1 Phetchaburi

Charming historic town, boasting several fine old working temples, as well as delicious traditional desserts.

2 Pak Nam Pran

Chic, artfully designed boutique hotels on a long, sandy beach, a popular weekend escape for design-conscious Bangkokians.

3 Ang Thong National Marine Park

A dramatic, unspoilt group of over forty remote islands, accessible on boat-trips from Ko Samui or Ko Pha Ngan.

4 Full moon at Hat Rin, Ko Pha Ngan

Party on, and on…

5 Ao Thong Nai Pan on Ko Pha Ngan

Beautiful, secluded bay with good accommodation.

6 A boat-trip round Ko Tao

Satisfying exploration and great snorkelling, especially off the unique causeway beaches of Ko Nang Yuan.

7 Nakhon Si Thammarat

Historic holy sites, intriguing shadow puppets, great-value accommodation and excellent cuisine.

8 Krung Ching waterfall

Walk past giant ferns and screeching monkeys to reach this spectacular drop.

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