Thailand seems to be the place where people go to escape the usual humdrum and fall back in love with their lives. There’s a good reason, though, as this incredible country is filled with some of the most beautiful places to see. You may never want to come home.
White Temple, Chiang Rai
There are many temples all around the world, but none are quite like the White Temple in Chiang Rai. The buildings were designed back in 1997, and the intricate details on them all have kept many of us interested over the years. From the garden of reaching hands to the animals lining every part of the temple, it seems as though there’s no end to the breathtaking additions that have been crafted in this area.
Koh Tao is a little island found off the Gulf of Thailand and has become known for its dive spots – and plenty of drinking. However, there’s so much more to this beautiful space than meets the eye. We love the fact the island is filled with a whole host of locations, including Sai Daeng beach, where you can take in the serenity, and Mango Bay View Point, where you can see across the island for miles around.
Of course, many of us have heard tales of Bangkok over the years, but could this be the time to put the city on your bucket list? The short answer: yes! It’s important to note that travel insurance is a legal requirement before traveling to Thailand, but that extra layer of safety means you should be able to take in the bustling city without worrying too much about pickpockets. You can enjoy sights from the Chatuchak Market to Lumpini Park and everything in between. Who knew there could be so much beauty hidden within the walls of the city?
If you love yoga or getting flexible, then the chances are you’ll want to take a visit to Pai Canyon. The area is filled with waterfalls, including one you can slide down, as well as a yoga studio, and even a circus school. Have no fear if you want to get one of those iconic yoga snaps on your travels. Performing yoga outside gets us one step closer to nature, and trying out some simpler poses is the perfect place to start before you bend into those more advanced positions.
Doi Chiang Dao
If you want to reach whole new heights, then Doi Chiang Dao could be the answer. It’s the highest peak in the region and the third-tallest in Thailand, meaning you get quite the view from above. If you’re new to hiking, planning out your route is the best place to start to ensure you have the best day. From there, you can focus on the gorgeous forests and camping sites that pave your way to the top.
Doi Inthanon National Park
This is one of the most popular national parks in the country, and for a good reason. Doi Inthanon National Park is filled with tiny villages, waterfalls, and some incredible spots to watch all the local birds that use the open space to take flight. To top it off, there are several trails that are ripe for exploring for hours at a time.
It can easily be reached by public transport, and it’s best to visit in the rainy season between May and November if you want to see the waterfalls in full flow.
Although Thailand has become known for its incredible beaches, there is so much more to this Asian country than meets the eye. Have more hidden wonders to add to the list? Be sure to leave your suggestions in the comments down below.