7. Sam Roi Yot National Park, Central Thailand
Dramatic peaks, virgin beaches, picturesque fishing villages, huge caves, and even a jungle can all be seen here. This national park, also known as the Mountains with 300 Peaks, is breathtakingly beautiful. Its best known location is the Phraya Nakhon cave, which contains a Buddhist shrine and is open at the top, allowing the sun’s rays to shine in. The best time to see the cave’s illuminated throne is between 10.30 and 11 am.
8. Erawan Falls, Central Thailand
Erawan Park is a three-hour drive from Bangkok. Its signature feature is its breath-taking waterfalls, among the most beautiful in Thailand. The Erawan Falls drop down seven “stairs” that create beautiful pools beckoning visitors to come in and enjoy the water. The surrounding green jungle adds an atmosphere of seclusion and privacy. Don’t forget your swimsuit!
9. Kaeng Krachan Reserve, Central Thailand
The biggest nature reserve in Thailand is a two-hour drive from Bangkok. Spread over an area of 1,865 square miles, it’s full of waterfalls, rivers, caves, a plethora of wild animals, and rich plant life. It has something for everyone, from trekking lovers to families with small children. If you happen to love nature and enjoy walking, swimming, and amazing views, then you should definitely check out this place.
10. Holy City Hill (Phra Nakhon Khiri), Central Thailand
The holy city is Phetchaburi, one of the most ancient in Thailand. It’s most interesting location is Holy City Hill, a complex of temples found on three hills above the city. There are also palaces and even an observatory. If that’s not enough for you, you can enjoy the stunning gardens between the temples. You’ll probably spot a few of the monkeys allowed to run freely in the area.
11. Khao Lak, South Thailand
This is the name of an area containing several beautiful villages. There are plenty of wonderful beaches with crystal-clear water, white sand, and mountain views for you to enjoy. Because this is a vacation area with a superb reputation, you’ll find great hotels and plenty of places to dine, with many of these being located right on the beach.
12. Koh Hong Island
Thailand has been blessed with several incredible islands, and it’s very hard to choose between them. So, rather than tell you about the famous ones you already know about, here’s one you may not have heard of. Koh Hong Island in southern Thailand is know for its sapphire-blue waters, white sandy beaches, stunning lagoons in which you can enjoy a kayak tour, and many other adventures. This little gem can fulfill your tropical island fantasy.