• Ko Samui

    , Thailand

    Ko Samui, one of Thailand’s largest islands in the Gulf of Thailand, is known for its palm-fringed beaches circling coconut groves and dense, mountainous rainforest. It’s also home to luxury resorts, posh spas and a rowdy nightlife scene that often attracts a backpacker crowd. The 12m-tall golden Big Buddha statue at Wat Phra Yai temple is a local landmark.

    Ko Samui, Thailand

  • Koh Kong

    Koh Kong, Cambodia

    Koh Kong is a province of Cambodia. The name means "Kŏng Island Province." Its capital is Koh Kong. The Province was formerly called Patchanta Khirikhet from 1855 to 1904.

    Koh Kong, Cambodia

  • Ko Tao


    Ko Tao is an island in Thailand and forms part of the Chumphon Archipelago on the western shore of the Gulf of Thailand. It covers an area of about 21 km². Administratively it forms a district of Surat Thani Province.

    Ko Tao, Thailand

  • Planet Scuba Koh Tao

    Koh Tao, Thailand

  • Krabi

    Krabi, Thailand

    Krabi, on southern Thailand’s west coast, is a province characterized by craggy, sheer limestone cliffs, dense mangrove forests and more than a hundred offshore islands. The famed Phi Phi Islands, which look like giant rainforested boulders jutting from the sea, and Railay Beach, accessible only by boat and a favorite rock-climbing spot, are some of its most popular beach destinations.

    Krabi, Thailand

  • Khao Sok

    Khao Sok, Thailand

  • Ko Lanta

    , Thailand

    Ko Lanta is a district in Krabi Province, Thailand

    Ko Lanta, Thailand

  • Monkey Biziness Lanta

    Krabi, Thailand

  • Ko Phi Phi Don


    The Phi Phi Islands are in Thailand, between the large island of Phuket and the west Strait of Malacca coast of the mainland. The islands are administratively part of Krabi province.

    Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Thailand: South

Like us, Philipe Grenier has got a bad case of the travel bug. His trip to Thailand, captured here, is just one part of a five-month adventure. This video is his visual backpacker’s journal that captures the natural and cultural beauty he saw (and the pad Thai he ate). His advice: Avoid busy beaches of Ko Phi Phi and Phuket. Instead, head for the island of Khao Sok. Once there, find a tree house to sleep in and a scooter to zip around the island. On another small island, Ko Tao, enjoy affordable diving, clear blue waters and a good-old-fashioned pub crawl. In Thailand, it’s always five o’clock somewhere.

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