Just about everyone who has traveled to Thailand will tell you that it is trip worth making. With rich culture and history, breathtaking scenery, pristine beaches, and plenty of activities for everyone, Thailand is the perfect tourist destination. So pack up your backpack or suitcase and visit these five places during your Thai adventure.

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Ko Phangan

There are plenty of places throughout Thailand that offer top-rated snorkeling and scuba experiences, and Ko Phangan is on this list. It’s crystal clear waters and interesting marine life make it the perfect spot for ocean enthusiasts. Become a certified scuba diver at one of the city’s many dive shops. If you’re more interested in experiences the culture of Ko Phangan, check out Thong Nai Pan Noi, Diamond Muay Thai, Haad Yuan Beach, or Koh Nang Yuan. Book a room in one of these top-rated Ko Phangan hotels and start planning your winter vacation.

Ko Phi Phi

Similarly to Ko Phangan, the town of Ko Phi Phi is a great option for those travelers interested in snorkeling or scuba diving. For some unbelievable pictures to show friends and family upon your return home, head to Ko Phi Phi Viewpoint. If you’re interested in spending the day soaking up the sun, be sure to check out Bamboo Island, Maya Bay, Laem Tong Bay, Mosquito Island, or Monkey Beach. Here are some of the most popular Ko Phi Phi hotels that won’t break the bank.

Hua Hin

For a fun night out in Hua Hin, Thailand, head to the famous Saxophone Lounge. Here you’ll find great music, food, drinks, and dancing. For a more cultural Thai experience, the Cicada Market for a day of shopping and chatting with the town’s locals. Interested in nature and wildlife? Attractions such as Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, Hua Hin Hills Vineyard, Pala-U Waterfall, Hua Hin Beach, or Suan Son Pradipat Beach. Before planning out your dream vacation, consider staying at one of these Hua Hin hotels.

Pattaya

Pattaya is a town filled with rich culture and history. One of the top attractions among travelers is Sanctuary of Truth, also known as Prasat Sut Ja-Tum. The majestic architecture that this building offers will take your breath away. Other popular attractions include the famous Big Buddha, Art and Paradise, Central Festival Pattaya Beach, Million Years Stone Park, Pattaya Crocodile Farm, and Elephant Village. Opportunities for snorkeling and scuba diving are also available throughout the town. Book a room at one of these Pattaya hotels for some affordable accommodations nearby to all of these attractions.

Thalang

Thalang, Thailand is an ocean town that offers beautiful beaches, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking, parasailing, paddle boarding, and so much more. Sign up for a boat or land tour to experience the culture and history of the town. For a beach day, the best option is Nai Yang Beach. Nature and wildlife lovers will enjoy the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, Bang Pae Waterfalls, and Saphan Sarasin Bridge. Now that you know what to do in Thalang, be sure to book a room at one of these popular Thalang hotels.