With its white-sand beaches and tranquil Buddhist temples, its jungles thrumming with insects and birds, and its cities pulsing with the sounds of urban nightclubs, Thailand has long been a refuge for those seeking both pleasure and peace on their vacations. Whether you'll be fishing, sailing, and sunbathing around the Gulf of Thailand or paying tribute at this Southeast Asian nation's picturesque monasteries, Thailand offers a truly unforgettable experience. Better yet, hotels in Thailand suit a range of needs.
Most visitors start their vacation in central Thailand, where Bangkok -- the capital -- is located. While staying here, you'll find many cozy Bangkok hotels to suit your needs, and sites like Wat Pho (a peaceful Buddhist temple), the Grand Palace (the opulent royal residence), and Khaosan Road (a famous party area). After your time in Bangkok, make your way to Isan, in the northeastern region of the country, to enjoy views of rice fields and check out the bears, gibbons, and elephants (oh my!) at Khao Yai National Park.
In northern Thailand, don't miss the Golden Triangle, where you can tour the Hall of Opium and see the confluence of the Ruak and Mekong rivers. This region is also home to Chiang Mai, which is popular for its laid-back jungle vibes and sacred sites such as Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a mountain-top temple known for its glistening golden design. In the east, you'll find Pattaya, a city that boasts some of the best Thailand hotels along happening Pattaya Beach. Southern Thailand, which features incredible coastline destinations along the Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand, is absolutely worth a visit if beach bumming, scuba diving, and jungle trekking interest you. Phuket, Krabi, and Ko Samui are all good choices, as these destinations truly boast some of the best beaches in the world.
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