Thailand is literally a tropical paradise. It offers countless interesting natural and historical beauties. Not only lovers of classic “lazy on the beach” holidays, but mostly nomads with a camera around their necks will enjoy life around here. There are really so many things to discover.
The most beautiful beaches in Thailand
Thailand is literally a paradise for lovers of romantic beaches with white sand and crystal clear water. Southern Thailand, both the mainland and all kinds of islands, can be proud of the biggest attractions. Thailand has a total of 1430 islands and that would not be. Many beaches here are among the most beautiful in the world.
This beach is located in an area called Phuket. It is named after the town that surrounds the entire beach. Hotels are located behind the road, so the beach is at least noisy.
The beach is divided into Karon Noi and Karon Yai. With its cliffs, it offers incredible experiences for snorkeling enthusiasts.
This beach is located in the province of Krabi. It can only be reached by boat from the seaside town of Ao Nang. It is located between a huge rock formation, between which you can get from one beautiful beach to another. This beach is not crowded with people even in the peak season, so you can fully enjoy its fresh atmosphere. You can rent a kayak and just walk among the rocks or go to the smaller beaches around. Railey Beach is divided into eastern and western parts. In the west, you can watch one of the most beautiful sunsets in Thailand.
Jomtien Beach can be found approximately 160 km from Bangkok in Chonburi Province. The famous Pattaya beach is nearby. Jomtien went through a construction boom in a few years. There are many skyscrapers, hotels, bars and restaurants in the area. The beach is known for its sports activities. You can rent water skis, scooters, go sailing or dive.
Kata beach is located in the western province of Phuket. The long sandy beach is lined with tall palm trees. Although it is a famous beach, it is not very crowded. Lovers of water sports will also enjoy themselves here.
Tips for trips
Thailand offers tourists endless possibilities of exploration. From national parks, Buddhist buildings, sports of all kinds, to beaches or isolated archipelagos. Everyone will find a piece of their paradise here.
Phang Nga Bay
Phang Nga Bay is one of the most visited places in Thailand. It is easily accessible from Krabi and Phuket. They sail several cruises a day. Tourists are already banned from entering a large number of islands. Their influence harmed the local protected vegetation. The bay is characterized by limestone rocks and cliffs, picturesque islands and mangrove forests. One of the famous islands is James Bond Island, called Ko Tapu. A twenty-meter-high rock standing in the bay played in the Bond film A Man with a Golden Gun. However, the entry has also been prohibited since 1998.
Phi Phi Archipelago
Until 2000, the almost unfamous area is now overflowing with tourists. Visibility with the film The Beach with Leonard Di Capri in the lead role made Phi Phi one of the most visited areas in Thailand. Despite the ever-increasing influx of tourists, there is no doubt that this is one of the most beautiful views in Thailand. The water here is amazing clear and the green vegetation on the rocky island catches everyone’s eyes.
The River Kwai flows through western Thailand and is famous for its legendary bridge built across the river. During World War II, a railway to Burma was built and is now called the “death railway”, because it lost lives during its construction almost 100,000 people.
The river is also adapted to tourism. It is possible to go downhill on rafts and or sleep in floating hotels. There is a lot along its length remarkable places, including waterfalls, caves, etc.
Ang Thong National Park
National parks are a great choice to discover what Thailand has to offer and enjoy a holiday without the crowds of tourists. One of the beautiful national parks is Ang Thong, which lies near the tourist island of Koh Samui and Ko Pha Ngan. Despite the fact that there are a lot of trips here every day, you can find a place where there are fewer tourists. A great option is to stay in camps directly in the park and rent a kayak for your own exploration.
The main islands are not far from each other. During the kayak ride, we have rocks, deserted beaches and all kinds of vegetation, an incredible feast for the eyes.
Chiang Rai Temple
The White Temple, named Wat Rong Khun, is a major attraction near Chiang Rai. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions in northern Thailand. If you expect it to be hundreds of years old historic buildings, you will be surprised. The temple was built in 1997. Its white color symbolizes the Buddha’s purity, and the embedded mirrors, on the contrary, wisdom.
If you come here on your way, be sure to use the public toilets, which are the only ones in the world made of gold.
Chiang Mai City
Chiang Mai is located in the north of Thailand and is the second largest after Bangkok. It is located about 700 km from the capital. It is a tourist and economic center, which, with its almost 250,000 inhabitants, has retained the characteristics of the countryside.
Tourists use the city as a base for visiting nearby attractions. In the vicinity, we can visit about 300 Buddhist temples, ride through the jungle of elephants, visit orchid farms or snake and butterfly farms, or climb the highest mountain in Thailand Doi Inthanon with a height of 2,554 m.
A visit to the city itself is recommended in November when the Loy Krathong festival takes place, during which people release thousands of lanterns of fortune.