Explore Thailand Off The Beaten Track


Explore Thailand Off The Beaten Track
Discover the real Thailand with these four incredible lesser-known destinations. Relax on the ultimate wellness holiday without the crowds.

As amazing as travelling is, sometimes the large number of tourists in popular destinations can be a little overwhelming. Thankfully, there are several locations in Thailand that you can visit to escape the crowds while still ensuring you still get the relaxing wellness holiday this stunning country is known for. Add one of these four lesser-known destinations to your Thailand bucket list.

Trat | East Thailand

Full of lush natural resources, Trat is not only breathtakingly beautiful but perfect for a romantic getaway due to its secluded nature. A laidback atmosphere makes for a relaxing holiday, where visitors can enjoy swimming, snorkelling and diving. Mu Koh Chang Marine Park contains a number of stunning islands, including Koh Chang, Koh Kood and Koh Mak. Each island is blessed with scenic bays, quiet sandy beaches and crystal-clear water. Soneva Kiri in Koh Kood is a great accommodation option for the conscious traveller. One of Thailand’s best luxury eco resorts, it is also home to a luxury spa, unique Treepod dining and an exciting observatory.

Chiang Rai | Northern Thailand

Chiang Rai encapsulates the beauty that Thailand is best known for. The mountainous region contains jaw-dropping natural landscapes, stunning highlands, winding rivers and remote hill tribe villages perfect for exploring and capturing that sought-after Instagram shot. This is a great place to visit if you’re looking to go on a few scenic drives while also embarking on more adventurous activities. Cruise down the Kok River, stroll the bustling Mae Sai Market and experience local traditions at one of the many historic villages. Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort is a fabulous place to stay with incredible mountain views, an enormous pool and an onsite elephant camp.

Cha-am & Hua Hin | Southern Thailand

Just a short trip from Bangkok, Cha-am and Hua Hin are ideal destinations for beach lovers, be that a family or a couple. Dozens of dazzling beaches, fascinating temples and mountaintop views will keep visitors satisfied. Experience a vibrant night market, thrill yourself at a waterpark or horse ride down the shore of one of the pristine bays. Foodies can enjoy the diverse range of fine dining year-round, before relaxing with a massage on the beach. Luxury wellness resorts such as Chiva Som guarantee a restful, wholesome trip centred around the concept of wellness.

Khao Yai | Southern Thailand

Nature enthusiasts will love Khao Yai, which is only a short distance from busy Bangkok. Be amazed by the breathtaking waterfalls of Thailand’s first national park and see monkeys, elephants and deer in the flesh as you explore the 2,000 square kilometres of Khao Yai National Park. More than fifty hiking trails provide travellers with ample opportunity to experience the ruggedly beautiful natural landscapes of Thailand. There’s more to Khao Yai than just scenery, however. It also happens to be Thailand’s best wine region, with plenty of wineries available for touring and sampling local produce.

Visit amazingthailand.com.au to plan your getaway.



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