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  • 01 The Emerald Pool

    Image Credit : The Emerald Pool

    Rejuvenate each and every segment of your body at the emerald pool, where the water comes from the hot springs and the entire zone is hot bedded. From all the four corners it is surrounded by the trails of greens and hails out to nature lovers.

    Highlights: The key features of this emerald pool is its location, which is, it is seated right in the heart of lush green forests and is surrounded by a wooden track which adds up to the charm of the place.

    Location: Khlong Thom Nuea, Khlong Thom District, Krabi 81120, Thailand

    Getting There: Reaching out to the emerald pool is very easy, one can take a private cab to the Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve, from here you have to take a small walk of 10 minutes to reach to the exact point.



  • 02 Krabi Island

    Image Credit : Krabi Island
    Laying in southern Thailand, the Province of Krabi Island is a beautiful landscape, covered with hills, mangrove swamps, limestone rocks, and forests of oil palms. With eight districts in its pocket, Krabi island is one of the major tourist destinations in Thailand.

    Some of the major attractions here are its beaches, located at the west of Krabi town. Apart from this, there are various caves, viewpoints, and waterfalls worth visiting for all of its visitors. The other major tourist spot on the island is The Tiger Cave temple aka Wat Tham Sua which is very popular among the tourist list of places to visit in Krabi.

    Highlights
    : From the hilltops of Krabi Island, a huge golden Buddha overlooks the landscape giving you spectacular views of the town, Limestone Mountains, and the Andaman Sea.  The mountains of Krabi island are also famous amongst the climbers who constantly come here to test and challenge themselves. 

    Location: Krabi

    Getting There
    : There are many daily flights from Bangkok. The flight duration is about 70 mins.


  • 03 Ko Phi Phi

    Image Credit : Ko Phi Phi

    Ko Phi Phi, a small archipelago of six islands is the most beautiful and widely popular tourist destination in Andaman. Beautiful bondage of two islands together by a narrow isthmus is something that makes this place this pretty. 

    The postcard picture-perfect beaches, unending thickets and craggy cliffs of this island have been known for seducing people from all over the world. Often visitors find it a herculean task to detach themselves from the just flawless beauty that this place offers. Planning a holiday in Krabi? Add this in your list of places to visit in Krabi.

    Highlights: 
    While in Phi Phi Islands, you just cannot miss the viewpoint which is around 186m above sea level and allures you with the breathtaking views of the entire region. Relax and unwind yourself at Lane Beach, take a leisure walk in Yao Beach and enjoy some spectacular views at Hin Kho Beach.

    Location:
     Phi Phi Islands, Krabi

    Getting There: 
    The best possible way to reach Ko Phi Phi islands is by a ferry from Phuket, Ao Nag, RaiLeh, Krabi Town, KoLAnta s per the nearest location. Tonsai Pier is the island’s main pier and supports good frequency of boats from all the mentioned places.



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  • 05 Phra Nang Beach

    Image Credit : Phra Nang Beach
    Phra Nang beach is part of a small peninsula located between the city of Krabi and Ao Nang beach. Phra Nang beach is also beside Railay beach which is accessible only by boat due to the high limestone cliffs cutting off mainland access. Phra Nang Beach is one of the most popular places to visit in Krabi.

    There is the famous "Princess Cave" or Tham Phra Nang Nok in Phra Nang beach. It is believed by local fishermen to be the home of a mythical sea princess.  Phra Nang beach is so spectacular that you can just lie there and soak in the sun. If you are adventurous it is possible to hike to the top of the headland to get spectacular views of the entire area. Swimming and snorkeling can also be enjoyed off this pristine, white sandy beach.

    Highlights: There is a shrine built inside the limestone cave which is dedicated to an ancient fertility goddess. Inside the limestone cave is a collection of strange phallic symbols, offerings and objects believed to help with fertility. Local fishermen still leave offerings although it's now becoming a local tourist attraction.

    Location:  Phra Nang Beach is located a short walk from Rayavadee Resort.

    Getting There: To reach Phra Nang from Ao Nang, you'll need to take a Longtail boat from Ao Nang


  • 06 Railay Beaches & Caves

    Image Credit : Railay Beaches & Caves
    It is yet another secluded beach in Thailand, situated in the city of Krabi. Railay beach is a beautiful seashore with tranquil white sand and clear seas. The beach is located in just one small peninsula with large limestone cliffs, lagoons, caves, and viewpoints.

    This spectacular peninsula is just cut off from the main Krabi city because of it being covered with the limestone headlands and deep jungle valleys. 

    Highlights
    :  If you are in a search of a lazy and peaceful day or chilled-out evenings, heading on to Railay beach will be a good option.  All the lagoons, caves, and cliffs are within walking distance so that you can enjoy anywhere on the beach. 

    Location:
     In between Krabi and Ao Nang 

    Getting There
    : With no roads, no buses, no cars, the only way to reach the Railay beach is via longtail boats because the beach is accessible only by sea.


  • 07 Krabi Elephant Sanctuary

    Image Credit : Krabi Elephant Sanctuary

    Are you a wildlife lover? Then this is your place to be.! Ranging from all ages of Asian elephants, here you can pick from various packages. While some of them are inclusive of just the observation while in the others you can interact with the mighty elephants, and even play with them. Make sure you pre-book your visit and make the trip even more hassle-free.

    Highlights: This place is a true haven for the elephants, and has a remarkable count of them.

    Location: 83/13 Ao Luek Tai, Ao Luek District, Krabi 81110, Thailand

    Getting There: Reaching out to the Krabi elephant sanctuary, is pretty easy, and one can opt for a private taxi or cab from Krabi town.



  • 08 Koh Poda

    Image Credit : Koh Poda
    Koh Poda, part of a tiny extensive group of islands in Krabi province off the west coast of Thailand, ranks among the most picturesque of the many uninhabited and semi-inhabited islands that line the coast.

    Long tail boats drop visitors off along a stretch of sugar soft, white sand beach, famous for its clear waters and stunning views off offshore limestone formations. Thanks to its west-facing beach, the area is particularly lovely around sunset.

    Highlights
    : Tropical fish are visible in the waters just off the beach. Just a little further out of the island is an excellent spot for snorkeling with corals reefs.

    Location: Situated at a distance of 8kilometerss from Ao Nang

    Getting There: The only way to reach Koh Poda is by boat. The visitors are required to pay a small fee to the operators who arrange their journey to the island.


  • 09 Kai Island or Chicken Island

    Image Credit : Kai Island or Chicken Island
    Based on the southern part of Poda and Tup islands, Kai Island is also been popularly known as Poda Nuk Island or Hua Khawan Island. The rooster shaped rock on the island is a symbol of the beautiful Krabi Sea. The pleasant climate and the harmonious ambiance, fascinating coral reefs and white sandy beaches are key attractions of this island. The chicken island is one of the most popular places to visit in Krabi. 

    It is a perfect blend of dense vegetation on one side and turquoise blue waters and sandy beaches on the other. For all the adventure seekers it is a great location to enjoy swimming, scuba diving, and snorkeling. With stunning beauty and mesmerizing views of the Krabi coastlines, this is one of the pictorial locations and a must visit the island for the tourist.

    Highlights
    : Sandbar that emerges from water during low tide connecting Koh Mor and Tup islands

    Location
    : 30 mins longtail boat ride from the west coast of Krabi.

    Getting There: The only way to reach here is by boat.




  • 10 Yung Island or Mosquito Island

    Image Credit : Yung Island or Mosquito Island
    One of the remotest parts of Phi Phi islands, Mosquito Island is one of the isolated islands which consist of a limestone cliff rock which is around 700 meters in height. The island is divided into two small beaches and both the beaches remain filled with mosquitoes during sunset and hence the name.

    Beautiful white sandy beaches and soft corals enhance the beauty of the island. Swimming is not suggested here as blacktip sharks are common in the northern cove. Snorkeling is done on the southeastern shores whereas diving is done best on the northeastern tip. If you are planning to visit Thailand this should be on the list of your places to visit in Krabi.

    Highlights: Mosquito Pinnacle about a km north west of Mosquito Island

    Location: Mosquito Island, Krabi

    Getting There: The island is located at a distance of about 30 minutes and one can reach there through a long tail boat from Ao Nang (Krabi).


  • 11 Tup Island

    Image Credit : Tup Island

    One of the most famous offshore islands around Krabi, this stunning island is also known as Tub Island, Koh Tap or KohThap. The mesmerizing vibes of the parting of the sea are something that makes this place all the more popular among tourists from all over the world.

    Comparatively smaller as compared to rest of the islands, however, the beautiful beach and the raging waves make this place worth visiting.

    Highlights: 
    A sandbar emerges during low tides connecting the Chicken Island to Koh Mur and Tup on left and right respectively. It is an incredible feeling to walk over this and bar as the water is shallow and provides a picturesque moment. Tup Island does not support the availability of any water sports, thus, this place is highly recommended to people who are looking for some calm moments.

    Location:
     Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi

    Getting There: 
    This tiny island can be accessed via longtail boats from Ao Nang. You can also board the boat from Klong Muang, Nopparatthara, Railay and Cho Fah pier in Krabi town.



  • 12 Mor Island

    Image Credit : Mor Island
    Based close to Chicken Islands, Mor Island or Koh Mor is a small island in the Andaman Sea in Thailand. Powder coated sun-kissed beaches and exceptional scenic beauty is the prime attraction in this small yet beautiful island. The cascading blue waters and lovely fishes floating near the beaches also incur an equal amount of interest among the travelers.

    Though the island is not very crowded the serene beauty is worth a visit. For the adventure seekers also this serves to be an excellent location to try out sports like snorkeling and swimming. The island remains easily accessible by boat rides and there are plenty of rides available through long tail boats from various prominent islands and Krabi town.

    Highlights
    : Sandbar that emerges from water during low tide connecting Chicken Island

    Location: 30 mins longtail boat ride from the west coast of Krabi.

    Getting There: There is only one way to reach this island which is hiring a ferry boat.


  • 13 Koh Lanta Island

    Image Credit : Koh Lanta Island
    Stretching from Klong Dao on the northern side and Bamboo Bay on the southern, Koh Lanta is probably amongst the most favored beaches in Thailand. The sheer size of the coastline is what attracts most beach bums to this stunning getaway. 

    For the adventurists, the popular places for diving are on the coasts of Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, and Ko Haa. Lanta is the pride and joy of Krabi and can be easily reached thanks to its relatively flat and accessible geology. The island is located in the Krabi province.

    Highlights: Visit the Ban Saladan Tourist Centre, Khao Mai Kaew Caves, Visit Ko Lanta Noi and the Lanta Old Town, a diverse and culturally rich village.

    Location: Ko Lanta Yai is in the Andaman Sea off the west coast of Thailand

    Getting there:
     There are no direct regular ferries from Phuket to Krabi although it is possible to charter a speedboat or similar transportation. Daily ferries operate between Phuket and Krabi via Phi Phi Island


  • 14 Mu Koh Hong

    Image Credit : Mu Koh Hong
    Mu Koh Hong is not a single island but a cluster of limestone islands which includes popular islands like Lao Riam Pakka, Lao or Sa Ka Lao La Ding and not to forget the southern big island Lao Li Pe. The major attractions of these islands are its pictorial beauty consisting of white sandy beaches, amazing coral reefs, mesmerizing ambiance, pleasant climate, and crystal blue waters.

    For the adventure lovers, the destination provides equal entertainment with options for adventure sports like scuba diving, snorkeling etc. Fishing is one of the popular activities here as some of the unique fishes are available in the sea here. Another attraction close to the island is the Bok Khorani National Park which can be easily reached by boat ride.

    Highlights
    : Sea Canoeing & Kayaking

    Location: 46km from Krabi town. 

    Getting There: You can reach here 
    by speedboat


  • 15 Klong Thom Hot Springs

    Image Credit : Klong Thom Hot Springs

    Marking its place in one of the most serene places to visit in Krabi, Klong Thom Hot springs stretches all over and is an epitome tranquil settings. Here you can take a dip in the hot springs and refresh each and every vertical of the mind and soul.

    Highlights: The most impressive feature of these hot springs is that here you can feel close to nature and this place extends ideal surroundings, which are a blend of greens and soothing environs.

    Location:  Khlong Thom Nuea, Khlong Thom District, Krabi 81120, Thailand

    Getting There:  Reaching out to the Klong Thom Hot springs is very easy, one can take a private cab to the Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve, from here you have to take a small walk of 5 minutes to reach to the exact point.


  • 16 Yao Noi Island

    Image Credit : Yao Noi Island
    Based in the middle of Phang Nga Bay, Ko Yao Noi Islands is often referred to as “small long Island”. Being situated almost halfway between Krabi and Phuket this island has a tranquillity and serene beauty which remains unmatched with other islands here.

    The photogenic landscape and the stretches of mangrove forest, blue cascading waters and fabulous golden beaches all form an irresistible visual experience here. There is an availability of both luxurious accommodations along with budget-friendly hotels for a good stay on the island. This island is one of the most popular places to visit in Krabi.

    Some of the best activities to be done here include Diving, snorkeling, sea kayaking, and rock climbing. 

    Highlights
    : Yoga retreat on the island, Exclusive Thai Massage

    Location
    : 30-minute speedboat ride from Phuket

    Getting There: You have to hire a taxi to reach this island.


  • 17 Wat Tham Sua

    Image Credit : Wat Tham Sua
    If you are in search of spiritual experience in Thailand, The Tiger Cave Temple aka Wat Tham Sua is one place you must visit. Surrounded by the stunning natural surroundings and located close to Krabi town, the temple is one of the finest natural wonders of Thailand and deserves your visit.

    The temple has various natural caves, which are formed within the beautiful jungles and are home to numerous monks. With lots of things to see here, the major attraction is the ‘footprint of the Buddha. One of the best places to visit in Krabi is Wat Tham Sua temple.

    Highlights
    : ’ Reaching to the top of the Temple Cave is not an easy task. You have to climb 1,237 steps up to the limestone tower, which is daunting, especially in the Thai climate. Reaching the top, you can witness the panoramic 360-degree views of the tropical islands, limestone cliff formations, the Andaman Sea and rainforests.

    Location: Krabi Noi, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 

    Getting There: The Tiger cave temple is just three km from the Krabi town and can be reached via a mini-bus, taxi or tuk-tuk.


  • 18 Koh Lanta

    Image Credit : Koh Lanta

    Apart from the pristine beaches and shimmering coastline, there is something else too that makes Thailand a hit among tourists from all over the world – Thai cuisine. The tropical island of Ko Lanta is one stop destination for all the food lovers, from spicy coconut curries to stir-fried noodles, this place has something for almost everyone.

    One of the most remarkable features of Koh Lanta is that this island offers an array of cooking classes so that you can learn more about Thai cuisine and take away some techniques back with you

    Highlights: 
    Indulge in a half-day cooking class (as per your preference) learn more about the traditional ingredients including exotic herbs and spices that are known for giving that signature taste to Thai cuisine. Grab your chance to learn the art of Thai cooking – choose from an array of menu including soups, salads, stir-fried vegetables, and caramelized fish. Master the skill of cooking a scrumptious Thai meal by indulging in these ravishing cooking classes.

    Location: 
    Ko Lanta is located in Krabi province in the south of Thailand

    Getting There:  
    Koh Lanta can be easily accessed via ferry from Ko Phi Phi or Phuket



  • 19 Bida Nai

    Image Credit : Bida Nai
    Based at a distance of about 1 km south of Phi Phi Islands, Bida Nai is the limestone brother island of Bida Nok and is also considered as a splendid dive sites especially for the uncountable collection of unique and charming aqua life.

    Though the reef remains covered by both soft and hard corals, a keen-eyed diver will spot the splendid fishes anyway. A minimum of 4 divers needs to be present while diving and all happens under the guidance of the diving leader of the dive boat.

    Highlights:
    Underneath there are caves and colorful lagoons but it is advisable to avoid the caves if there is no prior experience in underwater diving as these are narrow passages and not safe for amateurs. This is one of the most exciting destinations and the only happening activity on this island.

    Location: 
    1 km south of Phi Phi Islands

    Getting There: You will reach there by traditional longtail boats




  • 20 Robinson Crusoe Island

    Image Credit : Robinson Crusoe Island

    Hidden from the tourist masses, just off the coast in Southern Thailand, lies the hidden treasure of Trang Archipelago and Ko Hai Island. The stunning archipelago comprises of as many as 47 tiny islands, each one differing from the other and offering something new and beautiful to its admirers.

    Ko Hai Island, (also called Ko Ngai) earns the reputation of being the perfect island of South Thailand. The bright white sandy beaches lined by the swaying palm trees provide perfect escapade experience.

    Highlights: 
    While here, relax on the white sandy beaches – a peaceful nap is something that you just cannot miss while here. For those who are seeking thrill can embark on an exciting snorkeling adventure that provides you with some of the stunning views of the aquatic life here.

    L
    ocationLocated on the most Southern tip of the Railay Peninsula

    Getting There:
    There exists a speedboat connection between Koh Lanta and Koh Ngai during peak season. Board your boat at around 09:00 AM from Ban Saladan on Koh Lanta, enjoy this 90-minute journey while admiring the stunning coastal beauty. From the southern coast of Koh Lanta, another 1-hour boat ride will take you to Koh Ngai.



  • 21 Pak Bia Island

    Image Credit : Pak Bia Island
    For stunning silence, exotic ambiance, peaceful environment, shady atmosphere one of the best location is the beautiful Pak Bia Island-based close to the Hong Islands. The white sands of the beaches and crystal clear waters of the sea provide an excellent contrast along with lush greenery spread across the island. This is one of the best places to visit in Krabi.

    For romantic lovers, this can be an excellent hideout away from the crowded beach activities. Swimming is one of the popular activities done here. For a relaxing laid back time, this is an ideal place to visit


    Highlights
    : Snorkeling is very famous here.

    Location
    : West of Ao Nang at a distance of 15 mins in speedboat ride.

    Getting There
    West of Ao Nang at a distance of 15 mins in speedboat ride

  • 22 Phai Island or Bamboo Island

    Image Credit : Phai Island or Bamboo Island
    Phai Island or Kho Phai is the largest part of the Island Chain which includes Koh Man Wichai, Koh Luam Noi, Ko Luam and Koh Klung Badan. The beautiful serene island is being under continuous monitoring of the Royal Thai Navy as a result tourists are only permitted to visit but not stay overnight at the place.

    Outstanding pristine beaches and an elongated stretch of coral reefs and sun-kissed white sands are the key attractions here. For adventure lovers, swimming and snorkeling would be the ideal sports activity. Hin Klang, the fascinating coral garden based close by is an amazing place to visit.

    The beach is far less crowded making it an ideal spot to spend some time in solitude and reenergize the body and mind.


    Highlights
    : Camping with permission from authorities and scuba diving

    Location: About 6km north of Phi Phi Island, 21km west of Pattaya.

    Getting There: You have to go by a long tail boat.


  • 23 Wat Rong Khun - The White Temple

    Image Credit : Wat Rong Khun - The White Temple

    The most spectacular and iconic of all the structures claimed by Chiang Rai, Wat Rong Khun is a jewel in the crown of the city. Due to its finely chiselled white structure that glistens like the moon, it is widely known as The White Temple. In 1997, the construction of the temple was completed and the complex was opened for visitors.

    The exquisite contemporary architecture of the temple is an absolute visual treat worth clicking on the camera from various perspectives. While “Gate of Heaven” and “Cycle of Rebirth” are the major attractions within the complex, a golden building serving as the rest rooms building stands out with its unique appeal, creating a strong contrast with the main white building.


    Locatio
    n: South West of Chiang Rai Tow

    Timings
    : 8 AM to 5 PM.

    Price
    : INR 110/THB 50



  • 24 Ang Thong Marine Park

    Image Credit : Ang Thong Marine Park

    Ang Thong is one of the most marine parks in Thailand. Adventure enthusiasts will find the park heaven – there are so many activities to pick from that you can spend several days here and there will still be places unexplored. Take a hike to witness the beautiful views from Wua Talap Island, enjoy the vibrant wildflowers on the trail, and participate in beach volleyball.

    Observe the stars of the night sky at camp, and explore the caves on the mountain. There is something for everyone at Ang Thong.

    Highlights - speed boating, snorkeling, safari boating, kayaking, diving, hiking

    Distance from Koh Samui - 110 km

    Location - Thongsala Koh Phangan Surathani 

    Timings - Open 24 hours

    Price - Entry is INR 435/THB 200




  • 25 Doi Mae Salong

    Image Credit : Doi Mae Salong

    Gear up for a tranquil getaway at Doi Mae Salong to find yourself in one of the most picturesque tourist places in Chiang Rai. This mountain peak is known to offer you serene surroundings where you can combine your visit with many exciting activities like tea plantation visit, eating delicious local food, photography, etc.

    The place also boasts of a unique culture and makes for a wonderful escape from the humdrum affairs of life. The quaint mountain of Doi Mae Salong has many tribal villages and offers you one of the most delicious oolong teas which is grown locally here.

    Location: Amphoe Mae Fah Luang, Chiang Rai

    Timings: 8 am to 5 pm

    Price: INR 65/THB 30



  • 26 Big Buddha Temple

    Image Credit : Big Buddha Temple

    Wat Phra Yai, or the Big Buddha Temple, as it is called in English, is one of the most famous places to visit in Koh Samui. The temple houses Witness various statues of Buddha in different forms and sizes. The largest attraction is the Mara posture that depicts tranquility and serenity.

    Big Buddha temple is a hotspot for tourists because of the architecture and the gorgeously crafted idols. Do check it out if you are in Koh Samui, it will be one of the most unforgettable parts of your trip.

    Highlights - Buddha statues, Buddhist architecture with animalism injected in the design

    Location - Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand

    Timings - 8 am to 5 pm

    Price - Free



  • 27 Clock Tower

    Image Credit : Clock Tower
    Located right in the main town of Chiang Rai, the clock tower with its bright golden architectural style is definitely a crowd puller. If the architecture and pattern of this tower is similar to the White Temple, it is because both of these structures have been designed by the same artist, Chalermchai Khositpipat. The tower was open to public during 2008 as an honour to His Majesty, The King.

    The clock tower, which is quite ordinary during day times, takes a magical turn during the night hours. Every evening, at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm, don’t miss the chimes and laser lights-cum music show. All of these happen when the colour of the tower changes from golden to pink to green.

    Location:
     At the junction of Thanon Jet Yot & Thanon Baanpa Pragarn.

    Timings:
     Open all through the day.

    Price:
     Free.




  • 28 Secret Buddha Garden

    Image Credit : Secret Buddha Garden

    Nestled on top of the Pom Mountain hill, the Secret Buddha Garden is a place that offers a unique combination. Majestic statues that leave the viewer awestruck and lush green woods that infuse a sense of serenity make this place sought after both by architecture enthusiasts and nature lovers.

    The garden offers a collection of statues that depict deities in various poses, humans and magnificent animals. Do take a camera when you go here, so you can take some Instagram worthy shots of the statues and jungles.

    Highlights - Lush green jungles, statues of deities and animals

    Location - Na Mueang, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand

    Timings - 9 am to 5 pm, every day

    Price - INR 175/THB 80



  • 29 Phu Chi Fah

    Image Credit : Phu Chi Fah
    This is an absolutely breath-taking cliff in Chiang Rai, which provides a scintillating view of the island, its beaches and mountains. The path that leads into this cliff is filled with dense mangroves and greenery that keep you spell bound all through the journey.

    The peaks in this area vary in between1200 and 1628m above sea level. The sight of colourful flowers and sprawling meadows will make you go weak in your knees, especially when you come here during the season between November & January.

    Location: 
    Located in the National Forest Reserve of Pa Mae Ing and Pa Mae Ngao.

    Timings:
     Open from 8AM to 5PM. Post this, the area gets dark and risky to travel through.

    Price:
     Free of cost.



  • 30 Wat Huai Pla Kung

    Image Credit : Wat Huai Pla Kung

    A must see tourist place in Chiang Mai, Wat Huai Pla Kung is a famous 9 tiered temple with the largest Guan Yin Bodhisattva in Thailand. The place boasts of an interesting architectural design which is an amalgamation of Thai and Chinese architecture.

    It is known to offer the most breathtaking views of the landscape and allows you to cherish some tranquil moments by witnessing the Buddhist traditions and just enjoying the serenity of the backdrop. The temple is one of the most unique tourist places in Chiang Rai and a great place to enjoy a spiritual retreat.

    Location: 553, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, Chang Wat Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand

    Timings: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Price: Free



  • 31 Na Muang Waterfall

    Image Credit : Na Muang Waterfall

    Embark on a journey of beautiful views of breathtaking natural beauty as you take a hike to this waterfall. As you walk along the trail, you will experience serenity and tranquility hitherto unfound in city life. The 2 cascading waterfalls themselves are awe-inspiring.

    The first waterfall empties into a calm pool that you can take a relaxing swim in, and the second fall offers gorgeous views of the island from its vantage point. Do check out the place if you love nature in its naked glory.

    Highlights - Hiking, swimming, natural beauty

    Location - Na Mueang, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand

    Timings - Open 24 hours

    Price - Free




  • 32 Mae Kok River

    Image Credit : Mae Kok River

    Take a short boat ride on the Mae Kok River in Chiang Mai to be swept away by some of the most gorgeous views of the natural landscape in this beautiful mountainous city of Thailand. Starting from Thatorn to Chiang Rai, this is one of the most adventurous activities to do in Chiang Rai.

    Interacting with the local tribes and basking in the glory of nature when sailing through the Mae Kok river is one of the things you will remember for life. Some of the major attractions of riding in Mae Kok river includes hot springs at the Karen village of Rhummit and a lot of mouth-watering Thai food.

    Location: Mae Kok River flows from Thatorn to Chiang Rai

    Timings: You can visit here anytime

    Price: Free



  • 33 The Golden Triangle

    Image Credit : The Golden Triangle
    Situated in the Chiang Rai Province on the northern coast of Thailand, the Golden Triangle is one of its most enduring and attractive tourist destinations. The landscape of this stunning tourist destination is shrouded with lush jungles, hills while the Ruak River flows by merrily on its course.

    The destination is the focal point of the meeting of three countries namely, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. As the Ruak River meets the Mekong River here, it forms a natural boundary between the three countries. It is also denoted by the name Sop Ruak by the locals. It is the mainstay of the Lanna Culture and get off point for many tourists who want to explore the markets of Burma. Phra That Doi Pu Khao which is located on the hill and Hall of Opium.

    Location
    : Chiang Rai Province

    Getting There: Blue Songathews (Local Buses) run from Mae Sai as well as Chiang Saen every 20 mins.



  • 34 Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks

    Image Credit : Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks

    The south coast of this intriguing island offers some of the most interesting views. The names mean Grandpa and Grandma in Thai, and the rock formations inspire chuckles from visitors because of their striking similarities with human genitalia.

    Tourists flock to the site to witness the unusual sight with their own eyes. And when you have finished giggling at the rocks, the views will keep you enthralled.

    Highlights - Clear blue sea stretches out as far as the eye can see, and it is the perfect place to enjoy some much-needed respite from everyday routine.

    Location - 126/92 Moo 3 Ko Samui District, Surat Thani

    Timings - 6 am to 7 pm

    Price - Free




  • 35 Chaweng Beach

    Image Credit : Chaweng Beach

    Whether you love swimming in the virgin waters or hanging out by the beach – Chaweng beach is one of the best places to visit in Koh Samui. The beach is slowly emerging as a tourist hotspot in Thailand because of its spectacular views and happening nightlife.

    Every weekend, people flock to the place to go bar hopping and groove in the nightclub till the morning. There is something for everyone here – do pay a visit and enjoy the wide contrast in day and nightlife at the beach.

    Highlights - Nightclubs, bars, swimming

    Location - Chaweng, Ko Samui, Thailand

    Timings -
    Open 24 hours

    Price -
     Free



  • 36 Boon Rawd's Singha Park

    Image Credit : Boon Rawd's Singha Park

    One of the most attractive places to visit in Chiang Rai, Singha Park should definitely be on your bucket list. A place where you can have a fun-filled day, Singha Park is replete with places like a small zoo, zip line, farm, vegetable and fruit garden. This is a place where you can look forward to having an adventure with your loved ones.

    Some of the interesting activities to indulge in when you are at Singha Park are walking amidst the flower gardens, ziplining through the scenic landscape, picking fresh fruits and vegetables from the gardens, tasting various delicacies, seeing and feeding various animals, etc.

    Location: Mae Kon, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand

    Timings: 9 am to 5 pm

    Price: Free




  • 37 Wat Phra Kaew

    Image Credit : Wat Phra Kaew

    Also called the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Phra Kaew is considered as one of the most important tourist places in Chiang Rai. It houses the meticulously carved statue of the Emerald Buddha and beautifully decorated to leave every tourist enthralled to the core.

    One can look forward to gathering a peaceful day by visiting Wat Phra Kaew and admire the striking craftsmanship and architecture of this beautiful temple when they are on a vacation with their loved ones in Chiang Rai.

    Location: Na Phra Lan Rd, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand

    Timings: 7 am - 7 pm

    Price: Free



  • 38 Paradise Park Farm

    Image Credit : Paradise Park Farm

    The incredible park lives up to its name – it is indeed a heaven for those of you who are traveling with your family. Paradise is spread over 20 acres and offers a bunch of interesting activities that will keep your little ones occupied while you enjoy a cocktail.

    The Thai restaurant serves some delicious local delicacies, as well as European dishes that will make your mouth water. Enjoy the interactive animal experiences, walk up close to majestic beasts, and make your holiday memorable.

    Highlights - Interactive wildlife experience, serene surroundings, restaurant

    Location - Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand

    Timings - 9 am to 5 pm

    Price - INR 870/THB 400 per person



  • 39 Mae Fah Luang Art And Culture Park

    Image Credit : Mae Fah Luang Art And Culture Park
    The culture of Thailand is quite unique due to the presence of a large number of tribal communities here. Mae Fah Luang Art & Culture Park was imparting education to certain ethnic minority tribes. Today, since it doesn’t impart education anymore, it is a museum which holds priceless collections reflecting authentic Thai and Lanna cultures.

    The Golden Pavilion (Haw Kham) containing intricate woodworks of Lord Buddha (belonging to as early as 17th century) and the Haw Kham Noi Pavilioin containing an enviable collection of timeless mural paintings.

    Location: 
    Pa Ngew, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai

    Timings: 8 AM to 5 PM on all days of the week except Mondays.

    Price: INR 430/THB 80



  • 40 Wat Khunaram

    Image Credit : Wat Khunaram

    Wat Khunaram offers a view of the mummified body of Luong Pordaeng who died in 1973 in a seated meditative position. Ever since then, his dead body has been preserved in the glass enclosure and has become one of the most famous Koh Samui attractions.

    You can also check out the Buddhist statues around the temple, buy some trinkets and souvenirs for family and friends, and enjoy the overall serene environs of the place. You can also have fun participating in the daily rituals of the temple. Visit the Wat for a truly unique experience.

    Highlights - Mummified Monk, souvenir shops, Buddhist statues

    Location - Na Mueang, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84140

    Timings - 7 am to 5 pm

    Price - Free



  • 41 Wat Plai Laem

    Image Credit : Wat Plai Laem

    Koh Samui, along with other Thai provinces, is a hub for Buddhist devotees because of its large collection of temples dedicated to the religion. Wat Plai Laem is another Buddhist temple in the city, and it features something unique – an 18-armed statue of Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion in Thai culture.

    The sight is breathtaking and enough to make anyone stop in their tracks to admire its beauty. There are also several statues and murals of Buddha that are worth checking out.

    Highlights - a statue of Guanyin that has 18 arms, serene surroundings, murals of Buddha, laughing Buddha statue

    Location - Wat Plai Laem, Road Thailand, Thailand

    Timings - 8 am to 5 pm

    Price - Free



  • 42 Chiang Rai's Night Market

    Image Credit : Chiang Rai's Night Market
    If there is one place in Chiang Rai where you can see Thai culture at its fullest form, it is the night market or the night bazaar. Close to the Walking Street types of Thailand, this night bazaar is where you can shop for exclusive handicraft items made of wood, scarves, bags, jewellery and many kinds of souvenirs that reflect Lanna culture and other hill tribal communities, at reasonable prices.

    After you have shopped till you dropped, satiate your hunger with awesome grilled dishes along with a variety of beers. Do not miss to try out the authentic Thai massages from experts, folk music performances and other cultural displays that are exhibited here.

    Location:
     Quite close to the bus station, right on the Prasopsuk Phaholyothin Road.

    Timings:
     Open in the evenings from 6.30pm and goes on till 11PM.

    Price:
     Free of cost.



  • 43 Jum Island or Phu Island

    Image Credit : Jum Island or Phu Island
    Based close to Krabi and Ko Lanta Yai, the less known Arabian island Ko Jum, also known as Ko Phu Island, strikes a perfect balance of long stretched sandy beaches, splendid sun, thinning crowds and laid back relaxing ambiance. The silky coral sand and the transparent aquamarine water encircle the west coast of Jum islands.

    Though some areas are a little rocky the best part is there are plenty of swimmable patches.

    Highlights: The wide beeches beautified by casuarinas trees are an ideal location for all who love the peacefulness and the music of nature and seeks to find solace away from the party crowd. 
    There are quite a few budgeted hotels and upscale resorts with all essential facilities that guarantee a good and relaxing holiday experience. During peak season, there are regular boats to Krabi town and all the popular locations and islands around.

    Location: 75km from Krabi

    Getting There: One can reach here by speedboat


  • 44 Oub Kham Museum

    Image Credit : Oub Kham Museum

    A visit to Oub Kham Museum is the perfect way to increase your knowledge about the rich history of Lanna Kingdom. If you consider yourself a culture vulture, th exhibits putting on display the tribal artefacts and other objects of historical importance will impress you with their priceless collections.

    You will find yourself transported to the days of Lanna Kingdom through the images of Buddha, textiles, jewelry, and utensils kept here. The highlight of the museum is a 400 year old golden throne from the Shan State in Myanmar.

    Location: 1/1 Nahkhai Rd, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, Chang Wat Chiang Rai

    Timings: 8 am to 6 pm

    Price: INR 435/THB 200



  • 45 Fisherman’s village

    Image Credit : Fisherman’s village

    Locals and tourists flock alike to this famous market of Koh Samui where you can buy everything at a nominal price. The quiet town of Bohut becomes a vibrant and colourful place to visit on weekends, as the Walking Street gets lined with stalls and shops that sell everything from T-shirts to fake jewelry.

    If you want to get some souvenirs for your loved ones back home, this is the place to be at. You can get sunglasses, handbags, electrical gadgets, fake branded clothes here. Just remember to check the items before making a purchase as they may be of suspicious origins.

    Highlights - Souvenir shops, cheap clothes, fake handbags

    Location - Borphud Sub-district Koh Samui District Amphoe Ko Samui, Chang Wat Surat Thani, Thailand

    Timings - 5 pm to 11.30 pm

    Price - Free



  • 46 Blue Temple

    Image Credit : Blue Temple

    Unlike most temples in Chiang Rai, Blue Temple is a recent addition to its collection of exquisite temples. Built in 2005 over the ruins of an ancient shrine, this temple is dedicated to the tigers that inhabited the region once. Wat Rong Seua Ten, known as Blue Temple by outsiders, is an exemplifying blend of modern art and traditional architecture in Chiang Rai.

    The intricate designs gracing its facade, roofs, and walls, contrast created by golden-blue colours, and brilliantly carved white idols of Buddha are noteworthy.

    Location: Mae Kok Road, Chiang Rai

    Timings: 8 am to 8 pm

    Price: Free



  • 47 Laem Sor Pagoda

    Image Credit : Laem Sor Pagoda

    Nestled against the rocky beaches of Bang Kao, the yellow temple of Laem Sor Pagoda makes for an interesting sight. The bright color offers an interesting contrast against the clear turquoise waters of the sea and tourists flock here to take some stunning shots of the same.

    The beach is one of the calmest places in Koh Samui and an ideal spot to spend an afternoon far away from the hustle and bustle of city life. You can also enjoy boating here, along with relaxing in the visitor center to restore a sense of peace.

    Highlights - Bright gold colored Pagoda, boating, swimming, picnic

    Location - Taling Ngam, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand

    Timings - Open 24 hours

    Price - Free



  • 48 Monkey Temple

    Image Credit : Monkey Temple

    Wat Tham Pla is a popular site among locals as well as outsiders due to its religious significance and all the surprises it holds within its divine realm. The temple is popularly called Monkey Temple due to the large number of macaques that live here. Located close to the Burmese border, the temple complex has modest but attractive façade, and a very tranquil ambience.

    Apart from the temple complex, there is much more for visitors to see here like Fish Tail Cave, Turtle Cave, and Yunnanese Settlements. All in all, Monkey Temple will amuse you in various ways and visited for a few hours.

    Location: Pong Ngam, Mae Sai

    Timings: No Information

    Price: Free Entry



  • 49 Pu Kaeng Waterfall

    Image Credit : Pu Kaeng Waterfall

    Another gorgeous waterfall adorning the geography of Chiang Rai with its mere presence, Pu Kaeng is an entrance to the world of unspoilt nature and serenity. Located within the peaceful domain of Doi Luang National Park, this waterfall snakes through virgin forests before finally bouncing off several naturally formed rocky steps.

    Featuring 9 level in total, the plummeting stream looks absolutely stunning, so make sure to carry your camera to seize the spectacle with your camera. Enjoy a nature walk in the forest or sit by the cascade with your loved ones – it is an excellent place to create some wonderful memories.

    Location: Ban Pu Kaeng, Amphoe Phan, Chiang Rai

    Timings: 9 am to 4:30 pm

    Price: Free Entry



  • 50 Lad Koh View Point

    Image Credit : Lad Koh View Point

    Lad Koh is slowly emerging as a tourist hotspot and over the last few years, it has become one of the most famous places to visit in Koh Samui. The vantage point offers the most spectacular views of the east coast of the island and turquoise waters of the sea. Photography enthusiasts and nature lovers will find an idyllic destination at Lad Koh.

    Take stunning shots of the natural beauty, enjoy a luxurious stroll along the place, and soak in the natural splendor of Thailand. Make memories you will cherish for a lifetime at Lad Koh.

    Highlights - Stunning natural beauty, photography

    Location - Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand

    Timings - Open 24 hours

    Price - Free



  • 51 Guan Yin Statue

    Image Credit : Guan Yin Statue

    Spread across a large area and surrounded by raw nature, Wat Huay Pla Kang complex houses a giant white image of Guan Yin, The Goddess of Mercy, which can be seen from afar. The presence of this statue makes this Buddhist temple one of the most remarkable tourist places in Chiang Rai.

    A visit to this statue also offers great photograph opportunities where budding and hobbyist photographers can test their skills. With the wonderful Chinese style temple sitting next to it, this majestic statue perched atop a small hill makes a sight to behold.

    Location: Mae Yao, Chiang Rai

    Timings: 8 am to 5 pm

    Price: INR 90/THB 40



  • 52 Lamai Sunday Night Market

    Image Credit : Lamai Sunday Night Market

    So it is Sunday night and you want to hang out at a place where you can enjoy some local delicacies without being hassled by throngs of tourists. Lamai Sunday market is the perfect place for you. Enjoy a quiet and tranquil evening eating some delicious food without any flashy flights or thumping music.

    Everything from prawns and curries, to delicious noodles and fruit, is available here. You can also shop for off-brand clothes and souvenirs here – just remember to bargain a little.

    Highlights - Delicious local food, souvenir shops, clothes shops

    Location -
    Had Lamai Rd, Tambon Maret, Amphoe Ko Samui, Chang Wat Surat Thani, Thailand

    Timings - 5 pm to 10 pm, only open on Sundays

    Price - Free



  • 53 Long Neck Hill Tribe Villages

    Image Credit : Long Neck Hill Tribe Villages
    Learn more about the diversity of north Thai culture by visiting one of the hill tribe villages near Chiang Rai. As you’ll need transportation and a translator to get the most out of the experience, hill tribe villages are most commonly visited as part of a cultural research. The most visited tribal villages are Karen Village Akha Village and Hmong Village due to its heritage and ancient tradition. 

    Observe elephants moving timber at elephant camps visit the villages and meet the members of the long-necked hill tribe, visit an orchid farm and the Queen Sirikit Botanic Gardens.

    Location: Nang Lae, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai

    Timings: 7 am - 7 pm

    Price: Free


  • 54 Baan Dam Museum (Black House)

    Image Credit : Baan Dam Museum (Black House)

    Enjoy an interesting excursion with a visit to Baan Dam Museum in Chiang Rai. One of the most fascinating places to visit in Chiang Rai, Baan Dam Museum often conceived as Thawan Duchanee’s creative portrayal of what hell would look like. It comprises of a temple that houses a collection of skins, bones, teeth, and taxidermy of a range array of animals.

    There are intricate carvings of the most peculiar things surprising you at every step when you walk in the Baan Dam Museum.

    Location: 333
     Tambon Nang Lae, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, Chang Wat Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand

    Timings: 9 am to 5 pm

    Price: INR 175/THB 80



  • 55 Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo

    Image Credit : Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo

    Wildlife lovers rejoice – the Samui Aquarium offers up-close and intimate views of majestic beasts and exotic birds. If you are traveling with kids, a visit to the place will offer them a chance to get close to and learn about some otherwise elusive animals like tigers and cheetahs.

    Be a spectator to the scheduled live shows in the zoo which are quite entertaining to watch. The aquarium part of the zoo features marine wildlife including manta rays, catfish, and whirlpools of vibrant exotic fish if you are enthusiastic about that.

    Highlights -
    Daily tiger shows, photography with animals, marine wildlife

    Location - 
    Ban Harn Beach, Koh Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand

    Timings -
    11 am to 4 pm

    Price -
    Free



  • 56 Wat Sila Ngu Temple

    Image Credit : Wat Sila Ngu Temple

    Wat Sila Ngu is one of the most popular places to visit in Koh Samui. The temple attracts devotees of the Buddhist religion from all over the country, along with tourists. The complex is red in color and it has a seating area where you can enjoy the scenic, picturesque views of the island.

    It is close to the beach, so visitors can enjoy the cool breeze while enjoying a walk around the complex. Enjoy the 100-year old architecture and take some beautiful pictures of the natural beauty around.

    Highlights - Red colored temple complex, beach views, Buddhist architecture, tranquil settings

    Location - Bo Put, Amphoe Ko Samui, Chang Wat Surat Thani, Thailand

    Timings - 9 am to 5 pm

    Price - Free



  • 57 Mae Khachan Hot Springs

    Image Credit : Mae Khachan Hot Springs

    If you are looking forward to spending a couple of easy hours with your family, Mae Khachan Hot Springs is one of the best places to visit in Chiang Rai.  Located between Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai, the hot spring is frequently visited by people travelling between the two cities.

    Just dip your legs in the hot mineral water, and let a feeling of calm take over your mind. Also, buy some eggs and leave them to boil in the water that is 80 degree Celsius hot and takes only 3 minutes to do the job. Apart from cooking eggs, relaxing your tense muscles, and admiring the green surroundings, you can also buy some souvenirs from a shop here.

    Location: Near Mae Khajan Market, Chiang Rai

    Timings: Always Open

    Price: Free Entry



  • 58 Pink Elephant, Samui Water Park

    Image Credit : Pink Elephant, Samui Water Park

    Surrounded by tall groves of palm trees, and clear turquoise waters of the sea, Pink Elephant is a calm hideout nestled away at the beautiful Maenam Beach. If you are traveling with kids, the rides and slides here will keep them busy while you get some much-needed relaxing time at the bar.

    The high-quality rides are completely safe for kids and adults, so you can stay worry-free. If you have an adrenaline addiction yourself, there are some adventurous rides for adults too.

    Highlights -
     Jacuzzi, water rides and slides, adventurous rides

    Location -
     Amphoe Ko Samui, Chang Wat Surat Thani, Thailand

    Timings -
    10 am to 6 pm

    Price -
    INR 2600/THB 1200



  • 59 Bida Nok

    Image Credit : Bida Nok
    Bida Nok Island is one of the most preferred dive sites in Phi Phi islands. This is one such place where diving can be done at all levels and it provides great entertainment to all who does it. A fascinating topography is visible underneath with abundant fish life that simply mesmerizes the divers. 

    The dive boats regularly visit Phi Phi every day of the week. The dive boats provide a 3 dive combo and it is only after considering the weather conditions, sea currents and safety they agree on the trip.


    Highlights: Giant moray eels, turtles, schools of snapper, lionfish, hunting jackfish, barracuda, nudibranchs, sweetlips, and sea snakes are some of the fascinating underwater creatures visible here. 
    Soft corals, especially in the northeastern side, are a sight to enjoy.

    Location: 
    Koh Bida Nai located 2 km south of Koh Phi Phi Ley

    Getting There: You can go here via boat.


  • 60 Tree Top Adventure Park

    Image Credit : Tree Top Adventure Park

    Add some thrill and action to your trip by visiting Tree Top Adventure Park, one of the best places to visit in Chiang Rai for any adventure seeker. From children to adults, the park is ideally designed to deliver an exciting outing experience to everyone. Although the range of activities is not quite wide, they are good enough to quench your hunger for adventure.

    Among all the attractions that the park claims, a 300 metre long walkway suspended between strong trees offers the greatest dose of adrenaline rush. Tree climbing and zip lining are two other reasons to visit this place.

    Location: Huai Khrai, Mae Sai District, Chiang Rai

    Timings: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Price -
     INR 325/THB 150



  • 61 Khun Si Waterfall

    Image Credit : Khun Si Waterfall

    The exciting adventurous trek to this waterfall is completely paid off by the breathtaking views of pristine waters falling from a height and striking the rocks underneath in a goosebump-inducing experience. The falls here are a beauty no doubt, but there is more.

    Enjoy a relaxing stroll around the naturally blessed area, explore the durian plantations, and plan a picnic near the falls with your family. The place is magical to be at, so plan a vacation here today to get away from the humdrum of city life and experience a holiday you will remember for the rest of your life.

    Highlights - Beautiful waterfalls, nature walks, picnic area

    Location - Wat Thale, Thailand

    Timings - 6 am to 6 pm

    Price - Free



  • 62 Hall of Opium Museum

    Image Credit : Hall of Opium Museum

    A unique museum in the Golden Triangle area that will take you on an interesting journey where you can learn some valuable facts about opium, its history, its usage, and much more, Hall of Opium Museum is one of the top tourist places in Chiang Rai. Offering an interactive learning experience to adults as well as kids, this museum is a great spot where you can visit with your entire family and spend some leisurely moments.

    The region was once a major hub of opium production, and measures were taken the counteract the menace, which you will get to know on a tour of the exhibits here.

    Location: Wiang, Chiang Rai

    Timings: 8:30 am to 4 pm

    Price - INR 110/THB 50



  • 63 Samui Crocodile Farm

    Image Credit : Samui Crocodile Farm

    If you are a wildlife enthusiast or you have a kid who loves the dangerous world of reptiles, check out the Samui Crocodile Farm, one of the most intriguing places to visit in Koh Samui. The farm has all the famous species of crocodiles and alligators – from saltwater crocodiles to Siamese ones, along with a wide array of snakes, lizards, monkeys, and even caimans.

    The shows are held three times a day and are a tourist hotspot. Get up close to these dangerous beasts and enjoy the riveting show that is full of danger and excitement.

    Highlights - Various species of reptiles, daily crocodile shows

    Location - Amphoe Ko Samui, Chang Wat Surat Thani, Thailand

    Timings - 8.30 am to 5 pm

    Price - Starts from INR 1300/THB 600



  • 64 Phetch Buncha Samui Boxing Stadium

    Image Credit : Phetch Buncha Samui Boxing Stadium

    Explore the enticing world of Muay Thai boxing at the Phetch Buncha Samui Boxing Stadium. The stadium is beautifully crafted and the architecture itself is breathtaking. Live shows are held during weekdays and weekends where tourists and locals flock to the stadium to witness the glamorous world of Muay Thai Boxing.

    The shows lend unique insight into Thai history and culture and offer an exciting and adventurous experience. If you love live boxing, do check out the stadium.

    Highlights - Beautiful stadium with live shows of Muay Thai Boxing.

    Location - Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand

    Timings - 9 am to 5 pm

    Price - INR 2175/THB 1000



  • 65 Doi Tung

    Image Credit : Doi Tung
    A wonderful royal villa located in Chiang Rai, the Doi Tung palace, is one of the major landscapes in the quiet island. The simple yet elegant interiors of the palace are a pure blend of magnificent Swiss and Lanna architectural styles. This was the residence of Late Princess Mother, who contributed immensely for uplifting the living conditions of the tribal people in this area.

    The elegant interiors of the palace are made from recycled wood, thrown away teak trees and pine trees. Do not miss the excellent wood work of constellation on the ceilings in the interiors of the palace. This depicts the star positions when the Princess Mother was born.

    Location:
     Located in the Mae Fah Lung District, where sprawling and scenic gardens surround the palace.

    Timings:
     The Royal Villa is open from 8AM to 5PM whereas the gardens are open from 7AM to 6PM.

    Price:
     INR 175/THB 80 each for the villa and gardens (per person).




  • 66 Huay Mae Sai Waterfall

    Image Credit : Huay Mae Sai Waterfall

    Whether you are seeking opportunities to get adventurous or you want a blanket of calm to engulf you, Huay Mae Sai Waterfall is among the most heavenly tourist places in Chiang Rai. The path that leads to the waterfall is rough, so you have to resort to either an elephant ride or a 4x4 vehicle to reach here.

    Adventure junkies, on the other hand, choose to trek through the serene forest and make it to this rewarding spot. The total height of the plunge is over 100 metres which is divided into 2 tiers. And if you feel like drenching your body in a state of ecstasy, there is a pool below with clear water.

    Location: Sai, Mae, Mae Yao, Mae Kok National Park

    Timings: 8 am to 5 pm

    Price: Free




  • 67 Wat Kiri Wong Karam

    Image Credit : Wat Kiri Wong Karam

    Wat Kiri Wongkaram is famous for housing the mummified body of Luang Por Ruam, a monk who was placed at the temple 25 years ago. The body is in very good condition and is preserved in glass casings. Visit the temple complex which also has various statues and murals of elephants, deities, and humans in different positions.

    Discover yourself as the offers a place for quiet introspection and solitude for weary souls looking for a salve for their tired minds and bodies. Enjoy a visit here to reconnect with your soul and your body.

    Highlights - Mummified preserved body of Luang Por Ruam, relaxing environs

    Location - Koh Samui, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand

    Timings - 8 am to 5 pm, every day

    Price - Free



  • 68 The Wharf Samui

    Image Credit : The Wharf Samui

    The colourful marketplace at Wharf Samui is the perfect place for a shopping enthusiast. Shop to your heart’s content at the mall spread over an impressive 5000 square hectares. The place has a serene and quiet vibe to it, and you will be able to enjoy shopping without the usual throngs of tourists here.

    It is very close to the famous Fisherman’s market, so do check that out when you are in the area. In contrast to the Fisherman’s area, you will find high-quality products here.

    Highlights - Shopping area with serene vibes

    Location - Tambon Bo Put, Amphoe Ko Samui, Chang Wat Surat Thani, Thailand

    Timings - 12 am to 12 pm, 6 pm to 12 am

    Price - Free



  • 69 Doi Din Dang Pottery

    Image Credit : Doi Din Dang Pottery

    Bring out your creative side at Doi Din Dang Pottery and design some creative items when you are in Chiang Rai. One of the most exciting places to visit in Chiang Rai, this place is surrounded by the most serene landscape and allows you to channel your artistic energies.

    It is a place where you can soak in the simplicity of nature and witness it being reflected in art. Known for producing original items of art, Doi Din Dang Pottery is where you can see pottery being produced and also buy some artifacts to decorate your homes.

    Location: Nang Lae, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand

    Timings: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Price: Free




  • 70 Samui International Meditation Center

    Image Credit : Samui International Meditation Center

    The Samui International Meditation Center is one of the most popular places to visit in Koh Samui, both among tourists and locals. The place offers a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life by engaging in peaceful meditation practices in the center.

    Visitors come here regularly to escape from the worries that plague daily lives and get some peace and calm. Do check it out if you are struggling with the stresses of modern city life and want to engage in some mindful meditation.

    Highlights - Relaxing environs, meditation

    Location - Bophut, Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand

    Timings - 7 am to 8.30 pm from Monday to Saturday, and from 8.30 am to 2.30 pm on Sunday

    Price - Free





  • 71 Lipa Noi Beach

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    Enjoy a walk on the white sand beaches of Lipa Noi and check out the amazing views of the azure sea. Take a few hours’ drive from Koh Samui to reach this mesmerising beach. Enjoy the shallow shores as they are perfect for swimming if you are travelling with kids.

    The beach is home to some gorgeous beachfront luxury villas that are available for rent. Visit the restaurants near the beach and offer delicious local dishes and seafood. If you are traveling with your partner, a walk on the beach and a candle-lit dinner under the star-studded night sky can be very romantic.

    Highlights - Pristine beaches, swimming, boating

    Location - Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand

    Timings - Open 24 hours

    Price - Free




  • 72 Overlap Stone

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    Overlap Stone is a place of natural wonder in Koh Samui which is not thronged by hordes of tourists. If you want to check out some off the beaten path tourist destinations, Overlap Stone is the place for you. It features a naturally round boulder sitting on top of another round stone, perfectly balanced without any support.

    The site overlooks beautiful Thai beaches and gives a serene and tranquil vibe that is perfect for those of you looking to get away from the humdrum of everyday routine. Take a bicycle ride or hire a taxi to the Overlap Stone and enjoy some mesmerizing views.

    Highlights - Serene views, naturally occurring stone sitting on top of a stone

    Location - Maret, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand

    Timings - Open 24 hours

    Price - INR 43/THB 20



  • 73 Bang Kao Beach

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    Surrounded by groves of palm trees and beautiful clear blue waters of the sea, Bang Kao Beach is one of the most popular places to visit in Koh Samui. The shallow end of the beach is perfect for exploration if you are traveling with kids. There are also some colourful corals and vibrant sea creatures that give the place a fun vibe.

    It is also fun to explore the crustaceans and crabs that roam the beach here. The deeper central end of the shore is stony and has moderate to high tides, ideal for some water sports and swimming.

    Highlights - Swimming, crustacean life, corals

    Location - Na Mueang, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand

    Timings - Open 24 hours

    Price - Free




  • 74 Oubkham Museum

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    If people in Chiang Rai and all over Thailand are aware of the excellent cultural traditions and heritage that were prevalent in Northern Thailand many centuries ago during the Lanna Kingdom rule, it is due to this excellent museum.

    It contains cultural pieces from various kingdoms dutifully collected and saved here by an artist and teacher, Khun Julasak Suriyachai. He earlier named it as Lanna Heritage Conservation Centre.

    Antique collections, pottery work, rare pieces & images of Lord Buddha, man-made cave, golden throne of Chiang Tung, gold-carved teakwood pieces, handicrafts, tribal costumes and more.

    Location: On the Na Khai Road, just about 3km from the main city centre.

    Timings: Open from 8AM to 5PM on all days of the week.

    Price: INR 215/THB100 per kid and INR 650/THB300 per adult.



  • 75 Lat Wanorn Waterfall

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    If you take a walk to this abandoned waterfall in the middle of the deep green woods, you will find one of the most popular Koh Samui attractions. The waterfall is easily accessible by foot, and the walk itself is serene and calming. The falls offer a relaxing atmosphere for those of you looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

    The scenery is pleasing to the eye as well as the mind, with vines covering the naturally occurring boulders and the sound of water falling on the rocks echoing through the woods.

    Highlights - Serene environs, stunning landscape

    Location - Lipa Noi, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand

    Timings - Open 24 hours

    Price - Free



  • 76 Chiang Rai Walking Street

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    Topping the list of the most excellent tourist places in Chiang Rai ideal for spending an eventful evening with family and friends, Chiang Rai Walking Street is a busy market area. Throngs of visitors with all their energy and excitement create a happening atmosphere that is sure to cheer anyone up.

    For foodies, there is an exciting range of eateries letting the visitors enjoy street food and premium dining experiences. As for shopaholic, the shops here have everything from fashions accessories to trendy clothing. For the most memorable street walk, visit on a Saturday evening when it is bustling with pedestrians.

    Location: Thanalai, Tambon Wiang, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, Chang Wat Chiang Rai

    Timings: 7 pm to Midnight (Only Saturday)

    Price: Free Entry



  • 77 Buddha’s Footprint Temple

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    Buddha’s Footprint Temple features four footprints of Buddha, each one on top of the other and engraved in a beautiful manner. The temple is an iconic building when it comes to Buddhist and Thai heritage, and people visit from all over the country to witness the gorgeous architecture.

    Highlights - The temple complex also acts as a vantage point to view the stunning scenery of the island in all its glory – from pristine coastlines to deep woods. Do check out this Wat if you are a cultural buff.

    Location - Na Mueang, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand

    Timings - 8 am to 6 pm, every day

    Price - Free



  • 78 Wat Huay Pla Kang

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    A recent addition to the spectrum of the best tourist places in Chiang Rai, Wat Huay Pla Kang, also known as 9 Tier Temple, is a Chinese style Buddhist temple located on a mountain top in Muang County. Due to its towering structure exemplifying intricate designs and captivating patterns along with a giant Guan Yin Statue, the place is widely admired by architecture buffs.

    Whenever you are in Chiang Rai, visit Wat Huay Pla Kang for a visual treat and for a cultural trip. You can also spend some time in this temple complex with your family to take in the grand views of the undulating green hills that surround the site.   

    Location: 553 Moo 3, Rimkok, Chiang Rai

    Timings: 8 am to 5 pm

    Price: Free



  • 79 Huay Mak Lium Hot Spring

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    Located in Lam Nam Kok National Park by the Kok River, these natural hot springs feature an average temperature of 67 degree Celsius. The mineral water of the springs is a delight for your body, a bath in which is sure to free you from the tiredness of your soul and the soreness of your muscles.

    In addition to being one of the refreshing places to visit in Chiang Rai, this site is also favoured by the locals for a weekend getaway. The aura created by the surrounding greenery and tranquillity makes it a perfect escape from the chaos and cacophony of the city. Besides, you can also indulge in an elephant ride activity in the forest around the springs.

    Location: Lam Nam Kok National Park

    Timings: Always Open

    Price: Free Entry



  • 80 Chinese Temples

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    Koh Samui hosts a wide array of Chinese temples that are slowly emerging as tourist hotspots over the last few years. The temples are dedicated to Buddhism and feature stunning imagery of Buddha in various forms. If you are a cultural enthusiast or want to explore the religion while in Thailand, this is the perfect place for you to be at.

    Not only are these temples magnificent in their architecture, but they also offer a serene and tranquil environment that is perfect if you want to get away from your everyday routine.

    Highlights - Gorgeous temples that offer a serene environment and feature beautiful architecture

    Location - Koh Samui, Thailand

    Timings - Varies according to the temple

    Price - Different for different temples



  • 81 Silver Beach

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    The 250-meter beach called Silver is one of the most popular places to visit in Koh Samui. It lies close to the more popular Lamai and Chaweng beaches and is less frequented by nagging tourists, so if you want some tranquility and quiet time – this the place to be at.

    The beach is also famous for snorkeling and deep-sea diving, so if you like adventure sports, do check it out. Enjoy a quiet day at the beach sunbathing with a cocktail, or take a long walk down the white strip of sand.

    Highlights - Serene and calm environment, snorkeling, sunbathing

    Location - Maret, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani

    Timings - Open 24 hours

    Price - Free



  • 82 Doi Bo View Point

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    This is one of the lesser travelled destinations in Chiang Rai and therefore, its beauty is yet to be explored. Located at a good 993m above sea level, this point is perfect for people who love camping and having a solitary time with nature. Though it is quite scenic and provides an excellent view of the island and its surroundings, the road that leads to this point is quite risky.

    Roads can get slippery due to water canals passing through and guests are recommended not to travel through these roads unless they are highly skilled drivers.

    As the point gets near, roads get sloppier, riskier and tougher to navigate through, especially in the evening hours. However during the day, you can see through almost the entire northern Thailand from here.

    Location:
     
    Mae Yao, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai

    Timings:
     Can be accessed any time.

    Price: Free of cost.




  • 83 Dusit Dhewa - Samui Cultural Center

    Image Credit : Dusit Dhewa - Samui Cultural Center

    The Samui Cultural Center is far away from the usual tourist centers, so it provides a calm environment to relax without the noise and pollution of the city. The cultural center is designed like an old Thai house and it has a host of statues of animals and deities that are carved in traditional Chinese style.

    There is also a small lake in front of the complex where you can enjoy the views and take a relaxing walk. Much of the house is residential and closed to the public, so do take care of that while exploring the complex.

    Highlights -
    Statues and murals of animals and deities

    Location -
    Lipa Noi, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand

    Timings -
    9 am to 6 pm, every day

    Price - 
    INR 260/THB 120



  • 84 Wat Samret

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    The Samret Wat is one of the most offbeat of Koh Samui attractions, and that’s why it is the perfect place to be if you want a quiet afternoon away from the city. The temple is fairly new, less than 100 years old, and it features several statues of Buddha in the complex.

    One of the statues is made entirely out of one piece of marble and it is said to be the oldest Buddha statue in Thailand. There is also another section where several statues are placed. The temple complex also has a Buddhist monastery and a cemetery.

    Highlights - oldest Buddha statue made of a single piece of marble

    Location - Na Mueang, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand

    Timings - 9 am to 5 pm

    Price - Free



  • 85 Guan-Yu Koh Samui Shrine

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    One of the most popular destinations in Koh Samui, the Shrine is dedicated to Chinese deity Guan-Yu Koh. The temple complex is guarded by beautiful ornate doors and opens up to a large statue of the deity. It is extremely popular among Chinese tourists and it is slowly emerging as a wedding destination.

    Do check it out to get some insight into the unique Chinese culture and witness the beautiful architecture of the shrine. Enjoy the gorgeous murals and beautiful dragon sculptures, and take stunning pictures perfect for Instagram.

    Highlights - Beautiful statue of Guan-Yu Koh

    Location - Amphoe Ko Samui, Chang Wat Surat Thani 84310

    Timings - 9 am to 5 pm

    Price - Free





  • 86 Elephant Gate

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    Walk through the majestic entrance of Taling Ngam Village, which features magnificent statues of two majestic elephants that seem to adorn the gate, as well as ward off any evil presence. These sculptures, scaled to size and depicting the importance of the beautiful beasts in the local culture of this sleepy hamlet are beautifully crafted, and attract tourists from all over the country to admire their stunning design.

    Visit the village as it is secluded and offers the perfect site for some much-needed introspection and solitude tourists may desire after a few days in the city.

    Highlights - Life-sized elephant sculptures

    Location - Surat Thani, Ko Samui

    Timings - Open 24 hours

    Price - Free



  • 87 Pong Phra Bat Hot Spring

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    Take a break from back to back temple visits and sightseeing tours, and spend some quality time at Pong Phra Bat Hot Spring – one of the best places to visit in Chiang Rai. The hot spring is tucked away from the city in the lap of nature, and promises a soothing getaway to the locals as well as tourists.

    The site features all facilities you and your family may need on your visit including bathrooms, faucets, and private rooms. To make your day even more exciting, you can also visit Pong Phrabat Waterfall located in close proximity to the hot spring.

    Location: Ban Du, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai

    Timings: 8 am to 8 pm

    Price: INR 45/THB 20 per person for the pool



  • 88 VIDA VINCI - Art Gallery & Souvenirs

    The art gallery Surat Thani is probably one of the most inquisitive places to visit in Koh Samui, with its wide array of paintings and sculptures inspired by local culture and heritage. If you love art and are also a cultural buff, there is nothing better than spending a day at the Vida Vinci Art Gallery.

    Take a walk in the complex and soak in the rich cultural heritage on display. There is also a souvenir shop in the area where you can buy trinkets for family and friends back home.

    Highlights - Paintings and sculptures that will reinvigorate your senses

    Location - Soi Wat Naphalan, Koh Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand

    Timings - 10 am to 11 pm

    Price - Free





  • 89 Sop Ruak

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    If you miss out on this pretty site near Chiang Rai, you may want to regret it later. Sop Ruak is a quaint village and the center of the Golden Triangle that connects Thailand with Myanmar and Laos. Due to its significant location, Sop Ruak happens to be a potpourri of cultures. For sightseers, the region features a number of Buddhist temples and museums that keep them amused throughout their time here.

    While photography enthusiasts and nature lovers also love Sop Ruak, for its hilly landscapes are worth admiring. Furthermore, the confluence of Ruak and Mekong rivers in Sop Ruak is a scene anyone would love to gaze at.

    Location: Wiang, Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai

    Timings: 6 am - 6 pm

    Price: Free



  • 90 Samui Elephant Sanctuary

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    Spread over a whopping 10 acres, the elephant sanctuary is the ideal destination if you love wildlife or are traveling with kids. The place houses a large number of beautiful elephants and you can engage with the magnificent beasts up close. 

    Elephants are an important part of Thai culture and heritage and you will find an incredible opportunity to learn about the gentle animals at Samui Sanctuary at a very nominal price.

    Highlights - You can take your kids along to enjoy feeding and bathing the elephants.

    Location - Samui Elephant Sanctuary, 43/2 Taweerat Pakdee Rd, Tambon Bo Put, Amphoe Ko Samui

    Timings - 9 am to 5 pm, every day

    Price - Starts from INR 1950/THB 900





  • 91 Pong Phra Soet Hot Spring

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    Chiang Rai claims some of the most popular hot springs in Thailand, and Pong Phra Soet is one of them. If you are planning to visit Lam Nam Kok National Park, you must spend a few hours here, soaking in the lavishness of nature. There is a big pool of hot water that can be used by the public for taking dips and relaxing their body.

    However, if you would like to enjoy a natural spa with an air of solitude and seclusion, there are 8 private spa rooms available here. The natural surroundings and the fresh air are the extras you get to relish while you are here.

    Location: Lam Nam Kok National Park

    Timings: 8 am to 5 pm

    Price: INR 45/THB 20



  • 92 The Navel City Pillar

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    Another gem of a structure in Chiang Rai demonstrating the historical richness and architectural brilliance that Thailand claims The Navel City Pillar is one of the iconic places to visit in Chiang Rai. Unlike other cities in Thailand that have a single central pillar erected, Chiang Rai’s city pillar is a collection of 109 pillars.

    The original name of the pillar is Sadu Meaung, and it was constructed in 1987 to mark the occasion of the sixtieth birthday of the then king, Bhumibol Adulyadej. The structure is a significant landmark in the city from both cultural and historical perspectives, and is definitely worth checking out.

    Location: Rop Wiang, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai

    Timings: 9 am to 8 pm

    Price: Free Entry



  • 93 Chao Phraya River

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    Truly, the River of Kings ­ as King Rama I named it ­ is the lifeblood of Bangkok. And not just because of this rich history. Around 50,000 people still use its ferries to get to each day. Slow barges bearing cargo coast upstream. Kids still frolic in the russet - brown water. Wooden shacks, mottled by the elements, still lurch over the water.  

    Soaring hotels and condominiums hem in solemn temples, churches and civic buildings that look 19th century European, while yards away the odd wooden sampan sells noodle soup or dried squid to hungry river workers. It is this juxtaposition of calm and chaotic, modern and traditional, religious and secular, ugly and sublime, foreign and indigenous that makes the Chao Phraya so evocative. There are many ferry trips that take you on a tour around the river.


  • 94 Sanctuary of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum)

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    The Sanctuary of Truth is an amazing wooden building right on the beach in the Northern part of Pattaya. The building has been under construction now for more than 20 years, and it might take another 15 years before it is finished. The Sanctuary of Truth is completely made out of wood, and all the delicate carvings are done by hand. Each of the four corners has a tower with figures from Thai, Cambodian, Indian and Chinese beliefs and legends.

    Highlights
    : Visiting the Sanctuary you will join a tour group with an English speaking tour guide, who will be able to explain the concepts and ideas behind the building. Pass by the workshop and you can see a huge number of craftsmen working on the ornate sculptures, all of them hand-carved from wood.

    Location: Naklua Road, Pattaya

    Timings: Opens every day from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Price: INR 830
               Baht 365



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  • 95 Underwater World Pattaya

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    One of the most beautiful attractions and tourist destinations of Pattaya is the Underwater World. It is Thailand’s first modern aquarium where the visitors can behold the brilliance of the undersea life. The Underwater World is a 100-meter long underwater tunnel, showcasing around 500 species of fishes. Visitors can either dive with the sharks & rays with the experienced divers or they can indulge in feeding the Kois with a milk bottle in the Koi pond.

    Highlights: The Underwater World also plays a prominent role in marine conservation. Hence, to educate the common people about the same, frequent school visits and education programs are being developed by the Underwater World. 

    Price
    : INR 590
               Baht 260




  • 96 Floating Market Bangkok

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    Almost every traveller visiting Bangkok for the first time has this ardent urge to visit these unique shopping areas conducted from the traditional boats. Despite the fact that sellers are more worried about tourists as compared to local people nowadays, the floating markets of Bangkok are still heaped with tropical fruits and vegetables, ready-to-drink coconut juice and local food cooked from floating kitchens found right on the vessel. 

    It might sound strange but there are different varieties of floating markets in Bangkok. While most of them begin their operations early morning at around 05:00 AM, rest remain open till noon as well. Well, it is best advised to sit and relax without any bargaining over prices, you can even opt for a guided boat tour to Bang KhuWiang, Bang Nam Pheung, DamnoenSaduak, KhlongLatMayom and various other beautiful and impressive floating markets.

    Location: Floating markets are located throughout Bangkok and surrounding provinces

    Best Time: These stunning markets are operational throughout the year. Weekends are the ideal time to visit, DamnoenSaduak, Amphawa, Taling Chan and KhlongLatMayom are the four major floating markets in Bangkok and is advisable to visit them early in the morning so as to avoid overcrowding tourists.

    Things to keep in mind: Depending on the market you chose to visit, ensure that you are aware of the opening and closing timings of different markets. Also, some markets operate on weekends, make sure that you are well aware of the fact. Bargaining is a tough job here and is time-consuming also, thus, is recommended that you do slight research before jumping onto the price argument with the vendors.




  • 97 Safari World Zoo

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    Located in Khlong Sam Wa , the Safari World, within an area of 170 acres is a drive-in zoological park divided into two parts. The first is the Safari Park to house a large variety of animals like zebra, deer, giraffe, birds tigers lions, bears, etc. in a natural habitat. The second is the Marine Park which hosts events like the famous dolphin show. The Safari world zoo is the perfect place for families with children to visit in Thailand. Come face to face with thousands of rare and endangered species roaming freely in their natural habitat. The park provides a coach service for visitors who do not drive in.

    Timings: Opens daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Price: The approximate price ranges from 50 Baht to 350 Baht. 



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  • 98 Madame Tussauds

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    Madame Tussauds in Bangkok offers you the chance to brush shoulders with your favorite Hollywood stars, local celebrities, sports heroes and heroines, even heads of state. Madame Tussauds has opened its 10th attraction in Bangkok, with a revolutionary concept – the wax museum with exhibits you can touch, hug, play with and even kiss. Pose with the U.S. President and the First Lady in the Oval Office, play basketball with the NBA star Yao Ming or give Leonardo DiCaprio an air-kiss (or real kiss). Waltz down the red carpet and join the party of the Hollywood A-List, including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and Angelina Jolie, to name just a few. A day out at Madame Tussauds wax museum is unlike any other you have experienced before.


    Timings: Opens daily from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

    Price: The approximate price for an adult is 600 Baht and for a child is 500 Baht. 



  • 99 Wat Klang Wieng

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    Renowned as one of the most beautiful temples in Chiang Rai, Wat Klang Wiang is an elegant piece of architecture. The temple is famous for putting to exquisiteness the Lanna architectural style and captivating the tourists with its ornate design.

    One of the major highlights of Wat Klang Wiang is the beautifully carved images of Buddha which can be witnessed on all the three levels of the temple. One must visit this temple to have a spiritual rendezvous in the beautiful city of Chiang Rai.

    Location: Uttarakit, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, Chang Wat Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand

    Timings: 6 am to 5 pm

    Price: Free



  • 100 Saxophone Pub

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    One of the most popular and sought after live music bar which has been entertaining the people of Bangkok for years have been is none other than Saxophone Pub. Near the Sky train station and close to BTS Victory Monuments this place has been ruling the hearts of Bangkok locals and visitors for the last 30 years. Some of the greatest events of live music have been hosted here and almost every night there is some performances which make the place so special. Acoustic, Jazz, Blue, soul all can enjoyed in this live music bar. Popular bands of the city have been known to perform in Saxophone Pub. A mix crowd of both locals as well foreigners can be seen here. Music plays from 7:30 in the evening and continues till 1o clock at night.



    Location
    : 3/8 Victory Monument, Bangkok

    Timings: 17:00pm to 2:00am