Best Places to Visit in Thailand

If wants to venture to a land that is blessed with concrete jungles but is also not too far from the natural world, we have just found the perfect place for you. There is a country in Southeast Asia that encompasses all of these qualities mentioned above. That country is Thailand, historically known as Siam, and it boasts numerous tourist attractions such as lush forests, serene blue waters, sacred Buddhist sites, vibrant markets, and pristine white beaches.

The capital of Thailand is Bangkok and the currency is the Thai Baht 1 Thai Baht equals 2.37 INR (Indian Currency)

However, nothing can beat the abundance of islands and floating markets that exude allure and adventure. And that’s just the beginning! There is a plethora of places yet to be discovered from the vast array of tourist destinations in Thailand, some teeming with popularity while others await the wanderlust travelers. We have curated a list of our favorite top places to visit and things to do in Thailand that will undoubtedly compel you to plan your visit quickly.

The list of top Most-visited Places in the Thailand

Ko Phi Phi, Krabi


The island does not limit itself to swimming in its tranquil water, sunbathing on the white sand beaches, or diving under to witness colorful marine life, Ko Phi Phi has much to offer than just the usual. The island is 38 km southwest of Krabi and is a destination that is always on top of every beach lover’s list. One of the main reasons to visit here is because of its lively nightlife.

Lazying around is never an option here, as the party people flood the beach after sundown. Here, you can also learn or partake in water activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, and kayaking. Phi Phi is a group of islands and among the many; Ko Phi Phi Don is a permanent inhabitant island. It is famous for stunning coral reefs, and picturesque beaches and is also known as the location for the shooting of the movie, “The Beach” in the year 2000.

Koh Larn, Pattaya

Koh Larn, Pattaya

Pattaya is one of the most crowded places in Thailand where you will find travellers from all across the world. But, there is one such place, which is situated about seven kilometres off the coast of Pattaya Beach and is a great destination for those looking for a quick escape from the bustling city of Pattaya and enjoying some sun, sea, and sand. Koh Larn, also known as Coral Island, is a small island, that you can reach within 45 minutes by ferry service. It is known for its beautiful beaches, clear waters, and coral reefs, making it a popular destination for snorkelling and diving.

Koh Larn has a few smaller beaches and six main beaches where full facilities such as restaurants, public bathrooms, showers, etc are available. The restaurants serve delicious and fresh seafood and you can enjoy your food with the gentle sounds of the ocean. People can also spend the night in Koh Larn as there are several accommodation options available. Apart from experiencing adventurous water sports activities, watching the sunset or a fire show in the evening is another best thing to do here.

Koh Samui

Flyboarding thailand

Koh Samui is another exciting destination that is often packed by tourists during peak season. Here, apart from mere relaxing on the beaches, you can partake in some water activities for instance, flyboard. The feel the sport offers is beyond comparison, you can plunge and fly up the sky through the help of flyboard that is connected by a long hose to a watercraft. If you want to get the thrill, visit Koh Samui the second largest island of Thailand for some ultimate flyboard experience.

Erawan National Park

Erawan National Park thailand

Encircled by mixed deciduous forests, Erawan National Park offers itself an interesting place to visit. This tourist attraction is located in western Thailand and is filled with many interesting sites to keep one occupied inside the premises. Apart from going for a sneak peek at the wild mammals, reptiles, and birds, one famous attraction is the Erawan waterfalls, named after the three-headed white elephant in Hindu mythology.

It is sited in the eastern side of the park. Other attractions you can find here are, Ta Duang Cave, Phartat Cave, Ta Duang Cave, Mi Cave, Wang Bah Dan Cave, and Reua Cave. There are also various trekking trails in the park like Khao Hin Lan Pee Nature Trail and Mong Lay Dry Evergreen Forest Nature Trail.

Chiang Rai White Temple


Chiang Rai White Temple or Wat Rong Khun allures visitors by its breathtaking architectural beauty. At first glance, your heart will race against time seeing this fully white structure; the exterior is so perfectly designed, it more or less appears to look like a frozen temple. It has a curious design symbolizing life and death.

The premises has a bridge of “the cycle of rebirth” and below you can notice outreaching hands. Likewise, there are many statues and symbols each having meaning of its own and in order to truly understand the depth of Wat Rong Khun, a visit here is a must.

Phang Nga Bay

Phang Nga Bay

A seductive and angelic bay flanked by Phuket, Phang Nga, and Krabi, Phang Nga Bay is one of the most scenic places to visit in Thailand. Here, the only thing you will feel like doing is diving into the emerald-green water. Phang Nga Bay is a mere 95 kilometers from the aforementioned places and has a popular island called Khao Phing Kan also known as James Bond Island (as some part of the Bond movie, The Man with the Golden Gun was shot here).

One of the prominent scenes in the movie showed a glimpse of a sea stack called Ko Tapu, which now is quite famous among tourists. At the bay other attractions to see include aquatic grottoes and limestone caves where you can even kayak and explore the clastic rock ceilings.

Which is the best time to visit Thailand?

For the best weather, plan to visit Thailand between November and February, when the rain has tapered off and the weather is generally dry and sunny during this period. This is also the peak tourist season, so expect higher prices and larger crowds.

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