If the name Sanctuary of Truth sounds lofty and grand, it’s fitting. Made entirely of wood, this mighty structure sits right on the beach in the northern part of Pattaya. Here’s why you should pay it a visit.
Just moments from the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, Warorot Market couldn’t be more different from its nighttime neighbor. For one thing, Warorot Market is an early riser, opening in the morning and building a steady momentum until it’s a hive of busy daytime activity. It’s also much more of a local experience than the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, catering to locals but attracting curious, bargain-hunting tourists nonetheless.
If you ever find yourself in Krabi Town, you’d be forgiven for thinking there’s not much going on at first glance. It’s a chilled out market town, not especially easy on the eye, and most people simply use it as a launchpad to the south islands nearby. Look a little deeper though and you’ll find that not only does it have its own distinct brand of local rustic charm, but that there are in fact plenty of things to do in Krabi Town.
Trekking is one of the most dangerous activities you can take part in in Northern Thailand – but not for the reason you might think. Nope, it’s not treacherous conditions, nor menacing animals, nor unwelcoming tribes. The danger in trekking in the popular hiking hotspot of Northern Thailand is the high risk of disappointment from overcrowded trails, tourist gimmicks, exploitation of local villagers, shoddy tour operators, and total lack of flora and fauna sightings. We were determined not to fall victim to any of them. So we booked Viator’s Opium Trail Trek through Doi Suthep National Park, and braced ourselves.
I arrive in Krabi with one major goal in mind: climb the world-renowned limestone rocks of southern Thailand. Images of classic long-tail boats decorated with colored ribbons and fresh flowers fill my mind. I can’t wait to set my eyes on those piercing blue-green waters from high above on Viator’s Climbing at Railay Beach tour.