Traveling alone? Don’t worry! We have prepared you a list of 3 recommended trips in Thailand where you can enjoy and relax during your vacation.
Let’s explore these wonderful places: Chiang Khan, Surat Thani, and Doi Pui Co. You will surely be blown away by their beauty!
Visit Chiang Khan
Located in Loei province in the Northeastern region, this once little-known Mekong-side town has become a popular destination among locals and tourists. Despite that, it remains peaceful and charming.
To experience local culture and lifestyle, you may cycle around the traditional timber shophouses in this old town.
You can also take part in or observe the long-established ritual known as sticky rice almsgiving, taking place daily between 5.30 AM to 7.30 AM.
One of the must-visit attractions here is Phu Tok. At this small mountain, you will get to see a panoramic view of the Mekong River and Chiang Khan. We recommend you to visit in the early morning to catch the awe-inspiring sunrise and sea of mist.
Phu Tok (Cr. traveloka.com)
If you travel here anytime between February to May, do not miss Kaeng Khut Khu, the set of islets in the middle of the Mekong River. During this dry period, you can clearly see the colorful boulders. There is also a boat service for you to enjoy spectacular river views.
Kaeng Khut Khu (Cr. thesunsight.com)
From evening to night time, enjoy yourself at Chiang Khan walking street, where you can find a wide variety of local food and products.
We recommend you visit Chiang Khan between February and May for the best nature sightseeing. However, if you would like to experience cold weather, visit between October and February.
Kaeng Khut Khu : Chiang Khan, Chiang Khan District, Loei 42110, Thailand
Enjoy The Scenery At Surat Thani
Apart from being the largest province in the Southern region of Thailand, Surat Thani is also known as a gateway to many much-visited islands such as Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan, and Koh Tao. However, it has much more to offer.
The most famous attraction here is Rajjaprabha Dam or Chiao Lan Lake. Its breathtaking scenery of undulating limestone mountains, emerald water, and floating mist in the blue sky will surely amaze you. Undoubtedly, it is dubbed as Guilin of Thailand. The peaceful atmosphere makes it a perfect spot to spend time with yourself while immersing in this beautiful nature.
Chiao Lan Lake (Cr. thetrippacker.com)
There are various activities for you to do here, ranging from kayaking, swimming to hiking to see a 360-degree view of the reservoir. You can also spend a night here and catch the sunrise and sea of morning mist.
An unseen destination you should not miss in Surat Thani is Nam Rad Forest Headwater. Surrounded by lush forests, there is a crystal clear natural spring where you can see through to the bottom. You can also kayak around the spring and enjoy the serene ambiance.
Rajjaprabha Dam: Khao Phang, Ban Ta Khun District, Surat Thani 84230, Thailand
Nam Rad Forest Headwater: Ban Tham Niap, Khiri Rat Nikhom District, Surat Thani 84180, Thailand
Hike at Doi Pui Co
What would be better for a single traveler than a hiking trip? Doi Pui Co or Doi Pui, located 1,406 meters above sea level, is known as the Golden Savannah of Mae Hong Son. The name is given because between January and February, the grassy plain at the peak will turn gold.
At the top of Doi Pui, you will see an amazing 360-degree scenery and a sea of mist. You can also catch both sunrise and sunset here. Without lighting and buildings, it is a perfect place to watch bright and sparkling stars at night.
Another highlight of Doi Pui Co is the lonely tree, standing alone in the middle of the viewpoint. So, don’t forget to get a few selfies with this tree!
There are a few things you need to take note of before embarking on your journey.
First, you are not recommended to drive a car due to the condition of the roads. Therefore, we suggest you hire the locals to drive for you as they are more experienced with the route. After the ride, you will need to hike for around 850 meters to the top.
Secondly, there is no food stall up there, so do prepare your own food and water.
Last but not least, remember to bring your own tent if you plan to spend a night to chill and reconnect with nature
While each of the 3 trips has its own uniqueness, we believe that you will gain memorable experiences regardless of the journey you choose. So, let’s get ready to explore!