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The 5 Most Beautiful Places To Visit In Malaysia

Malaysia is often overlooked when compared to its Asian and Indonesian neighbors such as Bali or Thailand. Long-term budget explorers often shun Malaysia as being “too expensive” (mostly because liquor does cost more than in Thailand). But missing out on exploring the best places in Malaysia would be a blunder. The country has pristine beaches, rolling green tea plantations, jungles and rainforests filled with rare wildlife and hundreds of incredible temples and mosques and bustling cities with epic views. All this is on offer with fewer tourists and for cheaper than its counterparts.

Here I share the top 5 most beautiful places to visit in Malaysia, with details on why you should see them, where to stay and what to do in Malaysia.

  1. KUALA LUMPUR

Kuala Lumpur is the capital city and also the fastest growing Asian city by economy and population. People planning a holiday in Malaysia will most likely fly into KL. Therefore, I suggest spending at least 2 days to give yourself some time to explore the city as there is plenty to see and do here.

WHAT TO SEE

There are so many things to explore in Kuala Lumpur, but my top 3 things are – the iconic Petronas Towers, the Batu Caves located 20 minutes’ drive from the Centre and the Thean Hou temple, perched atop a hill.

WHERE TO STAY

There are several luxury hotels in Kuala Lumpur, but finding one with an unbelievable view is the most important and the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur certainly won’t disappoint! With rooms opposite the Petronas Towers and floor to ceiling windows, you will be able to capture the perfect picture right from your suite.

2. CAMERON HIGHLANDS

Most tourists who plan a trip to Malaysia usually head straight to the coast and miss the central part of the country. But not exploring the Cameron Highlands would be a mistake. Reminiscent of the English countryside, with beautiful houses, midafternoon teas, and lush green rolling hills, this place will be the highlight of your trip to Malaysia.

WHAT TO SEE

There is so much to see here, but the most obvious one is the tea plantation which is the main reason many visitors come to the Cameron Highlands. The most famous is Best of Highlands (BOH) which has a great viewing platform and offers factory tours and tea tasting. You should also go strawberry picking or take a guided nature trail through the jungle.

WHERE TO STAY

Places to stay in Cameron Highlands are relatively basic with a few guesthouses to choose from. But the most comfortable is the Cameron Highlands Resort which offers its guests a roaring fireplace, snug leather couches, delicious afternoon tea, beautiful traditional and luxurious rooms all with a true English countryside feel.

3. PENANG

Malaysians are proud of their big island on the west coast — Penang! This colonial city of Georgetown was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has plenty to offer in the way of a seaside fort, historic homes, museums, and most importantly, a well-known street-food scene. From Kuala Lumpur, you can directly fly to Penang, or take a bus. If you are heading to Penang from the Cameron Highlands, a few buses run per day that takes around 5 hours.

WHAT TO SEE

Penang has become well-known for its street art, with some frescoes gathered in long queues to get your picture with them. Once you are done with all the street art, head up to Habitat on Penang Hill for views and then back down to see Kek Lok Si (Snake Temple).

WHERE TO STAY

Most tourists who visit Penang want to stay in Georgetown. Depending on your travel style, I would suggest staying at Cheong Fatt Tze (for history lovers) or if you prefer a more modern hotel then the G Hotel Kelawai is the perfect option for you.

4. LANGKAWI

Situated off the northwest corner of Malaysia, Pulau Langkawi is the top island destination in Malaysia for foreign tourists and Malaysians. Langkawi is an archipelago made up of 99 islands located on Malaysia’s west coast. While the ocean may be the main draw, the place also has a mixture of picturesque paddy fields, stunning lagoons and lush tropical jungles.

WHAT TO SEE

Langkawi is famous for its beautiful beaches, so it’s quite possible you will be heading to this island to relax and enjoy some time in the sun. In between, time to go up to the Sky Bridge where you get spectacular views out over Langkawi, back to the mainland and even Thailand. If you don’t like gondolas then this may not be for you as the gondola ride can be nail biting!

WHERE TO STAY

My two favorite places are the Temple Tree by Bon Ton and The Andaman. These are two very different resorts that cater to different types of travellers. Temple Tree offers rooms in antique buildings of Chinese, Eurasian, Malay and Indian origin, making for a truly unique experience.

5. PERHENTIAN ISLANDS

This small archipelago called the Perhentians features as one of the most beautiful places to visit in Malaysia. The key coral-surrounded islands consist of the aptly named Besar and Kecil. Favorite activities, apart from relaxing in this little-visited tropical paradise, include scuba diving, snorkeling and canoeing.

WHAT TO SEE

Nature is undoubtedly the main attraction on these islands. These islands are also known for their gorgeous beaches that easily rival those of Thailand. Grab a kayak and start rowing around the island in search of your own secluded bay! FYI – you will be surprised by how close you will get to the wildlife within walking distance from your room.

WHERE TO STAY

The most luxurious resort here is the Perhentian Island Resort, which faces straight onto one of the most stunning beaches on the island.

I hope this article has inspired you to choose Malaysia as your next holiday destination. So if you’re ready to be wooed by nature, the abundance of ocean life along with beautiful landscapes then book your flight for Malaysia today!

The Best Places to Visit in India in January

Planning to kick-start the New Year with a vacation? Fret not; Akbar Travels gives you a list of the best domestic destinations to visit in January. Be it walking the frozen lake in Zanskar, or sailing over the turquoise water in Dawki; attending the coveted Jaipur Literature Festival or beholding the magnificent Republic Day parade in Delhi; India presents the best of the best in January.

Here’s a list of the best places to visit in India in January. Take a look! 

  1. KALIMPONG
Kalimpong
Kalimpong, West Bengal

With its little gompas, archetypal monasteries and tiny bazaars, Kalimpong attract all kinds of travelers who wish to take a break from the hustle bustle of life to enjoy themselves. If you too are looking for quiet yet fun places to visit in January, then Kalimpong is the place for you.

How to reach: New Jalpaiguri is the nearest railway station from where you can hire a taxi to reach Kalimpong. The Bagdogra Airport is the closest to Kalimpong and lies at a distance of 78km from there.

Attractions: Deolo Hill, Teesta River Rafting, Cactus Nursery, Jang Dog Palriffo Brang Gompa, Thongsa Gompa, Tharpa Choeling Gompa, Neora Valley National Park etc.

2.  UDAIPUR

Udaipur
Udaipur, Rajasthan

Popularly known as “The City of Lakes”, Udaipur is a spectacular option to pick from this list out of the best place to visit in January in India. You can easily do all your sightseeing without sweating a drop of sweat, as it won’t be hot at all during this time of the month. Pick a pretty rooftop cafe, drink a hot cup of coffee and bask in the sun.

How to Reach: Udaipur lies on a massive network of rail that joins it to major cities and is well-connected by road too. Udaipur Airport or the Maharana Pratap Airport has regular flights to major Indian cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Jaipur. 

Attractions: City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Lake Pichola, The Monsoon Palace, Jag Mandir, Fateh Sagar Lake, Kumbhalgarh Fort etc.

3. MANALI

Manali
Manali, Himachal Pradesh

For all the mountain lovers who can’t get enough of true winters, the best place to visit in January in India is Manali! Totally covered in snow and detached from the world, Manali is a great choice for all those who want to spend some quiet time and get relaxed! If you wish to do some adventurous activities, then you can head to Solang to ski or paraglide!

How to Reach: The best way to reach Manali in winters is by taking a flight to Bhuntar Airport, which is situated at a distance of 50km from Manali. Manali is very well-connected to important tourist destinations like Shimla, Kullu, Leh, Dharamshala, and New Delhi by means of a network of state-run as well as private buses. If you wish to go by road, the drive up to Manali is simply breathtaking!

Attractions: Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass, Hidimba Devi Temple, Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art, Vashisht Hot Water Springs, Manu Temple, and Club House.

4. KERALA

Kerala
Kerala

If you are a true nature lover and wish to enjoy a relaxed vacation in India, then Kerala is the ideal destination in winter holidays. In fact, Kerala is among the most popular places to visit in India in January. Be it cruising in backwaters in a houseboat or enjoying the ancient Ayurveda massage and therapy, Kerala is a treat for all. Also, Kerala is the land of the best winter honeymoon destinations in India.

How to Reach: Cochin, Trivandrum, and Calicut airport are the nearest airports. Kerala is well-connected to roads from Bangalore and all throughout the state. Frequent trains and even luxury trains are available.

Attractions: Alappuzha beach, Snake Boat Race in Alleppey, Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Tea Museum, Attukal Waterfalls, Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary etc.

5 GOA

Goa
Goa

If you wish to indulge in the pure mood of festivity, then Goa is the best destination for you. During winters, you can experience the energy all around. During the day, the beaches are the hotspot destinations to enjoy the winter sun, on the other hand, the nights are lively with happening parties all around. Goa Lokotsav and India Yoga Festival remain the highlight of popular activities to attend in Goa in January.

How to Reach: Goa International Airport in Dabolim Goa (29 Km from Panaji). It is well-connected by road from Mumbai, Bangalore and many more. If you wish to travel by sea, then Mumbai to Goa luxury cruise is your best choice.

Attractions: Basilica of Bom Jesus, Dudhsagar Falls, Fort Aguada, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Candolim Beach, Baga Beach, Arambol Beach etc.

6. GREAT RANN OF KUTCH

Rann of Kutch
Rann of Kutch

Famous for its white salt desert sand, the Great Rann of Kutch is a famous tourist spot which is visited by travellers all around the world. This place becomes a narrow wetland that submerges into water during the monsoon and becomes extremely dry during the summers. Even the most celebrated festival, Rann Utsav is organized in winters. That is why the Great Rann of Kutch is best for visiting in the winter season. 

How to Reach: The nearest airport is the Bhuj Airport which is also well-connected to other major cities of the country. The nearest railway station is the Bhuj Railway Station which has trains connectivity from major cities like Mumbai, Ahmedabad etc. There are many state and private bus facilities that make your journey convenient.

Attractions: Kalo Dungar, White Desert of Kachch, Nadeshwari Mata Temple, Kutch Fossil Park, Lakhpat Fort, Bhanjano Hills, Siyot Caves etc.

7. ZANSKAR, JAMMU & KASHMIR 

Zanskar, J&K
Zanskar, J&K

This time in January, catch the nature at its fluffiest as you walk the thick sheet of snow at Zanskar. Chadar Trek, known as the most frightening trek in the Himalayas will test your swiftness to the core. This trek in the Zanskar range is a living legend made up of breathtaking trails coated with thick snow sheets on the frozen lake. Winter is the time when the entire valley is immersed by a pristine white sheet clearly making it among the best places to visit in India in January.

How to Reach: Leh is the nearest airport to Zanskar. Banihal railhead is 167 km from Zanskar. Regular buses also go from main North Indian cities to Zanskar.

Attractions: Patnitop, Drang Drung glacier, Phuktal monastery, Panikhar, and Zongkhu

8. Delhi

Delhi
Delhi

Nothing beats the magic of Delhi in the month of January. Vibrant festivals, beautiful people, and one national carnival (Republic Day parade) – Delhi charms its visitors in more than one ways, every winter. It is this magic that puts Delhi in the bracket of the best destinations in India in January. The parade displays numerous elements of India and contends the watchers with its sheer excellence and fine execution. India Art Fair is another looked-for event for art enthusiasts that catch their fancy. And the Dilli ki Sardi in winter is to die for!

How to Reach: Indira Gandhi International Airport connects Delhi with other major cities across India and the world. New Delhi Railway Station connects to all different parts of the country. There are buses on the roadways that cover most of the important cities acrossIndia.

Where To Stay: The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi, Le Meridian New Delhi, etc.  For more hotels, take a look at cheap hotels in Delhi here. (can give a link)

Attractions: The Red Fort, Qutub Minar, India Gate, Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb, Akshardham, Lotus Temple, Jantar Mantar etc.

9. DAMAN AND DIU

Daman and Diu
Daman and Diu

Once known as a soothing retreat for Portuguese, Daman still remains a major source of attraction for tourists. The calm environs, quaint sea beaches and mild weather of January set up this place perfectly and put it on the list of top holiday destinations in India in January. It’s the same time when Festa De Diu, Asia’s longest beach festival, takes place and the whole Diu is adorned like a bride.

How to Reach: Airport on Diu Island makes it easily accessible by air from other major Indian cities. Una is the nearest railways station from Diu and is also well connected by roads to other important cities of the country.

Attractions: Jampore Beach, Moti Daman Fort, Jetty Garden, Bom Jesus Church, Nani Daman Jetty etc.

10. ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS

Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andaman and Nicobar Islands

If you are looking for a place to escape from the lazy winters, then Andaman Island is the best destination for you. The place is comparatively warm and thus, travelers can enjoy a peaceful vacation in privacy. The month of January is a good time to enjoy the marine life. Do not miss some exciting activities in Havelock Island such as snorkeling and various water sports.

How to Reach: Veer Savarkar International Airport is the nearest airport from Andaman. There is a Sea Port at Andaman where ships are available from Chennai, Kolkata, Visakhapatnam.W

Attractions: Cellular Jail National Memorial, Turquoise water of Andaman Island, Radhanagar Beach, Museum Circuit, Water Sports Complex etc.

All of these places have different specialties that make them the best domestic destinations to visit in India. So, contact and book exclusive winter deals today. We also have all-inclusive winter holiday deals that feature the best accommodation andsightseeing packages.  

Exploring Thailand

 

Thailand is simply a collection of animated scenes comprised of bustling modern cities bestowed with tuk-tuks and motorbikes, ethnic groups selling handicrafts, Buddhist temples inclined by orange-robed monks, ancient ruins, stunning coastlines dotted with blue lagoons and gorgeous beaches, and lush landscapes peppered with traditional farming villages. That’s why Thailand is referred to be the most popular travel destination in Southeast Asia. The given below list will give you an overview of the most sought-after places to visit in Thailand where you can find a number of natural, cultural, and historic attractions.

1. Issan:

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Issan is nothing but a region comprised of 20 provinces in the northeast corner of Thailand, which shares borders with Laos and Cambodia. As the largest region in Thailand, tourists to Isaan can get pleasure from meeting locals who are extremely happy to see travelers. Further, it is home to mouthwatering dishes, which are quite different from other popular Thai foods.

Major Highlights:

  • Friendly local people
  • Genuine culture and green countryside
  • Delicious foods such as Laap and Som Tam

2. Chiang Rai:

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Situated just northeast to Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai is a well-known alternative to Chiang Mau for tourists and travelers who are interested in a bit more thai culture. Even though Chiang Rai gets hold of its share of resident and tourist expats, numerous museums, temples, cultural centers and markets provide a genuine peek at the Northern Thailand culture.

Major Highlights:

  • Peaceful temples
  • The White Temple, which is an excellent piece of art
  • The National park and Waterfalls
  • The Black House also referred as Black Temples by some tourists
  • Shopping and Night Bazaar eating

3. Mae Hong Son:

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Mae Hong Son is located in the northwest corner of Thailand just close to the border of Myanmar. It is a quiet town often still-off the tourist radar. With tremendously developed Pai located on Route 1095 just to the south of Mae Hong Son, it has become a popular alternative for tourists who need to escape from crowds. The residents of Mae Hong Son are very happy and also genuine to show their green province.

Major highlights:

  • Trekking
  • Caves and waterfalls
  • Escape travelers farther south
  • Thai, Burmese, and Karen culture

4. Khao Sok National Park:

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Even though not the oldest or largest of national parks found in Thailand, it is still a memorable favorite for several visitors. On December 22, 1980, Khao Sok has officially declared Thailand’s 22nd National Park. It is a 739 sq km nature refuge placed in the south of Thailand. This park is best-known for the picturesque lake and floating bungalows. If you have a little luck together with enough timing, you will get an opportunity to catch the rarest Rafflesia, which is the heaviest flower blooming in the earth.

Major highlights:

  • Rainforest sceneries
  • Catching Rafflesia flowers
  • Limestone formations and beautiful lakes
  • Waterfalls
  • River canoeing and Jungle Trekking

5. Islands in Thailand:

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You believe it or not, Thailand with blessed with a number of gorgeous islands of almost all sizes & temperaments in both the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. Some islands have habitually raging beach parties, whereas others are small and tranquil suitable for diving and snorkeling.

Major attractions:

  • Family-friendly beaches
  • Excellent diving & snorkeling
  • Backpacker nightlife and beach parties
  • The Sanctuary Health retreat

6. Kanchanaburi:

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Situated on the popular River Kwai, it is a great place for those who want to escape from the hustle life of Bangkok. With lots of history related to World War 11, Kanchanaburi is home to the most popular bridge constructed to connect Rangoon and Bangkok. Furthermore, there are also numerous museums and wonderful national parks where swimming is allowed under waterfalls.

Major highlights:

  • A great escape from Bangkok
  • Taweechai Elephant Camp
  • Sai Yok National Park and Erawan National Park

7. Ayutthaya:

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Ayutthaya was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to the scattering of numerous temple ruins all through the modern city. Packed with archeology, the place is likely the closest thing to the Angkor War, which is found in Thailand.

Major highlights:

  • Thai history & culture
  • Ancient temple ruins and archeological sites
  • Famous tree developed around the statue head of Buddha

8. Railay:

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Railay gives you the feel of the island, which can be accessible only by small boats as they are surrounded by mountains. It is Southeast Asia’s major rock climbing destination in Railay. The limestone cliffs projecting out of blue water offer unforgettable scenery.

Major highlights:

  • White sand beaches with small & hidden caves
  • Beautiful scenery
  • Rock climbing

9. Pai:

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Pai is a little riverside village thriving with tourism. Tourists receive fresher air from the green mountains and sceneries. Nightlife for backpackers will be found excellent in Pai. If you grab a motorbike, you will enjoy a beautiful driving in Pai

Major highlights:

  • Backpacker nightlife
  • Excellent motorbiking
  • Friendly Lanna
  • Waterfalls
  • Fresh air & relaxation
  • Healthy lifestyle, yoga retreats, juices, and organic food

10. Chiang Mai:

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Even though busy with traffic, Chiang Mai is slightly cooler because of green hills and has a plenty of tourist activities so that receives tourists in large number. During weekends, people get benefit from walking street markets

Major highlights:

  • Night markets, cheap shopping
  • Several temples
  • Adventurous outdoor activities
  • Cafes and good restaurants
  • Northern Thai, Burmese, and Lanna cultures

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8 Places To Visit in Malaysia in 3 Days

Blessed with a splendor of all kinds- the much talked about natural beauty, the finest of architectural wonders and needless to say, its unusual ethnicity, Malaysia is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in Asia. If you are thinking to have a short tour in this phenomenal nation, then you must plan your trip discerningly because this little paradise is a globe in itself when it comes to wonderful places to visit. So, here are 8places to visit in Malaysia in 3 days and have a truly amazing vacation!

1. Kota Bharu

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Often this vibrant marketplace at the Thailand’s border in Peninsular Malaysia is used as a stopover to charming Perhentian Islands. It is an ideal place to get acquainted with Malaysia’s culture, cuisines and the distinct lifestyle. Out of all the bustling marketplaces, the central market located in this locale is surely amongst the places to visit in Malaysia in 3 days. It is here you will witness colorful lifestyle of Malaysian people with streets dotted with characteristic old trishaws and lined up vegetable and food stalls with local women working them.

2. Melaka

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One of the best places to visit in Malaysia in 3 days in Melaka. It lies on the southwestern coast of West Malaysia. This place is embedded with a rich heritage, which is a sign of centuries of battles between Portuguese, British, Dutch and Indian governments over this busy India-China connecting sea route. As a result, this present day modern city harbors beautiful villas of Portuguese settlement, old fort of Dutch remains and a strange mélange of culture, traditions, and cuisines making Melaka an exciting destination to explore.

3. Cameron Highlands

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Perched at a height in the Titiwangsa Mountains, this lush green expanse offers a respite from the heat of lowlands. The natural beauty here is splendid and unfathomable, so much so that this place is one of the oldest tourist destinations in this gorgeous country. You can find here rich wildlife, beautiful lakes, unending forests and lush verdure that calls for a day out in this refreshing space. Not just that, Cameron Highlands is famous for its tea plantations and fragrant flowers production. In addition, there are golf courses for tourists and professionals alike to enjoy this sport.

4. Kuching

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Kuching is the largest city of Borneo island and is located on the banks of Sarawak River, allowing tourists to not only enjoy the waters but also the majestic views of historic Astana palace and Fort Margherita. With lots of out recreational opportunities, historical monuments to explore and bustling markets to shop, you must make a point to list Kuching under your list of ‘places to visit in Malaysia in 3 days’. And then there is its brilliantly constructed Kuching Civic center with characteristic umbrella shaped top that offers great aerial views.

5. Penang

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Penang is listed under world’s most traveled shipping routes and is therefore infused with a multitude of cultures and cuisines. With beauty in bounty and uncountable things to do, Penang is always in the checklist of tourists and you must too include it in your itinerary of places to visit in Malaysia in 3 days. The historic Indian and Chinese temples along with the famous George Town of Penang are few places that you ought to include in your sojourn to Penang

6. Kuala Lumpur

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Just two centuries back Kaula Lumpur was simply a tin mining hub of Malaysia, now two hundred years of modernity in line, Kaula Lumpur has completely transformed into the country’s largest metropolis and as also known, it’s federal capital. Locally famous as KL, this city has historical significance with places like pleasant Merdeka Square to explore in the former colonial district of KL. Then the city has China Town which is the most celebrated place in all of Malaysia. Golden Triangle and Petronas towers showcase the city’s modern face. If you want to experience the sweet tryst of modern and ancient then KL must be one amongst your list of places to visit in Malaysia in 3 days.

7. Taman Negara

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Covering an expanse of three states in the Northern area of West Malaysia, Taman Negara must top your places to visit in Malaysia in 3 days. It is the oldest rainforest in the world and a home to scarce animals like Sumatran Rhinoceros, Asian elephants Malayan tigers. A well-developed ecotourism spot and adventure destination, Taman Negara is suspended with a bridge high above the treetops from where you can admire the immense beauty it beholds whilst enjoying the rich bird life of this national park

8. Langkawi

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If you are a true nature enthusiast then Langkawi must surely be one of the places to visit in Malaysia in 3 days. Located off the northwestern coast of Malaysia in the Andaman, Langkawi represents an archipelago of 99 splendid islands. Rainforests, picturesque beaches, forest-clad mountains, fascinating mangroves, the list of beguiling things you’ll witness in Langkawi is endless.

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Top 10 Beautiful Tourist places in Thailand

Top 10 Beautiful Tourist places in Thailand

Thailand, a country of smiles, has many opportunities for its visitors to explore. Thailand tourist places Ranging from mountain villages in the north to the gorgeous beaches in south invoke a concoction of feelings along with the amazement.  We have compiled this list of ten places in Thailand for you to visit once in your lifetime.

1. Railay Beach-

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Being one of the best beaches in Thailand, Railay beach offers-

  • Sandy white beaches,
  • crystal clear water, and
  • An amazing experience.

To access this island getaway, you will need to take a boat from Ao Nang or Krabi. In addition to visiting beaches, it is also the best spot to try rock-climbing. Moreover, you can either take a relaxing massage and cooking classes, or you can satiate your adventurism needs by going for-

  • Kayaking,
  • Elephant trekking,
  • Whitewater rafting,
  • Snorkeling

2. Koh Phi Phi-

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Situated within the boundaries of Krabi Province, Phi Phi islands are well known for their-

  • Resorts, and
  • Exotic beach destinations.

Most of the islands here are secluded except Phi Phi Don from where you can make a trip to the islands in proximity. Monkey Beach and Long Beach on Koh Phi Phi Island are the remarkable Thailand tourist places. Furthermore, try-

  • Snorkeling,
  • Diving ,
  • Or hit Maya Bay, where ‘The Beach’ movie was shot starred by Leonardo DiCaprio.

3. The historic City of Ayutthaya

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Take a walk into the ruins of former capital; Ayutthaya, which is one the best Thailand tourist places. A number of temples and palaces speak of the importance of this city after Sukhothai period. Other countries also had an influence over Ayutthaya which is explicitly expressed in the dissimilar foreign settlements. You can reach here by train or bus from Bangkok.

4. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep-

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Located on Doi Suthep Mountain is the ‘Wat Phra That Doi Suthep’ temple in Chiang Mai province. It is capable enough to amaze you with its-

  • Intricate carvings,
  • Worship rituals, and
  • An expansive view of Chiang Mai city.

Apart from visiting this Thailand tourist place, you can take an excursion to Doi Pui village. It is a home to hill tribe communities following Hmong culture. Do visit Bhubing Palace lying in the way to Doi Pui from Doi Suthep.

5. Erawan Falls-

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At a short distance from Kanchanaburi in West Thailand, scenic Erawan Falls compel you to sit and spectate the beauty around. The waterfall named after a three-headed elephant of Hindu mythology is Located in Erawan National Park. Macaques are quite common around this seven-tiered waterfall resembling Erawan. Being an excellent Thailand tourist place, the park sees a high influx of visitors on the weekends

6. Mu Ko Chang National Park-

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Falling under the Trat province of eastern Thailand, this national park is impressively enriched with natural beauty. Comprising of more than 50 islands, Ko Chang is more remarkable than others. It offers a relaxed ambiance featuring-

  • Lush jungles,
  • Steep peaks, and
  • White sandy beaches.

Moreover, you get the options of snorkeling, diving, kayaking, fishing and a delicious dining.

7. Koh Lipe-

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Koh Lipe is a tiny Thai island near the Malaysian border in the Andaman Sea. With its four beaches housing 25% of world’s fish species, Koh Lipe is small enough to be covered walking in one hour. To watch the coral reefs from up-close, simply go snorkeling and scuba diving. You can stay in beach bungalows at this Thailand tourist place.

8. Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park

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Consisting of 42 islands, this famous national park is located in the Gulf of Thailand. The close together islands have inspired to name it ‘Ang Thong’ which means a bowl of gold. You can quickly hop from one island to another and reach to the park’s headquarter on Ko Wua TalapIsland. Staying at bungalows here lets you take in the picturesque views of surrounding islands. Do explore the bizarre rock formations, white sand beaches, and snorkeling here.

9. Prasat Hin Phimai

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Making for a religious Thailand tourist place, Prasat Hin Phimai boasts some of the most remarkable Khmer ruins in Thailand. These temples were built in 11th and 12th century under Khmer empire and mark their resemblance to those of Angkor. Although constructed as Mahayana Buddhist temple, you can also find many Hindu deities in the carvings here.

10. Ao Nang-

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To explore Krabi in its entirety, this beach town Ao Nang will help you serve the purpose well. The area is rapidly developing from being a backpacker hotspot to a major tourist destination due to the availability of airport here.

  • Cheap accommodation,
  • excellent restaurants, and
  • an ease of access,

make it one of the best Thailand tourist places.

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Seven Honeymoon Destinations in India That You Should Explore

Did you recently get engaged? Congratulations! It can be the most fabulous yet slightly stressful phase of your life. From finding the right caterer to make up artists, it involves a lot of planning. One of the best things is planning your honeymoon. India is filled with beautiful destinations you can explore. To make your search easier, we have put together a list of seven honeymoon destinations in India that you should explore.

Udaipur

Lake Pichola, palaces, temples, Havelis and Aravalli Hills are some of the spectacular spots that make Udaipur one of the most romantic destinations in India. If you are looking for an exotic and royal location, pack your bags and head to Udaipur. It is also called, “Venice of the East and is the centre for performing arts and crafts.

Best Time to Visit: October to March

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Sunny beaches, secluded islands and plenty of water sports activities; Andaman Islandis one of the beautiful locations in India. The Islands are a hub for adventure sports activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving and kayaking. With plenty of resorts with scenic views, Andaman is indeed a paradise for honeymooners to relax and unwind.

Best Time to Visit: October to May

Spiti, Himachal Pradesh

Surrounded by high mountain ranges and high altitude lakes, Spiti borders China occupied Tibet. It is rich in Buddhist culture and is also home to one of the rarest snow leopards. If you are looking to be adventurous on your honeymoon, do visit Spiti.

Best time to visit: May to September

Gangtok

Looking to wake up to stunning views of the Khangchendzonga with your significant other? Then plan your honeymoon to Gangtok. Additionally, Gangtok offers views of the Himalayan mountain range and is surrounded by lakes. Don’t forget to visit River Teesta which is one of the best spots for white water rafting in North East India.

Best Time to Visit: All year round

Kovalam

If your idea of a vacation is relaxing by the beach, then you should certainly explore Kovalam. From various experiences such as surfing, wooden boat ride, Ayurveda and wellness, Kovalam is ideal for honeymooners looking to relax and spend quality time with each other.

Best Time to Visit: September to March

Coorg

Surrounded by misty mountains and coffee plantations, Coorg is dubbed the “Scotland of India.” Enjoy nature at its best and explore activities such as trekking, hiking and bird watching.  You can also visit Abbey falls, Dubare Elephant Camp, Mallalli Falls & Iruppu Falls. Coorg is ideal for those who are looking to rejuvenate themselves.

Best Time to Visit: October to March and January to May

Darjeeling

If you are looking for a magical experience of taking toy train rides and watching the view of the sunrise over the horizon of Tiger Hills, then Darjeeling is the place you should consider.  Darjeeling is also known for its black tea grown on plantations and is one of the most exotic and scenic honeymoon spots in India.

Best Time to Visit: September to April

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