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Five of the Best Family Destinations in Thailand

Thailand is the ultimate family destination due to its proximity to Australia (no long plane flights with kids!), the beautiful year-round climate, culture with a natural love for kids and multitude of activities designed for everyone in the family. Whether you’re into food, culture or adventure, there’s something for everyone in this amazing, family-friendly place. If you’re not sure where to head on your trip here’s just a few of our favourite family-friendly spots in Thailand:
Bangkok Grand Palace

 
Chiang Mai
A relaxed vibe and plenty of activities make Chiang Mai a great spot for a family holiday. Take the family to the Siam Insect Zoo, a cooking class or zip lining, or pack your swimmers and head to Hang Dong Quarry where you can swim, float on a bamboo raft or watch the kids jump from the very top of the quarry!

Chiang Mai Zip Lining | Five of the Best Family Destinations in Thailand | Global Explorer

Hang Dong Quarry | Image by @igorovsyannykov via Instagram | Five of the Best Family Destinations in Thailand | Global ExplorerHang Dong Quarry | Image by @igorovsyannykov via Instagram

Bangkok
While it may seem from the outside that Bangkok is all hustle and night life, there’s actually some great activities for kids. Play in one of the city’s many green parks (Benjasiri Park is our fave) or visit a snake farm if you’re feeling a little more adventurous! SEA LIFE Ocean World is the perfect wet weather activity (get it?) or try surfing and body boarding at the giant wave simulator at Flow House Bangkok. When the kids get peckish, head to The Commons which has an entire floor dedicated to play and a restaurant called Little Pea that doubles as a play area.

Benjasiri Park, Bangkok | Image by @thailandbloggers via Instagram | Five of the Best Family Destinations in Thailand | Global ExplorerBenjasiri Park, Bangkok | Image by @thailandbloggers via Instagram

 Sea Life Bangkok | Five of the Best Family Destinations in Thailand | Global Explorer SEA LIFE Bangkok | Image by @little_skylar_lo via Instagram
 
Koh Chang
Explore waterfalls, build sandcastles and lay by the beach at this laid-back family destination. Get your bearings with a panoramic view of the area from the Mu Koh Chang National Park View Point and head to the Tree Top Adventure Park for zip lining, Tarzan swings and rope courses.

Koh Chang | Image by @rafawayislands via Instagram | Five of the Best Family Destinations in Thailand | Global ExplorerKoh Chang | Image by @rafawayislands via Instagram

Tree Top Adventure Park | Five of the Best Family Destinations | Global Explorer

Chiang Dao
Just an hour and a half from Chiang Mai, Chiang Dao is a bustling town with plenty to offer visiting families. Explore the Chiang Dao Caves, visit the jungle temple of Wat Tham Pha Plong or take a soak in the relaxing hot springs.

Chiang Dao | Image by @mytravelsecret via Instagram | Five of the Best Family Destinations in Thailand | Global ExplorerChiang Dao | Image by @mytravelsecret via Instagram

Wat Tham Pha Plong, Chiang Dao | Image by @rovinglight via Instagram | Five of the Best Family Destinations in Thailand | Global ExplorerWat Tham Pha Plong, Chiang Dao | Image by @rovinglight via Instagram

Hua Hin
Hua Hin is famous for kite surfing so if your little ones are old enough (over 8), strap them to a parachute and watch them fly! If your kids are smaller, head to Whaley Port which is described as an underwater world theme park featuring interactive games and activities. Evason Hua Hin is one of our favourite places to stay in this area, as it's 4.5 star and great for families! 

Hua Hin Street | Five of the Best Family Destinations in Thailand | Global Explorer

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