Thailand has always been an Aussie favourite travel destination….but after your third trip over you might start to wonder if it has anything more to offer.
The answer is YES!!
This is Thailand like you’v never seen it before…these beautiful destinations will be sure to make your Insta friends green with envy!
1. Cheow Lan Lake in Khao Sok National Park, Surat Thani
This beautiful man-made lake has only been in existence for 30 years! The scenery will leave you in absolute awe…
2. Death Railway Bridge, Kanchanaburi
This 300 meter rail track is a sight to be seen, and unlike most train tracks, you can actually venture across it and take a stroll.
3. Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai
If your passionate about animals then visit this rescue and rehab centre, its home to many injured, abused and elderly elephants who, thanks to the Elephant Nature Park, are able to live out the rest of their lives.
4. Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai (The White Temple)
Searching for something unusual? Look no further! This unique temple is full of strange but beautiful things to see, weather its rising hands from the ground or hanging heads in the tees, its sure to make you stop and look!
5. Wang Put Tan Tea in, Chiang Rai
Met by two large lions at the entrance of the plantations, here you can witness workers collecting tea leaves in the greenest of fields.
6. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Ratchaburi
About 100km from Bangkok, this floating market runs daily from 6.30am to 11am. Along the riverbank floats hundreds of buyers and sellers in boats where you can buy a whole bunch of food and other products.
7. Phi Phi Viewpoint, Koh Phi Phi Island
Up at under 200-metres high, the walk up to the viewpoint will take you about 30 minutes. But it’s worth it as soon as you take a look at the tropical paradise below you.
8. Phanom Rung Historical Park, Isan
Phanom Rung sits atop an extinct volcano and if that isn’t amazing enough, it’s also over 1000 years old. This Khmer-style construction has been likened to the temples of Angkor in Cambodia, as it was mostly built during the Khmer Empire’s reign.
9. Na Muang Waterfall, Koh Samui
Just like in all your wildest dreams, this set of waterfalls fill up freshwater pools you can swim in. You’ll often find locals enjoying a quick dip too!
10. Phraya Nakhon Cave in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, Prachuap Khiri Khan
The beauty of this cave is in the 100-year-old, man-made temple that sits within in it. Be warned: The walk to the cave is rocky and steep, but the sight is well worth the trek.
11. The Grand Palace, Bangkok
The Grand Palace truly is grand, covered in vibrant designs and adorned in gold. The building is over 200 years old, and was used as a royal home until 1925. Today it’s only used for ceremonial purposes and if you plan to visit, you must adhere to strict dress codes.
12. Ayutthaya Historical Park, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
The park’s ground covers the remnants of Ayutthaya, the city that was a former capital before its destruction by the Burmese in 1767. The historical park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the ’90s, and a visit there will show you what remains of the once thriving city.
13. Bo Sang Umbrella Village, Chiang Mai
Don’t be fooled, the village of Bo Sang isn’t limited to just its beautiful umbrellas. The townspeople also produce colourful fans and lanterns, and even create amazing works of wood and silver.
14. Sunflower Fields, Lopburi
To catch the sunflowers in full bloom it’s best to visit Lopburi between November and January. However Lopburi isn’t limited to its sunflowers. The town is also famous for its monkeys that roam throughout the town, and specifically love to huddle around the temples dotted around the province.