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Best places to visit in Thailand

Thailand is a country offering multiple different aspects. A very popular tourist destination, the country attracts visitors as much for its cultural riches as for its magnificent scenery and white sandy beaches.

Thailand actually has a great deal to offer the curious traveller, with Its capital, in particular, offering a wonderful cross-sample of what you can expect to find in the country. Bangkok is a city that simply buzzes with noise and vitality. Food stalls in the streets, trendy spots in which to party or go shopping, and not forgetting the temples, or the markets extending for kilometres – there really is something to suit every taste.

Continue on to the South and in 90 minutes you will find yourself at the beach. History buffs will probably prefer to take the road north to Ayutthaya and its temple, with all its many Buddhas. And heading further north still, Chiang Mai, the thick jungle and the area's preserved local traditions, in particular, are sure to delight lovers of tranquillity, good food and hiking.

Moving on to the southeast, fans of wide open spaces are sure to be captivated by Phang Nga Bay and its gorgeous aquatic landscapes. Phuket and Krabi, which lie in the surrounding area, are ideal destinations for fans of beaches and partying to spend some time at. And out in the Gulf of Thailand, the islands of Ko Tao,Ko Pha Ngan and Ko Samui serve as great destinations for both novice and experienced divers and anyone simply looking to enjoy the country's most beautiful beaches.

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The cave and mountains of Chiang Dao, located 80 kilometers north of Chiang Mai in the middle of the Golden Triangle, make it a wonderful off-the-beaten-track place to visit and explore!
An island to the Southwest of Thailand, Ko Phi Phi is one of the leading destinations for tourists coming to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Thailand.
Not far from Sukhothai, Phitsanulok is a provincial town which can serve as a stopping off point in the region. Its temples and town center are a nice destination.
Hua Hin (Thailand)
Hua Hin
One of Thailand's oldest seaside resorts and a world of contrasts.
Lopburi (Thailand)
Situated in the central region of Thailand, the city of Lopburi is a nice stopping place for anyone travelling between Bangkok and Chiang Mai.
Wiang Chai is a small city a few miles east of Chiang Rai and is a major staging post for visits to the Golden Triangle.
Chaling Bay is a huge bay south of the main town on the island of Phuket.
Situated on the Thai border, Chiang Khong is essentially just a stopping off point for travelers who are going to Laos (or vice versa).
Near to the border with Laos, the village of Dan Sai is in the unrecognised part of Thailand.
Doi Tung is a mountain in the north of Thailand, in the country's Golden Triangle region. It is the site of both a temple and a former royal villa.
Huay Kub Kab is a village located at the top of Thailand's green mountains.
A seaside resort to enjoy comfort and rest.
Khon Kaen is on a cross roads and is a practical stopover if you want to break up your train or bus journey. Apart from its museum and lake, there's not much to see here.
Korat (Thailand)
When in Thailand, a visit to the Isan region is like going on an adventure off the beaten track, and Korat is a good place from which to set out on that adventure. 
Lampang is a small historical town around 100 kilometers to the southwest of Chiang Mai. 
Jomtien beach is a popular destination for many expatriates, regarded as the most beautiful beach in Pattaya.
Trang (Thailand)
Capital of the province that bears its name, Trang is not a must see in itself, but, with a bit of effort, can be fun.
Ubon Ratchathani is the capital of the most easterly province of Thailand, in the region of Isan. The province of the same name has numerous national parks and unbelievable scenery.
This refugee camp is located between the border of Burma and Thailand.
Cha-am (Thailand)
Cha Am is a beach resort only 2hrs from Bangkok, close to the popular destination of Hua Hin.
Damnoen Saduak is a floating market that unfortunately has become too touristy and is no longer authentic.
Huai Khrai is a small town of a little more than 7,000 souls to the north of Chiang Rai, on the road to the frontier with Myanmar, right in the middle of the Golden Triangle.
Mae Chan is a small town on the border with Myanmar in the north of Thailand, midway between Chiang Rai and Mae Sai. It is one of the places you pass through when touring the Golden Triangle region.
Chiang Mai, the province of northern Thailand, is home to the small village of Mae Malai.
Mae Sai is a small town located in the north of Thailand, in the country's mountainous region.
Nakhon Ratchasima is a stopover for the day. It's not hugely interesting but is on a crossroads where the rail and road networks meet.
Pattaya is a tourist destination visited by expats and foreigners. Located on the east coast, around 100 km from Bangkok, it's a city that doesn't seem to live up to its reputation.
Located facing the Gulf of Thailand, Surat Thani serves as the port of departure for those traveling to Ko Pha Ngan and Ko Samui.

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