Travelers planning a trip to Thailand can choose from a wide variety of wonderful travel destinations. There are many beautiful Thai islands from which to choose as well as other types of travel destinations like Bangkok and Chiang Mai.

Tourists can choose to visit northern Thailand, which has beautiful mountains, magnificent flora and fauna and unique hill tribes. Those travelers who prefer a nice relaxing beach holiday can choose to stay at one of the popular Thai travel destinations like Phuket, Pattaya, Hua Hin or Koh Samui.

Thailand has something to offer all travelers, which is why Thailand is the ideal tourist destination. If you need help deciding where in Thailand to spend your vacation, be sure to consider the following 5 most popular travel destinations in Thailand.


Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and almost all travelers going to Thailand will pass through this popular Thai travel destination. Although Bangkok has a bad reputation due to the bad traffic problems and air pollution, Bangkok is definitely a destination where any traveler should spend a few days during their vacation in Thailand. Bangkok has many amazing attractions such as beautiful Buddhist temples, a number of spectacular shopping malls and unique activities such as the floating market.


One of the most visited travel destinations in Thailand is Phuket. This popular island is actually the largest island in Thailand and Phuket has many attractions to offer its visitors. The beaches of Phuket are among the most beautiful beaches in Thailand and there are lots of excellent Phuket seaside resorts for travelers to choose from. Many travelers choose to visit Phuket on vacation because of the world famous Phuket nightlife and the many amazing Phuket bars. Other popular tourist attractions on Phuket include the Phuket Fantasea Show, Simon Cabaret Show and of course a number of world class golf courses. A variety of airlines offer several flights a day from one of Bangkok airports to Phuket International Airport.


Pattaya is the seaside resort area closest to Bangkok, which is why many local Bangkok residents visit Pattaya on the weekends. The beach at Pattaya is actually not very impressive compared to the beaches found on Phuket or Samui, but the beach is not the primary reason why Pattaya is one of the most popular destinations in Thailand. The biggest attraction for many visitors is actually the lively nightlife found in Pattaya. There are thousands of beer bars and other kinds of nightlife in Pattaya where tourists can mingle with the lovely Thai girls working in these companies. The fastest way to reach Pattaya from Bangkok is by car. A taxi from Bangkok to Pattaya costs you around 1200 THB.


Samui is a beautiful tropical island off the east coast of Thailand. The beaches on Samui are even more beautiful than those found on Phuket. The most popular Samui beaches are all located on the east coast of Koh Samui and are Chaweng Beach, Lamai Beach and Big Buddha Beach. If you are looking for a resort area on Samui that offers lots of activities and lots of nightlife, be sure to book a hotel or resort in Chaweng Beach. Both Thai Airways and Bangkok Airways offer several daily flights from Bangkok to Samui.

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai offers travelers a different type of vacation experience than what travelers visiting one of the beach destinations experience. Chiang Mai is located in the mountains of northern Thailand. Chiang Mai is a great destination for travelers who really want to experience Thai culture and the tribes of the hills. If you enjoy nature, Chiang Mai is a great choice as there are various amazing attractions in and around Chiang Mai, such as trekking, rafting, elephant riding and visits to the nearby hill tribes. A variety of airlines offer multiple flights a day to Chiang Mai from one of Bangkok airports. The best time to visit Chiang Mai is during Song Kran, which is the Thai New Year festival.

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A variety of airlines offer several flights a day from one of Bangkok airports to Phuket International Airport.