If a Thailand vacation has been on your mind for a long time, you will love our compilation of five lesser known destinations in Thailand that the explorer in you will love visiting:
Red Lotus Lake, Kumphawapi
Travel to northeast Thailand and reach the lake called Nong Han Kumphawapi because it is here that you will lay your eyes on one of the most beautiful sights you’ll ever see. Also called Talay Bua Daeng, meaning the “Sea of Red Lotuses”, the lake sees millions of pink lotuses sprouting across its 8000 acres of surface from November to March. You can take a walk around the lake to admire this breathtaking spectacle (sunrise is the most suitable time) or take a boat ride to have a closer look at this fresh, and stunning flowers decorating the entire lake.
Bo Sang Umbrella Village
After you’ve done appreciating the remarkable architecture of Chiang Mai, extend the feeling of being marvelled at the Bo Sang Umbrella Village just outside the city. The village is known for its brilliant hand-made crafts including the world famous paper parasols. You can have a close encounter with the delicate process of making artful paper umbrellas here, and even buy one of specially customised designs as a souvenir for yourself or your friends back home. The best time to visit this delightful little village is the month of January when the entire town gathers in the celebration of The Bor Sang Umbrella Festival.
A market for the believers of fate, and of divine intervention; the Amulet Market in Bangkok is a magical place indeed for it is here that you will find people buying amulets and charms to ward off an evil eye, to get richer, to get more popular, for safety, for prevention or cure of a disease and basically everything else which is beyond the human control. Thriving alongside the footpaths of Th Maha Rat and Th Phra Chan, this market is a great place for exploring and people watching as there is always an interesting sight in the vision here. If you want to try your luck, take back a souvenir for yourself.
Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew
Setting an unprecedented example for environment conversation, the temple of Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew has been entirely constructed with used beer bottles. It is said that a monk started the initiative of collecting the beer bottles in 1984 as a means of dealing waste disposal and promote greenery in the area. It took two years for the construction to be completed, and the temple has been expanded several times after that. Visiting the temple is a fine way of introducing your family to the concept of sustainable travel, and also checking off one of the most unique places to visit in Thailand off your list.
Erawan Cascading Waterfalls and Caves
Seven waterfalls constitute the stunning Erawan Cascading Waterfalls and Caves. One of the most beautiful waterfalls in Thailand, the Erawan Cascading Waterfalls remains one of the most underrated tourist attractions in world. In addition to the waterfalls the park is also has a series of caves known as Mi, Rua, Wang Bahdan, and Phartat. There are also opportunities for visitors to hike along the seven waterfalls and swim in their pools.