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.
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.
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.
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.
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.