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  • If you are planning to visit Thailand, and believe it is just about paradisiacal beaches and lip-smacking seafood, you ought to know there are some excellent options for trekking in Thailand. No doubt, Thailand is known all over the world for the ultimate beach fun you can enjoy here, but trekking trails are another lesser-known side of this country in Southeast Asia that are not worth skipping. You can find some amazing trekking trails on the mountainous regions in Thailand that lead you through the wilderness. These treks here are an exciting way to unleash the adventurer in you once you are done relaxing on the pretty beaches of Thailand and exploring its interesting culture and food. There are many thrilling places in Bangkok too where you can visit.

    Thailand trekking trails are quite exciting for the reason that while you are trekking here, you can explore a unique kind of adventure in the middle of dense jungles, and the views you get to witness from the summits are simply marvellous, making the expeditions worthwhile. Camping experience at these stunning spots is the icing on the cake.

    Trekking trails in Thailand include exotic jungles and mountains with the usually moderate ascent. Some of the best trekking trails that Thailand offers are Chiang Mai Trek in North Thailand that also gives you an opportunity to get to know the hill tribes and Phu Lang Ka Trek, apt for witnessing a magical sunset. There are other exciting trekking options too like Chiang Dao Trek, Soppong Trek, Mae Salong Trek, and Kamphaeng Phet Trek which are perfect ones to take to put your hunger for action to rest on your trip Thailand.

    So, when you are in Thailand, do not forget to enjoy these adrenaline rushing treks that will surprise the adventurer in you.

    Here are some of the best places for Trekking in Thailand:

  • 01Trekking in Chiang Rai

    Trekking in Chiang Rai

    Chiang Rai, The northernmost of Thailand is located about 785 kilometers From Bangkok. Chiang Rai, has a large number of Hill tribes scattered in the high mountains that cover the region. Now, Chiang Rai is a traveller’s paradise endowed with abundant tourist attractions natural and antiquities. It is one of the best places for trekking in Thailand.

    Highlights: The province is the self- evidence of ancient, civilizations. Attractions range from magnificent mountain scenery, ruins of ancient settlements, historical remains, Buddhists shrines to ethnic villages, The province is also home to several hill tribes who maintain fascinating lifestyles for those who are interested in the natural side, of Chiang Rai, Jungle trekking is recommended with, long meandering trails.

    Location: Mueang Chiang Rai District

    Things to Keep in Mind:  Chiang Rai treks are usually through jungles and high mountainous regions keep in mind to pack light, wear comfortable shoes, don’t carry objects that could harm the environment in any way, carry a water bottle and wear warm clothes as temperatures can dip at high altitudes. 

  • 02Trekking in Umphang

    Trekking in Umphang

    Unlike treks further north around Chiang Mai, treks around Umphang are more about wilderness than hill-tribe villages and are far more popular with Thai tourists than farangs. The big highlight is the three-tiered, 200m-high Tee Lor Su Waterfall (Nam Tok Thilawsu), star feature of the Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary (entry B200), which, unusually for Thailand, flows all year round.

    Highlights: The Umphang trek includes extensive sightseeing, you come across numerous varieties of orchid, and plenty of commonly encountered monkeys and hornbills, plus an elusive band of wild elephants. You can also partake in rafting near the falls.

    Best Time to Visit: The best season for trekking is November through February, even if the nights get pretty chilly. From December to April (the dry season), it’s usually possible to climb to one of the waterfall’s upper tiers.

    Things to Keep in mind: Trekkers are advised to wear rubber boots to wade through middy landscapes and avoid slipping and falling. These are hard to find in Umphang. 

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  • 03Trekking in Mae Sariang

    Trekking in Mae Sariang

    The small district town of Mae Sariang sits in a picturesque location on a largely undeveloped riverside, surrounded by forested hills and paddy-filled valleys. If you're doing the famous Mae Hong Son loop by motorbike (or some other means), Mae Sariang is about as far south as you get.

    Mae Sariang’s location close to the Burmese border makes it an ideal base for exploring some lesser-travelled areas. The centrally located Northwest Guest House organizes local tours, such as boat trips on the Salween River and three-day treks into the wild countryside along the Burmese border near Mae Sam Laeb

    Highlights:  Hire a bicycle and explore the surrounding countryside, plus there are organized treks to be had. If you can ride a motorbike (and find one to rent), a couple of longer trips are well worth doing such as Mae Sam Laep and Salween National Park.

    Things to Keep in Mind: Keep in mind that Mae Sairang is quite isolated and if you don’t carry basic necessities it can be hard to come across so pack smartly. 

  • 04Trekking in Phu Lang Ka

    Trekking in Phu Lang Ka

    The spectacular Phu Lang Ka is perched on the side of a mountain that looks down into a valley with a couple of limestone outcrops of the same type that grace destinations like Krabi, Vang Vieng and Ha Long Bay.

    You have to be ready for a rough and unsteady trekking experience and If you're looking to really get off the beaten track, you're in the right locale. You might not get action-packed adventure but for stunning vistas, this is the place to be.

    Highlights:  A river and waterfall, several temples, stunning limestone karsts and further afield even a national park await exploration, not too far from the resort. The landscape in the area is unspoilt and beautiful, and flowers unseen elsewhere in warmer parts of Thailand are abundant here.

    Things to Keep in mind:  This pristine destination is practically in the middle of nowhere and hence expect no phone signal or any way to procure basic necessities so pack smartly.

  • 05Trekking in Chiang Dao

    Trekking in Chiang Dao

    A district of Chiang Mai province, Chiang Dao refers to the main regional town, the huge limestone massif that overlooks it and the neighbouring wildlife sanctuary as well. The hiking possibilities, including the ascent of Doi Chiang Dao itself, some interesting day trips and one of the most diverse hill tribe populations of any region in Thailand.

    This adventurous and strenuous mountain will take participants across the mountain range, down to the Maetang River valley on trails that are regularly used by villagers. Trekkers will enjoy scenic views of the mountain as a long part of the hike is on the mountain ridges.

    Highlights:  Doi Luang Chiang Dao at 2,225 m, this is the highest peak in the area (and the third-highest in all of Thailand after Doi Inthanon and Doi Pha Hom Pok) and doable as a two-day trip. The peak is cool and windy. It is full of rare highland flowers, birds, and butterflies.

  • 06Trekking in Soppong

    Trekking in Soppong

    Soppong is known for some of the most spectacular mountain scenery to be found in Northern Thailand. There’s the fantastic Tham Lod underground river and cave system, plus a plethora of lesser-known sites (and indeed new caves still being discovered); rafting and trekking; many Lisu, Lahu, Karen and Shan villages that can be visited on your own, and motorbike touring along minor mountain roads, which are being upgraded.

    Highlights: You can partake in one of a kind cave exploration. The area around Soppong is sprinkled with countless caverns, many of which contain complete or partial “Log Coffins” makes it popular sightseeing spots in Phuket that most tourists will never have an opportunity to experience.

    Things to keep in Mind:  Soppong is at a slight elevation (around 700 metres), so evenings can get a bit chilly in the cool season from November to February. Taking some warm clothing is a good idea.

  • 07Trekking in Mae Salong

    Trekking in Mae Salong
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    There are hiking opportunities around Mae Salong, but bear in mind that most of the surrounding landscape is plantations and orchards, not wild jungle. All nearby villages – mostly Akha and Lahu – are connected by sealed roads and municipal electric cables, so don’t expect anything too traditional.

    Finally, since Mae Salong lies atop a steep ridge any where you go involves arduous climbs and descents. The total distance is around 13 kilometres. This can also be done by motorbike and is also the usual route for the horse treks you may see advertised.

    Highlights: These days cherry orchards, oranges and above all tea plantations have replaced the poppy fields and Mae Salong is famous for its oolong — another Taiwanese connection. A tea-tasting session in one of the high street’s tea shops is now an essential part of any visit.

    This does mean quite a bit of the surrounding hills’ forest cover was cleared, but some spectacular landscapes can still be seen and the town’s location along the ridge-top of Doi Mae Salong allows great views in every direction.

  • 08Trekking in Kamphaeng Phet

    Trekking in Kamphaeng Phet

    A city of historical strategic importance, Kamphaeng Phet is now a charming, quiet province with many interesting natural and cultural attractions. To the east of Kamphaeng Phet are flatlands, while in the west there are a number of national parks with high rising mountains and lush, fertile forests.

    In the areas along the Ping River near the provincial capital of Kamphaeng Phet, there were once a number of ancient and exploring these ruins can be quite an experience.

    Highlights: Not too far from town are the beautiful Phra Ruang Hot Springs, a set of natural hot pools that reputedly have therapeutic benefits for those who take the plunge into their steaming waters! For the active and adventurous type, Khlong Lan and Mae Wong National Parks are a short drive away. Famous for their trekking opportunities and beautiful waterfalls, these make for a great day out to be at one with nature.

    Things to Keep in Mind: This destination is a very religious town; hence make sure not to degrade a Buddha statue by climbing it or using it as a prop for any antics.

  • 09Trekking in Sangkhlaburi

    Trekking in Sangkhlaburi

    Amphoe Sangkhlaburi is located on Thailand – Myanmar border. There are many activities in this lush jungle environment including elephant treks and rafting down the rivers on bamboo rafts. Most of the elephant treks start in the Karen village of Kong Mong Tha.

    This village is twenty-five kilometres from Sangkhla burion the western side of the Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary.

    Highlights: From the town of Sangkhlaburi, you can take a long-tail boat to the Khao Laem Reservoir. From here, you can observe the Mon lifestyle and see the longest hand-made wooden bridge in Thailand. After which you can head towards the Ranti River and float for forty-five minutes to the Karen village of Liang Chang.

    This is where you will find your elephant porter. Your elephant will take you across the Ranti Canal where your rafting trip will begin. Most people find this rafting trip enjoyable because of the crystal clear water in the river.

  • 10Trekking in Doi Inthanon

    Trekking in Doi Inthanon

    The highest mountain in Thailand, the 2565m Doi Inthanon, has three impressive waterfalls cascading down its slopes. For most of the year, a mist hangs around the highest peak. Along the 47km road to the top are terraced rice fields, tremendous valleys and a few small Hmong and Karen hill-tribe villages.

    This is one of the top destinations in Southeast Asia for nature and animal lovers, the mist-shrouded upper slopes produce abundant orchids, lichens, mosses and epiphytes and are home to nearly 400 bird varieties, the mountain is also one of the last habitats of the Asiatic black bear, along with the Assamese macaque, Phayre’s leaf-monkey and a selection of other rare and not-so-rare monkeys and gibbons as well as the more common Indian civet, barking deer and giant flying squirrel – around 75 mammal species in all. 

    Highlights: While in Doi Inthanon you can explore the famous Doi Inthanon National Park, visit hill tribes, and explore the amazing lush green jungles surrounding Doi Inthanon.

  • 11Elephant Trekking in Hua Hin

    Elephant Trekking in Hua Hin
    Hua Hin with its great elephant camps, hilly areas and forests offer a great opportunity to enjoy elephant trekking. Elephant trekking is one of the major tourist attractions in Hua Hin and people all over the world travel to the place to explore the beauty of the nature from close while riding on the back of the mighty elephant.

    Apart from trekking, you can also enjoy elephant shows where you can see these mighty beasts playing basketball and soccer and riding bicycle. It is also a great way to experience the life of these impressive animals from close as you feed them, bathe them and take a ride on them.

    Location: There are a number of places in Hua Hin where elephant trekking is available, including Pang Chang Hutsadin, Elephant Village and Safari and Adventure Park.

    Price: The approximate price is 1,000 Baht per person for a one hour ride.
  • 12Jungle Trekking at Khao Sok

    Jungle Trekking at Khao Sok

    In the south of Thailand, Khao Sok National Park is one place that has always held everybody’s imagination in a tight grip. It is a trail that is well endowed with all the beauties of nature including stunning campsites, limestone caves, gushing rivers and a pristine lake. The day-long jungle trek is something that you must try if you want to experience adventure at its best.

    On the way, you can see some spectacular flora and cheerful waterfalls. The trek is 11km long and passes through gradual slopes and upward climbs and provides awe-inspiring vistas of the surroundings. You can also enjoy waterfall rappelling, climbing and camping while here.

    Highlights: Trekking through trail littered with diverse flora, fauna and waterfalls. Multiple opportunities to trek and indulge in rappelling and other adventure sports!

    Things to keep in mind: Leeches are a common sight on this trail; carry some salt with you to ward them off.

  • 13Khao Luang Hiking Trails

    Khao Luang Hiking Trails

    The trail that leads to the Khao Luang National Park is also the path that will lead you to climb southern Thailand’s highest peak which lies 1,835m above sea water. You can embark on these trails with the help of local guides who know the area better than anyone else.

    The beginning of the trail is laid with concrete while the route ahead is littered with streams and forested paths. It is a trek that is rich in biodiversity as well some fauna. The way to the top can get steep at times and provides a stunning viewpoint of the surrounding valleys.

    Highlights: Trek up one of Thailand’s highest mountains.

    Things to keep in mind: Try to combine the trek with a homestay. Only one group per day is allowed to go up the trekking trail and maximum size is 8 People and will be provided with local guides.

  • 14Trekking Trails of the Chiang Mai Province

    Trekking Trails of the Chiang Mai Province

    Popular amongst the Thai population as well as amongst tourists all around the world, the trails of Chiang Mai province are an excellent option to explore if you are an amateur trekker. Maetang and Chiangdao regions are mainly popular due to excellent forest cover, valleys and a varied type of tribal villages with a number of ethnic minorities.

    The origin point of many rivers including the Maetang and Pin is in these ranges. The Doi Inthanon, tallest mountain in the country lies to the southwest.

    Highlights: Diverse and beautiful trekking trails encompassing the tallest mountains of Thailand including the Doi Inthanon and Chiangdao peak.

    Things to Keep in Mind: Pick up a trekking option from an operator with an adequate experience in the area as it is fairly large.

  • 15Trekking in Pai North Thailand

    Trekking in Pai North Thailand

    Trekking trails in Pai Village in North Thailand as soon as you step out of the town. However, the countryside is a relatively open farmland. The best trail to embark on therefore is the one that leads to the Mae Yen Waterfall. Located at around 7 km from the main Pai Town, it is home to a number of lushly foliaged gardens, waterfalls and streams and offers the avid trekker a number of opportunities to experience adventure and excitement.

    The trail crosses many beautiful landmarks such as an old World War 2 bridge, Pai Canyon, where you can spot a number of species of birds and wildlife. Another very famous destination is the Pang Maphaor WiangHaeng; both of these can be done in a day each.

    Highlights: Beautiful, historic trails and tribal stories and settlements.

    Location: Mae Hong Son Province, North Thailand

  • 16Trekking in Khao Yai National Park

    Trekking in Khao Yai National Park

    Exceptional trekking trails await those who want to experience the adventure and adrenaline at the Khao Yai National Park. A UNESCO listed site, it offers some of the most exciting hikes and treks. Khao Yai trekking trails are especially beautiful as they are lacking in tourist infrastructure. On this trail, you can see an astonishing variety of flora a network of hiking trails some of which lead to Heo Suwat waterfall.

    If you should decide to spend more time here, there are also two picturesque campgrounds and Lam Takong and Pha Kluai Mai. The captivating Haew Narok fall is also located on the park grounds but is at the far southern end of the island and quite inaccessible on foot.

    Highlights: Unventured trails and virgin forests that lead to stunning locations.

    Things to keep in Mind: It is advised that after 3:00 PM, you do not hike if you are unaccompanied by a guide. Certified private guides can be hired at the visitor centre for 500 baht per three hours.

  • 17Hill Tribe Trek in Thailand

    Hill Tribe Trek in Thailand
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    What’s the point of exploring a place when you can’t stick to its roots! You should not miss the opportunity of  trekking through the local tribal settlements across the misty hills. The Hill tribe Trek takes you to places which you have only dreamt of visiting. Get a wonderful chance to explore the sceptic lifestyle and culture of the local tribes and  transcend in the beauty of the hills.

    Location: The Hill Tribe Trek offers in various locations to explore the various tribes across Thailand. Some of the most popular locations are Lisu Tribe Trek which is located at Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai Province, Karen Tribe Trek located near the Burma border and Shan Tribe Trek located near the North?West Thailand.

    Things to Keep in Mind:
    People availing the Hill Tribe trek should be careful and should 
    maintain the sanity of the local tribe and its culture.
  • 18Trekking in Nan

    Trekking in Nan

    The remote, mountainous countryside around Nan runs a close scenic second to the precipitous landscape of Mae Hong Son province. It’s remoteness is what makes this destination worth exploring where you may encounter the province’s ethnic minorities.

    Nan bills itself as an alternative trekking centre, in particular offering trips in which you can visit the Mlabri tribe -- a nomadic ethnic group only really found in Nan and Phrae provinces. Treks are also available to Mae Charim National Park which may include a rafting section.

    Highlights:  Be sure to visit the the temple at Nong Bua, with it superb murals, and beautiful Doi Phukha National Park. Outside the capital, the spectacular Doi Phukha National Park in the northeast of the province has stunning peaks reaching up to almost 2,000 m and, and, being just one of the six national parks in the province, demonstrates the potential of Nan. 

  • 19Trekking in Koh Tarutao

    Trekking in Koh Tarutao
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    Koh Tarutao is actually a group of 51 islands that is located in the Andaman Sea, close to the border of Malaysia. The park spreads over both land and sea and in total covers an area of approximately 1490 of which 85% is covered by water and the rest is a mixture of rocky and hilly landscapes. 

    Ao Son, which is about 8km from the headquarters of the park, is a mixture of rocky beaches and sandy bays. Being a part of the national park, the treks are not very steep but caution must be exercised to stay safe from wildlife.

    Highlights: Cascading waterfalls with stunning views of the ocean and sunsets.

    Things to keep in mind: Tents are available within the forest premises and can be rented or bought. Take care not to leave wet piles of clothes or rubbish outside your tent as it might attract scorpions and snakes.

  • 20Trekking in Mae Hong Son

    Trekking in Mae Hong Son
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    Trekking is a major attraction in Mae Hong Son, though to a lesser extent than in Pai or Soppong, and can be done as part of a day tour for a few hours or for a full day or longer. Longer treks will take you into the mountains towards the Burmese border, where you will visit Karen villages.

    Highlights: The trekking experience generally starts with a drive out of Mae Hong Son for an hour or two to your starting point. This is followed by several hours of walking into the mountains, broken up by visits to villages.

    There are three main trekking areas: Soppong, east of Mae Hong Son and west of Mae Hong Son. Other popular trekking routes concentrate on the Kayan villages west of Mae Hong Son towards the Salween river, taking in Karen and Hmong villages as well. The most interesting area is the relatively infrequently visited region to the south of Mae Hong Son, in and around Nam Tok Surin National Park.

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Warorot Market (Kad Luang)

Situated approximately two minutes from the Chang Mai Night Bazaar and sitting beside the Ping River, Warorot Market is a daytime hub of Locals. It opens early in the morning and closes when dark. You can buy almost anything from here. This is basically a Local market where you get goods better than a tourist market at even cheaper prices.

Highlights: Everything is here, fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers, bakery items, handicrafts, souvenirs, ceramics, clothes etc. Also, it is an amazing place to try on local snacks and sweets from the food stalls in this market. There are back and side streets around the Warorot market full of hill tribe and Northern Thai Handicraft products. Visiting this market is a must when you are at Chang Mai to witness local Thai shopping.

Location: Near the Chang Mai Night Bazaar, by river Ping.

Price: The experience is free. 

Saxophone Pub

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.

: 3/8 Victory Monument, Bangkok

Timings: 17:00pm to 2:00am

Tuba Bar

What does a colossal Yoda statue, a nineteenth Century plunging cap and Spiderman have in like manner? They are all part of the furniture at Tuba, a bar and eatery in Bangkok where resistance is a design proclamation. From the naked representations on  the dividers to the vintage confounding furniture, Tuba is similar to no other bar in  Bangkok – or Thailand. Part classical display, part bohemian home base, with a differed  Thai­Italian propelled menu and one of the longest cocktails records in the city, Tuba  feels more like a whimsical companion's home than a bar and restaurant. Come here with a gathering of companions, get yourselves anunfastenedniche, sink Into an old fashioned couch.The choice of European draft brews on offer puts most  different bars to disgrace, with Boddingtons, Paulaner, Guinness and Hoegaarden to  look over for around 230 baht a half quart.

Location: Address: 34 SoiEkkmai 21(SoiChamchun) or Thong Lo Soi 20, Sukhumwit Road, Bangkok

Timings: Every day 11:00 AM – 02:00 AM

Iron Fairies

Iron Fairies is a mystical bar that is outlined like an ironsmith's workshop: dim and broody, with fashioned iron staircases, uncovered pipes and broken down timber and block. Bottles pixie dust are stacked in lines, and all over you look, you could risk upon minimal iron dolls of the winged animals that give the bar its name. Open subsequent to 2010, Iron Fairies moved in 2013 (however just three entryways down the road) and extended its operation so now it is a labyrinth of staircases, mystery entryways and dim recesses. The previous premises were tiny to the point that it was a steady fight to get in or out, keeping in mind it is still a tight crush, however, no matter you are standing or sitting you will certainly be in awe with its stylistic theme.

Location: 394 Thonglor Road, Sukhumvit 55, Bangkok

Timings: Every day from 06:00 PM – 02:00 AM

Maesa Elephant Camp

If the love is for Asian elephants then the apt place to get close to them is the Maesa Elephant Camp. The camp is by far the largest one in assembly of domestic elephants in the Northern part of Thailand. It also showcases the most entertaining as well as educational elephant show which has managed to enlist itself in Guinness book of Records 2005. The camp houses nearly 80 elephants which were all employed in timber and logging industries but with modern process they are all now taken care of in these centres for conservation and training. Visitors can enjoy the location playing with the baby elephants, feeding and bathing them and also interacting with the same. The elephants draw excellent pictures which can be purchased here.

: Tapae Road, North of Mae Rim, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Price: Entry: 200 Baht,

Elephant ride: 1200 Baht for 1 hour and 800 Baht for 30mins

Fat Gutz Bar and Saloon

The reputation Fat Gutz Bar in Thong Lor precedes its reputation that is far beyond the popularity that any other bar enjoys. The décor is all black and the hooks will remind of being at a Docker’s yard.  The vintage furniture and lighting is reminiscent of an easier time of the 1920s. The bar boasts of a hige collection of signature cocktails and a varied and yet cool crowd. The bar is famous around town for its good selection of music and its servings of fish and chips. The dimensions of the bar being a little smaller than most other bars, early reservations are highly recommended. The atmosphere is excellent on the weekends and everyone ends up being a part of the entire scene.

: Thong Lor

Highlights: Cozy, warm atmosphere amidst a highly reputed interiors.

Saturday Walking street market

Based on the opposite side of Chiang Mai Gate, Wui Lai Market or Saturday Market is another popular market in Thailand. On every Saturday the 1 km stretch market area remains close to traffic so that visitors and locals can shuffle around various shops and purchase goods according to preference. There are plenty of shops in Saturday Market almost like Sunday Market on all goods but the silversmiths shops are the primary attraction here because of the silverware sculptures and goods available here. Apart from this one can find clothing, belts, lanterns, candles, perfume, shoes, street performers, food stalls, sketch artists, wood carvings and woodwork ornaments, housewares etc. Evening time remains entertained with local night show and puppet show.


Open on
: Mon to Sunday, from 4pm to Midnight

Highlights: Thai Massage and 7 Eleven Supermarket.

Location: Wu Lai Road, Thailand

Chatchak Market

Once only popular among wholesalers and traders, Chatuchak Weekend Market has reached a landmark status as a must-visit place for tourists. Its sheer size and diverse collections of merchandise will bring any seasoned shoppers to their knees – this is where you can literally shop ‘till you drop’. If you have one weekend in Bangkok, squeeze in a day trip to Chatuchak Weekend Market and you will not be disappointed. There is a system to help you navigate your way through Chatuchak. Inside, one main walkway encircles the entire market, and it branches off into a series of numbered alleyways called Soi 1, Soi 2, Soi 3, and so on.

: There is an information centre along with ATMs and foreign-exchange booths at the Chatuchak Park Office. Schematic maps and toilets are located throughout the market. The whole
market is divided into sections to make it easier to explore.

Location: The Phahonyothin, Bangkok

: Open from Saturday to Sunday from 9:00 to 18:00


Full Moon Party in Thailand

The Full Moon Party begun in the late 80's (and grew in the early 90's) when friends arranged intimate parties in the light of the full moon. Obviously as the years passed it is not was it used to be now. There are about 10,000?15,000 people participating every month at this beach party on the island of Koh Phangan. The crescent shaped beach of Haad Rin beach is packed with people from all over the world all having a great time. If you’re looking for the ultimate island party this is where you should head to, great music, colourful lights, UV paint and a whole lot more makes the full moon party one of a kind.

Best time: This party takes place in the occurrence of a full moon and there are approximated set dates to book it in advance.

Getting there: There are ferry boats that take you to the Island from Buddha Pier (Bang Rak) and Maenam in Koh Phangan Island.

Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden

Nong Nooch Garden is a beautifully landscaped park and can easily make for an all-day trip. The entire area is more like a theme park, with daily cultural shows, restaurants and accommodation as well as a vast area showcasing individually themed gardens. A leisurely stroll through the botanical park is like taking a journey around the world, through its many famous gardens, whether 17th-century French garden, Stonehenge, or European Renaissance garden.

Highlights: An interesting feature is the skywalk; a shaded 1.1km elevated walkway that takes you through various gardens. Apart from the botanical park, Nong Nooch Garden features daily shows at the Thai Cultural Hall. Other activities include paddle boats, elephant rides and cycling.

Location: Sukhumvit Road, Pattaya

Timings: Opens from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Price: 500 Baht

Jomtien Beach

With a 6 km stretch of sand, Jomtien beach is a perfect place to find some quiet time from the hustle and bustle of Pattaya in Thailand. You can spend a leisurely day on the sandy shores of the beach or indulge in the various activities provided near the beach. If you do not love relaxing on the beach, there are myriad of things to indulge in.  Either you can carve your hunger in some of the finest restaurants in the area or you can have a peaceful walk in the renowned botanical gardens. 

:  If you are looking for some water sports, enthralling water parks are waiting for you near the beach. There are even some of the awe-inspiring sites, highlighting the authentic Thai culture and religion.

Getting There
: This beach is only 9.6 km from Pattaya. The visitors can take direct buses from the city to the beach.


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.

: ’ 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.

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.

Splash Jungle Waterpark

When the idea is to search for a full family entertainment then nothing matches the Splash Jungle Waterpark. Overlooking the fascinating beauty of Mai Khao Beach, the water park hosts a series of rides in different difficulty levels suitable for kids and adults both. Over six million litres of water remains distributed in the waterslides for a complete fun and enjoyment time here. Added attractions are the Splash Bar and the Spa Village with sauna. There are two in-house restaurants where one can have small filling eateries and loads of snacks options. Though not very large it is one place to enjoy good fun and entertaining time with near and dear ones.

Location: Soi Mai Khao 4, Mai Khao,Phuket
Timings: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

The approximate price starts from 1250 THB adults and 650 THB for kids

Pattaya Night Bazaar

Visit the Pattaya Night Bazaar to have a pleasurable shopping experience. Unlike the outdoor markets which become too crowded and hot during the day, Pattaya Night Bazaar offers you the opportunity to shop in the relaxing covered and air conditioned structure. It is a perfect place to buy souvenirs of your journey or to shop for trendy summer outfits. There are a number of shops inside which sells assortment of items that you can buy as souvenirs like Thai Crafts, furniture and more. If you are looking for summer wares, you can get a lot of them at a very reasonable price. Whether it is jeans, t-shirts, shorts, tops, hats or scarves, you will find everything here. Pattaya Night Bazaar also sells a number of accessories like scented soaps, shoes and also bags and luggage. It is also known as Made in Thailand Market.

Location: Pattaya Second Road, South Pattaya

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.

Highlights – 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 – Quite far from the main town of Chiang Rai; can be reached by taxis and tuk-tuks.

Timings – Open from 8.30AM to 5.00PM on all days of the week except Mondays.

 Price – Students, Seniors & differently-abled – THB50, Officials – THB70, Local tourists – THB100 and Foreign tourists –THB200.


Elephant's World Kanchanaburi

Elephants are cute, aren’t they? But sadly, they are an endangered species in many parts of the world. That’s why, Elephants’ World has decided to protect these animals who giving people a rendezvous with the lovingly species.

Highlights: This is a non-profit organization that reduces animal abuse, favors human-animal interaction and at the same time promotes quality time with the animals. During a day program, one can work for the elephants, plant and prepare their food, feed them with fruit and sticky rice or even enjoy scrubbing them in the river. Other plans, particularly the overnight ones include several day program activities, along with overnight accommodation next to the River Kwai.

During this stay, people also get to walk elephants to the forest and get to relax along with countryside. The mahout program is for those who truly love elephants and want to be in close contact with the nature while experiencing Thai culture.

Location: Wang Dong, Mueang Kanchanaburi District.

Price: 1000-1500 Baht

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