Famous Thai Cities and Towns

Planning your next vacation to Thailand cannot be enough without having a list of the best cities and best attraction sites around the country. Below is a list of the most famous cities and towns that you should consider visiting during your stay in Thailand:

Chiang Mai

Chiang Maiis the capital of Chiang Mai province and located 700 kilometers north of Bangkok. The nightlife in Chiang Mai is lively with bars and late night restaurants scattered all over the city. Visit the food and handcraft market during the weekend without missing out the Mae Sa Valley, which is the largest camp for elephant training, Chiang Mai’s old city, and the Bhubing Palace.



Bangkokhas been a top tourist destination for many years, attracting visitors across the globe. Nightlife is lively with several bars all over the city. The restaurants offer delicious food and let you consume a variety of exotic treats, like fried insects, as well as buckets of toxic street alcohol! You cannot miss some of the attraction sites in Bangkok, which include Sir Raj Medical Museum, also known as the Museum of Death, Khao San Road, Flower Market, Sub-Zero Ice Skate Club, House of Museum, Bat Cat Toy Museum, and Bangkok Arts and Culture Center.



Ayutthayais a famous city in Thailand full of friendly people who are willing to give a helping hand any time. Nightlife is lively with accommodation services being offered by several classic hotels in the area. Places to visit in Ayutthaya include ruins, temples and museums, Wat Mahathat, Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit, elephant rides, Chantharakasem National museum, and Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon.


Chiang Rai

Chiang Raiis a small town in northern Thailand, but is very popular among tourists. It’s surrounded by mountains and a countryside, making a vacation stay here really interesting. Some places you can’t miss to visit include Phu Chi Fa Forest Park, Wat Phra Kaew, House of Opium, Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park. Also, don’t forget to shop at Chiang Rai’s Night Market.



Chonburiis located on the eastern coast of Thailand, 80 kilometers from the capital. The city has beautiful beaches, unique local traditions, and fresh seafood; and accommodation is not an issue since the town has several hotels. Bang Saen beach, Sriracha Tiger Zoo, Wang Saen Suk Hell Garden, and the Institute of Marine Science of Burapha University are some of the places you cannot miss while in Chonburi.


Koh Samui

Koh SamuiVisiting Koh Samui cannot be enough without touring some of the best places around the city, which include Angthong Marine Park, Big Buddha Beach, and Hin Ta and Hin Yai at Lamai beach. Do not miss out elephant trekking, Koh Tao touring via speed boat, and big game fishing.




KrabiApart from being famous with tourists, Krabi town has a tropical climate, making it warm throughout the year. Everything about the city is interesting and you cannot avoid visiting Khao Khanap Nam, Noppharat Thara beach, Ao Nang, Green Lake, and Mu Koh Poda Island.



Koh Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phiis located 40 kilometers from both Krabi and Phuket. The main features around include coral reefs and sheer limestone cliffs. Beautiful beaches also make your stay extra interesting! Ao Loh Dalum, Ao Loh Ba Kao, Phi Phi Lee, Koh Yung, and Koh Phai are some of the fun places to visit.



Hua Hin

Hua Hinis mostly referred to as the “city far from worries”. There is a lot of fun associated with the city that has friendly people all over. Some of the places you cannot afford to miss include Maruekhathaiyawan Palace, Klai Kangwon Palace, Pane Butterfly Farm, Phraya Nakhon Cave, and Khao Takiab beach.




Kanchanaburiis a city of great historical significance and of ancient temples and Thai traditions. Some of the places to visit here include Sai Yok National Park, Bridge Over the River Kwai (Death Railway Bridge), Allied War Cemetery, Heritage Walking Street, WWII Museum, Wat Bahn Them, and Jeath War Museum.




SukhothaiVisiting Sukhothai in one day or two cannot be enough. The town is full of beautiful places to visit and exciting activities to do. Sukhothai Historical Park, Wat Mahathat, Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary, Wat Sri Chum, and Si Satchanalai Historical Park are some of the places that will intensify your fun when in Sukhothai!