Pai is a small town surrounded by mountains in the north of Thailand. This place is unique in its kind with low humidity and cool weather, low prices, and quiet atmosphere. It is very popular among backpackers.
#9 Koh Tao
The name of this island literally translates as Turtle Island. It is one of the most relaxed destinations in the country. The island attracts divers and those who want to enjoy the tranquility.
#8 Chiang Rai
During the day, all tourists go on day trips to visit the towns nearby. But at night, it lightens up with neon lights and restaurants start working.
It is located 50 km away from the capital and considered one of the most scenic cities in the world. Here, you can visit the ruins of the ancient site that are protected by UNESCO. Tourists have an opportunity to get a glance into the former beauty and grandeur.
#6 Grand Palace
This is one of the most important and most visited sites of the capital. Today, the palace is used only for special ceremonies. If you’re not planning to spend a lot of time in Bangkok, make sure you visit the Palace.
#5 Koh Phi Phi
This place was once discovered by backpackers. Unfortunately, today this is no longer the pristine paradise, but it is still worth the visit. Sandy beaches, clear water, and calm bays are great for snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming. You can expect to see turtles, leopard sharks, sea horses, and many other representatives of underwater life.
#4 Khao Yai National Park
In this national park, you can see elephants in their natural environment. You can even spend some time with the elephants, helping to feed and wash them. It is possible to camp in the park, if a one-day stay is not enough, and enjoy the sunrise above the scenic landscape.
#3 Koh Mak
It is one of the last authentic places in the country. It is home to numerous temples, palm trees, and a tree fishing village. Even though there are a few restaurants and resorts here this destination is mostly untouched, which makes it one of the secret places of the country.
It is one of the oldest settlements in the country. Here, you will find many historic buildings and markets. Visit the town to get a look into Thai lifestyle and culture.
#1 Railay Beach
This place offers not only one of the best beaches but also some rock-climbing activities. No matter whether you are a professional or a novice, try to climb the limestone cliffs.