Both are named among most popular Asian and global destinations while other accolades see them included in top foodie and sunseeker rankings, while Samui’s Bophut and Chiang Mai also feature.
On the list of the top 10 most popular destinations in Asia, Bangkok secured 5th place and Phuket 6th place.
On the worldwide list of the most popular destinations, Bangkok was 21st and Phuket 23rd.
Further securing its reputation as a must-visit gastronomic wonderland, Bangkok was also named 9th top destination in the world for food lovers. And for city lovers, it was named 17th best destination around the world.
Among the best destinations for sunseekers, Phuket was ranked in 13th spot globally.
Tripadvisor said of the Thai capital: “Golden palaces, floating markets, majestic porcelain-laid spires…you’ve never seen a capital city quite like Bangkok. Visit Pratunam or Siam Square for premium shopping, then unwind in the European-style gardens of Dusit. Thon Buri is home to the awesome Wat Arun temple, and over in Phra Nakhon, you’ll find the Wat Pho temple of the Reclining Buddha. Savour mango sticky rice at a food stall before taking in the gilded splendor of the Grand Palace.”
And of Phuket: “Thailand’s largest island is an international magnet for beach lovers and serious divers, who enthusiastically submerge themselves in the Andaman Sea. Blue lagoons and salmon sunsets make for a dream-like atmosphere, and indeed, a vacation here can feel a bit surreal. Water sports are the most popular activities, though once you’ve had enough sun there’s still plenty to explore at the island’s aquariums, gardens, and Buddhist temples.”
Bophut on Ko Samui and Chiang Mai also featured on the list of the top Asian destinations in 19th and 22nd spots, respectively.
Phuket also featured in the list of the top overall experiences to enjoy worldwide in the form of a Thai cooking class in Phuket Town coming in in 24th place.
On the accommodation scene, Sukhumvit Park, Bangkok – Marriott Executive Apartments was named in the 15th spot on the list of the world’s top 25 hotels.
The Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best awards celebrate the favourite destinations, hotels, restaurants, and things to see and do around the world of travellers and diners and is based on their reviews and opinions.