As travelers, Indians give priority to their safety and soothe and don’t like to do any kind of experiments with journeys. They avoid trying unusual cuisines and don’t wish for coming out of their comfort zone. Moreover, Indians hate taking any type of risk on their vacations. Among most of the Indians, Thailand is a popular foreign destination and Bangkok and Pattaya top in the list. This article is about the lesser known places of Thailand that are studded with spectacles and novelty and give amazing blend of adventure and luxury. Visit these less popular destinations to explore the true loveliness of Thailand. Explore in detail.
Ideally situated 80 kilometers north of Bangkok, Ayutthaya is a historical destination that features stunning palaces, Buddhist temples, monasteries and statues. Most part of this city is in ruins now. Ayutthaya has seen an affluent and extensive Siamese history. During the phase of its expansion, the city developed to turn into a cosmopolitan hub of art and commerce. At present, it is a melting pot of the divine Thai arts, breathtaking culture, graceful history and unsurpassed nature’s splendor. The heritage city is sited on the banks of the Chao Phraya River and has a lot to explore in the city.
Recognized for its unforgettable past and age old elegant history, Sukhothai was established in 1238 AD as the first capital of Thailand. There are more than 100 historical attractions that one can come across on their visit. The very famous Loi Krathong festival is celebrated here. In this festival, people pour out candles and flowers into the rivers and waterways that create magical visuals. The city has two popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Sukhothai Historical Park and Si Satchanalai Historical Park. Ruins of splendid monuments are positioned against the lush green mountains, swiftly flowing rivers and lotus ponds. One can have here great shopping experiences by purchasing handcrafted necklaces, armlets, bangles and several other ornaments.
Situated 5 km away from Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai is also one of the lesser known tourist destinations of Thailand. Comprised of the ruins of ancient Thai structures, the place is visited by very less number of travelers. One can come across a number of Buddhist shrines in Chiang Rai positioned amidst the natural greenery and striking wildlife. It also forms the very famous Golden Triangle where Burma, Laos and Thailand come together. This beautiful place is located very far from the hustles and bustles of the mainstream Thailand. It also gives the opportunities to enjoy several breathtaking activities.
Famous for offering agro-tourism, Nakhon Ratchasima has an unmatched natural appeal that enhances with the affluent Khmer culture and history. The Khao Yai National Park of the Nakhon Ratchasima features 112 species of creatures and 320 species of birds along with offering remarkable trekking and camping opportunities. There is also a Phimai Historical Park that comprised of a rectangular structure having similarities with Angkor Wat. The production of the beautiful handicrafts like Dan Kwian potteries and Mat Mi silk make this place really famous. One can watch here silkworm nurturing, mushroom farming and cultivation of pulsating flowers.
Kanchanaburi is a less popular charismatic Thai province featuring dense forests, gleaming waterfalls and mountain caves. Located far from the bustling tourist spots of Thailand, it features a number of hidden gems for an adventurous spirit. Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary of this destination makes you discover the most incredible virgin forest canopies. Capture the beautiful moments of the picturesque seven tier waterfalls at Erawan National Park and then go for a visit to the Lawa Cave. The place provides escape to the people spending a tedious life. There are many places in Kanchanaburi that one can explore during their visit.
Surat Thani is another lesser known destination in Thailand that literally means the “City of Good People”. It is situated on the Central Gulf Coast of the South Thailand and features every beautiful element of nature with remarkable cultural history. Presently, it serves as the getaway of the well-known Gulf Coast Islands. The place is being witnessed by very less number of global tourists and this gives you the chance to explore more actual Thailand while relishing its delicious food, culture and sociability. There are many small restaurants in Surat Thani that serve exceptional seafood at reasonable price. On your visit to this place, you can explore beautiful local handicrafts village and folklore museum to purchase beautiful ornaments and fabrics and explore historical sections.
Koh Lanta is the biggest island of the Krabi Province, which is reasonably calm and can be travelled easily on a motorbike. Come across its breathtaking inland where one can explore dense tropical forests and beautiful culture and also come across friendly people and implausible eating zones. The beaches of this island are far more beautiful than anywhere else in Thailand. Provide solace to you with long stretches of sun-kissed beaches and their warm moving waves. The destination is also famous for enjoying a number of adventurous sports and beautiful coral reefs.