For many decades, Thailand has been one of the premier Asian destinations that millions of tourists flock to all year round. This country has progressed at a remarkable rate since the 1970s and has not looked back since, especially in terms of its tourism industry. For those who have yet to come to this little piece of Asian heaven, there is a list of Thailand holiday destinations that simply must be on their itinerary.
This spectacular location is just one of the 51 different islands that encompass the Marine Park of Tarutao archipelago in the southern region of Thailand. Among other things, this island is where some of the most pristine beaches in the world can be found, with its remote location allowing its utmost preservation. In addition, it is also a great place to watch marine wildlife up close, as it is home to tortoises, whales, monitor lizards, mouse dears, and crab-eating macaques.
For those who love to explore nature, there are a number of excellent hiking trails in Ko Tarutao where exotic waterfalls and plant life can be seen and enjoyed.
This is among the most famous islands in Thailand with its breathtakingly fine white beaches, excellent diving sites, and highly diversified marine life. While most people go to Thailand to enjoy the clear blue waters, others are also interested in the lush greenery and wildlife, which Koh Samui has in abundance. In addition, this island does not lack in tourist entertainment as there are a number of bars and pubs in and around the area that allow for a drinking and dancing with friends and family.
For tourists who are fond of shopping for clothing, shoes, accessories and souvenirs, Chiang Mai is by far the best destination in Thailand. This city is considered one of Asia’s biggest shopping hubs that house dozens of malls and hundreds of small boutiques in various nooks and crannies. Whether you are looking for high-end designer goods or great bargains, this is a great destination to visit and shop your heart out.
Diving and snorkeling enthusiasts, this destination is just about the best place to be during summer. Some of the diving sites in Ko Phi Phi Don, Krabi Province are among the most preserved sanctuaries that have very strict policies and rules that apply to tourists and local divers. The unspoiled beaches are also a sight to behold, not to mention the local scenery which includes outdoor yoga classes.
This city is among the most populous cities, but more importantly, it is where tourists can find some of the most exquisite Buddhist temples and other displays of excellent Asian architecture. Some of the finest and highest rated hotels, malls, and museums can also be found in this city, which is beginning to rival such cities as New York, Paris, London, and many other world-class locations in the world, at large.
When planning a trip to Thailand, it helps to know which places can offer the most fun and excitement. After all, vacations are all about relaxation and unwinding so you might as well make the most out of the down time.
John Chen is a travel writer currently located in Bangkok, Thailand. If you are in Thailand and you need legal help, visit Interactive Thailand.