Hidden Places Of Thailand: Thailand is not only the beaches of Pattaya and Phuket, but also the mango forests and “Avatar mountains” located in the province of Krabi, the fruit paradise of the town of Rayong, treasures of Chiang Mai temples and other magical unexplored places located in different parts of the kingdom.
Thailand is one of the favorite beach destinations for tourists, but only seasoned travelers know that it is a fusion of culture, history, wildlife and a “place of spiritual power.” YouTravel.me, a travel booking service, has collected a guide to the most unexplored and unusual places in Thailand from experienced organizers of author’s tours for the “Subtleties of Tourism”.
Thailand is not only the beaches of Pattaya and Phuket , but also the mango forests and “Avatar mountains” located in the province of Krabi , the fruit paradise of the town of Rayong , treasures of Chiang Mai temples and other unexplored places, different parts of the kingdom.
Province of Krabi
Krabi is a province on the southwest coast of Thailand, known to experienced travelers for its mango forests, sheer limestone cliffs and Railay Beach, which is one of the top 10 beaches in the world.
Artyom has been living in Thailand for 5 years and conducts his own tours to hidden places: “This beach is famous for its azure water and the fact that because of its unknown, you can feel like a real Neanderthal, feel a complete merger with the wild nature. Also in the province of Krabi there are “Avatar mountains”, which in their beauty resemble the magic forests from the movie of the same name. ” Here you can also get acquainted with temples, caves where monkeys live, with hot springs and emerald lakes.
In one of the temples, special meditations are held; during sunset, a beautiful panorama of the mountains opens up. Local yogis consider this time to be the most suitable time for metta meditation (“loving kindness”), which helps to establish contact with your feelings and achieve complete inner harmony. According to local residents, this place is one of the most beautiful and unexplored in Thailand.
Mae Hong Son
Maehongson is the capital of the kingdom’s northernmost and sparsely populated province. The town is not very popular among tourists, however, in the understanding of the indigenous people, it is the historical center of northern Thailand. Here you can still stumble upon the Karelians, who are very different from the southern Thais and are one of the rarest peoples in the world. They wear rings around their necks, they have very unusual rituals and ceremonies. The city also has the most winding serpentine road in the world, consisting of 1,864 turns. On this road is located the most profound cave of Southeast Asia , and along the way you can see many waterfalls and, of course, the famous rice fields, striking in their complex structure and beauty.
Chiang Mai is another northern treasury. Over 300 Buddhist temples are located here on a relatively small territory, so every traveler who comes here feels a calm and relaxed atmosphere. In one of the temples, you can see a monk sitting in a glass box in a state of Samadhi. In the spring of 1949, he was struck by an incurable disease, and, according to one version, the monk’s soul in meditation left the body, leaving it incorruptible, which showed the infinity of human capabilities.
Chiang Mai is especially attractive during religious holidays, when all the temples are decorated with bright colors and fabrics, and their courtyards are filled with stalls with traditional street food. Since vegetables are grown in this town, the portions of salads, according to travel expert Yulia, are perhaps the largest in Thailand.
Chiang Mai is also considered one of the most popular places to work and live for freelancers and remote workers. It is full of cozy coworking spaces, low cost of living and a large number of interesting people from all over the world. The best stop for productive work!
Rayong is a fruit paradise located in the eastern part of Thailand, 220 km from Bangkok and 65 km from Pattaya. Rayong is a 100-kilometer coastline with so many small, secluded beaches that every traveler will definitely be able to find a secluded and peaceful corner away from the noise. The resort is attractive not only for its beaches, but also because it bears the status of the fruit capital of Thailand.
The organizer of the author’s tours Julia says: “The season here starts in May and lasts until the end of July. At this time, the province holds the brightest festivals dedicated to various local fruits: for example, durian or rambutan. During this period, all fruit lovers have a chance to taste freshly picked, delicious fruits of the best quality. “
Sukhothai is a province of Thailand located in the central part of the country, it is important in terms of history and culture. The city was built in the 8th century and has survived to this day in all its glory and majesty. It is the cultural and political heritage of Sukhothai that has become the foundation of modern Thailand. Artem, the organizer of the author’s tours: “It will be interesting even for those who are not very fond of the history and culture of ancient civilizations, since numerous ruins and temples of the city are part of the UNESCO heritage. The main attraction of the city is the 11-meter figure of Buddha, whose hands are covered with thousands of thin gold plates donated by the pilgrims of the Wat Sichum temple. “