Beautiful Places in Thailand

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With thousands of temples, greeneries, white-sandy beaches and more, Thailand is one of those places that have a never-ending list of places and attractions to visit. Here are our top picks among the most beautiful places in Thailand.

Here is the list of 19 Beautiful Places in Thailand

1. Phuket

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Known For : Phi Phi Islands Patong Beach Big Buddha

Pristine beaches, clean air, bounty of nature and cheap getaway do complete justice to the beautiful tourist spot in Thailand called Phuket. Add to it a lot of adventure, tranquility and heartfelt hospitality, the island located in southern Thailand is one of an ideal beach destination in Asia.

Best Time: November to February end

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2. Bangkok - Of Street Food, Skyscrapers and Unending Nights

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Known For : Khao San Road Chao Phraya River Wat Pho Bangkok

Glittering with lights, a lot of hustle bustle and a little bit of chaos, Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand and is packed with tourist attractions - historical, religious or natural. A haven for shoppers, it attracts people from all over the world to its markets. It is often touted as the party capital of South East Asia. Bangkok also offers a bundle of fantastic street food, non-stop action and unforgettable experiences.

Best Time: Late November to Mid Jaunary

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3. Pattaya - The Unrelenting Combination of Calm and Crazy!

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Known For : Pattaya Floating Market The Sanctuary of Truth Mimosa Pattaya

Pattaya is a beautiful beach resort nestled along the eastern coast of Gulf of Thailand renowned for its gorgeous beaches, water parks, unspoiled natureês beauty, religious temples and long walks on the street. Tourists should look out for an amazing nightlife at the island offering a never forgetting experience.

Best Time: November to June

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4. Krabi - Bustling City and Quiet Locals

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Known For : Railay Beach Tiger Cave Temple Phi Phi Islands

One of the oldest provinces in Thailand, Krabi is home to the traditional yet the modern, the touristy and the local flavour. Sample what you like and see what the other side of the coin has to offer too in this Thai province.

Best Time: November to April

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5. Doi Inthanon National Park, Chiang Mai

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Doi Inthanon National Park is home to the highest peak in Thailand, Doi Inthanon. The Park is a treasure trove of natural beauty, containing many specimens of the animal kingdom, lush jungles, waterfalls and a massif of mountains in the background. Some tribal communities also reside within this protected area, with authorities working tirelessly towards their cultural growth.

6. Erawan National Park, Kanchanaburi

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Erawan National Park, named after the white three-headed elephant of the Hindu mythology, is a little far from Kanchanaburi centre. It is a beautiful forest with the 7 layers of waterfalls, bridges and many rocks. Many of the waterfalls have tranquil and serene pools where you can enjoy a swim.

7. Koh Chang - The Elephant Island

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Known For : Diving and Snorkeling Elephant Trekking Koh Chang waterfalls

Koh Chang is one of the most beautiful islands of Thailand with pristine white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, great for snorkeling and diving. There are also some breath taking mountains and jungles where hiking is very popular. All in all, Koh Chang is an idyllic destination for a backpacker looking for adventure and parties in equal amounts.

Best Time: November to March

8. Surin Islands, Khao-lak

Situated around 60 Km west off the coast of Khao Lak, and oiginally a part of the Mu Ko Surin National Park, the Surin Islands comprises of a group of Five Islands. These islands are namely Ko Surin Nuea, Ko Surin Tai, Ko Ri, Ko Kai and Ko Klang. Known for dense forests with beaches surrounded by corals, Surin Islands is most visited by snorkelers, nature lovers, and wildlife photographers hoping to indulge in diving, snorkelling game fishing, and hiking. It is a haven for people looking for a quiet refuge.

9. Koh Yao Noi, Phuket

The tranquil island of Koh Yao Noi is the sister island of Koh Yao Yai located in the middle of Phang Nga Bay, west of Phuket. It is an ideal getaway for the traveller who seeks solitude under sun and sand. Far from maddening crowds, Koh Yao Noi is your place to relax and rejuvenate without any fuss or frills. Ideal for the couple who wishes for some precious moments of togetherness or for someone who wants to take a break and introspect on the worldly ways.

10. Koh Tao - The Turtle Island

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Known For : Hin Wong Bay Koh Nang Yuang Island Viewpoint Yaai Mae and Taa Tao Spirit rocks

Koh Tao is an island in the Chumphon Archipelago group of islands in the southeastern part of Thailand. It has some of the best and cheapest diving spots in the world. On one hand, it has a proud and vibrant local culture, and on the other, has a relaxing atmosphere and an exciting night life.

Best Time: December to September

11. Koh Pha Ngan - Land of Coconut Trees and Full Moon Parties

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Known For : Full Moon Party Thong Sala Night Market Yang Na Nai Tree

Koh Pha Ngan is an island that is part of the Chumphon Archipelago, located between the islands of Koh Samui and Koh Tao. It being world famous for its full moon parties on Haad Rin, usually the rest of the time the island remains half empty. But Koh Pha Ngan is so much more than just parties. This vast inland jungle is very peaceful and it's serene bays can be just as beautiful for families and backpackers.

Best Time: June to September, December to February

12. Sukhothai - The Dawn of Happiness

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Known For : Sukhothai Historical Park Ramkhamhaeng National Park Loy Krathong Festival

Sukhothai is home to approximately 190 ancient sites and temple ruins. It is known to mark the beginning of the Thai civilisation. Most of the monuments and ruins are restored at the Sukhothai Historical Park, which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Best Time: November to February

13. Chiang Rai - Of Temples and Culture

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Known For : Wat Rong Khun Clock Tower, Chiang Rai Baan Dam Museum

Chiang Rai is a mountainous city in northern Thailand, near the borders of Laos and Myanmar. It has many ancient temples and tribal villages along the Mekong river. It has a plenitude of historical and cultural attractions and immerses a traveller in its pleasant collection of temples, art, music, and local food.

Best Time: Decemberembe to February

14. Railay (Rai Leh) - The Climber's Haven

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Known For : Rock Climbing in Railey Tham Phra Nang Cave View Point and Lagoon

Railay is a one-of-a-kind spot for active diving, kayaking and rock climbing; as well as just relax at your resort. Accessible just by boat, this peninsula of limestone crags is a beautiful destination for a laid-back rest in the middle of your Thailand holiday. An absolute best for rock climbers.

Best Time: November to March

15. Lopburi - City of Khmer Relics and Crab Eating Macaques

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Known For : Ban Vichayen Phra Prang Sam Yot King Narai's Palace

Lopburi is one of the oldest cities in Thailand, located around 150 kilometres from Bangkok city which takes around 2.5 hours. It is a city which houses historic ruins and artifacts which play a major role in Thailand's culture. It is famous for monkeys, architectural remains of Khmer empire, rock climbing and sunflower fields. Unlike other tourist cities, Lopburi has a very laid back atmosphere and it rarely experiences any influx of tourists.

Best Time: November to April

16. Phi Phi Islands - Island Paradise for the Beach Lover

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Known For : Phi Phi Viewpoint Koh Phi Phi Leh Bamboo Island

Phi Phi consists of a group of six islands. Only 40 km away from Phuket, Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh are the two most famous islands of the six. With their pristine waters and vibrant parties, these islands are a wonderful way to spend a few days in Thailand.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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17. Koh Lipe - The Paper Island

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Known For : Diving in Koh Lipe Trash Hero

Koh Lipe is one of the islands of the Tarutao Marine National Park. Initially, this island was predominatly settled by the Chao Ley, or the sea gypsies who live in small villages here. Tourism has increased in Koh Lipe since the 1990s, and hasn't seen a pause ever since. The vast reefs and gorgeous white sand beaches don't fail to attract anyone.

Best Time: November to March

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18. Emerald Lake - A Gorgeous Dip of Green

Emerald Lake is a sinkhole with pristine clear water in the middle of a forest in Lampang, Thailand. One can sit on the rocky terrain that surrounds the lake and watch the tranquil waters and the catfish in it for hours. This natural waterbody has some religious significance in the region, but mostly, it is an accessible getaway amid nature. 

19. Sam Phan Bok - The Grand Thai Canyon

Also known as the Grand Canyon of Thailand, Sam Phan Bok is a rock reef in River Mekong. With over 3000 naturally formed holes of various shapes and sizes, Sam Phan Bok is the most significant such formation in the river and a famous tourist attraction in Thailand. 

How many of these places have you been to? Have we missed out on some beautiful places? Let us know in the comments below.

This post was published by Muhammed Salih

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