The 8 Most Beautiful and Underrated Cities in Thailand

The 8 Most Beautiful and Underrated Cities in Thailand

Thailand has earned its place as a top tourist destination, but where should you go if you want to skip the crowds but still soak up the beauty?  The country is full of unique towns and beautiful destinations outside of the typical tourist track. Step away from the beaten path and check out this list of 8 underrated spots and hidden gems in Thailand that will blow you away.

8. Chiang Rai

Located 535 miles north of Bangkok at the very northern tip of Thailand, this city is often passed over on travelers’ Thai itinerary.  Full of beautiful, ancient temples (make sure you check out Wat Rong Khun), this northern city is a gateway to the surrounding area.  Definitely explore the Golden Triangle, try rock climbing just north of the city, rent a bicycle to explore the city on the ground, wander the walking street fairs on Saturdays and Sundays, and visit Kun Korn, a beautiful local waterfall.

Rong Khun temple, Chiang Rai, Thailand

7. Kanchanaburi

Found in western Thailand at the edge of the mountains, the beautiful small river city of Kanchanaburi is worth a visit.  Kanchanaburi is best known for the bridge over the River Kwaithat for the connection with the historic Death Railway to Burma where thousands of prisoners of war and Asian laborers died during Japanese occupation in World War II.  While in town, visit nearby Erawan and Srinakarind National Parks to see dazzling waterfalls and caves, and check out the elephant camps in the area.

Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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