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 and most incredible backpackers’ paradise, it’s a city that on t…
2,985travelers 1,340reviews 927blogs
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…
761travelers 342reviews 146blogs
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…
514travelers 232reviews 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 …
260travelers 125reviews 85blogs
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…
195travelers 135reviews 25blogs
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…
170travelers 131reviews 115blogs
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…
147travelers 48reviews 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…
39travelers 26reviews 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…
11travelers 46reviews 28blogs
Pai #10 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…
36travelers 25reviews 40blogs
Koh Tao #11 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…
87travelers 60reviews 107blogs
Koh Lanta #12 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…
26travelers 27reviews 28blogs
Koh Phi Phi #13 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 …
124travelers 73reviews 117blogs
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…
33travelers 17reviews 36blogs
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…
24travelers 36reviews 80blogs
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. …
9travelers 16reviews 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…
17travelers 27reviews 50blogs
Ko Phi Phi Don #18 most popular location
6travelers 19reviews 8blogs
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 …
23travelers 14reviews 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
Patong #22 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…
25travelers 23reviews 28blogs
Sukhothai #23 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…
10travelers 10reviews 27blogs
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…
16travelers 4reviews 7blogs
Nakhon Ratchasima #25 most popular location
12travelers 3reviews
Pran Buri #26 most popular location
Rayong #27 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…
13travelers 5reviews 1blogs
Pakchong #28 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 1reviews
Surat Thani #29 most popular location
11travelers 3reviews 20blogs
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…
11travelers 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…
25travelers 12reviews 24blogs
Ko Samed #32 most popular location
Udon Thani #33 most popular location
8travelers 1reviews 2blogs
Sattahip #34 most popular location
2travelers 4reviews
Chumphon #35 most popular location
8travelers 2reviews 4blogs
Nong Khai #36 most popular location
Nong Khai is a city in North East Thailand. It is located on the southern bank of the Mekong River. The country of Laos is situated across from Nong Khai on the northern bank of the Meko…
7travelers 1reviews 16blogs
Phi Phi Island #37 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…
30travelers 9reviews 2blogs
Mae Rim #38 most popular location
Sai Yok #39 most popular location
2travelers 4reviews
Trang #40 most popular location
If going to Ko Lipe, Ko Lanta or other islands in the area it might be necessary or convenient to stay overnight in Trang. Personally I find the place nice and friendly and with very good loc…
6travelers 3reviews 5blogs
Railay #41 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
Koh Lipe #42 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…
17travelers 10reviews 23blogs
Ko Samet #43 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…
3travelers 11reviews 12blogs
satun #44 most popular location
1travelers 1reviews 4blogs
Koh Samed #45 most popular location
12travelers 11reviews 8blogs
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
Nonthaburi #47 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…
31travelers 4reviews
Takua Pa #48 most popular location
1travelers 1reviews
Ayuthaya #49 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 1reviews 15blogs
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…
1travelers 5reviews 8blogs
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
12travelers 2blogs
Sam Roi Yot #53 most popular location
1travelers 1reviews
Bang Phli #54 most popular location
Ranong #55 most popular location
8travelers 1blogs
Mae Sai #56 most popular location
1travelers 3blogs
Chang Mai #57 most popular location
25travelers 7reviews
Bang Saphan #58 most popular location
Mae Sot #59 most popular location
5travelers 1reviews 7blogs
Lampang #60 most popular location
7travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Prachuap Khiri Khan #61 most popular location
1travelers 3reviews
Khao Sok #62 most popular location
3travelers 4reviews 8blogs
Surin #63 most popular location
7travelers 3reviews 1blogs
Lopburi #64 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 …
4travelers 3reviews 7blogs
Sangkhla Buri #65 most popular location
2travelers 1reviews 2blogs
Songkhla #66 most popular location
19travelers 2reviews
Ko Yao #67 most popular location
2reviews 1blogs
Chaweng #68 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
Amphawa #69 most popular location
1reviews 1blogs
Chiang Dao #70 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…
1reviews 4blogs
Samut Songkhram #71 most popular location
1travelers 2blogs
Mae Taeng #72 most popular location
1reviews 3blogs
Phetchaburi #73 most popular location
2travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Buriram #74 most popular location
4travelers 1blogs
Nakhon Si Thammarat #75 most popular location
13travelers 1reviews
Suvarnabhumi Airport #76 most popular location
Suvarnabhumi Airport is international airport in Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand.
3reviews 3blogs
Chanthaburi #77 most popular location
3travelers 1reviews
Kata #78 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…
3travelers 2reviews 2blogs
Chaiyaphum #79 most popular location
6travelers 1reviews
Khao Lak #80 most popular location
9travelers 1reviews 6blogs
Loei #81 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…
2travelers 1reviews
Damnoen Saduak #82 most popular location
2travelers 3blogs
Maya Beach #83 most popular location
2travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Khao San Road #84 most popular location
Khao San Road. You may have heard of it. A short street of no more than the length of a few hundred meters is actually a place that is bigger than life! People watching? You got it. Food? Fro…
4reviews 1blogs
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…
4travelers 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…
14travelers 4reviews 1blogs
Kamala #87 most popular location
Kamala is located just a little north of the Patong area which is the most popular touristy part . Kamala is a small fishing village surrounded by forested hills facing the Kamala bay . A ide…
2reviews 1blogs
Trat #88 most popular location
6travelers 1reviews 2blogs
Phrae #89 most popular location
3travelers 1reviews
Pak Chong #90 most popular location
3reviews 5blogs
Samut Prakan #91 most popular location
2travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Tak #92 most popular location
1travelers 1blogs
Fang #93 most popular location
1travelers 2blogs
Nakhon Sawan #94 most popular location
7travelers 1blogs
Phanom #95 most popular location
Similan Island #96 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 1reviews 4blogs
Lamai #97 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
Cha Am #98 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 #99 most popular location
1reviews 3blogs
Ratchaburi #100 most popular location
2travelers 2blogs