Thailand is a beautiful and diverse country where ancient ruins meet modern cities. Since November through February are the best months to visit, we’ve scoped out some notable spots. Here’s a little tour of Thailand to inspire your next trip.
Bangkok is Thailand’s capital and largest city. Come here for a lively nightlife scene, beautiful shrines, and lots and lots of Buddhas.
Visiting the markets in Samut Songkhram makes a great day-trip from Bangkok, especially the Amphawa Floating Market and the Maeklong Railway Market. Pick up some local produce or indulge in Thailand’s amazing street food.
Rail is a great way to get around Thailand – If you really want an adventure, try “Death Railway”; a railway built around cliffs during WWII that took the lives of over 100,000 laborers. Yikes.
Want to be one with nature? Khao Sok National Park is a nature preserve that immerses you in the rainforest and can be explored via hiking or kayaking.
To get away from it all, visit Koh Lipe island, near Malaysia’s border. It is a paradise island known for its sandy beaches and grass-roofed bungalows. You can only get to Koh Lipe via boat, and there are no cars on the island. It’s so tiny though, walking is the perfect form of transportation!
For a true resort experience, the Phi Phi Islands have it all from sailing, diving and rock climbing to sunbathing on the beach. Each island offers a different experience, so island hopping is a must. Fun fact: Koh Phi Phi Leh is the island where ‘The Beach’ was filmed featuring Leonardo Di Caprio.
The number of Buddhist temples in Thailand are endless. Here are a few notable ones:
In central Thailand, Wat Mahathat is a restored Buddhist temple that is part of the Ayutthaya Kingdom. It is famous for its Buddha head intertwined in tree roots.
Wat Pha Sorn Kaew is a temple in north-central Thailand and is one of the most unique and exquisite temples in the region.
In northern Thailand sits Wat Rong Khun, also known as “The White Temple”. Its modern design is unusual but is what makes this temple special.