Top 5 must-visit cities of Thailand

Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok edwin.11/Flickr

Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok ©edwin.11/Flickr

Are you traveling to the “Land of smiles” this year? The fascinating Asian country, Thailand is a major tourist destination due to its unique culture, cuisine, astonishing islands and beaches, fantastic historical heritage, wonderful cities and towns and so on. Visiting any of them surely makes you an unforgettable experience. In my previous guides I have already presented you numerous tourist attractions of Thailand. Below I will present you the top 5 must-visit cities of Thailand. These cities are the following: the Thai capital city – Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Hat Yai and Phuket. All of these cities are top destinations. Visit any of them and make yourself a memorable Thai holiday!

Bangkok

One of the top tourist destinations is the vibrant capital city, Bangkok. Thousands or even millions of tourists and businessmen visit the city yearly. It attracts its visitors due to its unique landmarks and fine venues.

From gorgeous Buddhist temples to monuments, from palaces to museums, from cabarets to nightclubs, from theatres to large open areas, Bangkok has it all! Tourists can also practice numerous fantastic activities. Visiting Bangkok is with no doubt an unforgettable experience.

Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok edwin.11/Flickr

Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok ©edwin.11/Flickr

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is another top urban travel destination of Thailand. It is the most significant and largest settlement in Northern Thailand, owning also a great cultural importance. The city is well-known for its astonishing landmarks, including temples, museums, monuments, parks, the famous Chiang Mai Zoo and some great nearby sights, including the Elephant Nature Park and the Doi Inthanon National Park. It also attracts numerous visitors with its great festivals.

Panda at Chiang Mai Zoo xiquinhosilva/Flickr

Panda at Chiang Mai Zoo© xiquinhosilva/Flickr

Pattaya

A seaside resort, the fantastic city of Pattaya is a great place to visit. Besides its gorgeous beaches and islands, there are other attractions and landmarks in Pattaya and its surroundings, including the unique Sanctuary of Truth, Wat Khao Phra Bat temples, Mini Siam (a miniature village replica), the Crocodile Farm, the Million Years Stone Park and so on. It is with no doubt one of the best tourist destinations of the country.

Pattaya JoeDuck/Flickr

Pattaya ©JoeDuck/Flickr

Hat Yai

Located on the Southern Gulf Coast, the fascinating city of Hat Yai is an important destination. It includes numerous landmarks and tourist attractions which are worth visiting, not to mention its shopping malls, markets and great festivals. You shouldn’t miss the visit if your destination is the southern part of Thailand.

Phuket

The city of Phuket has more things to offer its visitors than a simple sightseeing tour. Located on the largest island of the country (which wears the same name), Phuket is a paradise for tourists, especially for the lovers of sun and sea. The island is one of the major tourist destinations of the country, offering gorgeous beaches, excellent scenery and numerous things to do.

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