Thailand is one of the most popular and people’s favorite global tourist destinations which has something to offer for everyone. From its amazing beaches, mountains, and wildlife you can’t really get enough of Thailand! Thailand is also famous for its modern architecture and skyscrapers, mostly in its capital city Bangkok. For your trip to the land of smiles and adventures, the guys at Himalayan Gypsy have handpicked these 7 best places to visit in Thailand that will make your experience a blissful one and also inspire your next vacation.
Bangkok is a modern city and holds some of the most beautiful pieces of modern architecture, fascinating galleries, crowded streets, as well as floating markets. There are plenty of culturally & historically important sites as well for the old souls. MTR Subway & BTS sky trains are the most popular transports in the city.
Also known as the “city of sin”, Pattaya is famous for its bars, notorious streets, and other such adult areas. Although Pattaya has much more to offer than this, just off the coast of Pattaya there are a bunch of lovely islands that are perfect for water adventures.
Phuket is the largest island in Thailand with lots of popular beaches and a perfect destination for people looking for quality nightlife. Karon Beach, Freedom Beach, and Kathu Beach are some of the best beaches to play in the waves, soak up the sun, and get your feet dirty in the sand.
4. Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai is known as the northern capital of Thailand. This place offers you a perfect blend of culture & nature with over 500 temples to visit. Chiang Mai Night Zoo is another such destination that should be on your list, you can do jungle hikes, tour stunning waterfalls, as well as river rafting at this zoo. You can also buy traditional Thai dresses from the night market of Chiang Mai.
Krabi is one of the most visited provinces in southern Thailand. Koh Phi Phi island attracts tourists interested in photography as it has some of the world’s most picturesque views. Lanta Animal Welfare is popular among animal lovers as they offer volunteer opportunities as well. Rock climbers say Railay Islands is their paradise and you can also enjoy local vibes at the Krabi town.
Ayutthaya is an ancient city that is also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Thailand. You‘ll find rows of saffron-clad Buddha statues surrounding the Wat Yai Chai Mongkorn. Wat Mahatat is famous for the stone head enclosed by a tree.
7. Kanta & Samui Elephant Sanctuaries
Samui is one of the best places to visit in Thailand because recognized by the World Animal Protection as a Best Practice Elephant Venue across the world. You can walk, feed, and play with these giants in their natural habitat without then being chained or hurt. Elephants here are taken care of with love and affection and they have a strict policy for elephant rides.
These are just some of those places which we feel should be on your bucket list whenever you plan your first trip to the country. Thailand has much more to offer if you wish to slowly explore the country. Do let us know what’s your favorite spot among these or if you want us to add your favorite spot to the list.