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Needless to say, when planning your trip to Thailand you will not be short of idea’s!

We have made a list the best places to see when visiting the ultimate country of smiles. Our top 10 things that make Thailand the top tourist holiday and an extremely popular travelling destination for backpackers.

Are you ready for an experience of a life time where you will come across: mouth-watering cuisine, breath taking cultural Wat’s, divine golden sand beaches, aqua blue crystal clear waters, sky scraping rooftop bars up in the stars, shop until you drop, unique exquisite wildlife and energetic cheeky monkey, picturesque refreshing waterfalls to jump into, deep sea plunge and scuba diving in the coral reefs with vibrant fish and elegant turtles, feeding an elephant in its natural habitat of a wonderful tropical rainforest, sailing into the sunset on a jet ski with the waves crashing around you and read your new book with a beer after a day of sightseeing! Wake up and repeat!

At Number 1 on our list of best places to visit we have:

The Ultimate Temple: The Grand Palace!

The Grand Palace in Bangkok

Photo by travelmania

Address: Na Phra Lan Road, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, 10200, Thailand
Coordinates: 13.750051, 100.491256
Located in Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok; The Grand Palace is one of the most visited and most remembered landmarks in Thailand. It was built in 1782 and you will not believe your eyes when you see the detail on this phenomenal structure! Home to the Thai King for 150 years, it is now used for important ceremonial occasions.

Open daily from 8.30am-3.30pm with a strict dress code which does apply when visiting most temples in Thailand as they are a sacred place. Women are required to cover themselves with long sleeved tops and long trousers or skirt. No sandals without ankle or heel straps, sweatshirts or pants and at present you are also requested to wear black or white cloth to respect the passing of Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadei.

Number 2

The Ultimate Paradise on earth: Phi Phi Island

Phi Phi Island landscape

Photo by Acpid2016

Coordinates: 7.741935, 98.777192
Koh Phi Phi Island is a world famous beach known for Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie The Beach having been filmed on Maya Bay. Swoon! It also has Monkey Beach where you will come face-to-face with these hilarious cheeky creatures who will happily pinch your lunch off you in a split second!

Another beautiful spot is Long Beach which is perfect for watching the sunset! Pure bliss and a must when visiting Thailand!

To visit the island you must take a boat or ferry, which is an adventure in itself!

Sailing across the beautiful aqua sea, white waves crashing, crisp wind blowing in your hair and the warming orange sun beaming down on you! Boats leave from Krabi, Phuket or Koh Lanta at regular hours throughout the day.

Number 3

A National Park like no other: Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai National Park

Photo by exploya

Address: Hin Tung, Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Накхон Найок 26000, Thailand
Coordinates: 14.439185, 101.372463
Khoa Yai National Park is undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest and most visited national parks! Covering 2168 sq km of breath-taking monsoon rainforest and offering many group tours and elephant camps allowing you to spend a day or more with the exquisite elephants! Trekking through the green wondrous jungle, bathing them in their natural habitat and giving them a morning feed!

If that’s not enough you will also see graceful exotic birds of prey, mischievous monkeys, plenty of other colourful, tropical wildlife and the bluest crisp waterfall! The park is open 8am-6.30pm daily and will be an experience you will remember for life!

Number 4

The Party of your Life: The Full Moon Beach Party

Full Moon Party at Had Rin Beach

Photo by Pintrest

Address: Haad Rin Beach, Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand
This Infamous beach party is located at Koh Pha Ngan and goes on from sunset to sunrise! Dance the night away, meet like-minded individuals from all over the globe, prepare to be in awe at the phenomenal fire dancers, sip your favourite cocktail from the famous beach buckets, cover yourself in neon paint and prepare to have a night you will never forget!

The full moon party falls on the evening each month of the full moon so check the website for dates before planning your trip! http://www.fullmoonparty-thailand.com/schedules.html

Number 5

The Most Amazing Natural Beauty: Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden

6. Nong Nooch Botanical Garden

Photo by Oriental Escape

Address: Na Jomtien 6 Tambon Na Chom Thian, Amphoe Sattahip, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20250, Thailand
Coordinates: 12.764619, 100.934631
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Gardens are located in Na Chom Thain and are a jaw-dropping 500-acre botanical garden of glowing green purity! These glorious gardens have a number of themed gardens and also offer elephant rides as well as a mouth-watering eatery. They are open daily 8am- 6pm.

Number 6

A Temple with a difference: Wat Rong Khun

Wat Rong Khun, or white temple

Photo by gapyeartravelstore

Address: 1208, Tambon Pa O Don Chai, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, Chang Wat Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand
Coordinates: 19.824283, 99.763102
The White Temple is located in Chiang Rai is a jaw dropping, picturesque temple. It is white to represent purity and embody the sacredness of temples; filled with Buddhist symbols and culture. The temple requires you to only enter through the front via a narrow bridge surrounded by upturned hands which represent the suffering souls in hell.

Open daily from 8am -6pm and again as it is a sacred temple you will be required to follow the rules of: No revealing clothes, removing shoes before entering and no photography inside the temple. It is truly stunning and one not to be missed!

Number 7

Adventure as well as culture: The Tiger Cave Temple

Golden Buddha inside Tiger Cave

Golden Buddha, Tiger Cave Photo by KatieVictoriaHulland

the Tiger Cave Temple 1237 step climb

View on the 1237 step climb Photo by KatieVictoriaHulland

Address: Krabi Noi, Mueang Krabi District, 81000, Thailand
Coordinates: 8.125193, 98.924537
The Tiger Cave Temple also known as Wat Tham Suea found it’s name from the tiger paw prints inside the cave itself. It is a Buddhist temple northeast of Krabi and is one of the most sacred in the province. It also is home to a strenuous flight of 1237 stairs and a gigantic Buddha; the climb is not for the faint hearted but you will reap the rewards all the way to the top with breath taking views for miles and miles! Be sure to take the biggest bottle of water!

Golden Buddha at the top of the summit

Golden Buddha at the top of the summit Photo by OrientalEscape

Number 8

Glorious Green Wonder: Pai

small town Pai in the northern Thailand

Photo by Nomadasaurus

Address: Thung Yao, Pai District, Mae Hong Son, Thailand
Coordinates: 19.304679, 98.452903
Pai is full of breath-taking landscapes and is located in Northern Thailand; near the Burmese border where you will find natural beauty like no other. It’s mountainous jungle terrains are calling all tourists and backpackers and is becoming ever more popular destination! Pai is a place like no other and is known as a famous mecca!

Overflowing with Thai cuisine, night market, temples, waterfalls, the amazing Pai Canyon and all the good vibes you can get your hands on. It has a tiny town centre that exudes with cheerfulness and pure relaxation. A gorgeous place not to be missed!

Number 9

Become a Scuba Diving Expert: Koh Tao

beatiful underwater world

Coordinates: 10.096333, 99.840725
Koh Tao is every adventurer’s perfect paradise! It has world famous dive schools, a coral reef that is highly renowned and is up and coming for yoga and hiking! It is located on the Gulf of Thailand and has a vibrant coastline ready for you to explore!

Some of it’s top attractions include: John-Suwan Viewpoint, Sai Ri Beach, Sai Nuan Beach, Scuba Diving Padi training camps, Coco Bar, Fishbowl Beach Bar and Lotus Bar for Nightlife. The Island is overflowing with water sports including kayaking, jet skiing, parasailing, paddleboarding and banana boating!

Number 10

Mini Maldieves: Koh Lipe

This little island is as far south of Thailand as you can go and is world famous for it’s beautiful white sand beaches, crystal clear waters and beaming hot sunshine. With its abundance of luxury and budget hotels there is something for every traveller! Offering blissful relaxation treatments from coconut massages, frangipani facials to chocolate sea salt body scrubs, classy bars, restaurants and cafes and so much water adventures to be had! This place is pure paradise!

koh lipe beach

Coordinates: 6.488600, 99.304832
With so many amazing places to see; Thailand is becoming a top tourist destination for honeymooner’s, travellers, couples and families and this is just a snippet of what it has to offer! This list is just some of the main things holiday makers and tourists do when visiting! There is so much more this country can offer you! Are you ready for the trip of a lifetime?

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