Koh Samui is Thailands third largest island and also one of its most popular. Tourists flock to the island to take advantage of beautiful palm lined beaches, coconut groves and dense, mountainous rainforest.The following post details some of the best things to do in Koh Samui including exploring the beautiful beaches and scenery, cultural activities as well as enjoying some of the local entertainment.
For many people, Thailand is seen as an exotic dream location. Magazines are filled with images showcasing the countries endless opportunities to experience the hospitality, culture and historic sights of this beautiful country; although mostly from 5 star boutique resorts and Spa’s. However Thailand is also a very budget friendly country which can be enjoyed even with the smallest of budgets! This 3 week Thailand Itinerary guide will show you how you can enjoy the best of Thailand without blowing the budget!
Just a couple of hours drive from Bangkok you will find the historic city of Ayutthaya, a UNESCO world heritage site. Founded back in 1350, Ayutthaya became the second city of the Siam empire. During the 14th to 18th centuries the city grew into one of the world’s largest cities with a population thought to be around 1 million people! The city was largely destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th century but many of its ruins remain, characterized by tall prangs (towers) and Buddhist monuments.
Kanchanaburi, the capital of Kanchanaburi Province is located just 130km west of Bangkok, Thailand. The area is a popular destination for both tourists and locals looking to escape the craziness of Bangkok for the day on one of the many organised day trips available. However Kanchanaburi is a beautiful place to stay for a few days to explore and relax, enjoying the peaceful surrounding.