Thailand is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. It is a diverse country, with something to offer for everybody. It’s rich culture, beautiful landscape, and thriving city life makes it a perfect destination, whether you’re traveling with your friends, or with family. There are a million things for you to do in Thailand and here are just some of the top destinations you should definitely not miss out on!
Chiang Mai (above image)
Chiang Mai, surrounded by the beautiful mountains in Northern Thailand, is a city that has been attracting tourists who want to explore the country at its best. Chiang Mai is a city of immense cultural importance, beautiful landscapes, and wonderful history- what more can a person ask for?
Fans of architecture would love the beautiful Doi Suthep, Wat Chedi Luang, or even Wiang Kum Kam. Chiang Mai’s beautiful wildlife can also be explored in the Zoo, or the Night Safari.
Khao Sok National Park
A lot of people know Thailand for its bustling nightlife, but many forget that this is a country full of stunning natural beauty as well. The Khao Sok National Park is home to lush forests, calm rivers, and some of the best wildlife in the country. This is where you should head to observe the beautiful flora and fauna in the country, like those Asian elephants, barking deer, gibbons, langurs and more!
The national park, located in Surat Thani, is absolutely stunning, and is the ideal place for you to go if you want to get away from the crowds and the hustle bustle of city life.
History buffs and culture vultures will love visiting Ayuthaya. This beautiful city was founded in 14th century, and is located on an island surrounded by Thailand’s three major rivers and the Gulf of Siam. Ayuthaya was once called the capital of Siam. It has a rich history, and you can explore every inch of its magnificent ruins that have been beautifully preserved over time.
Wander around the Royal Palace, explore the stupas, and discover the ruins of those stunning temples. Every corner is brimming with history and grandeur, and since the city is located at an hour’s distance from Bangkok, you will have no difficulty getting there!
Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand, and the largest city in the country. It is an incredibly busy city, and is a must visit for people who love the urban sprawl. It’s a city like no other- with a nightlife that is unmatched by many of its counterparts in the west. It has the finest clubs, and some of the best restaurants- just head down to Khao San Road and you’ll see what we’re talking about!
Bangkok has more to offer than just parties though- head down to Wat Phra Kaew Temple with the stunning Emerald Buddha, and visit the Floating Markets of Bangkok for a uniquely Thai experience.
Phi Phi Islands
The Phi Phi Islands in Phuket are definitely one of the most popular destinations in Thailand. The islands are known for their stunning natural landscapes, and their amazing beach life. Sheer cliffs, beautiful blue seas, and great food await you here. If you want some time off to yourself, without any tourist rush, head to Phi Phi Leh, which is comparatively free of tourist crowds. Phi Phi Don isn’t as crowded either, however, there aren’t any roads, so traveling might be slightly difficult.
So choose a destination, book yourself into a beautiful resort, and have the vacation of a lifetime!