Top Tourist Attractions in Thailand

Thailand is a Southeast Asian country. Thailand is also famous for tropical beaches, majestic royal palaces, old ruins and well-decorated temples exhibiting figures of Buddha.

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1 Railay Beach

Krabi region is home to some of Thailand’s most famous beach attractions, and Railay is the cream of the crop. Widely thought one of the amazing beaches in the country, Railay delivers on promises of white sand beaches, clear blue water, and a feeling that you’ve found a slice of heaven. 

2 Koh Phi Phi

The Phi Phi Islands is in Krabi, and this one is one of Thailand’s most famous resort areas for a reason. Only Phi Phi Don is colonized, with day trips available to the neighboring islands. One of the enjoyable spots on Koh Phi Phi is Monkey Beach, where you’ll come face-to-face, literally, with the namesake creatures. 

3 The Grand Palace, Bangkok

Even if your intention for Thailand principally involve frolicking on a beach, cozying up to elephants, and taking as much Massaman curry and tom ka gai as humanly possible, you’ll probably kill at least a day or two in Bangkok. 

4 Sunday Walking Street, Chiang Mai

Every Thailand tourist look forward to inexpensive and delicious food, and it can be found in abundance at Chiang Mai’s Sunday Night Walking Street. Vendors sell all kinds of treats: pad Thai, chicken satay, samosas, crab cakes, fried bananas, sweet rotees, and fresh fruit shakes.

5 Pai

Thailand’s reputation as a country of beautiful landscapes and friendly people is thanks primarily to the world-renowned southern beaches. Most people don’t realize that the vast north is also home to breathtaking views, though these are different entirely. 

6 Doi Suthep

Perhaps the best-known wat in Chiang Mai sits atop Doi Suthep, a mountain overlooking Thailand’s northern rose of a city. You’ll have an opportunity to marvel at intricate religious carvings, in a crowd of monks, devout Buddhist followers, and fellow travelers. You can also observe worship rituals, and gaze out over the ever-growing sprawl of Chiang Mai city. 

7 Sukhothai Old City

Sukhothai is a famous stop for history buffs and photography enthusiasts, as there are many beautiful photo ops in this old capital of Thailand. Remains of this old city still stand proud despite standing centuries of battle and outpouring to the elements. Sukhothai’s ancient City is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and much has been invested in restoring and preserving one of Thailand’s most important historical sites.

8 Floating Markets

A tour of the floating markets is a fun way to do some shopping and taking while supporting local vendors and observing local trade in action. Some do seem to cater more to the visitor crowds than to be part of the fabric of local Thais’ daily lives, but others make for a lovely authentic travel experience.

Here are the ten best Thai foods to try:

  • Pad Thai
  • Fried Rice
  • Green Chicken Curry
  • Spicy Beef Salad
  • Red Curry
  • Morning Glory
  • Spicy Shrimp Soup
  • Chicken Cashew Nut
  • Spicy Green Papaya Salad
  • Chicken in Coconut Soup
  • Bonus! Khao Soi

Tourist Attractions in Cozumel

Whether you want to explore the Mayan ruins, swim in the Great Maya Reef or relax on the white sandy beaches, Cozumel boasts numerous tourist attractions that tell the story of local history and culture and also give visitors a chance to enjoy some recreational activities outdoors. From Punta Sur Park to the San Gervasio archaeological site, the island of Cozumel caters to the visitors of all ages.

Cozumel Island Museum

The Museum of the Island of Cozumel, located in downtown San Miguel, houses two floors of exhibits and collections that tell the story of the island’s natural environment and local culture. Visitors can learn about the pre-Colombian and Colonial periods, wildlife migration patterns to and from the island, archeology and pirate attacks on the island throughout history. A restaurant on the second floor serves breakfast and offers views of the Caribbean Sea.

Punta Sur LightHouse

Punta Sur Ecological Park offers boat trips through the lagoons and snorkeling excursions and is also home to the Punta Sur LightHouse, a historic lighthouse open to the public. Visitors can climb up to the top of the tower to enjoy panoramic views of the beach, dunes, lagoons, and coves throughout the nature preserve.

Discover Mexico

This is a cultural theme park that tells the history and culture of Mexico in pre-Hispanic, Colonial, and modern times. Tourists can walk through the park to see replicas of famous sites, ruins, and colonial buildings, and also watch video documentaries in a state-of-the-art theater on-site. The Isla Cozumel organization consults to take at least 80 minutes to walk through the entire park grounds.

Faro Celarain Eco Park

Observe the nature reserve at the Faro Celarain Eco Park, put out a few hours snorkeling or look over the museum on-site to learn about the ecosystem of the island of Cozumel. The eco-park houses an extensive collection of flora and fauna and protects over a thousand species of animals and plants. Tourists can take a self-guided tour of the grounds to enjoy the historic lighthouse, the famous Mayan ruin El Caracol and the mangroves and reefs along the coast. It is open 7 days a week.

The Island of Cozumel or “Isla Cozumel” as it’s known in Spanish is located 12 miles off the coast opposite Playa del Carmen in the Yucatan Peninsula. Cancun, known as “Mexico’s top party destination” is 45 miles to the north of Cozumel.

Mexico travel can be enjoyed year-round, but the best time to visit Cozumel is during the months from March to June, before the hurricane season commences. The hottest months are July and August which coincides with the hurricane season that lasts until November. Winter is Cozumel’s busiest period, and it runs from December through to March.

What to Eat in Cozumel:

  • Half Senor Frogs
  • Colores y Sabores
  • La Cucina Italiana
  • COZ Coffee Roasting Company Cozumel
  • Habanero’s Grill & Bar
  • Taco y Tequila Cozumel
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
  • Diego’s
  • Buccanos at Night
  • Sal de Mar
  • El Billy Asados Al Carbon