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The land of smiles
Thailand is such a vast country with so many places to visit. Whether you are planning to stay in one place or travel across the country, below you will find some of the more popular destinations. Click on the links for a quick taste of what each has to offer.

We have been lucky enough to have visited most of the places listed and each one has left a lasting impression and some wonderful memories.

Popular places to visit in Thailand

koh samui
Koh Samui is the third largest island in the Kingdom of Thailand. It is located in the Surat Thani province and lies more than 500 km south of Bangkok. The tropical island, roughly circular in shape, is situated in the Gulf of Thailand. It has an international airport and can be reached within an hours flight from Bangkok. Samui has everything to offer, from beautiful beaches to an untouched jungles and a wonderful assortment of night life.
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hua hin
Hua Hin
is a famous beach resort town in the northern Malay Peninsula of Thailand. The town is 200 km south of the capital city Bangkok and lies on the western coast of the Gulf of Thailand. Around a 2-3 hours drive from Bangkok by car, bus or train, Hua hin has some beautiful (some rocky) beaches lined with palm trees. Thailand’s royal family were the first to put Hua Hin on the Map as the original beach destination in Thailand. Famous for it's beach and temple (Wat Huay Mongkol) and night market.
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ayutthayaAyutthaya is an ancient, yet modern, city on an island in the Central Plains of Thailand. It is the capital city of the Ayutthaya province and is around 90 km from Bangkok. It lies at the junction of the Chao Phraya, Lopburi and Pa Sak Rivers. The main interest for people are the ruins which offer a glimpse of old Ayutthaya, which was once the prosperous and majestic capital of Thailand.
Click here for pictures and location khao lakKhao Lak a resort beach in Takua Pa district, is located in Thailand. It lies in the Phang Nga province and is a popular departure point for scuba-diving trips. The region has a total population of around 5,000 inhabitants. The resort is ocated about 100 km north of Phuket and is one of the most tranquil beach destinations in Thailand. Khoa Lak is famous for it's pristine reefs making it one of the most popular diving destinations in the world.
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Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai
is the second largest and one of the most significant cities in Thailand. Located on the Ping River, it is also the capital of the Chiang Mai Province. Home to a population of about 170,000 inhabitants, Chiang Mai is regarded as one of the premiere destinations in Asia owing to its mix of modern and traditional charm. It is a vibrant and modern city with a great diversity of things to do.
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kho phi phiKoh Phi Phi Islands known as the ‘Jewels of the Andaman Sea’, are a tiny group of islands located between the large island of Phuket and the western coast of mainland South Thailand. The islands, home to around 2,000 people, are divided into two parts: Phi Phi Don (the larger group and the principal of the two) and the smaller Phi Phi Leh; together they comprise the Phi Phi National Marine Park and form an extension of the mainland Krabi province.
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rayongRayong is a scenic city in Thailand and the capital of the Rayong Province. Located close to the Gulf of Thailand, Rayong is a major agricultural and industrial centre of the country. Home to a population of about 54,000, the city is also a favoured tourist destination.The surrounding area is famous for the quality of their fruit such as pineapple and durian. The city hosts a fruit fair each year in May.
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pattayaPattaya An internationally well-known seaside resort, Pattaya is located approximately 170 km southeast of Bangkok on the east coast off the Gulf of Thailand. The town stretches over 15 kilometres along the coast. With a population of more than 96,000, it is a melting pot of different nationalities. Every year it welcomes more than 5 million visitors. Pattaya town has a very lively nightlife scene and is famous the world over for it's hospitality.
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krabiKrabi a charming town situated at the border of the Krabi River is the capital of the Krabi Province. The town, home to a population of about 25,000 residents, boasts of some beautiful mainland beaches and seaside cliffs. A natural scenic beauty, Krabi has one of the best beaches and bays in Southeast Asia. Hightlights are the limestone cliffs, beautiful beaches, refreshing waterfalls, breathtaking sea caves and amazing marine life.
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ko phanganKoh Phangan an island in the southern Gulf of Thailand, is known all over the globe for its famous Full Moon Parties which can attract up to 20,000 party seekers each month. Located in the northern part of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan is more popularly known as the ‘Paradise Island of the Kings’. The island has a total population of around 12,000 inhabitants.
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phuketPhuket is commonly referred to as the ‘Pearl of South’ and is the largest island in Thailand. Phuket offers numourous white sandy beachesincluding Kata Beach with its spectacular tropical scenery and Nai Yang Beach, the wonderful rainforest of Khao Phra Thaeo National Park and the mud flats and mangrove swamps of Koh Siray. Phuket offers something for everyone, which explains why it is the most popular destination in Thailand.
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koh changKoh Chang is Thailand's second-largest island, located in the Gulf of Thailand. Koh Chang's beaches and rainforests are its biggest attraction and much of the island is national parkland. The island is a popular destination for to divers and trekers. Koh Chang is an island of fishing villages and has some wonderful fresh seafood restaurants with some of the best dining in Thailand. All over the island you will find restaurants along the beachfront with amazing views of island's stunning coastline.
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bangkokBangkok or Krung Thep which translated means the City of Angels was built 228 years ago. Bangkok has a population of approximately 11 million people (unofficial estimates are a lot higher) and it is considered one of the biggest cities in the world. It is one of Asia's most cosmopolitan cities with amazing temples and palaces, busy markets and a wealth of shopping and a vibrant nightlife that has something for everyone. One of the main attractions in Bangkok is the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew Temple.
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udonthani
Udon Thani is in the NE of Thailand in the region known as Isaan. The weather in Udon Thani year round is much more pleasant than Bangkok. The humidity in Udon Thani is also much lower than in Bangkok and the temperature is usually one or two degrees cooler than in Bangkok with the evenings very pleasant all the year round. There is one very large four story shopping complex in the center of the city . There is also a popular night market and Udon Thani has a train station. One of the more popular places to live for british expats.
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undonratchadthani
Ubon Ratchathani is a famous Buddhist pilgrimage center. Ratchathani Province is an ancient and wonderful province known for its historical temples as well as the splendid beauty of nature, located in the north eastern part of Thailand. It is a nature’s paradise with long mountain ranges bordering the province. Some of the major rivers of Thailand namely Chee River, Moon River, Lum Saybok River, Lum Domeyai River and Lum Domenoi River flow through the region.
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lampang
Lampang is a historal town which dates back to the 7th-century, when it played an integral role in the Lanna Kingdom. Today, it’s a typical mid-sized Thai town has sprawling, congested streets that are full of activity all day. The riverside is a peaceful contrast, especially as dusk falls. Because Lampang is within easy range of several important sights which makes it a convenient stop off on the way to or from Chiang Mai. Ancient architectures and temples provide a charming atmosphere to the province.
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phitsanulok
Phitsanulok is a historic city about halfway between Bangkok and Chiang Mai. It has a population of around 80,000. A city rich in historical, cultural and natural attractions, Phitsanulok is some 377 kilometres from Bangkok. The airport provides a good route into the lower north Thailand. Phitsanulok, also called Song Kwae City, is a historical region on the banks of Meanam Nan river. Here you will find the Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat Woramahawihan, also known among locals as “Wat Yai” which is considered as one the most beautiful and revered Buddhist monasteries in the entire country.
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Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai was founded in 1262 and has a very impressive history. It has a very diverse collection of temples, art, language, cuisine and music. In contrast to Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai has limited nightlife, entertainment and shopping which is all concentrated around the Clock Tower area. The cityhas its own Night Bazaar, Saturday Walking Street and Jazz Festival. Hire a boat and you will fully appreciate the beauty of the Mae Kok river which runs through the City.
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BankhokBankhok is in the North of Thailand in Uttaratid. A small market town with it's own school, police station and hospital. The majority of the residents are famers, but there are plenty of facilities available to visitors including a bank and a post office and internet cafe's. There is the beautiful, recently built Bankhok Wat in the centre of town which attracts a lot of local attention. The area around Bankhok is filled with rubber trees, corn farms and rice fields. There is a daily food market selling the freshest foods from local farmers. Amazing waterfalls and picturesque mountain views are just a short drive away.
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