Southern Thailand Off The Beaten Path

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Southern Thailand Off The Beaten Path

  • Villages and Beaches

    Phuket Off The Beaten Path

    As a local I should really be keeping this a secret but I don't think many people will visit my page, so I am considering this as a prize for those who do stop by and end up using this tip.

  • Beaches

    Ko Samui Off The Beaten Path

    Koh Nangyuan is a small island about 1 and a half hour from Koh Samui. It has great snorkeling and diving. It's lovely and there is only a resort there. You can get there taking a catamaran sped ferry which runs twice daily for 550 baht. Another way of going there is to join a tour. There are several tours available in Samui to Koh Nanguyan, that...

  • Wats, Mosques & Temples

    Hat Yai Off The Beaten Path

    Wats (Thai buddhist temples) are oblivious buildings around Hat Yai in part due to the majority of Thais who embrace Buddhism. We visited several Wats between hat yai and Songkla (a neighbouring town). These holy places are pretty much the same and we could even get a view of a large golden buddha statue from our hotel room. The picture posted...

  • Phang Nga Bay

    Phuket Off The Beaten Path

    Khao Phing Kan (Thai: เขาพิงกัน) or Ko Khao Phing Kan (เกาะเขาพิงกัน) is a pair of islands on the west coast of Thailand, in the Phang Nga Bay, Andaman Sea. Since 1974, when it was featured in the James Bond movie...

  • Wildlife & Nature

    Ko Samui Off The Beaten Path

    Right up the top, on almost the highest point of Ko Samui, is the Magic Garden. A haven of peace inhabited by flowers and butterflies and very few tourists. Also the main reason for the visit are the dozens of statues hidden away on the trails. There is also a refreshing small waterfall. The garden was started only in 1977 by Nim Thongsuk and...

  • Snake Restaurant

    Hat Yai Off The Beaten Path

    For reasons of taste (in both senses of the word) I did not put this tip in the restaurant section! I had seen this spectacle on TV a few times but had not witnessed the real thing. There is a place on Ngu (Snake) Street that has cages full of live snakes ready for human consumption. I have not got a strong enough stomach for anything like this so...

  • Exotic animals

    Phuket Off The Beaten Path

    probably not really off the beaten path, but well worth a look in. lots of exotic birds and other things to check out. one noticable difference to western zoos, is the abscence of any barrier cages. you can walk straight up to an enlosure and put your hands through the bars,( watch out for the little kiddies fingers.)

  • Waterfalls

    Ko Samui Off The Beaten Path

    This is a very small island so not place is too far to visit. This Waterfall Na Muang is just a short drive around the island and you do not require much walking to see it and catch up with it. You can join a trip or just ask a driver to take you there.

  • Philatelic Museum

    Hat Yai Off The Beaten Path

    If you've already seen everything there is to see in Hat Yai and are really stuck for something to do you could visit the philatelic museum and look at lots of stamps. Alternatively you could find some fresh paint and watch it dry or a patch of grass and watch it grow. The museum is located above the Post Office on Thanon Rattakarn, fairly close...

  • Hat Nai Yang Beach

    Phuket Off The Beaten Path

    This is a beautiful beach and everyone is so friendly. No fancy restaurants (except maybe at the few bigger hotels?) but lots of small restaurants right on the beach - eat with your bare feet in the sand - it feels so good! There are also casual restaurants not right on the beach. Delicious food at all the places we tried and not expensive at...

  • Wat Hat Yai Nai

    Hat Yai Off The Beaten Path

    This is home to a large reclining Buddha, the 3rd largest in Thailand apparently, and a small mausoleum with a souvenir shop in the base. It is a little way out of town so you need to use a local taxi or tuk-tuk to get there if you don't have your own transport. The cost of getting there should only be 10 - 20 Baht so don't listen to Tuk-Tuk...

  • Internet Access

    Hat Yai Off The Beaten Path

    Around Hat Yai there are many Internet cafes. Some are hopeless, their PCs crash all the time and connection speeds are extremely slow. The best one I've found is at the Ocean Shopping Centre on the first floor. They have good machines and the fastest connection of anywhere I've used in Hat Yai. What's more, it is the cheapest place in town at just...


    I've been thinking about your Phuket City Tour and Dec 14 as it is written. Phuket townis rather dull with the only thing I go to there was the bus station and a Chinese restaurantI use to favor for Dim Sum call Royal, there really is not much of a tour there. What I thinkyou should do instead is rent a car 25usd a day and just drive from the...


    I've been thinking about your Phuket City Tour and Dec 14 as it is written. Phuket townis rather dull with the only thing I go to there was the bus station and a Chinese restaurantI use to favor for Dim Sum call Royal, there really is not much of a tour there. What I thinkyou should do instead is rent a car 25usd a day and just drive from the...

  • Daytrip to Patong

    Want to experience a beach town out of control in Phucket, but still be able to head back to cozy Kata for bedtime? Then take a day trip to crazy Patong Beach. The beaches are beautiful but way crowded and the music and party scene is loud and endless. Hey, who knows, you may get bored with the chill environment of Kata and need an injection of...

  • Edible Beetle Collecting. Koh Samui.

    At certain times of year it is possible to climb into the mountains for a very unusual harvest. Firstly it is advised to wear clothing of white or yellow colour. Secondly, bring with you two metallic objects that when striking them together create a nice metallic ringing sound. At the mountain top, as the sun begins to set, begin the rhythmic metal...

  • Taratua wilderness

    Taratua Island/ Marine Park of the coast of Trang on border of Malaysia. Undeveloped apart from a handfull of reasonable national park bungalows with a great restaurant. Colourful birds everywhere and a real treat are the hornbills who visit the environs around the restaurant. The beach at Au Molea is a lovely place to hang out and do nothing. wake...

  • Enter a different world

    On the island of Ko Lanta in the south of Thailand, was the first place I experienced caving. It's something I wanted to try for a very long time, getting deep within the earth.First off, I was completely surprized how hot it was in this cave. I figured that we'd be down in the cold, cold, ground. But I guess we were getting closer to the bowls of...

  • Elephant Walks Through Rubber...

    Wow! What a fantastic experience I had whilst riding an elephant.We rode through some rubber trees where we were encouraged to pull the rubber off the trees. It was a definate highlight to the holiday. They take you up into the hills for about an hour where you can see what Thailand is all about.After that it was onto snake charming which was also...

  • Day after Full Moon Party..

    With the night gone and the day after the Full Moon a bit longer and make your way to the Backyard Bar up on the back hill...the beat continues and so does the party.

  • Full Moon Party-Koh Phangan

    Haad Rin Beach is located on the southern island in the Thailand Sea.It is home of the Full Moon Party that goes down every full moon.From Bangkok you can catch a bus or train down to Koh Samui, myself I wanted to get there quick so we paid about 4,500baht for standby on one of the airlines.From there you can take one of the boats over...about 40...

  • Khao Sok National park (2)

    From the entrance to the National Park there are 3 walks you can do - beautiful scenery but have a lighter at hand to remove leeches! The accomodations also run day trips to other parts of the NP. I fully recommend their lake tour - a lengthy trip by boat across the lake, and a hike through the jungle including following an subterranean stream for...

  • Khao Sok National Park (1)

    Midway between Surathani and Phukett this National Park is one of my favourite places in Thailand.I caught the bus from Surathani (very easy) which drops you off on the main road where vans are waiting to take you to the accomodations which are all clustered within 300m of the NP entrance.I stayed in "Jungle Huts" a group of simple stilt huts, with...

  • Ah Chan Thong. (Wat)

    I'm not remember the full name of this Wat, but it's worth to visit. By taxi it's about 45 minutes from Hatyai town.

  • Jeep and Elephant trekking...

    u'll discover the mountains with a four-wheel drive jeep and an experienced driver, explore the other unknown side of the island jungle, local villages,. Don't miss the refreshing bath at a scenic waterfall. than don't miss the Elephant trekking, its so great:) Elephants are so nice and funny:) You'll enjoy much more than ridding the jeep:)

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