Inarguably, Thailand is one of the premier holiday destinations in Asia for all types of travellers. The destination also has a wide array of attractions for travellers to enjoy. While planning your Thai holiday, you evidently will shortlist the popular ornate temples of Bangkok, the floating markets of Pattaya, the beaches of Krabi and Phuket and an elephant trekking tour in Chiang Mai’s verdant jungles. However, in case a small notion bubbles out in your mind instructing you to find some destinations that will make your Thai tour into an unusual and unique vacation, then here is a selection of places you can include in your Thailand holiday to make it an extraordinary experience.
Red Lotus Lake in Udon Thani
There are all sorts of places in Thailand, some vibrant and lively and some serene and soul-stirring. While you can always capture the delights of nature at Thailand beaches and jungles, there is one secluded spot which lets you relish a beautiful sight of pink lotus flowers floating against the backdrop of azure waters and blue sky. Head to Nong Han Kumphawapi Lake in Udon Thani, set at the northeast of Thailand and you will be welcomed by a sea of red lotus blossoms scattered on the lake’s surface as far as the eye can see. This wonderful sight feels calming and quixotic as the shades of the sky changes into twilight hues. Take an early morning boat ride on the lake when these countless lotus flowers are fresh and in full bloom or experience a sunset blending its amber tones with the pink floral ambiance. Whatever you choose, this experience will certainly be one of the most mesmerizing nature experience of your life.
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Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai
One of the best things to do in Thailand is visiting its extravagant collection of temples and pagodas. While there are many Thai temples with ornate decors, Wat Rong Khun stands out from all of the other ‘Wats’ of Thailand. The reason is its outlandish white architectural structure with intricate designs that gives it an otherworldly feeling. Located in Chiang Rai, this abstract masterpiece was conceived and executed by architect Chalermchai Kositpipat who moulded white plaster of Paris and glass tiles into this surreal landmark. This temple is quite unconventional and its uncanniness is highlighted in certain areas for being unnerving and bizarre such as the bridge over a pool of hundreds of outstretched hands, retro pop culture and movie character figurines and skeleton adorned fences to name a few. The only hint of colour inside this achromatic temple is the golden restroom. Being one of a kind temple that stands as an odd one out in the collection of Thai temples, the White temple is a Thailand tourist place certainly worth visiting while you are visiting the country.
Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
The name literally means ‘The mountain with 300 peaks’ – Khao Sam Roi Yot is a popular Thai tourist spot and a beautiful landscape teeming with forest-covered mountain ranges, waterfalls, limestone karsts, mangroves and marshlands, and beautiful azure waters of Gulf of Thailand. Known to be Thailand’s oldest marine national park, Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park is located in Kui Buri District, around one and a half hours away from Hua Hin. The silence in this place can feel serene and the coastline provides tranquil beaches like Laem Sala Beach and Sam Phraya Beach to experience an idyllic moment away from the dizzying crowd and bustle of Thai cities and popular beaches. This sweeping naturescape has lots to offer – you can spend blissful time on the beach, go for a swim in tropical waters, take a hiking tour through many of its nature trails, watch stunning sunsets from different viewpoints, go on a cave-exploring expedition, enjoy the wilderness and spot exotic wildlife, explore mangrove forests on a boat ride… the list goes on. In short, you can have a great time appreciating the nature’s splendor and even have abundant fun in its scenic playground all at one place.
Koh Lipe Island
Among the popular places to visit in Thailand are its breathtaking islands, but its appeal has caused overwhelming response from tourist due to which many of its islands like Krabi and Phuket have lost its serenity and seclusion. If you are looking for an off beaten island experience, head to Koh Lipe – a small island paradise for those seeking recluse from normalcy. Here time slows down and you can enjoy a serene pace of life and savour being present in every moment you spend here. A visit to this secret gem of Thailand is a great way for the youths to pause and detox from the daily routines of life. Koh Lipe lets you get off the grid and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul before you are ready to reconnect with reality. Enjoy the island life to the max – take long boat rides into serene sunsets, discover the nearby isles and its beautiful beaches. For adventurers, dive into the clear blue waters for an amazing underwater snorkeling and scuba diving sessions to view incredible coral reefs and aquatic life of Thailand. Koh Lipe is located away from the southern coast of Thailand and can be reached from Krabi, Koh Phi Phi, and Koh Lanta by ferry. Koh Lipe also lies in close proximity to Langkawi, Malaysia which is roughly 30 kms away.
Pattaya skydiving experience
For those adventure junkies who love a good dose of adrenaline spike, Thailand welcomes you to test your courage with skydiving experiences. You read it right! You don’t need to go all the way to New Zealand to experience a thrilling skydiving experience. Head to Pattaya for an exhilarating tandem skydiving experience where you get to enjoy the scenic flight over Pattaya leaping off the aircraft along with an expert skydiver. Plunge into a free fall from a height of 13000 feet enjoying a bird’s eye view of Pattaya city and surroundings and safely glide to a halt on the land. Even if you have no prior experience, you can enjoy this skydiving experience in tandem. You can also sign up for licensed skydiving courses to become a certified skydiver, after which you can enjoy the experience on your own. So next time you visit Pattaya, you get a chance to strike off a skydiving experience from your bucket list.
Thailand is a land of experiences – there is so much to see and do that you will be spoilt for choices. But while everyone is visiting the typical Thai points of interests, the younger generation can maximize their time, energy and money in Thailand travel by deviating to adventurous and offbeat destinations. These destinations are few handpicked places from a Thailand’s treasure trove of adventure experiences. There’s lots more to experience such as watching a Muay Thai Kickboxing match, mountain biking in Chiang Rai forests, Rock climbing in Railay, visiting the temple of million beers to name a few. So while you are still young, don’t miss the opportunity to break away from the usual and try something adventurous on your Thailand trip. Get in touch with us and we will help you out with your Thailand visa in Dubai and compile an extraordinary Thailand holiday.