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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When it comes to going back to school... you've got to admit it, you either hate it or love it! SweetEscape is here to help our fellow Escapists–whether it is you or your kids who are about to start a new school year–to get up and motivated for school!
That's right, one of the main keys to feeling good is to look good! There's actually a lot of benefits that you can reap from a new or upgraded wardrobe. As many of us know, humans get bored easily, and maybe those worn out clothes of yours are the cause of the no-excitement-whatsoever feeling that you have. So do yourself a big favor and go to your favorite mall for some shopping-spree fun! Make a list of all the things you need and needs replacement.
A fun tip, google "school closet staples" for a complete list of the things you need to be ready for school. While you're at it, give your closet a little makeover and do some Marie Kondo intervention to it. That way, it'll be so much more convenient for you to pick out your outfit for school in the mornings.
Holidays are bittersweet, we love it because we have all that freedom... But it's bitter because it's usually over in just a flash. Therefore, our tip for you is to make the most out of your holidays is to really make use of that short time!
Whether it be traveling, taking a pottery class, or perhaps trying out instruments that you've never played before... this is the time to do it. This way, you won't feel so bummed when school commences, because you know you've had a ball during that break.
Another tip that helps (believe it or not) is to to get yourself some new stationery for your new classes - and yes, all of that good stuff; pens, pencils, books, binders and everything to your liking. Not to get too deep in it, but it's even psychologically proven that school stationery can actually help motivate you in school.
Once you get your school stationery organized, we assure you you'll be more than ready to go and conquer the new school year.
Create a new playlist, and listen to all your favorite songs that are potential candidates to be put in that playlist. Specifically, add those songs that can turn any of your days downside up. Once you have that all set, you're more than ready to take over a new school year with some great motivating tunes!
Music playlists are unique to every individual, and it's one of the things that make you... you! Go all out with the music in your playlist, and be sure to play those tunes daily before school.
What is school without your bestfriends and buddies? Let's be honest... without our friends, we would feel some sort of emptiness lingering within us. But a big special thanks to our friends, school seems to be a tad bit better and more bearable to go through! With that said, could you think of an even better idea than to gather your closest friends for a little get-together before the new school term?
Host a little barbeque at your house, or if possible and financially able, book a room or villa with Airbnb with your besties for a day or two and have a sleepover. Otherwise, opt for a mini roadtrip somewhere together and have an adventurous bonding time as a group. This way, you'll be even more motivated as you are reminded that you have your besties to get through another school year!
Whether you would like to capture special moments alone or with your closest friends, don't forget that SweetEscape is always ready capture the moment for you! We capture any occasion, any time, anywhere. We connect you to a growing network of photographers in 500+ cities around the world, and your photos will be ready for download in 48 hours after the session via the SweetEscape app and our website. Book your session today and let's #MakeLifeMemorable!