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Best places to visit in Thailand

Thailand is a country offering multiple different aspects. A very popular tourist destination, the country attracts visitors as much for its cultural riches as for its magnificent scenery and white sandy beaches.

Thailand actually has a great deal to offer the curious traveller, with Its capital, in particular, offering a wonderful cross-sample of what you can expect to find in the country. Bangkok is a city that simply buzzes with noise and vitality. Food stalls in the streets, trendy spots in which to party or go shopping, and not forgetting the temples, or the markets extending for kilometres – there really is something to suit every taste.

Continue on to the South and in 90 minutes you will find yourself at the beach. History buffs will probably prefer to take the road north to Ayutthaya and its temple, with all its many Buddhas. And heading further north still, Chiang Mai, the thick jungle and the area's preserved local traditions, in particular, are sure to delight lovers of tranquillity, good food and hiking.

Moving on to the southeast, fans of wide open spaces are sure to be captivated by Phang Nga Bay and its gorgeous aquatic landscapes. Phuket and Krabi, which lie in the surrounding area, are ideal destinations for fans of beaches and partying to spend some time at. And out in the Gulf of Thailand, the islands of Ko Tao,Ko Pha Ngan and Ko Samui serve as great destinations for both novice and experienced divers and anyone simply looking to enjoy the country's most beautiful beaches.

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Amphawa is an authentic floating market that takes place every weekend in the province of Samut Songkram. 
Chumpon is a town in south of Thailand which is the transit point for going to or returning from the island of Koh Tao.
Situated to the east of Bangkok, Erawan is a national park that is best known for its turquoise blue waterfalls.
Kanchanaburi, in the west of the country, is a beautiful region visited mainly for the bridge on the River Kwai and for the national parks in the area.
Khao Sok is a national park north of Phang Nga Bay, not far from the tourist island of Phuket. 
Khong Jiam is a small, tranquil town on the banks of the Mekong River, opposite Laos.
Elephant Island is one of the most important islands in Thailand, and a good place to spend a few days visiting and lazing around. 
Koh Mai Phai is an island paradise that is part of the Koh Phi Phi archipelago.
Ko Tao is an island belonging to Thailand, which is located off the coast in the south-eastern part of the country, between Surat Thani and Chumphon.
Mae Rim is an area directly to the north of Chiang Mai, a little corner of the countryside only a couple of steps from the town.
During a stay in north Thailand, Mae Salong is the place to go for lovers of nature, calm, and tradition. 
Nan is a town in the mountainous region bordering Laos, in northeast Thailand. 
Nang Yuan is made up of two small islands linked by a sand bar, not far from Koh Tao.
Phang Nga is an area with stunningly beautiful countryside. So no wonder films like James Bond have been made there! 
Situated at Nakhon Pathom, only 1 hour from Bangkok, Phra Pathom Chedi is the highest stupa in Thailand (and nearly the highest in the world).
This temple is in the Isan region of Thailand, not far from a militarized zone, which is witness to the tensions that exist between Thailand and Cambodia.
Ranong is a seaside town (on the Andaman coast), on the frontier with Myanmar.
Samut Songkram is a small town located at the mouth of the Mae KlongRiver, not far from Bangkok. It’s a little haven of peace in the middle of the coconut groves. 
Sangkhlaburi is a village close to the Burmese border and famous for a long, wooden bridge that crosses the lake.
Enchanting islands with penetrating blue waters
Thale Noi, as its Thai name suggests, is a little sea (an inland sea in fact), located in the province of Phattalung.
Chiang Mai is the capital of Northern Thailand.
The Golden Triangle is a mountainous region that straddles three countries: Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar.
Sukhothai was the Kingdom of Siam's first capital city and is today listed as a UNESCO World Heritage.
Enjoy a visit to this charming village perched up in the hills, with its calm, relaxing atmosphere!
The highest summit in Thailand is a great place to go for a day trip.
A stay in north Thailand is unmissable and, while you are visiting Chiang Mai, don't miss the temple of Doï Suthep.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Khao Yai is Thailand's oldest national park.
At less than three hours from Bangkok in the Gulf of Siam, the island of Koh Samet boasts stunning beaches and a calm setting for visitors wanting to enjoy a family holiday.
Ko Pha Ngan is a paradisaical island with very varied scenery in the Gulf of Thailand.