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5 Destinations Not to Miss in Thailand

On Southeast Asia’s Indochina Peninsula lies Thailand – a country best known for its pristine tropical beaches, ornate temples, modern cities, and rural countryside retreats.

If you’re ready to explore all this country has to offer, then be sure to travel to Thailand in style by chartering a private jet with Chapman Freeborn. Each of these 5 destinations are some of the most popular in Thailand, and we’d be delighted to arrange your upcoming travel requirements to one of these locations, or anywhere else in the country.



Bangkok is Thailand’s capital and home to more than 6 million people. Next to the shining city skyscrapers sit village homes, while temples lie next door to bustling bars, yet these contrasts blend together to give Bangkok a unique and constantly-changing atmosphere that so many people love.

Some of Bangkok highlights include taking a tuk tuk through historic Chinatown, exploring some of the floating markets on a traditional longtail boat, visiting some of the numerous gleaming temples and indulging in the local bar and restaurant scene.

Chiang Mai


In the north of Thailand lies the mountainous city of Chiang Mai that dates back to the 13th century. There are remnants of the history scattered throughout the city, most notably in the monasteries that remain.

Stay in one of Chiang Mai’s best 5-star hotels during your time in the city. Favourites include Shangri-La Hotel Chiang Mai, Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai, 137 Pillars House, Anantara Chiang Mai Resort and Spa and Four Seasons Chiang Mai.

Koh Samui


No trip to Thailand would be complete without visiting at least one of its idyllic islands. Koh Samui is best known for its lavish resorts, perfect white beaches, mountainous rainforest, laid-back attitude and luxurious spas.

Koh Samui offers some indulgent and exclusive dining experiences for the discerning traveller. Visit Dining on the Rocks restaurant at Choeng Mon Beach, where you can enjoy your meal on a candlelit terrace whilst watching the sun go down. Shabash Restaurant is another favourite and offers Thai, Singaporean, Indian and Indonesian cuisine, giving diners a true taste of Asia.



Pattaya is a large town on the eastern Gulf coast that is extremely popular with expats. It offers amazing shopping, buzzing nightlife, beautiful beaches, numerous water sports and has plenty of high-end resorts and hotels to relax in at the end of a busy day.

The very best beaches in this area can be found on the island of Ko Samae San, where visitors can enjoy snorkelling in the clear, turquoise waters and relax on quiet, unspoiled beaches.



Phuket is Thailand’s largest island and is home to some of Thailand’s most visited beaches. This is an island with a particular affinity for luxury, offering elegant resorts, world-class hotels and everything you could wish for in a high-end holiday.

Favourites include Phuket Sri Panwa Luxury Hotel, Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas, Sri Panwa Phuket, The Shore At Katathani and Andara Resort Villas, however, there are more than 100 5-star hotels to choose from on the island. You’ll be spoiled for choice!