August 14th, 2018 | Bangkok, Beaches, Travel Tips

Inspired by 100 Best Things To Do in Thailand at Jen Reviews, the Tourism Authority of Thailand reached out to our followers on social media and asked what is on your #ThailandBucketList. Here’s a collection of destinations that are must-dos when traveling to Amazing Thailand:


Surat Thani (& Koh Samui)

The largest of the southern provinces, Surat Thani is a booming transportation hub known for incredible southern Thai food. In Thai, Surat Thani means “City of the Good People.” It is also known as “the province of a thousand islands” with its reach expanding to the archipelago featuring the idyllic Koh Samui — one of the most popular white sand beaches in Thailand.

@baanorapin_official We haven’t been to Surat Thani but it’s definitely on our bucket list!

@vijaysharma_45 Koh Samui is on the list!


Chiang Mai

While Chiang Mai is the largest city in northern Thailand, it offers a blend of big city charm with ancient culture and natural beauty surrounding the city. Temples and elephant sanctuaries are abundant, and celebrating Thai New Year, also known as Songkran, is one of the most popular bucket list items for many travelers. To ward off evil spirits, the whole city turns into a gigantic water fight, marking everyone with water and clay.

@herdianahs Koh Kood is my bucketlist for tropical getaway and Chiang Mai for cultural

@beautifulcambodia On everyone’s bucketlist should be Songkran in Chiang Mai

@lucy.ha19 Silk, elephant, monk chats and wats 🙆🏻


Chiang Rai

North of Chiang Mai and near the Golden Triangle is Chiang Rai, which boasts a diverse collection of temples (wats in Thai) and other cultural attractions. Wat Rong Khun, or the White Temple, is one of the most famous; its intricate, all-white exterior leads to an interior that blends traditional Buddhist teachings with pop culture references, like the faces of Superman and Hello Kitty, to create one of the most unique temples in all of Thailand.

@sugarandstamps I’d love to visit Chiang Rai on my next trip to Thailand!

@robbie595 Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai


Similan Island

Ko Similan offers some of the best scuba diving in Thailand, surrounded by stunning coral reefs and distinct rock formations that look like leaves, brains and mushrooms. It sits as a part of Mu Ko Similan, a national park that includes 10 other islands.

@snehalshinde18 Similan island is on my bucket list 🙂



The most popular #ThailandBucketList pick was Bangkok! The capital of Thailand is an unsurprising choice, with exquisite temples and delicious food and floating markets, it’s a fantastic place to experience the best of Thai culture. There are also expansive parks for a bit of greenery, and incredible museums that offer the best insight into the history of the Land of Smiles.

@Chillijamz We’ve been to Thailand but unfortunately missed Bangkok, so that’s next on the list on our next trip to Thailand

@2cooksrbetterthan1 Taking a long tail boat in the south, klong adventures in Bangkok, and Elephants at Home in Chiang Mai

@jaws1stitch Bucket list: Wat Arun At night, elephants and absolutely beautiful people!

@cherry_melody_ Can’t wait to visit Thailand next month 😀 On my loong bucket list is ancient city in Bangkok and Ang Thong 😊

@anson.rd Visiting Bangkok next week! Really want to check out a floating market and will be visiting an elephant sanctuary 🙂 can’t wait!

@twotravellingdanes Every time we have been to Bangkok in the weekends we are going to #chatchuakweekendmarket


Have we added to your #ThailandBucketList? If you head to any of these wonderful places, let us know on social media with the hashtag #ThailandInsider, or tag us @ThailandInsider on Twitter or Instagram.