Located at the core of South-East Asia, the Kingdom of Thailand boasts a rich and colorful heritage that is displayed in their distinct culture, exotic food, unique language and most of all, in their natural resources. The varied terrain of this tropical country is bounded and culturally-influenced by their neighboring nations: Myanmar and Laos in the North, Cambodia in the East, Southern tip of Myanmar in the West and Malaysia in the South. Tropical climate, varied terrain and a colorful heritage—all these make Thailand the ideal place for tourists to visit. To give you a free taste on the splendor of the kingdom, here are five of the many breathtaking natural wonders that make Thailand a place you will never forget. Sawasdee! Welcome to Thailand.
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Phu Chi Fa
The best way to start your Thailand experience is a good hiking in the cold mountain of Phu Chi Fa early in the morning. It is located in the province of Chang Rai, in the northernmost part of Thailand. You can trek towards the summit of the mountain with nothing but peace and wind to go along your journey. However, do not forget to bring your camera as Phu Chi Fa is well-known for its beautiful sunrise at the perfect time once you reach the summit. The sun radiates and breaks the misty fog that covers the valley down below clearing it up to see the extensive Mae Khong River. The beautiful sunrise and the landscapes is a good beginning to start the adventure in Thailand.
Phi Phi Island
With its diversity, Thailand has striven to protect and conserve its natural wonders. Krabi, a small province in the Southern part of Thailand in the coastline of Andaman Sea, is one the country’s valuable treasures because it shelters many natural parks, and amazing sights both on land and on sea. Phi Phi Island is one of the most popular places to go in Krabi. Rather than just an island, it is an archipelago of six tiny islets like shining jewels in the blue sea. The landscape flaunts numerous hills highlighted by sandy beaches and steep cliffs that seemingly embrace the emerald waters. The waters itself contain extensive coral reefs and marine life only accessible with boat rides and snorkeling.
Mu Ko Similan
Similan is the Malaysian word for “Nine” that implies the nine islands in the Andaman Sea that comprise our third tourist spot. Mu Ko Similan itself is a marine park, popularly known for its beautiful underwater and coastline scenery. You can venture into this place by way of long-tail boats that are common in Thailand. Alongside the abundance underwater, the islands themselves exhibit natural rock formations, high mountains and beaches for a good summer relaxation.
Chiang Dao Cave
Besides the emerald seas, islet treasures and mountainous terrains, Thailand also contains complex caves. The Chiang Dao Cave is found in the province of Chiang Mai in the northern part of Thailand. Time has made those caves to be adorned with spectacular stalactite and stalagmite-formations. The entrance to the caverns is a clear, flowing stream with many kinds of fishes as well as offerings and statues made by the local Thais. All these add to the so-called enchantment that locals revere as magic thought to be hidden inside the deepest recesses of the mountain where there is no illumination. If one is not careful, one could get lost inside the darkness. Only a kilometer of the cave is open to tourists.
Lam Klong Ngu
To get a peek of the rich flora and fauna found in Thailand, you could visit the forest of Lam Klong Ngu in Kanchanaburi, Central Thailand. It is a deciduous forest with a creek that flows through the jungle. The jungle itself hides Kliti waterfall and caves that feature stalactite and stalagmite outcrops, Karst windows and an underground waterfall. The park is more than enough of the ideal place for adventure and discovery in Thailand.