10 Must-See Places In Thailand!

Post by Sameena Farooq | Jul 26, 2018


In this post, we will learn the top 10 must-visit places that are just not randomly selected but these also record high tourist's rate. Check out in the post below that Why Thailand is your ideal destination and how many people visit Thailand each year!

Planning for a new trip? Which country do you fancy about the most? If you are looking to have a great experience and want to make your trip the most adventurous one then you must settle in for a fancy trip. You can soak up the ancient culture but can enjoy crazy parties at the same time and cherish the everlasting nightlife where you will experience pristine and clean beaches and find some great food options, then there's no better place than Thailand to have all this.

Thailand has some unique destinations that it will take years to see them all. You can experience its hundreds of island, a metropolitan capital city that caters to all need of travellers within budget. When you are planning to travel here, then you must feel most happy and satisfied as your journey to Thailand will surely be the best if you tend to see all the things there and by staying in the most comfortable hotels. 

Before you leave for Thailand, make sure you have booked a planned in advance where you will go and what things you will try. You can choose Klook for booking the best activities to try. Here you will get exclusive ways to explore major performances, objectives, cultures, and thing to do while travelling. 

These are 10 must-see places prove that it is the right time to visit this paradise. But be careful, you might not want to return once you get there as the places in Thailand is surely one want to stay more!

For Culture And History!

1. The Grand Palace

The grand palace is a complex building located at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. This beautiful gold building is about 200 years old and can be undeniable Bangkok's most famous destination. Yes, once a tourist visits here they should reserve a minimum of three hours to explore the site. This place will surely trap the tourists with its complex history and grandeur.  

Since 1782, this Bangkok palace is the official residence of the Kings of Siam (Thailand). The place has an upper terrace that highlights a large golden chedi, which is a small version of Angkor Wat, and the Royal Pantheon that comprises statues of past rulers of the Chakri dynasty.

2. Ayutthaya Historical Park


Ayutthaya is a captivating traditional park and popular UNESCO World Heritage Site. To visit here you can take a one-hour drive from Bangkok it makes for an easy and delightful day trip out of the city. Ayutthaya is a popular historical park that was the second capital of Siam (Thailand) for about 417 years from the year 1350 to 1767 until its dissolution by the Burmese.

You can be surrounded by three rivers that comprise the remains of palaces and temples built by the Ayutthaya Kingdom. You can explore several temples there,  though before the Burmese attack the place has sacred shrines, chedis, and Buddha statues. All these structures were burned down and buried underneath the ground for hundreds of years.

When you will visit here, you can walk around the remains with the corresponding liberty to see majestic temples, palaces, and Buddha statues. The park is home to numerous prominent buildings. 

3. The Golden Triangle Park


The Golden Triangle Park is a point where the Mekong River meets the Ruak River at Sop Ruak and make it a Golden Triangle. People also know this point at which Burma/Myanmar, Laos and Thailand meet. If you are travelling here, you can calculate about 45 minutes north of Chiang Rai. 

Golden Triangle has been a major Drug production region for the last many years, but from the time the crops eradicated from the area, it no longer is a major opium production region. You can head to the hall of opium museum down the road. The museum was approved by the Thai royal family in their efforts to teach the people about the history of the opium industry and its impacts on opium consumers. 

For Learning Experience!

4. An Elephant Experience


The elephant is Thailand’s most respected animal as it is the national symbol. being so much importance given to this animal still, there are many ill-activities happening all across the country. 

But, unfortunately, animal cruelty is the real and serious problem which many elephant sanctuaries face and are often abused and tortured for human benefit. For example, elephants perfect tricks and shows. 

Luckily, there are lots of good ale events happening out there too that make a tourist enjoy the best time there. There are some Elephant Nature Park rehabilitates that are working on saving elephants and tourists visit help them in their plan. This will help you do some good cause plus you can also have elephant experience with luxury accommodation, visit the award-winning Elephant Hills and prepare a spacious tented camp, with many opportunities to socialise with the animals.

5. Visit Hill tribe villages


There are some small villages name Akha, Lisu, Hmong and Karen tribes that are found across the north of Thailand where you can have some great time by learning many new things. You can take a break from the tourist path, and spend some family time with local's family to learn and experience their way of life. 

You can find a tourist or guide who will help you take a tour nicely in an upright and sustainable manner. You can experience the hill trekking in Thailand and have some of the best time there. here you can find the locals on the most unusual tribular treks the nation offers to all tourists.

For Shopping!

6. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market


Visiting Thailand market is an exciting and lively experience for all travellers. Being shopping is the topmost priority for many travellers, thereby this place counts as a must visit the place. 

Visit the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market which is just about an hour and a half drive from Bangkok. You can experience the flurry and discernment of a floating market from long-tail boat and float in the water from a long-tail boat to make your day memorable. Although it has become quite the tourist attraction as it a comprehensive functional marketplace that offers some of the best things like food, tokens, clothing, and fresh fruit. 

If you do want to have a breakfast at the hotel, you can plan to go at these floating markets and enjoy the hotel that will help you hire the taxi and private car to take you both ways. Leave at morning 6 a.m. or 6:30 a.m. and eat breakfast at the market. You can enjoy noodles, coconut pancakes, spring rolls, fresh fruit, and stir-fried dishes as you see the market.

7. Chiang Mai Sunday Night Walking Street


Chiang Mai is one of the popular cities in Malaysia that is known as the “Rose of the North.” Many tourists from all over the world are seduced by Chiang Mai’s laid-back culture; you could enjoy the beautiful Buddhist temples, plentiful restaurants, and high spirited nightlife here. If you are planning to settle here or want to visit this place, then night walking street and bustling shopping culture should not be forgotten. You can visit in the night bazaar every evening and enjoy your favourite things while bargaining.

You can choose some great options in the night walking such as clothing, street jewellery, Thai silk, food stalls, accessories, DVDs and shoes at the Chang Khlan Road and at the east of the old side of the walled city. The scene is pretty much enduring at the same time. You can enjoy communicate with the locals and spend quality time with them while enjoying the delicious street food.

For Adventure!

8. Backpacking At Kanchanaburi


Kanchanaburi province is best for backpackers. If you want to explore an area of the lush forest then it will be a haven for backpackers. 

You can enjoy a dark past area and go on a backpacking and start your journey of the infamous Death Railway (which connects to Burma/Myanmar), and the bridge over the River Kwai. Both are remembered traces from WWII, built by captives of war. You can chill here and enjoy the Thailand itinerary.

9. Island Hopping


You will find a number of beaches in Thailand about more than 5,000 miles of coastline just tending to be investigated. Travel at some exotic beaches by taking a long-tail boat along with you and discover many beaches and islands here. Choose Phang Nga Bay and the limestone rocks where you can get so many interesting visuals and can photograph off Thailand's west coast or try visiting at the island hop in the Andaman Sea near Phuket and Krabi.

So, get ready to witness the famous dreamy coastline that is a great option for island hopping and regarded as one of the most attractive activities in Thailand. Enjoy the calm sea and clear conditions that are just perfect for kayaking. If you want to explore a great way then the island visit is the best option to explore.

10. The Festivals


Plan a good time in Thailand when the festivals are at its peak. The visitors are welcomed during that time and can join in the local celebrations at most festivals and event, can learn new traditions and customs. Even during this festival, many Thais jump from their 9-5 job so that they can easily celebrate these festivals and have loads of fun. 

The travellers even have a good time here enjoying holidays and attend the fussy festivals and enjoy. A great example of this would be Songkran festival which is celebrated through nationwide water fight.

Few must visit festivals and events in Thailand, include Songkran/Thai New Year water festival in April, Loi Krathong in November, and the Naga Fireballs in October (it is a physical event which occurs once in a year).

Undoubtedly, these places are sure a delight to travellers and once you visit these places in Thailand, your trip will be self-sufficient and you will not feel like coming back.

Every year the rate of the number of tourists is rising and it is a no surprise that this graph will continue to increase each year.

Last Year Thailand Welcomed Record Breaking Tourists!


The Tourism Authority of Thailand has recorded a regular increase of tourists every year. Even it has made an announcement stating that the country had received 32.59 million international visitors and the tourism has earned huge money in this context. 

The tourism industry recorded it's earning about 2.81 trillion baht ($71.4 billion) in 2016 which is an increase from last year revenue. Even for this year too, the country is expecting to bring around 750 billion baht ($20.7 billion) in the first quarter, exceeding initial predictions.  

The best part about Thailand tourism is that it records visitors from all parts of the world. Here are a few facts about Thailand Tourism.

  • In 2008, Pattaya was ranked at 23rd with 4,406,300 visitors, Phuket ranked 31st with about 3,344,700 travellers, and Chiang Mai ranked 78th place with 1,604,600 visitors in the recordings.
  • In 2013, Thailand was the amoung the "10th top tourist destination" in the world with having tourism rankings of about 26.5 million international arrivals. 
  • In 2014, 4.6 million Chinese visitors toured Thailand
  • In 2015, 6.7 million tourists visited from ASEAN countries.
  • In 2015, Thailand received 1.43 million Japanese travellers.
  • In 2016, Bangkok was ranked at number#1 position in Euromonitor International's list of "Top City Destinations" by surpassing London and New York with recorded about 21 million visitants.

These facts prove that Thailand is a very popular destination and being a travel enthusiast, you must not let go of this opportunity and plan to travel to Thailand now on your trip!!