In Thailand, there are not only the famous places such as Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya, Chiang Mai … but also many beautiful places are waiting for you to discover.

And these 2 picturesque villages are something you shouldn’t miss in your Thailand tour.

1. Ban Rak Thai

Ban Rak Thai, also known as Mae Aw, is a small village nestled on the highest point of Mae Hong Son Province, just 1 km from the Thai-Myanmar border. This is the village of the Chinese exile, so here the old residents speak completely Chinese, only the younger generations speak little Thai. This place is especially famous for green hills of immense green tea.

Due to its isolation, the village was previously unknown. However, about two years ago, they started welcoming visitors but mostly Thai.

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Ban Rak Thai

The green hills with charming waterways have turned this place into a beautiful landscape, attracting visitors to visit, learn and explore.

To travel to Ban Rak Thai, if you depart from Bangkok, you can choose to fly to Chiang Mai and then take the bus (take 5-6 hours) to Mae Hong Son. Ban Rak Thai is just 44 km from Mae Hong Son. If departing from Mae Hong Son, you just run on the 1095 highway a distance of about 44km, no gas station on the way, but the scenery is worth for you to take a drivein order to admire the beautiful scenery. If you start at Pai, you will still have to run on Highway 1095, past Thampla-Phasua Waterfall, turn right and go straight to Ban Rak Thai. Also, if you choose public transport, catch the yellow bus departing 2 times a day from Mae Hong Son market to Ban Rak Thai village.

2. Primo Piazza, Khao Yai

Like a “Little Italy,” Primo Piazza is only three hours away from Bangkok, in Khao Yai, a city famous for its dreamy and glamorous beauty.

Come to Primo Piazza you will feel like in Italy with beautiful little houses, the walls with golden brown tone, some small benches stop and the streets paved with classic and romantic style.

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Primo Piazza in Khao Yai

Although small, but Primo Piazza there are many interesting places for you to explore. The Primo Piazza also features vintage souvenir shops and outdoor cafés. In particular, once being here, you will not need to think much, just take the machine to the flick as there are countless beautiful photos to bring home.

If you travel​ from Bangkok to Primo Piazza, you will have two choices. If you travel east, you can choose to rent a car for about 5,000-6,000 baht / car. If you want to save more, you can choose to take the bus (pick up at the Mochit BTS station, every 30 minutes will have a trip) or minibus (taken at the Victory Monument station, every 2 hours a trip) at an average price. About 300 baht per person.