Attractions

Top Choice Market in Northern Bangkok

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Among the largest markets in the world, Chatuchak seems to unite everything buyable, from used vintage sneakers to baby squirrels. Plan to spend a full day here, as there’s plenty to see, do and buy. But come early,…
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Ko Ratanakosin & Thonburi

Wat Phra Kaew

Architecturally fantastic, this temple complex is also the spiritual core of Thai Buddhism and the monarchy, symbolically united in what is the country’s most holy image, the Emerald Buddha. Attached to the temple c…
Top Choice Ruins in Phanom Rung Historical Park

Phanom Rung Historical Park

Phanom Rung has a knock-you-dead location. Crowning the summit of a spent volcano, this sanctuary sits a good 70 storeys above the paddy fields below. To the southeast you can clearly see Cambodia’s Dongrek Mountain…
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Chiang Mai

Wat Chedi Luang

Wat Chedi Luang is not quite as grand as Wat Phra Singh, but its towering, ruined Lanna-style chedi (built in 1441) is much taller and the sprawling compound around the stupa is powerfully atmospheric. The famed Phr…
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Chiang Mai

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Overlooking the city from its mountain throne, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is one of northern Thailand's most sacred temples, and its founding legend is learned by every schoolkid in Chiang Mai. The wát itself is a bea…
Top Choice Palace in Ko Ratanakosin & Thonburi

Grand Palace

Part of the greater complex that also encompasses Wat Phra Kaew, the Grand Palace (Phra Borom Maharatchawang) is a former royal residence that is today only used on ceremonial occasions. Visitors are allowed to surv…
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Ko Ratanakosin & Thonburi

Wat Phra Kaew & Grand Palace

Also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Phra Kaew is the colloquial name of the vast, fairy-tale compound that also includes the former residence of the Thai monarch, the Grand Palace.This ground was con…
Top Choice National Park in Nakhon Ratchasima Province

Khao Yai National Park

Cool and lush, Khao Yai National Park is an easy escape into the primordial jungle. The 2168-sq-km park, part of a Unesco World Heritage Site, spans five forest types, from rainforest to monsoon. The park's centrepi…
Top Choice Historic Building in Siam Square, Pratunam, Ploenchit & Ratchathewi

Jim Thompson House

This jungly compound is the former home of the eponymous American silk entrepreneur and art collector. Born in Delaware in 1906, Thompson briefly served in the Office of Strategic Services (the forerunner of the CIA…
Top Choice National Park in Ubon Ratchathani Province

Pha Taem National Park

A long cliff named Pha Taem is the centrepiece of this awesome but unheralded park. From the top you get a bird's-eye view across the Mekong into Laos, and down below a trail passes prehistoric rock paintings dating…