Thailand is one of the most popular and frequently visited countries in the world. It is a great tourist destination thanks to the amazing food, beautiful beaches and scenic places that have so much to offer.
Interestingly, Thailand is a preferred tourist destination for hiking too. It has the best hiking trails including beautiful dewy rainforests and majestic mountains. It is a country where it would be a pity if you did not explore on foot since it has so much to offer you in terms of breathtaking views and landscapes. So here are the best-hiking destinations in Thailand.
Doi Chang cliffs
Doi Chang cliffs aren’t well known, but it is worth a spot to visit if you prefer a place that’s quiet and serene. Since the infrastructure isn’t well developed, the hike starts with a motorbike ride and then continues on foot. There is a temple on the side of the mountain where the monks will show you around. Then comes the hard part where you can climb the cliffs to view amazing scenery and take beautiful photos. The hike takes the better part of the day so water bottles and packed lunch boxes are essential.
Koh Phi Phi viewpoint
Koh Phi Phi viewpoint is an easy and mainstream hike. It is a beautiful and frequently visited tourist spot. The views of the coastlines, oceans are forests are just amazing.
The jungle in Kanchanaburi
This jungle is home to a tribe known as the Karen. They are one of the most well-known tribes of Thailand characterized by their long, ringed-necks. This jungle has a two-day trek where you can get to know this tribe firsthand, sleep in bamboo huts, cook with them, watch their cultural dances and ride a bamboo raft.
Khao Pom, Koh Samui
Most tourists visit Koh Samui for its beautiful beaches but are unaware of the great trekking experience it offers. In Khao Pom is a beautiful jungle mountain, with many trails to follow ending at the peak in the center of the island. The views from the top are spectacular, which few tourists ever see.
Kew Mae Pan, Chiang Mai
With a height of almost 2200 meters above sea level, this place is famously known as the roof of Thailand. It is a must visit for all the nature lovers out there and has much to offer in terms of beauty. There is quite an easy trail to follow but you must wear comfortable shoes since there is a lot of walking. The views after you pass through the dense vegetation and waterfalls are to die for.
Phu Thap Boek Mountain
If you hate a challenging hike, this is the best place for you. This mountain is an easy hike with mist-covered peaks and spectacular views you have never seen before. However, the way to reach there is quite rough so you must hire a local driver and a four-wheeler. You can stay in canvas tents and there are luxury resorts available for those too who’d prefer a luxurious experience.
Khao Chang Phueak, Pha Phum National Park
This mountain peak is the third tallest peak of Thailand, this one is not for the faint-hearted. It is quite a difficult hike with even tougher spots in between. You also will need to make arrangements and reservation beforehand since only 60 people may climb in a day. The top of this mountain is a beautiful place where the eye can see for miles around.
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