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  • If you are going to Thailand this vacation, and believe it is just about paradisiacal beaches and lip-smacking seafood, you ought to know there are some excellent options for trekking along with exploring hidden gems in terms of National park, villages as well as dams to look for!

    No doubt, Thailand is known all over the world for the ultimate beach fun you can have here, but trekking trails are another lesser-known side of this country in Southeast Asia and are indeed not worth skipping. You can find some amazing trekking trails on the mountainous regions in Thailand that lead you through the wilderness while allowing you to unleash the adventurer in you. Once you are done with treks and have tired legs, relax on the pretty beaches of Thailand and explore its interesting culture and food. 

    Thailand trekking trails are quite exciting for the reason that while 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 marvelous, making the expeditions worthwhile. Moreover, camping experience at these stunning spots is the icing on the cake! Do not miss them for sure!

    Having moderate to extreme 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 also some other exciting trekking options like Chiang Dao Trek, Soppong Trek, Mae Salong Trek, and Kamphaeng Phet Trek which are perfect ones to put your hunger to rest on your next trip to Thailand.

  • Trekking in Northern Thailand

  • 01Trekking in Chiang Rai

    Trekking in Chiang Rai

    Chiang Rai, The northernmost province of Thailand is located about 785 kilometers From Bangkok. Interestingly, Chiang Rai has a large number of Hill tribes scattered in the high mountains. Despite that now, Chiang Rai is a traveller’s paradise on its own and is well-endowed with abundant tourist attractions and is certainly 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 which are a major attraction within the explorers and trekkers. Those who are interested in the natural side of Chiang Rai, Jungle trekking is recommended having long meandering trails along with breathtaking views that come on the way till the destination arrives.

    Location: Mueang, Chiang Rai District

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

    Popular Treks in Chiang Rai: 

    1. Doi Mae Salong
    2. Doi Ang Khang
    3. Phu Chi Fa
    4. Doi Phatang

  • 02Trekking Trails of the Chiang Mai

    Trekking Trails of the Chiang Mai

    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. Hike the trail for a perfect time in nature!

    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 adequate experience in the area as it is fairly large.

    Popular treks in Chiang Mai:

    1. Baan Pha Dang Trek
    2.
    Muang Kurt to Huay Kukap Trek
    3. Lisu Tribe Trek

  • 03Trekking in Mae Sariang

    Trekking in Mae Sariang

    One of the smallest district towns of Mae Sariang, sits in a picturesque location on a largely undeveloped riverside, surrounded by forested hills and paddy-filled valleys. Trekking down in the south will let you lead the hidden treasures while exploring local culture and tradition at its best.

    Close to the Burmese border, the trek is an ideal base for exploring some lesser-traveled areas. As the treks finish up, few secluded guest houses let you take rest in calm aura within the green environs. Enjoy local food, boat trip, and much more adventure till your breath gasps.

    Highlights:  Enjoy the organized treks while being here along with the trip guide. 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. Pick your call!

    Things to Keep in Mind: Keep in mind that Mae Sairang is quite isolated, so carry basic necessities for sure by packing it all smartly! 

  • 04Trekking in Pai, North Thailand

    Trekking in Pai, North Thailand

    Trek the trails in Pai Village in North Thailand as soon as you step out of the town. However, the countryside is relatively open farmland yet 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

  • 05Trekking 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 while gracing the destinations like Krabi, Vang Vieng, and Ha Long Bay.

    Get ready for a rough and unsteady trekking experience with Phu Lang Ka! If you're looking to really take some off the beaten trail, you're in the right locale. This is the right place to call up if you wish to see stunning sunsets, green valleys, ocean sights, and lovely waterfalls.

    Highlights:  A river and waterfall, several temples, stunning limestone karsts and further afield even a national park await exploration, not too far from the one and only 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.

  • 06Chiang Dao Trek

    Chiang Dao Trek

    A district of Chiang Mai province, Chiang Dao refers to the main regional town having the huge limestone massif and the neighboring wildlife sanctuary. The hiking possibilities, including the ascent of Doi Chiang Dao itself, lets one take a short trek in Northern part of the country. 

    This adventurous and strenuous mountain will take participants across the mountain range where trekkers can enjoy some scenic views along with lovely sunrise and sunset. Interestingly, one can climb it only in the dry months like November to March.

    Highlights:  Doi Luang Chiang Dao is settled 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 can be done on a two-day trip. The peak is cool and windy and is full of rare highland flowers, birds, and butterflies.

  • 07Trekking 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); villages like Lisu, Lahu, Karen, and Shan. Now why would you like to a miss trek to such a lovely place where mid-forest stay and delicious meals are also a part of the joy? 

    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” 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 months of November to February. Taking some warm clothing is a good idea, indeed!

  • 08Trekking in Mae Salong

    Trekking in Mae Salong
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    There are a plethora of hiking opportunities around Mae Salong but bear in mind that most of the surrounding landscape is plantations and orchards, and not wild jungle. Not too traditional yet greatly exciting trails bring one close to trek in Mae Salong.

    Since Mae Salong lies atop a steep ridge; anywhere you go involves arduous climbs and descents. Cover a total distance of around 13 kilometres with your boots on and backpack ready to go!

    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 at one of the high street’s tea shops is an essential part of the visit.

  • 09Trekking in Kamphaeng Phet

    Trekking in Kamphaeng Phet

    A city of historical and strategic importance, Kamphaeng Phet has another interesting call with the name of treks. Studded with lush green parks and high reach mountains, these treks will let you get soaked in nature's aura by its own. 

    In the areas along the Ping River near the provincial capital of Kamphaeng Phet, exploring ancient 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 any Buddha statue by climbing on it or using it as a prop for any pictures.

  • 10Trekking in Doi Inthanon

    Trekking in Doi Inthanon

    The highest mountain in Thailand, located at an elevation of 2,565 m Doi Inthanon, has three impressive waterfalls cascading down its slopes. For most of the year, a mist hangs around the highest peak. Imagine a lovely walk in the scenario for a moment and surely, you will not be saying No to it. 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 as well, 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. If wildlife and adventure are your real things, this is a perfect place to be at.

    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.

  • 11Khao 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. If you are confident enough for some fun, hike on your own as well!

    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 as 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.

  • 12Trekking in Umphang

    Trekking in Umphang

    Unlike treks in the north around Chiang Mai, treks around Umphang are more or less about thrilling wilderness. The biggest highlight comes with the name of the three-tiered, 200m-high Tee Lor Su Waterfall (Nam Tok Thilawsu), indeed a star feature of the Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary. This waterfall is known for the flow all the year round and hence allowing you to explore it any time of the year.

    Highlights: The Umphang trek includes extensive wild sightseeing, while you come across numerous varieties of orchid, and plenty of commonly encountered monkeys and hornbills, plus an elusive band of wild elephants. Not just this, a jungle mixed river rafting throws a crazy day for you!

    Best Time to Visit: The best season for trekking is November to February, to say, even if the nights get pretty chilly. One can also hop here all around the year so as to enjoy splashy waterfalls and trekking up to the most top tiers.

    Things to Keep in mind: Trekkers are advised to wear rubber boots to wade through middy landscapes and avoid slipping and falling. Do not forget to pack them in advance!

    Popular Treks in Umphang:

    1. Tee Lor Su Trek
    2. Thi Lo Su Waterfall Trek

  • 13Hill 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 and 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 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.
  • 14Trekking 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. Its 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 temple at Nong Bua, with its 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. 

  • 15Trekking in Mae Hong Son

    Trekking in Mae Hong Son
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    Trekking is a major attraction in Mae Hong Son 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. Explore some hidden places in the country!

    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.

  • Trekking in Southern Thailand

  • 16Elephant 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.
  • 17Jungle 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 11 km 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 being 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.

  • 18Trekking 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 interestingly beautiful despite lacking in tourist infrastructure. On this trail, you can see an astonishing variety of flora, a network of trails some of which lead to Heo Suwat waterfall as well. Open up with multiple options, this trek will never disappoint you.

    If you decide to spend more time here, there are also two picturesque campgrounds namely, Lam Takong and Pha Kluai Mai. The captivating Haew Narok fall is also located on the park but is at the far southern end of the island and quite inaccessible on foot. Bring this into your list, if those tired legs do not hinder the path! 

    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.

  • 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 sq.km. of which 85% is covered by water and the rest is a mixture of rocky and hilly landscapes. 

    Being a part of the national park, the treks are not very steep but caution must be exercised to stay safe from wildlife. Lu Du Waterfall trek within the park is a little challenging yet shows a view worth to consider. 

    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 Sangkhlaburi

    Trekking in Sangkhlaburi

    Amphoe Sangkhlaburi is located on Thailand – Myanmar border where many activities in this lush jungle environment await 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 and is indeed an experience to cherish for life.

    This village is twenty-five kilometers from Sangkhla burion and is quite a hidden gem of the country! 

    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 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 and your rafting trip will begin at a quick pick. Most people find this rafting trip enjoyable because of the crystal clear water in the river.


Attractions

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Sanctuary of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum)

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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Underwater World Pattaya

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


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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. 
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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.



Location
: 3/8 Victory Monument, Bangkok

Timings: 17:00pm to 2:00am
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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
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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
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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.



Location
: 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
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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.

Location
: Thong Lor

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



Highlights
: 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

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

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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.
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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
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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. 



Highlights
:  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.

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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.

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.

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.
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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

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

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