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5 Popular Places To Visit In Thailand
5 Popular Places To Visit In Thailand

Bangkok : A city that never sleeps, Bangkok, the capital of Thailand is a modern-day melting pot of contrasting cultures and faiths. Here, towering skyscrapers stand in harmony next to temples and monasteries. The luxury malls and shopping centres compete with the street bazaars and floating markets. Cuisines - both Thai and from around the world are showcased in all their glory on the streets as well as in rooftop restaurants. The nightlife of Bangkok, on the one hand, revolves around flashy nightclubs, rooftop and go-go bars, bright neon light signs and cheap drinks. Bangkok is known for its vibrant floating markets, where vendors sell fresh produce, local handicrafts, and street food from boats along the canals. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and Amphawa Floating Market are popular choices for visitors. 

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Phuket :  The largest Island in all of Thailand, Phuket has everything Thailand has to offer. It is located in southern Thailand, on the Andaman sea coastline. Serviced by the Phuket International Airport, the island sees no dearth of travellers at any time of the year. Golden beaches, numerous offshore islands, upbeat markets, a high-octane nightlife and thrilling watersports characterise Phuket in a nutshell.

It is also one of the fastest-accessible beach destinations in Thailand. Beaches like Surin and Kata cater to families and those individuals with eccentric tastes. Patong beach, on the other hand, caters to all those who like it cheap, loud and crazy, even after the sun sets. Bangla road, with its numerous bars, and street food vendors, comes alive as the night ages. 

Chiang Mai :  Formerly the seat of the Lanna Kingdom and regarded as the northern capital of Thailand, Chiang Mai is entirely opposite to what first-timers to Thailand expect it to be. Unlike its southern counterparts, Chiang Mai is known for its laid back vibes, numerous temples and monasteries, crowded local markets, natural and historical sites and countryside with lush greenery.

Catering to a large number of ex-pats, young contemporary travellers and families alike, Chiang Mai is a backpacking haven where activities like hiking, cycling, rafting and a plethora of outdoor activities take precedence over a supercharged nightlife of drinks and loud music. Serviced by Chiang Mai International Airport and lying just an overnight train journey away from Bangkok, this sleepy northern town sees a rising footfall of enthusiastic tourists with each passing year.

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Phi Phi Islands :  It consists of a group of six islands. Only 40 km away from Phuket ,  Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh are the two most famous islands of the six. With their pristine waters and vibrant parties, these islands are a wonderful way to spend a few days in Thailand.The island group is renowned for its white sandy beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and towering limestone cliffs. Some of the popular beaches on Phi Phi Don include Tonsai Bay, Loh Dalum Bay, and Long Beach. 

With four other islands besides the large ones, Phi Phi houses Bida Nok, Bida Nai, Ko Mai Phai, is also known as Bamboo Island. Phi Phi Islands became famous after the 2000 Hollywood flick 'The Beach' that was shot in Ko Phi Phi Le. Ko Phi Phi Leh houses The "Viking Cave" which is a thriving industry that sells edible birds nests. It's striking cliffs, white sand beaches with jungles all around and clear blue waters make it look nothing short of paradise. None of the islands has roads, and most of the islands are humanly inhabited, making Phi Phi Islands one of the few untainted beautiful landscapes left in the world. 

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Krabi :  One of the oldest provinces in Thailand, Krabi is home to the traditional yet the modern, the touristy and the local flavour. A coastal destination often visited with Phuket, Krabi is home to beautiful beaches, islands and limestone formations. In addition, Krabi offers some of the beautiful coral diving spots in the world, making it an excellent destination for diving enthusiasts and Instagram photograph hunters alike.

Home to the Phi Phi Islands, Krabi sees a large amount of footfall on them. The islands are known for their unmatched beauty and, over the years, have become a favorite spot among partygoers and private vacationers alike. Beautiful beaches like Railey Beach are sought by those looking for amazing photographs and by rock-climbing enthusiasts who come to conquer the towering limestone formations.

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