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We guess everything about Thailand is great. Either you want to see the beautiful beaches, islands, national parks, lakes, hotels, or any incredible things Thailand is best for your next trip. And if you are wondering what to do there, here are 20 Thing to do in Thailand as a Tourist.

Thailand Quick Guide:

  • Area: 198,117 mi²
  • Capital: Bangkok
  • Location: Southeast Asia
  • Population: 68.86 million (2016)
  • Currency: Thai baht
  • Official Language: Thai
  • Population Density: 135 sq. Km in 2016
  • Religion: Theravada Buddhist, Hinduism
  • Time zone: ICT (UTC+7)
  • Weather: Hot and humid, with a long monsoon season
  • Famous For: Beaches, Spicy Cuisine, Thai massage
  • Airport: Suvarnabhumi Airport (Bangkok International Airport), Don Mueang International Airport, Phuket International Airport
  • Web: The official website of Tourism Authority of Thailand

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1. Best Tourist Attraction in Thailand

Thailand's beauty and attractions will overwhelm you and make your time incredibly worthwhile. It does not matter where you are from, being in Thailand will bring you to explore many new attractions and Unexpected Places.

Things to do for free in Thailand are exploring the Taling Chan, Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bang Krachao, Suan Rot Fai, Ko Kret Island, Baan Silpain Artist's house and so on.

Visit most popular landmarks: Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, Wat Pha Sorn Kaew, Ayutthaya Historical Park, Sanctuary of Truth, The Land Split, Khao San Road.

Visit some neighborhood places such as Banglamphu, Bangrak, Pathumwan, Ekamai, Chinatown, Khao San Road, Victory Monument, Sukhumvit, and others.

Worth-seeing architectural buildings in Thailand are Wat Chedi Luang Varavihara, Kim Thompson House, Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Ancient City, Chiang Mai Women's Correctional Institution, and many more.

Best coast areas in Thailand are Maya bay, Hua Hin Beach, Patong Beach, Sairee Beach, Lamai Beach, Haad Rin, White Sand Beach, Koh Mun Nork, and Railay Beach.

Most beautiful water fountains in Thailand is situated in The Royal Park, Chaing Mai water fountain.

Famous shipping ports to explore which are Bangkok Port, Ranong Port, Laem Chabang Port, Chiang Saen Port, and Chiang Khong Port.

2. Best Spiritual Places in Thailand

Thailand is best-known as a home to several beautiful monasteries. Buddism is followed all over the country, however, few percentage of people practice Christianity and Islam. Largest statue of Buddha in Thailand is one of the world-class religious heritage.

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World famous monasteries in Thailand, some of them are Wat Arun, Wat Sriboonruang, Wat Suan Mokkh, Wat Marp Jan and Wat Pah Nanachat.

Most popular church and cathedrals in Thailand are St. Louis Catholic Church, Church of Santa Cruz, Holy Redeemer Church, St. Gerard Catholic Church, Holy Rosary Church, and many more.

Listing the historical monuments you can visit are Sukhothai Historical Park, Phanom Rung National Park, Phimai Historical Park, Ayutthaya Historical Park, King Mengrai Monument, Si Satchanalai Historical Park and others.

Famous statues that you will find amazing in this city are Great Buddha of Kamakura, Gal Viharaya, Tain Tan Buddha Statue, Ushiku Daibutsu, Monywa Buddhas, Hussain Sagar Buddha Statue and others.

Historic walking areas in Thailand includes Wat Mahathat, Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, Wat Phra That Doi Kham, Ancient City, Sukhothai Historical Park. 

3. Best Museums in Thailand

Have you ever heard of the museum of death in Thailand? Know more about “Siriraj Medical Museum”. Popular Museums in Thailand like Erawan Museum, Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum are worth visiting.

Museums in Thailand are worth-visiting. There are specialty museums, historic museums, art museums and observatories and planetariums. With no doubt, you will have a great time here with your friends and family.

  1. Specialty Museums you can explore in Thailand are The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, Art in Paradise-Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum, Phuket Trickeye Museum, Chatuchak Flower Market, Siriraj Medical Museum, Erawan Museum and many others.
  2. Historic Museums: Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum and Walking Trail, Vimanmek Mansion, Hall of Opium Museum, and Ban Chiang Museum.
  3. You can also find Observatories and Planetariums which is Royal Thai Navy Third Fleet Turtle Nursery.
  4. Art museums to see are Museum of Contemporary Art, Art in Paradise (Pattaya and Bangkok), Baan Dam Museum, and Bangkok Art & Culture Centre.
  5. Siriraj Medical Museum often called Death Museum is located on Bangkok especially open for medical and health practitioners. 

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4. Best Shopping Malls In Thailand

Thailand has the most beautiful shopping center, branded stores, factory outlets & street markets. Terminal 21, Siam Paragon, CentralWorld, Jungceylon are the largest shopping mall in Thailand.

Well with different wonder Thailand have most beautiful shopping center to visit. You will always find something to buy every time you stopover as all of those shops has a variety of stuff which you cannot resist. So we guess you will have something for everyone.

  1. Best shopping malls you can get in Thailand are Terminal 21, Siam Paragon, CentralWorld, Asiatique The Riverfront, Jungceylon (Patong), Platinum Fashion Mall and some others.
  2. Branded Stores to go are Fly Now, The Emporium, Mango, H.H.G. Brands Inc., CentralWorld, Stradivarius, Terminal 21, Central Chidlom and many more.
  3. Some street markets to explore are Phuket Weekend Market, Sunday Night Market, Pratunam Market, Chatuchak Market, Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market, Band Niang Market and so on.
  4. Antique shops: Hong Antiques, Hawaii Five-O, Thai Décor Pattaya, Paul's Antiques, Crossroads Asia Co. Ltd and Antique Blue.
  5. You can also find many good departmental stores which include Tokyu Department Store, CentralPlaza Ramindra, Robinson Department Store, and Central.
  6. For some gifts shopping, you can visit Tiffany & Co, T.R Gift Shop Limited Partnership, Magnifique Tailor, Amorns Tailors, RK Fashions and Tailors and many more.
  7. Factory Outlets includes Jim Thompson Factory Outlet Store, Premium Outlet, Outlet Mall Pattaya, and Outlet Village Samui.

5. Best Restaurants and Bars In Thailand

Where to eat in Thailand? Find out the Best restaurants, bars traditionally serving Thai Cuisines. Tealicious Bangkok, PEEPS Thai Eatery, Siam Tea Room are some of the most recognized places to eat.

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Maybe you have heard about the Thai special cuisines that melt through your mouth down to your belly. Now it's time to have a bit bite of those foods. If you are worried you won’t really like the Thai style food there are many restaurants that provide you other cuisines too.

  1. Best wine tasting in Thailand, there are Black Amber Social Club, Black Cabin Bar, Black – The Jazz Spot, Miss Violet Vintage Shops, Cohiba Atmosphere Bangkok, and many more.
  2. Best restaurants and bar to have the best Thai taste: you can visit MahaNaga Modern Thai Cuisine Restaurant and Bar, Rock Restaurant and Bar, Pam's Restaurant and Bar and some others.
  3. Zound Cruise, Bangkok Boat Party, EDM Boat Party, Yolo Boat Circus x Hype Luxury Boat Club, Jump Up, and Blanco Boat Party are the cruise party to have in Thailand.
  4. Breweries: there are Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd, Beerfest, Thai Asia Pacific Brewery, Tawandang German Brewery Rama 3, Full Moon Brewworks – Microbrewery & Restaurant, and many more.

6. Best Hotels In Thailand

Are you worrying about the best hotels to stay in Thailand, or looking for the luxury 5-star hotel. Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui, Bangkok Cheap Hotels and Resorts, Sareeraya Villas & Suites provides luxurious night in Thailand.

Being in Thailand you will never have any complaints about hotels. This place serves you with the best accommodation to stay with reasonable price.

  1. For a luxurious night in Thailand you can stay in Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui, Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, Sareeraya Villas & Suites, Sandalwood Luxury Villas, and Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle are some luxury Star Hotels.
  2. You can also find many budget hotels as an option which includes Citin Pratunam Hotel, ON8 Hotel Sukhumvit Nana by Compass Hotel, Bangkok Cheap Hotels and Resorts, Koh Lipe, Lipe Beach Resort and more.

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7. Best Sailing, Cruises and Water Tours in Thailand

Thailand Offers the world-class luxury cruises, sailing, boat tours and water relating activities. Dolphin and Whale watching is also a unique and must-see activity in cities like Bangkok and Phuket.

Fun in water is the next best thing that can be done in Thailand. Whether it be diving in the deep sea, having a boat tour, have a private cruise party or marine animals watching there is no space to say no to all these.

  1. For boat tours, there are Phuket Sail Tours, John Gray's Sea Canoe, Simba Sea Trips, Two Sea Tour, Goodtime Adventures – Koh Tao, Co Van Kessel Bangkok Tours and others.
  2. If you want to have some private space with your own people a boat can also be rented. There are Dream Yacht Charter, Thailand Vacation Rentals, Thailand Luxury Yacht Charters, and others for you.
  3. You can also do dolphin and whale watching in Bangkok, Phuket, Ko Phi Phi islands and another part of Thailand.
  4. For fishing charters and tours you can go through Thai Fishing, Phuket Fishing Charters, Wahoo Phuket FIshins and Yacht Charter, Exotic Fishing Thailand, Green Andaman Travel, Attack Fishing Tour, and others.
  5. Surfing, Windsurfing, and Kitesurfing in Thailand are also quite fun. North Kiteboarding Club, Skyla's Surf & SUP Club, KBA-Kiteboarding Asia, and Kite Zone Phuket are some.
  6. If you are willing to have a scuba and snorkeling Phuket Dive Tours, Kon-Tiki Krabi Diving & Snorkeling Center, Super Divers (Patong), Aussie Divers Phuket, Ocean Sound Dive & Yoga and many others.

8. Best Day Trips & Excursion Tours in Thailand

The Best Thailand Day Trips & Excursions is Phuket to Phi Phi Islands by Speedboat. Recreational Bangkok Tours, Ayutthaya Temples., Chiangmai Trekking with Piroon are also most famous.

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Thailand is the city of beauty and you can explore several hiking trails, mountains, hills, and beaches to spend your day. You can also have bike tours or city tour for a day.

  1. If you are willing for nature and wildlife tours Elephant Nature Park, John Gray's Sea Canoe, Patara Elephant Farm tour, Blue Elephant Thailand Tours, Lanna Kingdom Tours and so on.
  2. For City Tour BKK Tour, Recreational Bangkok Tours, Withlocals, Expique-Bangkok Tours and Experiences, Thai Sabai Life Bangko Day Tours and others,   
  3. Chiangmai Trekking with Piroon, Siam River Adventures, Chan Trekking Tour, Good Morning Thailand Tours, Hollow Mountain Extreme Adventure Park, and others are best hiking tours in Thailand.
  4. Follow Me Bike tours, Go Bangkok Tours, Recreational Bangkok Biking, Grasshopper Adventures, and Just Nok Tours are some bike tours in Thailand.

9. Best Parks and Nature Attractions in Thailand

Thailand has an abundant number of natural attractions like a national park, beaches, & waterfalls. One of the most popular national parks and conservation center in Thailand are Erawan National Parks and Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary.

Thailand has many places which have been conserved by the government. You can have a quality time in going through national parks, national conserved area, or beautiful islands and gardens.

  1. Some of the most popular national parks in Thailand are Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, Khao Yai National Park, Doi Inthanon National Park, Khao Sok National Park, Kaeng Krachan National Park, Erawan National Parks and others.
  2. If you want to have fun in water and sand you can visit beaches like Pa Tong, Phi Phi Island, Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan, Ao Nang, Khao Lak, Ko Samet and so on.
  3. There are different beautiful gardens in Thailand which are Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden, Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, Wang Saen Suk Hell Garden, Thai Garden Resort, Thai Garden Inn and many others.
  4. Nearby islands to have fun are Shark Island, Koh Lao Liang, Pai Island, Phi Phi Islands, The Naka Island, Hong Island, The Village Coconut Island and others.
  5. Some of the attractive water fountains in Thailand are Mae Ya Waterfall, Pam Bok Waterfall, Pa La-U Waterfall, Erawan National Park, Namtok Pha Charoen National Park and many more.
  6. You can also find natural and conservation areas like Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary, Khlong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary, Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary, Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary, and others.

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10. Best Fun Activities & Games in Thailand

Thailand is the home of a world-class professional golf club, waterparks, amusement park, & stadiums. Every year thousands number of tourist travel to Thailand for golf and sports.

Well if you are really bored roaming around there is always an option for games to have fun. You can find many gaming centers, golf courses, and stadium to spend time. If not you can also visit amusement parks.

  1. Golf Courses in Thailand are Loch Palm Golf Club, Royal Gems Golf City, Thai Country Club, Chiang Mai Highlands Golf and Spa Resort, Phoenix Gold Golf & Country Club and many more.
  2. Ramayana Water Park (Pattaya), Surf House Phuket, Safari World, Phuket Fantasea, Black Mountain Water Park and some are popular amusement parks in Thailand.
  3. Sports stadiums like Rajamangala Stadium, Thammasat Stadium, New I-Mobile Stadium, Suphachalasai Stadium, 80th Birthday Stadium are famous.
  4. Some gaming centers are The Escape Hunt Experience Bangkok, Paragon Cineplex, The Mall Bangkapi, Escape Break, KidZania Bangkok, Flow House Bangkok, and different others.  

11. Best Casino and Gambling Places in Thailand

Casino and Gambling are not encouraged in Thailand but they have a popular cockfighting tradition. This tradition is believed to be commenced in the 16th Century.

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This place does not entertain gambling and does not have any casinos. Rather the people enjoy cockfighting which is one of the most entertaining games here. Gambling is illegal however cockfighting is legal and very popular.

12. Best Concert and Shows in Thailand

Every year hundreds of Concert, Events, Shows are held in Thailand. Check out the upcoming concerts.

Going to concerts and events will bring unexpected enjoyment to your tour. There are several live music bars and pubs, jazz clubs, and many other places to have a good time with some beverage in your hand and your soul in music.

  1. For best live music Saxophone Pub, Brick Bar, Hard Rock Café, Maggie Choo's, The Rock Pub Bangkok, Black Cabin at Wild & Co., Tawandang German Brewery, and others.
  2. Jazz Clubs in Thailand are Brown Sugar, The Bamboo Bar, Jazz Happens, The North Gate Jazz Co-Op, Shanghai Mansion Bangkok, Sky Train Jazz Bar, Daddy Nimman, Checking99, and many others.
  3. Live Performances can be seen in Siam Niramit, Cookin' Nanta, Aksra Theatre, Khon, Calypso Cabaret Ladyboy Show Bangkok and others.

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13. Best Clubs and Nightlife in Thailand

One of the most exciting activities to experience in Thailand is its nightlife and night markets. A complete guide to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket nightlife with the list of best bars and pubs.

Nightlife in Thailand is always best, you can have many lively places to visit and have a whole new level of fun. The bars, clubs, pubs, and restaurants will provide you best service in late hours.

  1. Some of the best bars and clubs you can have a good time are Bear Cocktails, On Street Bar Samui, CRU Champagne Bar, Majestic Bar Koh Lanta, Zoe in Yellow, Art Space Gallery and Music Bar, Red Sky Bar and many others.
  2. Pub Tours in Thailand are Irish Times Pub, The Londoner Brew Pub, Shakers, The Rock Pub, Chequers British Pub, Wine Pub Bangkok, UN Irish Pub & Crusty Loaf Bakery, Cha-Am Pub and some more.
  3. Best jazz bars that can be named are Brown Sugar, Smalls, The Bamboo Bar, Sky Train Jazz Bar, Daddy Nimman, Ayisha Fine Art Fine Wine and others.
  4. Karaoke Bars to be listed are Telephone Pub, Karaoke Bar "Karakatica", Lanna Huan Hei Restaurant, Royal Phuket City Hotel, Waterside Karaoke Restaurant and some other.
  5. You can also visit dance clubs and discos which includes Illuzion Phuket, Pattaya Walking Street, Tony Disco, Tai Pan Disco/Nightclub, MIXX Discotheque-Bangkok, Tony's Entertainment Complex, Seduction Nightclub Phuket, Kitten Club Pattaya Night Club Bat AGOGO, and some more.

14. Best Transportation Facilities in Thailand

Public transportation is the easiest and convenient way to explore the major cities in Thailand. Railways, Ferries, Taxies, and Buses are most popular transportation means in Bankok, Chaing Mai, and Phuket.

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When you are in Thailand there is nothing to worry about. If you are thinking about the transportation facilities, you will have a comfortable ride while you stay here.

  1. For taxies and shuttle there are Airport Rail Link, TransferBKK, Phuket Private Driver, Thai Happy Taxi, Cheaper than Hotel Taxis, Enjoy Taxi Bangkok, Chai travel and Day Tour in Phuket, Krabi Shuttle and some others.
  2. A bus is also the best option that you can use in Thailand some of which provides you this service is Krabi to Koh Lanta, Koh Samui to Krabi, Chiang Mai to Bangkok, and more.  
  3. Railways station in Thailand Hua Wai Railway Station, Sala Thammasop Railway Station, Ban Pon Railway Station, Wang Phong Railway Station, Nong Kuai Railway Station, and many more.  
  4. Ferries can also be used as the means of transportation some of them who gives this service are Center Point Ferry, Nopparat Thara Pier, Koh Chang Ferry, Seatran Ferry, Songserm Ticket Office, Langkawi Ferry Services Sdn. Bhd. and others.

15. Best Outdoor Activities in Thailand

Thailand is an exquisite destination in the world. Outdoor activities in Thailand include the adventure activities such as Skydiving, Mountain Biking, Zip lining, Trekking.

Being in Thailand you do not have to get bored and stay indoor wanting to something exciting. There are many biking trails, balloon rides, zip line and much more waiting for you.

  1. If you want to have some adventure tours are Skydiving, Zip Lining, Sea Kayaking, Snorkeling, Mountain Biking, Rafting, Jungle Trekking, and many other things.
  2. If hiking is your cup of tea you can go is Railay Beach, Tab kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail, Sai Yok National Park, Dragon Flight, John Suwan View Point, Kew Mae Pan, and others.
  3. For zip lines in Thailand, there are Zipline Chiang Mai, Flying Hanuman, Flight of the Gibbon, Eagle Track Zipline, Flying Squirrels Chiang Mai, Dragon Flight Zipline Chiang Mai and many others.
  4. Balloon Tours are Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight, Hot Air Balloon Ride, Exclusive Private Hot Air Balloon Flight are some famous one.

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16. Best Zoos & Aquariums in Thailand

Thailand's zoo has a large collection of many endangered animal spices. More interestingly elephant show, crocodile show, and monkey show in Phuket zoo are breathtaking.

A zoo is one of the best places to have a quality time when you are on your trip to Thailand. Thailand will certainly gives you best zoo experience.

Popular Zoos in Thailand are:

Dusit Zoo, Chiang Mai Zoo, Sriracha Tiger Zoo, Safari World, Elephant Nature Park, Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo, Phuket Zoo.

17. Best Spas & Wellness Centers in Thailand

Spa and wellness center in Thailand provides treatment that balance your inner soul, body, and mind. Some of the best Spas in Thailand are The Home Star, Aqua Spa at Avista Hideaway MGallery by Sofitel

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Having a good spa treatment during your visit to Thailand is bliss. You will get the heavenly pleasure with the service you will be provided in a spa. All of your tiredness will go away for good.

  1. Some of the best Spas in Thailand are The Home Star, Aqua Spa at Avista Hideaway MGallery by Sofitel, Ayurvana Spa, Spa Burasari, Siladon Spa Patong, Infinity Spa, and many others.
  2. Health Clubs and Gym you can go are Master Toddy's Muay Thai, Sumalee Boxing Gym, CrossFit Bangkok, Monsoon Gym and Fight Club, Titan Fitness, Breeze Spa and Fit Centre at Amari Watergate Bangkok, and others.
  3. For yoga center Ocean Sound Dive & Yoga, Freedom Yoga, Magasiddha Yoga, Body and Mind Healing, Island Yoga, The Yogarden, Oasis Yoga, and many others.

18. Best Festivals and Events in Thailand

Thailand has the best ethnic diversity in the world with the list of spectacular festivals & events. songkran festival, Chiang Mai Flower Festival, Big Mountain Music Festival are some of the well-known festivals of the region.

Thailand culture is heavily influenced by Indian, Chinese and South Asian culture. Buddhism plays a significant role in the life of Thai people. If you are traveling to Thailand then don’t just focus on their newly born culture. Their old traditions and cultures are even more satisfying and enjoyable.

  1. Annual music festivals in Thailand are Bangkok International Film Festival, Songkran Water Festival, Wonderful fruit festival, Maya Music Festival, Transmission Festival, Mystic Valley, Warp Music Festival, Big Mountain Music Festival and Full Moon Party.
  2. Other annual festivals are New Year celebration, Bo Sang Umbrella Fair and San Kamphaeng Handicraft, Chiang Mai Flower Festival, Phuket Vegetarian festival, Fruit Day in Chantaburi, Hua Hin Jazz Festival, and Bun Luang & Phi Ta Khon Festival.

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19. Best Performing Arts & Photography in Thailand

Best performing arts & photography in Thailand features Thai Dance, drama, cultural shows and event. This place is renowned as the City of Arts.

This place Thailand is also the city of arts. For art lovers, you will find it very much interesting to watch several dramas visiting theaters. Other than that if you are a very good photographer there are many places to make a perfect click. Additionally, you can also find art galleries too.

  1. To have the Thai taste of theatrical show you can visit Siam Niramit Show in Bangkok, Siam Niramit Show in Phuket, Simon Cabaret Show in Phuket, Phuket Fantasea, Evening Phuket Fantasea Show, Tiffany's Cabaret Show in Pattaya, and others.  
  2. Best photography locations in Thailand are The Bangkok Chinatown Gate, Lat Pho Park, White Buddha on Top of the Hill, Phraya Nakhon Cave, Temple next to Wat Arun, Railay Beach, and many others.
  3. Top art galleries to visit are Queen Sirikit Art Gallery, Sathorn  Art Space, Bangkok City Gallery, Neilson Hays Library, ake ake Siam Center and some others.

20. Best Honeymoon Destinations in Thailand

Thailand is on the bucket list of every newly wedded couple. This place has established itself as a romantic gateway and the best honeymoon destination in 2018.

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 Thailand comes under the list of the best honeymoon destination in the world. If you are just dating couples there are many things for you too. Visiting Thailand with your love with surely strengthen your bond.

  1. The most romantic places you can find in Thailand are Koh Samui, Krabi, Phuket, Koh Lanta, Hua Hin, Chiang Mai, Koh Kood and several others.
  2. If you are looking to propose your love in Thailand the places you can find are Khao Lak –The Sarojin, Koh Lanta – Layana Resort and Spa, Hua Hin – Cape Nidhra, Koh Chang – Aana, Krabi – Tubkaak Resort, and many more.
  3. Places you can have the most romantic dinner in Thailand are The Living Room, Leo & Mas Ristorante Italiano C Pizzeria, La Gritta Phuket, Park Society, Silk Restaurant & Bar, Issaya Siamese Club, and some others.

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