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Words do little justice to the Thai pantomime. Be prepared for everything from Buddhist monks who double as tattoo artists, white sand beaches, 11th century architecture, sprawling malls, palaces, strip bars and when you least expect it, enchanting rainforests and crystal lakes!
Khao Yai National Park – Just two hours from Bangkok, the Khao Yai National Park is a world apart. 5 rivers run through this vast reserve which has grasslands alternating with forests. A trip here could involve tracking wild elephants, zip lining or simply posing in front of a jungle temple. The highlight - bat filled caves which come alive at sunset.
Erwan National Park, Kanchanaburi – Seven cascading pools that fall into the Mae Nam Khwae Yai River, set in the jungle, ringed by trees... the fairy tale environs of the Erwan National Park are a must-see item. Hike up 2 km and you can have the pleasure of a dip in the topmost pool.
Khao Sok National Park, South Thailand – The real deal, this park has dense jungle, abundant wildlife and magnificent karst formations. See the giant parasitic Rafflesia flower, Hornbill, Gibbon and Tigers. Hikes, raft, canoe & kayak trips, and elephant safaris are possible. Take your time, as accommodation is in floating lake bungalows complete with rubber ring & canoe!
Pha Ngan Bay National Park, South Thailand – Forget the party islands for a while and immerse yourself in the azure settings of Pha Ngan Bay. The 40 islands in the area have dramatic vertical cliffs, caves and hidden lagoons. It is home to the largest mangrove forest in Thailand. Diving, snorkelling or simply chilling out on Ko Yao Yai are reasons why you should visit.
Quirky Chiang Rai – The lesser known neighbour of Chiang Mai, this town has its whimsical side. Visit the alabaster White Temple, its pristine surroundings sporting weird masks on trees and alien like sculptures on its lawns! The Black House emanating Thai gothic is dedicated to all that’s dark & eerie. Add a neon lit clock tower and outstanding Lanna food to get the whole idea. Art lovers should put the Rai Mae Fah Luang culture park on their itinerary.
Motorbiking around Pai – A vegetarian, Yoga Paradise tucked away in the hills of North Thailand, explore this laidback town on two wheels. Art galleries, quaint restaurants and a cross section of expats, Thai hill tribes and locals, make Pai different and lovely. An evening walk on the “walking street” of Thanon Chaisongkram should round off your day nicely.
Isan, North East Thailand – Culturally more Lao than Thai, with Khmer and Vietnamese influences as well, Isan is an experience to savour. Boasting of the country’s best historic sites, the top picks are the 11th century Khmer built Phimai, Phanom Rung and Khao Phra Viharn stone temples.
Given its near cult status in Asia, there is absolutely no shortage of designer courses set against some of the most dazzling natural backdrops.
Come, imbibe the fine art of creating and crafting Thai delicacies.