Popular Cities in Thailand

Top cities in Thailand, page 1, based on popularity among TravBuddy members.

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Bangkok #1 most popular location
Bangkok’s reputation for excess precedes it. Sleazy, energetic, and the gateway to what many see as the world’s greatest backpackers’ paradise, it’s a city that on the surface seems l…
2,595travelers 1,304reviews 918blogs
Phuket #2 most popular location
Phuket is a provincial tropical paradise. From the beautiful lagoon where Leonardo Di Caprio starred in ‘The Beach’, to the striking sunsets, palm strewn beaches and extraordinarily clear…
727travelers 329reviews 142blogs
Chiang Mai #3 most popular location
Chiang Mai is often described as real Thailand, it is also the largest and most culturally significant city in northern Thailand, and is the capital of Chiang Mai Province. It is located 700…
415travelers 242reviews 315blogs
Koh Samui #4 most popular location
As Koh Phangan’s larger and calmer cousin, Koh Samui is the most accessible of the islands in the Gulf of Thailand, with an airport and ferry service. Koh Samui has rapidly established as …
266travelers 122reviews 87blogs
Pattaya #5 most popular location
As far as down and dirty reputations go, few places are a match for Thailand’s capital, Bangkok. One place most certainly is, though: Pattaya. While more recently the government have done t…
171travelers 130reviews 21blogs
Koh Phangan #6 most popular location
Koh Phangan is an island in the Gulf of Thailand in South East Thailand. It is famous for its full (and half and black) moon party at Haad Rin Beach and as a backpackers destination. Ko Phang…
172travelers 135reviews 117blogs
Krabi #7 most popular location
Like most of the better-known corners of Thailand, Krabi is all about spotless, dream-like stretches of beach. Krabi’s bay area is the focus of so many jealousy inducing photographs that yo…
140travelers 50reviews 69blogs
Hua Hin #8 most popular location
Hua Hin is a Thai beach town on the road south from Bangkok, and while its increasingly popular (and boasts a Hilton Hotel), it's still off the Thai backpacker trail and well worth a look for…
30travelers 25reviews 9blogs
Ao Nang #9 most popular location
Ao Nang is a central point of the coastal province of Krabi, Thailand. The town consists chiefly of a main street, which is totally dominated by restaurants, pubs, shops and other commerce ai…
9travelers 46reviews 29blogs
Koh Tao #10 most popular location
Looking for a small-scale tropical paradise? You might just have found it. Diminutive enough to barely even register as a spec amongst the Gulf Of Thailand, Koh Tao is famed for its diving, a…
84travelers 63reviews 106blogs
Pai #11 most popular location
A small town nestled in northern Thailand near the border with Myanmar along the northern route to Mae Hong Son, straddling the Pai River against one of the most beautiful backpacking destina…
29travelers 21reviews 41blogs
Koh Phi Phi #12 most popular location
For those of you who have seen the movie The Beach, Koh Phi Phi existed very much like it did in the film: a laid-back, mostly unheard-of tropical island that only the most adventurous sorts …
128travelers 73reviews 117blogs
Koh Lanta #13 most popular location
Koh Lanta is an island just off the west coast of Krabi which is becoming a popular tourist destination, the island is known for its long, sandy beaches and scuba diving. It can easily be rea…
25travelers 25reviews 27blogs
Chiang Rai #14 most popular location
Chiang Rai is mainly a stopover on the way north, but can also function as a good base for doing some hill tribe trekking in the surrounding area. The hill tribe museum gives a lot of inf…
27travelers 16reviews 37blogs
Kanchanaburi #15 most popular location
As the home of the notorious Bridge On The River Kwai – the sight of countless international deaths at the hands of the Japanese during a Second World War railway-building project – Kanch…
20travelers 34reviews 75blogs
Ko Chang #16 most popular location
Located just 300 kilometers southeast from Bangkok, in Trat Province near the Cambodian border, Ko Chang is Thailand's second largest island after Phuket and , amazingly, largely overlooked. …
7travelers 17reviews 13blogs
Ayutthaya #17 most popular location
One of the oldest and most legendary cities in the ancient world was Ayutthaya, otherwise known by its full name of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya. Founded in 1350 as the headquarters for the kingd…
16travelers 25reviews 47blogs
Ko Phi Phi Don #18 most popular location
8travelers 19reviews 5blogs
Cha-am #19 most popular location
The Amphoe (district) Cha Am is a beach resort in central Thailand. Cha Am is a kind of insider's tip cause the place is not really well-known. A lot of Thai people spend their holidays in …
1travelers 6reviews 26blogs
Hat Yai #20 most popular location
Hat Yai (also known as Haad Yai / Had Yai) is a city in southern Thailand near the boundary to Malaysia. Geographical location 7°1′N, 100°28′E. With a population of 155,585 (2005) in …
20travelers 13reviews 14blogs
Phang Nga #21 most popular location
Phang Nga is a province in Thailand which is directly north of Phuket island. Several people do not realise that they actually have been to Phang Nga thinking that they were in Phuket. Ph…
8travelers 8reviews 7blogs
Sukhothai #22 most popular location
Sukhothai is a historical city in Thailand. It was the first capital of Siam and was founded in the 13th century and its dynasty lasted over 200 years. King Ramkhamhaeng is the most famous ki…
7travelers 11reviews 26blogs
Patong #23 most popular location
Patong Beach is a little easy and caotic village on Phuket island's west coast. It is the main tourist resort in Phuket. It contains an important centre of Phuket's nightlife and is the centr…
20travelers 21reviews 28blogs
Khon Kaen #24 most popular location
Located at the heart of the Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Khon Kaen is the capital city of Isan and is an important centre for the region's silk trade it is also the capital of the province K…
11travelers 4reviews 7blogs
Nakhon Ratchasima #25 most popular location
11travelers 4reviews
Pran Buri #26 most popular location
5reviews
Pakchong #27 most popular location
The district is the gateway to the Northeast (Isan) of Thailand from the central region, as the main pass through Phetchabun mountain range is located within the district. The southern parts …
1travelers 2reviews
Surat Thani #28 most popular location
8travelers 3reviews 20blogs
Rayong #29 most popular location
Rayong, which is located approx. 220 kilometers from Bangkok, another delightful seaside province on Thailand’s eastern gulf coast. Most of Rayong province is marked by mountains interspers…
9travelers 4reviews 1blogs
Mae Hong Son #30 most popular location
Mae Hong Son is surrounded by mountains and punctuated by small but picturesque Nong Jong Kham( Jong Kham lake). This town is still peacefull compare to Chiang Mai. The town's population is m…
12travelers 3reviews 13blogs
Koh Chang #31 most popular location
Koh Chang is located in the Trat province, in south-east Thailand. It's the second biggest island in the country, and has some 5000 people living there. There is a road that follows the coast…
26travelers 12reviews 24blogs
Ko Samed #32 most popular location
2reviews
Udon Thani #33 most popular location
6travelers 1blogs
Sattahip #34 most popular location
1travelers 5reviews
Chumphon #35 most popular location
4travelers 3reviews 4blogs
Nong Khai #36 most popular location
4travelers 1reviews 16blogs
Mae Rim #37 most popular location
1blogs
Sai Yok #38 most popular location
2travelers 4reviews
Phi Phi Island #39 most popular location
Its possible to go to islands from Phuket by boat. Phi Phi Islands will leave you breathless. Phi Phi Ley (or Leh) is the home of the movie "The Beach" with Leonardo Di Caprio so you will see…
27travelers 9reviews 3blogs
Railay #40 most popular location
A small peninsula located between Ao Nang and Krabi, Railay (Rai Leh)boasts a large beach that is a popular destination for backpackers and family alike. With calm waters and impressive lim…
5travelers 6reviews 16blogs
Trang #41 most popular location
5travelers 2reviews 5blogs
Ko Samet #42 most popular location
Koh Samet is a small island only a few hours by bus and boat from Bangkok, and is therefore a popular weekend destination with Bangkok residents. The island is quiet and a great place to just…
4travelers 11reviews 12blogs
Ayuthaya #43 most popular location
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, Ayuthaya was the former capital city of Thailand. Although the capital had withstood several invasion attempts, it was finally conquered and plundered b…
4travelers 2reviews 16blogs
Nonthaburi #44 most popular location
Nonthaburi is officially classified as a separate city/province but it is actually like a suburb of Bangkok due to its very close proximity to Bangkok. The colorful Nonthaburi pier on the Cha…
19travelers 4reviews
satun #45 most popular location
4blogs
Phitsanulok #46 most popular location
The main reason you might end up in Phitsanulok is as a gateway to visiting the Sokhothai Historical Park. Phitsanulok is on the train line between Chiang Mai and Bangkok and is about 7 hours…
9travelers 2reviews 5blogs
Koh Lipe #47 most popular location
Koh Lipe is a small Island in Tarutau National Park in southern Thailand. It is inhabited by about 500 Chau Ley (Sea Gypsies) and has a rapidly growing tourism industry. Currently there are…
20travelers 6reviews 23blogs
Takua Pa #48 most popular location
1travelers 1reviews
Koh Samed #49 most popular location
15travelers 10reviews 8blogs
Chiang Khong #50 most popular location
bordertown to laos and not very spectacular by itself not too dodgy for being a bordertown, though - has some nice bars and guesthouses... and of course banks & atm - get your laos cash he…
2travelers 5reviews 9blogs
Karon #51 most popular location
Karon Beach is located south of Patong and North of Kata Beach on the West coast of Phuket. It is more laid back than Patong, but not quiet. The beach is several km long and perfect for a…
4travelers 7reviews 7blogs
Ubon Ratchathani #52 most popular location
10travelers 2blogs
Sam Roi Yot #53 most popular location
1travelers 1reviews
Bang Phli #54 most popular location
3reviews
Ranong #55 most popular location
7travelers 1blogs
Mae Sai #56 most popular location
1travelers 3blogs
Bang Saphan #57 most popular location
1reviews
Lampang #58 most popular location
5travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Mae Sot #59 most popular location
4travelers 1reviews 7blogs
Lopburi #60 most popular location
The bus station is located in the centre of Lopuri city, which is similar to any mid-sized Thai city really. It is`nt before arriving to the part of the city which is occupied by monkeys …
5travelers 3reviews 8blogs
Songkhla #61 most popular location
Songkhla is a provincial city of Songkhla Province, located at southern Thailand, bordered with Malaysia. It is surrounded by 2 beautiful sea, Samila beach and Son Awn beach. It is a quiet …
16travelers 2reviews
Khao Sok #62 most popular location
3travelers 4reviews 8blogs
Surin #63 most popular location
5travelers 3reviews 1blogs
Sangkhla Buri #64 most popular location
2travelers 1reviews 2blogs
Chiang Dao #65 most popular location
Chiang Dao is one of the best and last places to stop to buy groceries for trekking in the area. Nice is to stop at a local market so you can buy some nice and delicious things for your eveni…
2travelers 2reviews 4blogs
Ko Yao #66 most popular location
2reviews 1blogs
Prachuap Khiri Khan #67 most popular location
2reviews
Chang Mai #68 most popular location
24travelers 4reviews
Chaweng #69 most popular location
Chaweng is the most crowded Zone of Koh Samui (Suratthani, Thailand), you can find a lot of Hotels, Bars, Restaurants... But also you find more Tourist (British) than Thai.
1travelers 6reviews 2blogs
Samut Songkhram #70 most popular location
1travelers 2blogs
Mae Taeng #71 most popular location
1reviews 3blogs
Amphawa #72 most popular location
1travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Phetchaburi #73 most popular location
1travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Nakhon Si Thammarat #74 most popular location
8travelers 1reviews
Buriram #75 most popular location
5travelers 1blogs
Chanthaburi #76 most popular location
3travelers 1reviews
Kata #77 most popular location
Kata beach is just a few minutes south of Karon Beach and charms many visitors with its white sands and clear waters. Very popular with families, Kata is an all round favourite due to its spe…
2travelers 2reviews 2blogs
Chaiyaphum #78 most popular location
5travelers 1reviews
Khao Lak #79 most popular location
10travelers 1reviews 6blogs
Loei #80 most popular location
28 6 2013 Loei Loei seems to be a lot cooler then the rest of Thailand this time of year. I do believe I am the only tourist in town for now. Tomorrow I'm going up to Tha Li and the borde…
3travelers 1reviews
Pak Chong #81 most popular location
4reviews 5blogs
Damnoen Saduak #82 most popular location
2travelers 3blogs
Phrae #83 most popular location
3travelers 1reviews
Similan Island #84 most popular location
The Similan Islands National Park is known for long white coral sand beaches, crystal blue waters, warm tropical nights and cooling breezes coming off the Andaman Sea. Nine Unihabited islands…
13travelers 2reviews 4blogs
Saraburi #85 most popular location
Saraburi is the capital of Changwat province.The city is placed about 110 km north from Bangkok. It's after Bangkok and Chonburi one of the most important industrial areas in Thailand. The c…
3travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Chon Buri #86 most popular location
Chonburi is on Thailand’s eastern coast and as it is the nearest beach destination to Bangkok one of the main weekend ‘getaways’ for city dwellers. The province features excellent beach…
13travelers 4reviews 1blogs
Maya Beach #87 most popular location
1travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Trat #88 most popular location
3travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Samut Prakan #89 most popular location
2travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Tak #90 most popular location
1travelers 1blogs
Fang #91 most popular location
1travelers 2blogs
Suvarnabhumi Airport #92 most popular location
Suvarnabhumi Airport is international airport in Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand.
1reviews 3blogs
Nakhon Sawan #93 most popular location
5travelers 1blogs
Phanom #94 most popular location
1blogs
Lamai #95 most popular location
Lamai Beach is situated in Koh Samui (Suratthani, Thailand)Is a less crowded beach/village than Chaweng, we could say that is less touristic, the Hotels ad Ressorts are ok and the night life …
1travelers 3blogs
Chiangmai #96 most popular location
15travelers 3reviews 1blogs
Cha Am #97 most popular location
Cha Am is a small seaside town on the Thai peninsula that's quite nicely off the beaten track, despite having its own top-end hotels. The beach is beautiful, you'll find an entire strip along…
2reviews 2blogs
Ton Sai #98 most popular location
1reviews 3blogs
Koh Pha Ngan #99 most popular location
3travelers 2reviews 3blogs
Ratchaburi #100 most popular location
3travelers 2blogs