Can’t stand the heat and the hustle-and-bustle of Bangkok? Do you wish to explore something more natural and greener in Thailand? Well, you’re just in luck because Khao Yai is the next go-to destination in Thailand to offer you a more natural kind of experience. Just three-hours drive away from Bangkok, Khao Yai is a whimsical city lined with wineries, scenic nature, enchanting floral fields, cool mountain atmosphere and exciting adventure.
Visit Khao Yai from November to February for that perfect weather, but if you're one of our three lucky Sweet Summer Escape challenge winners, or you just want to take a one-day trip away from Bangkok, here are all the things you can do in the idyllic city of Khao Yai. Psst... These places are exremely instagram-worthy!
Welcome to a little slice of Italy a la Thailand in Khao Yai! Surrounded by terracotta-toned buildings, quaint cafes and classy canopies, you’ll feel as if you have landed in a middle of a relaxing Tuscany village.
Other than the chill Mediterranean vibes and excellent eateries, you’ll be spoiled with the superb greeneries all around. But what will blow your mind is the roaming four-legged furry animals such as sheep, alpacas, llamas and donkeys you can feed and pet to your heart’s content.
Bring you hat and sunnies, for thing is about to be very classy in Khao Yai’s vineyard and winery. Thanks to the higher altitude and temperature during the winter season, this city comes alive with choices of fine wines – from Shiraz, Chenin Blanc to Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines in this particular joint are made by a certified Thai winemaker with relatively light, sweet and refreshing aftertaste.
You will also find a bistro here with fabulous speciality menus. Made to be enjoyed together with wine pairing, just brace yourself cause this place will not disappoint!
Live the Lord of the Ring and hobbit fantasy right here in Khao Yai at Baan Suan Noi. This quirky resort is an awesome replicate of Hobbiton village in New Zealand, down to every tiny detail.
Other than highly instagrammable spots all over the place, this family-friendly accommodation also offers you the chance to play dress-up like a movie character. From fluffy princess gowns to full suit with bow and arrow, it’s guaranteed to be a magical stay you won’t easily forget.
You are staring at a minimalism concept done right - here at the simple yet ultra cool coffeehouse of Khao Yai. With textured black walls, modern architecture and tall shady trees, this place serves both looks and great coffee that will fix your caffein need in the instant.
Not a coffee lover? Don’t worry! Plenty of yummy light bites and other drinks await for you to sample. We recommend the desserts in form of oozing chocolate goodness Brownies or Charcoal Honey Toast to get you going.
The UNESCO Heritage Site label is enough to make you know that this is simply a must for everyone. This huge park boasts a panorama like no other, making it the best national park in and the most-visited in all of Thailand.
Other than the vast stretch of brilliant green landscape, a wealth of mountains, throngs of waterfalls and fresh atmosphere all around, you’ll also find a rich wildlife in their best forms. The most popular animal here is the elephants, but you can also find gibbons, macaques, deer, civets and other mammals plus over 300 bird species!
The sunflower season in Khao Yai normally starts in November and ends around January and February. It is also one of the top reasons why travelers prefer to time their visit well, so they can bask in the stunning yellow fields as far as the eye can see. When you get to the Sunflower Field of Khao Yai, it is impossible not to feel cheerful and wear a big grin on your face. This therapeutic mood is a natural effect of both the brightest blue sky and vibrant yellow in perfect combo. So whenever the camera is ready, strike a pose and show that happy face to us!
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SweetEscape is an on demand photography platform that can capture any moment, any time and any where you would like. At last, the school bells will ring their final bell before the big and long-awaited school break. There's no better sound than that in a kid's life, because as we all know and have certainly been through... school can totally be a drag. Whether it be the spring, summer, fall or winter break, your kid is bound to be in their greatest mood ever during their school break - and yes, it's understandable! Perhaps it's been a long while since you've taken your kid(s) somewhere special, and maybe you've gotten them so used to visiting their grandparents up in the suburbs or countryside. Or maybe, your kid has been constantly on a roll in school, and deserve a fun little getaway to make them even more motivated. Wondering where to take your kid for the holidays? Here are 6 great child-friendly places for you to consider!
As a natural habitat that covers a land area of approximately 210 acres, the National Zoological Gardens of Africa is indeed considered the largest zoo in the world, and is home to estimably 9,000 animals of various different species. If your kids are all about The Lion King or Madagascar, then this zoo located in Pretoria of South Africa is definitely a great place to bring them to for an unforgettable experience. From exotic wildlife animals to interactive attractions within the zoos’ natural habitat premises, a trip to the place is guaranteed to make your children the happiest ever. Have your kids create their own version of their favorite movies with of the exotic animals that the zoo has in store, and you'll put more than just a smile on their faces!
If you ask just about any kid whether or not they enjoy going to theme parks... you would probably already know that no would never be an answer. Located in the Walt Disney World Resort is Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park, home to various different amusement rides ranging from thrill coasters to adventure rides for your kids' enjoyment. Designed perfectly following a natural type setting, the ambience throughout the theme park can definitely make any kid's dreams come to life. What makes it even better is the fact that the park is a fusion of all its modern attractions as well as the South African culture and heritage, balancing everything perfectly.
Considered as the world's most popular water park that to date, Spain's Siam Park has been awarded by TripAdvisor as the best waterpark in the world. First began construction in 2004, over 52 million Euros was spent to build the what has become the most successful water amusement park in the world. So what made the park become well-known internationally? The fact that it was built with commitment to sustainability, and passion in building it step by step indeed bloomed in such great results. If your children are a big fan of waterparks and adventures, then we guarantee this place will not let them down a single bit! Covering around 18 hectares of land, exploring the entire park is certainly like an a real life adventure amongst the natural forest-like setting, with all of its attractions beautifully structured to make it blend it so well with everything within the park.
Kids are actually quite easy to please. As long as they've got means to interact with, colorful sights to see as well as a hands-on experience opportunity, they're basically good to go. The Europeans really do know this well, which is why they are home to various great museums that are actually favorite destinations for children. In the city of Amsterdam, kids can visit the Tropenmuseum Junior for the ultimate experience. With its appealing interior and exterior architecture, children who visit this museum can have a chance to grasp various different cultures and histories of the world supported by their interactive exhibitions and showcases throughout the museum.
When it comes to children, museums can actually be an awesome experience for them... depending on the type, of course. Located in the city of London lies the all-time famous Science Museum known to educate children on everything-science using interactive and fun methods to keep their attention going. Home to award-winning scientific exhibitions, showcases and objects, the museum that opened since 1857 has never failed to amaze its visitors. You know what they say, everything is better experienced first-hand, especially for when it comes to learning new things. Now, science isn't such an easy subject to cover - which is the reason why the museum was established in the first place. Who says learning has to be boring all the time? If you happen to have a kid who can't seem to get the idea of science, bring them here and you'll see how much of a great difference the place will make for them!
If you're looking for a place where your kids can play, explore discover and learn at the same time, then Melbourne's Ian Potter Foundation Children's Garden is a great choice for you. You're probably thinking, "What would children do at a garden?". Our answer to you is: lots! Despite its name, it's not just any garden. The attraction provides a heavenly gateway for children to learn to love nature in a fun and exciting way. The garden is divided into several sections in which all serve different purposes and sights to explore. For a bigger picture, the garden takes form of a playground that is generally plant and garden themed. Constructed in a manner that engages the children's attention and playtime needs, your kids will most certainly enjoy exploring the wide range of activities throughout this garden for a remarkable experience.
Thinking of bringing your children somewhere exciting and kid-friendly for a change? Don't forget to book a session with SweetEscape for great photos to capture those beautiful moments for you. With SweetEscape, we guarantee you will have a great time with our photographers. We're here #ForEvery moment, so book your session today and let's #makelifememorable!