Best Place to Visit in Thailand for First Timers

Thailand is one of the most mysterious multi-ethnic countries in Southeast Asia with rich tourism resources, including ancient and traditional history and culture as well as many unique scenic spots and historical sites. Its unique national culture, mysterious Buddhist atmosphere, and rich and open nightlife attract thousands of tourists every year to come here. If you're planning your first Thailand tour but don't know where to start, this article will give you some inspiration.

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand. In addition, it is the largest city in this country. This city has a prosperous economy and a beautiful environment.

As your first visit to Bangkok, you should not miss the Grand Palace here, which is a large-scale complex of ancient buildings in the city center. As one of the most famous landmarks and the most perfectly preserved palaces, it gathers the essence of Thai architecture, painting, sculpture and decoration. All the palaces are golden and brilliant, and the style of each one has distinct Siamese architectural art characteristics.

For first-timers, the nearby Amphawa Floating Market is also well-known. It is one of the oldest floating markets in Thailand and is usually open between Friday and Sunday. The whole market is built on water, and hawkers pack a variety of goods on board for sale. Some ships will also directly set up culinary utensils to cook food for sale, so this whole market is often filled with a food flavor.

The Grand PalaceThe Grand Palace

About 80 kilometers away from Bangkok is Ayutthaya, a historic ancient city you shall not miss during your first visit. Ayutthaya used to be very prosperous, but later, it was destroyed by the invasion and burning of the Burmese army, making its ruins one of the most famous cultural wonders in Thailand.

These broken bricks and tiles not only show the prosperity of the city in the past but also make tourists realize the cruelty of war and witness the change of history during sightseeing. You can choose to visit Lagabana Temple, Jinshan Temple, Chaiwatanaland Temple, and other temples here, but it should be noted that travelers need to respect Buddhist culture and not wear too cool and exposed clothes during the tour.


Chiang Mai is located in the northern part of Thailand. It is a city with a beautiful environment and a cool climate. As one of the cities in Thailand where the whole country believes in Buddhism, the Shuanglong Temple has a very high position in the hearts of the Chiang Mai people and is one of the temples that first-timers should not miss.

The temple is located in the middle of the mountain and has a terrace where people can overlook the whole city. As night falls, visitors can come here to see the beautiful city night views.

As your first visit, Chiang Mai Night Zoo is also recommended, which sits at the foot of the mountain. There are many cute animals such as giraffes, zebras and antelopes in this zoo. Tourists can choose to take sightseeing buses to visit so as to experience the joy of this animal world more leisurely.

Another place that cannot be missed in Chiang Mai is Ningman Road, which is a street that locals often go to. You can enjoy yourself with feasting and other kinds of entertainment just in this one street. If you want to experience the most authentic and traditional food and entertainment activities in Chiang Mai, it must be right to come to Ningman Road.

Elephants in Chiang MaiElephants in Chiang Mai

Phuket, located in the southeast of the Andaman Sea in the Indian Ocean, is one of Thailand's main tourist attractions. A variety of beaches and islands are also one of the characteristics of Phuket. The most famous of which are Patong Beach, Karen Beach, and Kata Beach.

During the daytime of your first visit, try to stroll on the beach to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the shadow of coconut trees. Its coast of it is full of colorful coral reefs. Tourists who are interested in snorkeling can choose to dive into the sea to view the wonderful marine life and beautiful corals.

If you are tired after snorkeling, you can choose to experience the world-famous Thai massage here, feel the technician's skillful technique, and at the same time relax. In the evening, coming to the seaside of Phuket to enjoy its excellent sunset is a good idea before joining in those exciting night parties, which is obviously the charm of Phuket.


Next to Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai is a quiet city where you can explore the streets at a leisurely pace. The White Temple is one of the famous landmarks of Chiang Rai, which is named because the buildings of the whole temple are completely white.

Unlike the golden decoration of traditional Thai temples, the buildings in the White Temple used white as the basic color, then, silver surrounded, and carved with various gorgeous decorative patterns. In the sunlight, this temple is as white as snow, emitting a dazzling light. At this moment, it is a work of art that combines religion and art. In addition to the White Temple, the Blue Temple and the Black Temple in Chiang Rai also have their own characteristics.

Apart from these temples, Chiang Rai also has a special attraction - the Golden Triangle, where you can drive about 40 kilometers north from Chiang Rai to this famous place and learn about its unique history here.

The White TempleThe White Temple

Pattaya is a famous seascape resort at the southern end of the Central South Peninsula. Its beautiful scenery and pleasant climates make Pattaya an ideal destination for first-timers. This resort is famous for its sunshine, beaches and seafood. There is not only fascinating island scenery but also water recreational activities such as banana boats, surfing, parachutes, and so on.

When traveling to this place, the ladyboy shows here, such as the wonderful Tiffany Show the ones you shall not miss. Famous for its gorgeous costumes and brilliant performances, this show attracts tourists from all over the world every year.

Beyond that, there is a floating market in the center of Pattaya where hawkers pack a variety of goods on board for sale. A variety of tropical fruits sold on board are also one of Pattaya's characteristics. Here, tropical fruits and ice cubes will be put in a container together, and taking a sip of it in hot weather will make people feel refreshed in an instant. Row along the river bank while visiting the market, and choose their favorite items from a wide variety of commodities.

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Apart from the scenic spots introduced above, there are also many other attractions in Thailand such as Wat Pho, Hat Mae Nam, Wat Phra Yai and Thong National Marine Park. In a word, when you come here, you can not only enjoy the beautiful natural scenery but also experience the strong exotic style. Whenever you want to create a tailor-made trip plan, we're always here to help, just simply tell us your interests and needs, and our travel experts would be very glad to offer you professional travel advice.

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