1. Nangthong Beach, Phangnga
Nangthong Beach is known for its exotic black sand that is actually sand mixed with ore cinder, a memento from the time when mining was blooming in Takua Pa. There’s also a spot where the sand isn’t black here as well if you want an ordinary, quiet beach. The waves here are relatively big, quite a good and private spot for surfers.
2. Grand Canyon Chonburi, Chonburi
Grand Canyon Kiri, better known as Grand Canyon Chonburi, is a deserted mine located on a road between Bangkok and Chonburi. The mine has been turned into a beautiful reservoir over time, offering some natural atmosphere and photogenic views. The only downside of it is that the location is quite difficult to reach; you may have to ask the locals how to get there.
3. Benchakkitti Park, Bangkok
A new popular park in the heart of Bangkok. A park of 177 acres located nearby Phrom Phong BTS Station offers a green public space for everyone who yearns for some real greenery in the concrete jungle. You can enjoy cycling on its bike lane, playing sports, indulging in an art exhibition, all in one park.
4. Lam Takhong Dam, Nakhon Ratchasima
Lam Takhong Dam is located on Mittaphab Road. It is a less known destination because its spotlight is often stolen by Khao Yai National Park. In the dry season, during October to March, there’s a wide green bank emerging as the water level goes down. It’s a great spot for camping and enjoying outdoor activities. If you want to see some great views of the dam, Khao Yai Thiang is the best place to do so.
5. Floating Railway, Lopburi
A railway on a reservoir is a unique scenery. It’s a new destination that has recently become popular. The best way to visit the place is taking a day trip by the State Railway of Thailand which starts from 7 AM until 6 PM, available only from Friday to Sunday. The train will take you over the railroad on Pasak Jolasid Dam in Lopburi, and stop there to let you take pictures and enjoy the view, some leisure time, and even lunch before returning to Bangkok at 3.30 PM.