My Thailand Top Ten in Photos

Our trip to Thailand. 3 weeks, 5 locations, 6 flights, 2 sleeper trains and countless buses. So many experiences, memories and photos! In this post I’m going to share my favourite experiences with you through the photos we took.

1. Wat Pho – Bangkok city centre.

Bangkok is a tourist carousel and the temples (Wat’s in Thai) are all part of it. The Grand Palace is beautiful, sure, but it costs £10 for entry per person and is absolutely heaving with tourists. Wat Pho is the Grand Palace’s less popular baby brother; situated just behind and equally as impressive and glittering. It also costs less than £5 entry so great if you are on a shoestring. The reclining golden Buddha is one of the most incredible man-made wonders I have seen.

2. Thai Farm Cooking School – Chiang Mai.

Getting out of the city to visit this tranquil organic farm, picking out ingredients and cooking up authentic Thai dishes was a pretty wonderful day. Read my full review here.

3. Sunday Night Market – Chiang Mai

Market doesn’t really cover it to be honest. We spent 3 hours wandering through this and didn’t even cover a small percentage of it! It is seriously huge and very, very busy; but with an amazing atmosphere and full of beautiful hand crafted items and Thai products. The majority of ‘markets’ in Thailand are packed full of fake Ray Bans and toy elephants so this market is a real breath of fresh and every stall is different. TIP: go early to avoid getting crushed in the crowd!

4. Baan Chang Elephant Park – Chiang Mai

Not only one of the best experiences  of my trip but one of the best experiences of my life! Spending the day with this beautiful, magnificent creatures was a genuine honour. They are gentle giants. The park takes great care of them and takes pride in educating the tourists who visit about the elephants and their behaviour and lives. Getting the bathe the elephants was the best part and this picture is of me getting caught up in a trunk spray war!

5. Cheow Lan Lake – Khao Sok National Park

It was so hard to choose a photograph from these few days. The park is truly stunning and there were a million photos to choose from. Everything from hiking to waterfalls, amazing views and the beautiful lake which we swam in. This photo is me enjoying a hot rain storm which literally came and went in 3 minutes! Incredible.

6. Snorkelling at Ko Rok – Ko Lanta

I love the water especially when it’s crystal clear blue like the sea at Ko Rok! A tiny, uninhabited island off Ko Lanta surrounded by corals and tropical fish. We even saw Nemo!

7. View point – Koh Phi Phi

A longggg hike up there in the sweaty humidity but the view was so worth it. Koh Phi Phi is paradise.

8. Monkey army – Railay beach

Railay is mostly a relaxed and chilled out place – other than their tribes of criminal monkeys of course! Luckily we didn’t lose our phones or camera to them, but we saw several people lose their dinner! It’s amazing to watch their behaviour so close. They have learnt that if the babies distract the humans the grown ups can sneak up behind and nick the goods! Incredible to witness.

9. Railay Beach – Krabi Province

Although this beach is a bit busy do my liking there is no escaping the fact that it is absolutely drop dead stunning. The limestone cliffs shield it giving a totally unobstructed view and meaning it is only accessible by long tail boat! Not to mention the powdery white sand and crystal clear water. Pure paradise.

10. Sunset at Phra Nang beach – Krabi Province

Railay beach’s baby brother and home to the ‘happy rock’, in the day time I would say this beach is over rated. Packed full of day trippers to the point where there is no where to put your towel and a lot of ‘snack boats’ turn up at lunch time to feed the ravenous tourists. However, at sunset, when everyone has gone; it is truly spectacular.

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I hope you enjoyed these photos and that I may have persuaded you to visit my favourite country in the world (so far!!). If you would like to see more keep an eye on my ‘Thailand diaries’ travel series or check out our Instagram page! 

 

15 Comments

  1. LuxeStyle January 14, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    Amazing photos; it looks like you had an incredible time x

    • Jessica Emily January 15, 2017 / 6:11 pm

      Thanks – glad you liked them! We’ve both been working hard to improve our travel photography 🙂 thanks for reading! xx

  2. xoJenny January 14, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    Loved getting that slice of Thailand, the picture of you on the elephant, what an awesome picture!!! I would just love to wander through the market, I didn’t realize how large it is- insane!!! My mom always raves about the markets in Seoul Korea (where she grew up) shes always like you can’t visit an Asian country without seeing the market, so much to take in there!

    xo, JJ

    • Jessica Emily January 15, 2017 / 6:13 pm

      So true! So many of the markets now are just full of touristy rubbish so it was so nice to find one with genuine authentic crafts and products made by local people. Thanks so much for reading lovely glad you enjoyed 🙂 xx

  3. bbbryony January 14, 2017 / 10:03 pm

    These pics are amazing, its making me want to go to Thailand so bad! x

    • Jessica Emily January 15, 2017 / 6:13 pm

      It truly is an amazing country – one for the bucket list! Thanks for reading x

  4. Kate January 15, 2017 / 12:45 pm

    Thailand sounds amazing and your photos are amazing, I’d love to go there! I’d also love to go snorkelling, looks so fun!x

    Kate// itskaterose.blogspot.com

    • Jessica Emily January 15, 2017 / 6:14 pm

      Snorkelling is amazing if you’ve got good visibility underwater! I’m a diver but I still love snorkelling whenever I can. The underwater world is so beautiful! xx

  5. tessbloggs January 15, 2017 / 1:35 pm

    Just discovered your blog 🙂 Lovely photos! xx

    • Jessica Emily January 15, 2017 / 6:19 pm

      Thanks so much! It means a lot. I’ve been working hard on my photography lately! Thanks for reading x

    • Jessica Emily January 15, 2017 / 6:19 pm

      It was so amazing! Thanks for reading lovely xx

  6. chloejaerobinson January 16, 2017 / 5:42 pm

    Your photos of Thailand are gorgeous! I hope you had a fantastic time there!

    • Jessica Emily January 16, 2017 / 5:50 pm

      We had an amazing time thank you so much! 💗

  7. Hilary Brown May 10, 2017 / 6:02 pm

    I LOVED the viewpoint on Ko Phi Phi – great pictures!!!

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