Top Places to Visit in Thailand

Showing 23 Top Places to Visit in Thailand

1. Bangkok, Thailand

4.2

Known For : Grand Palace | Wat Pho | Wat Arun | Khao San Road

Glittering with lights, hustle bustle of people and a little chaos, Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand packed with tourist attractions be it historic, religious or nature. The place offers a bundle of non-stop action, thrilling excursion and unforgettable experiences.

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2. Pattaya, Thailand

4.2

Known For : Walking Street | Tiffany's Show | The Sanctuary of Truth

Pattaya is a beautiful beach resort nestled along the eastern coast of Gulf of Thailand renowned for its walking street, gorgeous beaches and water parks.

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3. Phuket, Thailand

4.2

Known For : Chalong Wat | Big Buddha | Phuket Old Town

Outlined by the exotic Carbbean Sea, Playa Del Carmen is a beach resort town that also touches Riviera Maya to bring a natural bliss to this Mayan habitat. Close to Cancun and Cozumel, this blooming tourist spot is home to many European expats.

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4. Chiang Mai, Thailand

3.4

Known For : Wat Phra That Doi Suthep | Bhubing Palace | Doi Suthep-Pui National Park

Chiang Mai, a respite from the heavy duty traveling one experiences in South Thailand, is a haven for backpackers and travellers.

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5. Phi Phi Islands, Thailand

4.5

Known For : Phi Phi Viewpoint | Koh Phi Phi Leh, Maya Bay | Bamboo Island

Phi Phi consists of a group of six islands. Only 40 km away from Phuket, Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Lee are the two most famous islands of the two. Considered one of the oldest places in Thailand, Phi Phi islands are one of the oldest surviving in Thailand.

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6. Krabi, Thailand

3.9

Known For : Phi Phi Islands | Tiger Cave Temple | Railay beach

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

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7. Koh Samui, Thailand

3.8

Known For : Fisherman's Village | Wat Phra Yai | Wat Plai Laem

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.

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8. Pai

4.3

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

Located between Mae Hong Son and Chiang Mai, this beautiful, quaint village 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 favourite sport here. Trekking and hiking are other adventurous options.

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9. Ayutthaya

3.9

Known For : Wat Phra Si Sanphet | Wat Mahathat | Chao Sam Phraya National Museum

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.

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10. Koh Pha Ngan

4.0

Known For : Full Moon Party | Thongsala Night market | Yang Na Nai tree

Koh Pha Ngan is an island, part of the Chumphon Archipelago, located between the islands of Koh Samui and Koh Tao. It is famous across the world for its full moon parties on Haad Rin. Its vast inland jungle is very peaceful and its serene bays can be just as beautiful for families and backpackers.

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11. Koh Tao

4.1

Known For : Hin Wong Bay | Koh Nanyuang 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.

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12. Hua Hin, Thailand

3.2

Known For : Cicada Market | Hua Hin Hills Vineyard | Hua Hin Train Station

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.

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13. Khao Lak, Thailand

3.2

Known For : Scuba and Snorkeling | International Tsunami Museum | Ton Chong Fa Waterfall

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.

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14. Koh Lipe

3.9

Known For : Diving | Other water sports | Trash Hero

Koh Lipe is one of the islands of the Tarutao Marine National Park. This island was predominantly settled by the Chao Ley or the sea gipsies who live in small villages here. The vast reefs and gorgeous white sand beaches don't fail to attract anyone.

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15. Sukhothai

3.8

Known For : Sukhothai Historical Park | Ramkhanhaeng 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.

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16. Trang

3.7

Known For : Wat Tantayaphirom | Hat Chao Mai National Park | Hat Pak Meng

Trang is a city in Southern Thailand known for its food and culture. It shares the same traditional heritage as the nearby cities of Krabi and Phuket. It is not crowded, but still a vivacious city with many natural attractions surrounding it. It is worth spending a day or two here to experience beautiful local culture and markets.

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17. Kanchanaburi

3.7

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. Kanchanaburi is a treat for nature and history lovers.

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18. Krabi Town

3.2

Although it doesn't have any beaches of its own, Krabi Town is a charming choice for people who want to experience a very local Thai culture. Most tourists use this town majorly as a pass through to go to the nearby island towns, but Krabi Town in itself is very beautiful, especially in terms of its markets and restaurants.

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19. Nong Khai

3.1

Known For : Sala Keaw Khu | Wat Pho Chai | Tha Sadet Market

Lying on the southern bank of Mekong river, Nong Khai is a lively town just 20 minutes from Vientiane, capital of Laos. The entire city is filled with images of the Naga, the giant serpant of Mekong. There are several waterfalls, riverside villages, forest temples, and many serene landscapes.

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20. Sangkhlaburi

2.6

Known For : Wat Wang Wiwekaram | Sunken Temple | Three Pagoda Pass

Sangkhlaburi is a high altitude city at the ends of Thailand, just 25 kilometres from the Burmese border. It has the beautiful Vajiralongkorn Lake (Khao Laem) where most travellers take a boat ride, rest and enjoy the day. Most part of the city is covered by dense forests and limestone ranges. Sunken temple and Temple Wat Mon are the two unique and spectacular temples which should be a must visit in Sangkhlaburi.

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21. Railay (Rai Leh)

2.5

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

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, Railay is a one-of-a-kind spot for active diving, kayaking and rock climbing; as well as just relax at your resort.

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22. Phetchaburi

3.1

Known For : Phra Nakhon Khiri | Wat Mahathat Worawihan | Tham Khao Luang

Dating back to the 8th century, this city is known to have the oldest settlements of Thailand. The city is situated on River Phet and is home to some beautiful temples and the famous Royal Palace. Phetchaburi is more of a working agricultural town and not very popular as a tourist spot. However, it is worth stopping by.

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23. Surat Thani, Thailand

3.3

Known For : Monkey Training College | Oyster Farm | Wat Phra Boromathat Chaiya Ratchaworawihan

Not a go-to destination in itself, Surat Thani provides a base point from which travellers meander across Thailand. Once the seat of the Srivijaya empire, Surat Thani today is an important trade and transport hub.

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