Chiang Mai has many points of interest. Chiang Mai sits towards the border of Laos and Myanmar and is often referred to as the capital of the North. It was founded in the early 12th century, as was in fact the capital of the Lanna kingdom. A moat and walls (some of which still remain) surround the old city, but this didn’t stop an invasion by the Burmese Kingdom who took over in the 15th century.
The easiest way to get to Koh Lanta is via Krabi. Most backpackers arrive in Krabi from flights from Bangkok and Chiang Mai and spend several days exploring the beautiful limestone karsts, beaches, and nightlife of Krabi, along with other things to do before moving on to Koh Lanta.
Koh Lanta weather is notoriously fickle. Though there are two main seasons, dry and monsoon, the rains can draw in at any time. The island can have all seasons in one day.
There are several ferry to Phi Phi services taking passengers from other islands and the mainland to Koh Phi Phi including one from Phuket Island and Ao Nang, Krabi Town, Koh Lanta and Railay Bay.
Though still humid, Chiang Mai’s elevation makes it considerably cooler than the south. This makes trekking in Chiang Mai one of the best in Thailand.
The distance from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is just under 700 miles and can be done either by train, bus, flight, or rental car. This guide tells you all the ways to travel from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.
The Simian Islands are mecca for scuba divers and snorkelers who come to the island to explore the colorful underwater world of marine life and coral. The best way to explore is via a Similan liveaboard, where you live on the ship as it takes you to some of the best and uncrowded diving spots.
Phuket and Koh Phi Phi are two of Thailand’s most popular islands for tourists. There are several ways to travel from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi including by car, bus, speedboat and ferry.
Often called Phra Ae Beach or Had Phra Ae, Long Beach in Koh Lanta is located south of Klong Dao in the north west of the island. The beautiful white sandy beach is almost 4 kilometers long, which looks out over the Andaman Sea.
The ridiculously beautiful Koh Phi Phi islands lies in the Andaman Sea off Thailand’s western coast. Here is our guide to the best of Phi Phi Island Accommodation for all budgets and tastes.
The slight difficulty of how to get to Koh Lanta compared to some of the other islands in Koh Lanta puts some tourists off. Those who do make the journey are treated to some amazing beaches, great nightlife and activities like hiking and water sports.
There are no direct flights from Bangkok to Pattaya. But there are several other options for getting to Pattaya from Bangkok such as taking a coach, a mini bus, a taxi or a rental car.
One can go from Krabi to Phi Phi via a ferry starting at Krabi or at Ao Nang. They take 1.5 hrs to 2.5 hrs respectively.
Though it may feel tempting to spend your days sunbathing on the beach, there are plenty of Krabi attractions to keep you busy, from spectacular temples, to interesting fishing villages.
The market for hiking in Thailand is growing. With beautiful trails running along the coastline, around the islands and through the mountains and forests in the north, it’s unsurprising. Not only is the scenery spectacular, there is much culture to enjoy along the way, particularly in the north where it is possible to walk through small hill tribe villages and learn about rural life in Thailand.
Koh Lanta maybe a bit difficult to reach as compared to other hotspots such as Phuket , Koh Samui and Koh Phi Phi. But it is not less beautiful and you will find several things to do in Koh Lanta. Here is a guide.
Chiang Mai is the capital of the north. The hills, forests and rivers surrounding Chiang Mai city if an adventure playground offering all manner of sports including climbing, hiking, quad biking, zip lining, mountain biking and white water rafting. This is a guide to the Chiang Mai rafting scene.
It might be tempting to while away the days sunbathing on the beaches in Krabi, occasionally dragging yourself down to the sea to refresh, but there is plenty of activities and things to do in Krabi for those who are beach dwellers. Here is comprehensive list of what you can do in Krabi.
With so many beaches, it’s difficult for the first-time traveler to decide on which area to stay. Here’s a little guide to where to stay in Krabi.
Visitors flock to Krabi for the beautiful scenery of limestone karsts, coral reefs and the spectacular Krabi beaches. Not many places on earth offer such incredible stretches of pristine beach. Thailand doesn’t allow permanent buildings next to most of their beaches which gives them an unspoiled feeling. Listing all the beaches in Krabi with simply be impossible, but here are a few of our favorites.
There are several ways to go from Krabi airport to Ao Nang. Unauthorized taxis are not allowed into the airport, so you will have no risk of being overcharged. You can either take an authorized taxi, take a pre-booked car, hire a rental car or take one of the shuttle buses.
Lying off the coast of Krabi in the south of Thailand, snorkeling in Koh Lanta, along with diving has for decades drawn plenty of tourists from around the world. The archipelago is made up of several of islands and the Mu Koh Lanta National Park. It’s also home to the nomadic sea people called the Chao Leh.
Many people want to combine two of the best islands in Thailand on one holiday, traveling from Phuket to Koh Samui. Phuket is located just off the mainland (accessible by a bridge) and is the largest island in Thailand. As well as the excellent restaurants, nightlife, museums and temples in Phuket Town, the island acts as the gateway for visiting the smaller islets, islands and archipelagos of Phi Phi, Similan Islands and beyond.
Located in the south of Thailand, Krabi is known for its pristine beaches, towering limestone karst cliffs, turquoise waters teeming with coral, and friendly locals. With so much on offer, it’s hardly surprising that Krabi has accommodation to match. Here are some of the best places to stay in Krabi for all budgets.
Though Bangkok is an amazing and vibrant city, those on vacation most probably don’t want to spend their whole two weeks there. Heading down to one of the islands, particularly Koh Samui is a popular option, but there are many ways to travel from Bangkok to Koh Samui depending on budget, tastes and timing.
There are plenty of things to do in Phuket – restaurants, nightlife, museums and temples. Sometimes the best way to explore the area is by guided Phuket tours. Tour operators offers myriad options, usually centred around visits to the other nearby islands, adventurous activities like white-water rafting, fishing and shows. Here’s a comprehensive list of the tours available to tourists visiting Phuket Island.
Patong is a famous beach holiday area is located on Phuket Island, overlooking the Andaman Sea on the west coast. There are plenty of things to do in Patong which include the rowdy nightlife, beaches and amazing southern food that has drawn in travelers for decades. It’s perhaps most famous for the nightclubs, go-go bars and massage shops mainly lining the infamous Bangla Road, but there is plenty more to entertain travelers who aren’t in to such things.
Phuket Island is one of the visited areas of Thailand. There is much to do from exploring the jungles, visiting the temples, eating at the many Thai and international restaurants and the fantastic nightlife. However, most people come to Phuket for the beach life and snorkeling, some of the top places to experience Thailand’s marine life. Here’s a list of some of the best spots for snorkeling in Phuket.
Millions of people travel to Phuket every year. Amazing beaches, great nightlife, delicious seafood and street food and access to nearby islands are all draws. With so many tourists, it is no surprise there are myriad accommodation options on offer. Here’s a simple guide to where to stay in Phuket, from budget to luxury.
There are plenty of options including going overland across the Sarasin Bridge which joins the mainland with Phuket Island. Here are a few ways to get from Phuket to Krabi.
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One of the things to do in Phi Phi Island is to kayak its turquoise waters. Make your Thailand holiday great with this offbeat kayaking adventure.
Pai is an adventure travelers destination and a motorcycle trip from Chiang Mai to Pai is one great adventure in North Thailand.
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