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Thailand's largest island is tourism juggernaut Phuket in the southwest, measuring in at 543 square km.

With an airport, hospitals, malls and plentiful beaches, the island is packed with resorts and attractions. Some families relax on a single beach while others go beach hopping on days that might also include viewpoints, wakeboarding, parasailing, mini golf, a gibbon sanctuary and the markets and heritage architecture of historic Phuket town.

Thailand with kids

Popular – and lesser-known – places to visit in Thailand with the family

If you're coming to Thailand with kids I'm sure the obvious contenders will already be on your radar: the temples of Bangkok, a cooking class in Chiang Mai, maybe an elephant sanctuary, one of the islands, and call it a wrap. Yes, these are all worthy additions to a family-friendly trip to Thailand, but take my advice: I've been living in and writing about Thailand since 2011 and I can tell you there is so much more to the country that doesn't make the standard "top 10" lists and travel brochures. If you're even vaguely interested in getting off the beaten path and seeing some of the 'real' Thailand with the kids, this guide is for you...read more

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