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15 Magical Places To Visit In Thailand


Thailand is the most versatile tourist destination in the Asian subcontinent. With beautiful and serene beaches, happening party destinations, historical sites, and bustling shopping capital, Thailand offers something for everyone. With its majestic pagodas and scented temples, abounding islands and floating markets, Thailand is a perfect fusion of serenity and adventure. Thailand is a hub for unique destinations and it is impossible to see all of them in one go. Here is a list of our favorite destinations in Thailand to make you experience every single color of this beautiful country.

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1. Experience The Wildlife Of Khao Yai National Park

15 Magical Places To Visit In Thailand-2 Located in the Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Khao Yai national park covers an area of more than 2,000 square kilometers of forest and grassland in central Thailand. With a variety of animals like the Asian Elephants, gibbons, macaques, pythons, bears and more, Thailand is definitely the perfect place to discover Asian wildlife. It is one of the first national parks in Thailand and has a variety of exciting activities on its premises. With 50 km of hiking and biking trails and magnificent waterfalls such as the 150m-tall Haew Narok and 20 m-tall Haew Suwat, Khao Yai is a hiker's paradise. You can also camp in the park or stay in the cabins to truly experience the grandeur of the wildlife.

2. Admire The Beaches In Railay

15 Magical Places To Visit In Thailand-3 Railay is located in the Krabi area of Thailand and is a large peninsula which counts four beaches. It is accessible only through boat because of its high limestone cliffs which totally cut off the mainland access but it also provides a sense of charm and wonders when you arrive here. One of the most sought after beaches of Thailand, It is on every traveler wish list and rightly so. West Railay is the main beach and is the most happening one among the rest, with a lot of restaurants and accommodations. Tonsai is perfect for rock climbing and there are a lot of backpacker hubs in the area. When traveling to Railay, make a point to visit the Phra Nang beach and enjoy the cave swimming sessions.

3. Relax In The Serenity Of Koh Samui

15 Magical Places To Visit In Thailand-4 One of the most famous beach destinations in Thailand, Koh Samui hosts a variety of travelers from all around the world. Koh Samui is Thailand’s second largest island and lies on the east coast of the Kra Isthmus. This island has magnanimous and dense rainforests, beautiful palm trees and excitingly posh resorts and spas. The beaches are picturesque especially the Lamai beach which is perfect for swimming. Chaweng beach has pristine powdery white sand and is surrounded by a variety of hotels and palm trees. Do visit the 12 m-tall golden Big Buddha statue at Wat Phra Yai Temple to appreciate the glorious culture of Thailand.

4. Explore The Grandeur Of The Past In Ayutthaya

15 Magical Places To Visit In Thailand-5 The city of Ayutthaya is located 80 kilometers north of Bangkok and is one of the many cities in Thailand with a glorious history. Ayutthaya was the capital of the kingdom of Siam until 1767. This place is perfect for all the history buffs and anyone who is interested to gawk at the architectural magnificence of the past. The magnificent ruins of the kingdom are still present and are now encompassed by the Ayutthaya Historical Park. this park is now an archaeological site which contains a variety of Siam palaces, Buddhist temples, beautiful monasteries, and statues. You will find the various statues of Buddha in different states and postures and the entire complex is definitely one of our top places to visit in Thailand.

5. Traverse Through The Mountains Of Mae Hong Son

15 Magical Places To Visit In Thailand-6 This small Thailand town is located in the remote, mountainous areas of northern Thailand and is famous for being the famous spot for the bikers. The 1,864 curves of the Mae Hong Son Loop will surely excite you if you want to embark a trip to the remote mountains of Thailand. This district also attracts a lot of visitors who want to experience the peaceful rural lifestyle that the place offers. You can visit a variety of hill tribes who have been living in this region for many decades and observe a life which is based on the principles of simplicity and groundedness.

6. Embark On A Journey To The Waterfalls And Rainforests Of Khao Sok National Park

15 Magical Places To Visit In Thailand-7 Khao Sok national park is located in the southern parts of Thailand and is famous for the towerlike limestone karst formations and the man-made Cheow Lan Lake with is surrounded by various guesthouses. This national park encompasses one of the oldest and extremely dense evergreen rainforests and rare species such as the giant parasitic Rafflesia flower, hornbill birds, gibbons, and tigers. There are many hiking trails in Khao Sok and Various waterfalls and caves that you can discover in your own.

7. Party Till The Rise Of The Dawn In Phuket

15 Magical Places To Visit In Thailand-8 Undoubtedly the king of all the islands and the ultimate party capital of Thailand, Phuket is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the entire Asian subcontinent. Bustling with exotic beaches, gorgeous shacks and one of the best nightlife, this island has something for everyone. The beaches are pristine and offer a variety of adventure activities such as diving, snorkeling, yachting, parasailing, and fishing. You can also explore the interiors of the island which are much more peaceful with dense forest and rural tribes. There are various options for accommodation and dining to choose from and you will never run out of activities to engage yourself and your loved ones.

8. Experience The Rustic Vibe Of Sukhothai

15 Magical Places To Visit In Thailand-9 Known as the birthplace of Thai art, architecture, and language, Sukhothai is a UNESCO World Heritage City with a variety of historic ruins and temples. Located 427 km away from Bangkok, this city is comparatively unexplored because of its minimal hype. As the first capital of the Sukhothai Kingdom, this city has been the center of cultural exuberance and historical landmarks for the kingdom and the country of Thailand. Make a point to visit the Sukhothai Historical Park to see the historically significant temple ruins. You can also visit the rural areas of the city to experience Thailand's rustic lifestyle.

9. Explore The Magnificent Temples In Phimai Historical Park

15 Magical Places To Visit In Thailand-10 Located in the historic town of Phimai in the Nakhon Ratchasima province, Phimai historical park features the largest Khmer ruins in the entire country of Thailand. Marking one end of the Ancient Khmer Highway, this park features temples with a magnificent presence and intricate carvings and details to the architecture. Even though it was built as a Mahayana Buddhist temple, the carvings on the walls feature many Hindu deities and other notable gods and goddesses. While you are visiting the city, make a point to check out the biggest banyan tree in entire Thailand. Also, explore the city for some local Thai food and have lunch with the locals.

10. Dive Into The Coral Reefs Of Similan Islands

15 Magical Places To Visit In Thailand-11 The Similan Islands are located in the Andaman Sea on the West Coast of Southern Thailand and are the perfect travel destination for tourist who want to dive and explorer serene and desolate places full of wildlife. The area encompasses eight islands and all of them are located in the Mu Koh Similan National Park, which covers over 140 square kilometers. All the islands have shallow water which is crystal clear and perfect for snorkeling and gazing at the marine life. You will be able to witness spectacular excite rock formations and beautiful coral reefs. There are also various options for dining and accommodation in and around the islands.

11. Go On A River Expedition In The Golden Triangle

15 Magical Places To Visit In Thailand-12 The Golden Triangle of Thailand is the area where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet at the junction of the Ruak and Mekong rivers. This region is known for once being the central point of the illicit trade of opium in the Asian subcontinent and now has a museum dedicated to this trade. Because this area is surrounded by rivers and mountains, it is picturesque and very peaceful. If you want to explore the area through the rivers, you can hire boats to view the scenery around the golden triangle from Sop Ruak along the Mekong River to Chiang Saen and Chiang Khong. The golden triangle has beautiful Buddhist temples and plenty of random attractions.

12. Let Loose The Hippie Within You In Koh Phangan

15 Magical Places To Visit In Thailand-13 Renowned for its monthly Full Moon Party, Koh Phangan is a perfect party destination. With 20 nearby diving sites, the area has lush green forests, white sand beaches, and beautiful palm trees. A party which was started by a few backpackers singing around a bonfire now has grown into a massive event with almost 30000 people visiting on every lunar night. You will find a lot of backpackers from all around the world and this is one of the best places to meet new people and interact with them. Be prepared for the madness before you head to Koh Phangan as there is a massive crowd and it gets wild almost every time!

13. Experience The Glory Of The Siam kingdom In Bangkok's Grand Palace

15 Magical Places To Visit In Thailand-14 After the end of the city of Ayutthaya, the new capital of the kingdom of Siam was established in Bangkok. Bangkok's grand place is the representation of the glory and grandeur of the kingdom despite the destruction of the previous capital. This massive campus encloses various royal residences, throne halls, government offices, Buddhist temples, and historic work of art. Take out a decent amount of time for visiting the grand palace as the buildings are striking and the details are absolutely exquisite. Also visit the upper terrace of the complex which features a large golden chedi, a miniature version of Angkor Wat, and the Royal Pantheon that contains statues of past rulers of the Chakri dynasty.

14. Explore The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

15 Magical Places To Visit In Thailand-15 A trip to Thailand is incomplete without visiting a floating market. Floating markets are an important part of the country's local culture and Damnoen Saduak is one the biggest and the most prominent floating market in the country. Traveling inside a market on a boat is an experience in itself and you can visit stores which sell food, souvenirs, clothing, and fresh produce. You can taste the authentic local Thai cuisine in this market and take small tokens and souvenirs for your friends and family.

15. Indulge Yourself In The Beautiful Colors Of Bo Sang Umbrella Village

15 Magical Places To Visit In Thailand-16 Located at the east of Chiang Mai town is Bo Sang, this village specializes in handmade bamboo parasols or umbrellas. The umbrellas are one of a kind and the precision and aesthetic sense of the local women is commendable. You can watch the entire process of making the umbrella, right from cutting, sanding, arranging, and painting these colorful parasols and then purchase the design you like the most. You will also be saving money by buying the local source rather than a tourist souvenir store. All the stores accept credit cards for the convenience of the customers.

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