Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang, Mai Krabi are the best tourist attractions in Thailand. November and early April is the best time to visit Thailand because these seasons are cool and dry suitable to travel.

Thailand is an international tourism destination been seen as a sun, sand, sea, and sex destination for decades Thailand tries to throw light on the newly emerging types of tourism in Thailand


Adventure Tourism

As a type of tourism in Thailand with a comparatively long adventure elephant riding history, many new dimensions of adventure tourism have recently emerged in Thailand.

Various kinds of adventure on water, land, and air can be enjoyed in Thailand. This involves exploration of exotic locales and remote areas and engaging in various adventurous activities.

According to the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s official website the major adventure tourism activities in Thailand are



Pang Mapha District’s geologic labyrinths, collapsed, vertical ancient caves, and tremendous caverns are the most suitable spots for caving activity in Thailand.



For trekking in Thailand, tourists prefer to go to places like Doi Chiangdao (or Doi Luang), the third tallest mountain in Thailand and Doi Inthanon, the country’s tallest mountain of Northern Thailand, Umphang, Khao Yai National Park, and Kanchanaburi of Central Thailand


Elephant Trekking

Ever since the ban of logging in 1989 elephants were brought to camps to give visitors and tourist rides and to entertain through shows. Since that time elephant trekking has become a popular attraction in Thailand. The Baan Ta Klang Elephant Village of Surin Province, Thai Elephant Conservation Center of Lampang, Thom’s Pai Elephant Camp of Maehong Son, Elephant World of Kanchanaburi, Mae Sa Elephant Camp of Chiang Mai and Koh Chang of Trat Province is a popular destination for elephant trekking.


Waterfall Abseiling

Abseiling, a German term meaning “to rope down”, is the controlled descent down a rock face using a rope. Waterfall abseiling is rock climbing in waterfalls. Though classified as an extreme adventure, it is also getting popular among young adventure-loving tourists visiting Thailand (Weddings on a high note, n.d). Doi Inthanon of Chiang Mai Province and TanRattana Waterfall in Khao Yai National Park of Nakhon Nayok province is the most popular destination for this adventure activity.


Whitewater Rafting

The author’s early research has found that whitewater rafting is one of the most popular adventure tourism activities in Thailand, and tourists flock to places such as Nakhon Nayok River near Khlong Tha Dan Dam of Khao Yai forest complex, Wa River in the Nan Province and Wang Thong in the Phitsanulok Province of Thailand.


Mountain Biking

Though bicycles have been used for more than a century for short-distance commuting, mountain biking and cycling tours are a relatively new concept in eco-friendly tours in Thailand. Due to its sustainable nature, mountain biking has been promoted in Thailand starting from 1995 and is one of the most popular adventure activities, conducted alone or in combination with waterfall abseiling and other adventure activities. Khao Yai National Par covering four provinces is one of the most popular destinations for mountain biking activity



With a vast coastal line stretching thousands of kilometers and wonderful marine life, snorkeling has become a very popular adventure activity in Thailand. Coastal lines and seashores around Phuket, Khao Lak, Karbi, Samui, and Lanta are the most suitable and popular destinations for snorkeling in Thailand.


Sea Kayaking

Numerous beautiful islands and their magnificent beaches, rich marine life, exotic birds, lizards, and wildlife have positioned Southern Thailand as one of the major tourist attractions in South East Asia. Sea kayaking has become one of the major adventure activities in destinations such as Krabi, a myriad of islands in Phang Nga Bay, or Ang Thong Marine National Park.


Zip Lining

Zip-lining is an activity of propelling through a cable from top to bottom with the help of a pulley (Equitable Tourism, 2009). The concept of the Zip-line is adopted from the zip wire mode of transportation, which has been in use for a long time in remote mountainous areas as an alternative to cross rivers and valleys. With the largest and highest canopy zip-line tour in the world opened and operated at Khao Kheow Open Safari in Chonburi, zip-lining is growing popular as an activity among the young and adventure-loving tourists visiting the Chonburi and Chiang Mai Provinces of Thailand.



Though considered to be an extreme adventure activity due to its high-risk rates, its reasonable cost and easily predictable weather have made Thailand a favorite destination for skydiving. The most popular destination to skydive in Thailand is Pattaya.


Medical Tourism

The Kasikorn Research Center in association with the Ministry of Public Health, Thailand in 2012 found that 2.5 million international patients have flown from various parts of the World to Thailand for medical treatment the United States accredited hospitals offering excellent medical services; the medical tourism industry is expected to make 100 billion baht by 2015. Affordable treatment charges, excellent infrastructure and services, World’s best post-medical experiences like spas, retreats, and massage centers give Thailand a cutting edge against its competitors in this market.



Thailand has rich natural resources, including more than 1,000 different mammal species, as well as countless marine animals and birds. There are 127 national parks, including over 22 marine parks. These natural forests cover almost 25% of Thailand. Ecotourism can be defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people. ” (The International EcotourismSociety, n.d). Eco-activities in Thailand includes Trekking, river rafting, horse riding, mountain biking, nature photography, bird watching, night safari in national parks, and spotting wild animals such as elephants and gibbons in the daytime. Kayaking and snorkeling are the most popular ecotourism activities in marine national parks. Khao Sok and Sam Roi Yot National Park is a popular destination for bird-watching tours.


Cultural tourism

Thai culture features a number of performing arts including drama, Thai dance, and sport. Variety shows that feature a number of different theatrical arts are common in Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, and Pattaya. The “Siam Niramit” show is the most popular Thai cultural show among tourists visiting Thailand. The show has received the TripAdvisor Award of Excellence in 2012, 2013 & 2014 continuously. Bagging the Thailand Tourism award for 2010 & 2013, and the Prime Minister’s Creative Award 2011, the Siam Niramit show attracts more and more tourists visiting Thailand each year. Theatrical performances of ancient Muay Thai boxing matches, Thai tribal dances, and puppet shows are also popular cultural attractions of Thailand.

Wellness tourism

Thailand is very popular for its wellness tourism. Thai culture with a strong influence on Indian culture has developed unique massage and wellness techniques. The massage and wellness techniques are wide in variety/options ranging from one hundred baht to a few thousand bahts. It is popular all around the country especially in the streets of Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and in the strands of all the beaches. The most popular destinations for wellness tourism are Hua Hin, Koh Phangan, Samui, Phuket, and Pattaya. These destinations offer attractive services with all-inclusive spas, oil massage with natural herbs, lemongrass, etc.