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You have recently got engaged to the love of your life and where have you planned to visit for your honeymoon? Well, our choice is Thailand for several reasons. Known as the “Vegas of the East”, Thailand is one of the most preferred honeymoon destinations in the Southeast Asia. It comes as a complete package including bluish green beaches, amazing landscapes, mouth watering delicacies and overall, within a pocket-friendly budget.
So take a look at some of the best places we have presented for your visit to Thailand. Thailand is the catch word when it comes to romance, exciting and exotic. A Complete Tourist Guide for Visiting & Things to do in Thailand!

Best Places to Visit in Thailand

1

Phuket

The traveler’s hot spot; known for its sandy white beaches, Phuket is a hot tourist destination in spite of large swelling crowds all the time. It has plenty to offer, right from super elegant beach resorts to majestic sports activities, the list is endless. This town is more than 862 km away from Bangkok in the south. Jung Ceylon as it was previously known, this island never fails to impress visitors with its history, culture, lip-smacking cuisine and gorgeous architecture.

How to Reach

  • Plane- Fly into Phuket as many local flights connect Phuket with Bangkok, Chiang Mai and other important tourist locations.
  • Train and Bus- Take the train towards Surat Thani Station.Then hop on to a bus to reach Surat Thani Town via Surathani Talad Kaset Station.

Best Time to Visit

The ideal time would be from December to March when the weather would be pleasant. Minimum two days in Phuket will suffice.

  • Viewpoint Samet Nangshe
    Best time to visit is between 5.30 AM to 6 AM. Generally open 24/7, all days
  • Big Buddha
    Open every day from 6 AM to 7 PM

Things to do/see

  1. Phang Nga Bay – Located Northeast– The most interesting thing about this place is the limestone karsts that burst out from the bluish green water. The best way to explore this place is to take boat rides and move away from the busy tourist population.
  2. James Bond Island –  Known as the Nail Island, this place has become famous because of its ever green relationship with the James Bond movie “The Man With the Golden Gun.Lunch at Koh Panyee is a must for all foodies.
  3. Koh Panyee – A fishing village built on water with a giant rock protecting its rear.Visit this place for limestone cliffs and gob smacking fresh food.
  4. Viewpoint Samet Nangshe – 30 mins away from Phuket, this is an ideal hilltop viewpoint to catch the glimpse of islets(limestone), watch the sunrise to soak in the magic of nature.
  5. Bay Cruise – Perfect setting for a boat cruise and to enjoy wildlife
  6. Cliffs(Limestone) – View the Multi colored limestone.
  7. Rooms of Phang Nga – Visit these places deep inside using a sea kayak to visit the islands of Koh Panak and Koh Hong.
  8. Phuket Fantasea extravaganza – Dubbed as the biggest show in the island, With hundreds of performers, animals including elephants on stage and an arresting storyline that seamlessly melds fantasy with the culture you will undoubtedly have a remarkable evening to spend. There is more to this show other than the acts, the buffet, one of the biggest in Asia. The highlight of this trip is that all these things are part of a theme park.
    Take an elephant trip (Songbird Luminaries), photo ops at the Palace of the Elephants, and the majestic Golden Kinnaree Restaurant for the Buffet with a total capacity of 4000 guests; what more can you ask.

Phuket View points

There are lots of viewpoints to visit and few of these are:

1)Promthep Cape- Most well known and prominent landmark for photographers.

2) Windmill Viewpoints- Several of them face the sea and appear like propellers of an airplane.

3)Wassa Bar- Evening sunset its best

4)Radar Hill- The highest viewpoint in the whole of Phuket.

5)Big Buddha- 45 meters high Buddha statue sitting on Nakkerd Hills.

6)Phuket Old Town- Amulet Market, Baan Chinpracha, Jui Tui Shrine, Soi Romanee etc. popular places to visit.

Attractions Close by:

Big Buddha in Chalong, Temples in Chalong (Wat), Cabaret show(Patong), Nightlife in Bangla Road and it would be a delight to spend a couple of days on Phi Phi. Snorkeling and sightseeing in and around; sunset cruise in the evenings.

Budget Restaurants:

1)Floating restaurants on the East Coast

2)Rad-Na Yod Phuket town restaurant

3)Tien Food restaurant- Phuket town

Best Restaurants:

Tamachart (Town)
Address:
48 Dibuk Rd, Phuket Town, Phuket, Thailand

Blue Elephant
Address:
Phuket town Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand

Siam Supper
Address:
228 Moo 7, Paklok, Cape Yamu, Phuket

Kata Beach Boathouse
Address:
182 Koktanode Road, Kata Beach, Phuket, 83100, Thailand

2

Koh Samui

Thailand’s most famous and exotic tourist attraction, this is one of the largest islands in Siam.

How to Reach

  • Flight- You can reach this place directly by flying into Surat Thani and reach Don Sak port for ferry service.
  • Boat- Catch a boat from Surat Thani to Koh; Express service is also available.
  • Bus and Ferry- Take the combo service; Khao San to Chumphon Pier; ferry service till Maenam Pie.
  • Night Train- Move from Hua Lamphong till Surat Thani and then take the ferry to reach Samui.

Best Time to Visit

Avoid rainy season from Oct to Dec if you are not interested. Jan to Apr is best for travel. The ideal time to visit this island-May to December. Remember, rainy days are most the beautiful days to visit this island. Average time to spend would be around 1-2 days on this island.

Things to do/see

More than the breathtaking beach views and terrific beaches there are lots more to enjoy and see in Koh Samui Island.

  1. Chaweng Beach- Wat Buntharikaram, Phra Chikong Shrine
  2. Bophut Beach-famous Jungle route 360 viewpoints, Museum and the Wat Bophut.
  3. Ban Tai  and Bang Po- Nathon Shrine, Wat Hin Lat, Wat Chaeng, Secret garden, Special coconut tree
  4. South(Laem Set, Thong Tanote, Hua Thanon, Laem Sor)- Coral Buddha, Chinese temple, mummified Buddha at Kiri Wongkaram, Waterfall at Namuang, Elephant Gate etc.
  5. Chaweng Noi- Viewpoint-Lat Ko
  6. Wat  Phra Buddha Statue for its 12mt high statue
  7. Other places such as Chinese temples, churches, and mosques to visit.

Attractions Near by:

Brewing center in Chaweng, Hinta Hinya rocks, Overlap stone structure (a magnificent rock), Museum in Wat Lamai, Buddha Footprint, Hua Thanon Masjid, Leam Sor Pagoda, Ang Thong Park are some of the attractions not to be missed.

Budget Restaurants

Jungle 360 Route – Local food delicacy offered in this route

Chaweng Beach – Crystal restaurant

Best Restaurants

Pepenero Italian Restaurant
Address:
Hat Chaweng

Five Islands
Address:
Koh Samui

Radiance Lamai
Address:
Lamai

Ging Pagarang
Address:
Koh Samui

3

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai, with its lush greenery and high mountains, is a top tourist place to visit in Thailand. This island is suitably located in the Northern part. This town is home to numerous temples and other attractions, and you have to plan well in advance not to miss many important landmarks.

How to Reach

  • Plane- You can directly fly into Chiang Mai from other parts of Thailand or reach Don Muang by train and then fly into Chiang Mai.
  • Train and Bus- Take a train to reach Chatuchak Park and from Chatuchak proceed towards Chiang Mai.
  • Drive- Hire a cab or taxi to reach Chiang Mai.

Best Time to Visit

October to March. Be prepared to spend a day in Chiang Mai. There is no particular time to visit this place but it is better to avoid the summer season.

Night Safari
Timings –Mon to Sun-11 AM to 10 PM
Go to: Chiang Mai

Phu Palace
Timings – Monday to Sunday- 8.30 AM to 3.30 PM

Doi Suthep
Timings – from 6.00 AM to 6.00 PM

Wiang Kum Kam
Timings – Mon to Sun (8 AM to 6 PM)

Things to do/see

  • Night Safari- It brings the visitors closer to wildlife at night, this project is setup based on the Singapore Safari.
  •  Savanna Safari- Appointment with wild savannas in an open tram.
  • Jaguar Trail- Lake trail to watch jaguars, flamingos, and ducks.
  • Predator Prowl- Into the heart of the jungle, 2.4 km route, and Bengal tigers, lions to see. Visit Laser show and Fun Plaza to unwind a busy day.
  • National Park and Tribal Village(Doi Pui)- It is located at an altitude of 1685 meters, and this place is known for its waterfalls. Montha Tan, Mae Sa, and Tat Mauk are the most stunning waterfalls in Pui National Park.
  • Ethnic Hmong – Place to know about the village and the inhabitant’s lifestyle; good shopping spot for souvenirs of tribal art.
  • Phu Palace- Just  3 Km down the road, this place belongs to Rama IX. Thai buildings in the contemporary style to watch out for.
  • Inthanon Park- A sanctuary for birds and home to some of the wildest species of animals in Thailand. Standing at 2565 meters above sea level, this is considered as a perfect destination for bird watching and animal grazing. Known for its rich fauna and flora, a must visit place in Chiang Mai.
  • Doi Suthep- Wat Phra holy temple, Royal family’s Bhubing Palace and gardens for its flowers.
  • Wiang Kum Kam – An ancient city which can be best enjoyed in a horse-drawn carriage, Lanna period Wat Chedi Liam known for its exclusive architectural style and construction.

Attractions Near by:

  • The elephant camp at Mae Sa.
  • Bor Sang – Take a look at the umbrella factory and if possible be there for the umbrella festival (3rd Friday- Every January).
  • Chiang Dao Cave- This 12 Km long cave can be accessed with the help of a guide.

Budget Restaurants:

1.Visit Somphet market to taste a 100-year-old Egg.

2.Cha Yen, the local tea delight at any local restaurant.

3.Brown Rice Restaurant-To taste  Khao Niaow Ma Muang, rice with mango cuisine.

4.Ginger and CaféFor Thai curry soup(Khao soi), Mueang District

Best Restaurants:

1. Pun Pun
Address:
321 Charoenrat Road

2. Rod Yiam
Address:
Nimmanhaemin Road

3. Khao Soi Khun Yai at Sri Poom Road(Old City) and Khao Soi Islam
Address:
Soi 1 Charoenprathet Road

4. SP Chicken
Address:
Soi 1 Samlan Road

4

Bangkok

A Heaven for all the Shopaholic’s, it is regarded as one of the top five cities visited by tourist round- the- clock every year. This tourist destination offers some of the best sightseeing places for all the love birds and honeymoon travelers who flock to this city.

How to Reach:

  • Plane- Almost all international airlines fly into Suvarnabhumi International Airport and time will vary as per schedule. Local flights connect Bangkok with Phuket, Chiang Mai and other places.
  • Train/Bus- In case you want to reach Bangkok from other parts of Thailand, first reach Surat Thani and hire a taxi or catch a bus.

Best Time to Visit:

The months of November to December may be suited for all but remember Bangkok is busy 24/7,365 days a year. So, no particular time to visit this place. A day or two recommended for basking in  Thai hospitality and love.

Grand Palace – Mon to Sun- 8.30 AM to 3.30 PM

Wat Arun Temple – Opens at 8.30 AM and closes at 5.30 PM

Jim’s House – Open daily from 9.00 AM to 6.00 PM

Go to: Jim’s House

Things to do/see:

This area was first developed as a trading center and after 200 years of existence, Bangkok is now a spectacular dream destination for tourists from the world over. We have listed some of the most happening places of interest in Bangkok.

1.Dazzling Grand Palace-No trip would be complete without visiting this mind-boggling spectacular Grand Palace which was built around 1782.The Temple of Emerald Buddha, an emerald beauty to marvel at. Proper dress code advised before entering this complex.

2.Wat Arun Temple-This is located on the west of Chao river, near Wat Pho site.A sunset visit is a must to catch the glimpse of the gorgeous temple at night.

3.Old City(Wat Pho)-Reclining Buddha and for the famous Wat Pho massage.

4.Jim’s House –To know more about the heritage of Thailand including Thai silk.

Attractions Near by:

1. Khao San road- A bustling space for party lovers, Gazebo, and the Moroccan bar offers plenty of reasons to visit this place.Sumen Fort and Sathi Park are other added attractions in this place.

2.Chatuchak Market-More than 8000 stalls to choose from; spoilt for choice.

3.Chao Water transport- This ride might remind some travelers about the Grand Canal in Venice but this is equally an exciting ride.

4.Chinatown and the Floating Market-Street stalls, gold shops, eateries etc. and the list is endless.

Budget Restaurants:

Tom Kung Restaurant
Address:
Khao San Road

Best Restaurants:

Asiatique
Address:
Chaophraya river

Iron Ferries
Address:
402 Soi Thonglor, Sukhumvit 55 Road.

Savelberg-Oriental Residence Bangkok (Near Netherlands Embassy)
Address:
Octave Bar, Marriott Hotel(45th Floor)

5

Pattaya

A quiet hamlet widely renowned for fishing in the 60’s, now known exclusively for the beaches and holiday resorts. This place plenty of attractions namely cabaret and rain forest among others. Geographically located in the east, a must-see place in Thailand.

How to Reach:

  • Plane- Fly into U-Tapao (Sattahip)
  • Bus- Reach here via Highway 7 or 3.There are regular buses from Ekamai bus terminal.
  • Train- Travel via Lat Krabang.
  • Taxi- Drive into Pattaya by hiring a cab or rent a car.

Best Time to Visit:

High season- Best time is Nov to Mar. Be prepared to spend at least a day in Pattaya.

Artin Paradise
Timings- Mon to Sun -10.00 AM to 10.00 PM
Go to: Artin Paradise

Ripley’s Museum
Timings- Mon to Sun-11 AM to 10 PM, daily
Go to: Ripley’s Museum

Things to do/see:

  • Sanctuary of Truth- Strategically placed in the Wongamat  Beach(North), a hybrid of a temple and a palace, unbelievable man made the structure.
  • Nong Nooch Tropical Garden- A beautiful garden set against the stunning back drop of mountains, a sight to behold.
  • Tiffany’s Cabaret-A one hour show for the breathtaking song, lights, and color.
  • Floating Market and Walking Street- A Shopper’s paradise and is best known for its restaurant and bars.
  • Pratumnak Hill Viewpoint- Jomtien Beach and Pattaya Bay in its full glory.

Attractions Near by:

  • Coral Island- Locally called as Koh Larn, this blue water crystal beauty is situated in the west, almost 7.5 km. An idyllic setting for a perfect evening.
  • Water theme Parks- Ramayana and Cartoon Amazone are some of the amazing theme parks in Pattaya.
  • Paradise gallery- An art gallery with a difference.
  • Buddha Mountain- Now known as “Silver Lake” hold the gold image of Buddha.
  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum- 300 exhibits, 12D Theatre to take a note of.

Budget Restaurants:

Nang Nual
Address:
Walking Street,
Thepprasit market

Leng Kee
Address:
Pattaya Klang

Best Restaurants:

Mantra
Address:
Hat Pattaya

Mum Aroi
Address:
83/4 Soi 4, Th Naklua

Rimpa Lapin
Address:
Hat Jomtien

Places you Cannot Miss

Kanchanaburi – It is located in the western Thailand. Here you can see beautiful scenery. It is well known for a bridge.

Chiang Mai – It is a flourishing city surrounded by mountains. It is a culturally important city where historical and modern Thai architecture exist.

Bangkok – It is the largest capital city in the country. You can see nightclubs, markets, high rise buildings and tantalizing foods.

Thailand islands – The islands of Thailand are known for the beautiful beaches and scenery. It is also the best place for a party.

Soi dog foundation – It is found in Phuket, Thailand. You can adopt a kitten from them. You can also be a volunteer there.

Sukhothai Historical Park – It is a wonderful place. You can even hire a bicycle. There are lots of lotus flowers.

Best Time to visit Thailand

Weather in Thailand

Thailand’s average climate ranges from 30°C at its lowest in December and up to 36°C from January to April. Weather will be 30 degree Celsius and mostly sunny. The weather will be tropical and humid most of the year.in northern Thailand, during November and May, the weather is dry. The cooling breezes are from November to February. The southern region has two seasons which is wet and dry Heavy storms from April to October. It Rains between September and December. The best time to visit Thailand is from November to February. During the cool season, the temperature varies from 18 to 32 degrees. Night can be particularly chilling. Try and avoid April month. Summer period is from March to June. At this time temperature can go from 34 to 40 degrees. Monsoon starts from July to October. At this time the humidity level will be 75%.

The best time to visit Thailand is from November to February. During the cool season, the temperature varies from 18 to 32 degrees. Night can be particularly chilling. Try and avoid April month. Summer period is from March to June. At this time temperature can go from 34 to 40 degrees. Monsoon starts from July to October. At this time the humidity level will be 75%.

Best Months to Visit Thailand

  • November
  • December
  • January
  • February
  • may

Best Hotels in Thailand

For all kinds of travelers, from backpackers on a shoe-string budget to expensive resort seekers, Thailand is god’s gift. From to, the range is terrific is simple but trendy when it comes to rooms.

Flight Info for Thailand

The airports of Chiang Mai, Krabi, Pattaya, and Phuket are well connected with lots of connecting and direct flights. Etihad Airways, Bangkok Airways, AirAsia etc. fly into Thailand on a regular basis.

Tours in Thailand

With the ever pleasing Thai smile and kind hospitality to greet us, Thailand is home to many wonderful tourist places like the Golden Triangle, Lamai Beach to name a few. Cave Canoeing tour, City tour the coral islands tour are never missing places on the itinerary.

Car Rentals in Thailand

Driving is the best way to see and explore Thailand.Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son, Northern Thailand are best suited for self-drive options. Check with the local car operator for driving license validity and other documents.

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