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20+ Photos of Thailand That’ll Make You Want To Pack Your Bags and Go

White, beaches, waterfalls and emerald waters; rice fields, elephants, and beautiful mountain landscapes. Thailand is a famous destination but are you sure you’ve seen it all? Here are 20+ mind-blowing photos of Thailand that’ll make you want to pack your bags and go…right now!

The amazing clear waters of Koh Phi Phi. You can spend days soaking up the sun in Koh Phi Phi or easily organize a day trip from Phuket.

READ ALSO: 12 Fun Things To Do in Phi Phi Beyond Maya Bay

The beautiful temples of Chiang Mai. This lovely city in the north of the country has more than 300 temples! Rent a motorbike and go admire the sunset from the top of the hills!

READ ALSO: The 3 Days in Chiang Mai Itinerary You Need

An aerial view of Ang Thong Marine National Park, near Koh Samui. Read all about a day trip from Koh Samui to Ang Thong.

The Erawan Falls in the Erawan National Park are famous for their emerald green ponds. Make sure not to miss also the Death Railway and the River Kway Bridge when visiting the Kanchanaburi Province.

The famous floating markets are a great place to bargain and buy fresh produce, or just to admire the very colorful show. The most famous one is the Damnoen Saduak market, which is located about 1.5 hours from Bangkok.

READ ALSO: The Epic List of 41 Things To Do in Bangkok

Elephants playing in Chiang Mai. Many tourists heading to Thailand can’t wait to meet these very smart animals. Please, PLEASE, make sure you practice responsible tourism though.

Elephant trekking is a big no-no, as well as visiting those parks that exploit the elephants for profit. Do your research before visiting an elephant park. My tip? Head to Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, where you can interact with rescued elephants in a fun and respectful way.

An aerial way of one of the many white-sand beaches in Koh Tao. Pure bliss.

READ ALSO: Top Things To Do in Koh Tao, Thailand

Party lovers can’t miss the Full Moon Party that each month drives tens of thousands to Haad Rin Beach in Koh Phangan. Fun is guaranteed!

A Karen woman in Mae Hong Son. The Karen-Pa-Dong Hill Tribe are also known as “Long Necks”.

An aerial view of heart-shaped Keao Yai in Rawai, Phuket. Does it get more romantic than this?

Rice terraces in the north of Thailand, a mesmerizing landscape.

The Emerald Pool in Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve, in Krabi.  You can swim in this natural pool that is filled with pure spring water after a pleasant hike through the forest.

Thai food is colorful, full of flavor and super cheap. If you like spicy food, don’t leave without trying a Tom Yam soup with coconut milk, chili pepper, and seafood.

A trip to Khao Sok National Park in Southern Thailand will blow your mind. It’s one of the best eco-friendly destinations in the world too.

Go hiking through caves and hills, get speechless while boating around the Jurassic Park-like karst formations, and spend the night in one of these floating bungalows.

The Red Lotus Sea in Udon Thani, northern Thailand, is home to millions of lotus flowers, which bloom between December and February coloring the lake pink.

Lanterns during the Yi Peng Festival in Chiang Mai. Each year in November – the dates usually coincide with Loi Krathong – people release sky lanterns at night and it’s just beautiful.

Green Turtle at Similan Islands. These islands, just 84km northwest of Phuket, are a great place to snorkel and dive thanks to their coral reef and diverse marine life.

Bangkok’s skyline and the huge Chatuchak Weekend Market. Bangkok is great for shopping!

READ ALSO: The Best Things to do in 3 Days in Bangkok

James Bond island in the Ao Phang Nga National Park, one of the most famous images of Thailand. You can easily visit this natural wonder with a day trip from Phuket or Krabi.

Image by Ryan Harvey via Flickr

The famous Wat Rong Khun white temple in Chiang Rai. It doesn’t even seem real!

Beautiful, uh? That’s why I could go to Thailand every year and never get bored! I’m sure you don’t need any more convincing to pack your bags and fly to Thailand.

Disclaimer: Before you guys ask me, most of these pictures are not mine. I wish I was that good! They are mostly stock photos by amazing photographers.

ferahtia_FS

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

Iam loving this, and thanks for sharing

ramon

Wednesday 1st of May 2019

Magnificent. I like the Chiang Mai lanterns the best. As it happens I’ve been there.... 20 years ago. If I remember rightly, I don’t remember much thanks to the cheap whisky

Steph

Friday 31st of May 2019

Ahahah! Chiang Mai is my favorite too.I just lived there for 4 months and already miss it.

Eunice

Wednesday 13th of December 2017

Please do NOT ride on elephants as they are 'broken' in the most horrific way! And don't go to see the 'long neck' Karen women. It is so damaging to their necks and health and it is now only done for tourists. How awful to know you are encouraging this practice by visiting them. I lived and worked in Thailand for 4 years. It is a fabulous country with delicious food, very friendly people, amazing wildlife and stunning scenery. Enjoy but not at the expense of the animals or hill tribes. Thank you.

Steph

Wednesday 13th of December 2017

Hello Eunice, before saying that I'm encouraging horrible practices you should read the article in its entirety as I clearly say "Elephants playing in Chiang Mai. Many tourists heading to Thailand can't wait to meet these very smart animals. Please, PLEASE, make sure you practice responsible tourism though. Elephant trekking is a big no-no, as well as visiting those parks that exploit the elephants for profit. Do your research before visiting an elephant park. My tip? Head to Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, where you can interact with rescued elephants in a fun and respectful way."

Regarding the long-neck women, I have read and informed myself about the issue, and it's definitely not a black or white one, as it usually is with ethical issues. Sure, it's a touristy experience, but the money that these tours generate are keeping these people from being relegated in Burmese refugee camps. I suggest everyone to do their own research before visiting and deciding where they stand.

Lanta Eco News

Tuesday 21st of November 2017

Wonderful photos of Amazing Thailand!

Chloe

Friday 28th of July 2017

Wow these photos are stunning, I love Thailand! What website did you use to get these stock photos where you don't have to give credit on your page?

Steph

Friday 28th of July 2017

Hello Chloe! They are from DepositPhotos