What Cities Should You Visit In Thailand?

This is one of those questions that there is no one right answer. Thailand is like one of those “Choose Your Own Adventure” books you used to read as a kid. This country really does have something for everyone.

Cities Mentioned:
Koh Samui
Chiang Mai
Koh Phi Phi Don
Koh Tao
Hua Hin
Koh Chang

Below is my brief pros and cons guide for each major city in Thailand:


The capital of Thailand which is where you can find almost anything…excluding beautiful beaches.

If you want to party in nice clubs, stay in Bangkok. The most beautiful “good girls” with college education can be found in Bangkok.

We have written extensively about why Bangkok is amazing. Click this link for more information about Bangkok:


This city is built for one thing and one thing only, and this is “whoring”. Pattaya is the city that you will find the hottest hookers in Thailand and often at the best prices.

The beach sucks, but there are some neighboring islands that have nice beaches.

If there were a modern day Sodom and Gomorrah, Pattaya would be it.

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Koh Samui:

I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for this place after calling it home for years. Samui has beautiful beaches and some decent nightlife.

The women are…okay. There are a couple handle fulls of very attractive Thai girls on Samui while the rest are considered okay by Bangkok standards.

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Like a cross of Bangkok, Pattaya, and Samui. Phuket and some nice beaches. Although it is officially an island, you will not get the feel of being on island. Phuket comes across as a big, busy, noisy, and dirty city.

The women are pretty good looking, third to Bangkok and Pattaya. Bangla road is the main nightlife hub.

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Chiang Mai:

It’s no secret that I’m not a big fan of living in Chiang Mai, but it’s worth a visit or two. People visit and stay in Chiang Mai for two reason:

1- It’s the cheapest major city in Thailand to live in.

2- Thai culture. Things move slower in Chiang Mai and you get a much more traditional Thai experience when living here. Which can either be a good or bad thing.

Chiang Mai is great place to check out some temples, visit the mountain city of Pai, and to take an elephant or jungle tour.

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Koh Phi Phi Don:

One of my favorite places in Thailand. This small island doesn’t allow cars or motorbikes. The beaches and scenery will remind you of Hawaii, and the beach parties are awesome if you are in your 20’s and 30’s. This is one of my highest recommended pit stops for a couple nights.

One of the best places in Thailand to hook up with foreign girls from around the world.

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Koh Phangan (Full Moon Party):

Describing the Full Moon Party could never do it justice. This is one of those things you must experience to fully appreciate. Imagine 10,000+ people partying on the beautiful beaches of Koh Phangan having the time of their lives with a combination of drinking, drugs, dancing, and fucking.

Also, a nice place to relax between the Full Moon Parties. Not a great selection of Thai women, get a great place to take a Thai girl to or pick up foreign girls.

Click here for more information about Koh Phangan

Koh Tao:

This island pumps out more open water certified divers than any other location in the world. And for good reason too. The three day classes are cheap, (about 300usd including lodging) and the instructors are awesome. Not to mention, the diving locations are absolutely breathtaking. If you are lucky, you may even see a whale shark.

Great nightlife partying with other foreigners. Don’t come here to pick up Thai girls.

Hua Hin

If you are just visiting Thailand, I recommend skipping Hua Hin. The beaches are merely “okay” when compared other places in Thailand and the nightlife consists of unimpressive hooker bars.

I’ll only go to Hua Hin for three reasons.

1- If I’m living in Bangkok and want to take a girl to an “okay” beach for a couple nights.
2- Go golfing
3- Kitesurfing. This is the best place in Thailand to do Kitesurfing

Koh Chang

If you are looking for awesome non-exploited beaches in Thailand, Koh Chang is the place for you. This isn’t a place you go to as a solo traveler looking to pick up women. But if you want to have a great time relaxing on the beach with amazing snorkeling, then you should come here.

This a very family friendly place. So if you are traveling with children, consider taking a pit stop in Koh Chang.

Posted on Gods of Thailand February 26, 2014 in ,


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  • Paul says:

    why not publish a small guide Englih /Thai with the most useful phrases for talking example, what’s your name, you are beautiful, let’s go to the hotel, pussy, ass, ……………

  • russell kollins says:

    Numbers 1, 2, 3, and 6 sound great to me….

    I mean common, you mentioned Whoring-hookers- Sodom& Gomorrah all in one paragraph.
    You had me at HELLO !

    Why did you leave Samui? don’t tell me you did something stupid like move to the states

  • Billy says:

    Speaking of beaches an scuba activities, I remember reading somewhere that sharks are not a problem in Thailand, do you know if this is true, I only ask , as I unfortunately watched shark week an Jaws

    • LoL, I do enjoy shark week.

      To answer your question, there are NO problems with sharks in Thailand. However, if you are lucky, you may be able to see a Whale Shark off the coast of Koh Tao. (But that is like a once in a life time thing that I haven’t personally seen yet.)

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