Places to visit in Thailand

Places to Visit in Thailand includes fascinating attractions like Railay beach, Phi Phi island, Bangkok Grand Palace, The Sanctuary of truth, and many more. We have listed the top places and attractions that every tourist must visit in Thailand and whoever going to visit Thailand, we recommend to take a read on this guide!

Thailand is a beautiful place to visit. The entire country is a tourist’s paradise with tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha. We have covered the remarkable attractions in Bangkok, Pattaya, Krabi, and Phuket in this article.

Map of Thailand: Thailand is classified into 76 provinces and six regions. The regions are Central Thailand, including the Thai capital of Bangkok, Eastern Thailand, Northern Thailand, Northeast (Isan), Southern Thailand, and Western Thailand.

What is the Best time to visit Thailand?

The best time to visit Thailand would be which region you are planning to visit. Overall any time between November to April will be the best time to visit places in Central Thailand (Bangkok, Ko Chang), Northern Thailand (Chiang Mai, which is the coolest place in Thailand), South West Thailand ( Phuket & Krabi). The weather is different on the southeast coast (Ko Samui) where November has the highest rainfall and the best time to visit would be between January and February.

How much the flight and visa cost?

The round trip to Bangkok will cost you around 10k from India. Usually, the on-arrival visa fee will cost about 2000 THB, but the Thai government has waived off the on arrival fee for 21 countries including India and China till October 31st, 2019. You can check the complete Thailand visa process from this article.

Is Thailand safe for the family?

Thailand is entirely safe for families and children. The number of tourists visiting Thailand is getting increased every year and it is completely safe for the tourists!

Is Thailand safe for families?

Thailand is entirely safe for families and children. The number of tourists visiting Thailand is getting increased every year, and we toured with the family, and we can say it is completely safe for the tourists!

Krabi

Krabi falls under Southern Thailand, Krabi Province. It is a mind-blowing and must-visit place in Thailand. Krabi is around 800 km from Bangkok. The ideal way to reach Krabi from Bangkok is by flight (frequent flights available).

Places to visit in Krabi:

1. Four Island tour:

There are around 150 Islands in Krabi. You can’t visit all the islands for sure. But as a tourist, we recommend you to visit the four islands, and it is one of the most attractive places in Thailand. The four islands incorporate Pranang Beach, Tup Island, Chicken Island, and Poda Island. The ideal way to visit here is by booking a full day trip with any of the tour operators. You can get the best prices by bargaining with them. Upon hotel pick up, you will reach Railay beach or Ao Nang beach, and from there, you will be conveyed via speed boat to visit the four islands.

Pranang Beach / Pranang Cave: Your first spot might be Pranang beach ( it may vary as per tour operators), and this is one of the gorgeous beaches in Krabi with clear turquoise water and powdery white sand. Note, the place might be crowded with people, depends on the time you reach. You can enjoy Kayaking (around 150 THB per hour), rock climbing, swimming, and snorkeling activities here. On the shore, you can see the cave-like structures formed naturally with limestone rocks, so this place is also called as the Princess cave.

Pranang Beach - Krabi

Tup Island: This is another beautiful island with crystal clear water. The Tup island is very close to the Chicken island as a sandbar separates these two. If the current is low, you can walk across and reach the chicken island. Also, this is one of the most significant places for snorkelling.

Tip: They may ask you an additional charge of 400 THB for entering into the National Park, but I feel it’s not that worth and you can avoid it.

Chicken Island: Koh Kai, often called as a chicken island because of the chicken-shaped rock formation. The Yacht would be halted here for a quick photo stop, and sometimes you will be stopped here to do snorkelling activity, but watch out carefully as there may be rocks under the water which may hurt you.

Poda Island: This is a beautiful sandy beach with crystalline water, which is an astounding place for photographers. Some tour operators may stop here for lunch, which will be a part of your package.

2. Railay beach:

You can reach Railay Beach only by boat. You would have to take a long tail boat from Ao Nang, which costs around 60 to 100 THB. You can spend one full day here. It is a combination of four beaches – Railay West, Phra Nang Beach (4 Island tour also include this place), Tonsai Beach, Railay East, where you can reach one from another by walk. You also find many local shops and bars on the beach. You can also pay a visit to the Diamond cave by trekking across Railay West to Railay East beach. You would even notice many bats around this place, and you have to pay an additional fee for entering the Diamond cave.

You can also charter a kayak here and enjoy kayaking. Also, if you want to do rock climbing, then this is the place for you!

How to reach Railay Beach?

You need to get a long tail boat from Ao Nang to Railay Beach, which costs around 200 THB per person up and down.

3. Emerald Pool

As the name implies, the pool is beautiful Emerald green in color with crystal clear water, where you can almost see everything underneath the water. It is located in Khlong Thom District, Krabi. You can rent a scooter and drive to get here. Or you can take a day tour with any of the tour operators, where they mostly combine the Emerald pool with the Hot Springs and visit the Tiger cave.

There are two pools inside. The first one is the Emerald pool, where you can swim. The other one is the Blue pool, where you can only enjoy the view, and you are not allowed to swim here. You can take pictures of the spectacular view from the blue pool.

The source of the hot water is said to be evolving from the underground springs as a result of volcanic activity! Tub, where the temperature is around 35-degree Celsius. The setup is like a multi-layered hot water tub connected. I would say the experience is wondrous, the water is so warm, and the rocks are smooth; you will feel like you are in an expensive spa tub. As a tourist, this is one of the best Thailand vacation spots. Going further down the river, you can feel the cold water rushing downhill.

The source of the hot water is said to be evolving from the underground springs as a result of volcanic activity!

Tip: The place becomes crowded as the day continues since most of the tour operators take their tourist here. So we recommend you on an early morning tour before the crowd heads up to enjoy this beauty.

Tiger Cave: Most of the tour operators will include this place along with the Emerald pool and Hot water springs. It’s a sacred place, where you have to walk about 1300 steps to get to the top of the high statue of Buddha. If you can’t climb, you can still roam around the cave, which is at the bottom. You can also see some monks at the cave!

4. Phi Phi Island tour

When God created the Phi Phi Island, he must have taken his time. This is pure supremacy! Perfect sugar-white sand with Crystal clear turquoise water. The water is so warm and clean. Here you will take sun-worshipping to the next level, and it is one of the great places to visit in Thailand.

Visiting the Phi Phi Islands is an excellent experience, and a lot of tourists to Krabi and Phuket never miss this. You can book a day tour to Phi Phi island.

The speed boat takes around 1.5 hours to reach the Phi Phi islands from Krabi. On the way to your first stop, you would be allowed to jump off the boats into the beautiful waters, and no doubt, this would resonate with your most favorite beach movies. Life Jacket would be provided, in case you don’t know swimming you don’t have to worry about that.

Next, You will continue by boat to Loh Samah Bay for snorkeling the underwater world. It is a gorgeous lagoon with lovely snorkeling areas and coral reefs. Here you can see lots of colorful fishes, in yellow, pink, blue, turquoise, and even spot the sporadic leopard shark. Then, you’ll travel towards the fascinating view of Pileh Lagoon and make a brief stop at Viking Cave to discern where the Phi Phi birds nest soup is collected.

Finally, you will be taken to the epitome, the Maya bay, which is famous for the movie “The Beach.” Maya Bay is a heaven on earth as it is so beautiful to be real. Here you can go for a stroll along the white sandy beach and swim in some of the crystalline water in the world. You would be provided with buffet lunch in the Maya Bay. On the way back, you would have a quick photo stop at Monkey Island. It has a steep limestone cliff, covered with lush vegetation that offers monkeys a rich habitat. Later which you would be heading back to the marina.

How much does the Phi Phi Island tour costs?

This would cost around 1000 to 1200 THB. The National Park entrance fee would cost 400 THB per adult / 200 THB per child. Again you can use your bargaining skills to get a better deal.

5.Krabi Night Market

Krabi Town has one of the best night markets in Thailand. This market is open every Friday to Sunday in the evening and is not to miss. There are over a hundred street food stalls, local souvenirs, native crafts, dresses, and so on.

There is also an indoor mall apart from street shops. The prices are a lot better than those of the vendors closer to the Ao Nang beach. You need to haggle to get some pretty good deals.

You will be amazed at the number of food stalls, various options for food, and the exceptionally reasonable rates.

What is the must-try local food in Krabi Night Market?

The signature coconut ice cream on coconut shell is delicious with small chunks of tender coconut pieces. It costs 40 THB only, and it is a must-try. You can try the Tomyum soup with seafood and noodle, which costs around 100 baht. Fried quail eggs on a skewer cost 20 baht; shrimp (or live crab if you are ok to pay more) with fried glass noodles, rice crackers, tasty cocktails served in bamboo are some of the other famous delicacies here.

Coconut Ice cream Krabi

How can I reach the Krabi Night Market?

It takes around 20-30minutes from Ao Nang. You can take a public Songthaew for 50 THB. It is primarily a shared open truck. It just goes round and round. Another option would be to hire a motorcycle for about 200 baht per day.

6. River Rafting, Zipline & Elephant ride

You have several adventurous sports like Ziplining, White water Rafting, Atv, and elephant trekking in Krabi.

Zipline Flying Fox- You would be overwhelmed by Ziplining the breathtaking views on the tropical forest, be prepared to get wet!

White water rafting – You have two packages for [5 Km] and [7 Km]. You can enjoy a non-stop, action-packed wave crashing, white water rafting river adventure. Once the guide gives you a brief orientation on rafting safety, you are all set to begin on a wet and wild journey downriver. Your guide spots precisely when the nearby dam opens, which astounds with an extensive whitewater experience.

ATV – The Atv’s are all of the high calibers, and the routes include a mixture of terrains. The tracks can be adjusted to suit beginners or the most skilled ATV riders looking for an adrenal rush. There are 1 hour and 2-hour packages available.

Elephant ride- Trek on the back of the elephant through rivers & dense tropical rainforest, an exciting, enjoyable & unforgettable experience!

How much does the Adventure package cost?

The package depends on the adventure sports you choose. It starts at 1200 THB. Again, you can look around, compare, and bargain for better deals.

Places to visit in Bangkok:

1. Grand Palace:

The Grand Palace comprising a total area of 2.35 million square feet, is right in the middle of the Bangkok city! It is said that the Grand Palace is the birthplace of Bangkok. The beautifully manicured grounds, the gorgeous architecture, and the rooftops which glisten in the sun. Learning about the palace and the Thai royal family from the tour guide is very interesting, and it is one of the best places to visit in Bangkok.

Location‎: ‎Phra Nakhon‎, ‎Bangkok, Thailand

Size‎: ‎24.4 hectares

Time: Daily 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Entrance ticket costs around 500 baht!

Note: Visitors must be dressed appropriately before entering the temple. Men and Women must dress modestly in long pants and shirts with sleeves, No see-through clothes, etc. No bare feet allowed. If you’re using sandals or flip-flops, you must wear socks. If you show up at the front gate with an improper dress code, you can rent clothes from the booth at the entrance.

Tip: We recommend you to opt for a combined half-day tour with the all the nearby temples (Emerald Buddha, Temple of the Reclining Buddha, etc.).

2. Chatuchak Market:

The Chatuchak covers around 35-acres, and it has more than 8,000 stalls. On a usual weekend, more than 200,000 tourists come here to sift goods in the best deals.

The market has overall 26 sections, and each area has shops for specific categories like Clothing & Accessories, Handicrafts, Ceramics, Furniture, and Home Decoration, Food and Beverage, Art and Gallery, Antiques and Collectibles. Don’t miss to try the Thai famous Mango with sticky rice, the coconut ice cream, and Pad Thai Noodles.

How to Get to Chatuchak?

Grab the Skytrain (BTS) to Mo Chit station, take exit no. 1. Another option is to catch the subway (MRT) to Chatuchak Park station (exit no.1).

The weekend market is open on Saturdays and Sundays, 09:00 – 18:00, and Fridays 18:00 – 24:00.

Tip: You need to bargain a lot! If you are getting any antiques, check if it is original. Lastly, Take plenty of water with you as its very hot in the sunshine.

3. Chao Prang river:

Chao Phraya River is an excellent way to tour most of Bangkok’s major attractions—incorporating the Grand Palace, renowned temples of Bangkok such as Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) , Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) , which are easily accessible from various points along the river. The Chao Phraya divides Bangkok vertically into two areas and is a popular way to navigate the city. You would get a spectacular view of the Wats on either side of the river.

Dinner cruise options are also available on the Chao Phraya River with live music bands and authentic Thai food. For magnificent city views and the best temperatures, consider early morning or sunset cruises.

How to reach Chao Prang River?

If you take the BTS Skytrain to go to the Silom line and head for Saphan Taskin, The river is walking distance from there. If you take a local cab, tuk-tuk, or any means of transport, you can reach the Sathorn Bridge pier.

4. Temples of Bangkok:

Wat Pho:

The Wat Pho, also known as the Reclining Buddha Temple, is one of the oldest attractions in Bangkok and is famous for its gold-plated image. The Wat Pho is located immediately to the South of the Grand Palace, and it is one of the frequently visited attractions in Bangkok.

The reclining Buddha is 46 meters long and 15 meters high. The Temple has more than 1,000 Buddha images, which are more than any other Wat in Thailand.

How to reach Wat Pho?

You can reach there by metered taxi or by Chao Phraya express boat. The Wat Pho is located on the East bank of the Chao Phraya river adjacent to the Grand Palace. It is just 10 minutes apart from the Grand Palace, and you can walk directly.

What is the Entrance fee for Wat Pho & what are the operational hours?

Wat Pho is open from 8:00 am until 6:30 pm daily, with a lunch break from noon until 1 pm. Admission is 100 Thai Baht per person.

Wat Arun:

Wat Arun lies on the other side of the Chao Prang river right across the Wat Pho. This is also known as “The temple of Dawn.”

The Wat Arun is well known for its massive prang, a tower on the Chao Phra river bank. The prang, with its altitude of more than 80 meters, is the highest in Thailand.

The most spectacular way to see the Wat Arun is from the Chao Prang river. Hop on an evening dinner cruise and see the magnificent prang beautifully illuminated while enjoying dinner. It is one of the significant places to visit in Thailand.

How to reach Wat Arun?

We recommend you to combine your trip with Grand Palace & Wat Pho. Take the Orange flag express boat from Saphan Taksin pier & Get off at Pier 8 for 15 thb, or if you are at Wat Pho, take a boat ride across the river for 3.50 thb.

What is the Entrance fee and opening hours for Wat Arun?

The Wat Arun opens from 8:00 am until 5:30 pm daily. Admission is 50 thb, totally worth it.

Wat Traimit (Golden Buddha)

Wat Taimit is also known as the Temple of Golden Buddha, is assumed to be the world’s largest solid-gold Buddha image. The Temple is located close to ChinaTown. The golden Buddha measures more than 3 meters tall and weighs over 5 tons. The story behind the statue makes it more remarkable how it was hidden in plain sight, coated in plaster and colored glass. It remained like this for almost 200 years. It was only in 1955, and the plaster was partially damaged, that it was found to be pure gold.

What is the Entrance ticket cost and opening hours for Golden Buddha?

The entrance ticket is 40 Baht for the Golden Buddha and an additional 100 Baht for two museums. Wat Traimit is open daily from 9 am-5 pm.

5.Floating market:

The floating market provides you whole new shopping experience in Bangkok. The floating market has a variety of food, fruit, flowers, and conical hats. Don’t miss to taste the boat-prepared noodles and coconut pancakes, which are a unique experience. Also, try some of the local fruits like the delicious mangosteen, litchi, mangoes, and grapes. You can also feed the fishes. You must taste the Thai authentic Papaya salad, which costs 35 THB.

Tip: The souvenirs and other art items are pricy here it is it better to visit the weekend Chatuchak Market for great deals.

Which is the best floating market in Thailand?

There are many Floating markets in and around Bangkok. Each one is unprecedented in its way. But if you are looking for something which is close by and don’t wish to spend your time in transit, Taling Chan Floating Market would be the ideal one. It is located 12kms from Bangkok.

How much does it cost?

You can ride a longtail boat around the nearby canals for a 100 baht. You can even get a foot massage under the trees for only 200 baht!

6.China town

China town has so much to offer. You can pay a visit to the China gate and Wat Mangkol Kamalawat. The Yaowarat Road – the high street of Bangkok’s Chinatown – converts into one of the fabulous street food locations in the world. A great mixture of street food and restaurants offering both local cuisines and Chinese food. The lighting at night and suppression of the heat makes this area really come alive, and it is one of the best places to experience Bangkok nightlife. If you are in china town, don’t miss to taste the below items!

The Grilled lobster with melted cheese on top is out of the world. The trademark shark fin soup and bird nest soup are a must-try. You also have varieties of Chinese food like noodles, fried rice, dumplings, dim sum, and fishball noodles. They also serve braised pork leg rice, which they call Khao Kha moo. All of them delicious and rather cheap!

How to reach Chinatown, Bangkok?

You can get the Bts, Mrt (underground train) to Hualamphong station, and then a tuk-tuk to this location.

Places to visit in Pattaya:

1. Sanctuary of truth:

Sanctuary of truth is one of the several jaw-dropping architectures of Thailand! It has a great work of art; Constructed entirely by wood (without any metal nails)and adorned by beautiful, intricate hand-carved religious sculptures.

The Sanctuary of Truth measures 105m-tall and has a spectacular view. The construction is going on for more than 30 years and probably will continue for the next few decades. As the several architectures are still under construction, you will be provided with a helmet that you must wear when inside. You can also watch the Thai dances, martial arts, and sword fights performed by local which occur twice a day (11.30 am and 3.30 pm).

What is the cost of entrance tickets for the Sanctuary of Truth?

The entry ticket costs 500 Baht. You can purchase the tickets from the main entrance.

What is the Dress code for Sanctuary of Truth?

  • Dress modestly. Vests, see-through clothes, or short skirts are not allowed.
  • Full skirts can be rented for a 200 THB at the entrance.

How to reach the Sanctuary of truth?

It’s about 8 km from central Pattaya, and you can reach in about 20 min to reach by taxi or tuk-tuks.

2. Alcazar and Tiffany Cabret Dance Show:

These dance shows are elegant, gripping, spectacular, and also family-friendly. Beautiful costumes and performance, great scene, stunning performances from classic to modern. The sound and lighting are exceptional. The sets are complete and elaborate; All aspects come together to transport viewers into a magical world. The show is live art.

Alcazar and Tiffany are considered Thailand’s best cabarets with around 17 performances that will move you to the enchanting world of music and dance. The cabaret show lasts around 70 minutes of pure entertainment. A free drink is given during the show. At the end of the show, you can take photos with the artists for 80 thb. While Alcazar Show is known for exceptional performances, great themes, sounds, and effects, Tiffany Show is well-known for the beautiful ladyboys.

Timings for the Cabaret Show:

  • Alcazar Cabaret Show Details: 17:00, 18:30, 20:00 & 21:30
  • Tiffany’s Cabaret ShowTimings: Daily, 18:00, 19:30 and 21:00.

How much do the Alcazar and Tiffany Cabret show cost?

  • Alcazar: Normal tickets 500 Baht, VIP Tickets 800 bhat
  • Tiffany: Normal tickets 550 Baht, VIP Tickets 950 bhatt. (This is the approximate cost. Prices vary, but Alcazar Cabaret Show is 10-20% cheaper).

3.Pattaya Walking Street:

The Walking street has given a distinct shape to Pattaya’s nightlife. Firstly, the walking street is not a place for families with kids, although it is safe for all. Walking Street Pattaya is located at the end of road no.1 or the beach road. It is close to the sea that supplements its charm. The place is lit with large neon lights and boards, which makes it look festive. You can also see the famous Pattaya City billboard at the end of Bali Hai Pier.

On the main street, you can see a lot of shops selling souvenirs, street food stalls selling coconut icecreams, magicians, toys, flower girls selling roses so on. There will be people promoting the ping-pong show, which is one of the biggest scams in Thailand.

How to reach Pattaya Walking Street?

The walking street is located about 2 km from Central Pattaya. You can either walk by the beach or catch a shared open-air tuk-tuk (songthaew) to reach here.

What are the timings for Pattaya Walking Street?

The street is blocked to vehicles from 7:00 pm – 3:00 am. By 8:00 pm, most places are open, but there isn’t much action before 10:00 pm. Walking Street Pattaya comes alive around midnight.

Things to do in Pattaya Walking Street:

Watch a live Band Performance, Try local food, Night pubs

4.Nong Naach Botanical Garden:

Nong Naach is one of the most extensive botanical gardens in Southeast Asia. The vast garden is set in an area of around 600 acres, which was formerly an estate to grow local fruits.

Nong Nooch is HUGE with different themed gardens inside, and it will take at least four hours to cover the entire place, and it is one of the good places to visit in Pattaya with family. In case you wish to see the cultural and elephant show take tickets accordingly and be at the venue on time. They start precisely on time.

We recommend not to take the bus within as it is a waste of money. Instead, you can walk on the guided and covered skywalk to see the aerial view of the beautiful gardens. In case you wish to go down and click pics, there are exits to go down at almost all places.

How to reach Nong Naach Garden?

The place is a little far from Pattaya’s main city, so you can contact any tour operator in Pattaya or book a taxi or get a tuk-tuk.

What are the timings for Nong Naach Garden?

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:00

What are the entrance fees for the Nong Naach Garden?

The entrance fee for foreigners is 500 THB and 150 THB for locals.

5. Underwater World Pattaya:

Underwater World Pattaya is one of the best aquariums in Thailand where you can enjoy the elegance, colors, and diversity of the underwater world without having to dive into the ocean. It showcases such an extraordinary collection of various marine creatures. The highlight would be the large acrylic glass tunnel. Walking through the 105-meter long glass tunnel, you would experience the fantasy of walking on the ocean floor surrounded by thousands of colorful fish, sharks, and stingrays. You will also enjoy feeding the white and orange Koi fishes at the Koi pond.

How to reach Pattaya Underwater world?

Underwater World Pattaya is located on Sukhumvit road, about 7 kilometers from the center of Pattaya town. You can quickly get there by taxi or songthaew.

What are the timings for the underwater world?

The aquarium opens from 9 am until 6 pm daily. The last admission is at 5.30 pm.

How much do the entrance fees costs for Pattaya underwater world?

The entrance fee costs 500 THB for adults and 300 THB for children.

6. Coral Island:

Coral Island is a little patch of paradise that is ringed by beautiful white-sand beaches and warm turquoise seas. Coral Island, also known as Koh Larn, is situated 7.5 kilometers west of Pattaya Beach. It is just a quick ferryboat ride from Walking Street. The most convenient way of doing this is by taking a guided half-day tour.

Coral Island is a lovely place feeding all kinds of tourists. You can just laze around on the island’s soft, white sand, or get more lively with the water sports. You have various water activities like parasailing, undersea walk, water-skiing, and jet skis. Snorkeling and deep-sea diving are also available off the nearby islands of Koh Krok and Koh Sak.

How much does the coral island tour costs?

This depends on the package you choose. The package of 4 activities including parasailing, underwater walk, water scooter, and the banana ride, costs 2000 thb on an average.

7. Pattaya Water Parks (Cartoon Network & Ramayana theme park):

Ramayana Water Park:

Ramayana water park is the second largest in Asia and the largest in Thailand. This is a brand new water park, which opened in May 2016. You will find a large number of high-speed slides, including some of the longest in the world and several amazing rides like the Python and the Anaconda, a double FlowRider, and a performance stage with large Lcd, which is surrounded by a dual wave machine pool. You also find several restaurants, a Thai massage area, and several other attractions.

What is the cost of Ramayana water park?

Here the ticket cost is based on height.

The regular ticket rates are :

1 Adult(above 122 cm) costs 1,190

1 Child (91-121 cm) costs 890

The combo package which includes the ticket and the Thai Buffet is as below:

1 Adult (above 122 cm) costs 1,440

1 Child Ticket (91-121 cm) costs 1,040

Inclusions:

Full-day ticket. Adult – all slides, Child and Senior – without big slides.

Unlimited Buffet

Locker (for 2 people) – standard size for full-day rent.

How to reach Ramayana Water Park:

The Ramayana water park is located 20 mins from Pattaya and 1.5 hrs from Bangkok. The park also offers a shared shuttle van service for 240 Baht round trip transfer. Since the park is not on any of The Pattaya songthaew routes, you can take a taxi or charter a songthaew.

Cartoon Network Amazone Water Park:

Cartoon Network Amazone is one of the famous water parks in Thailand. The park is themed around the Cartoon Network TV channel with characters as Ben 10, Johnny Bravo, the Powerpuff Girls, and Courage the Cowardly Dog.

Cartoon Network Amazone water park provides a breathtaking experience for the kids and adults with exciting high-speed water slides and rides, a giant wave pool, an aqua park for children, entertainment, and plenty of food options.

Apart from the thrilling rides, the park provides a chance for children to meet their favorite stars Ben 10, Johnny Bravo, and The Powerpuff Girls, and a trip down memory lane for adults.

How to reach Cartoon Network Amazone water park?

Cartoon Network Amazone water park is about 20 kilometers from Pattaya town. You can easily get there by taxi or songthaew. Taxi service is available at the park entrance to ride you back.

Opening hours:

The park opens from 10 am until 6 pm daily.

What is the Entrance fee for Cartoon Network Amazone water park?

Ticket prices at Cartoon Network Amazone Water Park ticket counters are:

An adult ticket costs 1,290

Child ticket costs 990

8. Art in Paradise Pattaya:

Art in Paradise is one of the best 3D art museums where visitors have fun posing for photos. This is one of the best Thailand tourist attractions, and it is a must-visit place if you are touring Pattaya as you can take lots of pictures and have great memories etched with your trip. Don’t forget to carry your cameras!

There are many 3D arts painted on the walls as well as the floor. The stickers on the floor show the recommended spot for the photographer to stand. They also propose some poses, so that you would be part of the art and you get the best pictures.

How to reach Art in Paradise?

Art in Paradise is just about 100 meters from Central Center Pattaya Mall, located on Pattaya 2nd road. You can easily reach by taxi or songthaew.

Opening hours

The museum opens from 9 am until 10 pm daily. The ticket counter closes by 9 pm.

What is the Entrance fee for Art in Paradise?

Ticket prices charged at Art in Paradise counter is – Adult 400THB Child 200 THB. However, you can get great deals booking through agents or online.

Places to visit in Phuket:

1. Similan Islands:

Similan Islands are situated 84 km northwest from Phuket. Koh Similan is one of the great island groups in the Andaman Sea. Kon Similan has a total of 11 islands, and this has also become a favorite destination for yachts and tour boats. Similan Island has one of the most exotic bays in the world, which is loaded by massive limestones. The crystal clear water and the white powdery beach are absolutely stunning. You have more than three snorkeling and diving sites in Similan, where you can see plenty of colorful fishes, and it is one of the unique places in Thailand to visit.

When is the Similan Islands open for tourists?

The unique ecosystems of the Similan Islands are one of the major attractions of the area. But to protect the nature reserve, the Similan islands are closed between May to October by the Government of Thailand.

How much does the Similan Island tour costs?

The day trip costs 2,500 baht per person, again, this can vary depending on your bargaining skills!

How to get to the Similan Islands?

Most of the day trips to the Similan Islands include the transfer from the hotel to the pier. It takes around 90 minutes by speed boat to reach the Similan Islands.

2. Phuket Fantasea show

Phuket Fantasea Show, also is known as Fantasy of a Kingdom, is a Las Vegas-style Thai cultural show which includes cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art show elements. You get to see nine new shows featuring Thai culture, a magical illusion, acrobatics, animal performance, pyrotechnics, stunts, aerial performance, 4-D effects, special effects.

The complex has several activities and entertainment; A Carnival village with games, handicrafts, shopping, and a grand buffet of Thai and international cuisines.

But we recommend having Fantasea show as an ad-hoc destination if you have sufficient time.

How much does it cost for the Phuket Fantasea Show?

The ticket costs around 1800 Baht

How to reach the Phuket Fantasea Show?

Phuket FantaSea is located on Kamala Beach, approximately 10 km north of Patong Beach. You can take a cab, tuk-tuk, or driver at any time of night. If you book through a tour agent it is likely they will arrange the transport.

3. Phuket Temples:

Wat Chalong:

Wat Chalong is one of the most prominent temples in Phuket, which was built around 1837. The architecture is stunning and beautiful, and it is one of the best Phuket tourist places to see. There are many buildings, some with holy Buddhist relics in them and some more functional to spend time praying in.

For non-Buddhists, it’d be great if there were some more guides to explain their traditions and customs.

You get to hear a lot of firecrackers around this particular Temple. Watch the ears near the kiln; they let off firecrackers when wishes come true!

What is the dress code for Wat Chalong temple?

Remember to dress appropriately – beachwear, shorts and the like are a no-no.

How to get to Wat Chalong temple?

Wat Chalong is located about 8 km south of Phuket City. You can get taxis or Songtheaws from Phuket town towards Kata, Karon beach, which passes through Wat Chalong.

What is the Admission fee & opening hours?

Wat Chalong is open from 7 am until 5 pm daily. Admission is free, although donations greeted for the maintenance of the temple complex.

Big Buddha:

Phuket’s Big Buddha temple is one of the most fascinating and well-known destinations in Phuket. The enormous statue which measures 45 meters tall rests on top of the Nakkerd Hills amidst Chalong and Kata and can be seen from as far away as Phuket Town and Karon Beach.

There are a total of 94 steps to reach the Big Buddha, and climbing them is relatively easy. The peace that comes over you and the amazement of being there is hard to describe and it is the best places to visit in Phuket.

You can also purchase marble tiles, write on your prayers and wishes at the backside that would be used in the ongoing construction of the Buddha monument.

What is the Dress Code at Big Buddha?

Dress conservatively. At the entrance, the security will monitor your attire — no sleeveless, short, or skirt above the knee. You will be provided with a free sarong in case you wear too-short skirts or shorts.

How to reach the Big Buddha?

The road heading up the Big Buddha is off Chao Fa Road East near Chalong. You can hire a taxi or get a local tuk-tuk.

What are the entrance fee and Opening Hours for Big Buddha?

The admission is free of cost. The Big Buddha is open from 8 am until 7:30 pm daily. If you would like to catch the sunset from Thailand’s best spots, try to be there before 6:30 pm.

4. James Bond Island

James Bond Island is a well-known landmark in Phang Nga Bay. The island was featured in the James Bond movie ‘The Man with the Golden Gun,’ after which it became the most prominent tourist attractions. A distinctiveness of this famous bay is the number of sheer limestone cliffs that vertically extend out of the emerald-green water. You can reach James Bond Island from Krabi as well as from Phuket.

The best part of the day trip to James Bond island would be the canoeing. On reaching the Talu Caves, you are given the option of sailing on a canoe for which they charge 300 Bahts additionally. Two persons with a child are allowed on a canoe. The canoe operators expect a tip of a minimum of 50 Baht. The canoe ride is fantastic as they take you through limestone caves, which offer some breathtaking views for photos. Do take videos if possible.

The Buffet lunch would be served in the Muslim village – veg and non-veg according to choice.

Opening Hours:

The James bond island is open throughout the year, unlike the Similan islands.

How much does the day trip to James Bond Island costs?

The trip cost starts from 1000 THB, but as usual, you can haggle for better rates. The canoeing is charged additionally.

5. Phuket Tiger Kingdom

The Tiger Kingdom provides an opportunity to get up close and personal with tigers of various ages and sizes that are trained in custody since birth. The Tiger Kingdom is an attractive, squeaky-clean setup located right next to the Go-Kart track in Kathu at the foot of Patong Hill.

Tiger kingdom provides options of playing with tigers of different sizes: cubs, small, medium, large. There is no age restriction for viewing cubs, so kids are also allowed here and it is one of the recommended places if you are an animal lover.

The Tigers are adapted to human presence since birth, and appears to be calm about people around and being pampered. Due to safety reasons, smaller children are not allowed into the medium or large tiger enclosures.

How much does the ticket costs at the Tiger Kingdom?

Essentially, this is where you’ll have to decide what size tiger you will visit in its cage. The price starts from 900 THB ana can range up to 3700 THB.

How to reach the Tiger kingdom?

The easiest way to visit the Tiger Kingdom is by Taxi or Tuk Tuk. The Tiger Kingdom is open between 09:00 am to 06:00 pm daily.

Conclusion:

There are so many sites to explore in Thailand apart from the ones we have mentioned above, and it is a gem of beauty in Southeast Asia, and here are my final tips for you, which I earned through my visit.

Final tip:

  • Bargain as much as possible (almost everywhere), if you want to save some bucks from your budget. Ask for 50% amount or even less than that from what they are asking.
  • Use tuk-tuk and cabs where ever possible.
  • In many places, local people have cheaper entrance fee compared to the tourists. So, you can give some tips to the tuk-tuk drivers and ask them to buy the ticket for you as we did!

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