Thailand can be divided into three main regions for visitors: Bangkok in the Central Plains is a gateway; Northern Thailand is for elephants and culture; and the great beaches are in the south. A cultural trip in Thailand, you must head to the north of the country like Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Pai, Sukhothai and Ayutthaya, etc. For a natural and adventure tour, Chiang Mai again is a very good choice. The islands in the south are amazing, the beautiful beaches, stunning sunsets and the fantastic landscapes. It says that there is not a trip can be completed without spending some time in the islands.
Bangkok and the nearby areas
The gateway for visitor to come to the country and also the place for delicious Thai food, historical culture and local life experience. You can click here and lean more about ultimate Bangkok travel guide - when, where to stay, cost & things to do.
When you are in Bangkok, never miss visiting temples like the Grand Palace, Wat Pkaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), and the Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn). You must try the local food in China Town, check out the famous floating market and experience the city’s transportation system as BTS sky train, tuk-tuk and ferries. Take day tours to Ayutthaya and River Kwai in Kanchanaburi are definitely valuable.
It is a hidden archaeological gem, brimming with Buddhist temples, monasteries and ancient statues of monumental proportions. It is only a two-hour train ride north of Bangkok. It is a place to enjoy culture and the ancient temple ruins. Read more: Travelling to Ayutthaya for the first time.
If are interested in the culture in Bangkok, Ayutthaya and more cities in the central Thailand, then here are the guides for you: Traveling to central Thailand for the first time.
The northern capital of Thailand and it is a favorite for lots of visitors. The rugged mountains, wildlife, lush rainforests and minorities in the mountain tribes are deeply attracting travelers. Delicious food, outdoor markets, Lanna culture, and cheap Thai massage/Thai SPA are the great reasons to attract visitor to Chiang Mai. Activities in Doi Suthep-Pui National Park and Doi Inthanon National Park, getting close to elephant in Elephant Nature Park, attending cooking classes will make your trip to Chiang Mai unforgettable. Read more: Best guides for traveling to Chiang Mai for the first time.
It is an ideal extension for your visit to Chiang Mai. Take a day trip to Chiang Rai to visit the White Temple (Wat Rong Khun) and Black House (Baan Dam Museum), Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden, Doi Mae Salong near the border with Myanmar and trekking in the hills are quick popular. More on: Travelling to Chiang Rai for the first time.
Located to the north of Chiang Mai and surrounded by green hills, it takes about 4 hours by car to go to Pai from Chiang Mai. Pai has turned to a major tourist destination from a quiet small town, “hippie” village in recent years. Pai has her charm of organic farms, food, surprisingly good nightlife. Yoga, holistic and healthy workshops are also great reasons for you to visit. More on: Traveling to Pai for the first time.
The northern Thailand is prepared for nature and adverture lovers! Read for more information: Traveling to northern Thailand for the first time.
The Thai Islands
No Thailand vacation can be completed without visiting at least one of the wonderful islands. Phuket is the busiest island on the western coast while Ko Samui, Ko Tao and Ko Pha-Ngan in eastern coast are very famous. First time travelling to Phuket? Here are the most completed Phuket guides for You. Or if you want to deep explore southern Thailand, read this: Traveling to southern Thailand for the first time.