Published On: Thu, May 31st, 2018

Top 10 Unexplored Destinations of Thailand

Thinking of Thailand gives us all a picture of sun, sand, and beaches with luxury resorts and shimmery nightlife. But, Thailand is far beyond this; there are various other less explored places that can surprise and delight you with their scenic beauty. These places are not even very much known to the local travelers of Thailand as well.

If you are a traveler who wants to go lesser known parts of Thailand, here is a complete guide for you. However, before traveling to any place, it is always good to have domestic travel insurance, as the policy covers all the medical expenses during local trips, including events like loss or theft of your baggage, delay or cancellation of the trip, an accident during the journey, emergency cash, and emergency medical evacuation.

Longhorn Saloon, Thailand photo/ Computer Screen Shot

Well, let’s come back to our original topic. If you have passion for travel and want to meet the authentic villagers of Thailand, taste local food, and want to see the untouched paradise residing in Thailand only, here is a solution for you:


  • Lampang, North Thailand: On their way to Chiang Mai, people cross Lampang, but they do not stop, as this laid-back beautiful town does not do its publicity. The worth noticing places in Lampang are its riverside restaurants and bars, horse-drawn cars, and beautiful Buddhist temples. This mesmerizing town also has Thailand’s Elephant Conservation Centre. Here, in this Conservation Centre, you can watch approximately 50 elephants bathing with their babies. You can also take an elephant ride here.
  • Nan, North Thailand: A calm remote province of Nan is surrounded by Laos. All those who are fond of trekking visit this place often. This beautiful provincial town of Nan has rice paddies, fruit forests, and few river sidebars as well. In this way, this town is a complete hang out place.
  • Phetchabun, North Thailand: With its beautiful mountain ranges, waterfalls, and rivers, the province of Phetchabun also has two national parks. The enticing Khao Kho National Park is the residence of wild elephants, the golden cats of Asia, porcupines, mouse deer, and slow loris. At the same time, leopards, tigers, sun bears, and black bears live in the misty Nam Nao National Park.
  • Buriram, Northeast Thailand: If you have interest in the history, then you must visit this city of Ancient Khmer ruins. Among other ruins, one of the most famous and impressive ruin is Phanom Rung. With all this, the other fascinating thing about this place is its rural Thai life that caters sumptuous Isan food on its menu.
  • Loei, Northeast Thailand: The lovely province of Loei has various beautiful Buddha temples and impressive stupas. The fiery-hot food, national parks on mountains, and ethnic minorities such as Thai Dam are some other incredible attractions of this city. The famous Pi Ta Kon Festival is another amazing thing about this city. In this festival, the locals dress up like ghosts with vibrant masks and colored costumes and dance across the town with their cowbells.
  • Samut Songkhram, Central Thailand: This exiting site of Thailand is just one hour away from Bangkok. One of the biggest attractions of this place is Railway Market of Maeklong. This huge market spills on the railway track having a large area for fish market and a section of vegetable market. Another worth-going market of this city is Amphawa Floating markets where you can shop from various floating food vendors on boats along the canals.
  • Ratchaburi, Central Thailand: Ratchaburi is another lovely location of Thailand. This city is famous for the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Come here to see women with straw hats rowing paddling boats filled with fresh fruits, fried bananas, noodles, and other local souvenirs. This market wraps up by mid-day so reach here early. The nearby rose garden offers traditional handicrafts from all over Thailand and houses Muay demonstrations of Thai Martial Arts.
  • Tart, East Thailand: The easternmost province of the Thailand is known for Koh Chang chain of islands. Despite Koh Chang, it has some really beautiful untouched coral reefs and beaches that only locals know. Tart has some really fascinating market area to explore and it borders Cambodia.
  • Trang, South Thailand: You can describe Trang as an unexplored version of Krabi. It has some beautiful pure white sand beaches and lavish limestone mountains. It also has some world-level diving sites and national parks with waterside caves and loving villagers.
  • Chanthaburi, East Thailand: When you want to see Thailand in its natural best way, you should visit this place. You can call Chanthaburi a heaven with waterfalls. It has beautiful pools, rainforest slopes, and rivers. The Namtok Philo National Park in Chanthaburi province has some really outstanding hikes. The temples and pagodas make this area exceptionally beautiful while the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception is really a delightful place.


Despite being the offbeat destinations of Thailand, each of the above-mentioned places is easily accessible from both Thailand and Bangkok. The isolation of these places makes them lucrative for all the travelers who want peace and solace from their trip. So, if you are also one of them, visit these places before they also become commercial and crowded.

Author: Ravi Kumarr Gupta

photo/ Sasin Tipchai

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