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Koh Samed or Ko Samet is a small island in the Gulf of Thailand which belongs to the Rayong province in central Thailand. Ko Samed is just 2.5 to 6 km big but the beaches especially on the east coast are awaresome. Because of the closeness to Bangkok come many tourists to fade their holidays. On weekend and thai holidays many locals come from the capital to Koh Samet to escape from the city. The main attraction of Koh Samed are the beaches. The main beach is Hat Sai Keaw or Diamont Beach which is dirct next to Samed village with good Seafood restaurants, cosy bars, hotels in all categories, massage shops and souvenir shops. Direct on the beach are various restaurants where you get seafood, Thai dishes and western food besides you can enjoy the small nightlife area in the village of Samed. Thereare some bars like the Old Amsterdamm. On the other beaches like Ao Cho, Ao Wongduan, Ao Wai and Ao Phai it is a bit quieter. Coconut palms and the white sands makes it to a paradise destination with tropical weather.
Buddha on Koh Samed
On the tranquil west cost of Koh Samed are as well some great beaches with accommodation where you can enjoy the Robbinson feeling. Leam Phra, Ao Kham and Ao Phrao are the greatest places on this side. On Hat Sai Khao you will reconize a statue which is dedicated to Sunthorn Phu, a Thai poet who makes Ko Samet to the location for the famous Phra Apaimani saga. There are many things to do on Samet island, scuba diving, jet ski, banana boat, excursions or jusl relax on the beach, this island in Thailand offers for all the right thing. Ko Samet offers as well great snorkeling sides, it belongs to the Khao Leam Ya Mu Koh Samed marine national park so enjoy the great underwater world around the paradise island. Play Scuba Diving offers diving couses, day trips an discover diving on the island. If you looking for a good hotel, resort or guesthouse on Samt look here and get the best accommodation deals for Thailand.
Thailand is famous for unique nature, great temples and nice beaches. Waterfalls are popular travel destinations for traveler and backpacker who like to see some of the wild nature of Thailand. Here are some nice pictures of Waterfalls which i took on my travel trips through the Kingdom. Enjoy and maybe you will find the perfect spot for your trip to Asia.
Nam Tok Klong Plu
This beautiful waterfall is on Koh Chang. The Nam Tok Klong Plu is the biggest and the beautifulest watefall on the island in the gulf.
Mae Ya Waterfall
The Mae Ya is located at the Doi Inthanon national Park in north Thailands Chiang Mai province.
Mae Sa Waterfall Mae Lim
The Mae Sa is located in Mae Rim and is easy to reach by motorbike from the province capital.
Mor Paeng Pai
This small but nice waterfall is in Pai. The Nam Tok Mo Paeng is the most visited spot in Pai Mae Hong Sorn.
Mork Fa Chiang Mai province
The spectacular twin falls of Mork Fah are another attraction in Chiang Mai.
Nam Tok Na Muang
Nam Tok Na Muang is a great day trip destination for nature fans on Koh Samui.
The Phlio Waterfall in Chantanaburi is a touristic spot which is popular for day trips from Pattaya and Koh Chang.
Many bustours stop at the Wachiratan fall at Doi Inhanon in Chiang Mai.
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Paradise Island with breath taking beaches in the Gulf
Main Road on Koh Kood Island
Kho Kut is an island in the Gulf of Thailand which belongs to Thailand’s Trad province. The exotic beaches and the untouched nature are unique on the Koh Chang archipelago. Koh Kod is a popular holiday destination for honeymoon and luxury vacations. The Peter Pan Resort Ko Kood and Soneva Kiri Hotel are luxury accommodations for lightly hearted beach holidays on Koh Kood Island. The main activities on Koh Kut are scuba diving, snorkeling, trekking or just read a book on the beach of Koh Kood Thailand. One of Koh Kood’s main attractions is the Nam Tok Khlong Chao Waterfall and the Ao Salad Fisherman’s village in the north. The best way to come around is by motorbike. There is no real city on Koh Kood, just some small mini markets and restaurants invite for go out of your Koh Kood Hotel. Ko Kut is one of the last quiet paradise islands in Thailand and very popular for couples and honeymooner. But as well for family tourism has Ko Kood many things to do and corners to explore. For hotel, resort and accommodation bookings and reservations on Koh Kood Thailand follow this link.
Trad Thailand is the main gateway to the eastern Islands. Koh Chang, Koh Mak and Koh Kood are reachable by ferry from Laem Ngop. The Trat province is located in eastern Thailand.
Trat Town in Thailand
The Hat Lek boarder is the main gateway to Cambodia and a popular place for Visa run for long stay tourists on Ko Chang or the other islands. Bangkok Airways offers direct flights to and from the small domestic Trat Airport to Bangkok. Another possibility to travel to Trad is by Bus from Thailand’s capital. The public busses are leaving from Ekkamai, Morchid and Suvanabhumi Airport. From Trat Bus terminal you can catch taxis to the ferry pier which is the onliest gateway to Ko Chan, Koh Wai and the other islands of the KC archipelago. If you want to get there by car than you can travel on the highway 3 which connects Trad city with Chantaburi, Pattaya and Bangkok. Trat town has some guest houses, hotels and resorts for a stay in eastern Thailand. The Pop Guest House is a good Thailand accommodation option for budget traveler in Asia. If you like a bit more comfort than is the Golden Cliff Beach Resort a good choice on the mainland of Trad Thailand. The main attractions in Trat are the market hall in the center, the white beaches, temples and the typical Thai lifestyle which you can see in Trad Town. Also Thai Massage and Sea Food Dinners in one of the widespread sea food restaurants are famous things for Thailand holidays. For tourists who like to explore the mainland of the Trad province in Thailand are Klong Yai and Mairood good traveling stops in east Thailand.
Thailand, this country in South East Asia has for everyone the right destination. At north vales and mountains with evergreen Forrest dominate the landscapes. North Thailand is the right choice for culture and temple fans. Many tourists come for rafting, hiking or to see the minorities near the golden triangle. My travel favorites in this region in Thailand are Pai, Phrae and Chiang Mai with great waterfalls at the Doi Inthanon national park.
The north east of Thailand as well knowed as Isaan offer traditional country life and beautiful landscapes with neon green rice fields. The right choice for culture tourists, traveler and honeymooner in Asia.
In central Thailand are many holiday and honeymoon destinations which are interested in old temple architecture. My favorite historical temple cities here in this part of Thailand are Sukhothai and Ayuttaya. As well many nature tourists and traveler come to central Thailand to visit the wild national parks like the Khao Yai or the Kanchanaburi province with nice hillsides and the river Kwai. Bangkok, the capital, is a good intersection for backpacker and tourist on an Asia round trip.
The Gulf of Thailand have some great tropical islands for beach life fans and Thailand beach holidays who like to hang around in a cozy beach hut direct on a paradise beach. Koh Chang, Ko Samui, Koh Tao or Ko Pha-Ngan is the top destinations for traveler and people who like beach holiday. Pattaya is the party and luxury resort center of this great country in SE Asia.
The south has many beaches and holiday areas at long the Andaman coast. My favorites are Koh Phi Phi which belongs to the Krabi province and Phuket, the party and tourist area in south Thailand. But wherever you go, you will find everywhere friendly and hospitable people. The prices for a cheap Guest House are about 100-250 Thai Baht and can reach up to 15000 or more for a five star luxury resort. In Thailand you have the choice! Here are travel reports of some destinations from my travel tours through Thailand in Southeast Asia:
North Thailand & Isaan:
Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son, Pai, Lamphun, Ban Nai Soi, Nong Han (Udon Thani), Phrae, Chiang Khong, Chiang Dao.
Sukhothai, Phetchaburi, Kanchanaburi, Ayuthaya, Bangkok.
Trat, Mairood, Koh Maak, Koh Tao, Koh Samui, Koh Chang.
Krabi, Koh Phi Phi, Sichon, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Patong Beach, Phuket Town, Chumphon, Phang Nga, Ranong.
Other Reports and Pictures of Thailand:
Padi Scuba Diving Courses, Diving on Koh Chang, Songkran Festival, Pictures of Wildlife, Travel Tour South and Central, Travel Trip to the north, Pictures of Temple’s.
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Luxury Beach Vacation on Ko Kood in Thailand.
Beach on Koh Kood Island
Soneva Kiri is a high class resort on Koh Kood in Thailand. This luxury accommodation in Thailand belongs to the Six Senses group. The cozy high class rooms have all comforts and services what you can expect from a deluxe resort. Six Senses Koh Kood has private pool suites and a pickup service from the airport in Bangkok by private plane. Soneva Kiri Koh Kood is one of the best hotels in Thailand and the right accommodation for people who like pure luxury with style in one of the suites of Six Senses Thailand. Koh Kood Island is a quiet island in the Gulf of Thailand and belongs to the Koh Chang Archipelago in Thailand. Soneva Kiri Thailand is direct in a beautiful bay on the west coast of Ko Kood Island. From there you can enjoy the spectacular sunsets from your luxury suit of the Soneva Kiri Hotel. The Soneva Kiri Beach Villa Suites, Soneva Kiri Hill Villa Suites, Soneva Kiri Cliff Villa Suites and the Soneva Kiri Private Beach Reserve are the right room types for luxury Thailand vacations on Koh Kut Island in the Gulf of Thailand. This unique deluxe resort will fit your requirements if you looking for luxury honeymoon, perfect holidays and exclusive accommodation on a tropical island in Thailand. For Soneva Kiri by Six Senses Hotel booking follow this link.
Night Life, Girlie Bars, Pub’s, Restaurants and Clubs on Ko Chang in Thailand
Koh Chang in the Gulf of Thailand has some great Nightlife locations for all likings. Thailand’s 2nd biggest island is not a party stronghold in Thailand but every village on Ko Chang offer some bars and possibilities for go out in night. The main party areas with clubs, bars, restaurants, red light districts and discos are White Sand Beach and Lonely Beach. Lonely Beach is the Backpacker Capital on Chang Island and offers Full Moon and Bucket parties on the Beach. The nightlife scene in Kai Bae grows year by year. Inside and around the Nightlife entertainment complex in Chai Chet are as well bars with sexy Thai Hostesses for a pleasant evening on your holidays.
Bar Girl in Thailand
Nightlife White Sand Beach
White Sands is the party stronghold on Koh Chang Island in Thailand. At Had Sai Kao you will find many Bars, good Restaurants and Parties on the Beach. Oodies Place, Buffalo Bill and Sabay Bar are the most popular destinations for exalted nightlife on White Sand Beach on Koh Chang Thailand. The “Little Pattaya” Bar complex comprised many Bars like the “Pussy Cat Dolls” Bar, “Mankeyto Bar” or “Yes Bar” with sexy Bar Girls and cute Thai Ladies for sexy entertainment and a sweet night on Koh Chang. The most Girlie Bars here have as well Pool Tables to come closer to the Thai Girls by a Pool match. Good Restaurants and other theme bars are widespread on White Sands. White Sand Beach is the right destination for party tourists and nightlife fans on Chang Island in Thailand. “Paddys Palms” Irish Pub has live sports on screen of all big sport and football events.
Sunset in Bang Bao
Chai Chet Night Life
Chai Chet Beach has many choices for a romantic candle light dinner on the tropical beach of Ko Chang. There are nice Restaurants and cozy Beach Bars for contemplative Nightlife in Chai Chet. Next to the entertainment complex on the main road are some Girlie Bars like “Nutty Bar” or “D.D. Bar” with cute Thai Bar Girls for a long night on a Bar. The “Fire Fly Bar” offer as well special Massages in the back of the Bar. Gecko’s Place is a great place for Cocktails, Pool and live sport viewing on Koh Chang.
Nightlife in Klong Prao Beach
“Bar del Mar” and “Nid’s Kitchen Restaurant” are cozy addresses for Nightlife with a tropical flair in Thailand. The most Hotels, Resorts and Guest Houses have as well Restaurants for romantic dinners on the Beach of Klong Prao. “Tiger Hut” Guest House for example has a great Restaurant with Thai and Western food direct on the Gulf of Thailand.
Kai Bae Beach Nightlife
“Rock Sugar” and “Oodies Brothers” are good Restaurants with Beer Garden atmosphere, good food, live music and drinks for night owls in Kai Bae. Fans of Cocktails and exalted night life are right at “Sir Henry Morgan” Pirates Pub where you can enjoy a good kitchen, live music and a typical Thai Fire Show. At the walking street of Kai Bae Beach on Ko Chang are some Bars and Boutiques for a walk after dinner. People who looking for sexy Girls and lightly dressed Thai waitresses are right at “Cats Bar”, “Butterfly Bar”, “Canucks! Bar” or “Sweet Witch Bar” in central Kai Bae.
Kai Bae Nightlife
Lonely Beach Nightlife
Lonely Beach is the center for Travelers on Koh Chang. Many open minded people come from around the world to enjoy the Nightlife on Lonely Beach. “Tree House”, “Ting Tong Bar” and “Nature Bar” are popular night life places for Backpackers in Thailand. “Treehouse” and “Lemon Bar” on the south end of Lonely Beach have special Full Moon events and bucket parties with life music. “Stone Free” is the best choice here for good handmade music. Lonely Beach is full of Bars and Restaurant for donnybrook nightlife on this exotic island in Thailand.
Nightlife on other Beaches on Koh Chang
Nearly every beach on Ko Chang has possibilities to go out after dark for dinner on the beach or for some drinks to let a pleasant day of your holiday behind you. The beaches above are the beaches with widespread nightlife offers but nearly nowhere you have to forswear of a romantic evening with some drinks next to a beautiful beach in Thailand.
Thailand’s Light Festival.
Wat Phra Sing at Loi Krathong
The Loi Krathong Festival takes place on the full moon night in November and be celebrate with many fireworks and glowing laterns all across Thailand in South East Asia. Traditional this festival comes from Sukhothai and honors the Goddess of water. Locals from Thailand celebrate Loi Krathong with tiny boats which they take to rivers, lakes or the sea. The floats contains often symbols of the past like hair, pictures or fingernails to “letting go” or being freed of old troubles and for good luck in the future. The name Loi Krathong comes from the floats which called Krathong in Thailand. The Loi Krathong Festival is as well famous as Yi Peng Latern Festival or just Light Festival. It is one of Thailand’s most magical festivals. I celebrate the light festival one time on Koh Chang and once in Chiang Mai. The biggest celebrations are in Bangkok, Sukhothai and Chiang Mai; it’s worthwhile to travel to one of these cities at Loi Krathong to be a part of this important and beautiful festival in Thailand.
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Thailand’s highest mountain is a great alternation to temples and markets in Chiang Mai. From Chiang Mai city you can take the public bus from pratu Chiang Mai to Chom Thong. From Chom Tong it’s easy to reach the Doi In by Sawngthaew. If you want to have it a bit easier than you can book a daytrip tour from CM town. Another option is traveling by car; the Doi In is about 80 km away from CM. Many tour operators drive to the most beautiful spots of the Doi Inthanon National Park in northern Thailand. The most magnificent sights are the 2509 meter high apex of the mountain, the Great Holy Relics Pagoda of Nabhamethanidol – Nabhapolbhumisiri, Karen and Hmog hill tribe villages, Doi Inthanon Royal Project and great waterfalls.
The highest Mountain in Thailand:
The highest spot in Thailand is very famous for the beautiful nature. About 400 bird species, moss, orchids and many rare animals like Gibbon Monkeys and Asian black bears are at home at the apex of the Doi In in Chiangmai. On the apex there is a visitor center and a coffee shop where you can rewarm yourself. If you come here than it’s recommended to bring a jacked or a warm pullover, the temperatures here at Doi Inthanon are around 10 degrees Celsius.
Waterfalls at Doi Inthanon:
The most visited waterfalls at Doi Inthanon are Wachirathan Waterfall, Nam Tok Mae Pan, Siriphurn Waterfall and the Nam Tok Mae Ya which is with 280 meters the highest in this 482 quadrate kilometer big national park in Thailand’s Chiang Mai province. My favorites are the Mae Ya and the Wachiratan which exhibit some shops for fresh coffee and other beverages.
The Great Holy Relics Pagoda of Nabhamethanidol – Nabhapolbhumisiri:
This spot was one of our highlights at Doi Inthanon National Park. The Royal Thai Air Force constructed the beautiful stupa to commemorate the 60th birthday anniversary of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej in December 1987. 5 years later the Royal Air Force builds the Phra Mahathat Naphapholphumisiri to honor HM Queen Sirikit’s 60th birthday in 1992. At the Great Holy Relics Pagoda are beautiful flower gardens which are really worthwhile to visit. The small restaurant invites tourists for food, drinks and to buy souvenirs. This place becomes very beautiful when the fog lying over this spot on the Doi Inthanon near Chiang Mai.
The Garden at The Great Holy Relics Pagoda
Many day trips stop at one of the hill tribe villages of the Doi Inthanon, here you can watch the all day life of the Karen and buy some handmade souvenirs. For us it was not that interesting because we were already at a Karen village at Ban Nai Soi near Mae Hongson. But still, it’s a nice destination for all who want to see the traditional life of Karen minorities here in the northern Thailand.
Doi Inthanon National Park is a great trip for all Nature fans in northern Thailand. The tour prices are about 1000 to 1500 Thai Baht including lunch and drinks. For us it is one of Chiang Mais main attractions and a worthwhile trip for all tourists in Chiangmai in the North of Thailand.
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Landscapes near Chiang Dao
Chiang Dao in Thailand’s Chiang Mai province is a small village which is very famous for the holy caves “Tham Chiang Dao”. Many day visitors and traveler come from Chiang Mai to see the long cave system with many holy Buddha images here in north Thailand. On the entry of the Chiang Dao cave are many shops with food, drinks and herbals. The entry fee was in 2009 20 which is used for electricity for the caves. Some caves like the Thum Pranon have lights so you can walk easily through the old and mystic paths. If you are lucky you can see some bats. For other caves you will need a guide with a gas lamp. The guides here in Chiang Dao know the history and speak good English; the price was 100 Thai Baht for a cave conduct.
Chiang Dao Caves
On the way to the main attraction here in this town which is about 80 km away from Chiang Mai you can visit many nice Buddhist temples which invite you for meditations and to make some great holiday pictures of your travel trip through northern Thailand. Accommodation is widespread here in Chiang Doa, direct in town are many guest houses. We slept at Rim Doi Resort a bit out of the city which had clean rooms for a good backpacker price of 350 Baht per night. If you stay longer and want to explore the environment around Chiang Dao in north Thailand than are the Pha Dang National Park and the beautiful Wat Pla That Doi Mornjing nice options for pleasant day trips. The best way to come around is by car or motorbike. You will enjoy the landscapes and the charm of Asia in this non touristic and travel area in Thailand.
A mystic lake in front of the caves at Chiang Dao
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