Must Visit Places in Thailand
Pattaya Floating Market, Pattaya
One of the best ways to get an authentic Thai slice of life experience is by visiting this market, one of the top tourist places in Thailand. You will see how people used to shop in the old times. Local people wearing their traditional dresses and hats sell the freshest produce in small boats.
You can take a long tail boat ride to see the 4 sections of the market- Central, North East, South, and North and pick up fruits, herbs, incense, flowers, etc. Besides shopping, you can see local craftsmen making handicrafts, see sericulture in practice, get a herbal Thai massage, and get a picture wearing a Thai dress, etc.
Location: 451/304 Moo 12, Sukhumvit Road, Banglamung, Nongprue, Pattaya.
Timing: Every day 9:00 am- 8:00 pm.
Dinner Cruise in Chao Phraya River, Bangkok
The cruise is a 2-hour long ride. It starts at 7.30pm and ends at 9.30pm. The food that is served here is mouthwatering. Both international cuisine and the famous authentic Thai cuisine are served in the ride.
This is one of the most enthralling and most relaxing journeys of this place. Live shows, dance shows, and beautiful music will surely make the entire Thailand trip extremely memorable.
Visit Beautiful Safari World Zoo, Bangkok
Located in Khlong Sam Wa, the Safari World, within an area of 170 acres is a drive-in zoological park divided into two parts. The first is the Safari Park to house a large variety of animals like zebras, deer, giraffes, birds, tigers, lions, bears, etc. in a natural habitat.
The second is the Marine Park which hosts events like the famous dolphin show. The Safari world zoo is among the perfect places to visit in Thailand for families with children. Come face to face with thousands of rare and endangered species roaming freely in their natural habitat. The park provides a coach service for visitors who do not drive-in.
Location: 99 Thanon Panya Intra, Khwaeng Sam Wa Tawan Tok, Khet Khlong Sam Wa, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10510, Thailand.
Timing: Opens daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Price: Starting from INR 1,200.
Sanctuary of Truth
The Sanctuary of Truth, locally known as Prasat Sut Ja-Tum, is one of the most iconic buildings in Pattaya. This towering wooden structure is an incomplete temple made entirely out of teak wood. The palatial design is one-of-a-kind in the entire world and reaches 105 metres high.
The intricately carved wood gives it a stunning facade and also continues on the inside. This sanctuary is a beautiful amalgamation of Thai philosophy, mythology, craftsmanship and is one of the must-visit tourist places in Pattaya.
Location: 206/2 Pattaya-Naklua, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand.
Timing: Daily: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Simon Cabaret Show, Phuket
Thailand isn’t a place where one may get bored because there exist shows like Simon Cabaret Show. This is the biggest transvestite cabaret show in Thailand, featuring an engaging musical floor show performed by “ladyboys”.
Excellent sound system, beautiful lights, vibrant costumes and most importantly, great performers come together to make this theatrical entertainment show a once-in-a-lifetime experience. No doubt, this show has established itself as a market leader in professional entertainment, making it one of the top places to visit in Thailand.
Location: Located in Patong Beach, Phuket.
Timing: 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM.
Dream World Amusement Park, Bangkok
Also known as a festive amusement park this amusement park in Bangkok is a very beautiful place with lots of rides like roller coasters, merry-go-round, hurricane, and many other rides it also has a circus ghost hose and water rides too.
It is one of those Thailand tourist places that you should not miss to visit on your trip. It is about 40 km from Bangkok. It is the best place for children as they can be in their world of fantasy like meeting Cinderella, snow white, Pocahontas in just one day. Children and teenagers will love this place and enjoy themselves.
This place also has a variety of restaurants offering different types of mouth-watering cuisine.
Location: Bueng Yitho, Thanyaburi District, Pathum Thani 12130, Thailand.
Timing: Opens daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Art in Paradise
Art in Paradise is a fun and fresh take on an art gallery that has closed the divide between art and spectator with three-dimensional paintings that are interactive and laugh-out-loud funny. Through clever use of shading and borders, artists have painted directly on to walls to create stunning images that trick our eyes.
This art gallery is a famous tourist attraction in Thailand. The gallery has over 100 individual art pieces in ten themed sections, covering optical illusions, wild animals, nature, past civilizations and reproductions of classic art along with witty ones.
Location: 99 Ratchadaphisek Rd, Khwaeng Din Daeng, Khet Din Daeng, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand.
Timing: Open from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM.
Visit Madame Tussauds, Bangkok
Get up close and personal with the well-known celebrities of the world from sports, TV, movies, music, history, arts, and science fields. The look-alike wax statues here will leave you completely awestruck with their precise detailings.
You can take selfies and photos with the figures at all the stands. Some stands also offer the chance to wear costumes and get clicked for creating an actual scene. Also, near the exit, you can get a wax figure of your hand-moulded in the colour of your choice.
Location: 989 Rama 1, 6th Floor, Siam Discovery Shopping Center, Bangkok 10300.
Timing: Mon to Sun: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM.
Price: Starting from INR 1,399.
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
Feast your senses at one of the most beautiful tourist places in Pattaya. The manicured tropical gardens of Nong Nooch are spread across 500 acres of land.
There is a French Garden, European Garden, Stonehenge Garden, Cactus and Succulent Garden, Variegated Garden, Ant Tower, Butterfly Hill, Orchid and Bromeliad Display Garden and Flower Valley, all with distinct physical features.
You can spend your time walking in the quaint yet visually stunning garden areas or you can also visit the zoo, grab a bite at one of the restaurants or attend martial arts demonstrations.
Location: 34/1 Tambon Na Chom Thian, Amphoe Sattahip, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20250, Thailand.
Timing: Daily: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
One of the most beautiful attractions and tourist destinations of Pattaya is the Underwater World. It is Thailand’s first modern aquarium where the visitors can behold the brilliance of the undersea life. It is one of the best places to visit in Thailand.
The Underwater World is a 100-meter long underwater tunnel, showcasing around 500 species of fishes. Visitors can either dive with the sharks & rays with the experienced divers or they can indulge in feeding the Kois with a milk bottle in the Koi pond.
The Underwater World also plays a prominent role in marine conservation. Hence, to educate the common people about the same, frequent school visits and education programs are being developed by the Underwater World.
Location: 22/22 Moo 11, Sukhumvit Road., Nongprue, Banglamung Chonburi Thailand 20150.
Timing: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Jim Thompson House And Suan Pakkad Palace Museum, Bangkok
Jim Thompson House and Suan Pakkad Museum symbolise the rich Thai architectural heritage and are popular sightseeing places in Thailand. Jim Thompson’s house and museum is a befitting tribute to this legendary Westerner who dedicated his life popularising Thai silk around the world.
The museum is known not only for its delicately carved teakwood architecture and antique collections but also reminds visitors of his mysterious unsolved disappearance. Suan Pakkad Palace is an assortment of 8 traditional teak houses amidst tranquil surroundings.
At these houses, visitors can see rare painted pottery, weapons, musical instruments, and even a Thai throne, palanquin, and a gold stitched umbrella!
Location: Soi Kasemsan 2, Opposite National Stadium on Rama 1 Road.
Timing: Every day 9:00 am- 4:00 pm.
Sriracha Tiger Zoo
Does the idea of your picture with a tiger cub excite you? This zoo gives visitors the opportunity to get clicked with tiger cubs and feeding tiger cubs, kangaroos, and camels among many other animal species.
This is the greatest tiger zoo in the world and one of the best places to visit in Thailand. This zoo stretched over a vast area of 400,000 square kilometres houses 200 tigers and 10,000 crocodiles and is a popular tourist spot.
Location: Sriracha District, a 30 Minutes drive from Pattaya.
Timing: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM.
Muay Thai With Brick Bistro Dinner
If you’re up for a night of action and adrenaline, the Muay Thai fights in Bangkok have got you covered. This art of Thai boxing is also known as ‘the art of eight limbs’, because of the involvement of shins, elbows, knees, and fists. What was originally a part of the Thai military’s training routine has now transformed into a popular show in the country.
Bangkok has two stadiums where you can witness these fights - The Lumpinee Boxing Stadium on Ramintra road, and the Rajadamnern Thai Boxing Stadium on Ratcha Damnoen Nok Road. It is one of the most widely enjoyed activities of Bangkok nightlife.
Location: 1 Ratchadamnoen Nok Road, Khwaeng Wat Sommanat, Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon
Timing: Lumpinee stadium - Open on Tuesday and Friday from 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM, and on Saturday from 04:00 PM to 12:00 PM, Rajadamnern stadium - Open on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 05:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Tuxedo Illusion Hall
You can visit the Tuxedo Illusion Hall with the entire family to enjoy an interactive magic show. The beautiful hall hosts 45 minute long shows that include humorous acts, fascinating magic tricks including card tricks and tricks with the audiences among others. All this makes Tuxedo Illusion Hall among the most exciting places to visit in Thailand.
Mr Tuxedo, an international-level magician is the main performer and entertains his audiences through deception. Before you reach the magic show, you can also spend time in the Witch Cellar and Wizard House which houses many surprises for the visitors.
Location: Pattayasaisong Rd, Muang Pattaya, Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20150, Thailand.
Timing: Daily: 2:30 PM - 8:30 PM.
Ayutthaya Day Tour, Bangkok
This day tour is a must for history and culture enthusiasts to see this magnificent 400-year-old settlement and its still standing ruins and temples. This short excursion covers an interesting array of popular sightseeing places in Thailand in a single day.
It starts at the famous Wat Phu Khao Thong, a restored 13th-century monastery. You will also see Viharn Phra Mongkol Bopit, one of the largest bronze statues of Buddha in the country.
Other attractions on the tour include Wat Lokaya Sutha, a large reclining Buddha made of bricks, Wat Phra Mahathat, and the royal Summer Palace.
Location: Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Thailand.
Timing: Every day 8:00 am- 6:00 pm.
Pororo Water Park, Bangkok
A visit to the Pororo Water Park, one of the most popular attractions in Thailand, promises a day out of fun and thrill. Your children will be at the top of the world at this park, quite literally!
The park is located on the rooftop of the CentralPlaza Bangna Mall. The best attraction of the place is the Tong Tong’s Magic Slide with its two landing pools reached after a thrilling ride. Visitors also enjoy Pororo’s Funnel, which is an exciting tube float ride.
Other interesting areas that will keep the children occupied are Eddy’s Invention Pool, Popo’s Pool, and Pipi’s Pool
Location: 585 Bagna-Trat Road, Central Plaza Bangna, 6th Floor, Samut Prakan, Thailand.
Timing: Weekdays- 10:30 am- 7:00 pm.
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 10:00 am- 7:00 pm.
One of the most innovative places to visit in Thailand with children, Kidzania offers a unique hands-on learning experience to children by letting them do cool role-plays.
The place offers hundreds of educational activities that are fun as well. They can become dentists, firefighters, doctors, reporters, teachers, detectives or anything else that they fancy and solve ‘problems’.
All the activities are interactive and experiential, which are done in a realistic environment using the most sophisticated equipment and technologies.
Location: Siam Paragon, 5th Floor, 991 Rama Road I Road, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Thailand.
Timing: Weekdays- 10:00 am- 5:00 pm.
Weekend & Holidays- 10:30 am- 8:30 pm.
Crocodile Farm And Elephant Show, Bangkok
This is one of the most unusual places to visit in Thailand offering distinctive experiences in all of Bangkok. This farm, amongst the popular attractions in Thailand, houses over 10,000 crocodiles and 30 families of elephants and conducts thrilling activities like a wrestling match between a crocodile and an instructor.
Another attraction is watching elephants play football. There is a spectacular elephant show complete with narration to educate people about the habits of this majestic creature.
The park performers re-enact an ancient battle scene ‘Yutha Hathi’, which is quite popular.
Location: Samphran Elephant Park & Crocodile Farm, 117 Moo 6, Petchkasem Road, Km.30, Sam Phran District, Nakhon, Pathom Province.
Timing: Every day 8:30 am- 5:30 pm.
Frost Magical Ice Of Siam, Pattaya
Amongst the most popular tourist places in Thailand is Frost Magical Ice of Siam, an ice park that lets you enjoy icy coolness amidst the tropical Thai heat.
It is a huge park divided into two zones. The Himmapan Zone where you can see ice and sand carved creatures of the forest and exotic plants. The second zone is Siam Heaven, which is a closed icy dome housing ice sculptures.
The temperature in this zone remains at a freezing -10 degrees. Visitors are provided with a coat and a soft drink in an ice glass.
Location: 75/6 Moo 3, Nong Pla Lai, Bang Lamung, Thailand.
Timing: Every day 9:00 am- 11:00 pm.
Ramayana Water Park, Pattaya
The ancient city of Ramayana houses many ancient buildings, waterfalls, forts, and surprisingly a popular water park! It is one of Asia’s biggest water parks, amongst the top attractions in Thailand, offering over 50 attractions.
The most famous are the two interacting slides and others like AquaLoop, Freefall, Serpentine, River Slide, etc. You must not miss the Lazy River, which meanders for 600 metres to allow visitors to explore the ancient city. Children can indulge in other activities like rock climbing, wall scaling, etc.
Location: 9 Moo 7, Ban Yen Road, Na Chom Thian, Sattahip Chon Buri, Thailand.
Timing: Every day 10:00 am- 6:00 pm.
Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Pattaya
This 6-decade old zoo is where one can hope to come the closest to exotic wildlife in their natural habitat. More a free conservatory than a typical zoo, it has huge enclosures for hundreds of species of animals and birds.
At this popular attraction in Thailand, the animals are divided into zones like Eld’s Deer Park, Cats Complex, Bird Aviary, African Savannah, etc. One can see ostriches, impalas, springboks, egrets, stonechats, herons, pheasants, etc.
You should attend animal-contact shows like Elephant Swimming Show, Penguin Parade, Animal Talents, Seal Feeding, etc. to experience the animals up and close.
Location: 235, 7 Tambon Bang Phra, Amphoe Si Racha, Chang Wat, Chon Buri, Thailand.
Timing: Every day 8:00 am- 6:00 pm.
Pattaya Dolphin World
Dolphin World is among the great places to visit in Thailand for the entire family, especially children, to spend a day amidst these affable creatures. The Park houses the exotic Pink Dolphins, which are extremely friendly and playful.
Attend the Dolphin Shows that are held 4 times a day to enjoy their antics. Besides this, you can also indulge in adventurous activities like rock climbing, ATV riding, and simulated gun shooting.
Location: 44/8, 9 Muang Pattaya, Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chang Wat, Chon Buri, Thailand.
Timing: Every day 9:00 am- 6:00 pm
Rubber Land, Pattaya
Rubber Land is one of the most popular places to visit in Thailand. Rubber contributes to Thai economy hugely and this museum is a tribute to that. Visitors can learn about the origination and use of rubber in daily life through cool visual projections and see a mini rubber factory.
The most interesting section is ‘Rubber Fantasy’ where everything is made from rubber- jungles, animals, marine life, and even Thai sweets! Visit the Healthy Living Boutique to learn about natural Thai latex sans the pollutants and discomfort.
Location: 42, Moo 9, Sukhumvit Road, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chon Buri, Pattaya, Thailand.
Timing: Every day 11:00 am- 6:00 pm.
Krabi Rainforest And Tiger Cave Temple, Krabi
For nature enthusiasts, Krabi Rainforest and Tiger Cave Temple are perfect sightseeing places in Thailand. Enjoy a day amidst the tranquillity of nature away from the noise of the city by taking a relaxing dip in the hot springs at the Khao Nor Chu Chi National Park, located within the rainforest.
Swim in the Emerald Pool famous for its striking green waters. Round off your day by visiting the Tiger Cave Temple, one of the most famous temples of Krabi. It is known for its magnificent architecture and the mythical tiger paw prints on the cave walls.
Location: Krabi Noi, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand.
Timing: Every day 8:00 am- 5:00 pm.
Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, Phuket
One of the most famous tourist places in Thailand, Elephant Jungle Sanctuary allows you close encounters with this majestic animal. The sanctuary offers various packages through which visitors can choose their experiences like spending time with the elephants in their natural habitat, bathing baby elephants, feeding, enjoying a mud spa, etc.
There are interesting programs like ‘Play with Poop’ through which you can see how it is a raw material for making paper, soap, stationery, etc.
Location: 168/18, Phang Muang Sai Kor Rd., Patong, Kathu, Phuket.
Timing: Every day 6:00 am- 10:00 pm.
Patong Boxing Stadium, Phuket
The pristine Patong beach in Southern Thailand is known for more than its natural beauty. It houses the Patong Boxing Stadium for an unconventional experience of watching a Muay Thai Boxing Match, which is a traditional Thai martial combat art.
Top boxers from around the country fight with all their might amidst the supercharged atmosphere of cheers and chants by the audiences rooting for their favourite contestant, making it one of the thrilling places to visit in Thailand.
Location: 59 Moo 1, Sainamyen Road, Tambon Patong, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat, Phuket, Thailand.
Timing: Every day 9:00 am-5:00 pm.
Phuket Bird Park, Phuket
The only privately held Bird Park in Thailand, Phuket Bird Park houses more than 100 species of birds from South America, Africa, and Asia. It is a beautiful colourful place that has a hilly landscape with lush green surroundings.
At this popular tourist place in Thailand, you will see exotic birds like red-billed magpies, Siamese pheasants, white turkeys, etc. There are bird shows held thrice every day, which are not only fun but also show the intelligence of these birds. You can also feed the birds and take pictures with them.
Location: 32/9 Moo 9, Fah Tawan Tok Road, Chalong, Mueang Phuket District, Thailand.
Timing: Every day 9:00 am- 5:00 pm.
Teddy Bear Museum, Pattaya
Also known as Teddy Island, this museum promises a day of fun for the family. Created with a simple objective of bringing happiness through this lovable childhood characters, it is one a kind tourist places in Thailand.
Unlike other museums where the exhibits are prohibited from being touched, you can touch and interact with the thousands of toys housed here. The most interesting thing is to see the 12 teddy themes.
The Dinosaur Zone features teddy bears cuddling a T-Rex. Similarly, visitors can enjoy looking at Fossil Zone, Eskimo Zone, The Fairy tale Zone, etc.
Location: 436/49 Moo 9, Beach Road, Nong Prue, Banglamung, Chon Buri, Pattaya, Thailand.
Timing: Every day 9:00 am- 10:00 pm.
Harbor Land, Pattaya
Watch your children have a fun day full of adventures, action, and activities at this world-class theme park, a popular tourist places in Thailand. Harbor Land has Southeast Asia’s largest indoor interactive play fortress and an indoor playground.
The park has 10 different zones like Roller Land, Laser Battle, Deep-Rock Climbing Gym, etc. where children can indulge in activities like laser tag, ice skating, trampoline jumping, and rope course adventures.
Location: 195/25 Moo 9, Pattaya Klang Road, Nong Prue, Bang La Mung, Chonburi, Thailand.
Timing: Every day 10:00 am- 9:00 pm.
Islands to Visit in Thailand
Phi Phi Island, Phuket
One of the major Attractions in Phuket is the famous Phi Phi island where you can enjoy the vibrant discos and thumping music all night long. Known for its lively atmosphere and crazy gatherings, the island is a haven for party animals. But if that’s not your thing, you can also enjoy the sun, sand and sea on the beautiful beaches.
Cliffs jutting out into the aquamarine waters, clear blue skies, and immaculate shorelines are the trademarks of Phi Phi Islands. Participate in watersports activities, go shopping, and try delicious local curries. Witness tangerine sunsets over the sea and immerse yourself into the unparalleled natural beauty of Phi Phi.
Location: Krabi, Phuket
Timings: open 24 hours
Entry Fees: INR 2050
Krabi Island, Krabi
Some of the major attractions here are its beaches, located in the west of Krabi town. Apart from this, there are various caves, viewpoints, and waterfalls worth visiting for all of its visitors. The other major tourist spot on the island is The Tiger Cave temple aka Wat Tham Sua.
Highlights: From the hilltops of Krabi Island, a huge golden Buddha overlooks the landscape giving you spectacular views of the town, Limestone Mountains, and the Andaman Sea. The mountains of Krabi island are also famous amongst the climbers who constantly come here to test and challenge themselves.
Getting There: There are many daily flights from Bangkok. The flight duration is about 70 mins.
Coral Island, Pattaya
The name of the island says it all; the snorkelling off Banana Beach is thrilling and if you go out far enough from Long Beach you will also have a lot to discover, at its impressive coral reef. At night this location is beautifully calm; by day it is quite busy with day tourists but peace and quiet can be found in the extremities of both beaches. Deck chairs and sun loungers can be rented and come free.
Highlights: One can partake in a wide range of water sports activities - banana boats, canoes, and snorkelling.
Getting There: Few miles off the coast of Phuket.
Racha Yai Island, Phuket
The beaches of this place are mesmerizing and are beautiful. This place is most famous for its diving. It is a paradise for people who love to swim in the ocean. Its white sand crescent bay makes it a very mesmerizing bay.
Among the places to visit in Thailand, this place is famous for the various amazing marine resources that are found here. Some of the authentic mouth smacking Thai cuisine is found in this place.
Highlights: Racha Yai Island is best known as excellent diving and snorkelling day trip destinations. The abundant sea life makes the island a great spot for diving and fishing tours.
Getting There: Racha Yai Island lies about 20km south of Phuket.
Similan Islands, Phang Nga
Settled at a distance of just 84 kilometers from the town of Phuket, Similan islands have gained popularity across the globe - mainly for being one of the best dive areas in the world, making it among top places to visit in Thailand. The underwater beauty of the coral reef and crystal clear visibility attract tourists from all over the world and make this a must-visit amongst various other Thailand island hopping destinations. These are a total of 9 established islands that offer a lot of scope for explorations for tourists.
Things to Do: Scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing, swimming.
Getting There: Thap Lamu Pier in Thai Muang district of Phang Nga province is the nearest launching point to the islands. However, no regular boat services ply to the Similians. Thus it is advisable to check availability before planning a visit here.
Khao Khanap Island, Krabi
Highlights: There are several caves inside Khao Khanap Nam with impressive clusters of stalactites and stalagmites to marvel at and explore. The mangrove forests surrounding Khao Khanap Nam also make this the perfect area for canoeing or renting a boat for a leisurely afternoon on the water.
Getting There: The only way to get to Khao Khanap Nam is by boat from the Chao Fa Pier in Krabi. It is a 15-minute scenic ride by long-tail boat.
Koh Poda Island, Krabi
Long tail boats drop visitors off along a stretch of sugar soft, white sand beach, famous for its clear waters and stunning views of offshore limestone formations. Thanks to its west-facing beach, the area is particularly lovely around sunset.
Highlights: Tropical fish are visible in the waters just off the beach. Just a little further out of the island is an excellent spot for snorkelling with corals reefs.
Getting There: The only way to reach Koh Poda is by boat. The visitors are required to pay a small fee to the operators who arrange their journey to the island.
Phang Nga Bay, Phuket
Phang Nga Bay can rightly be regarded as the hub of limestone islands. The two most famous ones of which are James Bond Island and Koh Panyee where the majority of tourists pay a visit.
Whilst Thailand island hopping, Phang Nga Bay can be on the list of visitors who would like the idea of relaxed time, cruising around the stunning limestone cliffs. Taking a boat ride from the northern end of Phuket is the best way to enjoy the most of this region.
Things to Do: Cruising, sunset watching, sailing, kayaking.
Getting There: Phang Nga Bay has a number of launching sites from where tourists can hire a long tail boat, charter or a speedboat to get around the islands.
Raya Island, Phuket
Raya Island is considered to be one of the finest places to visit in Thailand. The surreal tropical island offers clear, translucent waters along the tranquil and pristine beachfront rife with snorkelling activities and sea life.
The island is rapidly turning into a fine place to stay with a sweeping number of plush bungalow and resorts coming up. The water of Raya Island is just the perfect for snorkelling, though it gets quite crowded and busy with the tourist boats arriving during the afternoons.
Raya Island is also home to one of the best resorts in Thailand-The Racha and a large solitude bay named Ao Siam which is ideal for long peaceful strolls.
Highlights: Raya Island is known for amazing snorkelling locations. White sandy beach with crystal clear water makes it a fantastic swimming and diving location.
Getting There: You can hire a speedboat from Rawai or Chalong Pier to reach Raya Islands. It takes near about 45 minutes to reach there.
Koh Lanta Island
A visit to the Koh Lanta Island makes for the perfect day trip or even a weekend getaway destination from Pattaya. When you are done with all the tourist places in Pattaya or simply itching to get away, this island offers the perfect escape. Surrounded by turquoise waters, with sand beaches and sceneries of lush green mountains, you cannot go wrong with this island.
You can rent a two-wheeler and zip around the 27-kilometre island to discover the many different beaches and bays that it has to offer. You will find small, quaint huts on the island with a handful of hotels and restaurants that offer food and accommodation.
Location: Krabi, Thailand
Timings: Always open.
Koh Samet Island, Rayong
The tour costs 1250THB for adults and 1150 TBH for children. The sea here is very calm and has a beautiful colour that compliments the white sand beaches. Nature here is breathtaking. This place is full of marine resources.
The food preparations here are mouthwatering. International delicacies are available here. It is a one day tour. The last tourist boat is available at 16.00 hours.
Highlights: Beautiful beaches, sightseeing, nightlife.
Getting There: To reach Koh Samet Islands, you can hire a taxi or public bus or minibus from Bangkok to the Nuan Thip Pier in Ban Phe near Rayong. The journey usually takes 3 to 4 hours.
Beaches to Visit in Thailand
Jomtien Beach is a 6-kilometre long stretch of clean beachfront where you can spend time with the entire family. Although this place is far from dull with many entertainment options scattered around the beach, it is relatively quieter than its neighbours.
It offers perfect opportunities for sun-bathing and you can wait till sunset to enjoy breathtaking views. When you are done with strolling along the stretch of the beach and making sandcastles, you can enjoy fresh street food or go for a sit-down meal at one of the many restaurants along the beach.
Highlights: Sunsets and sunrises, street food, restaurants and hotels, botanical gardens, water-parks, etc
Location: Chon Buri, Thailand.
Railay Beach & Cave, Krabi
This spectacular peninsula is just cut off from the main Krabi city because of it being covered with the limestone headlands and deep jungle valleys.
Highlights: If you are in a search of a lazy and peaceful day or chilled-out evenings, heading on to Railay beach will be a good option. All the lagoons, caves, and cliffs are within walking distance so that you can enjoy anywhere on the beach.
Location: Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000, Thailand.
You can explore the shallow waters at both ends of the beach which offer splendid underwater flora and fauna.
Activities: Beach soccer, Beach volleyball, and snorkelling.
Location: Pa Tong, Kathu District, Chang Wat Phuket 83100, Thailand.
Patong Beach, Phuket
This beach houses a number of tourist attractions and is the heart of Phuket and its nightlife. Patong beach is the place where beach fantasies come to life and are one of the best places to visit in Thailand for a fun-filled experience.
Highlights: Jet Skiing, Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Spas and Massages.
Nai Harn Beach
A beautiful beach with an expanse of white sand and crystal clear water, this is a peaceful abode for revitalizing and recharging your soul and spirit. The bay is not sprawling in terms of size and has a few hotels and restaurants dotted along the shore.
The conditions for swimming are most ideal from November to April while in the low season, it gets tricky. The time from May to October is best suited for activities such as kite-boarding and surfing.
A few local restaurants on the beach makes it the perfect spot for relaxing and lazing in the sun.
Location: Nai Harn beach, Phuket town, Thailand
Timing: Open all day.
Entry Fees: None
The third-longest beach located between Patong in the north and Kata to the south, Karon Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Phuket. It is also wide enough for the beachgoers to not feel crowded. It has spots for snorkelling and diving at its southern end.
Karon is divided into three main areas, each very distinct: Karon Centre is a lively small city that has a lot of options for food, shopping, nightlife, and a Buddhist Temple hosting a bi-weekly market. An ideal place for evening strolls, Karon Road boasts of several large resorts, restaurants and shopping areas including Karon Bazaar.
The third main area is towards the south end of the beach which flaunts excellent restaurants and more rowdy nightlife spots of the town.
Location: Karon, Mueang Phuket District, Thailand.
Timing: Open all day.
Entry Fees: None
Places to Visit in Thailand at Night
Blue Dragon Cabaret Show, Krabi
This is Krabi’s very own and only cabaret performance that has become popular over time for entertaining people since it’s opening.
The talented trans artists perform famous acts Gangnam style, ‘I’m your Barbie Girl’, Ari-dung, water-themed Aqua. During the 60-minute performance, the atmosphere is charged with efficacious energy and music and the stage resplendent with the glittering costumes and dancing laser lights.
This is one of those attractions in Thailand that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Location: 3rd Floor Center Point Ao Nang Krabi, Thailand.
Timing: First show- 8:00 pm- 9:00 pm, Second show- 9:30 pm- 10:30 pm, Third show- 11:00 pm- 12:00 am.
Tiffany’s is not only amongst the best attractions in Thailand but has been voted as one of the top cabaret shows in the world. It has come to symbolise the colourful and rich Thai culture with its spectacular setting, flamboyant dresses, and the electrifying kaleidoscope of music, lights, and dance.
This performance by transvestite artists has been paying homage to films and dance styles from around the world since the last 28 years. With the artists’ comedic, exotic, fun, tragic expressions, the show is a lot of fun for the whole family.
Location: 464 Moo 9, Pattaya 2nd Road, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chon Buri, Pattaya.
Timing: Every day 6:00 pm, 7:30 pm, and 9:00 pm.
Alcazar Cabaret Show, Pattaya
One of the most famous cabarets shows in the world, Alcazar is a riot of colors, lights, music, and dazzling performances. Amidst an impressive play of laser lights on the grand theatrical sets, transvestite artists perform musical pieces from countries like Persia, India, Russia, China, etc.
Some of the most famous acts in this 70-minute show include Fabulous Russia, Flowers of China, and The World is Not Enough. It is a not-to-be-missed and must-experience activity for anybody visiting Thailand.
Location: Pattaya Sai 2 Road, Bang Lamung District, Con Buri, Pattaya.
Timing: 5:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 8:00 pm, and 9:30 pm.
Experience the Full Moon Party, Koh Phangan
There are about 10,000-15,000 people participating every month at this beach party on the island of Koh Phangan. It is one of the best Pattaya nightlife areas where everyone enjoys the music.
The crescent-shaped beach of Haad Rin beach is packed with people from all over the world all having a great time.
If you’re looking for the ultimate island party this is where you should head to, great music, colourful lights, UV paint and a whole lot more makes the full moon party one of a kind.
Location: Hat Rin on the island of Ko Pha-ngan, Thailand
Bangla Road, Phuket
There are plenty of energetic bars and pubs you can pick from or try one after another if you have set aside a lot of time for fun. Most clubs are open-fronted, so you can you can hear the music from various bars blending into the atmosphere turning the entire area into a mega-clubs.
Soi Cowboy, Bangkok
Soi Cowboy is a red-light district that got its name from the cowboy hat-wearing African-American who set up the first bar in this area in the 1970s.
This is, undoubtedly, an interesting nightlife spot in Bangkok with its Go-Go bars famous all over the world that are frequented by visitors from foreign places. This is a fun place you must not skip.
Night Safari, Khao Yai
The park consists of moist evergreen forest and dry evergreen forest. There are over 2,000 plant species, 350 bird species, and a large number of mammals. The park offers one-hour night safari using spotlights to look for animals.
Grease Nightclub, Bangkok
This nightspot is quite popular among local residents and is also visited by foreigners looking for chic parties, which makes it a must-visit place for a memorable night out.
Location: Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok.
Historical & Religious Places to Visit in Thailand
Wat Pho, Bangkok
Covering the 8 hectares of area, Wat Pho has various tourist sites, for example, Th Chetuphon and monastic facilities.
The temple compound is also the headquarters for the education of traditional Thai medicine, Thai massage, etc. It is amongst the highly visited Thailand tourist places.
Timing: 8.30 AM to 6.30 PM.
White Temple, Chiang Rai
Only about three hours north of Chiang Mai lays Chiang Rai, the largest northernmost city in Thailand. The White Temple Chiang Rai or Wat Rong Khun is a mesmerizing temple which is privately owned and at first sight, the White Temple may look like most other temples with the only exception of its pure white color.
This perception may, however, last for a few minutes. In order to reach the main ordination hall or ubosot, one must cross a bridge over a small pond which contains dozens of koi fish of which some are even white. The arms and the bridge of the temple showcase that one has to first pass temptation before awarded success.
Location: Located 15 kilometers Southwest of Chiang Rai town and can be accessed by any transport apart from railways.
Timing: The temple is opened from 8 AM to 5 PM.
Price: The approximate cost of the entry is around Rs 110.
The Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew
The walls of the Grand Palace also depicts the Thai war ministry and state departments. Even after 150 years, the monument is the spiritual heart of the Thai kingdom. Located within the grounds of the Grand Palace is the Wat Phra Kaew or the Temple of Emerald Buddha, which is the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand.
The temple enshrines the Emerald Buddha image carefully carved from the single block of jade. It is one of the most famous places to visit in Bangkok.
Timing: 8.30 AM to 3.30 PM.
Wat Arun, Bangkok
It is possible to climb the temple for views across the river to the Grand Palace and beyond, but its narrow steps are not for the faint-hearted.
Timing: The temple is opened from 9 AM to 5:30 PM.
Wat Tham Sua, Krabi
The temple has various natural caves, which are formed within the beautiful jungles and are home to numerous monks. With lots of things to see here, the major attraction is the ‘footprint of the Buddha.
Reaching the top of the Temple Cave is not an easy task. You have to climb 1,237 steps up to the limestone tower, which is daunting, especially in the Thai climate. Reaching the top, you can witness the panoramic 360-degree views of the tropical islands, limestone cliff formations, the Andaman Sea and rainforests.
Timing: 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Wat Suthat, Bangkok
Located in the Old City area, just east of the Royal Field, you can easily combine a visit to Wat Suthat with Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Grand Palace, and Wat Pho.
Wat Suthat is perhaps more famous for the Giant Swing than its impressive interior architecture, which is a must-see after the splendor of nearby Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew.
The cloistered courtyard, surrounding the main chapel, boasts 156 Buddha images along the outer walls and four entry gates individually hand-carved with intricate details.
Location: Bamrung Muang Road, opposite Bangkok City Hall.
Timing: Open from 8:30 to 21:00.
Price: Approximate price is Rs 50.
National Museum & Wang Na Palace, Bangkok
The museum exhibits are arranged into three areas consistent with Thai history, and good English-language descriptions.
This museum includes a funeral chariot hall, featuring carriages used for royal cremations, and many excellent examples of Thai architecture. Free English-language tours given by volunteers are available. Tours are also conducted in German (Thursdays), French and Japanese (Wednesdays).
Location: Na Pro That Road, near the Grand Palace.
Timing: Open from Wednesday to Sunday between 09:00 - 16:00.
Price: Approximate price is Rs 450.
The Monkey Temple, Lobpuri
Being an archaic city, it is replete with various temples and historical sites, the most important amongst them being the Monkey Temples. Keep an eye out for the famous crab-eating Macaques that overrun the old part of the town. They are revered and respected by the locals but are equally mischievous and can attack the unassuming tourist.
Location: Tha Hin, Mueang Lop Buri District, Lopburi 15000, Thailand
Timing: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
Price: Approximate price is INR 120; Baht 50.
Sukhothai Historical Park, Sukhothai
The central area is composed of 21 temples that are enclosed by a deep wide ditch that is filled with water. This was used as a structure to ward off attacks on the structures. The park is located in Sukhothai, Thailand.
It is composed of a total of 193 runs and is a part of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. The park covers 70km and is demarcated into five main zones- each of which charges a separate entry fee of 100 Baht. The most convenient way to get around is on bicycles which can be hired locally.
Location: Mueang Kao, Mueang Sukhothai District, Sukhothai 64210, Thailand.
Timing: 6.30 Am to 7.30 PM.
Price: Starts from INR 230; Baht 100.
Phuket Big Buddha, Phuket
Sitting atop a mountain, it is visible from Phuket town. This site offers a stunning 360-degree view of the island and lets the visitors have an overview of Phuket town, Chalong Bay, Karon and Kata.
The peaceful atmosphere and beautiful location of this spot make it a place worth spending time at.
Million Years Stone
Although its name indicates only crocodile farm, there are also other animals present inside the farm. Along the pavement, visitors can see the amazing form of giant stones, plenty of flowers, and dwarf trees.
The major attraction of this destination is obviously the crocodile show where the staff wrestles and play with the crocodiles. The park also features a restraint and the adventurous can try a few crocodile delicacies that the restaurant is famous for.
Location: Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri, Thailand.
Timing: Opens from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM.
With the number of buildings and residents growing at the Grand Palace, King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) decided to have a new Palace build.
Timing: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Ayutthaya
The rectangular platform used construction has hidden entrances with steep stairs that lead to the top. There’s an ordination hall in the two with chedis. Large sitting Buddha statues dominate the overall construction. The royal temple was used for performing religious ceremonies.
The place is a part of Ayutthaya Historical Park. Although it is not a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is certainly known for its extensive detailing. Constructed by King Prasat Thong, this is the temple that depicts a long reign and a glorious era. Designed in Khmer style of the 17thcentury, the place has a high prang or tower, with four smaller towers.
Location: Ban Pom, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand.
Timing: 8.00 AM to 6.30 PM.
Price: INR 115; Baht 50.
Wat Phra Yai
On the very top of Pratumnak Hill, between Pattaya and Jomtien Beach, you can’t fail to notice an enormous 18 meters tall Buddha popping up through the trees. This temple was built in the 1940s when Pattaya was nothing more than a fishing village.
This Pattaya attraction is extremely popular with tour groups who love to see the intricate design of the statue and the temple complex, but it is also revered by local people who come to pray at the temple. Entry to the temple is free of cost. This is one of the best places to visit in Pattaya.
At the top of the hill, you can take pictures near the many Buddha figures in different postures, which are representative of different days of the week. Before you get to the top of the hill your eye will catch hoards of vendors selling caged birds, a symbol of Thailand where you have set them free and gain good Karma.
Location: Pratumnak Hill, Pattaya.
Timing: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM.
Anek Kuson Sala
Viharn Sien - Anek Kusala Sala is a temple-turned-museum which houses one of the best collections of Chinese art, outside of China. The building was built in the year 1987 for Thailand’s current king’s 60th birthday.
It is a beautiful structure built following traditional Chinese architecture which sits beside a lake. The art collection includes Chinese mythological figures, Peking lions, Chinese potteries, statues of Shaolin monks and many more. If you are an art enthusiast, then this is the tourist place in Pattaya.
Location: Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand.
Timing: Daily: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Price: 50 Baht, INR: 115.
Places to Visit in Thailand for Shopping
It is actually a flower market and has been called a "place of symbolic values” by the citizen of Thailand. It is open 24 hours and it is most beautiful and lively during the night time. The market is located in the Chaka Phet Road near Saphan Phut or the Memorial Bridge in the old part of the city.
Besides flower, a lot of other things are also available in the market starting from all the cultural products. It is few of the Thailand tourist place that is recommended.
Location: Chak Phet Road, the Memorial Bridge or Saphan Phut Chao Phraya pier.
Timing: Open 24 hours.
Pattaya Night Bazaar, Pattaya
There is a great range of products including clothes, fashion accessories, traditional products, etc., that are available at low prices and can be purchased at even lower prices if you can bargain well.
Location: Pattaya Second Road, South Pattaya.
Timing: 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
If you have one weekend in Bangkok, squeeze in a day trip to Chatuchak Weekend Market and you will not be disappointed. There is a system to help you navigate your way through Chatuchak. Inside, one main walkway encircles the entire market, and it branches off into a series of numbered alleyways called Soi 1, Soi 2, Soi 3, and so on.
There is an information centre along with ATMs and foreign-exchange booths at the Chatuchak Park Office. Schematic maps and toilets are located throughout the market. The whole market is divided into sections to make it easier to explore.
Location: The Phahonyothin, Bangkok.
Timing: Open from Saturday to Sunday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Khao San Road, Bangkok
Over the last few years, the area has become a tourist hotspot. It's untypical of Bangkok and yet the back streets nearby retain some of their old-fashioned Thai charms.
Accommodation used to be very basic but many guest houses are now upgrading with air-conditioning, pools and better quality rooms catering to a wider family market, at very reasonable rates.
Location: Thanon Khao San Road, Phra Nakhon District.
Timing: 8:00 AM to 2:00 AM.
Bo Sang Umbrella Village, Chiang Mai
Bo Sang Umbrella Village boasts a string of souvenir shops, showrooms and workshops, most devoted to the production of paper and bamboo umbrellas and parasols. However, the prices aren't very reasonable.
Location: 1014, Tambon Ton Pao, Amphoe San Kamphaeng, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50130, Thailand.
Timing: 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
Siam also holds claim to being the most expensive place to rent land in Bangkok. It is to The City of Angels, what Bond Street is to London and Fifth Avenue to New York, while still possessing the innovative atmosphere of Camden Town or Soho, NYC. Siam Square itself is something of an openair shopping complex that radiates a feeling of creativity.
Recently, new malls have been taking the place of the street vendors but there are still lanes upon lanes to explore. Tribes of bright and bold slogan Tshirts meet with tailored suits and hipster fashion. Siam Square is in essence where trends both emerge and are created, an epicentre of inspiration in Bangkok.
Find yourself wandering around a maze of shops in Tokyo City, sauntering down London’s Carnaby Street, bagging a bargain in an Istanbul zouk, or shopping for something to fill your growling stomach at the Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.
Part of the same building as Grande Centre Point Sukhumvit, Terminal 21’s curvilinear glass andsteel façade resembles the 21stcentury airport, and the theme continues once you step inside.
The floor signs that signal the arrivals in particular cities, a crisscrossing network of escalators, electronic display boards that bring to mind flight information displays at an airport terminal and the information desk receptionists donning air hostesses’ uniforms – these are all part of the shopping experience at Terminal 21.
Patong Beach Market, Phuket
Patong Beach transforms into an extensive night bazaar as the night approaches, it’s a wild market, and however, is all the more fun if you approach with the right character - simply recall that shopping yields the best results when done happily and with a grin.
The majority of the shops here aim to attract foreign/international tourists, so costs are somewhat higher than they are in Phuket City. The prime night market sprawls down the beach road and into the little optional soil (paths) on all evenings of the week.
Right in front of Paradise Complex, another business sector sets up 2-3 evenings a week, in high season, more often than not Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Loads of stuff are aimed to attract the teenage or the youth section of the travellers - recycled pants, offbeat shoes, and garments, additionally Thai desserts, orchids, adornments, and hair accessories.
Location: Patong, Bangkok.
Timing: 6.00 PM to 1.00 AM.
Karon Temple Market
All shopping-lovers can gear up for a delightful visit at Karon Temple Market. One of the most recommended places to visit in Phuket to take back home some amazing souvenirs, Karon Temple Market is a popular shopping place.
One can find a number of amazing goodies here ranging from t-shirts, bags, watches, cheap jewellery etc. Offering a glimpse of the splendid local culture, Karon Temple Market is a place where you can put your bargaining skills to test and buy a number of things from Phuket.
The popular market is a fun getaway when you are tired of sightseeing and looking forward to enjoying some refreshing time while sampling some delectable street food of Phuket.
Location: Patak Rd, Tambon Karon, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83100, Thailand.
Timing: 4 to 10 pm every Tuesday and Saturday.
Entry Fees: None
Other Places to Visit in Thailand
The Tiger Kingdom
Gear up for an enthralling visit as you roam around in the company of majestic tigers when you are in Phuket. Visiting the Tiger Kingdom in Phuket should be on top of your list of places to visit in Phuket if you are a wildlife lover. Offering an opportunity to get close with these magnificent creatures.
While visiting, tourists are asked whether they want to meet the small cubs or full-grown tigers on their visit. These animals have been raised in a human company since their birth and thus one can notice a wide indifference on the part of these tigers when you visit this place.
Tourists here can also enjoy capturing these adventurous moments with a tiger by paying some extra charge for photography at The Tiger Kingdom.
Location: 118/88 Moo 7, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand
Timing: 9 AM to 6 PM.
Entry Fees: Staring from 1,500 THB
Soak in Serenity at Khao Chi Chan
Buddha Mountain is arguably the most splendid place in Pattaya. The image of Buddha sitting cross-legged, with one hand resting on his knee and the other in his lap, is engraved into the northern face of Khao Chi Chan.
The surrounding area is steeped in natural beauty, while Khao Chi Chan is its most prominent landmark and attraction; other facilities have sprung up around it to take advantage of the high level of passing trade in the form of Thai and foreign visitors to this remarkable place.
The grounds in front of Buddha Mountain include a temple, with saffron-robed monks a common sight, so appropriate clothing is recommended (clothing that covers shoulders and legs above the knee). Beyond this, there are no fees or restrictions on entering the grounds and getting up close to the awe-inspiring image.
Location: Soi Khao Chi Chan, Tambon Na Chom Thian, Amphoe Sattahip, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20250, Thailand.
Timing: 08:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Asiatique Sky, Bangkok
Apart from the thrill it serves, the spectacular views of the glitzy Bangkok city and the waterfront it offers make this iconic landmark one of the most important places to visit in Thailand.
Location: Located at Charoenkrung Road in Bangkok.
Timing: 5:00 PM to Midnight (Daily).
Bangkok River Cruise, Bangkok
One of the best ways to witness the true magic of Bangkok is by taking a river cruise and navigating across the city, adoring its dazzling beauty from the cruise.
River cruise in Bangkok isn’t an experience to skip because it lets you see it from a different perspective which is hard to forget. There are some great dinner cruise options available in Bangkok.
Phuket Aquarium, Phuket
Some of the rarest marine creatures you can find here are dolphins, piranhas from Amazon, longhorn cowfish and boxfish which are a treat to the visitors.
Location: At the end of Cape Panwa, 35 km away from Phuket Airport.
Amazon Fishing Park
Amazon Fishing Park is one of the finest sports fishing parks in the city. Amazon has lakes stocked with some of the biggest and most elusive fish; you would pay a premium to have this kind of experience in the wild. Fish including Alligator Gar Fish, Great White Sheatfish and Red-tail Mystus are all pulled out of the waters on a daily basis and offer a real challenge for even the most experienced angler. This is one of the best places to visit in Pattaya.
The facilities are quite basic with nothing fancy but the staff at Amazon do all they can to make your day beautifully comfortable, from setting up your line to bringing you food and refreshments, you literally don’t have to lift a finger.
Location: Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri, Pattaya.
Timing: Opens from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Khao Yai National Park’s Bat Caves, Hin Tung
The bats act as a natural pesticide and are thus revered and respected by the locals so much so that it is made a residence by some of the monks while a statue of Buddha stands a silent sentinel. It is located in the Western Part of the Sankamphaeng Mountain Range.
The spectacle of the bats exiting occurs every night and lasts until the last bat exit the cave for its nightly hunt. Do Not Use Flash Photography as it might disturb the bats and their natural sleep cycle.
Location: Wang Katha, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand.
Timing: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Dusit Zoo, Bangkok
Occupying an area of 188,800 square meters, this zoo houses over 1600 species of domestic and international animals, which makes it a must-visit place for nature and wildlife lovers. Giraffes, zebras, and Bengal tiger are among the major attractions here.
Location: Located next to Dusit Palace on Rama V Road in Dusit district.
Timing: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Democracy Monument, Bangkok
There is a lot of symbolism involved here, i.e., four wings represent the four branches of the Thai armed forces that carried out the coup. To understand the historical and political landscape of Thailand, this is a must among the places to visit in Thailand.
Location: Traffic circle on Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Bangkok.
Timing: 24 Hours.
Fanta Sea Show, Phuket
This 140-acre theme complex offers a variety of activities and entertainment. You can even enjoy shopping and a buffet of Thai and international cuisines here.
Location: It is located on Kamala beach, Phuket.
Timing: 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM.
Contrary to what its name implies, it is not a single building, but a castle consisting of several gorgeous blue and pink contemporary buildings. The castle was made during the economic crisis of 2000 to demonstrate the harmony and dignity of Thailand despite the rough phase.
The beautifully designed gardens and the interiors of this mansion express abstract values.
Timing: 8 AM to 6 PM.
Lumpini Park has over the years grew into the endearing centre for outdoor leisure activities for people. It is among the popular tourist places in Bangkok.
The park is home to ever rarer indigenous flora, a forest park, and some quirky residents like the water monitor lizards. Some of the colourful recreational pursuits at the park include rowing, paddleboats, and a fun outdoor gym. On the subject of food, Lumpini Park never fails to impress with many street vendors cooking up famous Thai street food like Pad Thai etc.
Location:Thanon Rama IV, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand.
Timing: Everyday from 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Long Neck Hill Tribe Villages, Chiang Rai
The most visited tribal villages are Karen Village Akha Village and Hmong Village due to its heritage and ancient tradition. Observe elephants moving timber at elephant camps visit the villages and meet the members of the long-necked hill tribe, visit an orchid farm and the Queen Sirikit Botanic Gardens.
Location: Located among various villages between Chiang Mai and the Golden Triangle.
The Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai
The destination is the focal point of the meeting of three countries namely, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. As the Ruak River meets the Mekong River here, it forms a natural boundary between the three countries.
It is also denoted by the name Sop Ruak by the locals. It is the mainstay of the Lanna Culture and gets off point for many tourists who want to explore the markets of Burma.
Location: Chiang Rai Province.
Phrompthep Cape, Phuket
It also has a lighthouse that stores historical maritime artefacts and offers stunning views of the Andaman sea. Due to the charm, it effects on visitors coming from different parts of the world, it is a must-visit place in Thailand.
Timing: Open 24 hours.
Royal Barge Museum, Bangkok
Since the procession takes place very rarely, you have a good chance you will be able to witness the royal barges. A visit to this museum is a must if you are keen on knowing and understanding the historical aspect of the Thai culture.
Sea View Elephant Camp Nai Harn, Phuket
Besides, the scenic beauty of this place due to its perfect location is a sight to behold.
Chang Siam Park
Leave the busy city of Pattaya behind to visit Chang Siam Park. Situated inside a forest, this park is a sanctuary primarily for elephants but for other wild animals as well. It is one of the family-friendly attractions in Pattaya where you can take young kids and even toddlers.
You can spend your day amongst the huge mammals and watch them in their natural habitat. Also, you can feed them or give them a bath and go for an elephant ride. Additionally, you can hike to the waterfall in the forest or go to the adjoining petting zoo.
Location: 387 Sukhumvit Rd, Muang Pattaya, Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
Timing: Daily: 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
Thonburi City Tour
Thonburi is among the best places to visit in Thailand. This tour is the best way to explore the popular streets among other interesting things in the typical Bangkok.
Thonburi City highlights include Thonburi Canals, Wat Arun Ancient Temple, Klong Lad Mayom floating market, and much more.
Princess Mother Memorial Park
The park features an actualsize model of the house where the Princess Mother was born and lived, set amid a beautifully landscaped garden. The Princess Mother passed away in 1995, two years after the memorial park was built. Photographs from her royal cremation ceremony in 1996 are also displayed here.
Art and Culture Centre
Bangkok Art and Cultural Center is the centre of Bangkok's prospering craftsmanship scene and offers a wide scope of contemporary workmanship, plan, music, theatre and film in the city.
Located just a few meters away from National Stadium BTS, this stunning centre an array of artworks both Thai and International Specialists. Both inside and outside the building is reminiscent of the Guggenheim in New York, with its colossal white facing and winding walkways.
Bangkok Art and Culture Center gathers and shows a wide assortment of artwork including Thai and global contemporary craftsmanship. The winding staircase takes guests on a round displaying these stunning masterpieces on every floor of this 9-story building.
Also, an art workshop is routinely held in front of the building every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Location: Pathumwan Intersection, opposite MBK Center.
Timing: Everyday 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM (Closed on Mondays).
Ice Skating, Bangkok
Many operators provide the city's relentless and unique ice skating experience that combines a rink with a night club and karaoke in a freezing environment.
Timing: Varies according to the skating rink you choose.