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Untouched place in Thailand

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1. Posted by ChristineO (Budding Member 15 posts) 8y

I'm going to Thailand for a short time in January, and I want to visit some place with beautiful nature that's not infected with tourism, at least not very much? Does anyone know about a place like that?
Thanks=)

2. Posted by masterblaster19 (Full Member 119 posts) 8y

Yeah, good luck with that. Let me know if you find one!

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4. Posted by Erik85 (Respected Member 274 posts) 8y

Usually rural areas are fairly untouched by tourism, this probably goes for a lot of other countries. But it also depends on what you do and what you'd like to see.

Tourists will be in touristy areas and do touristy things (ie visiting famous monuments/elephant riding, etc). If you stay away from these there will be less tourists, even in built up areas such as Bangkok/Koh Samui/Phuket/Chaing Mai etc. The most "famous" natural settings are probably affected by tourists, but im sure there's some awesome sights around that aren't well known.

This being said a popular place that has the most authentic feel would probably be Chiang Mai in my opinion, but if you go to the popular temples or monuments tourists will be there. I've also heard that Laos is similar to Thailand but much less touristy.

The best thing would be to get involved with locals as much as you can, would be great if some Thai people could speak up here!

Erik

5. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 8y

Christine,
It sounds like you would prefer the parks than the beach or the cities. Try here for ideas on visiting the National Parks of Thailand. Good Luck.

6. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 8y

probably a good idea to book a quick flight to ?Burma? - not so many tourists there....Thailand is an emerging nation with an increasingly urban and industrialised population - who like being tourists - and virtually no concept of conservation....you'll be hard pushed to find what you're after.....however Laos is a different matter.....

7. Posted by draggons (Full Member 113 posts) 8y

Have to disagree with wildfk here. there are plenty of places that are stunning and not infected with tourists. I live in Thailand and over the last few years have traveled the country from north to south and east to west and have found some excelent places with little or no tourists.

If you want to find these places you've got to take the time to go and explore and keep away from the citys.

Enjoy

8. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 8y

me too.....

9. Posted by nicolson (Budding Member 42 posts) 8y

Khao Yai national park could be one place to try..