical island of Phuket. And with good reason. A leisurely tour of the island reveals incredible beaches with towering limestone cliffs, gorgeous colonial and Chinese architecture, charming waterfalls rushing through lush national parks and 29 beautiful Buddhist temples. 

Chiang Mai 

Scroll through your list of places to visit in Thailand. Is Chiang Mai on it? Because it should be. Bathing elephants, rock climbing, white water rafting, visits to exquisite temples like Wat Phra Doi Suthep, the flavours of northern Thai cuisine and much more. If you’re considering this city, try to time your visit during the Lantern festival – one of the most beloved Thailand festivals.

Ko Samui 

This island is one of those beautiful Thailand tourist places that must be seen, to be believed. The striking Hin Ta and Hin Yai rocks, the gigantic golden Buddha statue, the frothy beauty of the Namuang waterfalls and even the mummy of Loung Pordaeng – a Buddhist monk – there’s a lot to discover, making this a trip you don’t want to miss. 

Pattaya City 

Located on the east coast of Thailand, this gem of a city promises exuberant experiences. A tour of Pattaya will reveal an unmatched nightlife, with clubs and bars aplenty. You must also make time for the gorgeous floating market, the stunning Sanctuary of Truth temple and the numerous food carts, stalls, markets, vendors and restaurants that introduce you to the spectacular local cuisine. 

Phi Phi Islands 

You cannot leave the country, without visiting one of the most iconic Thailand places to visit. With softly sanded beaches, where you can party, snorkel and sail, to the view of lush green mountains that cover the island, Phi Phi island is a visual delight. 

Patong 

Whether it’s night or day, Patong thrums with an electric energy. Resturants, nightclubs, bars and pulsing lights turn your trip into a nonstop party. Cabaret shows at night, lazing on the beach during the day. Spas and massages in the afternoon, zorbing in the evening. You need more than 24 hours to complete all the experiences that Patong has to offer.

Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 

History and heritage shine bright in this archaeological gem. A UNSECO World Heritage Site, this region boasts of magnificent ancient Buddhist temples, the Ayuthayya Historical Park, boat tours along the Chao Phraya river and the stunning royal summer palace. This should rank high on your list of Thailand things to do.

Ko Tao 

Calling all scuba divers! The sunny shores of Ko Tao are the perfect place to launch your exploration of the underwater kingdom. On the shore, you can laze on the soft, white sands of Sairee Beach, or trek up to Mango Point, where the view of the island and blue water will take your breath away. You won’t regret a trip to this island. 

Krabi 

Who hasn’t heard of Krabi? It’s one of the world-famous Thailand places to visit. The region features incredible islands like Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta. Furthermore, you can indulge in many incredible activities like an island tour, a diving excursion, attending a night market, rock climbing in Railay and sampling some delicious Southern Thai food.

Ko Pha Ngan 

Wondering why you should tour the island of Ko Pha Ngan? Well, for the saunas, night markets, pubs, beaches, waterfalls, kayaking, diving, snorkelling, hiking and more. Honestly, there are thousands of reasons. Why not make the trip, and discover the beauty and wonder for yourself?

Phan Nga Bay 

The first thing that will strike you is the massive limestone karsts that spear out of the blue green waters of Phan Nga Bay. Hop into a boat and take a lazy day trip, cruising around the beautiful limestone islands and beaches that inhabit this breath-taking bay.

Ao Nang 

If you’re on the hunt for beautiful Thailand places to visit, Ao Nang is perfect for you. Beautiful beaches like Ao Nang, Nopparat Thara Beach, Tubkaek Beach and Railay Beach invite you to lay sit back, relax and take in view of the blue green waves lapping up to the white shore. Or you can choose between snorkelling, sunbathing, diving or partying by the shore. Either way, the beaches here cannot be missed.

Ko Phi Phi Don 

The largest island in the Ko Phi Phi archipelago is Ko Phi Phi Don. The island is the only inhabited island in the archipelago. Diving, island hopping, shark watching tours and the delightful villages on the island will make this a great stop on your Thailand tour. 

Khao Lak 

An hour’s drive north of Phuket lies one of the most charming places to visit in Thailand. Boasting of a cool tropical forest, wide and white beaches, wonderful resorts, museums, natural wonders this is a wonderful and relaxing break to take during your hectic Thailand trip.

Khao Yai National Park 

Sometimes you need to get away from the busy cities and walk on the wild side. Khao Yai National Park is that place. The third largest national park in the country, this region is home to some wonderful trails, landscapes and wildlife like elephants, deer, the Asian black bear, jackals and more. 

Kanchanburi 

Kanchaburi is one of the most unique places to visit in Thailand, owing to the dark history of the region. Although it is home to beautiful National Parks and serene Buddhist temples, this was also the site of the Japanese prisoner of war camps during World War II. Stop by for a tour of the World War II museum and Gallery for a peek into the region’s stories.

Ko Samet 

A tropical paradise awaits you at Koh Samet. Crescent shaped bays, turquoise waters, a variety of water sports, beachfront bungalows and a vibrant club scene make this one of the most sought-after places to visit in Thailand.

Ko Lanta 

A backpacker’s haven, Koh Lanta features mist-shrouded mountains, lush and tangled jungles, sandy beaches that fringe the shore and coral reefs that shimmer under the water. Bring a sturdy pair of boots, your camera and your sense of adventure!   

One can’t speak of Thailand’s tourist places without talking about the beaches. The pristine white beaches with turquoise waters will gladden your ocean-loving heart. Who doesn’t dream of vacations where one can laze around the sandy beaches, watching the surf roll in? In Thailand, there are several such beaches where you can live your dream.

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