Thailand is by far one of South East Asia’s most visited destinations.  It has one of the world’s most magnificence scenery with its picture perfect beaches, azure waters and incredible islands.  Its inhabitants are friendly and welcoming, known for their Zen like approach and hedonistic attitude towards life. Some of the Thailand’s greatest destinations include the bustling capital city of Bangkok, the northern charm of Chiang Mai, the popular holiday province of Phuket, the breathtaking Phi Phi Island, the laid back Koh Lanta and the idyllic Gulf of Thailand islands including Koh Samui and Koh Phangan.

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Thailand top destinations

As one of Asia’s primary business and tourist hub, Thailand has an abundance of attractions most located around the central area of South Thailand.  The top 10 sights in Thailand include:

  1. Bangkok: Thailand’s vibrant capital city
  2. Phuket: Thailand’s largest and most popular island
  3. Hua Hin: Thailand’s first beach resort town
  4. Koh Phangan: Thailand’s full moon party destination
  5. Koh Samui: Thailand’s most sought after island
  6. Koh Tao: Thailand’s best diving island
  7. Phi Phi Islands: Thailand’s most idyllic island
  8. Koh Lanta: Thailand’s most unspoiled island
  9. Chiang Mai: Thailand’s Rose of the North
  10. Pattaya: Thailand’s sex tourism capital

Bangkok

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and one of the world’s biggest cities with over ten million people and 30,000 taxis circulating in this urban jungle.  It is famous for its numerous cultural and religious sites, bargain shopping locations and famous nightlife.

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Phuket

Phuket is Thailand’s largest and most popular island. It is located in the southern tip of the Phang Nga Province and surrounded by the Andaman Sea.  It is best known as the Party capital of Thailand with a vibrant nightlife and 17 beautiful sandy beaches to choose from.  Even though Phuket city is officially the province capital, the more developed west coast Patong beach is the city that gets all the glamour.

Learn more about Phuket: top sights, best hotels, maps, images and videos.

Hua Hin

Hua Hin situated only 200 km south of Bangkok on the Malay Peninsula, is a beautiful coastal town popular with both tourist and locals coming for a weekend break from the capital.  It is best known as Thailand’s first beach resort, made famous by once being the retreat of the Thai royalty.

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Koh Phangan

The idyllic island of Koh Phangan is mostly known as a backpacker destination and party capital with its full moon party, attracting thousands of travellers every month.  This bohemian atmosphere is perfect for a young crowd but is also a good place for nature lovers and water sport enthusiast.  The virgin beauty of the island with its powder-soft white sand, crystal clear water and tropical forest interior is second to none.

Learn more about Koh Phangan: top sights, best hotels, maps, images and videos.

Koh Samui

Koh Samui, located within the Gulf of Siam is one of the most sought after destination in Southern Thailand.  It is the second most visited island in Thailand right after Phuket.  It is perhaps not a surprise as it offers unprecedented natural beauty, with white sandy beaches surrounded with coconut trees, azure clean water, hidden waterfalls and dense lush forests at its heart. 

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Koh Tao

Koh Tao is the smallest of the three main islands of the Gulf but offers the best environment for diving. Indeed with some of the best diving schools in the world combine with pristine water it is the perfect place to discover the underwater world.

Learn more about Koh Tao: top sights, best hotels, maps, images and videos.

Phi Phi Islands

The Phi Phi Islands is one of the most beautiful places in the southern part of Thailand.  It is located only a 45-minutes boat journey from both Krabi and Phuket and offers white sandy beaches and amazing rock formations rising from the turquoise waters.  It is the perfect place to visit if you are looking to experience tropical paradise at its best combined with one of the world’s most laid-back attitude. 

Learn more about Phi Phi Islands: top sights, best hotels, maps, images and videos.

Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta is a group of over fifty small islands off the Andaman Coast in Southern Thailand, with only three of the biggest, Lanta Yai, Lanta Noi and Ko Ngai being inhabited.  It is situated in the Krabi Province, some 70 kilometres from the main Krabi town, and it is considered a relatively unspoiled and unique piece of paradise in the region.

Learn more about Koh Lanta: top sights, best hotels, maps, images and videos.

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is the considered the hub of Northern Thailand with over a million people living in the metropolitan area.  It is often referred to as the "Rose of the North", being strategically located on a plain at an elevation of 316 m and surrounded lush countryside and mountains.  It is a much greener and quieter alternative to the capital.

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Pattaya

Pattaya is one of Thailand’s favourite seaside resort, located some 150 km southeast of Bangkok.  It is most famous for sex tourism with numerous go-go bars and nightclubs, but also provides more family-friendly activities.

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Thailand top experiences

Some of Thailand’s top experiences include:

  1. Enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches of Phuket
  2. Party with some of the friendliest and gentle people on the planet
  3. Discover the jungle of gridlocked Bangkok
  4. Dive in the remarkable coral gardens near the Phuket beaches
  5. Taste the savours of  Thailand’s local exotic cuisine
  6. Visit the temples of Chiang Mai
  7. Relax with a Thai massage

Thailand best hotels

Thailand has some of South East Asia’s most sought after accommodations.  We have divided our selection into some of the finest 5 Stars hotels offering great value for money.

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Bangkok best hotels

Some of the best rated 5 Stars hotels in Bangkok include:

  1. Okura Prestige, Bangkok 5 Stars Hotel
  2. Oriental Residence, Bangkok 5 Stars Hotel
  3. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok 5 Stars Hotel
  4. Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok 5 Stars Hotel
  5. Peninsula, Bangkok 5 Stars Hotel

Check out the best hotel deals in Bangkok, with up to 75% discount.

Check out the best hotel deals in Phuket, with up to 75% discount.

Check out the best hotel deals in Hua Hin, with up to 75% discount.

Check out the best hotel deals in Koh Phangan, with up to 75% discount.

Check out the best hotel deals in Koh Samui, with up to 75% discount.

Check out the best hotel deals in Koh Tao, with up to 75% discount.

Check out the best hotel deals in Phi Phi Islands, with up to 75% discount.

Check out the best hotel deals in Koh Lanta, with up to 75% discount.

Check out the best hotel deals in Chiang Mai, with up to 75% discount.

Check out the best hotel deals in Pattaya, with up to 75% discount.

Thailand images

The following is a selection of some of Thailand’s best photographs.  It includes some of the country’s most sought after destinations such as Bangkok, Koh Phangan, Koh Samui, Koh Tao, Phuket, Phi Phi Islands and Koh Lanta.

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Thailand videos

The following is a selection of some of the best HD Films about Thailand.  It includes some of the country’s most important destinations such as Bangkok, Koh Phangan, Koh Samui, Koh Tao, Phuket, Phi Phi Islands and Koh Lanta.

Best of Thailand video

HD travel documentary Film created by Mat Siems about the best destinations in Thailand’s including top cities, beaches and islands.

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Best of Bangkok video

HD travel documentary Film created by Mat Siems about the best destinations in Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok, including the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Khao San Road, Lumpini Park, Sukhumvit, Patpong, Chinatown, Dusit, Big Buddha, throne hall and marble temple.

Click here to watch the Best of Bangkok video.

Best of Hua Hin video

HD travel documentary Film created by Mat Siems about the best sights in Hua Hin South Thailand, including the Railway Station, the Railway hotel Sofitel, the Hin Lek Fai Hill and the Night Market.

Click here to watch the Best of Hua Hin video.

Best of Phuket video

HD travel documentary Film created by Mat Siems about the best destinations in Phuket including Phuket island, Patong city, Bangla Road, Beach Road, Thanon Rat-U-Thit road, Nanai Road and Patong beach.

Click here to watch the Best of Phuket video.

Best of Koh Phangan video

HD travel documentary Film created by Mat Siems about the best destinations in Koh Phangan including Thong Sala city, Phaeng Waterfalls, Ao Wok Tum, Ao Hin Kong, Ao Srithanu, Ao Chao Phao, Hat Yao, Hat Salad, Ao Mae Hat, Hat Sadet, Hat Thian, Hat Yuan, Hat Rin and the Full Moon Party.

Click here to watch the Best of Koh Phangan video.

Best of Koh Samui video

HD travel documentary Film created by Mat Siems about the best destinations in Koh Samui, including Nathon city, Big Buddha Beach, Hat Maenam, Hat Bophut, Hat Chaweng, Ao Lamai, Hin-Ta And Hin-Ya, Samui Aquarium, the Tiger Zoo, Samui Butterfly Garden, Samui Higlands, Na Muang Falls and the elephant trek.

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Best of Koh Tao video

HD travel documentary Film created by Mat Siems about the idyllic island of Koh Tao in Southern Thailand.

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Best of Phi Phi Islands video

HD travel documentary Film created by Mat Siems about the best destinations in Phi Phi Islands in the South of Thailand including Ao Nang, Bamboo Island, Phi Phi Leh, Ao Maya Beach, the Viking Cave, Phi Phi Don and Ao Ton Sai.

Click here to watch the Best of Phi Phi Islands video.

Best of Koh Lanta video

HD travel documentary Film created by Mat Siems about the best destinations in Koh Lanta in the South of Thailand including Lanta Old Town, Ban Saladan, the monkey school, Phra Ae Long Beach and Kantiang beach.

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Best of Southeast Asia video

HD travel documentary Film created by Mat Siems about the best destinations in Southeast Asia including the great cities of Bangkok, Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City, the idyllic islands of Koh Lanta, Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, and the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom.

Click here to watch the Best of Southeast Asia video.