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Thailand “UnPackaged” – 5 places that will change your view of Thailand

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South East Asia is the ideal option for that short break to recharge yourself.  You could choose to scuba dive in some of the world’s most visited dive sites,  hike in the world’s oldest Rain Forest, or just relax by the beach. Thailand being a destination that combines culture, adventure and leisure, is a much preferred destination for travellers. Here are some of the lesser known places in Thailand.

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At Pickyourtrail, we bring you 5 wonderful places in Thailand where you can break free from the crowds and discover the country’s magic.

Don’t roll your eyes and write Thailand off. If you are willing to look beyond Bangkok & Pattaya or even Phuket & Krabi you would be surprised at what Thailand has to offer.

1. Khao Sok National Park – Nature Trails

Khao Sok

One of Thailand’s most beautiful wildlife reserves it is home to  Asian elephants, barking deer, wild boar, bears and various species of monkeys. You could undertake various activities like elephant trekking, hiking and jeep safaris.


2. Chiang Mai – Culture Trails


Surrounded by the mountains of northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is regarded by many as its rightful, historic capital. It’s a fascinating and successful mix of old and new, where 1,000-year-old temples and quiet monastery gardens exist side by side with glittering new hotels and shopping malls.

Chiang Mai FineArt America

3. Railay (or Rai Leh) – Rock-Climber’ Paradise


Railay is a small peninsula that is only accessible by boat due to the high limestone cliffs cutting off mainland access. These cliffs attract rock climbers from all over the world. Travelers interested in learning how to scale these rocks will find a number of instructors in the area willing to literally show them the ropes. Do not miss the Phra Nang Beach when you are here. 

Rail ley - beach 500px

4. Koh Tao – Divers’ Paradise 


 Around 7000 new divers get certified in Koh Tao each year making it one of the most popular destinations in the world to learn to dive. Fishing enthusiasts also visit the island in increasing numbers, hoping to catch a specimen of one of the abundant marlin, snapper or barracuda. 

scuba_diving_koh-taoFlickr/Ben Brommell

5. Koh Phangan  – Partier’s Paradise

koh phangan Flickr/Thomas

Thailand is famous for its beaches and beach parties. One of the wildest parties that you could imagine happening at the Koh Phangan. The crescent-shaped beach of Haad Rin has one of the best views on the full moon in Thailand. What started out as a one-off Full moon part is now a cult.  There are almost 10,000-30,000 people at the party each month. The party begins at dusk and as the evening progresses the beach explodes into a dancing frenzy as different m.c.’s take their turn to up the tempo!


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