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10 Awesome Destinations You Must Visit in Thailand

Last updated: April 02, 2021 /287 Views

You've been wanting to travel to Thailand, the beautiful country. In this article, we will introduce you to the top 10 must-visit places in Thailand. We will help you to know more about each and every place and sure you will feel interested.

1. Bangkok - The capital of Thailand

The capital of Thailand is Bangkok, a noisy city where everything is found, from the culture, the big centers, the food courts, the bustling morning markets to the world’s famous nightlife spots. If you are a person who belongs to the nightlife, don’t forget to stay in Bangkok some days in your vacation. Thailand is also known as the land of the golden temples, you can visit some famous temples below.

The Grand Palace in Bangkok

The Grand Palace is staggering in both historical significance and craftsmanship. The grounds are a maze of royal halls, temples, and ancient relics. The most important must-see in Bangkok is Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), which is said to hold a fragment of either hair or bone from the enlightened Buddha himself.

Bangkok -Top 10 Must Visit Places In Thailand

The Grand Palace is staggering in both historical significance and craftsmanship

Must-visit temples in Bangkok

Wat Traimit, the temple is famous for its 3.5 meters high monolithic Buddha statue weighing 5.5 tons. An extremely large Buddha statue showing the absolute devotion of the Thai people. Wat Phra Kaew is the most revered temple because it houses the precious Emerald Buddha image, which is of great significance to all Thai people. The temple is surrounded by walls more than a mile long as if to protect its sanctity because the ancient Thais fear that the precious statues in the temple will be lost and their reign will perish

In this famous capital, Bangkok, you should not miss Chinatown, a neighborhood inhabited by Chinese people with their stylish and vibrant life here. Another must-see in Bangkok, Thailand is Damnoen Saduak floating market where you can go shopping and learn about unique Thai culture.

Besides, Baiyoke Sky Rooftop Bar is one of the best places to hang out in Bangkok, from there you can look at Bangkok nightlife. Don’t forget Calypso Cabaret Show, the show has always attracted a lot of visitors to watch because everything to create such a show is carefully selected. From actors, costumes to scripts are very focused.

If you are a shopaholic, do not miss the SIAM Center, Weekend Chatuchak Market, Khao San street,… They are the top must-visit shopping malls you should not miss in Thailand.

Temple in Bangkok - Top 10 Must Visit Places In Thailand

Wat Phra Kaew is the most revered temple because it houses the precious Emerald Buddha image

2. Pattaya - The beautiful beach destination

Pattaya city is located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand and is very famous for its beaches. There is Wat Phra Yai temple with an 18-meter-tall golden Buddha statue near the hillside of this city. It is famous for its family parks, sea activities, and adventures. The best places to visit in Pattaya are floating Markets boats are still piled high with tropical fruit and vegetables, fresh, ready-to-drink coconut juice, and local food cooked from floating kitchens located right on the boat.

In addition, you can participate in some of the following activities: Sanctuary of Truth, Walking Street, Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, Water Parks, Tiffany Cabaret Show, and Pattaya View Point.

Pattaya - Top 10 Must Visit Places In Thailand

Pattaya city is located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand and is very famous for its beaches

3. Ayutthaya - The historic ancient city

Ayutthaya offers a magnificent peek into the glory of ancient Thailand, where visitors can wander the haunting but romantic ruins of the former capital. It has the old palaces and temples that stand as a testament to this. The must-see tourist attractions in Ayutthaya include Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon, Wat Lokaya Sutha, Ayutthaya Historical Park, Wat Phanan Choeng, and Wat Phu Khao Thong.

Ayutthaya - Top 10 Must Visit Places In Thailand

Ayutthaya offers a magnificent peek into the glory of ancient Thailand

4. Chiang Mai - The city of temples

Chiang Mai has completely different vibes compared to Bangkok. Visiting Chiang Mai on the weekends to take advantage of walking through the street markets. You must experience the amazing nightlife here. Here are the top places to visit in Chiang Mai, Thailand: Golden Triangle, Wat Rong Khun, Phu Chi Fah, Doi Mae Salong, Clock Tower, Doi Tung, Doi Mae Salong, Wat Huai Pla Kung, Chiang Rai's Night Market, and Phu Chi Fah.

Chiang Mai - Top 10 Must Visit Places In Thailand

Visiting Chiang Mai on the weekends to take advantage of walking through the street markets

5. Chiang Rai - The laid-back town

Chiang Rai city remains a sleepy provincial town with a pleasant atmosphere. It is one of the oldest settlements in Thailand, but it is never short of historical and cultural attractions. It is famous for its impressive collection of temples, art, language, cuisine, and music. The best tourist attractions in Chiang Rai are Hill-Tribes Museum and Education Centre, Chiang Rai Clock Tower, Oub Kham Museum, Khun Korn Waterfall, Blue Temple, White Temple, Chiang Rai Night Bazaar, Mae Fah Luang Art, and Cultural Park.

Chiang Rai - Top 10 Must Visit Places In Thailand

Chiang Rai is one of the oldest settlements in Thailand

6. Phuket - The uniquely architectural town

Phuket is famous for white-sand beaches with nodding palm trees, glittering seas, and lively towns. It is the largest island of Thailand with an area of 540km2. It is located on the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman sea. There are many tropical islands nearby where you can take speed boat trips. Things to do in Phuket island are: Explore Phang Nga Bay, The Phuket Big Buddha, Phuket Town Weekend Night Market, Phuket Tiger Kingdom, Thai Cooking Class, Trip to Phi Phi Islands, The Big Buddha, Old Phuket Town, Elephant Sanctuaries, Similan Islands, and Visit Chalong Temple.

Phuket - Top 10 Must Visit Places In Thailand

Phuket is famous for white-sand beaches with nodding palm trees, glittering seas and lively towns

7. Koh Samui - The beautiful sea paradise

Koh Samui is better for budget travelers to stay for one or two months. Koh Samui, also known as Samui, is located on the east coast of Thailand. This is the second-largest island in Thailand after Phuket. People who want to relax in the beautiful tropical setting are more attracted to Samui. Try to visit all must-see places in Koh Samui: Big Buddha Temple, Secret Buddha Garden, Ang Thong Marine Park, Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, Hin Ta And Hin Yai Rocks, Namuang Waterfall, Chaweng and Lamai Beach, Angthong Marine Park, Wat Khunaram, and Fisherman’s Village.

Koh Samui - Top 10 Must Visit Places In Thailand

Koh Samui is the second largest island in Thailand after Phuket

8. Krabi - The pearl island

Krabi is located on the west coast of southern Thailand at the mouth of the Krabi River. Krabi is the perfect holiday destination for those looking for a relaxing area in southern Thailand. With stunning scenery over 150 islands of 150kms long coastal line, Krabi attracts many tourists. Possessing a jungle-covered interior, towering limestone cliffs, caves, waterfalls, and exotic wildlife, Krabi has a great selection of natural assets that offer visitors a wide array of leisure activities for the whole family. The most popular tourist attractions in Krabi are Koh Poda, The Emerald Pool, Railay Beaches & Caves, Phi Phi Islands, Koh Tup & Koh Mor, Wat Tham Sua, and Klong Thom Hot Springs.

Krabi - Top 10 Must Visit Places In Thailand

Krabi is the perfect holiday destination for those looking for a relaxing area in southern Thailand

9. Koh Chang - The elephant island

Koh Chang consists of 50 small islands off the coast. This island is not too luxurious, crowded, or many spas resorts like the Patong beach of Pattaya. Koh Chang has its own charm by its simplicity. This is a destination in Thailand attracted by wild and dreaming beauty. Coming here many tourists are most interested in swimming, snorkeling, and watching the ocean. Because the space is very airy, very few people go there. The inlet bay is extremely suitable for surfing experience like surfing truly on the California coast.

Koh Chang  - Top 10 Must Visit Places In Thailand

Koh Chang has its own charm by its simplicity

10. Koh Tao - The restful island

The peaceful island in the Gulf of Thailand, the island of Koh Tao surrounded by palm trees, derives its name from the sea turtles that inhabit the coast here. White sand beaches are surrounded by steep hills - including hills accessible only by four-wheel drive - and 300 days of sunshine a year provide long afternoons. Here you can experience activities such as scuba diving, watching corals, visiting turtle conservation areas.

Koh Tao - Top 10 Must Visit Places In Thailand

The island of Koh Tao surrounded by palm trees derives its name from the sea turtles that inhabit the coast here

We hope this article can help have more information about the top 10 must-visit places in Thailand. Remember to be careful and discover all these must-do on your upcoming trip. Let’s check out the best tours in Thailand on our website.

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