Thailand is a renowned tourist destination for good reason. The Southeast Asian country boasts pristine beaches, lush jungle landscapes, delicious food, and friendly locals. In short, it has everything you could possibly want from a tropical getaway.


If you're planning a two-week holiday in Thailand, you'll want to make the most of your time by visiting some of the country's most popular attractions. From the world-famous Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan to exploring the floating markets of Bangkok, here are five must-see places in Thailand.


1. Bangkok

No trip to Thailand would be complete without spending at least a few days in its capital city, Bangkok. The sprawling metropolis is a feast for the senses, with bustling streets, brightly-colored temples, and delicious street food at every turn. Bangkok is also home to some of Thailand's most popular tourist attractions, including the Grand Palace, Wat Pho (the Temple of the Reclining Buddha), and Khao San Road—a backpacker mecca famed for its cheap bars and lively nightlife.


2. Chiang Mai

Located in Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of Bangkok and experience a more traditional side of the country. The city is home to hundreds of beautiful temples—including Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Umong, and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep—as well as picturesque mountain scenery and friendly locals. Be sure to take a cooking class while you're in town so you can learn how to make some of your favorite Thai dishes at home!


3. Phi Phi Islands

Located just off the coast of Phuket, the Phi Phi Islands are comprised of six gorgeous limestone formations that jut out of the clear blue waters of the Andaman Sea. The largest island—Phi Phi Leh—is home to Maya Bay, made famous by Leonardo DiCaprio's movie "The Beach." Today, Maya Bay is closed to tourists due to environmental damage caused by overtourism; however, there are plenty of other breathtaking beaches on Phi Phi Island where you can swim, sunbathe, and relax to your heart's content.


4. Krabi Town

Krabi Town is located on the west coast of Southern Thailand and serves as a gateway to some of the region's most popular beach destinations, including Railay Beach and Ao Nang Beach. In addition to its beautiful sandy shores and crystal clear waters, Krabi Town is also known for its abundance of breathtaking limestone formations—both on land and offshore.Be sure to visit Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), which features a 1237-step staircase that leads up to stunning panoramic views of Krabi Province.


5. Koh Phangan

Last but not least is Koh Phangan, an island located off the coast of Koh Samui famous for its Full Moon Party—a boisterous all-night beach party that takes place once a month on Haad Rin Beach. In addition to being one party central during Full Moon Party season (which runs from roughly mid-January to mid-December), Koh Phangan is also renowned for its stunning beaches, jungle landscapes, and laidback vibe—making it the perfect place to relax after all those late nights spent dancing under the full moon!


Thailand is an incredibly diverse country with something to offer everyone—whether you're looking for endless nightlife options or peaceful temples surrounded by nature. If you're planning a two-week trip to Thailand, be sure add these five must-see places to your list!