Sun-kissed Koh Lanta is the ideal Thai island for that perfect blend between convenience and blissful relaxation. It’s a large island, particularly compared to nearby Koh Phi Phi, and so is free from crowds, with plenty of space to stretch out on the beach or roam around exploring. It seems a shame to only limit yourself to one day in Koh Lanta, but if that’s all you’ve got, here’s what not to miss.
If it’s a little romance you’re looking for, you can’t go far wrong with a trip to Koh Samui. With its luxury spas, lavish hotels, and gorgeous beaches, Koh Samui is the ideal island for a romantic couples holiday or a honeymoon. Here are some ideas to ignite the romance once you get there.
Sure, there are great shopping opportunities all over Thailand, but for handicrafts and unique gifts, save your money for Chiang Mai. Aside from the markets, shopping centers, boutiques, and gallery style shops, the northern city is also surrounded by a number of factories and workshops, where you can watch your items being made before you buy. It’s a lot to take in, even for the most avid of shopaholics, so here’s a guide to the best shopping in Chiang Mai.
Chiang Rai is the ideal destination for a winter escape. A cool climate and a relaxed atmosphere, combined with fascinating attractions and some stunning natural scenery make, this region irresistible come the winter season. Usually beginning around mid-October and winding up at the end of February, here are just a few things not to miss in Chiang Rai in winter.
Many mistake Phuket as simply a tourist-centric beach getaway, but the island has a rich and fascinating history, having been on well-established trade routes since ancient times. Glimpses of the old Phuket can be found all around the island, usually away from the crowded beach areas. Get yourself up to speed with the local history at these must-see museums in Phuket.
If you find yourself in Chiang Mai, taking a trip to Mon Jam in the Mae Rim district is worth your while. Located around a 40-minute drive from Chiang Mai, you’ll find this scenic viewpoint in the village of Mong Nong Hoi. Here’s why you shouldn’t miss it: