Half day excursion to the jungle west of Hua Hin where close to the Burmese border. The journey takes you through a region of uninhabited peaks & valleys to the Pa La U Waterfall. After a nature walk through the forest you reach the first level of the waterfall and then continue to climb up to the fourth or fifth stage. Lunch and refreshments are served on your return at a local restaurant.
After that to visit the Luang Phor Tuad Statue (Big Buddha Monument) at the Wat Huay Mongkol Buddhist Temple. Luang Phor Tuad was the legendary Southern Thai monk, immensely popular with the Southern Thais and increasingly so elsewhere in the Kingdom.
Please Note: Sensible shoes are essential as at times the pathway can be slippery.
Starting off from your hotel we head 2 hours North from Hua Hin to visit the most famous of Thailand's floating Markets. There you will journey through the canals by boat to take in all the wonderful ambience that the market has to offer. Stalls filled with fresh fruits & vegetables, brightly colored cloths & silks, hand carved ornaments and many other wonderful things.
Trying to bargain for your good is all part of the fun here but don't expect to haggle them down too much. After some time for lunch & refreshments we continue our journey to Phra Pathom Chedi in Nakorn Pathom, which is reportedly meant to be the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia before returning you back to Hua Hin.
North of Hua Hin to Petchaburi and then west inland to the famous Maeklong Market. This typical Thailand market full of fruits and sea foods and much more is not so typical after all. It is situated right on top of the train tracks.
Watch as the train approaches and the market miraculously moves to let it pass and then moves back and continues on. Only about 20 minutes away is Samut Songkhram Province and dinner on the Floating Restaurant (Maeklong River).
At dusk board a long-tailed speedboat to travel the river, the canals and through the Amphawa Floating Market at night.
One hour drive south to Sam Roi Yot National Park. On the way we pass through pineapple plantations and here we will make a stop so you can take a look at these tasteful fruits. Then continue to an unspoiled fisherman village & from here we’ll proceed by a simple fishing boat from Bang Pu Beach to a quiet Laem Sa La beach.
Here we have the starting point of a step 30 minutes climb up to Prayanakorn cave in which you can see a beautiful Pavilion which was built by King Rama V. Once on the beach again you will be served refreshments & lunch, then spend some time relaxing before returning back to your hotel.
Please Note: comfortable walking shoes and short trousers are essential.
The Rose Garden is a truly beautiful part of Thailand although it is not a botanical garden, as the name would suggest but it is in actual fact a cultural center that provides a great place for learning and experiencing all things Thai.
They have a daily show which starts at 14:45 in the Thai Cultural Village where you will see traditional Thai folk dancing, Muay Thai boxing, sword fighting & an Elephant show.
If you're not too keen on seeing the show, don't worry, there are a a lot of other hands-on art & craft activities to participate in throughout the Rose Garden. Ever wanted to wanted to know how to plant rice? or craft a lantern using only palm leaves then you are going to really enjoy yourself here.
A full day excursion incorporation the main high-lights of Bangkok. Visiting The Grand Palace, a harmonious blend of Eastern and Western styles, creating a truly unique ambience and Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew.
Wat Pho is the largest temple with the largest number of stupas in Bangkok. Wat Pho contains the famous Reclining Buddha, an immense gilded image 47.50 meters long.
After lunch will be a good opportunity to visit the Gems Gallery, the World’s Biggest Jewelry Store and a pause for you to shop at MBK, the well-known department store, before return to your hotel.
Take an hours drive North to the provincial capital of Phetchaburi to visit Khao Wang (Palace Hill), the summer Residence of King Mongkut (Rama IV) who loved the area so much he built a palace to stay in during his trips to the area & built a tower for his astronomical observations.
Constructed in 1860 the hill became known locally as Khao Wang (Palace Hill). Built in a European style with Thai & Chinese influence, the palace dominates the three peaks of the hill. Explore Khao Luang cave housing more than 200 Buddha statues & beautiful stalagmites.
Then proceed to admire the Khmer architecture at Wat Mahathat. Lunch & refreshments are then served before returning to Hua Hin.
A full day excursion to Kanchanaburi, on the Myanmar border to see the world famous bridge over the River Kwai. During WW II, Japan constructed the meter-gauge railway line from Ban Pong, to Thanbyuzayat, Burma. The railway line passes through the scenic Three Pagodas Pass runs for 250 miles.
You will also visit the DEATH Museum where the lives of the POW's are portrayed through many photographs, illustrations and relics. Time will be given to explore the area by train across the bridge along the death railway. Visit the well kept cemeteries containing the graves of an estimated 9,000 Allied soldiers. Followed by lunch at a local restaurant.
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