Thailand is unique. It is the ultimate destination for backpackers and a place that many people visit several times in their life. There must be something special with this country, a reason why everybody loves it. Thailand combines almost unlimited places to see, cheap prices, great beaches, awesome food, nightlife, amazing temples... and we could just continue.

This country has many faces. It can be the first place young backpackers visit in their gap year. Super cheap, easy to travel, fun and full of crazy parties. On the other hand it can offer a peaceful luxury holiday settings for couples and families coming every single year. If you wish you can also find a peace and places without tourists. Thailand is a must in Southeast Asia.

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The Grand Palace - Bangkok
The Grand Palace - Bangkok
The Grand Palace is the royal residence and the most popular tourist attraction in Bangkok. You can find here the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand - the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
The Grand Palace - Bangkok
The Grand Palace - Bangkok
It is an amazing complex of buildings. Tips: Be there before the opening time to avoid the crowds and the heat. Otherwise it is not worth the visit. Wear long shirts and pants.
Wat Pho - Bangkok
Wat Pho - Bangkok
Next to the Grand Palace you can visit Wat Pho - the Temple of Reclining Buddha with a 46 m long statue of Buddha in the lying position. It is probably the oldest temple in Bangkok.
Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market - Bangkok
Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market - Bangkok
Many people choose to visit one of the floating markets in Bangkok. The most famous market is called Damnoen Saduak, but it is also very touristy. If you wish to enjoy the real local atmosphere, head to Khlong Lat Mayon floating market.
Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market - Bangkok
Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market - Bangkok
This floating market is maybe smaller, but more authentic. It is located on the outskirts of Bangkok. To get there take a BTS train to Bang Wa station and then a taxi.
Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market - Bangkok
Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market - Bangkok
The location is quite nice and you can take a boat ride to see the surrounding nature.
Chinatown - Bangkok
Chinatown - Bangkok
If you want to eat well and enjoy another type of busy craziness than Khao San Road, go to Chinatown full of tiny street stalls, restaurants and shops.
 Wat Phra Singh - Chiang Mai
Wat Phra Singh - Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai is Thailand's northern capital and a mekka for tourists. It is a place where you can stay for weeks and you won't get bored. This temple is one of the most attractive in the city.
 Wat Phra Singh - Chiang Mai
Wat Phra Singh - Chiang Mai
Wat Phra Singh is also a monastery, a home for around 700 monks.
Wat Pha Lat - Chiang Mai
Wat Pha Lat - Chiang Mai
There are so many interesting temples in Chiang Mai. Many of them are quite touristy. That is why we prefered to visit a hidden temple called Wat Pha Lat instead of the famous Doi Suthep located nearby.
Wat Pha Lat - Chiang Mai
Wat Pha Lat - Chiang Mai
The place is really amazing. To get there - pass the Chiang Mai Zoo at the end of Suthep Road, find a small trail in the forest and follow the trees wrapped in the pieces of orange cloth that monks wear. It should take up to an hour if you don't get lost like we did. It is not easy to find it, but really worth it.
Wat Pha Lat - Chiang Mai
Wat Pha Lat - Chiang Mai
There are no tourists around, no shops only monks doing their daily tasks like for example bathing a little puppy. This is our best memory from Chiang Mai!
Cooking class - Chiang Mai
Cooking class - Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai is a mekka of cooking classes! Some of them start at a local market where you will learn and shop the ingrediences you need.
Cooking class - Chiang Mai
Cooking class - Chiang Mai
Cooking class is a great day of learning new recipes, eating good food and having fun. Definitely one of the best cooking classes in Southeast Asia.
Cooking class - Chiang Mai
Cooking class - Chiang Mai
You will learn how to cook green or red curry, spring rolls, sweet&sour and other meals you will choose.
Wat Rong Khun - Chiang Rai
Wat Rong Khun - Chiang Rai
Wat Rong Khun or The White Temple was designed by thai visual artist Chalermchai Kositpipat in 1997.
Wat Rong Khun - Chiang Rai
Wat Rong Khun - Chiang Rai
It is more a piece of contemporary art than a temple, but it is inspired by Buddhism. The white color symbolizes the purity of the Buddha.
Phuket Trickeye Museum- Phuket
Phuket Trickeye Museum- Phuket
Have you ever been in a 3D museum? If the answer is no, do it in Phuket town.
Phuket Trickeye Museum- Phuket
Phuket Trickeye Museum- Phuket
The employees of the museum are there for you to assist you with pictures and having fun with you.
Wat Chalong - Phuket
Wat Chalong - Phuket
The best advice we can give you is to rent a motorbike and explore Phuket on your own. Stop at Wat Chalong temple. Nice and calm place to take a break.
Kata Beach - Phuket
Kata Beach - Phuket
One of our favourite beaches. It is quite small, clean and not that crazy as for example Patong beach.
Big Buddha- Phuket
Big Buddha - Phuket
If you are the person that can't spend the holiday only on the beach, make a hike to Big Buddha statue visible from many places across Phuket.
Big Buddha- Phuket
Big Buddha - Phuket
Many people just take a tuk tuk or a motorbike up there, but we walked there through nice nature, meeting elephants and enjoy the small trek. Just start early to avoid the heat. The views are great.
Phang Nga Bay- Phuket
Phang Nga Bay - Phuket
When you are in Phuket, you should definitely see the most beautiful bay in Thailand in Ao Phang Nga National Park. There are hundreds of limestone cliffs and collapsed cave systems that can be explored.
James Bond Island - Phang Nga Bay
James Bond Island - Phang Nga Bay
The most famous place that every tour visit is the James Bond Island called after the shooting of the Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun.
Kayaking - Phang Nga Bay
Kayaking - Phang Nga Bay
There are several tour and boat operators you can choose from. Most of them offers kayakking in the hidden lagoons in some of the islands. It is a fun experience, but you got usually around half an hour to explore with other people from the boat. If you like more adventure, book your own trip to see the place untouched by most of the tourists.
Ko Phi Phi
Ko Phi Phi
This is the typical picture from Maya Bay. No photoshop needed. BUT: You must buy a trip to see this beauty on Ko Phi Phi Ley. If you are not on a luxury holiday, you will probably stay on Ko Phi Phi Don. The main Ton Sai village is far from beautiful as it is quite dirty, full of people, bars and hotels.
Ko Phi Phi
Ko Phi Phi
This is the real water colour around Ko Phi Phi Ley.
Ko Lanta
Ko Lanta
Ko Lanta is one of the islands near Krabi. It is a great choice if you are looking for a holiday away from parties. It is a calm place with empty white sanded beaches.
Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest - Ko Lanta
Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest - Ko Lanta
We rented a motorbike and explored the island a bit. We found this mangrove forest with a fish farm where you can rent a kayak.
Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest - Ko Lanta
Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest - Ko Lanta
There are many animals you can spot in a mangrove forests, most of the time you will see the mangrove crabs with different colours.
Ao Nang Beach - Krabi
Ao Nang Beach - Krabi
If you are looking for an empty beach with clean water, don't go to Ao Nang. This beach has a nice nature settings, but the water is not that clear as in Phuket or Ko Lanta. The indian restaurants near the beach served also one of the worst indian food we have ever tasted.
Emerald Pool - Krabi
Emerald Pool - Krabi
If you buy a trip to Emerald Pool, Blue Lagoon and Hot Springs, you will be probably dissapointed. Emerald Pool must be beautiful if you can swim there alone in the morning, but not that much with hundreds of other people.
Blue Lagoon - Krabi
Blue Lagoon - Krabi
Blue Lagoon is beautiful, but go there on your own. The organized touristy trips are definitely not worth it.
Tiger Cave Temple Wat Tham Sua - Krabi
Tiger Cave Temple Wat Tham Sua - Krabi
If you dare in the heat, climb over 1200 steps to the top of the mountain. It is really worth it!
Tiger Cave Temple Wat Tham Sua - Krabi
Tiger Cave Temple Wat Tham Sua- Krabi
The views are really breathtaking. Tips: Wear long shirt and pants or take a sarong.

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