The Big Buddha Temple, known locally as Wat Phra Yai, is home to Koh Samui’s famous Big Buddha statue. Overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, the Big Buddha statue sits atop its own small island in the northeastern part of Koh Samui and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region.
Perched atop a mountain just 15 kilometers from the city of Chiang Mai, Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep is one of the most sacred temples in northern Thailand. This, along with the grandeur of the temple building and stories of its mythical origins, attracts both Thai and foreign visitors from far and wide.
The great thing about the best viewpoints in Phuket is that you don’t have to go too far to find most of them. If you’ve got a means of transport you can easily visit the best viewpoints in Phuket by jumping in a hire car and setting off to explore.
Doi Inthanon National Park spans a huge area, covering three districts in the Chiang Mai province. The park is the source of many of northern Thailand’s rivers and is home to some spectacular waterfalls, not to mention the tallest mountain in Thailand, Doi Inthanon itself.
The nightlife in Chiang Mai caters well to the broad spectrum of visitors who find themselves heading up to ‘The Rose of the North.’ Bars, clubs and live music venues are the central focus of the nightlife in Chiang Mai, but you can just as easily find yourself shopping, or in a more relaxed spot enjoying a quiet meal and a few drinks.