Thailand is an exciting travel destination and draws holidaymakers from all over the world. Usually a holiday in Thailand entails exploring the famed palaces and temples in Bangkok, soaking in the rhapsodic natural and cultural charms of Phuket or/and enjoying naughty nightlife in Pattaya. But that’s definitely not all when it comes to activities and attractions one can enjoy in Thailand. The country brims with many lesser-known yet fascinating tourist trappings. Check out a few of them!
If you’re a history buff, then Sukhothai is a must-visit destination in Thailand. The erstwhile capital of Thailand will becharm you with its ancient temples and ruins, some of which date back to the 13th century. Rent a bike and explore the ancient ruins of Old Sukhothai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wat Sri Chum, which contains a massive seated Buddha, is another impressive place that depicts the city’s long history of Buddhist devotion.
Kho Sok National Park
Love nature and wildlife? Visit Kho Sok National Park and see a variety of wildlife in action. Believed to be one of the oldest rainforests on the planet, the jungle here features many exotic animals including Asian elephants, barking deer, clouded leopards, spectacled langurs, Malaysian Tapir and Tigers. Enthralling wildlife aside, the park is also widely renowned for its breathtaking landscapes. Don’t miss out on exploring the amazing Cheow Larn Lake and the gorgeous waterfalls like Sip Et Chan Waterfall and Bang Lab Nam Waterfall.
Ko Samet is just 200kms from Bangkok. White sandy beaches, tropical coral reefs and gratifying opportunities of shopping and dining make it a rewarding holiday destination. Take in the spectacular views of the palm-fringed beaches while relaxing on the warm, white sands. For adventure enthusiasts, there are facilities for surfing, scuba diving and trekking to the nearby forests. Watching the sunset views from the Diamond Beach will be a mesmeric experience.
Scores of backpackers flock to Pai for exploring the region’s rugged, untamed natural beauty. Surrounded by green forests, lofty mountains and meandering waterways, this place promises you a soul-soothing experience away from the chaos of city life. There is also a small night market where tourists can enjoy local delicacies. The warm and friendly locals make the experience all the more gratifying.