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Thailand has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in recent times and there are many reasons for this. Bangkok, as the capital city, is a hugely popular tourist destination and there are some very popular party destinations to enjoy in Thailand. Areas like Koh Phangan and Koh Phi Phi are highly regarded but they can be busy. If you are looking to escape to Thailand and enjoy life off the tourist trail, here are some tips for you.

Hua Hin

As the oldest beach resort location in Thailand, you would think that would be a busy attraction, but it can be a good place to escape the hustle and bustle of certain areas. At three hours south of Bangkok taking the eastern coast line, this resort is said to have been discovered by King Rama VII in the 1920s.
The biggest factor in the appeal of Hua Hin is the fact that the pace of development has been slow, which means that it offers an insight into a more natural way of life. If you want to experience a more reserved side of beach resort in Thailand, Hua Hin is a perfect choice.

Khao Sam Roi Yot 

If you are looking to relax rest or be active, the oldest marine national park in the whole of Thailand will allow you to achieve your aims. When you take on board the fact that beaches like Sam Phraya and Laem Sala offer a quiet and private style of rest and recuperation, you’ll be keen to explore this part of the country. With both beaches offering just a single restaurant, it is easy to see that these aren’t areas that have been developed with tourists in mind.
With mountain ranges, waterfalls, caves and cliffs, there are stunning views and plenty of spaces to explore in Khao Sam Roi Yo.

Koh Lanta
If you missed the experience of Koh Samui or Phuket in the early 1990s or you want to enjoy those days again, you’ll find that Koh Lanta, in the Andaman Sea is a treat. This island is very much unspoiled and while the north area of the island is more developed, you can find sanctuary in the south of the area.
Whether your focus is on beaches filled with glorious white sand, stunning sun-sets, chances to snorkel and dive or you want to enjoy some of the freshest and tastiest seafood, this is a destination that is a great treat for many tourists who are looking to enjoy a great Thai break without the masses of tourists and travellers.

Mae Hong Song
While Pai is becoming increasingly busy and hectic, its neighbour, Mae Hong is a laid back and relaxed area close to the border. This ensures that there is a wide range of culinary delights and influences, making this an essential place if you are keen to try as many sumptuous meals as you possibly can.

Other areas to consider when it comes to enjoying Thailand off the beaten track include the islands of Koh Kradan, Koh Phra Thong, Koh Mak, Koh Kood, Koh Tarutao or Koh Phayam.

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