Places to Visit in Thailand with Family

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Places to Visit in Thailand with Family

Thailand is a country known for its extravagant amount of natural attractions and man-made attraction with some of the cities even being attraction themselves. It is also a country that allows you to have fun with your family and loved ones with an extraordinary number of family activities and family-friendly areas to visit.

Here is the list of 10 Places to Visit in Thailand with Family

1. Pai, Thailand - Hippie hillside

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Known For : Bamboo rafting and white-water rafting Trekking in Pai Pai Canyon

Located between Mae Hong Son and Chiang Mai, this beautiful little of Pai is surrounded by mountains everywhere, and is a dream destination for a traveller. The alluring river Pai flows across this town which makes rafting a popular sport here. Besides that, trekking and hiking are other adventurous options.

Best Time: November to February

2. Hua Hin, Thailand - Thailand's Royal beach resort

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Known For : Cicada Market Hua Hin Train Station Plearn Wan Shopping Village

Hua Hin is a seaside resort which is popular among both Thai nationals as well as tourists. What was once the royal family's beach getaway is fast becoming a relaxing place to escape Bangkok's city hustle and bustle. Hua Hin is widely known as the original Thai beach getaway. Since gaining the stamp of approval from the royal Thai family, many local tourists and foreigners come to this city to experience laid-back Thai vibes and stay away from the madness of 'touristy Bangkok. 

Best Time: November to February

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3. Chiang Mai, Thailand - The Rose of the North

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Known For : Wat Phra Singh Doi Inthanon National Park Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

Chiang Mai, a respite from the heavy duty travelling one experiences in South Thailand, is a haven for backpackers and travellers. With an ancient city nestled between a sprawling modern city, flaked by lush green fields of the countryside, Chiang Mai will engage all senses in the one hungry for travel stories and experiences.

Best Time: Decemberembe to February

4. Khao Lak, Thailand - A string of villages to experience serenity in action

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Known For : Khao Lak Lam Ru National Park Surin Island Nang Thong Beach

Khao Lak is a string of villages which lie on the west coast of Thailand. Once a quiet and unknown land, these villages are fast becoming a hotspot for adventure sports and beach activities between both Thai locals and tourists alike. Khao means mountain so Khao Lak literally means Lak Mountain. 

Best Time: November to April

5. Kanchanaburi, Thailand - The wild west

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Known For : Death Railway bridge Elephant World Kanchanaburi War cemetery

Kanchanaburi is a city situated at the confluence of river Kwai Noi and Kwai Yai. It's well known for its waterfalls and national parks. The most important attraction of this place is the "Death Railway" built during the World War II. All in all, Kanchanaburi is a treat for nature and history lovers.

Best Time: November to February

6. Chiang Rai, Thailand - 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

7. Bangkok, Thailand - 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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8. Ayutthaya, Thailand - Land of Wats

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Known For : Ayutthaya Historical Park Wat Mahathat Wat Phra Si Sanphet

Ayutthaya, short for Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, is a small city in Thailand containing archaeological sites like temples, monasteries, palaces, etc. It lies just 80 kilometres north of Bangkok and hence is an ideal destination for a day trip from Bangkok. Often referred to as Krung Kao or 'ancient capital', Ayutthaya was a significant centre of trade, economy, art and culture during its time and successfully flourished for over 400 years. 

Best Time: November to February

9. Koh Samui, Thailand - Samui Island

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Known For : Wat Phra Yai Ang Thong National Marine Park Wat Khunaram

Koh Samui is an island in the Champhon Archipelago or group of islands near South Thailand. Coconut and rubber are the main exports of the island and tourist trade is the main source of revenue. 50 years back even getting to the centre of the island involved arduous treks in the middle of a thick jungle. Head to south Samui if you want lesser crowd. 

Best Time: December to May

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10. Krabi, Thailand - Bustling city, quiet locals

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Known For : Railay Beach Tiger Cave 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. The number of guesthouses, travel operators and souvenir shops in Krabi might be overwhelming at first glance. 

Best Time: November to April

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How many of these places did you take your family to? How did they like it? Let us know in the comments below!

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