Interprovincial travel is now possible, although with limitations in specific cases. Historic parks and nationwide museums are open. Numerous beaches are beginning to see visitors from various provinces craving a break from the extraordinary lockdown. Still, it’s going to be a long while prior to tourist reaches the pre-pandemic level.

In spite of Thailand’s success in keeping Covid-19 in check and current reports about China’s development in vaccine research study, the unique coronavirus is still a force to be considered. Internationally, the infection still has the upper hand. This is not to point out the brand-new Ebola break out in Africa. If we let our guard down, the video game in Thailand might unfavourably alter. So it’s not unexpected that national forests, forest reserves and other secured natural websites stay closed to travelers. Temples are just partly open. A great deal of neighborhoods that draw in fans of culture and regional way of livings are playing it safe and not prepared to run the risk of having outsiders in their areas.

So let’s be client, rather of a possible client. Till the lockdown is completely raised or individuals are positive to utilize mass transit for long-distance travel and remain over night in mid-range hotels and resorts, this bi-weekly series will continue to offer you with travel concepts you can pick from when you are prepared for your next experience. In previous short articles, practically 50 locations have actually been covered. In today’s piece, you’ll discover a lots more.

Continuing from recently where I informed you about the locations that I have actually been to in the very first half of September over the previous several years, here are some from the latter half of the exact same month, omitting locations formerly included such as the mtb tracks of Hua Hin’s Hin Lek Fai Hill, which I entered September of 2012 to sign up with the regional riders in a night trip. They have not done a comparable trip given that.

In 2003, I reviewed Namtok Krok E-dok, a huge however less-known waterfall on the western border of Khao Yai National Forest. The primary image was really from a journey I had actually made a couple of years previously, which, to be truthful, I can’t remember what month it was. For sure however, it was the rainy season. The image was shot with a movie cam. Thankfully, there is a digitally scanned image.

In 2004, I made a long trip to the lower Isan area to have a look at the tourist attractions along the border with Laos and Cambodia. In 2014, I went to Khao Krachom, a remote station of the Border Patrol Cops nearby to Myanmar.

Well, there are a couple of more provided in this post, all with updated info. I hope you’ll discover some that you seem like contributing to your container list.

No one understands for how long this pandemic will last. Anyhow, let’s be enthusiastic. One day we’ll have the ability to take a trip easily as soon as again. It does not harmed to have some strategies, does it? To make it simpler for you, here are some travel concepts that– I’m keeping my fingers crossed– you may be able to utilize in case the coast is clear 3 months or two from now.

For previous short articles, see https://www.bangkokpost.com/topics/1896450/travel-diary.


The Saraburi part of Khao Yai National Forest– which likewise covers 3 other provinces specifically Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri and Nakhon Ratchasima– is house to among the park’s bigger waterfalls, Krok E-dok. To reach the Krok E-dok, you require to stroll 4km from the forest edge. Given that it is a brief trek, there is no requirement to remain over night in the forest. All you require to bring is lunch, drinking water and a video camera with a good macro ability given that along the method there will be lots of plants and small animals you’ll wish to photo. The path consists of numerous climbs up, the closer you get to the falls, the steeper the surface. Nevertheless, the worst part, in my viewpoint, is the start. You need to wade throughout a shallow stream initially, which implies you require to use soaked shoes all day till you leave the forest. Given that the website lies within a safeguarded location, every visitor requires to sign up and be accompanied by a ranger or designated regional guide. Ideally, the waterfall will resume to visitors by late September or early October. For the upgrade, speak with the Restriction Bueng Mai Neighborhood Tourist Group through Line by including this telephone number 065-706-2959.


On the satellite mode of Google Maps, if you take a look at Greater Bangkok, you’ll see a big green area surrounded by concrete jungle. That’s Bang Krachao, aka Bangkok’s Green Lung. Apart from natural environments and rural way of living, this unique location is blessed with a range of tourist attractions from arts and crafts workshops and museums to old temples, a public park and the popular Bang Nam Phueng weekend market, which is back in operation. Bang Krachao is found on the west side of the Chao Phraya River. Unless you drive there, it’s practical to cross the river through a ferryboat from among these piers depending upon your place: Wat Klong Toey Nok, Wat Bang Na Nok and Sathu Pradit. For rental bikes, that makes it simpler for you to explore this green location, call 061-832-6113.


Pha Taem National Forest in Ubon Ratchathani province boasts among the most awesome views of the Mekong. From the clifftop lookout point a brief walk from the visitors’ centre, you can feast your eyes on the magnificent river and a safeguarded forest of southern Laos. Not far from there is a path that takes you down the cliff to websites of ancient paintings. The website you see in an accompanying image portrays pictures of the Mekong giant catfish, a freshwater stingray and numerous fishing tools. The duration from September to October is the very best for those who want to see the park’s waterfalls such as Saeng Chan and Soi Sawan in their finest kinds. Here you can see the images of the pointed out falls. I will not inform which is which however my tip is that the name of the very first method moonlight. For flower fans, it’s a good idea to wait till October and November when lots of ground-hugging plants in the park’s open locations flower en masse. The images of flowers and leaves revealed here were taken in September.


This year, numerous occasions were either cancelled or delayed. However this yearly parade at Kaeng Lamduan in Ubon Ratchathani’s Nam Yuen district, for sure, will not be impacted by the pandemic. Kaeng Lamduan is a rough area of Lam Dom Yai stream. September, the height of the rainy season, is the time that the stream water which streams below the mountains even more south is greatest. It is likewise the duration that Kam Khon shrimp (Macrobrachium dienbienphuense) move to their breeding place upstream. The small animals are not strong enough to move versus the present in the fast so they need to crawl out of the water and travel on the rocks along the water’s edge rather. The shrimp parade happens practically every night of September, or longer if there are still heavy rains. If you get to go to Kaeng Lamduan to view this natural phenomenon, ensure you do not interrupt the shrimp and at the exact same time keep advising yourself that falling under the fast-flowing water in the dark is no enjoyable at all. To find out more, contact Ubon Ratchathani Wildlife and Nature Education Centre which supervises Kaeng Lamduan at facebook.com/sathaniubon.uwcdes or call 045-410-040 and 045-243-770.

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Usually, Khao Phra Wihan National Forest in Si Sa Ket’s Kantharalak district invites visitors throughout the year. 2 of my sees to this park on the border with Cambodia took place to occur in September. The good idea about this duration of high humidity is that if you get to the park’s Pha Mo E-daeng clifftop lookout point early in the early morning, you have a great chance of taking pleasure in a sea of fog, which carpets the land down listed below that is Cambodia. A couple of actions from the observation point is a wood stairs that takes you a bit down the cliff to an area where you’ll see a set of Khmer relief sculptures that goes back over a thousand years to the time of the close-by Preah Vihear Temple, which is presently under the care of Cambodia. In the nearby Khun Han district, about an hour’s drive west of Pha Mo E-daeng, are Samrong Kiat and Huai Chan waterfalls, which are popular amongst the residents however seldom become aware of by outsiders. The Facebook page of Khao Phra Wihan National forest is simple to discover. For those of the waterfalls, you require to browse in Thai.


Apart from Pattaya, Bang Lamung and Sattahip districts of Chon Buri are abundant with a range of tourist attractions that can be gone to at any time of the year. I have actually been to these parts of the eastern province on numerous events. In September of 2006, I had a look at Viharn Sien, the museum housed in the Chinese design structure beside Wat Yansangwararam, which was called after the previous Supreme Patriarch, Somdej Phra Sangharaja Chao Krommaluang Vajirañanasamvara. Viharn Sien houses a a great deal of valuable antiques from China, consisting of a collection of genuine sculptures from the world-famous Terracotta Army provided by the Chinese federal government. Obviously, not to miss out on as soon as you remain in the location is the Khao Chi Chan (the Buddha Mountain) which is simply a couple of minutes’ drive from the Chinese art museum. On the exact same journey, I likewise went to close-by beaches, specifically Restriction Amphoe, Bang Saray, Toey Ngam, Dong Tan and Nang Ram. The 2nd is popular for seafood dining establishments. The last 3 and a sea turtle preservation centre lie in Navy bases. If you want to understand more about the navy’s turtle task, see turtles.navy.mi.th.


Maybe the most essential occasion in Si Sa Ket’s Khu Khan district is the San Don Ta event, which usually happens in September. Apart from a solemn routine to pay regard and make benefit for forefathers, San Don Ta likewise consists of sales of numerous regional items and a grand procession of individuals worn conventional outfits and magnificently embellished elephants. It is not yet specific whether the yearly occasion will be held as typical. In case it does, it would be a great chance to check out and find out more about individuals in this part of Si Sa Ket.


Found in a little base of the border patrol cops, the picturesque lookout point of Khao Krachom ignores the mountains in Myanmar. The unpaved gain access to roadway to the website, which is practically 80km west of downtown Ratchaburi, is popular amongst off-roaders as a great test website for newbies. Although the double track is not too hard to browse, constantly anticipate the unanticipated. The apparently safe puddle in the image has actually caught many pickups. That’s why there is an alternative lane readily available. And naturally, like other remote roadways that need 4×4 cars, this one to Khao Krachom is excellent for mountain cycling.


Bo Fai is understood for the airport nearby to Hua Hin downtown. However that’s not all Bo Fai needs to provide. This mtb path might be simply 2km long however it is enjoyable and stunning. To find the trailhead, utilize the following co-ordinates: 12 ° 37′ 53.97′ 0″ N 99 ° 55′ 54.30″ E. If you require a rental bike or a guide, call 089-201-7782.


Developed as part of the event of Chulalongkorn University’s 100th anniversary in 2017, CU Centenary Park not just includes green area to Bangkok however likewise uses a scenic view of the city without needing to climb a high structure. The park is simply a brief walk from Sam Yan MRT station.


The location south of Ayutthaya is as abundant in history as the ancient city itself. Apart from temples, both sides of the Chao Phraya River simply downstream from the old capital are lined with traces of worldwide neighborhoods, from Chinese, Malay and Japanese to Dutch Portuguese and other Western individuals. Those immigrants played excellent functions in the economy and politics of Ayutthaya. To check out the complete travel post on this location, go to bit.ly/2XtcHbO.

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