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Written by Rahul on September 18, 2020 Share on

5 Offbeat Places to Visit in Thailand in 2021

Thailand is a country that is culturally integrated with beautiful landscapes. It is a location that every traveller should at least visit once in their lifetime. With many beautiful places and wonderful landscapes, it is to an extent one of the most beautiful places in the world. Many mainstream locations are there to visit which will be at places that every other traveller would have travelled to. Majorly known for its beautiful beaches, magnificent palaces, shopping areas and temples with great architecture, Thailand has many places to go out and explore. This absolutely magnificent country also has may unexplored places that will blow your mind. So, here are the offbeat places to visit in Thailand.

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Offbeat places to visit in Thailand
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5 Offbeat Places to Visit in Thailand

Thailand is one place that is very famous amongst tourists. But many tourists only visit all the mainstream tourist places. But there are some very good tourist places that many do not visit. These are some of the offbeat tourist places in Thailand. This will help you see the great country in a totally different light. Check out all the offbeat places in Thailand.

  • Wat Mae Kaet Noi – Buddhist Hell Temple
  • Sam Phan Bok – Grand Canyon of Thailand
  • Wat Pariwar
  • Wat Rong Khun – White Temple
  • Death Railway – Kanchanaburi

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1. Wat Mae Kaet Noi – Buddhist Hell Temple

You would have visited some of the most beautiful and peaceful Buddhist temples in Thailand. But what we are talking about here is something bizarre. Thailand welcomes you to hell. This temple was but for the main purpose of letting the people know their sin and the consequences of these sins after their death. You will be able to view large size statues and figurines showing some of the gruesome punishments depicting hell. Many of these look very real so you might even see known faces here. This is a very weird place, and one of the best offbeat places to visit in Thailand that provides a very different experience.

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2. Sam Phan Bok – Grand Canyon of Thailand

One of the most offbeat places in Thailand, Sam Phan Bok is a place that can be visited only during certain months. Addressed as the “Grand Canyon of Thailand”, it is situated in the middle of the River Khong. This is an islet that drowns during flood times. The surface erosion is due to the circular currents underwater of the Khong River. This erosion has led to the formation of 3000 or more small basins. The name “Sam Phan” in Thai and “Bok” in Lao means small basins. This is a spectacular beauty that should be visited during its best times. This is one of the offbeat places to visit in Thailand.

Sam Phan Bok – Grand Canyon of Thailand, Offbeat places to visit in Thailand
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3. Wat Pariwar

From the outside, it appears to be a normal huge old building, a mainstream Buddhist temple. But that is not what Wat Pariwar is all about. Inside are some of the most unique colourful idols with some quirky touch to it. The interiors are just bliss but wait, that’s not it. To everyone’s surprise, you will also be able to view statues and figurines of famous personalities like Che Guevara, Albert Einstein, Captain America, Batman, Superman and many more. But the one who steals all the limelight is the football player David Beckham. This idol was installed in 1998 during the WorldCup by the Thai sculptor as he thought that football is a new religion. This place is actually famous for this one statue and is one of the best offbeat places to visit in Thailand.

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4. Wat Rong Khun – White Temple

This temple that you are going to visit will be very different from the other temples that you will visit. The purpose of this temple and the appearance of it will be quite different and unique. This Wat Rong Khun (White temple) is an architectural masterpiece in itself. The intricate designs and the beautiful carvings on the roof of this bright white temple are just brilliant. Designed by Chalermchai Kositpipat, a famous Thai architect, the temple shimmers when the sun is up.

Wat Rong Khun – White Temple, Offbeat Places to Visit in Thailand
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Right now you will not be able to enjoy much as it was severely damaged during the earthquake in 2014 that hit Chai Rai. Visit this beauty to witness the visual spectacle. It also offers you a very unique experience. This is one of the main offbeat places to visit in Thailand.

5. Death Railway – Kanchanaburi

There is a horrific history behind this construction of the death railway as it was built by the world war II prisoners and Asian slave labourers. The healthy and skilled prisoners of the world war II were used by the Japanese army after the colonization of South East Asia. Later, they were used for the purpose of building this railway line. This took around 16 months and over a hundred thousand labourers died building this. Earlier known as the Thailand-Burma Railway, it is called as the death Railway now.

Death Railway – Kanchanaburi, A unique offbeat places to visit in Thailand
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The bridge over the river kwai is the place where the visitors can view the train passing by on the bridge. You can also visit the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and Death Railway Museum and Research Centre, after visiting the Death railway. This offbeat places to visit in Thailand is a must-visit for every traveller.

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Thailand is a very unique place to experience a great trip. With these offbeat places to visit in Thailand makes it even more special to visit Thailand. Get packing and browse through Thailand tour packages from India or Thailand couple packages with Pickyourtrail. Also, make your own customizable vacations and plan it as per your wish. Contact our destination experts via Whatsapp as they will help you out in creating the best memory of your life.

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