Top Choice Buddhist Site in Phuket Province

Big Buddha

High atop the Nakkerd Hills, northwest of Chalong circle, and visible from half of the island, the 45m-high Big Buddha sits grandly on Phuket's finest viewpoint. Though it's a tad touristy, tinkling bells and flappi…
Zoo in Bangkok & Around

Safari World

Claiming to be the world’s largest ‘open zoo’, Safari World is divided into two parts, a drive-through Safari Park and a Marine Park. In the Safari Park, visitors take a bus tour through an ‘oasis for animals’ separ…
Amusement Park in Bangkok

Dream World

Expansive amusement park north of the city that boasts a snow room.
Amusement Park in Bangkok

Siam Park City

Siam Park City features more than 30 rides and a water park with the largest wave pool in the world.
Handicrafts in Surin & Si Saket Provinces


Its exquisite brocade fabrics (pâh yók torng) incorporate threads made of real gold and silver, but the weaving process is just as impressive as the finished cloth. Four women, including one sitting a floor below th…
Ruins in Surin & Si Saket Provinces

Prasat Wat Sa Kamphaeng Yai

Thirty kilometres west of Si Saket via Rte 226 in Amphoe Uthumphon Phisai, Prasat Wat Sa Kamphaeng Yai, built as a shrine to Shiva, features four 11th-century prang and two wí·hăhn (large hall in a Thai temple, usua…
in Udon Thani Province

Wat Pa Ban Tad

Luang Ta Maha Bua, a former disciple of Luang Pu Man now in his 90s, is one of Thailand’s most revered monks. Though he earned his reverence as a meditation master, he gained universal celebrity after the 1997 econo…
Nature Reserve in Phitsanulok Province

Thung Salaeng Luang National Park

The 1262-sq-km Thung Salaeng Luang National Park is one of Thailand’s largest and most important wildlife sanctuaries. The entrance is at the Km 80 marker, where the park headquarters has information on walks and ac…
National Park in Ko Chang & Eastern Seaboard

Khao Laem Ya/Mu Ko Samet National Park

Ko Man Klang, Ko Kudee and Ko Man Nok, along with Ko Man Nai to the west, are part of Khao Laem Ya/Mu Ko Samet National Park. This official status hasn’t kept away all development, only moderated it. Ko Kudee has a …
Buddhist Temple in Around Nan

Wat Nong Bua

The neat and tidy Thai Lü village of Nong Bua, near the town of Tha Wang Pha, approximately 30km north of Nan, is famous for the Lü-style Wat Nong Bua. Featuring a typical two-tiered roof and carved wooden portico, …