Chiang Mai is one of the largest cities in Thailand. The Golden Temples of Wat Doi Suthep at the Doi Suthep Pui National Park is located 9 to 10 miles away from the city. If you wish to taste the Thai culture then you should definitely visit the Isaan province.
Places to visit in Thailand
The whimsical Floating Market of Thailand is also a famous tourist attraction. You should not miss a visit to Local Festivals, Floating Markets, Elephant Experience, Island Hopping, Martial Arts, Beaches, and The Golden Triangle. Some Islands like Koh Samet, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Samui, and Koh Tao offer you an underwater view of turtles, rays, and snappers.
Ubon Ratchathani towards the East is a historical place where you can learn about Thai culture & Buddhist. Hua Hin region in the west is famous for resorts where you can relax and rejuvenate. Tourists are also provided Visa-on-arrival in Thailand at Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and it is also known as the city that never sleeps. Bangkok is the melting pot of culture and faiths. Places like Wat Pho, Wat Phra Kaew, Grand Palace demonstrate the rich history of the city. Art in Paradise Museum and Sea Life Ocean World park is also worth watching.
Bangkok is famous for nightlife which goes around rooftops and go-go bars, impressive nightclubs, neon light signs, and cheap drinks.
It also comprises of cabaret shows, dance exhibitions, muay Thai, and cultural walking tours. The tall skyscrapers here stand in correspondence with the monasteries and temples. The malls and the shopping centers in the city are always in competition with the markets and the street bazaars. Cuisines of Thai and others from around the world are well displayed on the streets and rooftop restaurants. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is the entryway to Bangkok as it handles all international flights to and fro.
Accommodation in Bangkok is convenient as there are many hotels, luxury, and economical. They have also popped up with homestays and dormitories over the years. Unlike other parts of Thailand nightlife in Bangkok is quite amazing and different. It has developed over the years with rooftop bars, cocktail bars, and nightclubs.
It also offers a disco, go-go bars, massage parlor, beer bars, pubs, etc. Bangkok is a blessing for shopaholics as it has various shopping options from posh malls to markets offering clothes at the cheapest rate. You can buy anything like trendy clothes, handicrafts, jewelry, etc. The famous shopping places in the city include Ratchada Night Market, Pratunam Market, Siam Paragon, Patpong Night market, MBK Center, Chatuchak Weekend Market, etc.
You can exchange your currency at banks which is open from Monday to Friday, airport, Forex counters at a displayed rate. You can also exchange it at hotels but the rate is poor at hotels. Central Thai is the language used. People also communicate in Southern Thai and English. English is widely used in tourist places.
The religion followed in Bangkok is Buddhism as 94 – 95% population is Buddhist. The food in Bangkok is scrumptious and mouth-watering whether you have on streets or the best dine restaurants. Kaho Phat, Tom Yum Goong, Som Tum, Tom Kha Kai, Pad Thai, etc. are some of the famous dishes in Bangkok.
Pattaya is a city in the Gulf of Thailand and also known as a Party hub. The island and the beaches have many activities to offer like snorkeling, watersports, restaurants, cafes, etc. Pattaya is also famous for its nightlife which is loud and impressive.
The nightlife of Pattaya also involves Cabret shows such as Alcazar Show and Tiffany’s cabaret show which is quite famous. Most of the tourists come to Pattaya via train, bus or cab as it is just 2 hours drive distance from Bangkok.
Pattaya can always make you fall in love with its breathtaking natural beauty, peaceful beaches, oscillating palm groves, blue sky, etc. AO Pattaya is a famous island for adventure enthusiasts and party lovers. The city offers a variety of tourist attractions like theme parks, zoos, botanical gardens, temples, lighted streets on the night, water sports activities, etc.
The North, South, and Central zone are the three different zones of Pattaya, and each zone has something different to offer to the tourists. Pattaya is truly a blessing for all nature lovers as it is sprinkled with nature in every nook and corner.
Pattaya is very well known for its nightlife. South and Central Pattaya are the hubs that offer endless joy through pubs, bars, beer cafes, discotheques, restaurants, and go-go bars, live music, and drinks served along the Pattaya beach. Between 6.00 PM to 2.00 PM the streets are closed for vehicles and being legal closing time.
Pattaya is a heaven for shopaholics. There are many things to choose from the malls, the floating market, and the bazaar. You can buy things like handicrafts, silks, plants, jewelry, footwear, clothes, etc. Pattaya is famous for its gemstones. You also have an option of money exchange at many tourist places apart from banks and airports.
Banks are generally working from Monday to Friday from 09.30 AM to 3.30 PM. Buddhism is the religion followed in Pattaya. Apart from Thai cuisine, you will also get to taste Asian, continental, and other food.
Koh Samui is the second largest island in Thailand and it is situated in the Gulf of Thailand. This city is famous for its luxury resorts, posh spas, coconut grooves, palm-fringed beaches, dense mountains. The Golden Big Buddha statue at Wat Phra Yai Temple is 12m tall and situated on a small island connected to Koh Samui.
The towns around the Chaweng and Lamai beach are island party lovers surrounded by go-go bars, pubs, and nightclubs. Chaweng and Lamai are famous beaches having lounge chairs, vendors, etc. on the east coast.
On the north side lies a village called Bo Phut. This village offers cafes, boutique hotels, stylish restaurants, and a night market selling street foods, souvenirs, and clothing. Nearby to this village is tranquil Maenam Beach and to the west coast lies the old capital Nathon. The nightlife in Samui is as good as your daytime.
To enjoy your nightlife you should not miss the places like Si Green Mango in Chaweng and tranquil beach bar in Maenam, Coco tams, Ark Bar, etc. There are many shopping opportunities for shopaholics as there are minimarts all around the island, supermarkets around the ring road and night markets, etc. Sami meets the taste of each and every individual. The restaurants serve the best, delicious and finger-licking seafood. These three restaurants are must-try restaurants when in Samui Tree Tops, The Boudoir Koh Samui, and Kob Thai restaurant.