The Best of Thailand

TRAVEL DESTINATIONS IN THAILAND

The spectacular Grand Palace is one of Bangkok’s most famous attractions. According to allcitypopulation, the biggest cities of Thailand are Bangkok, Phuket, and Krabi .

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Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is a metropolis of opposites, where the new and the old combine in an interesting way. Traditional temples and modern shopping malls alternate in the cityscape.

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From the temples, you should head to Wat Phra Kaew, built at least in the 18th century. The most popular of the malls – Siam Discovery Center, Central World Plaza, Siam Paragon and MBK – are located in the Siam Square area, where it is possible to make great discoveries.

As the city’s crowds begin to haunt, it’s worth moving to the peace of Lumphini Park. The green oasis is a great place to enjoy a picnic, for example. You can also grab food from one of the food stalls on the busy streets.

Those looking for a lively nightlife should head to Khao San Road, favored by backpackers, whose affordable restaurants, pubs and nightclubs entertain the tourist until sunrise.

Phuket, Thailand’s largest island

Among Finns, Phuket is one of the most popular holiday destinations. The popularity is mainly due to good connections, white sandy beaches, incredibly clear waters and always warm weather.

In addition to sunbathing and swimming, you can have fun on the beach with a banana boat, paragliding or water skiing. Clear waters are also suitable for snorkeling and diving.

Phuket’s most popular beach destinations include Karon Beach, Kata Beach and Patong Beach.

Climbing and island trips from Krabi

Krabi is one of Thailand’s most popular resorts, making it easy to make excursions to the surrounding small islands. The most popular resort in the area is Ao Nang, located near the city of Krabi.

Krabi is known for its stunning scenery created by karst rock cliffs rising from the sea. One of the area’s most popular activities is climbing, which can be tried at the beach resort of Railay.

In the resort of Ao Nang, the beaches are quite modest by Thai standards. The main beach is populated by long-tail boats that transport tourists to the magnificent beaches of the nearby small islands. Many islands have a nominal entrance fee.

Khao Lak is a quiet beach resort

According to abbreviationfinder, Thailand’s Khao Lak is still preserved calm beach resort, which is easy to do, for example, diving trips to the Similan islands. The area is otherwise beautiful natural sites from national park landscapes to waterfalls.

Khao Lak is one of Thailand’s worst affected by the 2004 tsunami. In a completely newly built resort, the tragic events are only reminiscent of a tsunami memorial.

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Koh Phi Phi is a lively tourist island

Many travelers are familiar with Phi Phi as the setting for The Beach – unfortunately the island’s most famous beach, Maya Bay, no longer looks the same as it once did on the big screen. Phi Phi is one of the busiest holiday islands in Thailand, with a higher price level than other islands.

Diving is a popular pastime at Phi Phi, and in the evenings the bars are filled with festive travelers. However, by avoiding Tonsai, the busiest village on the island, you can also find your own peace.

Check out Thailand’s best holiday islands here.

A royal holiday in Hua Hin

Admired by authentic Thai culture and enjoying the tranquil beaches, Hua Hin, known as a holiday resort for the Thai royal family.

Golfing is also possible at Hua Hin. Excursions outside of Hua Hin are worth experiencing. Especially worth a visit to admire the River Kwai – and even stay overnight at a hotel built on the river at the end of a train ride.

Hiking and culture in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is the largest city in northern Thailand, attracting tourists interested in hiking and Thai culture. Chiang Mai is a good base for the traveler who wants to experience a different kind of northern Thailand.

The city offers a wide variety of courses from cooking to Thai massage, meditation and Thai. Known as a student city, Chiang Mai is home to one of Thailand’s most prestigious universities.

Chiang Mai is full of temples that can be easily whirled around for many days. Sometimes it’s worth stopping to dine at restaurants and markets – in northern Thailand, the food is excellent.

From Chiang Mai, there are many guided mountain hikes lasting a few days, which also include visits to mountain tribal villages.

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Thai destinations also offer opportunities for a wellness holiday.

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The best destinations for families with children

  1. Koh Samui
  2. Phuket
  3. Krabi
  4. Khao Lak
  5. Hua Hin

The best islands for backpackers

  1. Koh Tao
  2. Koh Phangan
  3. Koh Lipe
  4. Koh Chang
  5. Koh Lanta

The best cultural sites

  1. Bangkok
  2. Ayuthaya
  3. Chiang Mai

The best hiking spots

  1. Chiang Mai
  2. Pai
  3. Chiang Rai
  4. Mae Hong Son

The best dive sites

  1. Koh Similan
  2. Koh Tao
  3. Koh Phi Phi

The best activities in Thailand

  1. Diving
  2. Hike
  3. Climbing
  4. Canoeing
  5. Thai boxing