Photo: Longtails on West Railay Beach.

The best places to go in Thailand

Please find below quick links to all destinations in Thailand that we currently cover on Travelfish, organised on a regional basis. Some areas, such as large islands, have been broken down into smaller areas.

Bangkok and surrounds

Vist Bangkok's many glistening temples, explore the backpacker haven of Khao San Road and head north to the ancient Thai capital of Ayutthaya.


Areas around Bangkok


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Central Thailand

Visit Kanchanaburi's Bridge over the River Kwai, float over the remote and sunken town of old Sangkhlaburi and explore the ruins at monkey infested Lopburi.


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Northern Thailand

Visit Thailand's ancient capital at Sukhothai, trek in the remote hinterland of Nan, savour the outstanding Northern Thai cuisine of Chiang Mai and relax in the backpacker hide-outs of Pai and Soppong.


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Northeast Thailand

Sample classic I-san cuisine in Ubon Ratchathani, enjoy the Mekong scenery in Mukdahan and the whacky sculpture gardens in Nong Khai. Experience the outrageous Rocket Festival in Yasothon and of course, the Elephant Round-up in Surin.


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Eastern Thailand

Choose from Thailand's bounty of eastern islands -- close to Bangkok Ko Samet, Thailand's elephant island Ko Chang, little known Ko Maak, well off-the-beaten-track Ko Kut and the pricey yet totally relaxing Ko Mun Nork.


Areas around Ko Chang


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Southern Thailand

Thailand's beach paradise. Head to the east coast to relax with the family on Ko Samui, party on Ko Pha Ngan and dive on Ko Tao. Then head to the west coast for Phuket, the cliffs of Railay Bay, the low-key Ko Lanta, rapidly rebuilding Ko Phi Phi and a bevvy of island getaways off Trang.


Areas around Ko Lanta


Areas around Phuket


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