Are you planning to travel to Thailand for this vacation? If so, why don’t you come to Khao Yai-one of the most picturesque regions that less tourists know. It’s considered as a “little Italy” in Thailand.
Located just 3 hours’ drive away from Bangkok, Khao Yai is a new and lovely destination. Unlike the hustle of Bangkok, the tranquility of Chiang Mai, Khao Yai has both of them. Hemmed by many trees and fields that a part of them belongs to the Khao Yai National Park. The park is also the third largest in Thailand.
- 1 How to get there?
- 2 A “little Italy”
- 3 1.Primo Piazza Village (861 Moo 6, Thanarat Road, Tambol Nong Nam Daeng, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima)
- 4 2.PB Valley Khao Yai Winery (02/2 Moo 5, Mitraparp Road Payayen Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima)
- 5 3.Farm Chok Chai (159-160 Moo 2 Friendship Highway, Pak Chong)
- 6 4.Palio Village (Thanarat Road, Mu Si, Nakhon Ratchasima Province)
How to get there?
After reaching Bangkok, you can take a bus from Mochit station (every 30 minutes), or minibus from Victory Monument station (every 2 hours), about 300baht/per.
Besides, you can hire a car from Bangkok to get anywhere. However, it’s quite expensive 5.000 – 6.000 Baht, it’s suitable for groups.
A “little Italy”
The “Italian Village” features more than 100 stores and restaurants on pedestrian streets. These are places that will give you ancient and romantic spaces of Italy, just in Thailand.
1.Primo Piazza Village (861 Moo 6, Thanarat Road, Tambol Nong Nam Daeng, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima)
Entrance fees: 100 Baht / USD $2.80 (Adult), 50 Baht / USD $1.40 (Child)
It’s not necessary to fly halfway across the world to get Italy. In Primo Piazza, you can have the gorgeous pictures to prove it too. That is a warm and relaxing Mediterranean atmosphere. And interestingly, you can even feed sheep, alpaca and donkeys here too. Not only adults, but also children will enjoy.
2.PB Valley Khao Yai Winery (02/2 Moo 5, Mitraparp Road Payayen Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima)
Entrance Fees: Free (Tours from 200 Baht / USD $5.70)
For those people think that Thailand can’t possibly produce its own wine, you may think again after visiting this place. This largest winery of Thailand is certainly a unique activity that your average tourist to Thailand won’t experience. The wine tastings are the biggest draw here, but if you aren’t inclined to some choice tipple, PB Valley also produces their own coffee that you can sample.
3.Farm Chok Chai (159-160 Moo 2 Friendship Highway, Pak Chong)
Entrance Fees: 300 Baht / USD $8.50 (Adult), 150 Baht / USD $4.20 (Child)
Chok Chai is a top recommendation for those travelling with their family, as the farm is especially good fun for young kids. You can learn and make own cow milk ice cream from the farm. Beside of take the milk from cows, you have also chances to participate in cultivated process of vegetable.
4.Palio Village (Thanarat Road, Mu Si, Nakhon Ratchasima Province)
Entrance Fees: 20 Baht / USD $0.50 (for parking)
The small village is a shopping center might drive you in any European paradise. It includes picturesque streets of a rural village in Italy, with quirky shops to keep you occupied. Tasting delicious food and Italian wine of Thailand will prove very difficult to leave.
There are a lot of hotels, resorts that you will be impressed with its authentic European style.
Do you believe it? What an interesting and amazing experience! Come and enjoy by yourselves!
(Source: Internet, TripAdvisor)