Thailand is definitely one of the most famous destinations in Southeast Asia, whether for its beaches, for its parties, the southern islands and its beautiful culture make this place a real paradise.
There are many things that the traveler should not miss in Thailand, many corners full of magic and beauty that deserve more than a stop along the way. I leave you the 10 places, which in my opinion, should not be missed in your way through Thailand, I hope you enjoy it and visit it!
Probably you have to know Bangkok, since a large part of the flights that go into the interior of the country make a first stop in the capital. Take the opportunity and be amazed by this splendid city. In Bangkok you will not get bored for a second, in this metropolis, you will find countless temples, museums, shopping centers, restaurants and electrifying nightlife.
On the famous avenue “Khao San Road” you can find some of the most emblematic places of the city. If you are going to be a short time, we recommend you to start to know it by “Khao San Road,” since there you will find almost everything you are looking for.
2. Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai preserves a historical center of great beauty, where the temple of Wat Phra Singh stands out and, in the most modern part, the busy night market. But without a doubt, if there is a place that will leave you speechless is the golden temple of Doi Suthep. Also, a whole world of possibilities for hiking and trekking is opened from here, and the beauty of its nature is spectacular.
3. Ayutthaya and Sukhothai
Ayutthaya is very close to Bangkok, and it is worthwhile to include this place if you are going to travel to Thailand and want to know the most exciting places. The archaeological remains of Ayutthaya are some of the most important in south-east Asia.
Sukhothai is much further north and is another complex of ancient buildings and temples as impressive as the previous one. Both are declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, imagine the archaeological treasure that is waiting for you.
4. Khao Sok National Park
The Khao Sok is one of the most important national parks in Thailand and the favorite by tourists. Here you can find the oldest evergreen tropical forest in the world. Get carried away by nature and travel this beautiful place with a local guide or, if you do not want to walk, you can also get to know the park through a Jeep safari.
You can stay in some of its floating cabins and practice with the kayaks, in addition to the most romantic nocturnal walks. Those who have the blessing of visiting this beautiful place describe it as “dreamed,” an experience that they would definitely repeat.
5. Chiang Rai
Gateway to the famous Golden Triangle, where the Mekong River and the Riak River form the natural border with Burma and Laos. Also, you can also visit here the white temple of Wat Rong Khun, a unique place and very different from the rest of the temples that you have seen so far.
In Chiang Rai at night do not forget to go to the Night Bazaar, it is, and you can do shopping and dinner listening to live music.
Krabi is inhabited on the shores of the Andaman Sea and is the gateway to Railay, a perfect place for those who want to enjoy paradisiacal beaches without reaching the islands. Getting to Railay is only possible by boat, and once there you will find a very backpacker atmosphere.
If you are going to travel to Thailand and want to include Railay, keep in mind that it is not just a sun and beach destination. Here you can also do rock climbing, Tonsai is an excellent place to do it. The Diamond Cave and the Laguna Esmeralda are some of the most impressive places you can visit in Railay.
7. Hin Daeng
If you are one of those who loves to explore the oceans, Hin Daeng is your place, and it is cataloged as one of the best places to dive in all of Thailand. Hin Daeng is located in the Andaman Sea, and there you can discover an incredible variety of fish and corals, a unique experience in its style and that you will surely want to repeat on your next trip to this destination.
8. Koh Samui and Koh Phangan
This paradisiacal destination cannot be missed on your trip to Thailand, especially if you are going as a couple and you want to spend some very romantic days. A fantastic place located on the east coast of Thailand.
With a relaxed and bohemian air, you can enjoy the most crystalline waters, the whitest sand and a large number of small restaurants and cafes that will make your stay an unforgettable trip. In Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, you can also enjoy the craziest parties. The most famous is the “Full Moon Party,” so if you are looking for extra fun you will surely find it in this dream place.
9. Phi Phi Islands
This small archipelago has become one of the most important tourist centers in recent years. The beauty that characterizes this place is impressive, so you can not miss visiting the Phi Phi Islands. Beautiful turquoise beaches and white sands are what you can find in this paradisiacal archipelago. Tourism demand has grown so much that the hotel infrastructure has improved dramatically in recent years.
10. The Floating Market
The floating markets emblematic and peculiar places of Thailand. In Bangkok, you can find a wide variety of these types of markets, which over the years have become a picturesque tourist attraction, both for locals and foreigners.
One of the most famous floating markets is Amphawa. It is located about 80 kilometers from Bangkok, on a canal that is located near the Naam Tha Chin river. If you dare to get to know it, it is important to know that it is open from Friday to Sunday, from 12 noon to 9 o’clock at night.