3 most popular tourist attractions in Phang Nga

A great day out from Phuket through some of Thailand’s beautiful natural surroundings is a trip to James Bond Island, making stops on the way at the Monkey Cave Temple and the Muslim fishing village on stilts Koh Panyi.

Wat Huay Mongkol Temple

The Wat Huay Mongkol temple complex located some 15 kilometers west of Hua Hin is famous for its enormous statue of one of Thailand’s most famous monks, named Luang Phor Thuad.

Bang Pa-In Royal Palace

Situated 60 km north of Bangkok and within easy reach of Ayutthaya is the illustrious Bang Pa-In Royal Palace. The palace complex was used as a summer dwelling by the Siamese royalty and their consorts. Also called 'Bang Pa In Summer Palace' the park comprises several iconic buildings dotted around a large park and renting an electric cart is a good way to get around, especially on hot days.

Na Thian Butterfly Garden

Na Thian Butterfly Garden, Koh Samui, is a window into the beautiful and serene world of wildlife on the tropical island of Koh Samui, set in a beautifully landscaped luscious tropical garden. This amazing attraction is home to many species of butterfly, moth and other insects and attracts thousands of visitors of all ages each year to see the tropical butterflies up close.

Silverlake Vineyard

Silverlake winery (Silverlake Vineyards or Silverlake Grape Farm) has recently become one of most popular attractions in Pattaya. Although visitors are unable to see the wine yards with a plenty of grapes all the times, it is still very popular without any seasoning problems.

Koh Si Chang Island

Koh Si Chang is a small picturesque island in the Gulf of Thailand. With its relaxed atmosphere and slow pace of life, the island is a haven of tranquility not far from the hustle and bustle of Pattaya and Bangkok.

Wat Phan Tao, Chiang Mai

The Wat Phan Tao is one of the older temples of Chiang Mai found in the old walled center of the city. The first structures were likely built towards the end of the 14th century.

Must-see temples in Chiang Mai (Part 2)

Most temples in Chiang Mai are of the ‘Lanna’ style, dating between the 13th and 18th centuries and characterised by curved wooden roofs pointing up at the top. There are a few obvious choices that you can’t ignore while temple hunting in Chiang Mai.

Must-see temples in Chiang Mai (Part 1)

Chiang Mai is not exactly short of a temple or two. There are over 300 ‘wats’ scattered throughout the city and surrounding countryside - no other province in the whole of Thailand is home to more.

Yanui Beach in Phuket

Small and secluded places like Ya Nui beach are becoming a rarity on Phuket. Located between Nai Harn and Rawai beaches, this cove has a lovely strip of sand with waters ideal for swimming and snorkelling.