Khmer temples, tropical forest and the islands

A region with a lot of variety of sights yet easily overlooked by tourists. From Bangkok you head east and visit the impressive Khmer ruins of Phanom Rung built on the rim of an extinct volcano. Take enough time to wander around this historical park as it’s impressive. Continue to Chanthaburi known for it’s fruit orchards and the charming waterfront area with its heritage shops, cafes and hotels for a stroll in the evening. Continue to the mangrove forest to Trat province with some of the prettiest tropical islands to end your holiday.

Koh Chang is the biggest island with a wide variety of accommodation as well as some nightlife. Koh Maak is the smallest island among the archipelago and offers simply stunning beaches and quietness. Koh Kood is described by travellers as the perfect Thai island; mainly forested, the water lapping the bays is clear; and there are more coconut palms than people.

From the island you go by ferry to the mainland and drive in about 5 hours to Bangkok or fly from Trat airport to Bangkok.

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