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Revealed: The best places to go in Thailand for stunning photos

It’s not surprising that Thailand tops the list as one of the world’s best-known pathways to paradise.

With a cluster of islands containing emerald lagoons and secluded beaches, magnificent sunsets, and mountain peaks with jungle views, it’s pretty hard to take a bad photo when you’re backpacking Thailand.

I have been to Thailand many times over the past few years and managed to accumulate a lot of nice pictures.

Below is a collection of my favorite photos that may also inspire you to travel to Thailand.

I hope you like them!

1. Angthong National Marine Park

There aren’t many places in the world as beautiful as Angthong National Marine Park. This is by far the must see place when you go to Thailand.

Angthong consists of 42 islands surrounded by turquoise colored water that seems so unreal.

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Angthong National Marine Park

Most visitors will get to Angthong by speedboat.

Travel time from Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan, and Koh Tao usually takes around 90 minutes.

Many tourism agencies on each of these islands offer day trips to the park where you can hike, kayak, and snorkel on the stunning white-sand beaches.

For those wanting to take photos from the viewpoint, I suggest you check the weather before booking your trip.

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Rangers will close the trail in wet conditions or if rain is predicted as it can become dangerously slippery to climb up.

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The amazing viewpoint on top of Wua Talap Island

2. Kanchanaburi

Getting to Kanchanaburi is easy. The bustling little town with a dark history is 140km from Bangkok and you can get there by train, bus, or minivan.

The Bridge on the River Kwai is Kanchanaburi’s best-known historical landmark.

Located just 5 km from Kanchanaburi town, the bridge is part of the infamous Death Railway which was built by the Allied prisoners of war (POWs) during WWII under the supervision of Japanese forces.

The 415-kilometer railway was used by the Japanese to transport their ammunition into Burma and India during their Southeast Asian invasion.

The line was completed in just 16 months, but it cost the lives of around 13,000 POWs and 100,000 native laborers.

The two-hour journey along the death railway from Kanchanaburi to Nam Tok is one of Thailand’s most scenic train rides.

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The train ride on the Death Railway
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The notorious Death Railway

3. Phi Phi Islands

Just a short 90-minute journey from Phuket, Phi Phi Islands is a must for first timers going to Thailand.

This group of six islands is the ultimate tropical getaway with fine white sandy beaches and dramatic rock cliffs that tower out of the water.

Only one Island – Koh Phi Phi Don – is inhabited and offers a great range of accommodation types from luxury hotels to budget-friendly hostels.

The Island can also boast some delicious restaurants with high standard Thai and Western food and an increasingly popular party scene on the west coast.

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The short but strenuous walk to the Viewpoint
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Swimming in Maya Bay, the location of Leonardo DiCaprio’s film The Beach
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On a cruise seeing the sunset over Maya Bay

4. Krabi

I love Krabi. It’s a friendly town with great food and charming people.

It’s also the province that has the most stunning scenery imaginable, with picture-perfect beaches that you see in Thailand holiday brochures.

There are many areas you can stay in Krabi but I suggest you stay in Ao Nang.

Ao Nang beach is not the prettiest but it’s home to most of Krabi’s nightlife with a great range of restaurants and bars.

It’s also a great base to explore other islands with boat tours to Railay, Tonsai Beach, Hong Island, and more.

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There are some fantastic treks around Railay including the viewpoint
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Swimming in Phra Nang Bay which is a 5-minute walk from Railay beach

5. Koh Tao

Koh Tao is the smallest of the three famous islands in the Gulf of Thailand (the other two being Koh Phangan and Koh Samui).

The island has always been known as a scuba diving hub because it offers some of the cheapest scuba diving in the world.

Apart from the diving, the island is also a little slice of paradise ready to be explored and enjoyed!

A 15-min boat ride from Sairee Beach will bring you to three smaller islands connected together by a beautiful sandbank.

The waters around the island are crystal clear and ideal for swimming.

You can also climb up to its famous Nangyuan viewpoint.

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Nangyuan is a small island near Koh Tao that also has an amazing viewpoint
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Nangyuan Island, Near Koh Tao
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The Freedom Beach viewpoint in Koh Tao

Holiday in Thailand

Thailand is the most popular tourist destination in Southeast Asia, and for a reason. It’s a country of beautiful landscapes and friendly people.

It’s also a food paradise with thousands of outstanding Thai restaurants from five-star to street stall.

Until next time Thailand!