These vibrant natural landscapes, lively cultural spaces, and sparkling hotels are all must-sees (and must-stays) in Thailand according to the experts at Expedia.com.au.
Khao Sok National Park
Located in Surat Thani province, Khao Sok National Park is carpeted with thick rainforest, freshwater lakes dotted with islands, and towering limestone cliffs. Sign up with a local guide for a single or multi-day jungle trek.
At a length of 1666m, this cave system in northern Thailand is one of the largest in the world. With the Nam Lang river flowing through it, one of the best ways to explore its enormous caverns is to punt downstream on a bamboo raft.
Red Lotus Sea
No exaggeration, Nong Han Kumphawapi Lake is literally covered with pretty red and pink lotus flowers. If you’re travelling with a special someone, this is a great place to visit.
Looking to take an epic selfie? Park yourself in front of the Grand Palace and snap away. This royal residence is one of the most recognizable buildings in the world. The complex also includes gardens and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
If you’re travelling in eastern Thailand, it’s a good bet you’ll be near a Khmer temple. Some of the more well-known include Prasat Sdok Kok Thom, Prasat Hin Phanom Rung, and Phimai Historical Park.
It doesn’t really matter whether you venture down this street in Bangkok’s Chinatown in the middle of the day or the middle of the night, there’s always something to do. Eat weird and wonderful street food, drink local beer, and haggle like you’ve never haggled before.
Damnoen Saduak market is Bangkok’s most famous floating market and there are several other smaller more authentic choices to explore. At Damnoen you can browse for souvenirs, cheap clothes and tasty takeaway by long tail boat and canoe instead of shopping trolleys!
PLUS three rather incredible hotels…
Royal Cliff Resort Pattaya
This enormous cliff-top resort has 11 restaurants and one of the largest lagoon swimming pools you’ll ever see!
Bodhi Serene Chiang Mai
This gorgeous boutique hotel sits inside Chiang Mai’s old city walls, nestled amongst old temples bringing back centuries of culture and blessings.
Wora Bura Hua Hin Resort & Spa
Hua Hin is Thailand’s first seaside resort town and the style of this grand hotel reflects the early colonial style.