Thailand’s top 17 attractions


Chinese tourists have had the official say in which of Thailand’s products and services are the best, giving an insight into potential selling points.

At an awards ceremony earlier this month, the following were awarded for being at the top of their industry among local competitors:

Best luxury hotel: W Bangkok

Best boutique hotel: Koh Chang Kacha Resort and Spa

Best resort hotel: Patong Resort Hotel Phuket

Best value hotel: De Lanna Hotel Chiang Mai

Best destination: Chiang Mai

Best attraction: Floating Market in Pattaya

Best restaurant: Sirocco

Best Thai dish: Tom Yam Kung (spicy shrimp soup)

Best Thai fruit: Durian

Best Thai spa: Let’s Relax (Phuket)

Best golf course: Gassan Khuntan Golf and Resort (Lamphun)

Best shopping mall: Siam Centre

Best shopping area: Siam Square

Best airline: Thai AirAsia

Best Thai show: Muay Thai Live: The Legend Lives

Best festival: Songkran Festival

Best medical service: Bangkok Hospital Phuket

The winners of each category were chosen after a social-media campaign called on Chinese tourists who have visited Thailand to vote for what they consider to be the kingdom’s best travel and tourism products, services and culinary delights.

The campaign was a joint venture between Tourism Authority of Thailand, King Power International, SINA Corporation and Jiaranai Entertainment.