No mountain can intimidate you! It's time for an adventure into the great outdoors – tackling the most stunning wild terrain Thailand has to offer. Trek up to reach panoramic viewpoints, discover hidden waterfalls, venture into caves and traverse clifftops with these challenging tourist activities up and down the country.
Phu Pa Poh (Mount Fuji of Loei)
Known locally as “Mount Fuji of Thailand”, “Phu Pa Poh”, offers a stunning viewpoint from the top (for those who put in the effort), with a sea of clouds visible some morning. Feel as though you’re in Japan as you admire the breathtaking view of the lush forest and the mountain range in the distance.
Nong Bua Lam Phu
If you love challenges, put a trip to “Pajoh Cave” on your list of must-dos in Thailand. This cave looks as if a granite mountain has been drilled through, but in fact it is completely natural! There is a great viewpoint from the top of the cave… after 528 steps up. The path is shaded until the view opens up to the stone court at the top, where a large Buddha sculpture sits and the surrounding view of stone mountains and green fields are clearly seen – definitely worth the effort!
Conquer the peak at “Pha Chanadai”, said to be the top spot to see the sunrise before everyone else in Thailand. The cliff is one of the many that overlook the Mekong River in Pha Taem National Park. The overhanging rocks are covered with greenery and from there you can enjoy the view of mountains that appear to overlap one another. The highlight, however, is definitely the being one of the first people to catch the sunrise in Thailand.
Pha Sud Paendin, Pa Hin Ngam National Park
Admire the incredible vastness of Pa Hin Ngam National Park, from Pha Sud Paendin viewpoint, a spot known for its sheer cliff looming over the landscape below. Up here, you’re surrounded by mountains, clouds and the sky, almost making you feel as if you’re floating in the air.
Khao San Nok Wua
Go for a hike at “Khao San Nok Wua”, an adventurer’s paradise that in fact Kanchanaburi’s highest peak. You’ll love trekking through the green forest, with the route to the top revealing a wonderful view over the province. In the winter, you can see the fog rolling across the hills; catching sunrise or sunset is especially recommended.
Khao Lom Muak
Prachuap Khiri Khan
For a change of scenery, quite literally, challenge yourself to an adventure around “Khao Lom Muak”, a peak with a 360-degree view of the mountains that stretches all the way to the sea. The climb up to the top is rewarding – and the view from there is definitely worth the extra effort.
Doi Luang Chiang Dao
The legendary 3rd highest mountain in Thailand, an early morning hike up to the top of “Doi Luang Chiang Dao” will reward you with some breathtaking misty views. Reaching the summit at 2,225 meters above sea level takes you along a beautiful route through the forest. The view from up there is heavenly – almost as if you were perched above the clouds.
Pha Hinkoob Viewpoint
“Pha Hinkoob Viewpoint” is part of Soidao range and the route here makes for an exciting trek into the rainforest, taking in the alluring atmosphere along the way. The deeper you go, the lusher the forest gets. Hike past a cave and climb up to the viewpoint. You’ll not only appreciate the view – but also your accomplishment here in Chanthaburi.
Tablan National Park
Be amazed by the panoramic mountain view across “Tablan National Park” and its rare palm forest that lush, green and unspoiled. The unique view of various flora can be seen from Khao Maka mountain, with the forest below covered by a sea of mist in the winter mornings. The national park also has several waterfalls you can visit depending on the season.
Tung Salaeng Luang National Park (Nong Mae Na)
Dubbed the “Thai savannah, “Tung Salaeng Luang National Park” is surrounded by endless rows of pine trees and vast meadows. Go on a hike and camp inside the park (with permission beforehand) to get a proper taste of the cool morning air, with nature and the greenery of the forest surrounding you. This national park really lives up to its reputation.
Jaeson Waterfall Interpretative Path
“Jaeson National Park” features an attractive path surrounded by cascading waterfalls and converging streams. Visitors can relax in the hot springs after a long day of trekking. In fact, there are a total of nine hot springs to choose from, and you can also boil (and eating) some eggs there while you enjoy the refreshing atmosphere.
“Doi Pawee”, the land of peaks and unspoiled nature, is home to a challenging hiking trail. Upon reaching the top, you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful view of the mountain crest and some rare plants. This really is some of the most immaculate landscape in the north.
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Phu Toey National Park
Conquer Tewada Peak at “Phu Toey National Park”, a large forest and the origin of several rivers. Hike deep into the forest, following the trail to the top of the mountain. Relax by the stream before reaching the summit where you can see fog rolling around hills.
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It’s time to challenge yourself – and a sizeable mountain at “Khao Jedyod”. Spanning in 4 southern provinces, the Khao Jedyod range is blessed with lush forest and diverse wildlife. The route to the top follows a refreshing stream and the path itself is lined with green moss in places. At the summit, you can spend a night camping and gazing at the starry sky. After a good night’s sleep, wake up to enjoy the sunrise (and cooler temperatures) on this fantastic southern adventure.
Khaolak-Lamru National Park
Challenge yourself by visiting Khaolak-Lamru National Park in Southern Thailand’s stunning Pang-nga province. Embark on one of the popular nature trails that takes you up through the mountains and down to the sea. You’ll be amazed by nature’s diversity – from the tropical rainforest, to the mangroves and white sands. Head up to Laemlak viewpoint from where you can really take in the beauty of the stone-capped peaks and turquoise water of the magnificent Andaman sea. This is a rewarding destination for those seeking natural beauty at its very best.