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Attractions in Thailand

Thai scene at sunset

Check out our list of places to visit in Thailand, including tourist attractions in Thailand and all the best places to go sightseeing in Thailand.  This is just a taste of what this great country has to offer!

All too often just a place of transit but it’s well worth taking a few days to explore Bangkok.  There are countless things to do and you’ll find extraordinary people and places to visit around every corner.  Barter for all sorts of goodies at the largest outdoor market in the world, the Chatuchak weekend market, or get along to MBK, an air-conditioned shopping haven.  The King’s Palace is also well worth a visit, along with any number of temples including Wat Pho and the Temple of the Dawn.

Dubbed the ‘Pearl of the Andaman’, Phuket remains one of the most popular beaches for tourists – and with good reason.  Beautiful white sand, palm trees, and clear blue water create a great atmosphere for some prime R & R.  Get away from the hoards in Patong and head along to one of the gems of Phuket – the beaches of Kata or Karon.  There is plenty to see in Phuket – jump on one of the day tours to explore the islands and caves, go diving, visit the wildlife sanctuary or simply grab a table at a restaurant to sample the delish seafood.

Chiang Mai
Situated in Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is quite a mountainous region and great for those more adventurous travelers keen to trek through forests, visit waterfalls and discover the wildlife. Jump on a tour to visit a hill tribe – including the long neck Karen tribes in a nearby province.  Your visit to Chiang Mai isn’t complete until you’ve paid a visit to Doi Suthep – Chiang Mai’s famous temple situated high in the mountains and giving you a great view of the city in the distance.  If you’re feeling fit there are 290 steps to take you to the temple – or you can take a rail car.

A rock climber’s heaven, you’ll find stunning limestone cliffs and rock formations in Krabi.  You should also head along to the National Park located about 40 km outside of town to be at one with nature and soak up the rivers, caves and amazing natural scenery.  Krabi is also home to some great beaches including Ao Nang and Hat Rai Le, which offer numerous diving trips, restaurants and shops.

Koh Samui
Despite the fast pace of development, Koh Samui has been able to maintain its image of a tropical beach resort fringed by coconut trees. Hit the beach or tour the surrounding islands by day and sample the bars and clubs at night.  Koh Phangan, home to the full moon party, is also only an hour away by boat, making Koh Samui a great place to take a break from the craziness. 

*The Small Print
We’ve tried to make this destination guide as accurate as possible but please double check the essentials like visas, health and safety, airport information etc with the relevant authorities before you travel.  STA Travel takes no responsibility for loss, injury or inconvenience caused as a result of this guide.  All prices listed are in the currency of the destination, unless otherwise stated.

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