Thailand is one of those travel destinations that has everything that a western traveler would wish for. The abundance of natural treasures, unexplored sandy beaches and tropical waters, dense forests with a beautiful waterfall, colorful and vibrant culture, scrumptious food, amazing shopping options, entertaining attractions and a lot more. There are many travelers who make extended or recurring trips to the country so that they can explore newer places. However, many do not have that much time and luxury and they have to pick and choose the places. If you are looking to find out a few top picks in this nature’s powerhouse. Here are some of the places that you should absolutely not miss out on.
Most international tourists land in Bangkok, the capital city and the largest economic hub of the country. However, since Bangkok is essentially a metropolis, most travelers prefer taking connecting flights to the islands farther inside the country and prefer letting Bangkok pass. However, Bangkok offers some of the most entertaining family attractions and sightseeing tours that you can find anywhere else. You can also use Online Bangkok to book yourself day tours to neighboring towns of Pattaya and Ayutthaya.
While Bangkok is dominated by tall skyscrapers and bustling roads, if you want a dose of nature and happening nightlife, head straight to Phuket for a dose of unlimited entertainment and sightseeing options. It is advised that you stay for a minimum of 4 to 5 nights in Phuket to be able to fully enjoy and explore the place. If you are flying into Thailand from a neighboring South Asian country or via Dubai, you can also land directly in Phuket. Some of the must-see places in Phuket include Koh Phi Phi, Elephant trekking, river rafting, Patong Beach, Bangla Street, Phuket Town and a lot more. As claimed by Islander, Koh Phi Phi is a Thai island superstar.
Although Phuket and Krabi are quite close to each other, despite all its natural treasure, Phuket still has a very touristy and urban touch to it with a lot of commercial activity. Many people prefer solace and serenity at an exotic location, and if that is your call than Krabi is the place you are looking for. Krabi is home to pristine sandy beaches, jaw-droppingly beautiful emerald waters of the Andaman with beautiful limestone formations erecting out of it. Krabi has two main beach towns that are connected by wooden tail boats. Ao Nang is relatively more commercial with all the eateries and activities while Riley is more exotic and serene with a strip of white beach.
4. Koh Samui
Koh Samui is by far the most beautiful destination in the country and one of the top beach towns in South Asia. Although the town enjoys popularity mainly for its full moon party, it is still a gorgeous place even if you do not intend to be there at the full moon. The cozy and raw nature’s vibe will hit as soon as you land on Koh Samui’s airport. It is not your regular fancy airport, yet the terminal is one of the most beautiful and uniquely designed in the world. Trek through the lush green forests, ride on the elephants and explore the local village culture to have a real dose of entertainment.