10 Popular Destinations in Thailand You Need to Know

Thailand is one of the countries in the South East Asia. This wonderful city is a must to visit. Thailand is famous for its beautiful scenery. If we talk about the tourism spots in Thailand, it will take more than just an article for discussing all of them. Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand and it’s become the metropolitan city and it will offer you with many entertainment and beautiful places available in here. If you are not suitable with the crowded atmosphere of Bangkok, don’t worry because you can find the other beautiful places in Thailand. So, for those who want to find the perfect tourism spot in Thailand, this article will be your travel guidance. Alright, without further ado, I will present to you the perfect tourism spots in Thailand. Enjoy!

1. Kho Phi Phi

Phi Phi

Our first list of favorite destination in Thailand is Ko Phi Phi. Ko Phi Phi is a small archipelago located in Krabi province, South Thailand. The biggest island in Ko Phi Phi is Ko Phi Phi Don, and this island is the only island with the permanent residence. While the smaller island is Ko Phi Phi Leh which is also popular by the tourists after the film starred by Leonardo di Caprio entitled with “The Beach”. So, how is it? Do you want to get the experience of Hollywood star movies?

2. Phang Nga Bay

Phang Nga Bay

Our next Thailand best tourism destination is Phang Nga Bay. Phang Nga Bay is located about 95 km from Phuket Island. Phang Nga Bay is the tourism spot consist of water caves and islands. The most popular island in Phang Nga Bay is Ko Ping Kan Island. Ko Ping Kan Island is also known as the James Bond Island since it was being used as the film location of James Bond entitled with “The Man with Golden Gun”. Are you ready to be a secret agent in here?

3. Chiang Mai Night Market

Chiang Mai

Our next popular destination in Thailand is Chiang Mai Night Market. Chiang Mai Night Market is located in center of the city. Chiang Mai Night Market is the perfect place for shopaholics. You can find a lot of souvenirs, clothes, import products, and shopping center. At the first time, Chiang Mai Night Market is owned by Chinese merchants but since it’s currently opened for public, you can also find coffee shops and restaurants in here. You can also try their famous street foods in Chiang Mai Night Market. Get ready to shop a lot in Chiang Mai Night Market.

4. Grand Palace

Grand Palace

Our next popular Thailand tourism destination is Grand Palace. Grand Palace was firstly built in 1782 when Siam, former capital city of Thailand is moved from Thonburi to Bangkok. Grand Palace is the place of Thailand Kings until the mysterious case of death of King Ananda Mahidol in 1946. And then his throne is replaced by his brother, King Bhumibol Adulyadej. And then King Bhumibol Adulyadej permanently moved the government center to Chitralada Palace. You can visit Wat Phra Kaew, it’s the famous home of Emerald Buddha which is the most popular tourism destination in Grand Palace.

5. Ayuthaya


Our next popular destination in Thailand is Ayuthaya Temple. Ayuthaya Temple was built in 1350 B.C by King U Thong as the second of Siam capital city after Sukhotai. Ayuthaya is the most strategic trading route between China, India and Malay for centuries so Ayuthaya is the capital city of Asian international trading route. Most of the remains of the temples and palaces are still amazing since the foundation of this building was made from stones at that time. Nowaday, Ayuthaya is attracted more foreign tourist since the first time it was discovered.

6. Koh Tao

Koh Tao

Koh Tao is a small island located near with the Gulf of Thailand. Koh Tao is the most wanted diving spot for the foreign and domestic scuba divers. Koh Tao is also used for popular diving spot. You can spend your time looking for the beautiful underwater scenery in Koh Tao. You can see the various underwater Koh Tao sea populations such as beautiful reefs, turtles, small fishes, barracudas, and if you are lucky enough, you might discover the Whale Shark.

7. Railay


Railay beach is located in a small peninsula which can only be accessed by small boats because there are limestone cliffs cutting the land access. If you are one of the hikers, then Railay is the perfect spot to test your strength of hiking. This tourism spot is attracting the hikers around the world. Railay is not only about hiking place but also beautiful beach with their calm and relaxing sensation.

8. Similan


Similan is considered as the best diving spot in Thailand. This archipelago is consisting of 9 islands covered with tropical jungles and sandy white beach. Similand will give you the best natural of the surface but you will be thrilled with the beautiful underwater scenery in here. There are two diving spots that you can try in the Similan Archipelago. On the east area, you can find the sloppy lines of reefs while the west area lies huge granite stones covered with reefs. Similan Archipelago is the best tourism destination in Thailand and it’s already visited by many foreign and domestic tourist every year.

9. Ko Chang

Ko Chang

Ko Chang is located in the border of Cambodia. Ko Chang is the second biggest island in Thailand. Ko Chang is one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand with their collection of waterfalls, reefs, rainforests and white sandy beach. Ko Chang Island is also the center of natural habitat of various wildlife such as birds, snakes, deers and elephants. For the past years, Ko Chang Island is turned into a tourism place in Thailand.

10. Tarutao Island


Our last beautiful destination in Thailand is Ko Tarutao. Ko Tarutao is one of the 51 islands which are included inside Tarutao National Marine Park archipelago in South Thailand. One of the biggest attractions from Tarutao Island is their abundant species of wildlife such as turtles, whales, apes and reindeers. Tarutao is the perfect place to enjoying the beach and waterfall. You can also climb the cliff in here.


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