Best Places to go in Thailand in 2017

Like a box of chocolates waiting to be opened, Thailand is a place full of surprises. With a vast land area and different interlocking borders, the country is divided into different main regions: North, Northeast, East, Central, and South.

With five regions, it seems likely that you will ever get bored in Thailand. It is a booming place that has a hidden charm for every kind of traveller. Let us take a look at some of the interesting place for each region. These are a must-see and must experience places that should be on your next Thailand getaway!


Northern Region | Chiang Mai

For the past years, Chiang Mai is becoming a new ‘it’ place in Thailand. Visitors – expats, backpackers, and digital nomads alike – choose this city for its friendly locals, delicious Western restaurants, artsy cafes, and a relaxed ambience. Dubbed as the “Rose of the North”, it is considered the most significant northern city in Thailand in terms of heritage. It is one of the few destinations that gives visitors an authentic encounter with Thailand’s rich history coupled with the flourishing modern approach to arts and culture.

Given its current appeal, Chiang Mai has a lot to offer: bustling base of interesting craft stores and bars surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges. As compared before, staying now for two weeks might not be enough to see all the wonders hidden in this city.

Things and places:
The stunning mountain side gives trekkers an amazing experience. The city’s main temple, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, is said to be one of the most revered temples in Thailand. One of Chiang Mai’s attraction lies in nature, but never underestimate it as a shopping mecca. Watch out for the Weekend Market and Night Bazaar.


Northeast Region | Nakhon Ratchasima

For those who seek to experience Thai culture in a more personal manner, the Northern East region is the place to visit. It is nice to note that although this part of Thailand is often overlooked and forgotten, this is a perfect place for the independently-minded tourist.

While it lacks the usual places that top every traveller’s list, it has this appeal of whisking you to an exotic adventure no other traveller would know. Nakhon Ratchasima, or also known as Khorat, offers traveller’s a glimpse of Thailand’s ornate historical sites and interesting rituals.

Things and places:
As the newest UNESCO-accredited World Heritage site, Khao Yai national park is a must see place for tourists. Aside from gorgeous walking trails, one can enjoy soft-adventure activities such as horse riding, golf, and even an ATV ride.


Eastern Region | Chanthaburi

The eastern part of Thailand attracts a mixed group of locals and epicurean travellers. With Its own slew of beautiful beaches, this place is the best for those who would like to enjoy without going overboard. The town of Chanthaburi is surrounded by charming Fench-inspired houses dating back around the1890s. Despite being viewed as only a day-trip destination, you should explore the bounty of nature and architectural design.

Things and places:
Chanthaburi is considered as Thailand’s hub to get authentic gems and gemstones. The city is proof that not everything that glitters is gold. Precious to semi-precious stones, such as rubies, are being traded every weekend.


Central Region | Bangkok

More than just a capital, Bangkok serves as the central nerve of Thailand. Known as “The City of Angels” or Krung Thep to locals, this is where Thailand’s heritage, spiritual aspect, economics, lifestyle, and political facet converge together.

With almost two centuries of development, it is no wonder there is a lot to see in this bustling city. Bangkok offers an array of options for discovering food, entertainment, and more; and should be one of the places on every traveller’s bucket list. Combining the contemporary with old-world allure, Bangkok welcomes guest a smile and a myriad of wonderful possibilities.

Things and places:
A true shopping mecca, Chatuchak or Jatujak (JJ) offers you incomparable bargains. It can be considered as the world’s largest weekend market as it welcome tourists to more than 8000 stalls selling everything imaginable.


Southern Region | Koh Samui

Hailed as one of the top Thailand destinations, Koh Samui is every traveller’s dream vacation place. A paradise on its own, this island is surrounded by pristine, aquamarine waters and stretches of golden fine sand.

Koh Samui offers the best of the both worlds – a luxurious getaway in your own villa or a laidback trip full of adventure. One can choose from several premier hotels or grab anything to eat from international renowned restaurants. With these on its resume, Koh Samui offers more than just a beach holiday – it’s one way to enjoy a good life.

Things and places:
Experience a perfect home away from home with Samujana. Choose from an array of well-designed contemporary luxe villas and be pampered by the designated Villa Manager. Enjoy gastronomic cuisines prepared in front of you by Samujana’s seasoned chefs.


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