Best Places to Visit in Thailand
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Ton Sai is a refreshing escape from its popular neighbors. Boasting the same sparkling seas and towering limestone cliffs that have helped the Railay Peninsula gain its fame, this hidden gem of a beach is known for its laid-back style and hippie allure.
Boasted as one of the most ancient cities in the entire country, Sakon Nakhon's history stretches as far back as 3,000 years. This predominately Buddhist town is home to five spectacular stupas, as well as the Queen's Royal Project, and is known to be the location of the queen's summer palace.
Rayavadee is situated in the heart of Krabi's beautiful Phranang Peninsula, on the border of Krabi Marine National Park, an area renowned for its natural beauty and rich flora, fauna and marine life.
Phuket is what comes to mind when you think of the ultimate beach destination. Picture crystalline waters and white sand beaches as far as the eye can see.
Nong Khai sits on the banks of the mighty Mekong River and is a frequent stop for travelers making their way to Laos. The relaxed way of life and laid-back atmosphere here invites visitors to take their time exploring the town's unique sites and sampling its rich cuisine.
Surrounded by numerous national parks, this sleepy backwater perched on the Nan River in the country's far north is an incredibly enchanting and authentic Thai town.
Pristine natural beauty and rich cultures effortlessly intermingle in the lush tea plantations and spectacular temple-lined streets of this tranquil oasis. Engulfed in towering mountains, Mae Hong Son is the laid-back little sister of neighboring backpacker favorite, Pai.
Ko Samui is a melting pot of visitors, traveling from around the world to relax in paradise, snorkel among aquatic life, and party on the beach.
One of Thailand's true last hidden gems, Ko Phra Thong is an idyllic island which combines sparkling seas, unspoiled beaches, and fascinating wildlife.
Ko Phayam may just be Thailand's best-kept secret -- but it won't stay that way for long. Word of this hidden gem, dotted with traditional bungalows, empty beaches, and virgin jungle is already starting to get out.
On Ko Muk, low-level tourism seamlessly blends with the laid-back lifestyle of the serene fishing villages that dot the island. Boasting sugary sandbars, lush jungle landscapes, and blue-green waters, Ko Muk is a glorious destination.
Halfway between the mainland and the famous Phi Phi Islands, the 25 km long, 3 km wide island of Ko Lanta is a true slice of paradise. Featuring over a dozen beaches and a lush mountain range running down the middle, this spectacular destination is a feast for the eyes.
Ko Kut, which has been described as “so off-the-beaten-path you might get bored", is a gem for those seeking paradise.
Ko Kut is a charming Thai island belonging to an island group inhabited by only 2000 people. The island is often referred to as Paradise which is reflected in place and hotel names across Ko Kut.
While some may say Southern Thailand has been over-commercialized and it's authentic charm lost, Koh Kradan is definitely the exception to this rule. Still relatively unknown by the tourism world, this gorgeous little island is truly a hidden gem.
The star of the Trat archipelago, Ko Chang is the second largest island off the coast of Thailand yet significantly less crowded than Phuket. Emerald green water surrounds this island’s silky white sand beaches.
Erawan National Park is one of Thailand’s most famous national parks. This densely forested park is most famous for its beautiful Erawan falls with emerald green swimming holes at the bottom.
Often overlooked in favor of neighboring expat favorite, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai's laid-back atmosphere, awe-inspiring temples, and delicious local cuisine makes it a delightful destination in its own right.
Chiang Mai is Northern Thailand’s most culturally rich and authentically Thai city. The city has attracted expats, digital nomads, and those who want a taste of a relaxing and down-to-earth tropical city lifestyle.
Bangkok is a vibrant and bustling metropolis, filled to the brim with colorful contrasts. Visit magnificent ancient shrines and temples and, in the same block, find yourself face to face with a massive air-conditioned luxury mall.