Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai

Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai

Photo by Ddalbiez (Wikimedia Commons)

Fantastic Roadtrips on Your Campervan Holiday

Photo by Ahoerstemeier (Wikimedia Commons)Bang Pu, Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park Photo by Ahoerstemeier (Wikimedia Commons)

Here are two fantastic trips to try out on a motorhome rental or campervan hire adventure in Thailand.  Both run from Bangkok, one to the north, the other to the south, so why not combine the two!

After spending time to explore Bangkok head north for Kanchanaburi.  Here you can visit the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre which details the history of railway, the significance of the nearby cemeteries, and where you can visit the infamous bridge over the River Kwai.

Next stop is Ayutthaya and the Erawan National Park, home to the most beautiful waterfall. There are lots of place to bathe, so if you didn’t find anywhere with suitable facilities to spend the night you can always have a good shower here!  Ayutthaya has some magnificent ruins dating back to the days when it was the capital of Siam, so make sure you leave time to look around.

From Ayutthaya travel on to Uthai Thani, as you travel along you will pass floating bamboo houses on the Sakae Krang River, and some wonderful lush greenery.  Stop for lunch en-route, there is the opportunity to visit Wat Chan a small temple on the river, once abandoned this shrine has now been renovated with mirrored mosaic tiles, very colorful!

Today will see quite a long drive to Chiang Rai passing many temples and monuments at which to stop for the odd break.  The further north you go the more jungle you encounter, find somewhere to stay for a least a couple of nights to fully explore the area, perhaps take a trek into the mountains and visit the hill tribe people.  

When you have fully discovered Chaing Rai, head south again towards Chaing Mai, stop off along the way at the hot springs of Mae Ka Chan.  You will need to spend another couple of days in Chaing Mai.  From here you can visit the local elephant camps, orchid farms and the local handicraft village, for all those souvenirs you need to take home.

From Chaing Mai its back to Bangkok and the second part of your motorhome rental or campervan hire road trip in Thailand.

Today’s destination is Pranburi and along the way there are ample opportunities to stop for some great photos and to visit some of the local temples and mountain top summer palaces which were once used by royalty.

Leave Pranburi and take time to explore Khao Sam Roi Yod National Park, with its 300 peaks, beaches, swamps and Tham Phraya Nakhon, one of the largest caves in the park. When you’ve seen all there is to see here move on for the night towards Chumphorn.

Travel through Khanom to Krabi, this is where you can take a long tailed boat ride out to the nearby islands; especially beautiful is Ko Poda Island and the Pranang Cave.  This is where you can relax, swim, or snorkelling in the crystal clear waters

Head for Phuket but before you arrive make sure you stop off at Suwan Ku Ha Cave, famous for its Buddha statues.  Then make your way to the pier and take a boat trip to Phang Nga Bay, this has to be one of the highlights of this area, you pass tiny islands.  If you are familiar wit the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun, you may even recognise the area.

From Phuket it’s back up to Bangkok, or if you have more time, why not explore even further south on your motorhome rental or campervan hire holiday in Thailand.

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