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There are 7 popular holiday destinations in Thailand
Each year Thailand becomes more and more popular as a holiday resort and receives several million people. Most of the people who visit Thailand are so much excited about their holiday that they keep returning. We did the same in 2012 and have been returning to Thailand ever since. Meanwhile we even spend most of our days in Thailand and have our home here.
On a 2-week holiday in Thailand you can already get a lot of new experiences with the mixture of beach, eating and cultural activities. There are many different places in Thailand and when you book a holiday in Thailand it can be a little overpowering. We will show you the 7 most popular destinations in Thailand to give you an idea and maybe even help you find the right place for your first Thailand vacation.
Bangkok, the capitol of Thailand, is the first port of call for most people. On the one side you can see innumerable monasteries like Wat Arun, Wat Saket, Wat Pho or Wat Phra Kaeo with the Royal Palace in the capitol, on the other side you can see the city of Bangkok with its many high-rises, magnificent Skybars and colourful hipsarkets.
Cruise Bangkok on the Chao Phraya River, hike among the towering buildings of Sukhumvit or just relaxing in Lumphini Park, the city's lungs. This is what most Bangkokers do. You can find more information about ski resorts, night life, temples, trips and many more hints for your Thailand vacation in our Bangkok section.
Chiang Mai is situated in the northern part of the state and is one of the most popular destinations in Thailand. When you are looking for temple and cultural sites, Chiang Mai is the right place for you. Besides the Chiang Mai temple, you can also visit or be busy in many other places in the Chiang Mai area, such as hiking in the jungles.
The old town is particularly nice, spreading a singular ambience, encircled by a ditch and partly old fortifications. Discover Chiang Mai on your own is the best way to get around the old town or on a roller bike inside and outside the town. And if you don't feel comfortable on a licensed motorbike, there are many well organised trips in Chiang Mai that will give you a good idea of the town and its area.
You can find more information about Chiang Mai and its surroundings in our Chiang Mai section. Krabi is one of the most scenic regions in the south of Thailand. Krabi's variety and splendour is reflected in the enormous rocks of lime, the wonderful blue ocean and the innumerable offshore islets.
Krabi City is usually only used for a stop in Koh Phi Phi Phi or Koh Lanta, but the capital Ao Nang draws many people. It is a true holiday destination in Thailand! You will find many eateries, pubs, markets and of course many great sands.
Ao Nang is also a great place to take a trip to the coastal isles. This can be done with organised trips or just buy a Ao Nang beach pass and take a long tail to Koh Poda or other isles. The popular beaches of Tonsai and Railay are just a few steps away.
You can find all items about Ao Nang and the whole area in our Krabi section. Thailand's biggest isle and an appealing holiday resort. It has everything your soul could desire. Nice sands, great view points, temple, nightlife and innumerable excursion possibilities. While on holiday in Puket you can live directly in the epicentre of the islands, around the coves of Patong, Karon or Kata.
You can also use Phuket as a starting point to explore the nearby paradisiacal paradises such as Koh Yao Yai, Kon Bon, etc. or take a trip by ferry to Koh Phi Phi Phi. For more information about Phuket and its surroundings, please see our Phuket series.
The Khao Lak is ideal for a first Thailand beginner holiday on the sea. The name could be a little bewildering, however, because Khao Lak is not the small town of the same name, but an entire area stretching for several kilometres along the western Thai state.
There are many places to eat, Nang Thong and Bang Niang Beach as well as banking, massage and many shops. However, north of these two cities you will find the most attractive sands like Pakweep Beach, Khuk Khak Beach or Coconut Beach. You can visit the Similan Islands or Surin Islands off the Khao Lak coastline.
We think Khao Sok is one of the most picturesque areas in the south of Thailand and you should definitely go to the Nationalpark. Koh Samui is Thailand's third biggest after Phuket and Koh Chang. It is situated south-east in the Gulf of Thailand and has been a popular holiday resort for years.
It is a very varied and varied place offering a wide array of excursions and excursions. Time and again we like to come to Koh Samui, even if we know the isle very well. Explore nice secluded sandy areas of Chaweng or Lamai. Sightsee Koh Samui like Big Buddha or Grandmother and Grandfather Rock, see the islands from above at Jungle Club, wander through the many marketplaces or just enjoy a Thai massages.
There is a great deal to do on your holiday and it never gets dull on Koh Samui. The nearby archipelago such as Koh Madsum, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao and many others are also popular outings. If you are looking for a beautiful holiday on the sea, there is surely the right thing for you.
For more information about the popular holiday resort, please visit our Koh Samui section. Although Pattaya does not have such a good name, it is still a popular holiday resort in Thailand. Pattaya has a vast and usually less expensive range of foods than other holiday destinations in Thailand.
Jomtien, just to the south of Pattaya, is also a good and peaceful place for a holiday on the beaches of Thailand. Learn more about our activities in the Pattaya section. There are many other places in Thailand where you can spend great vacations and awaken your memory.
It is only an introduction for Thailand newcomers, as most of these places are easily accessible without much previous experience. For example, there are a number of other nice islets that are much more remote and inaccessible. However, they are often out of the question for a first trip to Thailand, as it is more complicated or only possible to travel alone.
Learn more about the land in our Thailand section, where you will find innumerable other destinations away from the touristic hot spots. Which is your favourite holiday destination in Thailand?