Thailand from history to bounty
Let's discover Thailand. This is an amazing trip with a lot of variation. During this trip you can discover the most inspiring places of the crazy city Bangkok. Outside the chaos of Bangkok you can experience the beauty of the nature, culture and historie.
- Airplane Home - Prince Palace Hotel
Day 1 - 3 Prince Palace Hotel
Bangkok: Prince palace hotel. Swim between the clouds!
Meet the clouds in the great hotel 'Prince Palace'. Beside the great meals, you have to visit the swimming pool and beer garden on the 11th floor. If you really want a great view, you can have dinner on the 32th floor. This hotel is near by the centre of this great city. Meet Bangkok from the water with a very great Klong tour. This Klongtour is organized by Green Wood travel and shows you 'Venice of the east'. The boat brings you to local markets, impressive temples, good restaurants and great nature. Pick in the evening a really good dinner at the busy and cosy Khao San Road. A little big touristic, but despite a recommendation. If you want to fight shy of the water, but want to discover Bangkok, go for a bicycle tour. With Co van Kessel Bangkok Tours, it's possible to discover a lot of beautiful hidden jewels. Cool (floating)markets, banana fields, local food and a lot of other great places. The most of the Thais live with a inspirational religion: Buddhism! This way of life can be experienced throughout Bangkok and the rest of Thailand, but the temples of Bangkok must be the most impressive. For example: visit Wat Phra Kaew! Bangkok is overwhelming and bizarreMust-see excursions Powered by
- Co Van Kessel Bangkok Tours
- De Kleine Duiker
- De Rotterdam Steam Ship
- Khao San Road
- Klong Thom Night Market
- Pak Khlong Talat (Flower Market)
- Sampeng Market
- Stadium Feijenoord (De Kuip)
- Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)
- Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
- Car Prince Palace Hotel - Kanchanaburi
Day 4 Kanchanaburi
River Kwai: The impressive history!
Let's go to the River Kwai. On the way to River Kwai is a cozy floating market in Damnoen Saduak. Buy delicious fruit and souvenirs and have a nice cold drink. When you finally arrived River Kwai, you can walk over the bridge and visit the scenery of the famous movie 'The Bridge over the River Kwai'. The best way to visit this historical bridge, is undoubtedly by boat. Step on board of a relaxing floating restaurant, which is dragged to the bridge (see photo), or take a speedboat for more spectacle. In the vicinity of the bridge is the greatest ice-cream of the whole trip. You have to try the coconut ice-cream. By taking the car to Chungkai war cemetery, you discover the impressive war history of Thailand. In the southwest of Chunkai is a great cave temple (Wat Tham Khoa Pun). In the second world war, the Japanese army used the cave as storage. River Kwai Village Hotel gives you a great rest, amusing entertainment and a nice environment.
- Car Kanchanaburi - Tambon Wang Yen
Day 5 Tambon Wang Yen
Hell Fire Pass: Breathtaking history!
The Hell Fire Pass is no doubt the most impressive and breathtaking place to experience the atrocities of the second world war in Thailand. You will forget the beauty of the nature after you walk the Hell Fire Pass. During a walk, you explore how malnourished prisoner of war chopped a long road through the rocks. The Hell Fire Pass Memorial Museum tells you the impressive story about the war. You will always remember this place, and it makes you enjoy your freedom. Time for some relaxation. Go to the trainstation of Ban Nam Tok and have a good lunch. Take the train to Ta Ke Len and enjoy the beautiful views while crossing the wooden viaducts. A great place to rest is the Botanic Garden. On your floating home, you will have a great time.
- Car Tambon Wang Yen - จังหวัด กรุงเทพมหานคร
Erawan National Park: Breathtaking history and great nature
To enjoy your freedom and the beauty of nature, you really must visit Erawan National Park. This green jungle paradise has a lot of beautiful waterfalls, clean blue water, monkeys, and feet-cleaning fishes. Take a dive and enjoy the moment!
- Train จังหวัด กรุงเทพมหานคร - Khlong Sok
Day 7 Khlong Sok
Kalong Sok: Sleeping in treetops amongst the monkeys!
The swimming pool is maybe a little bit too green to swim in, but this place is great. You have the chance to see fire flies, monkeys and other nice animals. You can go out for a ride on a elephant, but if you really love them, you don't do it! Another option is a cool raft experience on the river. You'll see the snakes in the trees and the great nature all around you. After floating for a while you will be picked up by a car that brings you to the hotel. If you want to feed wild monkeys, you have to go to the local monkey temple.
- Car Khlong Sok - Surat Thani
Day 8 - 9 Surat Thani
Ratchaprapha: raft house in paradise!
Maybe I dare to say this place is the most beautiful place of the whole trip. It all starts with a fantastic boat trip from the Ratchaprapha Dam to the raft houses. The water is immense clear, the environment extreme green and the big rock formations are impressive. After an hour traveling by boat you arrive at the basic, but fantastic raft houses. It's the best place to dive into the water. The only connection with the land is a jungle-island. From the raft houses you can do great excursions. Climbing in the jungle, night tours with fireflies, and swimming in great caves. I will never forget this place!
- Car Surat Thani - Surat Thani
Surat Thani - Goodbye to the mainland!
Not a place because the beauty of it, but the place you have to visit to visit on of the wonderful islands. The boat will leave from this place!
- Boat Surat Thani - Ko Pha-ngan
Arrived at Koh Pha-ngan you have to take a taxi to the right hotel. Salat beach resort is a great place to stay!
- Car Ko Pha-ngan - Ko Pha-ngan
Day 10 - 14 Ko Pha-ngan
Ko Pha-ngan: Bounty to the max!
They really exist! Bounty islands of your dreams! Enjoy the fresh coconuts, great weather and timeless feeling. The excursions are great. You can dive on great spots and visit other fantastic islands and the Angthon National Marine Park. After a climb on one of the islands you got a really great view!Must-see excursions Powered by
- Ang-Thong Discovery Tour
- Angthong National Marine Park
- Grand Sea Discovery - Day Tours
- In Sea Speedboat
- Just for Fun - Canopy Adventure
- Koh Tao Climbing Project
- Onsight Climbing - 1 Day Trip
- Planet Scuba
- Boat Ko Pha-ngan - Chumphon
Visit Chumphon while traveling to Bangkok.
- Bus Chumphon - Bangkok
Day 16 Bangkok
Bangkok, Prince Palace Hotel: A great comfortable night to end your holiday!
A last day at Bangkok. A last chance to enjoy the great culture and the craziness of Bangkok.
- Airplane Bangkok - Home