What comes to mind when someone mentions Thailand? Shopping? Food? Night life? Frequent travelers to Thailand associate the beautiful country with these things. Thailand is place where you can find unique eats and shop till you drop. But what about sight-seeing, European-style? Did you know, you don’t have to travel around Europe to have an all-European experience?😉
Instead, there are many European-like sites you can visit in Thailand. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Thailand as we look into eight locations you must head to the next time you visit Thailand!
1. Santorini Park, Hua Hin
Santorini, located in Greece, is an island among the Cyclades group of islands. It is famous for its blue and white architecture and is believed to be the most romantic destination in Greece. Built on a volcanic island, buildings in Santorini are perched on terraces to make it look like a mountain of houses.
“Teleport” yourself to Santorini in Santorini Park located in the small district of Cha-Am, Thailand. Inspired by the actual architecture of Santorini in Greece, Santorini Park is a theme park with amusement rides and great “Instagram-able” places to snap your #ootd. Have a ride on the carousel or enjoy the view and architecture😍
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Address: Kao Yai, Cha-am District, Phetchaburi 76120, Thailand
2. Palio Village, Khao Yai
Italy is known for villages and towns with medieval architecture and lyrical landscapes. One example is the town of Montepulciano located in the hills of Tuscany. A town full of culture and history, Montepulciano brings its visitors back in time with its rustic architecture.
Experience a little bit of Montepulciano in Palio Village! A secret village in the remote district of Khao Yai, one can get here from Bangkok. It is a long but worthy drive to this village. Its architecture resembles that of an old Italian town with rustic buildings and narrow alleyways☺️
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Address: Tambon Mu Si, Amphoe Pak Chong, Chang Wat Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand.
3. Strawberry Town, Rayong
Venice is not only well known for their canals and gondolas, but also the colourful architecture which will welcome you the moment you arrive in this beautiful city. The shophouses and residences are built side by side with contrasting colours, almost like a rainbow of buildings.
Strawberry Town Rayong is one that emulates the colourful architecture of Venice. Adrenaline junkies rejoice! You can go abseiling or rock-climbing in the park. If you are not into that, you can always spend your time feeding the animals there or just simply enjoy the beautiful view. Spend your nights at the Brookside Valley Resort located in the vicinity of Strawberry Town🤗
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Address: 6 Moo 5 Samnakthing Muang Rayong 21100, Thailand
4. Singha Park, Chiang Rai
Countries in Europe have sufficient land space, which allows those residing there to own farms (some of which are open to public). For example, Italy is famous for its vineyards and huge farms, and one can just head to a farm to enjoy the beauty of nature😎
Did you know you Singha Park in Chiang Rai gives you the same experience too? It is a farm, plantation, theme park and zoo all in one!😱 Enjoy the beautiful scenery, take a ride in a hot air balloon or simply just pay the animals there a visit.
Address: Mae Kon, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand
5. Nang Yuan Island
Another thing Europe is famous for are their beaches. Stunning, picturesque beaches with crystal-clear water and white sand can be found notably in countries such as Italy and Spain.
Want to experience European beaches in Thailand? Dreaming of that perfect body tan? The beaches in Nang Yuan islands ditto that of the beaches in Europe. With pristine beaches, beautiful man-made and natural rock formations, one can surely look forward to a relaxing time when they visit Nang Yuan!😊
6. Phi Phi Islands
Just want to chill in a beach resort with a stunning view of nature alongside a mountain range with a little sea breeze? Looking as though it’s straight off a postcard, Croatia has pristine beaches alongside its stunning mountainous terrain.
But Thailand too has their equivalent of postcard-like destinations! One example is the stunning group of islands southeast of Phuket, Phi Phi Islands. Elegant rock formations and mountain ranges also surround the islands. Catch the beautiful sunset across these rock formations as you enjoy your vacation in palm-tree filled resorts😌
7. Phu Chi Fa, Thoeng
Looking for a relaxing place to just chill while breathing in fresh mountain air? Just like its beaches and farms, Europe is also a continent full of mountain ranges. One notable mountain range is The Alps, which stretches across the Alpine regions of Europe.
Want to experience a similar feeling? Head over to Phu Chi Fa mountain range in Northern Thailand along the Thailand-Laos border and be awestruck with the magnificent view of the mountain range while enjoying the cooling mountain breeze🙆♂️
8. Swiss Valley Hip Resort, Ratchaburi
Europe is also home to various communities who live in the mountains, such as those in Zermatt, Switzerland. But have you ever wondered what it’s like to wake up every morning to the beautiful mountainous landscape and the smell of fresh mountain breeze?
Fret not! You can experience just THAT at Swiss Valley Hip resort, located west of Bangkok. Live among the mountains just like the Swiss do in this stunning mountain resort.
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Play with the farm animals, try out new activities or just simply take a dip in the pool while enjoying the extravagant landscape of Ratchaburi😍
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Address: 7/7 Moo 7 Ratchaburi, Tambon Suan Phueng, Amphoe Suan Phueng, Chang Wat Ratchaburi 70180, Thailand.
So what are you waiting for? Book your trip to Thailand now and have an experience like no other in the land of beautiful sights, sounds and delicious food. But while you’re enjoying your trip, be immersed in Mother Nature’s beauty and have a little taste of Europe too!😬