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7 Unusual Places Worth Visiting in Thailand
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7 Unusual Places Worth Visiting in Thailand

Thailand is a popular holiday destination and there are lots of reasons for that. All of them are definitely worthy of your attention. But today we will tell you about little-known for common tourists wow-places, which are undoubtedly worth your attention and holiday time.

We hope that our guide through strikingly beautiful and unusual places of magnificent Thailand will inspire you with creative ideas. 

Koh Ngai Island

Koh Ngai Island

Unexplored Islands

Thailand is famous for its stunning islands. But except the well-known Phi Phi, Phuket, and others, there are hundreds of amazing islands not footworn by tourists. No doubt, you will be amazed by the untouched nature, paradisal beaches, and wild jungle.

We recommend visiting the island of Bamboo with its wonderful secluded beach. Few people also know about Koh Ngai in Krabi province. The island is very tiny, only 4 x 2 km, covered with mountains and evergreen rainforest, where you won’t meet many people but rather monkeys and giant lizards. Koh Kood is the fourth largest island in the country but it is sparsely populated and also unknown to tourists. There are picturesque rocky shores, mangroves, and plenty of virgin beaches. 

There are hundreds of amazing islands not footworn by tourists

Koh Ngai Island

Koh Ngai Island

Koh Kood Island

Koh Kood Island

Bamboo Island

Bamboo Island

Koh Kood Island

Koh Kood Island

2.The Red Lotus Sea

If you want to see a real non-tourist Thailand, then go to the East, to the Udon Thani province famous for its red lotus lake. Lotuses blossom from November to February. This is the time when the lake looks crimson due to millions of beautiful flowers.

A large lake is almost unknown to tourists and the views here are simply fantastic. We recommend hiring a guide who will take you on his boat to the thickets of bright pink lotuses. The best time to have such a trip at dawn or sunset when the sun colours the already vibrant view.

A couple of hours will be enough to enjoy amazing views and have fabulous pictures. We should say that the infrastructure for admiring lotuses has been put right: there is a pier near the shore where you can find food, souvenirs, and a cash register. Not to forget that there is a “tourist path” on the water surface: boat routs are laid among dense rows of flowers and there is a small island with a Buddhist temple in the middle of the lake. And if you are already here, do not forget that the main city of the province itself, also called Udon Thani, is worth visiting. 

If you want to see a real non-tourist Thailand, then go to the East, to the Udon Thani province famous for its red lotus lake

Red Lotus Lake

Red Lotus Lake

The Udon Thani province

The Udon Thani province

East Thailand

East Thailand

3.Home of Monkeys

Khao Sok is one of Thailand’s most interesting national parks. If you are lucky, you can even see leopards, tapirs, wild dogs, and deer here. But the biggest attraction here is gibbons. They are, of course, easier to hear than to see. Crying loudly, flocks of monkeys are jumping from tree to tree. By the way, there are lots of places to do that. The park occupies nearly 740 square kilometers of pristine tropical evergreen forest.

To watch the monkeys, we recommend to hire a good guide and have some spare time. The forest wakes up at 4 o’clock in the morning with gibbons’ noise and cries. They spend most of the time on the treetops moving from tree to tree in search of sweet fruits. The landscape of the evergreen Khao Sok Park is an ideal home for them. The virgin jungle has hardly changed over the past 160 million years, so we can say that it is the oldest on earth. There is such a huge number of animals here that the reserve can compete with the Amazon jungle.

The park occupies nearly 740 square kilometers of the pristine tropical evergreen forest

Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok National Park

Nearly 740 s km of pristine forest

Nearly 740 s km of pristine forest

4.Water Adventures

If you are fond of untouched nature, visit Cheow Lan lake in Khao Sok National Park.

You will probably remember this trip most. Rocks, tiny isles overgrown with greenery, quiet bays with bluish water: it is not without reason the lake is considered one of the most spectacular places in Thailand. There are two options for excursions: a one-day and a two-day trip. If you choose a second option, you will get a chance to spend a night right on the lake in a floating bungalow called a raft house.

The houses are connected to each other and the restaurant by wooden decks, to which kayaks are moored providing a chance to explore the waters around: to sail to Gui Li rocks sticking out of the water like stone fingers, to explore the cave with stalagmites or swim in the clear and quiet water. And this is only a part of the adventure. You will like the Monkey Cave Temple (especially the process of feeding those small nimble animals). You can also go rafting on bamboo rafts on the river or ride elephants and finish your adventure program at thermal springs.

If you are fond of untouched nature, visit Cheow Lan lake in Khao Sok National Park

Cheow Lan lake

Cheow Lan lake

Cheow Lan lake

Cheow Lan lake

5.«Death Railway»

Despite the scary name, this is actually a train route. The trip itself is not threatening. The Death Railway was planned by the Imperial Japanese Army at the height of World War II to transport troops from Bangkok to Burma. The line was completed in just a year but it claimed the lives of 13,000 prisoners of war and 100,000 local workers.

Nowadays, one of the most amazing features of the route is its extraordinary virgin beauty. Your train will go past steep cliffs, pass along rickety wooden bridges and lush tropical greenery will be replaced by rough stone massifs. The most famous and possibly most photogenic place on the route is the legendary bridge over the Kwai River near the city of Kanchanaburi. Trains depart from Bangkok twice a day.

The most famous and possibly most photogenic place along the Death Railway is the legendary bridge over the Kwai River

Death Railway

Death Railway

Train route

Train route

6. Afternoon Tea Treetops

You will find the tea ceremony on Koh Kood island more than unusual. The trick is not in the variety of tea, but in the location of the restaurant. Guests rise to a height of 4.5 meters above the ground and get to “birds’ nests” of the right size.

Comfortable “nests” are protected from the sun and equipped with a comfortable table and chairs. The classic English ceremony takes on exotic features in Thailand and that is the beauty of it. Tea is served by a waiter who also gets to visitors in an unusual way: grabbing a rope like Tarzan. You hear a rustle of leaves and here he is with a basket full of cakes and fruits. You will enjoy delicious little cakes while drinking tea and admiring the jungle and the sea from above.

Guests rise to a height of 4.5 meters above the ground and get to “birds’ nests” of the right size

Afternoon Tea Treetops

Afternoon Tea Treetops

“Birds’ nests”

“Birds’ nests”

7.The Most Beautiful Garden in Asia

The Suan Nong Gardens in Pattaya are perhaps one of the most beautiful in Asia. It is a fairytale world of flowers, tropical plants and fruit trees with ponds, fountains, and statues everywhere. There is not just one garden but several thematic ones: French, Italian, a garden of stones, as well as gardens of flowers and bonsais…

No wonder Suan Nong is compared with the fairy world. Exactly so! The park also hosts Thai cultural shows. Guests are also attracted by the extensive collection of palm trees and orchids. It is very easy to find the gardens: they are a 25-minute drive from Pattaya.

No wonder Suan Nong is compared with the fairy world Exactly so!

The Suan Nong Gardens

The Suan Nong Gardens

In Pattaya

In Pattaya

Fairytale world

Fairytale world

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