20 of the Most Picture-Perfect Places I Have Visited in Thailand

Thailand is a country of great beauty with a rich nature, exotic wildlife and impressive temples. Thailand also boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. There are still many amazing places for me to discover, but so far I have visited quite some places.

1. Railay Peninsula, Krabi

Railay is a is a small peninsula just around the corner of Ao Nang. Accessible only by boat, this slice of paradise with high limestone cliffs attract rock climbers from all over the world.

2. Ang Thong National Park, Surat Thani

Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park

Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park is a spectacular archipelago of 42 islands 90 minutes offshore from Koh Samui. The highlight is the fantastic view from the peak of Koh Wua Talab.

3. Samet Nangshe Viewpoint, Phang Nga

Samet Nangshe Viewpoint - Phang Nga Bay. Wow!

Samet Nagshe offers a stunning view of Phang Nga Bay; especially during the early hours of the day when the sun rises behind the limestone mountains.

4. Wat Pho, Bangkok

Wat Pho

Wat Pho is a temple complex located in Bangkok’s Old City just south of the Grand Palace. The complex has the largest collection of Buddha statues in Thailand with the 46 meters long reclining Buddha as the big attraction.

5. Similan Islands, Phang Nga

Similan Island

The Similan Islands is a group of 11 islands in the Andaman Sea, located 65 km off the coastline of Phang Nga province. The viewpoint over Donald Duck Bay is just gorgeous!

6. The Grand Palace, Bangkok

Grand Palace in Bangkok

The Grand Palace is a must-see in Bangkok and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Thailand. This site with more than 100 buildings representing 200 years of royal history is just bloody impressive!

7. Ayutthaya Historical Park

Ayutthaya was once considered the most spectacular city on earth with 1,700 temples and over 4,000 Golden Buddha Statues. In 1767, all this came to an end during the Burmese invasion, and the old capital was almost completely destroyed.

8. James Bond Island, Phang Nga Bay

Khao Phing Kan, or James Bond Island, is a famous landmark in Phang Nga Bay since it was featured in the James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun from 1974. People come here to take pictures of the iconic 20-meters high rock that vertically juts out of the greenish water.

9. Khao Ngon Nak, Krabi

Ngon Nak View

There’s no better place to enjoy Krabi’s spectacular limestone landscape than Khao Ngon Nak, 565 meters above sea level. You just have to be ready to hike two hours through steep jungle terrain. It’s worth it!

10. Wat Arun, Bangkok

Wat Arun sunset in Bangkok

Wat Arun (or temple of the dawn), situated by the Chao Phraya River, is easily one of the most stunning temples in Bangkok and among the best known of Thailand’s landmarks.

11. Hong Island, Krabi

Hong Island, Krabi

Hong Island boasts a twin bay with a spectacular limestone scenery. Belonging to the National Marine Park, Hong Island can be reached within 45 minutes by longtail boat from Ao Nang.

12. Poda Island, Krabi

Poda Island, Krabi

The postcards you have seen of longtail boats anchored off a white sand beach in the crystal clear waters were probably photographed here. Poda Island is one of Krabi’s main tourist attraction.

13. Koh Kradan, Trang

Koh Kradan

Koh Kradan is a small tropical island in the province of Trang with sandy beaches and incredible turquoise waters. The Sunset Beach is hidden in a small bay surrounded by big boulders and rugged forest.

14. Nong Thale Lake, Krabi

Nong Thale Lake during sunrise is truly magical! This lake is one of those places tourists don’t come to see. But you might see professional Thai photographers sitting with their tripods waiting for the perfect shot

15. Blue Pool, Krabi

Blue Pool in Krabi

The Blue Pool in Krabi was formed from the hot spring under the earth crust which is indigo blue, and if you clap your hands, you might see bubbles coming up from the bottom. You can see a strong blue light leaking from the bottom.

16. Maeklong Railway Market

Maeklong Railway Market

Maeklong Railway Market is a unique market 80 km outside of Bangkok with trains running through it. As soon as the trains coming, alarm sounds and the market vendors quickly pull back their umbrella awnings, and tourists stand ready with their cameras.

17. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Damnoen Saduak is the most famous floating market in Thailand and has been featured in movies like The Man with the Golden Gun. The market is best in the morning as it’s crowded with boats, providing many great photo opportunities.

18. CHAR Rooftop Bar, Bangkok

CHAR Rooftop Bar in Bangkok

CHAR Rooftop Bar in Bangkok is the most amazing place I’ve ever had a drink. Located 26 floors up at Hotel Indigo’s rooftop, it’s not by far the highest rooftop bar, but the views of Bangkok’s skyline is definitely the most spectacular.

19. Koh Lao Lading, Krabi

Paradise Island in Krabi (Koh Lao Lading)

Koh Lao Lading, or “Paradise Island,” is what Krabi is all about: stunning limestone cliffs and caves in blue-green waters. Belonging to the group of Hong Islands, this tiny island can be reached only via a booked day trip.

20. Karon Viewpoint, Phuket

Karon (Kata) Viewpoint, Phuket

At Karon Viewpoint you can enjoy Phuket’s beautiful coastline; a miles long coastline where world-class beaches are lined up facing the beautiful Andaman Sea.

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