Must-Visit Attractions

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Thailand has a lot to offer every member of the family. There’s plenty to see and do, so planning is necessary. Here are the top attractions in major Thai cities that you don’t want to miss.

Ayutthaya

• Bang Pa-In Royal Palace

A summer palace of Thai kings, Bang Pa-In Royal Palace features Thai, Chinese and European architectural styles in its buildings
Photo: Tourism Authority of Thailand

• Chan Kasem Palace
• Chao Sam Phraya National Museum
• Khlong Sra Bua Floating Market
• Million Toy Museum by Krirk Yoonpun
• Thai Boat Museum

Bangkok

Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew at sunset
Photo: SOUTHERN Traveler/Shutterstock

• Baiyoke Tower Observatory Point
• Bangkok Art & Culture Centre
• Bangkok Science Museum & Planetarium
• Bangkok National Museum
• Benjakitti Park
• Chatuchak Weekend Market
• Dream World (theme park)
• Dusit Park
• Dusit Zoo
• Erawan Museum
• Funarium (indoor playground)
• Grand Palace
• Jim Thompson House Museum
• Khaosan Garden
• Khao San Road
• Lumpini Park

An aerial view of Lumpini Park, Bangkok’s first public park
Photo: anekoho/Shutterstock

• MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) Bangkok
• Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles
• Rama IX Park
• Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall
• Romaneenart Park
• Royal-Barges National Museum
• Santichaiprakan Park
• Saranrom Park
• Suan Pakkad Palace
• The Museum of Floral Culture
• Yaowarat Road (Chinatown)

Chiang Mai

• Bhubing Palace
• Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Centre
• Chiang Mai National Museum
• Chiang Mai Night Safari
• Khun Chang Kian
• Mon Jam
• Nongbuakhad Park
• Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden

Located in a valley surrounded by rainforest, Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden has flower gardens, an orchid nursery, an arboretum, greenhouses, a canopy walkway and a network of walking trails
Photo: My Chiang Mai Tour

• Royal Park Rajaphruek
• Samoeng strawberry gardens (Doi Nok Strawberry Garden, Grand Berry Garden, Nop-PhuPha Garden, Pai See Tong Strawberry Garden, Wongwan Garden)
• Tweechol Botanic Garden
• Wiang Kum Kam

Chiang Rai

• Baan Dam (Black House Museum)
• Choui Fong Tea Plantation
• Doi Tung Palace
• Hilltribe Museum
• Huao Hin Fon Hot Springs
• King Mengrai Monument
• Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park
• Maekachan Hot Springs
• Singha Park

Chiang Saen

• Chiang Saen National Museum
• Hall of Opium (Golden Triangle Park)
• The Golden Triangle

Hatyai

• Hat Yai Cable Car
• Hat Yai Municipal Park
• Magic Eye 3D Museum
• Phra Buddha Mongkol Maharaj
• Pruksa Park

Hua Hin

• Black Mountain Water Park
• Khao Takiab
• Mrigadayavan Palace
• Pala-U Waterfall
• Plearn Wan Shopping Village
• The Venezia
• Vana Nava Water Jungle

Kanchanaburi

• Erawan Waterfall

Erawan National Park’s star attraction is the seven-tiered Erawan Waterfall
Photo: Thai National Parks

• Hell Fire Pass Memorial Museum
• Phu Toei Waterfall

Mae Hong Son Province

• Bua Tong Field (Doi Mae-U-Kho)
• Microwave Hmong Village
• Pha Suea Waterfall
• Phraya Singhanatracha Memorial
• Su Tong Pea Bridge
• Tham Kaew Komol (Calzite Crystal Cave)
• Tham Lod

Pai

• Chinese Yunnan Village
• Mae Yen Waterfall
• Mor Paeng Waterfall
• Pai Canyon
• Pai World War Bridge
• Pam Bok Waterfall

Pattaya

• Apex Observation Deck, Pattaya Park Tower
• Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark
• Coral Island
• Khao Chi Chan (Buddha Mountain)
• Khao Pattaya Viewpoint
• Nong Nooch Tropical Garden
• Pattaya Sheep Farm
• Ramayana Water Park
• Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!
• Sanctuary of Truth
• Teddy Bear Museum Pattaya

Phetchaburi

• Maruekhathaiyawan Palace
• Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park
• Santorini Park

Phuket

• Big Buddha
• Cashew Nut Factory
(Sri Bhurapa Orchid, Methee Cashew Nut)
• Gibbon Rehabilitation Project
• Jui Tui Shrine
• Karon Viewpoint (Kata Viewpoint)
• Kiew Tien Keng Shrine
• Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

See how elephants which have been rescued from decades of abuse and exploitation roam, forage, bath and play in a natural environment at the 30-acre Phuket Elephant Sanctuary
Photo: Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

• Phuket FantaSea
• Phuket Old Town
• Promthep Cape

Sangkhlaburi

• Mon Bridge (wooden)
• Wat Saam Prasob

Songkhla

• Golden Mermaid Statue
• Khao Noi Palace
• Laem Samila Beach
• Songkhla Aquarium
• Songkhla Municipal Song Thale Park
• Songkhla National Museum
• Songkhla Old Town Wall
• Tang Kuan Hill

Sukhothai

• Ramkhamhaeng National Museum
• Si Satchanalai Historical Park
• Sukhothai Historical Park

Trang Province

• Thung Khai Botanic Garden

Ubon Ratchathani Province

• Pha Chan Village
• Sam Phan Bok (Grand Canyon of Thailand)

Udon Thani Province

• Ban Na Kha Silk Village
• City Pillar Shrine (San Lak Mueang)
• Nong Prajak Park
• Phu Phra Bat Historical Park
• Red Lotus Sea (Talay Bua Deang)
• Udon Thani Museum