Thailand’s Top 5 Tourist Hotspots

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Thailand’s Top 5 Tourist Hotspots

There are many compelling reasons why Thailand is a top-rated tourist destination, far too many to mention in this short article and if you have already decided on the Land of Smiles, but have yet to pinpoint your destination, this article was written with you in mind. From the stunning white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters to the amazing mountainous region in the north, Thailand has it all and in order to help you make an informed choice, here are the top 5 tourist hotspots in Thailand.

1. Phuket

This tropical paradise island is nestled on the shores of the Andaman Sea and it has always been the most popular destination for foreign tourists. Book a suite at one of the 5-star hotels near Patong Beach Phuket and you are centrally located, not far from the old town and the best nightlife is along this stretch of coastline. Visit the Big Buddha statue, a 45-metre high depiction of a seated Buddha, which is in the southern part of the island.

2. Koh Samui

A tropical island in the Gulf of Thailand, Samui island is a firm favourite with Scandinavian holidaymakers; more developed than Phuket, there are 5-star spa resorts for those who prefer 5-star luxury, while budget hotels offer great value for money. If you fancy experiencing a full-moon party, Koh Pang Gan is but a few kilometres away and their beach full moon parties are legendary.

3. Hua Hin

If you drive south from Bangkok for 3 hours, you will arrive at Hua Hin, a quiet coastal town with a stunning Royal Palace that is home to many retired expats. The beaches are clean, while Hua Hin town has evening markets that sell souvenirs so you can buy family and friends something from the Land of Smiles. Nearby attractions include Palau waterfalls, where you can bathe in pools of clear water. Click here for how to find the best wellness resorts in Thailand.

4. Pattaya

Located on the Eastern seaboard, Pattaya is in Chonburi province and it is a very popular destination for foreign tourists, with great hotels and pool villas for rent. Attractions include Nong Nuch Gardens and the Sanctuary of Truth, a beautiful building made from timber. While in Pattaya, take a boat to Koh Samet, a tranquil island that is underdeveloped and ideal for those who crave seclusion. Indeed, Samet Island is a favourite with Bangkokian Thais, due to its close proximity.

5. Chiang Mai

The gateway to the Golden Triangle, the ancient city of Chiang Mai has long been the capital of the north and with a unique culture not seen in other parts of the country, many would say that Chiang Mai is a tranquil place to relax.

Check out the Tourism Authority of Thailand website for up-to-date information on all regions of the Royal Kingdom of Thailand. We are sure that you will have the time of your life holidaying in such a tropical paradise and this will be the first of many vacations in this amazing land!

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