Indians aren’t supposed to be great travelers as we give preference to our safety, comforts and avoid making any type of experiments with foods or off the beaten path journeys. They don’t want to come out of their convenience zone or take any kind of risk on their holidays. Well, this article is going to suggest you for visiting the lesser known destinations of Thailand. The scenic land is full of marvels and novelty and offers beautiful mix of both the luxury and adventure. The real exquisiteness of Thailand can be seen in its less explored destinations. Read about those beautiful destinations in Thailand that Indians don’t visit, but they must.
Strategically located on the train route of Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Ayutthaya is a destination that is in ruins now. The city has witnessed an affluent and extensive Siamese history. During phase of its development, the city flourished to become a cosmopolitan hub of art and commerce. During the Burmese invasion in 1767, the city was set on fire and then discarded. Presently, the city has become a melting pot of the divine Thai arts, beautiful culture, significant history and unmatched nature’s grandeur. Ayutthaya is situated on the banks of the Chao Phraya River and features a number of historical temples and palaces featuring splendid architectures. Some of the attractions to be explored in Ayutthaya are Old City of Ayutthaya, Bang Pa-In Summer Palace and Wat Chai Wattanaram.
Sukhothai is well-known for its memorable past dating back to its long history. The city was founded in 1238 AD as the first capital of Thailand and features more than 100 historical places to visit. At this place, the very famous Loi Krathong festival started. In this festival, candles and flowers are flown into the rivers and waterways to create a truly magical visual experience. There are two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sukhothai, including Sukhothai Historical Park and Si Satchanalai Historical Park with ruins of grand monuments set against the lush green mountains, rapidly flowing rivers and lotus ponds. The place is also famous for its handcrafted gold replicas of necklaces, armlets, bangles and various other ornaments.
Chiang Rai is located at a distance of 5 km from Chiang Mai. It is a comparatively lesser known place of the world enjoying the ruins of ancient Thai cultures. Travelers can find here numerous Buddhist shrines standing amidst the natural greenery and exotic wildlife. It features the Golden Triangle where Burma, Laos and Thailand come together. Chiang Rai is the beautiful place to relax while being far from the hustles and bustles of other cities of Thailand. You may also go for mountain hiking and come across the hill tribes of Thailand.
Nakhon Ratchasima is popularly recognized for its agro-tourism. The place is loaded with unmatched natural beauty and famous for its Khmer culture and history. In Khao Yai National Park of the Nakhon Ratchasima province, one may come across the 112 species of mammals and 320 species of birds along with remarkable trekking and camping opportunities. Phimai Historical Park is a grand old Khmer historical site. Its rectangular structure is beautifully carved and enjoys structural similarities with Angkor Wat. The place is also known for the production of some unbelievably beautiful handicrafts like the famous Dan Kwian potteries and Mat Mi silk. At this place, you can go for the Jim Thompson Farm tour to watch the silkworm rearing, mushroom farming and huge fields of vibrant flowers.
Kanchanaburi is a lesser known charming Thai province that has to offer. It is a splendid land enjoying dense forests, immaculate waterfalls and mountain caves. Away from the typical beaches of Thailand, the place features several hidden delights for an adventurous soul. Visit Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary and come across the incredible virgin forest canopies. Click beautiful pictures of the scenic seven tier waterfalls at Erawan National Park and make your way on untidy waters of the Lawa Cave. It is an ideal escape for people living a dull life. There are numerous places here that can be photographed and explored.
Surat Thani literally means the “City of Good People”. The city is located on the Central Gulf Coast of the South Thailand and offers all the elements of nature and impressive cultural history. At present, the city serves as the getaway to the famous Gulf Coast Islands. Surat Thani is witnessed by very less number of international tourists. So, you have the opportunity more original Thailand while enjoying its delicious food, culture, friendliness and distance from the chaos. The city has a number of small restaurants serving exceptional seafood to compete with the best in Thailand. These are reasonably priced as well. On your visit to the Surat Thani, you can also come across the local handicraft village and a folklore museum to buy expensive ornaments, fabrics and historical sections.
The largest island of the Krabi Province, Koh Lanta is comparatively smooth and easy to travel on a motorbike. You will come across a thrilling inland with its dense tropical forests, mangroves, vibrant culture, welcoming people and incredible eating zones. The beaches of the island are more gorgeous than anywhere in Thailand. With long stretches of sun-kissed sandy beaches and warm, playful waves, it brings out the adventurous soul of yours. Koh Lanta is also known for its adventurous sports and features some of the most incredible coral reefs of the world.
If you want to get rid of the hordes and commercialized beaches and seeking soothe of the water views, visit Khao Lak for an extraordinary experience. “Khao Lak” exactly means the “Lak Mountain”, which is one of the major mountain peaks in the small mountainous region located at a height of 1,050 meters within Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park. The beaches here are long, beautiful and warm with a backdrop of forested hills. Its rock forms, islands and breathtaking waterfalls are just marvelous.
If you are wondering about how to reach at these offbeat places, then let me tell you that each of these destinations enjoys great connectivity from Bangkok. Their seclusion creates an appeal for these places for travelers looking for an isolated place to visit.