My 5 favorite places of Thailand

Travel Tips Thailand

1. Lampang

Not too busy and with a lot of history and not too much tourists, mainly Thais from Bangkok. Big part of the town is still in authentic Lanna style. Small streets, good restaurants. And it is easy to get there by train or bus. There even is an airport. See Lampang

2. Chantaburi

Again a city with history (once was occupied by the France). Again not a big city but of course much more modern as Lampang. And a very beautiful coastline with rivers and empty beaches. At the land side beautiful mountains with waterfalls en impressive nature (about 20 km from the city). And of course many fruits like Durian and Jack fruit. See Chantaburi

3. Koh Samet

Only 3 hours from Bangkok but still not very much tourists (like Koh Samui). Clean water & beach, good food. Also easy to get there by bus and a short ferry ride. See Koh Samet

4. Khon Kaen

A relatively modern city, the centre of the Isaan (although also Udon Thani is growing). It has all westerner things like good hotels, shopping mall and restaurants. Even a very nice nightlife. And again easy to get there by bus, train or airplane. But still a real Thai provincial city, there is not much western tourism. See Khon Kaen

5. Wang Nam Keauw

I love nature and mountains. The western side (in direction of Khao Yai) is a bit too much developed with expensive resorts for the hiso Bangkokians, but the eastern side (in direction of Thap Lan) is still very beautiful. For me it is much more beautiful as it Khao Yai (=totally over developed with resorts and even a shopping mall). See Wang-Nam-Keaw

One night in Bangkok and the world is your oyster

The journey of Traveling 2 Thailand did begin with One Night in Bangkok in 1985 and since 2009 it became a personal non-commercial travel blog as inspiration for traveling & motorbike riding in Thailand. Made just for the sheer love of traveling and sharing experience about traveling in South-East Asia. To travel beyond the beaten track & highlights. Enjoy!