Beyond Bangkok – Where to Travel in Thailand: From the Mountains to the Beaches

Travel Tips

Explore More of Thailand from the North to the South

While you can spend days and countless meals in Bangkok, the rest of Thailand is worth exploring from the northern green mountains down to the southern coastal beaches. Every part of the country is packed with culture, natural beauty, and amazing local cuisine.

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is one of the most popular destinations in Thailand because of its mountainous scenery, northern culture and cuisine, night markets, elephants, and more. Luxury resorts transport you into the beauty of the lush green mountains and prolific rice paddies. Nearby, the town center preserves its temples and night market culture alongside a modern appreciation for art, coffee, and cafes.

Formerly the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai, the Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai luxury resort is set along gorgeous rice paddies. Five-star accommodations take you away from all the bustle and chaos of the local and tourist crowds into a natural retreat-like environment
Rain or shine, the night markets of Chiang Mai are some of the most popular things to do when visiting the north. You can sample a wide array of savory and sweet street food snacks and shop for local souvenirs from artisans and vendors

 

Phuket

Thailand’s beaches are another popular draw for travelers to the country. Phuket is one of the most traveled to destinations in the country with its own international airport because of its gorgeous coastal beaches. While the destination may have a budget travel and party atmosphere in the city center, most luxury resorts attract luxury travelers to enjoy the waters exclusively on their five-star quality properties.

Relax at the beach or at your resort’s pool. Phuket is all about complete relaxation under the sun. There are beaches and resorts all along the coast, some are a few minutes from the airport while others are a few hours away

 

Koh Samui

If you want to enjoy Thailand’s waters away from the crowds, Koh Samui is a great option for travelers. Or, if you want to party under the full moon with backpackers and a party crowd, Koh Samui is also your destination. The island has it all for a great balance of a beach getaway and a good time.

Endless beauty in Koh Samui. The small island has the best brands of luxury resorts all around the shores to capture the best views of the waters and surrounding islands. You can fully enjoy exclusivity and seclusion for the perfect getaway
Angthong Marine Park. One of the highlights during your stay in Koh Samui is a day trip by boat to this amazing marine park where you will pass by formations of small islands and lagoons. The trip includes beach time on secluded islands, snorkeling, and hiking

 


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