Discover the wonders of Thailand

12 Apr 2021Updated: 4 hours ago | 52 people are reading

Discover the wonders of Thailand

© Lonely Planet Discover the wonders of Thailand

A trip through Thailand is strikingly versatile. Of the hundreds of temples in the bustling metropolis of Bangkok, it is not far to the pristine rain forests of Khao Sok National Park. Where with a bit of luck you can spot spray leopards and macaques on the wooded shores of the emerald green lakes. To recover afterwards on the pearly white sandy beaches of the paradisiacal Phi Phi islands in the Andaman Sea.

Bicycle tour through Bangkok

From the more than 400 temples in capital Bangkok to the pristine rainforests of Khao Sock. Not to forget the paradisiacal white sandy beaches of the azure Andaman Sea. A trip through Thailand is incredibly versatile. You start the holiday in the Asian country with Kras in the capital Bangkok. A bustling metropolis, where in a few days it is impossible to see all cultural sights. But of course you can go a long way. Our recommendation: take a bike ride along the most beautiful temples of the city. The Wat Arun, for example, located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. You can see the 80 meter high tower from far away. And the thousands of Chinese porcelain flower mosaics are enchantingly beautiful. Also don't skip the Wat Benchamabophit, which you might recognize from the 5 Baht coin. For the best photos, with the marble columns and the characteristic red roof of the sanctuary in the background. To end with the 46 meter long gilt Buddha of Wat Pho. Including a well-deserved Thai massage in the traditional massage school of the temple complex of course.

Walk through pristine Khao Sok

From a pleasantly busy Bangkok it is quite a transition from Kras to Thailand through a tour of Thailand jungle of the Khao Sok National Park. Where you find yourself in the rainforest in a simple jungle hut of Kras on the edge of the park. Have you packed good hiking shoes? Then go on foot to find the huge red flowers of the Rafflesia kerrii on foot, accompanied by a local guide. Or spot macaques and gibbons among the lianas. If you're lucky, you'll even find a rare spray panther in Khao Sok. Walked enough? Then explore the emerald green Cheow Larn lake by traditional longtail boat, surrounded by whimsical limestone formations. And especially take your swimming gear with you for a refreshing dip in the clear water. With a view of the special floating houses.

Luminous plankton and sea turtles

After a visit to Khao Sok you can immediately have the swimming gear on hand for the next destination. The enchanting sandy beaches along the long Thai coastline. From Krabi, for example, where a day trip to the tropical Phi Phi islands is easily made. Perched on the fine sand of Noi Beach, hidden among the high limestone cliffs and waving palm trees on Koh Phi Phi Don. Or book an eco-snorkel tour and search among the colorful corals in the crystal clear waters around Phi Phi Leh for sea turtles and coral butterflies. Take your own drinking cup with you, because disposable cups and straws are not allowed during an ecotour. Has the sun gone down in the sea? Even then there is still everything to see. Luminous plankton for example. A breathtakingly beautiful natural phenomenon.

This content is provided by partner Kras. The text does not necessarily reflect our editorial vision.

Travel organization Kras offers various tours in Thailand. Furthermore, the wide range includes fully catered trips such as beach holidays, cultural tours, city trips, fly drives, sea and river cruises and specialized products such as cycling and walking holidays, holidays for singles and theater packages.

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