A few years ago tourists on the popular travel website Tripadvisor have named the 10 most beautiful destinations in Thailand .
Should this survey be held now, I do not expect a lot of shifts, hence the 10 most beautiful destinations according to travelers.
The 10 most beautiful destinations in Thailand are:
- Chiang Mai
- Koh Phi Phi Don
- Koh Tao
- Koh Phangan
- Hua Hin
- Koh Samui
1. Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand is a city where you can taste the atmosphere of authentic Thailand. The inhabitants are relaxed and extremely friendly. Spend your time in Chiang Mai at one of the historic sights or enjoying some sweets that you’ve taken to a street stall. Maybe you can also watch elephant swimming and you can even feed them! There are several elephant camps that all draw your attention. Travelers say Chiang Mai is also a good place for a cooking course.
2. Koh Phi Phi Don
The vast part of the limestone island of K Pho Pho Don is a protected nature reserve. That means you can enjoy unspoilt beaches and spectacular underwater life while diving and snorkeling. Several local diving schools receive excellent traveler reviews. If you are dry again, you can relax with a yoga session on the beach.
3. Koh Tao
The name of the palm-tailed island of Koh Tao, in the Gulf of Thailand, is derived from the many sea turtles that live on the beaches. White sandy beaches sheltered by steep slopes (some of which are only accessible by four-wheel drive cars) and invite the 300 days of sunshine every year to linger for long days. Diving and snorkeling is great here and can even provide unexpected meetings with blackfin sharks, an abundance of tropical fish or a wooden shipwreck. The busy Sairee beach bursts from the pubs and nightclubs, while the palm-lined Haad Thien (or Rock Bay) offers a peaceful setting and relaxation.
4. Koh Phangan
In Koh Phangan, they will be bored with boredom, because thousands of young people attend full moon’s nightly activities every month during the full moon party. During the day it is a lovely island with coconut palms and countless white beaches. If you are a diver, you must visit Sailrock for a spectacular dive from the wall.
Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, is full of beautifully decorated Buddhist temples. As you visit one after the other you will constantly be impressed by the craftsmanship and detailed details. But even if you prefer lighting in a sophisticated meal or dancing all night, you’ll enjoy Bangkok, where you’ll find some of the best restaurants and nightclubs in the world.
The city of Krabi in southern Thailand is the base to discover the province of Krabi. It is a region of tropical forests, limestone rocks and idyllic islands just off the coast in the Andaman Sea. Buddhist temples still used by local monks are hidden in the caves of the city’s top attraction: the Tiger Cave. From the pier in the river, tourists with ferries and shuttles are brought to the best dive sites, climbing rocks and white sandy beaches on the coast.
Pattaya, located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, is visited annually by millions of tourists. The family-friendly Jomtien Beach forms a pleasant contrast with busy Pattaya Beach, overloaded with many jet skis and beach tents. A day trip to the nearby island groups is a welcome diversion. Just spend a day at one of the twenty-one golf courses of Pattaya or in a dazzling theme park. Although more and more families come to the city, most tourists go to Pattaya because of the legendary nightlife. The Baht buses are convenient, cheap and cover the main roads.
8. Phuket – Patong
Party lovers meet together on Phuket’s wide and whimsical beach. The golden beach, located just minutes away from the sparkling chaos of Patong’s many nightclubs, pubs and nightclubs, is ideal for sunbathing, jet skiing, kayaking and parasailing. Tourists looking for relaxation can spend the day on a deck chair under a colorful umbrella.
9. Hua Hin
Hua Hin is a lovely seaside town and the favorite retreat of the wealthy from Bangkok. It is family-friendly and relaxing here. Especially because nightlife is limited. Hua Hin was once a small fishing village before it was transformed into a royal resort. The close ties with the Thai royal house will make this place not very crowded or lose that wonderful atmosphere that belongs to a village.
10. Koh Samui – Boput
Bophut on Koh Samui is a beach village where many new hotels and villas are being built. The village is becoming increasingly popular due to its virgin white coastline, swarming coconut palms and the traditional Sino-Thai community. In Fisherman’s Village located on the east side, you will find untouched picturesque wooden shops and old buildings. In the main street you will find many cafés, eateries, spas and trendy shops. Manicures, pedicures and Thai massages are a cheap attraction for many visitors just like the enchanting sunset.