The Ghost Tower (Sathorn Unique Tower): One of the most iconic skyscrapers in Bangkok. Intended to be a 47 storey luxury condominium, it remains an unfinished structure that has become a destination for urban explorers in Silom district of Bangkok. The construction was stopped in 1997 during the Asian Financial crisis. Some believe, that this tower is haunted, but not without reason. It’s not very unusual to find a dead body inside the tower. The wall is decorated with graffiti and the staircases are pretty dark. But the view from the top is breathtaking. It provides you with a mesmerizing birds eye view of the entire skyline of Bangkok city.
The White Temple (Wot Rong Khun): The white temple, also known as Wong Rong Khun, is a privately owned property in Chiang Rai. It is a Buddhist temple completely white, instead of the usual gold, designed by Chalermchai Kositpipat, also the owner of this property, signifying purity and sacredness of this place. Open to the public since 1997, this place is based on Buddhist architecture and teachings about heaven, hell, karma and earthly sins. You can enter the main temple only from the front, crossing a bridge that runs above a pool of upturned hands representing, suffering souls in hell. They believe, that there’s no turning back from this point onwards, as the only way towards heaven is through here, guarded by the demons. Inside the temple, instead of using Buddhist characters, to depict the teachings of Buddha, Chalermchai uses modern characters like spaceships, superheroes like Superman to deliver the message. All in all, this place is a must visit, and the majestic temple will add beautifully to your instagram page.
Café No 39 Chiang Mai: A wooden cabin, posing as a café, surrounded by greenery on all sides, is a beautiful place to chill, take a sip of coffee and watch the surrounding as your kids slide down the wooden slide.
Maeklong Railway Market: The Maeklong Railway Market needs no introduction. This amazing market sits on the edge of train tracks with trains passing right through the middle. Right before the train takes the bend leading to the market, it blows its horn signaling everyone about its arrival. On cue, the shopkeepers pull away their awnings just enough to not be run over by the train.
The Dragons Crest Mountain, Krabi: For all of us, who believed that Thailand is all about oceans and beaches, this trail proves you wrong. Krabi has beautiful mountains and trekking trails for those of you who are a bit more adventurous. The trail isn’t a piece of cake, but the views at the end are well worth the effort.