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Top Things to Do in Lamphun, Thailand: Less Than 1hr from Chiang Mai with Turquoise Waterfall and Tribal Karen Village

Lamphun, Northern Thailand When it comes to Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Pai (in Mae Hong Son province) are generally at the top of travelers' dream destination list. However, the North has ample more to offer, and ancient Lamphun is definitely one of the most precious hidden gems. Located just less than an […]

Top Things to Do in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand: Pink Dolphins, Shadow Puppets and Thailand’s Purest Ozone

Nakhon Si Thammarat, Southern Thailand In recent years, Nakhon Si Thammarat (also called Muang Kon or just Nakhon) has kind of gotten on tourists’ radar thanks to Kiriwong Village, the place with the purest ozone in Thailand. Well, emphasis on “kind of”. The rest of the southern city remains underexplored, but it’s actually packed with […]

Top Things to Do in Chanthaburi, Thailand: Ocean Avenue, Gem Market, & Gigantic Floating Rock

Chanthaburi is a seaside hidden gem with so much potential. From quiet beaches and waterfalls surrounded by forests to quaint riverside and seaside communities and an otherworldly rock mountain for Buddhist pilgrims, the eastern city has got all kinds of traveler covered. These are some of the underappreciated grandeurs of Chanthaburi, but the city is […]

Top Things to Do in Sa Kaeo, Thailand: Khmer Temple, Bat-Filled Temple Cave and Water Buffalo Agricultural School

Sa Kaeo, Eastern Thailand Planning for Thai-Cambodian border crossing and continuing to Siem Reap and the Angkor Archaeological Park? Head to Aranyaprathet District in Sa Kaeo. However, Aranyaprathet’s popularity seems to have overshadowed the rest of the city. Many travelers simply pass Sa Kaeo without exploring its historic and natural beauty or maybe just shop […]

Top Things to Do in Rayong, Thailand: Samet Island, Seafood by the Shore, and Field of Gold

Rayong, Eastern Thailand Long popular among locals looking for a paradise island near Bangkok, Rayong has become synonymous with Koh Samet Island. It’s such a pity because the eastern seaside city has a lot to offer, not only naturally but also culturally. While enjoying the aquamarine sea, sandy beaches and yummy seafood on Koh Samet […]

Top Things to Do in Trat, Thailand: Island Hopper’s Paradise with Coconut Trees, Cultures, and Deer

Trat, Eastern Thailand The far east of Thailand, Trat borders the Gulf of Thailand to the south and Cambodia to the east. Its location makes for a convenient transit point between Thailand and Cambodia’s popular beach resort, Sihanoukville, as well as other up-and-coming destinations like Battambang. However, the city is far more than a transportation […]

Top Things to Do in Satun, Thailand: Sea Gypsy Village, Prisoner-Turned-Marine Park and Crystal Clear Ocean

Satun, Southern Thailand Satun might be a speck on Thailand’s map, but the southern city has some of the most stunning islands and beaches in the whole country. It has plenty of great diving spots, but what’s above the water is as gorgeous. Many islands have unique rock and stone formations. There’s a beach full […]

Top Things to Do in Trang, Thailand: To-Die-for Snorkeling Spots, Diverse Cuisine and 200-Year-Old Weaving Culture

Trang, Southern Thailand Southern Thailand is the ultimate dream destination for sea, sand and sun seekers, but where to? If you ask a local for recommendation, Trang will definitely be one of the answers and rightfully so. While Phuket, Samui and Krabi are obvious choices, Trang is still a hidden gem among foreign travelers. Its […]

Top Things to Do in Suphan Buri, Thailand: Buffalo Village, Buddhist Hell and Magical Raft House

Suphan Buri, Central Thailand Suphan Buri is a small city with a lot of history. Dating back to over 1,000 years ago, the city thankfully retains its idyllic charms and historic sites. Situated just a couple of hours from Bangkok, the city consists of mostly peaceful communities and rice fields, complete with friendly locals. Apart […]

Top Things to Do in Ratchaburi, Thailand: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Vibrant Ceramic Jungle and Hot Spring

Ratchaburi, Central Thailand “Ratchaburi… Where?” That’s probably going to be many travelers’ immediate response once they hear the name. The quaint western city is actually home to one of the world’s most famous floating markets, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. The charmingly heavy canal traffic at Damnoen Saduak Floating Market has graced countless tourism ads, postcards […]

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