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17 best attractions in Thailand that will stay in your mind forever!

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    How many attractions do you know in Thailand? Do you know which cities are the most spectacular attractions in Thailand? What kind of sights are you looking for in Thailand? What do you know about the conditions and rules for visiting Thai attractions?

    If you are planning to travel to Thailand and have planned to visit several cities and islands of this beautiful country, you definitely need a list of the most spectacular places and attractions of this country. Having such a list will help you to prepare your travel and entertainment program in the most complete way. In this article, we are going to introduce 17 of the top attractions in Thailand.

    If you are a traveler to this country, come with us to know more about Thailand and its sights.


    The best attractions in Thailand

    The vibrant country of Thailand is one of the most spectacular places in the world, which hosts many tourists every year, each of whom has chosen this country and its cities as a travel destination. In this country, there is everything that tourists with different tastes are looking for. From old temples with orange-clad monks to green landscapes and traditional villages where Thai customs can be seen.

    There are so many attractions in this beautiful country that it would take days to introduce all of them, even determining which are the best attractions in Thailand and which attractions are more worth visiting is not easy at all, because most of the attractions in this country are at the level of They are unique. However, as mentioned, it is not possible to introduce all the attractions of this country. For this reason, we present a list of 17 of the best attractions in Thailand. 

    17 of the best attractions in Thailand

    Thailand's natural attractions

    Postcard Bay north of Phuket

    You have probably seen many photos of the beaches of Thailand, and many of these photos belong to Phang Nga Bay. An amazing and dreamy area that is suitable for romantic and romantic trips, Phang Nga National Marine Park covers an area of ​​about 400 square kilometers, which includes 42 islands.

    One of the most unique attractions in Thailand, which is characterized by pure limestone cliffs that rise vertically from the clear waters of this region. Located north of Phuket, this postcard bay is sheltered from both the northeast and southwest monsoons and its waters are calm year-round, adding to the charm and wonder of the area’s rich wildlife and scenery. James Bond Island, Mount Pani, and Mak Island are among the must-see places in Phang Nga Bay.


    The Similan Islands are the most famous natural attraction in Thailand

    Located 84 kilometers northwest of the populous city of Phuket, the Similan Islands are one of the most well-known archipelagos in the Andaman Sea, known to the world mainly for the wonders that lie beneath its clear waters. This small archipelago, which is generally considered among the most attractive diving places in the world, the Similan Islands is the most famous natural attraction in Thailand, which has also become a favorite destination for yachts and tourist boats.

    The most obvious feature of the Similan Islands, at first glance, is the huge rocks that fill several islands on the west and south coasts and have become one of the attractions of Thailand. As we said at the beginning, the white coral beaches of Thailand are one of the most beautiful parts of these islands.

    Similan Islands, the most famous natural attraction in Thailand

    Arwan waterfall is one of the attractions of Thailand

    Irwan waterfall is one of the attraction of Thailand, which is located in a part of Irwan National Park, a pristine area of ​​550 km, which is one of the natural attractions of Thailand, 40 km northwest of Kanchanaburi city.

    This natural park has plunge pools, stunning waterfalls, cliffs and rainforests. Each stage in Arwan waterfall has its own charm and feature and offers several types of waterfalls in one place, it takes about 4 hours to walk to Arwan waterfall. The path is quite easy and clear and you can easily reach the waterfall without a guide. The challenging part is between waterfalls 5 and 7, where you have to use unstable ladders to pass.

    Arwan waterfall is one of the natural attractions of Thailand

    Khao Yai National Park

    Khao Yai is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Thailand’s third largest national park, the province is formed by the four districts of Saraburi in the west, Nakhon Nayok in the east, Nakhon Ratchasima in the north, and Parchin Beri in the east. Khao Yai National Park is one of Thailand’s natural attractions, with its lush and mountainous landscape, fertile valleys, rapid waterfalls and rich biodiversity, it is a year-round escape destination that is only 3 hours away from Bangkok by car. It’s a good idea to visit the park’s main visitor center to pick up a map and plan your trip, which is open until 6 p.m.


    Tler Su waterfall

    Tler Su waterfall is about 250 meters high and 450 meters wide. This waterfall, which is one of the attractions of Thailand, is also considered the largest and tallest waterfall, the scenery of Ti Lo Su waterfall located in the Mae Klong River in Taluk province, near the border between Thailand and Myanmar, is truly spectacular. Note that the path to reach this area is very long and the waterfall is located in a remote and pristine area in Thailand. You have to walk about 2 kilometers to reach the waterfall, but watching this waterfall is worth going through this difficult and long route.

    Tler Sou Waterfall

    Khao Yai National Park

    Khao Yai National Park, as the third largest park in Thailand, is another must-see attraction for nature lovers. In this park, which consists of several evergreen and rain forests, there are many waterfalls, some of which are among the trees and deep in the forest, and you have to be adventurous to visit them.

    In this green park, in addition to waterfalls and pristine and scenic spots, you can also see protected and rare wildlife in Thailand. I pig, sambar deer, freshwater crocodiles, Asian black bear, elephants and tigers and many other animals are just a few of the animals that live in this park and you can see any of them while walking around the park.


    Sukhothai or Sukhothai is another attraction of Thailand and suitable for those interested in the history and culture of this country. This small town is located near the ruins of the ancient city of Sukhothai and is one of the most visited attractions in Thailand. The historical city of Sukhothai, of which only ruins remain today, was the first capital of Thailand and the most important city of this country when Thailand was known as Siam. In Sukhothai Park, which is located in present-day Sukhothai, it is possible to see many temples, palaces and buildings related to that era.

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    Sukhothai Historical Park is very spectacular. In this park, you can see a variety of excavated temples, Buddha statues and historical monuments related to the history of Thailand, one of the most important of which is Wat Mahathat. This historical temple has one of the relics of previous Buddhas and a lotus stupa, which makes it the most impressive temple in the region. In this historical park, in addition to temples and palaces, you can also visit lakes, gardens, forests, and spectacular natural landscapes.

    Sightseeing destinations in Thailand

    Phuket – Phuket

    Phuket is the largest archipelago in Thailand (with over 1,400 islands), and is also the most popular tourist destination in Thailand after Bangkok. You can stroll through the historic old town of Phuket and enjoy the brightly painted local shops. It is interesting to know that the economy of Phuket is based on tin mining.

    We suggest you start your trip to Phuket from Thalang Road and relax in one of the city’s cafes such as Kopitiam and visit the old coffeehouses of this area. Blue Tree is Phuket’s new water park that you can visit with your family or friends. If you are looking for the best restaurant in Phuket, go to Pru, where guests are served organic food and menu. Remember, at the end, don’t miss the romantic moment of sunset on the western beaches of Putek such as Bang Tao and Surin.

    2. Chiang Mai – Chiang Mai

    Chiang Mai’s restored walls and moat are the most visible relics of the Lanna Kingdom. The city was once the capital of this famous kingdom, which is why the city center is full of impressive temples such as the 80-meter-high Wat Chedi Luang.

    This city is also the center of activity of many artists. Many galleries, studios and the MAIIAM contemporary art museum are located in Chiang Mai. To the west of the city, browse the boutiques and cafes of Niemannheimen and enjoy watching the sunset from the rooftop of Yai Hotel. Try creative and modern Thai cuisine at Blackitch. For a stay in the city, you can book the best hotels in Chiang Mai, including the chic X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort on the banks of the Ping River. For an easy day trip out of the city, we recommend visiting the ornate Wat Doi Suthep or climbing Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest peak.

    Chiang Mai - Thailand's attractions


    The item on the list of the best attractions in Thailand won’t be complet without Kufangan. As the fifth largest island in Thailand, this island has the most spectacular hills, lush forests, azure rivers, blue seas and white sand beaches. One of the features of this island is the simpler conditions of living and staying there.

    This island has not yet developed as much as the islands of people in terms of facilities and technology, for this reason it has a more pristine environment and staying there creates a feeling of being closer to nature in travelers. However, this island also has special and exciting activities, including diving.

    One of the things that makes this island one of the most special attractions in Thailand is hosting the legendary full moon party. Every month, on the night of the full moon, a big party is held on the island’s Had Rin beach, where all Kofangan residents can participate and dance and sing until the morning.

    Koh Samui

    One of the most popular travel destinations in Asia today, Koh Samui is Thailand’s third largest island and one of the islands that hosts the largest number of vacationers every year. This island has everything. From the beauty of nature to facilities such as the international airport that makes traveling to it easier. This island also has options for those interested in historical places.

    Wat Pahara Temple, which was built in 1972 and has a 3-meter Buddha statue, is one of the historical attractions of this beautiful island. In the center of Koh Samui and in the heart of its forest area, there are also stunning waterfalls, only one of which is 20 meters high.

    Samui -

    Chiang Rai

    The Golden Triangle of Thailand or Chiang Rai is another attraction in Thailand that, despite having recreational attractions, is mostly a place to learn about the culture and tradition of Thailand. This northern city of Thailand is bordered by Laos on one side and Myanmar on the other side, and this issue has caused it to be known as the Golden Triangle.

    This city is one of the best options for buying local souvenirs. Also, if you are interested in visiting museums and cultural heritage of Thailand, be sure to plan a trip to this city.

    Koh Lanta – Koh Lanta

    Can we introduce Ko Lanta as one of the most beautiful attractions in Thailand? The mood of Ko Lanta is more suitable for quiet and romantic walks on the beach. In this city, even in the busy seasons of the year, you will never feel crowded or suffocated. Kantiang Bay, Kor Kwang, Khlong Khing and Khlong Nim are some of the best beach options in Koh Lanta.

    Diving among the exotic puffer fish, pipe fish and pristine corals is one of the activities that the guests of this corner of the city are engaged in. The old city of Lanta was a trading port where Thai, Chinese and Muslim merchants from the Middle East met and the combination of these cultures is still visible in the fabric of this city.

    It is interesting to know that among the first inhabitants of the island, the people of Chao Lu were known as sea gypsies and spoke a distinct language, although the natives of this port still maintain many of their ancient traditions.

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    Krabi is a great destination for water sports lovers, including sailing and diving. It is also one of the scenic destinations in Thailand, an ideal starting point for exploring the iconic islands of Thailand such as Phi Phi. (Although access to Maya Bay, made famous by Leonardo DiCaprio on the beach, is suspended until further notice).

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    While visiting this city, check out the lesser known beaches of Puda, Garos and Koh Deng. On the day of your trip to Krabi, to avoid the crowds, request departure an hour after the other groups and book kayak tickets through the local Khlong Nong Thale ecotourism site. You can also paddle up to see the cave paintings at Thum Pee Hua To or Cave of Ghosts and enjoy your journey. In Krabi, you can stay in charming bungalows at Le passe-temps boutique hotel, run by a French couple.

    Koh Yao Noi – Koh Yao Noi

    Ko Yao Noi is perhaps one of the most untouched and pristine corners of natural beauty in Thailand, which makes it one of the best attractions in Thailand. Between the island of Phuket and Krabi on the mainland, life here moves at a slower pace.

    In this part of Thailand, the most challenging decision of the day will be choosing between the relaxing white sand beaches of Pasay or Ta Khao Bay. At dinner you can wander the beach to pick your own Phuket crab. Yao Noi Six Senses Resort is a local hotel. This luxury hotel brand has earned a worldwide reputation for its commitment to the region’s environment, a philosophy that the resort still follows with fervor.

    This means that living and walking in the spa of the seas of this area does not only help to cure physical pains, but it also means that it affects the sleeping and even the worldview of travelers. Touring around the island isn’t just about taking a selfie, it’s an enriching excursion designed to be remembered long after you’ve left Thailand.

    Ko Yao Noi

    Pai – attractions of Thailand

    Pai was the old cozy and quiet village of Thailand, which today has become a luxurious and glamorous city, however, the beauty of that old village can still be seen in this city. Among the tourism facilities of this city, we can mention its unique hotels, guesthouses and markets. Of course, this Thai city has various natural attractions like other cities. Elephant camp, hot spring and Pai Valley are among the tourist attractions around Thailand.

    Phanom Rong – attractions of Thailand

    It may be strange, but the next attraction in Thailand is a building that is located on a dormant volcano. This building is a temple founded by Hindus, but it is remembered as a part of Thailand’s history.

    This complex is facing east and four times a year the sun shines through each of the 15 holy gates. During these events, the park extends its opening hours, and locals celebrate the Phanom Rang festival around the April parade, with ancient Brahmin ceremonies and modern sound and light shows.

    Phanom Rong - Thailand's attractions

    Ayutthaya – attractions of Thailand

    The historical city of Ayota is another attraction of Thailand, which was built in 1350 and is located almost in the center of Thailand. This island city is surrounded by rivers on three sides, which makes it a good option for water sports. This beautiful city, which is famous today because of the historical remains left in the surrounding sightseeing spots, was once the most important city of Thailand and the capital of this country. Of course, Ayutthaya is still important and is considered as the fixed commercial center of Thailand.

     Ku Chang

    The second largest island of Thailand, Ko Chang is located on the southeast coast of the country near the Cambodian border. The island has everything travelers want from a tropical vacation, from long sandy beaches to pristine rainforests. On the beach of this island, you can try all kinds of luxurious and exciting activities such as diving, kayaking.

    The white sand beach is one of the most popular places to visit on the island. Located in the northwest of the island, this beach is the longest in Koh Chang. The central part of the soft sandy beach is full of resorts and hotels.

    Ko Chang

    Khao Sok National Park – Thailand’s attractions

    Surrounded by towering limestone mountains and lush tropical forests, Khao Sok National Park contains some of Thailand’s most spectacular attractions and dates back 160 million years. This park has forests, some of which are even older than the Amazon forests. In the heart of this park is a turquoise lake with floating houses and colorful boats.

    Most importantly, this national park also contains the largest virgin rainforest in southern Thailand. Visitors exploring the forest encounter cascading waterfalls, hidden caves and groves of wild fruit trees.

    Kanchanaburi – attractions of Thailand

    Kanchanaburi is one of the islands located in the west of Thailand and is famous for its beautiful scenery and access to national parks and waterfalls. This city has museums, palaces and ruins that few people know about their history.


    Tam Lut, the longest cave in Thailand

    Tam Lut is the longest cave in Thailand and one of the natural attractions of this country, its total length is 1666 meters, and for this reason, they have given it the nickname of the longest caves in Thailand. This cave is located one hour away from North Pai in Mae Hong Son province and only 15 km from the Thai-Myanmar border area. This cave, which is one of the attractions of Thailand, can be visited both on foot and by boat.

    Guided tours provided by local people have also been set up in this beautiful area so that tourists can enjoy their trip by seeing this area and hearing about its wonders. Important archeological remains dating back thousands of years are located in Tom Lutt, visitors can see magical natural aqueducts among stalactite structures and stala gomit while touring this area.

     Rail – Thailand attractions

    Raleigh or Rai Leh is a small peninsula in southern Thailand that is only accessible by boat due to high limestone cliffs that make it difficult to reach the mainland. These cliffs attract rock climbers from all over the world, this area is also a popular attraction in Thailand due to its beautiful beaches and peaceful atmosphere.


     Kotao – attractions in Thailand

    The small 21 square kilometer island of Tao, located off the southeast coast of Thailand, was largely uninhabited until the late 1900s and has recently expanded as a developed destination. It is no wonder that the number of travelers to this island with its white sand beaches, pristine and lush forests and magnificent granite cliffs is increasing day by day.

    Koh Tao, also known as Koh Tao, is the best diving spot in Thailand. Diving enthusiasts can also get their certificate of learning this popular sport by traveling to this island and participating in diving courses. This beautiful and special island is also the habitat of all kinds of animals. Among the animal samples of this area, we can mention fish bat, butterfly fish, sharks and governor shark. This island is also home to eagle-nosed and green turtles.

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    The capital of Thailand and by far the largest city in the country, Bangkok, has a bustling world of high-rise buildings, magnificent palaces, ancient temples, and glittering nightclubs. There are also vendors selling souvenirs and tempting Thai food in the bustling markets and streets filled with citizens. Bangkok in central Thailand is a sprawling city with a lot to offer. From clubs and nightlife to drinking and dancing and having fun with friends, which are forbidden for some people in this city.

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    Chang Mai Hai – attractions of Thailand

    Chang Mai is another attraction in Thailand and one of the most touristic cities in this country. In this beautiful city, we can mention sights such as natural landscapes, traditional monuments and Thai monuments. This important and touristic area was first a botanical garden and gradually became one of the attractions of Thailand due to the addition of facilities and access to other beaches.

    Koh Phi Phi – Thailand’s attractions

    Finally, the last attraction of Thailand is dedicated to Ko Phi Phi, which is also an archipelago in the southeast of Thailand. This area is also very peaceful for a romantic trip. This island is the best choice for a leisure trip. In Ko Phi Phi, you can go to all kinds of famous restaurants and serve the most delicious food. This spectacular area has unique natural attractions, tourism, and water sports, and it is worth visiting.

    To go to Phi Phi Islands, you need to take a 45-minute speedboat ride or the same route with tourist boats in 90 minutes to reach Phi Phi Islands from Phuket. These islands are so beautiful that they look more like pictures on postcards than reality!

    The Phi Phi Islands in the vicinity of Phuket offer tourists one of the best tropical accommodations in Thailand. Classic tropical beaches, stunning cliffs and colorful turquoise waters teeming with colorful marine life are a paradise for many people. Phi Phi Islands is a group of 6 islands, the two main islands Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh, which are more famous than the rest of the islands, are located in this archipelago.

    Phi Phi Don is larger and more residential and attracts hundreds of visitors to stay on its lovely beaches. Phi Phi Leh is another natural attraction in Thailand that is uninhabited and has a smaller area than Phi Phi Don. This island hosts many beautiful and amazing bays and beaches, including the world famous Maya Bay.

    Phi Phi Islands - Thailand's attractions

    Doi Inthanon National Park – Thailand attractions

    Doi Inthanon National Park is one of Thailand’s world-renowned attractions, this beautiful park consists of rugged mountainous terrain covered by lush tropical forests, along with huge rivers and magnificent waterfalls.

    The protected status of the park has made it a safe and comfortable haven for a wide range of animals and has attracted wildlife enthusiasts to this beautiful and unspoiled area, this park is the best place in Thailand for bird watching.

    The highest peak in Thailand called Doi Inthanon, at a height of 2,565 meters above sea level, which is known as the roof of Thailand, is also located in this national park. Doi Intanon National Park has an area of ​​482 square kilometers and the variety of plant and animal species in it is unique. This park has long been the residence of the northern hill tribes and is actually their birthplace.

    Ang Thong Marine National Park

    Ang Thong Marine National Park is a pristine archipelago made up of 42 islands in the Gulf of Thailand. It has towering limestone mountains, dense forests, white sandy beaches, waterfalls and hidden coves and lakes to explore. Ang Thong Marine Park is a protected area with more than 100 square kilometers of land and sea in the sight of Koh Samui.

    This park, which is one of Thailand’s attractions, is home to all kinds of wildlife and sea creatures. Diving, hiking, kayaking in the sea, sailing and walking on one of the beaches of this park are the main activities that tourists can enjoy while traveling to this beautiful and attractive area.

    Ang Thong Marine National Park

    Conclusion about the attractions of Thailand

    The attractions of Thailand are endless, and along with all the old attractions, with the advancement of technology and the increase in the number of tourists who travel to this country, new attractions are added to the cities of this country from time to time. For this reason, it is only possible to visit them if you have a plan for your trip and this is not possible without knowing the best and most important attractions of this country.

    In this article, we introduced a list of the best attractions in Thailand that all travelers should be familiar with. To learn more about this beautiful country and its cities and sights, follow our other content.

    Frequently asked questions about attractions in Thailand

    1. In which one of the attractions in Thailand is the full moon night party held?

    In Kuphangan, an island near the Gulf of Thailand, a ceremony with this title is held every year with the aim of celebration and happiness.

    2. Where is the most impressive temple in Thailand?

    Wat Mahathat Temple in Sukhatai or Sukhatai has the most impressive temple in Thailand.

    3. Which of the attractions in Thailand is located on a volcano?

    Phanom Rag is located on a dormant volcano and was a pilgrimage site for Hindus in the past.

    4. Eagle-nosed turtles can be visited in which Thai attraction?

    These turtles and many other creatures can be seen in Kutai or Koh Tao, Thailand.

    1. What are the most famous parts of Phang Nga Bay?

    Among the most attractive parts of Phang Nga Bay are James Bond Island, Pani Mountain and Mak Island.

    2. Which is the most famous island of Phi Phi archipelago?

    Phi Archipelago consists of 6 islands, of which Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Le are the most famous islands.

    3. What are the recreational facilities for tourists in Ang Thong National Marine Park?

    Diving, hiking, kayaking in the sea, sailing, and walking are among the activities that can be done on the beaches of this park for fun.

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