Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, in the far north of Thailand, Chiang Rai is a smaller, quieter, less touristy town than its northern neighbor Chiang Mai. Just like Chiang Mai though, Chiang Rai has a popular (though much smaller) night bazaar. Those who are more early birds than night owls though might want to try a visit to Chiang Mai’s morning market instead.
The Phi Phi Islands lay 60 kilometers south of the more popular and accessible island of Phuket and are a popular destination for travelers to Thailand – particularly among backpackers. Phi Phi Don is the main island and this is where you’ll find the Phi Phi viewpoint.
If you’re traveling to northern Thailand you’re almost certainly planning on spending some time in the city of Chiang Mai, perhaps as a base for trekking into the wilderness and visiting some of the local hill tribes. While you’re there it’s well worth taking a drive out to Mon Cham, part of the Nong Hoi Royal Project and arguably the best place in Chiang Mai province for lunch with a (spectacular) view.
You may associate the island of Phuket with beaches, crystal clear waters, scuba diving, and some pretty lively nightlife – but it’s also the home of the newest Escape Hunt location, so you can now mix up the beach lounging and partying with some old fashioned murder mystery entertainment.
Most people have heard of the floating markets in and around Bangkok, but many more tourists flock to the gigantic floating market in Pattaya too. Located on on Sukhumvit Road, Pattaya Floating Market is the ideal place to get away from the mayhem of Pattaya city. This huge market spans some 100,000 square meters and is divided up into four sections. Each section represents the culture, food, and traditions of the north, northeast, central, and southern regions of Thailand.