Top 10 Destinations to Visit in Thailand

Thailand is gradually becoming one of the hottest names of Southeast Asian tourism. Good food, cheap price, interesting culture, vibrant Bangkok and attractive coastal cities… are the things we might think of when being asked about Thailand. However, in addition to beautiful beaches and Bangkok, what other things make Thailand compelling? Here are 10 top destinations with the magnificent beauty and incredible wonders in Thailand.

#1.Bangkok.

Bangkok is one of the tourist-friendly cities in Asia. Before becoming the capital in 1782, this place was a small village whose role was the transshipment port on the way to Ayutthaya. This is a typical city of South East Asia with the harmonious combination between Eastern classic colors and Western modern styles.

Arun Temple during sunset. One of the most beautiful temples in Thailand

Coming to Bangkok, travelers can visit many unique royal works, visit the famous streets of entertainment, cuisine, especially enjoy shopping at trade centers such as Central World, Siam Paragon on discount occasions.
In Bangkok, there is a legendary river named Chao Phraya (Me Nam River) of Thailand. The most famous part of the river is in the heart of Bangkok, along both river banks are high-rise buildings and temples.
One of the most famous sites which tourists should not miss in Bangkok is the Grand (Royal) Palace. The Palace was built in 1772 with a total area of 2 square km in Bangkok downtown. The works in this architectural ensemble are the essence of culture, pride, and addresses of faith of all people in Thailand. Grand Palace is a magnificent architectural ensemble composed of three main areas: the Royal Palace, Royal Office, and the temples. The works here are sparkling, magical with the light of 24-carat gold leaf inlaid on the temple tower. Visitors coming to the Grand Palace to admire the essence of culture, the architecture of Thailand and especially, to get immersed in a virtual magical and peaceful world of spirituality.

#2.Lalu

“Lalu” Grand Canyon of Thailand

In Thai language, Lalu means “penetration”. The figurative meaning of Lalu is that it has high stone pillars put together in adjacent layers as if they “penetrate the eyes of the tourists”. And this will certainly be a new experience for anyone by its exotic natural beauty and its grandeur. You can reach Lalu by going to eastern Sa Kaeo, a location close to the Cambodian border.

#3.Morakot Cave

Morako Cave in Thailand

Once there, do not forget to take a torch because the cave is a triangular block in darkness. 70m sailing through the cave, you will see the glimmering sunlight, that’s your ultimate goal after sailing through caves, and indeed, you will see your effort is truly well-deserved. Once you reach this point of the cave, the light outside will help you see the scene inside, and the mouth of the cave is covered with a lot of moss. It sounds nothing special but when you see the sparkling emerald green in the really magical dark, you can feel the surreal, ethereal beauty of this place.

#4.Karma Beach

Karma Beach – The most beautiful beach in Thailand

Amid vast ocean, there is the small island and you have no choice but to sail if you want to visit it. However, the time and effort you put in will be rewarded, because you will experience a perfect beauty with white sandy beaches, smooth and clear turquoise sea. There, you can watch the sunrise or sunset directly fully and most brilliantly.

#5.Phang Nga Bay

The James Bond island, Khao Phing Kan in the Phang Nga bay in Thailand

If suddenly one day, you become the one who is lost, and after a night adrift, you wake up on the shores of Phang Nga Bay, the first moment you feel is that the things around you are probably in silence because the spectacular beauty of this place will make you speechless. The vast waters, the sparkling sun, the towering limestone mountains rising from the sea… are the things making Phang Nga become one of the immensely popular names? Especially, this is one of the islands which appeared in a movie of James Bond in 1974.

#6.Sam Pan Bok

Sam Pan Bok Grand Canyon Ubon Ratchathani Thailand

You do not need to visit the Grand Canyon in the United States to watch the great rocky mountains. Sam Pan Bok – a pretty famous place in Thailand- also owns the no less majestic the Rocky Mountains. In Thai language, Sam Pan Bok means “3,000 holes”. The reason for this name is because of the unique surface of the canyon holes formed on the sandstone cliffs. To watch the whole scene on a high and have a few shots about the spectacular sight of the mountains, you can go to the cliffs near Ubon Ratchathani.

#7.Khao Sok National Park

Rarf Houses sit peacefully on the lake Chiao Lan, at Khao Sok National Park, Thailand.

The jungle at Khao Sok National Park are said to be 160 million years old, this is one of the oldest rainforests in the world. The best time to visit Khao Sok is in the dry season, between December and April. At this time, you will have opportunities to enjoy magnificent limestone cliffs and sparkling waterfalls when you are rowing an around. Khao Sok is located in Khlong Sok in southern Thailand.

#8.Phuket Island

Phuket Promthep cape from the mountain

Traveling to Thailand, we must mention the island of Phuket. It is considered as one of the 10 most beautiful islands in Thailand. The island attracts travelers who come here to enjoy their honeymoon and vacation. This is the largest island of Thailand with an area of nearly 540 km², located in the south of the country. Phuket has many attractions, recreational activities for visitors to experience, discover, such as Patong beach, Kata, Karon beaches, Phromthep cape, Wat Chalong temple. All are ideal choices for global travelers coming to Thailand.

#9.Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is Thailand’s largest province, and also one of the major centers contributing to form the Kingdom of Thailand today. It is also one of the most attractive destinations for tourists in Thailand. However, unlike Bangkok or Pattaya, Chiang Mai attracts visitors by the calm, peaceful and slow beauty.

Royal Flora Ratchaphruek Park, Chiang Mai

Dubbed as “the rose of the North” in Thailand, Chiang Mai is a destination not to be missed for those who love to explore the natural beauty and want to learn the traditional culture of the Aborigines living on the high hills. Going to Chiang Mai, visitors can admire a lot of ancient temples such as the red- lacquered and trimmed with the gold temple in Doi Su Thep; Wat Rong Khun temple in Chiang Rai…

#10.Pattaya 

Pattaya is the Hawaii of the East. This place used to be a small coastal fishing village but is now a city in the province of Chon Buri located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand. It has a golden sand beach with charming crescent stretching over 4 km, warm sea, pleasant cool breeze, and is very quiet.

A boat on Pattaya beach- Thailand

City life becomes unusual bustling at night. Bars, discos, casinos, dining venues are busy and crowded with tourists going to relax and entertain. Therefore, Pattaya is also known as the ” Night City “. In particular, coming to South Pattaya area, visitors can enjoy all kinds of entertainment, even watch the sex shows.

If you once go to Pattaya, do not miss the chance to go to the floating market here. Four Region Pattaya Floating Market is one of the attractive tourist attractions in Pattaya. Dubbed the world’s largest floating market, Pattaya Floating Market is divided into 4 sections which represent four regions of Thailand. You can find here several restaurants, souvenir shops, a number of art exhibitions as well as boats selling food.

Known as the tourist paradise, Thailand is an ideal location for visitors in both short and long vacations. With friendly and fun people, unique tropical country, long culture, and history coming to the “Land of Golden Temple”; certainly, you will have a lot of exciting experiences and impressions.

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