Life tends to rush by us, but once in a while it’s important to take a moment to appreciate the view. While this past year may have felt like an eternity, we are finally beginning to take more deep breaths and have more hope for the future. As travel slowly begins to reopen and vaccines roll out, Thailand is preparing to welcome back its guests safely so you can finally take that getaway you deserve and enjoy the view!
If you’re a fan of a gorgeous viewpoint, you will have to visit Thailand to experience the breathtaking views across the country. From the Phi Phi Islands to Ang Thong National Marine Park, there are a plethora of panoramic scenes that are too beautiful to miss. Let’s take a look at some of the most beautiful viewpoints in Thailand for you to add to your travel wish list when you visit again!
1. Phi Phi Viewpoint
Grab water and your backpack, and journey up the twisting paths from Tonsai Village to witness turquoise waters and lush vegetation at Phi Phi Viewpoint. Ko Phi Phi is an island made up of two tremendous rock formations connected by a long strip of sandy beach.
Visitors love Phi Phi Viewpoint not only because of its exquisite view but also because of the adventurous hike to the top. The total distance of the hike is 1.4 km leading up to the viewpoint. On the way up the mountain, there are ropes for you to pull yourself up while stepping on large roots and branches. Although the hike is a bit of a challenge, the award at the top is well worth the climb! If you love an adventure hike, this one’s for you.
Once you’ve made your way to the top, you will be greeted by a picturesque view of the island 173 meters into the sky. The best time to hike this trek is between 10 am and 2 pm when the sun’s rays strike the blue waters.
2. Doi Inthanon
As the highest mountain in Thailand, you can expect a brilliant view of stretches of land 2,565 meters above sea level at Doi Inthanon in Chiang Mai. Surprisingly, the peak of the mountain is not even its best view! During the ascent of the mountain, voyagers will find stunning twin royal pagodas built in 1987 and 1992 to commemorate HM King Bhumibol and HM Queen Sirikit’s 60th birthdays.
What’s more, the excursion includes adventures at every corner with lush forestry, birdwatching, remarkable waterfalls, and more. If you love a beautiful sunrise, be sure to head to the summit of Doi Inthanon before sunrise to experience the view of brilliant hues in the sky.
3. Nang Yuan Viewpoint
Surrounded by eclectic sea life and stunning corals sits a tiny cluster of islands connected by a large sandbar. These three islands make up Ko Nang Yuan located just 15 minutes via boat ride from the Gulf of Thailand in Ko Tao.
Atop the island’s tallest peak, visitors are graced with scenic views of pristine waters and white sand beaches. This vista is often on many postcards across the country, and once you experience it, you’ll understand why. The picturesque views will not disappoint. The hike to the peak is about 20 minutes with steps that guide you to the top. Remember to take a dip in the ocean to cool off afterward!
4. Ko Wua Talap Viewpoint
Out of the 42 islands of Ang Thong National Marine Park, Ko Wua Talap is one island that boasts some of the most breathtaking and magnificent views. Meters into the sky, you’ll witness large limestone rock formations rising from crystalline waters among sandy beaches as far as the eye can see.
After hiking the steep trek, visitors can admire the untouched waters with marine life below. If you’re unable to make it to the peak, there are many gorgeous stops along the way with panoramic views from different heights so that you can admire the view from anywhere. When traveling to Ang Thong National Marine Park, don’t miss out on this extraordinary Thailand viewpoint!
5. Yun Lai Viewpoint
Within the clouds of Pai in Northern Thailand is Yun Lai Viewpoint. At the peak of the summit, visitors can enjoy sweeping views of the valley. The best way to get there is by scooter, which can be rented in the center of town.
For a sunkissed view of the mountains and peaceful village of Pai, embark to the viewpoint during sunrise. The panoramic views of the village are unmatched in tranquility. Feel the peace and quiet around you as you admire Pai’s untouched beauty.
6. Samet Nangshe Viewpoint
If you’ve ever heard of Phang Nga Bay, you’ve probably heard of its famous limestone karsts, which made an appearance in the James Bond film, The Man with the Golden Gun. These beautiful limestones create a picture-perfect scene that is too beautiful not to experience in person.
Once you ascend to the top of the hilltop, you’ll be greeted by panoramic views of Phang Nga Bay at Samet Nangshe Viewpoint. Although there is a steeper climb to get there, the hike provides occasional benches along the way for a calming break. The area includes a few cafes with outstanding views for you to admire while sipping on an iced coffee.
From the lush vegetation to the tall limestone rock formations, this view is one for the books (or the camera!) The best time of day to visit Samet Nangshe Viewpoint is during sunset, where pink and orange hues blanket the waters.
7. Karon Viewpoint
At the peak of Karon Viewpoint in Phuket, visitors can admire three beaches: Kata Not, Kata, and Karon. Often called the ‘three-beach viewpoint,’ Karon Viewpoint is known for its sweeping views of all three beaches and the Andaman Sea’s deep-blue waters. What’s more, visitors can also catch a glimpse of Ko Pu island across from Kata Beach.
Karon Viewpoint boasts spectacular views of sparkling waters and Phuket’s lush hillsides. It’s no wonder this Thailand viewpoint is one of Phuket’s most sought-after destinations! To beat the mid-day heat, visit the viewpoint after a bout of rain when the greenery is lush and the air is cool and crisp.
8. King Power MahaNakhon
In addition to Thailand’s viewpoints of white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, we can’t forget the exquisite views of the country’s capital: Bangkok! Atop the highest observation deck in Thailand is one of the city’s newer rooftop experiences, King Power MahaNakhon, where you’ll find 360˚ views of Bangkok in all its glory.
The deck stands 314 meters above Thailand’s capital city’s bustling streets with a truly remarkable view. For those who love city life and a refreshing cocktail, take the express lift to the observation deck to experience this easy-to-reach viewpoint.
Take in the View in Thailand!
When you’re ready to travel again, hit pause and take in the view with us in Thailand. There are many more viewpoints in Thailand just waiting to be explored and admired by you! Experience that postcard in person when you visit some of Thailand’s most renowned and sought-after views. We look forward to welcoming you back again to take in the view with you! To stay updated on Thailand travel news, click here!