• Mae Sa Valley – Chiang Mai
  • Saa Paper and Umbrella Handicraft Center – Chiang Mai
  • Doi Inthanon – the highest spot in Thailand (2,565.3341 m)
  • Hintok River Camp
  • Tha Pom Khlong Song Nam

Pong Yup

Pong Yup in Ratchaburi province is an interesting geological feature in the middle of rural Suan Phueng. While it is small it used to be an interesting stop while spending a weekend or so in one of the countless resorts in Suan Phueng. The whole area is not big and a walk around the area including taking some photos etc will most likely not take more than 30 minutes. Somehow…

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Baan Hom Thian

In the middle of the green Suan Phueng region in the west of Ratchaburi province you can visit a beautiful candle shop called Baan Hom Thian (something like “house of the scented candles’). Baan Hom Thian is not just a simple building in which a shop is located. The whole is like a small park with a number of smaller shops for candles, souvenirs, food and drinks. This all is build on a…

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Farm Chokchai

Worth a visit when you are near the Khao Yai National Park is Farm Chokchai. Also as a day trip from Bangkok this is worthwhile. Farm Chokchai is a well run and very large dairy farm. It actually has been repeatedly awarded by the Tourism Authority of Thailand. In 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2013 it received an Award of Excellence. Visitors can take a tour and see where/how the cows are…

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Palio Khao Yai

On the north side of the Khao Yai National Park you can find various nice hotels and resorts as well as the Palio Khao Yai shopping destination. I did not call it a shopping mall or similar as this place is setup as a small Italian village. While maybe a bit strange to find an Italian village in the middle of Thailand it has a certain charm. The Thai people…

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