35 Thailand images that will fuel your wanderlust

Thailand is probably the one country in South East Asia I have spent the most time in. I have been through large parts of the country, from the far north to the most southern islands. Thailand is an organized tourist destination with welcoming locals. No wonder it is called the land of smiles. I have put together a set of Thailand images from my favorite places in this beautiful country.

If you are looking for some inspiration to book your trip or just want to day dream, these Thailand images will do the job.

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Thailand images that will fuel your wanderlust

Boat trip from Koh Lipe
Koh Lipe
Thailand images from beautiful sand bar island
Popular sand bar beach
Popular sand bar beach
Maehongson - northern Thailand
Maehongson – northern Thailand

Koh Lipe

Koh Lipe is an island far south in Thailand. It used to be a less visited island, though travelers have begun to discover it the latest years. The island has some stunning white beaches, and you can walk all around the island.

Sunrise from Koh Lipe
Sunrise from Koh Lipe
Sunbeds on the beach in Koh Lipe sunbeds
Sunbeds on the beach in Koh Lipe sunbeds
Koh Lipe white beaches
Koh Lipe white beaches
Beautiful beach on Koh Lipe

Koh Mook

Koh Mook is probably one of my absolute favorite islands in Thailand. It is not yet ruined by tourism, and you might have a mile long beach all by yourself for the day.

The island is known for one of the most beautiful landmarks in Asia, the Emerald Cave, but most tourists go on a day trip from the bigger and more popular island Koh Lanta. Emerald cave is a short swim through a cave from the sea side where you get to a stunning beach with high cliff walls on all sides.

Koh Mook sea view
Koh Mook sea view
Long empty beach at Koh Mook
Long empty beach at Koh Mook
Koh Mook beach
Koh Mook beach

Koh Ngai

Koh Ngai is an uninhabited island. However, the beach front has got a few hotels for tourists, and some budget bungalows. Luckily there is still a long stretch of white sanded beach without any buildings around, and you are most likely to have the stretch all by yourself. This is one of the most paradisiacal islands in Thailand.

A coconut on the beach of Koh Ngai
A coconut on the beach of Koh Ngai
A couple walking on the beach on Koh Ngai
A couple walking on the beach on Koh Ngai
The rain is coming closer to Koh Ngai
The rain is coming closer to Koh Ngai
Koh Ngai stunning beach
Koh Ngai stunning beach

Pai and Maehongson

Northern Thailand has some beautiful landscape and is absolutely worth a visit. The most known town in the north among backpackers is Pai. It has kind off a relaxed atmosphere with fresh mountain air and surrounding nature. At the same time there are numerous food stalls in the streets and plenty of bars and restaurants that give life to the place. There are a lot of things to do in Pai including various day trips to explore the Maehongson region that is most certainly spectacular.

Short flight strip in northern Thailand
Short flight strip in northern Thailand
Sunset over the mountains in Northern Thailand
Sunset over the mountains in Northern Thailand
A tiny village in Northern Thailand
A tiny village in Northern Thailand
Long neck tribe woman working
Long neck tribe woman working
A monk receiving food
A monk receiving food in the early morning

Bangkok

The capital of Thailand has got a lot to offer. From colorful temples to buzzing markets you will find something of your liking. The river boats are a great way of transport and a good alternative to the traditional tuc tucs.

Wat Arun temple from the river in Bangkok
Wat Arun temple seen from the river in Bangkok
Wat Arun temple in Bangkok
Wat Arun temple in Bangkok
Thailand images - buddhist monks praying
Buddhist monks praying

Ayutthaya historical park

Ayutthaya historical park is a large archaeological site with the city ruins of a once flourishing world center of diplomacy and commerce. The city was attacked by the Burmese in the 18th century, and was never rebuilt on the same spot. Now it has become a UNESCO world heritage site and the ruins are visited by millions of people.

One of the most famous Thailand images is the Buddha head tangled in the roots of a tree in Ayutthaya.

Buddha in the tree in Ayutthaya
Buddha in the tree in Ayutthaya
Ayutthaya historic park
Ayutthaya historic park

Sukothai historical park

Sukothai historical park is another UNESCO world heritage site. It consists of the ruins of the ancient city from the 13th century. The park can easily be explored by bike or scooter as it extends over a large area.

Sunset in Sukhothai
Sunset in Sukhothai
Wandering between the ruins in Sukhothai
Wandering between the ruins in Sukhothai
Sukhothai view from a temple
Sukhothai view from a temple

Railey beach

Railey beach has been said to be one of Thailands best beaches. And I understand why. It is absolutely stunning. However, the fame of the beach makes it quite crowdy and I believe there are other Thai beaches that are nicer and without the crowds.

Railey beach
Railey beach
Thailand images - Railey
Thailand images – Railey
Under water life in Thailand
Underwater life in Thailand

Koh Phi Phi

Phi Phi island is one of the most known islands in Thailand. However, tourism has become somewhat overwhelming to the place the last decade and Phi Phi is no longer what it used to be. Even though it has become more touristy with the years the island is absolutely worth a visit. It has beautiful beaches and some nice diving.

Table for two with a sea view at Phi Phi island
Table for two with a sea view at Phi Phi island
A wave getting close to the beach at Phi Phi island
A wave getting close to the beach at Phi Phi island
Long tail boats
Long tail boats
Diving around Phi Phi
Diving around Phi Phi

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