Dubbed as the Land of Smiles, Thailand is one of the Southeast Asian countries that attract the most visitors every year. This country is like a true paradise on earth as it boasts of its strong and solid cultural background combined with its rich diversity of natural attractions, ranging from lush mountains, to gorgeous white beaches, scenic islands, and so much more.
If you have always dreamt of having a luxurious travel experience like no other, below are the top destinations in the country that you might want to check out:
The capital of the country and also its largest and most developed city, Bangkok offers a one of a kind mix of grand temples, dynamic city lifestyle, and skyscrapers that shapes its distinct identity.
As for luxury accommodations, Bangkok serves as the home to several 5-star hotels offering top of the line services and amenities. These include the Okura-Prestige Bangkok, Hansar Hotel, Sofitel Bangkok, Sukhothai, and Shangrila.
To get your shopping fill, the Central Embassy, Gaysorn, and Siam Paragon are just three of the best spots where you can find luxury goods and some of the top brands in the world. If you are craving for a more adventurous way of shopping in a place that might not be as lavish, there are 8,000 stalls in the Chatuchak Market that spreads on an area of 35 acres that offers all types of merchandise you can ever imagine.
You also shouldn’t miss out on the floating markets if you want to buy some fancy produce. Local food, fruits, and vegetables are prepared on the open grills on top of small boats.
Just so you know, Bangkok is also a certified kid and family-friendly city with lots of exciting activities for every family member that are guaranteed to fill up the itinerary of your family vacation. Astra Theater’s Thai puppet show, Silom’s Snake Farm, and Dusit Zoo are some great areas where kids and adults alike will surely have a fun time.
With lots of options for public transportation and two international airports, you will never have any issue as you get to and go around Bangkok.
Chiang Mai, the unofficial second city of Thailand, has its own distinct identity that sets it apart from Bangkok’s metropolitan ambience and far from Koh Samui and Phuket’s tropical beaches.
The city can be found in the country’s northern region and nestled on the mountains that have the most spectacular backdrops for the luxury hotels found all over the city. Four Seasons Chiang Mai, Anantara, 137 Pillars, and Dhara Dhevi are only some of the area’s highest rated luxury hotels.
Since the city has lower cost of living compared to Phuket and Bangkok, tourists can make the most out of their money during their stay or trip in Chiang Mai.
Some of the most exciting activities in the area include ziplining at the longest zipline in Asia, white water rafting, river kayaking, rock climbing, mountain climbing, hiking, and Muay Thai lessons.
The city is renowned for its remarkable selection of Buddhist temples with more than 300 scatted around the city. The oldest, the most visited, and the most popular of them is the Wat Chiang Man.
The second most popular island in Thailand, Koh Samui found on the eastern coast measures 228 square kilometers and it only takes 45 minutes to get there from Bangkok via plan. Celebrated for its white sandy beaches and natural beauty, the island’s selection of luxury accommodations are equally majestic as those found in Phuket.
You have the option to rent a hilltop or beachfront private villa or pick from its luxury hotels and resorts such as Conrad, The Six Senses Samui, Banyan Tree, Four Seasons Resort, and Vana Belle. There are also a lot of hip and chic alternative accommodations that you can find in the island’s different beaches and areas.
Koh Samui is alson known as the spa capital of the country with its selection of spas that offer holistic health programs, detox, weight loss, Asian beauty secrets, healing, and new-age therapies as services. The island is also dotted with yoga resorts.
If you want to learn authentic Muay Thai, some of the best places for learning this ancient martial art include the stadiums at Phetcha Buncha and Chaweng.
For a one of a kind nightlife, you can have some fun at Nikki Beach Club. Another favorite among tourists is the Ark Bar located at Chaweng Beach. The Chaweng Beach area, Koh Samui’s most popular beach, also has many other bars, clubs, and restaurants.
Every time people hear the word Thailand, the first things that come to mind are majestic beaches, spectacular sunsets, and hospitable locals. Phuket perfectly emulates this famous image of the country.
The largest island in the country and its most famous destination at the same time, Phuket is the true epitome of an island paradise on earth. There is a big chance that you will find that epic luxury accommodation that you have always dreamed of here.
The area takes pride in its private luxury villas offering majestic views of the coastline of Phuket, ocean view penthouses, and ultra luxurious 5-star resorts and hotels. You are definitely spoiled for choice during your stay in Phuket.
The Naka Island, Point Yamu, Andara, and Trisara are a few of the most famous luxury resorts and hotels in the area. Koh Yao Noi’s The Six Senses is a 30-minute boat ride from Phuket is yet another notable resort you would want to experience.
There are also numerous luxury private villa accommodations found in some of Phuket’s richest areas including Cape Yamu on the east coast and Kamala and Surin on the west coast. These are the places where you can look forward to having the most enjoyable and relaxing vacation that you have always wanted.
Thailand is no doubt the best place to be if you are planning a luxury travel experience and pamper yourself in complete lavishness and relaxation!
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