When I planned to visit Thailand, I didn’t expect it to be all empty. I knew that the real picture of the touristy place is going to be quite different as many people visit Thailand every year. So, I did my own research to find out some of the hidden gems of this country.
In case you are traveling to Thailand and want to experience something completely different, check out the prepared list of hidden gems. But before you plan your trip to Thailand, make sure you have all the necessary documents to travel to the country. You will for sure need a Visa that you can acquire from Thailand Visa.
With this resource, you can find the hidden gems that I enjoyed most:
Tourists who visit Thailand usually visit Phi Phi Island. However, I prefer staying away from places that are crowded.
Back up and give me my personal space, please!
Since I like white sandy beaches, I decided to head to Koh Mak. This is located inside the National Marine Park. Since this is privately owned, you might not find too many night clubs or resorts around, which proved to be a good thing for me. Although some people might get bored, if you throw me on an island with a nice beach, I’m all set for the day!
Here are a few other things you can do:
- If you want, you can visit the museum to check out some of the quirky antiques.
- I love water sports and this place allowed me to go kayaking and windsurfing.
- If you want to explore the island and spend leisure time, you can rent a bicycle or a motorbike.
- Get boozy on the beach!
Let’s just say there are an AMPLE amount of opportunities here.
This place is EVERYTHING!
It is a land of a Buddhist temple, beautiful national parks, and historic monuments. Lampang is a town in Thailand where you can attain peace and tranquility – mhm, both at the same time. Once I landed here, he greenery all around filled my heart with happiness. I spend time going around the tranquil Buddhist temples. Apart from this, I visited many museums that offered me a glimpse the rich and complex history of this place.
I love waterfalls and the one at Chae Son National Park truly excited me. The hot springs are just waiting for you to take a dip.
This is a town that is filled with national and historical parks, mountains, forests, and rivers. If you love nature, like me, you should definitely visit this place. I came across two national parks and each of them is beautiful in their own way. ‘Nam Nao National Park’ or the ‘Forest of Changing Color’ is called so because it changes its color all through the year according to the season. As you hike or bike through this park, you might come across tigers, sun bears, (mhm, they exist) leopards, and black bears.
Another national park is the Thung Salaeng Luang National Park. This too is a must-visit. The bird-life of this place got me truly excited. It made my trip worthwhile.
Thailand is GREAT, but definitely make sure you venture out. This huge country has a ton to offer outside of the Phi Phi Islands and Bangkok.