Attractions

Top Choice Historic Site in Sukhothai

Sukhothai Historical Park

The Sukhothai Historical Park ruins are one of Thailand’s most impressive World Heritage Sites. The park includes the remains of 21 historical sites and four large ponds within the old walls, with an additional 70 s…
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Nan

Wat Phumin

Nan’s most famous Buddhist temple is celebrated for its exquisite murals that were executed during the late 19th century by a Thai Lü artist named Thit Buaphan. The exterior of the temple takes the form of a crucifo…
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Lampang Province

Wat Phra That Lampang Luang

This ancient Buddhist temple compound houses several interesting religious structures, including what is arguably the most beautiful wooden Lanna temple in northern Thailand, the open-sided Wihan Luang. Dating back …
Top Choice Museum in Chiang Rai

Mae Fah Luang Art & Culture Park

In addition to a museum that houses one of Thailand’s biggest collections of Lanna artefacts, this vast, meticulously landscaped compound includes antique and contemporary art, Buddhist temples and other structures.…
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Chiang Rai Province

Wat Rong Khun

Whereas most of Thailand’s Buddhist temples have centuries of history, Wat Rong Khun’s construction began in 1997 by noted Thai painter turned architect Chalermchai Kositpipat. Seen from a distance, the temple appea…
Top Choice Museum in Chiang Rai Province

Baandam

The bizarre brainchild of Thai National Artist Thawan Duchanee, and a rather sinister counterpoint to Wat Rong Khun, Baandam unites several structures, most of which are stained black and ominously decked out with a…
Top Choice Museum in Chiang Rai

Hilltribe Museum & Education Center

This museum and cultural centre is a good place to visit before undertaking any hill-tribe trek. Run by the nonprofit Population & Community Development Association (PDA), the venue has displays that are underwh…
Top Choice Museum in Phitsanulok

Sergeant Major Thawee Folk Museum

This fascinating museum displays a remarkable collection of tools, textiles and photographs from Phitsanulok Province. It’s spread throughout five traditional-style Thai buildings with well-groomed gardens, and the …
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Mae Hong Son

Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu

Climb the hill west of town, Doi Kong Mu (1500m), to visit this temple compound, also known as Wat Plai Doi. Two Shan chedi, erected in 1860 and 1874, enshrine the ashes of monks from Myanmar’s Shan State. Around th…
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Phitsanulok

Wat Phra Si Ratana Mahathat

The main wí·hăhn (sanctuary) at this temple, known by locals as Wat Yai, appears small from the outside, but houses the Phra Phuttha Chinnarat, one of Thailand’s most revered and copied Buddha images. This famous br…