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The 40 Best Destination to Visit In Thailand in 2022

The 40 Best Destination to Visit In Thailand in 2022


Jan 19, 2022 · 17 mins read

There are many tourist destinations to visit in Thailand. Whether traveling to the sea, mountains, temples or the way of life of the people but some people can't choose the right place to travel. We picked up destinations you must visit once you come to Thailand, so you don’t have to think about where you must travel in Thailand again.

1) Khao Kho

Khao Kho @ Nawit science
Khao Kho @ Nawit science | Wikimedia common

Khao Kho is a great place to relax with its cool weather, impressive viewpoints, and morning mist surrounding the valleys. It’s commercialised with a number of resorts and villages. There are many great tourists spots you can check in such as windmill field, Wat Phra That Pha Son Kaew, Pino Latte Resort & Cafe, and Khao Kho palace. This is one of the most popular travel destinations for Thai people, so you should definitely not miss it.

2) Phu Thap Boek

Phu Thap Boek
Phu Thap Boek @ unknown | Pixabay

Phu Thap Boek is the name of Tub Berk Hmong Village which is the local tribe hiding in the highest peak of Phetchabun Province. With the height of 1,768 meters above sea level, the scenery is magnificent, surrounded by mountains as if you are isolated in the deep forest. There are dazzling cabbage that locals rely on living sprouting in the mountains, especially during the months of July - August. The mist and chilling atmosphere is not an absolute stunt but still everyone is impressed because of the many beautiful spots you can take pictures.

3) Koh Lan

Koh Lan
Koh Lan @ stijnooievaar | Pixabay

"Koh Lan" is another Thai tourist attraction near Bangkok. It’s easy to travel and also famous for unbelievably crystal clear water. Besides playing in the water, Koh Lan has many other activities such as diving, squid fishing, jet skiing, etc. It can be said that you can travel comfortably without having to spare many days.

4) Phu Kradueng

Lom Sak Cliff on Phu Kradueng
Lom Sak Cliff on Phu Kradueng @ Supanut Arunoprayote | Wikipedia Common

"Once in a lifetime. We have cleared Phu Kradueng." This is the sentence when everyone arrive there. People take a picture to keep as a souvenir. It is a place to visit that can be known as the beginning of the trekking line ever. The most popular tourist destination of all time for Thai people. Even in 2021, it is still a must-see destination with an atmosphere full of nature surrounding and a beautiful viewpoint that is not lost anywhere.

5) Khao Wong Phrachan

Khao Wong Phrachan @ Ministry Of Tourism & Sports | thailandtourismdirectory

"Khao Wong Phrachan" is the highest mountain that has been with Lop Buri province for a long time. It is believed that whoever came to worship the Buddha's footprint enshrined on the top of the mountain will achieve happiness in all respects. However, you need to climb 3,790 steps to reach the top of the mountain, so prepare your body well.

6) Amphawa

View of Amphawa Floating market
View of Amphawa Floating market, Thailand @ nimon_t | Adobe Stock

If you are looking for a floating market in Thailand and haven't come to Amphawa, it’s like you haven’t visited the floating market. We can tell you that there is plenty of delicious food here. Not only that, you will find old toys, antique snacks, and cute souvenirs to take back with you. Now, Amphawa is much less attractive due to covid-19 that less locals sell unique products here. Anyway, it’s still one of the best floating markets in Thailand.

7) Samet Nangshe

Sunset at Samet Nangshe
Sunset at Samet Nangshe @ Yakuzakorat | Wikipedia Common

Samet Nangshe has only recently become famous among tourists. The beauty of this place is rumored to be one of the most beautiful sunrise viewpoints in Phang Nga Province. It is said to be one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Thailand that has it all. You will experience the beauty of the sun rising from behind the valley. You could also pay for traditional boat service to go around and explore Tham Lai Tung Maha Sombat Cave. Some resorts offer you a stunning point to pitch a tent.

8) Phi Phi Island

Aerial drone view of tropical Ko Phi Phi island
Aerial drone view of tropical Ko Phi Phi island @ Iuliia Sokolovska | Adobe Stock

The beautiful Krabi sea is not lost anywhere, especially "Phi Phi Island." Anyone who has tried it must find the opportunity to come back again and again because the beauty of this place has never diminished even once. Lots of diving, beautiful corals, clear water, some spots from the boat, we can see the sand as well. It is the Andaman Sea that is truly worth a visit once in a lifetime.

9) Koh Lipe

Aerial drone view of in kayak in crystal clear lagoon sea water during summer day near Koh Lipe island in Thailand
Aerial drone view of in kayak in crystal clear lagoon sea water during summer day near Koh Lipe island in Thailand @ stryjek | Adobe Stock

If you ask Thai people, where is the best place to go to the beach? “Koh Lipe” is definitely one of the choices. This tourist destination is known for the beauty of white sand beaches and clear water. The coral reefs are still complete due to the strict conservation here. We would confirm that this is one of the hidden gems in Thailand you need to visit.

10) Koh Khame

Koh Kham
Koh Kham @ Heinz Albers | Wikipedia Common

Koh Kham is a beach destination near Bangkok suitable for people who like snorkeling. You could go floating to see the fish and coral. There are also activities such as kayaking, glass-bottom boat rides and seeing the beauty and abundance of the underwater world. Visit the nature trail or you can lie down and enjoy the sea breeze on the beach.

11) Khao Khitchakut

Khao Khitchakut
Khao Khitchakut @ Wichy JDK | Wiki Common

This is a place full of magic and belief. Pilgrims believed that anyone had come to worship the Buddha's footprint on the top of Mount Khitchakut is like having approached the Lord Buddha and will receive great merit experiencing happiness and prosperity. If you come to pray here, it will be as you hoped. The highlight is "Footprint" and a large stone that towers on the edge of the cliff. At the top, you can ask for anything and locals believe that it would become true.

12) Koh Chang

Koh Chang
Koh Chang @ icon0 | publicdomainpictures

Most people only think of going diving on this island. In reality, expert guides recommend 3 days staying in this place. Why? There are loads of activities you can explore here. You can trek, visit waterfalls, explore the mangrove forest, go around the island to take pictures and much more water activities. This all in one island is a great place to travel with your family.

13) Phu Soi Dao

Phu Soi Dao
Phu Soi Dao @ Tirajit Chaisombat | Wiki Common

If you are a nature lover and need a bit of adventure. Phu Soi Dao is a perfect place for you. It is covered with forests and beautiful nature along the trekking path. There are also beautiful flowers, which is the point with the largest field of crested naga flowers in Thailand to see. The highlight here is the star photo spot and a photo spot for the Milky Way which is the origin of the name Phu Soi Dao meaning you can see the stars very clearly from the photoshoot area.

14) Mae Kampong

Mae Kampong
Mae Kampong @ Yamasakit | Pixabay

Mae Kampong Village is a small village over 100 years old, located in the middle of a valley and surrounded by nature, with trees, streams and waterfalls. The weather is cool all year round making it a popular destination for Thai people. This place is often recommended for those who want to take a break or chill from the hustle and bustle of the city.

15) Baan Itong Pilok

Itong Pilok
Itong Pilok @ arcibald | Flickr

This place is considered an indie place for teenagers but almost any Thai teeneger knows about this place. You need to go through 399 curves to lie down in the cold weather. The local people and style here make this place charming. You can walk around the market to look at the way of the villagers. What’s cool about it? Let’s not spoil it. Other highlights here are to see the old mind, watch the sunset at Noen Chang Suek, explore the Thong Pha Phum National Park, and trek at Jokkradin Waterfall.

16) Koh Raja

Koh Raja
Koh Raja @ karin_isme | Pixabay

Koh Raja is a famous island in Phuket. The island is located about 15 kilometers away from the south of Phuket Island. Besides being famous for the beautiful shallow coral reefs, Raja Island also has distinctive white sandy beaches, and a stunning natural atmosphere. The transportation here is quite convenient, and it is the perfect place for a one-day trip.

17) Talat plu

Talat plu
Talat plu @ Phoebus 28 | Wiki Common

Talat Phlu is an old district of the Thonburi side in Bangkok. This area is a hub of delicious food. There are plenty of famous restaurants in Talat Phlu, and most of them have lived for decades. Some of them are about 50 years old, and some of these shops are even more than 100 years old. It is also home to many dishes of various nationalities, including Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Muslim, which mostly are traditional recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation for a long time.

18) Doi Inthanon

Doi Inthanon National Park when sunset
Doi Inthanon National Park when sunset, Chiang mai, Thailand @ Noppasinw | Adobe Stock

Doi Inthanon is one of Thailand's most popular national parks know as "The Roof of Thailand" covering an area of 82 km² in Chiang Mai. It's famous for many waterfalls, remote villages, and natural viewpoints and is perfect for watching sunrises and sunsets, birdwatching, or just enjoying the cool weather at higher elevations all year round. The rainy season is from May to October with most rainfall around July to September. The rest of the year is quite dry with colder weather around November to February.

19) Doi Samer Dao

Sunset Doi Samer Dao
Sunset Doi Samer Dao @ BerryJ | Wikimedia common

Doi Samer Dao is a very popular tourist attraction in Si Nan National Park. Suitable for most vacations, especially in the late rainy season and early winter, when it is considered the peak period of beauty on this mountain that has it all. On the side, there will be a courtyard for tourists to relax and pitch a tent. Above is another place to watch the sunset and watch the sunrise, which is good for your heart. In the winter and rainy season, we wake up very early to embrace the sea of fog. It usually opens for camping from October to February of every year, so please check the opening time ahead.

20) Pai

beautiful sunset at Pai Canyon
beautiful sunset at Pai Canyon (Kong Lan, Pai district, Mae Hong Son, Thailand @ somrerk | Adobe Stock

This postcard-perfect little town set halfway between Mae Hong Son and Chiang Mai is a dream destination for many travellers. Tucked deep in a valley, surrounded by walls of endless mountains, Pai seems to exist in its own time zone. Here, nature is your best friend and, perhaps, chilling out while doing close to nothing is going to be your second best friend.

If you prefer to stay on dry land, hiking or mountain trekking are other fascinating options. Exploring outer Pai, peppered with natural hot springs, waterfalls and ethnic hill-tribe villages is also something to consider. For many people, coming to Pai simply means slowing down completely. Artists often haunt Pai's many café galleries, while others prefer to lounge away on their riverside porch or at a chilled-out bar.

21) Wat Rong Khun

Wat Rong Khun temple in Chiangrai
Wat Rong Khun temple in Chiangrai, Thailand @ tawatchai1990 | Adobe Stock

Wat Rong Khun is one of the places that you must visit when you go to Chiang Rai. There is a beautiful architecture that is worth studying, designed by Ajarn Chalermchai Kositpipat which is one of Thailand greatest artists. The temple is inspired by the nation, religion, and monarchy. Including the core belief in Hell - Heaven that is relevant in Thai culture. This clean white temple was carved neatly and every element in the temple has its meaning.

22) Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park

Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park @ Thanate Tan | Flickr

Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park Located in Prachuap Khiri Khan. There are famous tourist spots such as Thung Sam Roi Yot, Laem Sala Beach, Phraya Nakhon Cave, and Khao Daeng Canal. This park is surrounded by complex limestone mountains and a floodplain on the coast of the sea. The pink lotus flowers in the pond here are the highlight when you want to have a spectacular photo. There is a long bridge in the middle of the swamp, so you can walk around and experience nature with your eye.

23) Promthep Cape

Promthep Cape
Promthep Cape @ shankar s. | Flickr

Promthep Cape is one of the main tourist attractions in the south, located near Rawai Beach. It is home to the Kanchanaphisek lighthouse and famous to tourists who want to have a sight of the stunning view. It is the best spot where we can see the sunset with beautiful views of the emerald sea. For anyone who comes to Phuket, it is the place you should not miss.

24) Jim Tompson Farm

Jim Tompson Farm
Jim Tompson Farm @ kizamaya | Flickr

The Farm is one of the agricultural and cultural tourism in the Northeastern region. The interior focuses on showing the way of producing woven fabric from the silkworm rearing process. The highlight here is the flower garden and organic vegetable farm. It is open for visitors once in a year around December to January. It is the best time for flower to bloom and surely it is the best time for tourist to take a photo of this spectacular view.

25) Kew Mae Pan nature trail

Kew Mae Pan nature trail
Kew Mae Pan nature trail @ Douglas Perkins | Wiki Common

Kew Mae Pan nature trail is located in Doi Inthanon National Park near Phra Mahathat Naphamethanidon and Phra Mahathat Naphaphonphisiri. It is a short nature study trail of approximately 3 kilometers. Kew Mae Pan is another beautiful viewpoint of the sunrise and the sea of ​​mist during winter, and there are exotic plants to see along the way. Kew Mae Pan's highest viewpoint will make you feel like standing in heaven. A cool wind blew through the vast mountain ranges along with the sea of mist, making it become one is the most wonderful viewpoint.

26) Tham Chiang Dao

Tham Chiang Dao
Tham Chiang Dao @ LannaPhoto | Wiki Common

Tham Chiang Dao or Chiang Dao Cave is a beautiful cave located in Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai, which is located at the foothill of Doi Luang Chiang Dao. There are 3 different cave routes to choose from, namely Tham Phra Non, Tham Kaew-Tham Nam, and Tham Daeng-Tham Ma. Every route is friendly to a beginner with a distance of only 300-700 meters each. Inside, we will see the beauty of nature. The green from the trees, the cool water, and the stalactites and stalagmites are the highlights of the cave.

27) River Kwai Bridge

The Bridge on the River Kwai
Kanchanaburi (Thailand), The Bridge on the River Kwai @ Marco Saracco | Adobe Stock

River Kwai Bridge is one of the top tourist spots in Kanchanaburi. It is part of a strategic railway line built during World War II. Ten thousand lives of allied prisoners in the war were included, to obtain a 415 kilometers railway. The highlight here is walking on the railroad tracks on the 300 meters River Kwai Bridge. It is a perfect spot to take a view of the River Kwai. The State Railway of Thailand allows tourists to walk on the railroad tracks, but there will be a train signal passing by because trains are roaming every day.

28) Bhumibol Dam

Bhumibol Dam
Bhumibol Dam @ PumpkinSky | Wiki Common

Bhumibol Dam is the tallest concrete arch dam in Thailand, located at Khao Kaew area, Sam Ngao District, Tak, and began its construction in 1957. The height from the base to the dam ridge of 154 meters. Other than being built for irrigation and a breeding ground for freshwater fish, the dam ridge is also an important tourist destination for travelers to take a stunning natural scene. The area around the dam is also open for nature study activities such as trekking and rafting.

29) Koh Tao

Nang Yuan Island, Koh Tao
Nang Yuan Island, Koh Tao, Thailand @ Sergii Figurnyi | Adobe Stock

Another highlight attraction of sea lovers and diving lovers, Koh Tao is considered the most beautiful coral island in the Gulf of Thailand. In the past, there were many turtles (We call turtles “tao” in Thailand) on the island, so it is named Koh Tao. Although there are not many turtles at present, the abundance of nature under the sea is still preserved. For anyone who wants to learn to dive, this island is the perfect place for you. There is a famous diving centre here, and it is also the highlight of this island.

30) Pae Muang Pee Forest Park

Pae Muang Pee Forest Park
Pae Muang Pee Forest Park @ icon0 | publicdomainpictures

This tourist attraction is considered another natural miracle. Phae Muang Phi is soil and sandstone that have been naturally eroded into large, beautiful, and unusual shapes. The word “Pae” comes from a northern dialect that means grove because in the past this area was a fertile forest. While the word “Muang Pee” came from tranquillity. It is another natural landmark that you must visit when travelling to Phrae.

31) Pa Hin Ngam National Park

Pa Hin Ngam National Park
Pa Hin Ngam National Park @ icon0 | publicdomainpictures

An ideal tourist destination to experience the most natural atmosphere, Pa Hin Ngam National Park, Chaiyaphum, is featured in Pathumma flower fields and bright pink Krachiew flowers. Within the national park, there are trekking coordinates for those who want to explore nature and see beautiful views. The best time to visit the park is in the rainy season from June to August when the flower fields are in full bloom. You will dazzle with the beauty of Pink and purple flowers all over the forest.

32) Wat Saket

Low angle shot of Wat Saket temple in Bangkok
Low angle shot of Wat Saket temple in Bangkok @ Wirestock | Adobe Stock

Wat Saket or Golden Mount has a distinctive feature of Phra Borom Banphot or Golden Mountain that once in history was the tallest building in Bangkok. It is a very peaceful temple located in a crowded city like Bangkok. You can go up to explore the 360 views around Bangkok there. It is the perfect place to see a sunset scene. All of these make it another must-visit landmark in Bangkok.

33) Ko Kut

Bang Bao Bay
Aerial view of beautiful tropical beach called

Koh Kut is the second largest in Trat after Koh Chang. It also has attractions with sandy beaches and crystal clear emerald waters that people call the "Andaman of the Eastern Sea." It is a perfect place for people who love to travel and relax in nature. Even these days, the island is still in a state of being abundant in nature. If Clean white sand beaches, with marine life and corals for snorkeling, is not enough for you, there are also other attractions within the island such as mangrove forests and waterfalls.

34) Bang Pa-In Palace

Bang Pa-In Palace
Bang Pa-In Palace @ jgahae | Pixabay

Bang Pa-In Palace is located in Ayutthaya province, not very far from Bangkok. The palace was built by King Prasat Thong during the Ayutthaya period, which was used as the place where the King of Ayutthaya stayed at that time. The palace used to be abandoned after the Ayutthaya period, but people started to renovate it in the reign of King Rama 4-5. There is an extensive area to explore inside the palace, both on land and in the pond.

35) Tung Prong Thong

 Tung Prong Thong
Tung Prong Thong @ Ministry Of Tourism & Sports | thailandtourismdirectory

Thung Prong Thong covers an area of more than 2,300 Acres, which was used to be an area where villagers used to fish, shrimp farming, farming, orchard until the natural resources and the environment in this area were destroyed. Government and villagers agree to develop this largest mangrove forest in Rayong Province to be an eco-tourism attraction. They built a bridge for a distance of about 2 kilometers for tourists to study nature. It is a great place that provides knowledge, builds an understanding of mangrove ecosystems, and lets you see the natural beauty of mangroves.

36) Red Lotus Lake

Red Lotus Lake
Red Lotus Lake @ CryptoSkylark | Pixabay

Red Lotus Lake is another tourist destination in Thailand that is guaranteed to have a beautiful scene. This large lake is filled with red lotuses and various creatures such as local birds, and we can see the way of life of the villagers who live in this swamp. It is a clear example of a complete ecosystem. The lotus flowers are at their peak during December-February and gradually decrease in March. The lotus flowers bloom in the early morning until around 11:00 AM, so come early to get a stunning view.

37) Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan

Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan
Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan @ Naludon77 | Wikipedia Common

Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan is an ancient temple in Thailand. The evidence tells that it was built in the late Ayutthaya period. It is the priceless temple in Chachoengsao province with a long history. The temple used to be normal and was given as a royal temple in 1958. Anyone who wants to pay homage to monks and pray for auspicious blessings before traveling in the eastern zone can visit here to pray for the famous Luang Pho Sothon.

38) Phuket Old Town

Phuket old town with old buildings in Sino Portuguese style
Thailand: Phuket old town with old buildings in Sino Portuguese style @ powerbeephoto | Adobe Stock

Besides its beautiful islands and seas, Phuket is a city with a long history and prosperity. One of the traces of Phuket's glorious past is Phuket Old Town. The town is filled with Sino-Portuguese-style buildings along both sides of the street make it unique. These old buildings are scattered all over Phuket Town. You can walk around the town, and there are also delicious restaurants, chic coffee shops, souvenir shops for you to travel, shop, eat and enjoy. When you arrive in Phuket, walking around the old city is an activity that should not be missed.

39) Pha Taem National Park

Pha Taem National Park
Pha Taem National Park @ Taweelarp Prasittinawa | Wikipedia Common

Pha Taem is another tourist attraction in the northeastern region of Thailand that you have to go to once. The uniqueness of this place is that it combines the abundance of nature, including beautiful spots that occur naturally such as Pha Chan, Soi Sawan Waterfall, Sao Chaliang, Tham Phan Tham, and Phu Na Tham. The park is also full of historical traces, and there are paintings over 3,000 years old. The location here is also close to the Mekong River, so you can see beautiful views of the river and the Laos border as well.

40) Bang Kachao

A young man cycles in Bang Krachao
A young man cycles in Bang Krachao @ David Bokuchava | AdobeStock

Bang Kachao is an attraction in Samut Prakan. You can take on a car or a train from Bangkok. It's not very far from the city. Bang Krachao is a green area near the Chao Phraya River, and It has the cleanest air source closest to Bangkok. The most popular tourist spots are parks and Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan botanical gardens which contain lakes, various trees, and wide areas where you can ride a bicycle, enjoy the view, and fully inhale ozone.

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