10 Thailand Travel Secrets For Planning A Thailand Itinerary

Planning a visit to Thailand and not sure where to go, perhaps these 10 travel ideas can point you in the right direction.

1) Around The Area Of Hua Hin (Beautiful Tranquil Beach)

There are plenty of places to visit around the area of Hua Hin, but for beautiful beaches combined with peace and tranquility the area around Pranbury is hard to beat. Visit here during the week and it is virtually desolate. You can order your drinks and tasty snacks on the beach from the attendant’s.

2) Ranong (Natural Hot Springs)

Ranong is very close to the border of Myanmar (formerly Burma), and in fact only separated by an estuary. High on the list for a visit to Ranong should be the natural hot springs. The water is hot enough to boil an egg and has proven healing qualities. In fact is often prescribed as a form of treatment in the region by Doctors. There are 3 main spring pools named Father pool, Mother pool and Child pool. This is located in Raksawarin Forest Park, Raksawarin Park, Arboretum about 2 kilometers outside of Ranong Town itself. Feel utterly revitalised among the full health facilities and available packages.

3) Doi Inthanon (Highest Point In Thailand ,The North, Chiang Mai Province)

If ั you are in the area of Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand then make sure you visit Doi Inthanon Thailand’s highest mountain. The park is 1,005 square kilometers and is part of a mountain range that stretches across Neapl, Bhutan, Myanmar and northern Thailand.Fantastic waterfalls, dense forest and wild birds and plenty of great picnic areas

4) Phu Chi Fa  (Mountain, North, Chiang Rai Province)

In the morning  visit Phu Chi Fa a mountain in the Chiang Rai province (chi means point in Thai) this is best viewed very early in the morning to see the sunrise. Below the valley is covered with a blanket of fog, but as the fog lifts you can see both the Maekhong River and way in to Laos. These are absolutely fantastic views and a must see.

5) Explore Mae Hong Son (Northern Thailand)

In the morning rise bright and early and visit the busy morning market, where you can  take a glimpse at the buying and selling of food, flowers and spices between the villagers and local towns people.In the afternoon  take a riverboat tour to the karen hill tribe village. These people are a Burmese people and are better known as the long-necked karen as they extend their necks using brass rings. The scenery en route is absolutely fantastic amongst a mountainous background as you continue to explore the beautiful province of Mae Hong Son.

6) The Natural Lakes Of Pang Ung (Mae Hong Son, Northern Thailand)

From the town of Mae Hong Son the next stop should be a trip to Pang Ung. If you are a someone who enjoys nature and tranquility then you have found your haven. Once again make sure you go early in the morning to view the mist clearing before the sun comes up, this is simply stunning. A very romantic setting of natural lakes surrounded by mountains and bamboo houses. This is such a beautiful area.

7) National Museum, Bangkok

Don’t rush to leave Bangkok make sure you take in the capitals highlights and there are plenty of them. For those wanting to learn about the history and culture of Thailand head for the National Museum. Getting to know a country and it’s people can be a long process, but a good start can be made by a spell at the National Museum and it is located closely with the temples of Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Pho. So it is very convenient.

8) Amazing China Town, Yaowarat Road, Bangkok

The place is a true gourmet delight for food lovers especially in the evening with food vendors and all sorts of street side cuisine. There are also Chinese medicine shops, stacks of gold shops, fabric stores and temples with Wat Traimit (temple of the golden Buddha being very popular). The best thing to do in China Town is take your time, wander, see the sights and soak up the atmosphere. Check out the narrow alley ways whilst still keeping an eye on that vehicle getting closer that you think is surely not coming down this road as there is no room? Yes it is…. Amazing.

9) Lumphini Park (Silom /Sala Daeng Area Bangkok)

Located a stone’s throw away from Silom subway station and Sala Daeng sky train is the very impressive Lumphini Park.The park is an escape to peace and tranquillity outside of the hustle and bustle of Bangkok whilst still being in Bangkok. It is also the largest and most popular park in the capital. The park has a very large artificial lake where you can rent out pedal boats and some nice shaded and woodland areas to move out of the sun when required and that is essential. Free exercise machines based around the park as well for the energetic and plenty of quiet spots for the romantic.

10) Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) – Phanom Rung Stone Castle (Buriram Province) North Eastern Culture

Korat is the short name for Nakhon Ratchasima and more commonly used. Korat is another of Thailand’s major cities and the gateway to the north – east of Thailand (Isaan).  The main highlight in the north east for me is just soaking up the local culture, but attraction wise then certainly Phimai Stone castle in the Buriram district is well worth a visit. The stone castle was built-in sandstone between the 10th and 13th centuries. It is a temple complex on the edge of an extinct volcano approximately 400 m above sea level.

For More Travel Tips

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http://www.engagingthailand.com/Thailandtraveltips.html

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5 thoughts on “10 Thailand Travel Secrets For Planning A Thailand Itinerary

    1. What a great info to me anyway I’ve no idea about all these places,so many’s places I haven’t been or know anything about..good stuff khun Trev,thank you for all your efforts to shared all these wonderful knowlegde to me anyway;-)I do appreciated with all my heart..

  1. I’ve been to Thailand several times before for my Thai travel but I’ve only visited the National Museum and China Town in Bangkok. I like mountain trekking so I hope I can check out Doi Inthanon next time!:)

    1. Hi Devils Den,
      Thanks for your comment. For a start you have been to a couple of cracking places in Bangkok already, but I am sure you will love the North.
      The area of the North is fantastic for those who love mountain region, spectacular sights and nature. Check out the whole loop bit if you get
      chance of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Mae Hong Son of course including Doi Inthanon. I am sure you will love it.

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