Thailand is undoubtedly one of the most gorgeous countries in the world with its picturesque nature and rich heritage. You will admit this fact when you visit Thailand for the first time. Exploring Thailand’s charming attractions one after another, you will notice that Thailand is not like any other place on earth. It almost looks like you are living a scene from a Disney animation or Avatar.
Top 24 attractions in Thailand
Thailand’s historical, cultural, and natural attractions delight every visitor. Here are 24 of our favorite attractions in Thailand:
- Nong Nooch Tropical Garden
- Floating markets
- Walking street of Pattaya
- Art in Paradise
- Sanctuary of Truth Museum
- Big Buddha Temple
- Koh Larn
- Wat Rong Khun (White Temple)
- Railay Beach
- Buddha Mountain Pattaya (Khao Chi Chan)
- Underwater World Pattaya
- Pattaya’s waterparks
- Pattaya night bazaar
- Jomtien Beach
- Mini Siam
- Pattaya Elephant Village
- The Grand Palace of Bangkok
- The historic town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns
- Erawan National Park
- Burma Railway
- Beaches of Thailand
- Phi Phi Islands
- Ripley’s Believe it or not! Pattaya
- Ayutthaya Historical Park
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden
Another unique attraction in Thailand is Nong Nooch Tropical Garden. Nong Nooch is a botanical garden and one of the best gardens in Pattaya and Thailand; a large garden with different types of plants. In addition to watching the garden’s beauty, you can enjoy activities such as boating and elephant riding, watching Thai shows, etc.
More than 5000 visitors visit this beautiful garden daily. Nong Nooch is a complex of several gardens, and every one is designed in a unique way. Some of its gardens are the Italian garden, french garden, cactus garden, etc.
- Location: 34 Na Chom Thian, Sattahip District, Chon Buri 20250, Thailand.
- Timings: every day from 8 am to 6 pm.
Floating Markets of Thailand
Floating markets of Thailand top the list of this magical country’s attractions. Before the modernization and coming along the modern transportation facilities in this country, the waterlines and traditional boats (also known as Rua Hang Yao) were the standard transportation service in this country.
Nowadays, these markets are mainly tourist attractions that attract many tourists from all over the world. You can have a once-in-a-lifetime experience by exploring these exciting bazaars and shopping in them. Most of the products offered in the floating markets of Thailand are organic and fresh ingredients used in Thailand cuisine recipes. You can see Floating markets in most cities in Thailand, but the most popular ones are in Bangkok and Pattaya.
Walking Street of Pattaya
Another top attraction in Thailand is the Walking Street of Pattaya. Thailand is famous for its nightlife and entertainment. Walking street of Pattaya is the entertainment and nightlife hub of this country, full of bars and nightclubs.
If you are a night lover looking for a place to experience fun and exciting nightlife, Pattaya’s Walking Street is the place for you. Live music, dance, neon light, alcohol, and dancing light are some options that make your visit memorable in this charming place.
Walking Street of Pattaya takes you to the nostalgic streets of New York and Texas, full of bars. You can visit the natural sights of Thailand during the day and spend your nights on Walking Street of Pattaya.
Art in Paradise
Art in Paradise is another striking attraction in Thailand that attract a large number of tourists every year. This art gallery is the first illusion gallery in Thailand with a wide range collection of 3D paintings that you can step in or pose in front of them.
- Location: หมู่ที่ 9 78/34 Pattaya Sai Song Rd, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand.
- Timings: every day from 9:30 am to 8 pm.
Sanctuary of Truth Museum
Another top tourist attraction in Thailand is the Sanctuary of Truth museum in Pattaya. This temple and museum is a historic building from the second half of the twentieth century. The primary material used in building this temple is wood, which is 105 meters in height. The construction of this temple is still in progress, full of religious sculptures and signs made of wood. They say that the construction of this temple will end in 2025.
The main purpose of building the sanctuary of truth is to show the art and culture of Thailand to foreigners. The architecture of this temple is outstanding because if you look from a distance, it seems like it is floating on the water. This place is one of the must-visit attractions of Thailand.
Big Buddha Temple
Big Buddha Temple is another top attraction in Thailand, which is both religious and cultural. The construction and inauguration of this temple date back to 1977. Big Buddha Temple/hill, also known as Wat Phra Yai, is where you can see the biggest Buddha statue of Chonburi. This golden statue of Buddha is the city symbol which you can see from wherever in the city.
Buddha is the main sacred sign in Thailand’s culture, and you can see one of the giant statues made of it in the Big Buddha Temple. If you go to the peak of the hill where the statue is situated, you will get a perfect view overlooking the city.
Koh Larn is another fascinating attraction of Thailand, a small but gorgeous island in the Gulf of Thailand. This magnificent island is famous for its picturesque beaches and calm water, providing the perfect spot for swimming or basic water sports. Koh Larn is a small island, but it is full of resorts, from economical to luxurious accommodations.
The island’s northern part is where you will see Ta Waen beach, full of restaurants and shops. Koh Larn is only 7 kilometers away from Pattaya beach but far enough to take you away from the city’s crowd. This island will show you the ultimate beauty of Thailand’s nature. Make sure you visit this island on your trip to this wonderful country.
Wat Rong Khun (White Temple)
Do you want to see a Buddhist temple with a modern twist? Look no further than Wat Rong Khun. Chalermchai Kositpipat is the owner of this temple who designed and built this building in 1997. this privately owned building is actually an art exhibit that was built in a way to look like a Buddhist temple. This temple is another must-visit attraction in Thailand, which is an inspirational design that uses all of the Buddhist religion’s narratives as an inspiration. For instance, Chalermchai chose white to show Buddha’s purity and innocence.
- Location: 60 หมู่ที่ 1 Phahonyothin Rd, Pa O Don Chai, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand
- Timings: every day from 8 am to 5 pm.
as we mentioned before, Thailand is famous for its picturesque natural attractions, many of which are coasts. Most of Thailand’s gorgeous beaches are in Krabi province, including Railay Beach as well. Railay Beach is a white sandy beach on a small peninsula that is the most popular beach in Thailand.
Most people visiting Railay come to enjoy the scenery and water sports on this gorgeous beach, but you can also try rock climbing on this charming peninsula. There’s also an exciting cave on this beach named Diamond cave that attracts many tourists. If you want a more calm activity to experience on Railay beach, you can try massaging or dining on this beautiful beach.
Buddha Mountain Pattaya (Khao Chi Chan)
Buddha Mountain, or Khao Chi Chan, is another picturesque attraction in Thailand with religious and artistic features. Buddha Mountain is a limestone mountain with a grand shape of lord Buddha in golden color carved on it. Buddha Mountain dates back to the last decade of the Twentieth century.
Buddha Mountain is one of the prominent landmarks of Pattaya and Thailand, which is 109 meters in height and 70 meters in width. Buddha Mountain is a grand mountain cut in half, and due to its measures, it can be seen from miles away. Some believe that it is the grandest shape of Buddha in the world.
- Location: Soi Khao Chi Chan, Na Chom Thian, Sattahip District, Chon Buri 20250, Thailand.
- Timings: every day from 6 am to 6 pm.
Underwater World Pattaya
Underwater world of Pattaya is another of Thailand’s top attractions. this charming place is an aquarium featuring the marine life of Pattaya. There’s a 100 meters long underwater tunnel representing an extensive collection of marine creatures with thousands of species.
Thailand is famous for its precious marine life and beautiful coasts. In the underwater world of Pattaya, you can see the beauty of the aquatic lifestyle in the waters and bays of Thailand.
- Location: 22 22 หมู่ 11 Sukhumvit Road, ตำบล หนองปรือ Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand.
- Timings: every day from 9 am to 6 pm.
A great deal of Thailand and mostly Pattaya’s attractions are its exciting watersports that you can enjoy on both coasts and waterparks of this city. Some people like to enjoy watersports in waterparks rather than experiencing them on the beaches. The reason is that waterparks are much safer than beaches.
Suppose you are traveling with a child and looking for a safer place to enjoy watersports and have a fun experience without worrying about your children’s safety. In that case, you can visit Pattaya’s waterparks. The waterparks of this charming city provide a safe and fun place to enjoy watersports with a wide range of exciting rides.
Some of Pattaya’s famous waterparks are Pattaya Waterpark, Ramayana Waterpark, Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark, etc.
Pattaya Night Bazaar
Pattaya night bazaar is another exciting attraction in Thailand that you should visit. Most of the products offered in Pattaya night bazaar are made in Thailand, that’s why it is the best place to look for souvenirs or see the traditional handicrafts of their culture.
Pattaya night bazaar is a traditional Thai market where you can look for traditional handicrafts of their culture. Apart from shopping, you can see a traditional Thai shopping center or see their traditional handicrafts like an exhibit.
- Location: 519/106 หมู่ที่ 10 Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand.
- Timings: every day from 11 am to 10 pm.
Jomtien beach is another one of Thailand’s top attractions that attract many visitors. You should visit Jomtien beach if you don’t like the crowd on beaches and you are looking for a calmer beach to enjoy the clear water and beautiful nature.
Jomtien beach is a 6 kilometers long coast located 3 kilometers away south of central Pattaya. This luxurious beach is a neighborhood full of accommodations, bars, and restaurants where you can loose yourself and enjoy beautiful nature.
Mini Siam is another exciting attraction in Thailand with a new idea. Mini Siam is a miniature park in Pattaya that was inaugurated in 1986. a miniature shape of Thailand’s famous sights and landmarks are showcased in Mini Siam. This outdoor park is a great place for seeing a collection of Thailand’s top attractions’ replicas in a small form.
- Location: 387 Sukhumvit Road, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand.
- Timings: every day from 9 am to 6 pm.
Pattaya Elephant Village
Another top attraction in Thailand is Pattaya’s Elephant Village. Elephants are considered sacred animals in Thailand and the Buddhist religion. In this village, you can enjoy the company of elephants, feed them, or see how they are worshiped. This village is one of Thailand’s attractions that represents both nature and culture of this beautiful country.
- Location: 48/120 หมู่ที่ 7 Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand.
- Timings: every day from 10 am to 5 pm.
The Grand Palace of Bangkok
The Grand Palace of Bangkok is not only one of the best attractions of Thailand but also the top attraction of Bangkok city. This attraction is a complex of more than 100 buildings. The main building is the temple of the Emerald Buddha. This complex is, without a doubt, the most known and famous attraction in Bangkok, representing this charming city’s culture and architecture. The construction of this palace started in 1782.
- Location: Na Phra Lan Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand.
- Timings: every day from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
The historic town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns
The historic town of Sukhothai and two other associated towns are another must-visit attraction in Thailand. Sukhothai historical park, Si Satchanalai historical park, and Kamphaeng Phet historical park are all recognized as UNESCO world heritage sites. The capital of Siam’s first kingdom was Sukhothai in the 13th and 14th centuries.
You can see the starting point of Thai architecture in these historic parks. These historic towns are full of ruins from the 13th century to this day, illustrating the process of this culture’s architectural change.
Erawan National Park
Another top attraction in Thailand is Erawan Waterfalls. This charming national site is where you will see one of Thailand’s most significant falls. This gorgeous park shows you a small part of Thailand’s nature’s glam. The beauty of Erawan Fall’s nature will amaze every visitor; it almost seems like a strange but gorgeous place from a movie. Erawan Falls’ tiers are one of the most beautiful parts of Thailand’s nature, attracting many visitors annually.
Burma Railway is a 415 kilometers long transit line built in 1942 that connects Ban Pong city in Thailand to Thanbyuzayat city in Burma. This railway is one of the best attractions in Thailand, also known as the Death railway. This railway is very famous among locals and tourists for its picturesque views and its horrifying history.
During world war two, this railway was used as a transit line to supply the troops or to move the POWs by Japan. Stories told it is believed that more than 90,000 civilians and over 16,000 POWs died on this railway. If you want a thrilling experience to rush adrenaline through your blood, you should explore the two-hour ride of Burma Railway or the Death Railway.
Beaches of Thailand
You can’t talk about Thailand’s top attractions and not mention its fascinating beaches. Thailand is home to some of Worlds most charming beaches. Thailand’s beautiful coasts are probably one of the main reasons that millions of tourists visit this wonderful country every year.
Ko Sumi, Railay beach, Ko Phi Phi, and Ko Tao are some of Thailand’s best beaches that you must visit on your visit to this beautiful country.
Phi Phi Islands
Phi Phi Islands is an island group in Thailand that tops the list of Thailand’s best attractions. Phi Phi islands is a group of islands located in Krabi province. You can plan a one-day visit to this charming island. Some of Thailand’s best beaches are located on Phi Phi island, like Monkey Beach, Maya beach, Long beach, etc.
Despite the scenic views and picturesque scenery in Phi Phi islands, this island is very famous for its unique and precious wildlife. Phi Phi islands is the location of “The Beach,” a movie played by Leonardo DiCaprio.
Ripley’s Believe it or not! Pattaya
Ripley’s believe it or not is another top attraction in Thailand that has a strange name for a museum. The only weird thing about this museum is not its name; believe me!
This museum showcases a large collection of more than 300 items that are weird, jaw-dropping, and beautiful at the same time.
- Location: 218 Beach Rd, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand.
- Timings: every day from 11 am to 10 pm.
Ayutthaya Historical Park
One of Thailand’s must-visit attractions is Ayutthaya Historical Park. You can take a quick look at Thailand’s history in this historical park. Ayutthaya historical park is an ancient city that goes back to the beginning of the second half of the 14th century. This ancient city was the second capital of the Siamese kingdom.
- Location: 196 หมู่ที่ 4 Khlong Tho Rd, Pratu Chai Sub-district, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand.
- Timings: every day from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm.
Final words about Thailand’s top attractions
Thailand is without a doubt, one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with a record of over 7 or 8 million tourists per year. We’ve listed down 24 of this country’s most scenic and interesting attractions. have a great time.