Thailand is an incredibly beautiful country with a rich heritage. The country attracts tourists from around the world. Here are the 12 best places to visit in Thailand and all the activities you can enjoy during your stay. Check our Thailand tours from USA packages for a detailed itinerary.
Pai is the country’s most beautiful destination to visit. The place gives a countryside feel. Situated on the banks of the Pai river, it is surrounded by hot springs, dense gorges, and waterfalls. Steeped in natural beauty and a waterpark, you need to be there en route to Thailand. Walk through Pai Canyon to get beautiful views and witness the breathtaking sunset. Go sliding down the MO PAENG waterfall. The Pam Bok waterfall is located in the middle of a cave and you can jump into pools below from the cliffs on the rock and do swimming. You can visit the White Buddha statue early in the morning or at night. Indulge in tasty treats at Pai street food market.
Kanchanaburi is a city located at a point where two rivers Khwae Noi and Khwae Yai meet and form the Mae Klong River. The place in itself is serene and you can relax and watch the waters from the river banks or inside a raft house.
Alongside watching waterfalls, forests, and reservoirs, you can go rafting, elephant trekking, and golfing. Places of attraction include Srinakarin Dam, Muang Sing Historical Park, Three Pagodas Pass, Kanchanaburi War cemetery, and world war ll museum and Art of Gallery.
Chiang Mai is one of the oldest cities in Thailand. It is home to hundreds of elaborate Buddhist temples. With beautiful nature finely blended with Lanna culture and the contemporary Chiang Mai attracts hundreds of tourists here. People indulge in worshipping, go on mountain tours and step on the highest point in Thailand, the top of Doi Inthanon. One can see the expanse of rice fields, watch the giant tiger flower at Doi Ang Khang, shop art products, and taste the yummy local cuisines.
One of the best things to do in Thailand is to explore the white sand beaches, islands, and limestone mountains of Trang province. During the day visitors go for boat rides or relax at the beaches. You can go walking at night markets to explore the community. Attractions include the marine national park in Kantang and Sikao, Ko Libong island, wander at Thung Khai Botanical garden, Khuan Khang Hot Spring, and Rajamangala Aquarium.
Ratchaburi is located on the banks of the Mae Klong River, it features lowlands to the east, and the Tanasi mountain range to the west and provides a natural border with Myanmar. Ratchaburi is famous for the Damnoen Saduak floating market, where vendors sell food, handicrafts, and souvenirs from traditional wooden boats afloat on long. You can go shopping and visit historical places such as the City Pillar Shrine, Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat, and Ratchaburi National Museum.
Koh Phangan is in the Gulf of Thailand. The all-night full moon party is held every month that attracts fun lovers and backpackers to the peninsula. On the other hand, there are secluded white sand beaches for to you relax and find peace. You can go shopping at Thong Sala night market and enjoy delicious seafood, rent a motorbike to go exploring, or head to the hills for hiking.
Koh Chang is a large island and an incredibly beautiful place. Mu Ko Chang National Park has incredible waterfalls, coasts, and beaches. Diving and snorkeling in crystal clear waters are fun activities. There are resorts to stay in and overview the coastal and spa sessions to rejuvenate.
Ayutthaya in Thailand is historically prominent as the capital of the Kingdom of Siam. The ruins are now part of Ayutthaya Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Buddhist temple called Wat Chaiwatthanaram is incredibly beautiful, the structure is well preserved and its spot on the riverside offers tranquility. Another attraction at Ayutthaya is the famous Buddha statue with its stone head intertwined at the roots of a tree. Wat Phra Si Sanphet is an important temple at the site, though the Burmese invaders plundered everything there are hundreds of Little Buddha Statues intact and are on display at National Museum in Bangkok.
The beautiful seaside city of Hua Hin is one of the best places to visit in Thailand and used to be a summer residence for Thai royal residents. Hua Hin is a cosmopolitan resort town with upgraded shopping, dining, and championship golf. There are traditional markets too. The Hua Hin Night Market is vibrant and amazing with seafood for sale alongside other wares. For family fun, plan a day at Black Mountain Water Park. The water slides, wave pool, kid’s pool, and river at this waterpark will prove thrilling
Krabi Town and Province
Kabri town is a beautiful place located in southern Thailand. Tiger cave Temple is an iconic wonder and is made of caves situated in the jungle. Monks live here and worship. For climbers, there is a limestone tower to hike and at the top are incredible views of the Andaman sea and Buddha’s footprint. The Krabi Hot Springs is a great place for a bath. Thermal spring water flows over the natural bathtubs carved out of rock and this water contains mineral salts that soothe muscles and cure ailments. Soaking in the rainforest is as relaxing as any bath. You can board a boat along the Krabi riverside and go island hopping.
Sukhothai is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with important sites and ruins and is considered the birthplace of Thai culture. Wat Mahathat, in Sukhothai, is the region’s spiritual center. It is a favorite place for photographers to click sitting Buddha behind collapsed columns. You can rent a motorbike and visit all the temples and statues of this fascinating place.
Lopburi is a popular city in Thailand due to its famous Macaque monkey population which is thought to bring good luck. The monkeys are mischievous and bring smiles to your faces. Lopburi is also a place that houses incredible ruins, a palace, and Khmer temples. The area is fascinating and charming. You can explore the temples and ruins on foot.
So make it on your bucket list to explore the beauty and culture of Thailand with near ones.