From bustling Bangkok to tropical Phuket, Thailand is among the most popular Southeast Asian tourist destinations. It’s also packed with culture, history, scenic landscapes, and plenty of adventure — making it an ideal locale for any traveler. The capital city of Bangkok is home to winding canals, grand palaces, floating markets, and incredible street food. Notable sites include Wat Arun, The Grand Palace, The Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and Wat Pho. For the best city views, hop aboard a boat tour or cruise on the Chai Phraya River. Chiang Mai is another vibrant city, with its sacred Buddhist temples like Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Phra Singh, and Wat Umong. The city is also home to the tranquil Doi Suthep–Pui National Park, which boasts astonishing flora and fauna. Remember, no trip to Thailand is complete without a beach day. (Or five. Or ten. You get the point.) In fact, the country is especially acclaimed for its sandy shorelines and sparkling waters. Phuket, Ko Samui, Pattaya, and Phi Phi Islands are among the most popular tropical locales in the country.