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Dreaming of a halal-friendly family holiday in Europe but it’s too expensive? Why not visit Khao Yai (aka Thailand’s Europe) for a 5D4N halal trip with your family instead?

From sheep farms and vineyards with glorious mountain views to halal eateries, experience a Muslim-friendly escape to Europe – without needing to travel far or spending much money.

Better yet, Khao Yai is only a 3-hour drive from Bangkok, allowing you to do some quick shopping before flying back home too!

Here’s the ultimate family-friendly 5D4N Khao Yai and Bangkok halal itinerary that will excite both the adults and kids.

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Overview

This itinerary covers everything you need for a fun-filled family vacation in Khao Yai and Bangkok – from family-sized accommodation to amazing halal-friendly places to eat and shop at.

We’ve even planned the routes for you, so you can solely concentrate on having fun and bonding with your family!

Getting There and Around

Khao Yai is a 2.5 hour drive from Bangkok, and the most convenient way of getting there and getting around Khao Yai is to hire a car. You can either hire a private car with a driver or a car to drive around yourself, as public transport is difficult to get in Khao Yai.

Here are some some transport recommendations:
1. Klook’s private car with a driver From 3,400 Baht / approx. USD $109 per day
Klook’s private chartered car with a driver from Bangkok will take you to places according to your customised itinerary for complete comfort and convenience – no more dealing with tours taking you to unwanted destinations.

2. Car rental without driver From 1,200 Baht / approx. USD $39 per day
Confident about driving on unfamiliar roads? Enjoy driving around? If yes, consider renting a car from Ezy, AVIS, or Hertz. (Prices vary depending on the car model.)
3. Airport and City Transfers (From USD $59.59 / 1834 Baht)
If you’re not keen on hiring a car to get around and only require an airport transfer, or city transfer, the simplest way to do it would be via Klook.

On the other hand, we recommend getting around Bangkok using public transport (BTS, MRT, or taxi – from 16 Baht / approx. USD $0.51).

Day 1

Be transported to Europe by visiting a vineyard and a Tuscan village

To make the best out of your trip, we recommend taking the earliest flight to Bangkok so you reach Khao Yai around lunch time – just in time for you to have lunch before travelling around the city.

PS: It takes approximately 2.5 hours to reach Khao Yai so grab some light snacks from the convenience store for your little ones in case they get cranky on the road.

Enjoy lunch at Khao Yai’s Muslim restaurant with a mosque – Narknava Restaurant “Khawmok Hiso” (1 hour)

Didn’t have time for a proper breakfast? No worries. Satisfy your hungry bellies with appetizing Thai Muslim dishes like Thai Chicken Biryani (Khao Mok Gai) or Curry with Roti. But if you’d like to stick with something safe, choose steak instead (chicken, beef, or lamb).

Photo by joker3753, ผ่านทางมาชิม, hami, Nuttha-Nutt

There’s also a mosque on the premise, in case you want to pray.

Disclaimer: This restaurant is halal-certified.

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Address: 39/1 Moo 9 Phaya-Yen, Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima 30320, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 81 924 7091, +66 93 320 2526
Opening hours: Tue-Sun from 9am to 6pm (Closed on Monday)
Price: from 120 Baht / approx. USD $3.85

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Satisfy your “sweet” tummy amongst the lavenders – Fairy’s Scone House Khaoyai (45 minutes)

Like my friends often say, humans have two stomachs – for meals and for desserts. If you’re like them, then you’ll definitely love the variety of scones here – either served plain, with jams, or with whipped cream and strawberries.

Make sure to strike your best pose and take pictures at the various instagrammable spots too! No more renting photo studios for beautiful family photos now. 😉

Disclaimer: Although the desserts do not contain alcohol, they aren’t halal-certified. Please eat it at your own discretion.

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Address: ถนน โยธาธิการ นครราชสีมา 2049 Tambon Nong Nam Daeng, Amphoe Pak Chong, Chang Wat Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 98 830 4789
Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Fri from 8:30am to 8pm, Sat-Sun from 8:30am to 9pm (Closed on Tuesday)
Price: from 95 Baht / approx. USD $2.97

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Feed sheep, alpaca and donkeys at this Italian escape – Primo Piazza (1.5 hours)

Thanks to Primo Piazza, you no longer have to fly halfway across the world to get a taste of Italy.

You could be easily mistaken for thinking that you were in a remote Tuscan village, with the complex’s classy Italian architecture, cobbled streets and lush green surroundings.

And interestingly, you can even feed sheep, alpaca and donkeys here too! The kids, or the big kid in you, will enjoy.

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Address: 200/2 Moo 10, Mu Si, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 44 009 900
Opening hours: Daily from 9am to 6pm
Entrance fee: 200 Baht / approx. USD $6.32 (adults); 100 Baht / approx. USD $3.16 (children)

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Feel like you’re in Italy through this vineyard tour – PB Valley Khao Yai Winery (1.5 hours)

Did you know that Thailand has its own vineyard to produce local grape juice and wines? At PB Valley Khao Yai Winery, you can get up close with rows of grape vines (no plucking grapes) and take instagrammable pictures among the vines. You’ll also be given an introduction to the vineyard – a definite unique activity that your average tourist to Thailand won’t experience.

And when you’re done with the tour, you’ll be given grape juice as refreshment. Or else, PB Valley also produces their own coffee that you can sample and jams you can buy as a souvenir.

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Address: 102 Moo 5, Phaya Yen, Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima 30320 (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 81 733 8783, +66 85 481 1741
Opening hours: Sun-Thur from 8:30am to 8pm; Fri-Sat from 8:30am to 10pm
Price: 330 baht / approx. USD $10.36
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Vegan dishes you’ll love at first bite – Loving Hut (1 hour)

Who says vegan meals don’t fill you up? Get ready to be amazed and stuffed with Thai veggie-based dishes like tofu satay, fresh spring rolls, and veggie steak. You can even try omelettes made from non animal-based eggs!

Opt to sit outdoors next to the stream when the weather is nice. With flowing water and lush trees surrounding the restaurant, it’s sure to calm even the most active child on Earth.

Disclaimer: Although the food does not contain alcohol or animal products, they aren’t halal-certified. Please eat it at your own discretion.

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Address: 334 Thanon Mittraphap, Tambon Pak Chong, Amphoe Pak Chong, Chang Wat Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 44 000 494
Opening hours: Thur-Tue from 10am to 8pm (Closed on Wednesday)
Price: from 120 Baht / approx. USD $3.85

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Day 2

Take a farm tour and play your heart’s out at Khao Yai Farm Village

Grab a quick breakfast at the hotel before you set off for another adventurous day in Khao Yai. Then, learn all about farm life at Farm Chokchai and Khao Yai Farm Village before playing land and water rides to your heart’s content.

Make your own cow milk ice cream! – Farm Chokchai (2 hours)

Chok Chai is a top recommendation for those travelling with their family, as the farm is especially good fun for young kids.

How about having a go at milking a cow, or even more exciting, making your own milk ice cream? Delicious!

Alternatively, visit the Cowboy station and catch the cowboy show in action. Even better, make like the cowboys and try your hand at horse-riding or cart-riding too!

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Address: 169 Moo 2 Mittraphap Rd, Nong Nam Daeng, Amphoe Pak Chong, Chang Wat Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 2 532 2846
Opening hours: Tue-Fri at 10am & 2pm; Sat-Sun from 10am to 2:40pm (last tour) (Closed on Monday except on public holidays); check farm tour schedule here
Entrance fee: 300 Baht / Approx. USD $9.49 (adults); 150 Baht / Approx. USD $4.47 (children)
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Dine on top of a hill overlooking Khao Yai – Ma Du Dao Resort & Restaurant (1 hour)

After a long farm tour, it’s now time to be recharged. Satiate your hunger with Thai halal seafood and meat dishes like fried fish and crispy fried omelette as you enjoy the majestic view and great weather from up high.

Remember to take pictures too! When else will you see such a view? 😀

Disclaimer: This restaurant is halal-certified.

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Address: Khao Yai Thiang Tai, Khlong Phai, Sikhiw, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 81 466 5011
Opening hours: Wed-Mon from 8am to closing time (last order at 6:30pm) (Closed on Tuesday)
Price: from 100 Baht / approx. USD $3.21

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An exciting farm adventure with animals, plants, and thrilling rides – Khao Yai Farm Village (1.5 hours)

Fluffy sheep and rabbits? Why just see them if you can also pet them!

Not just barn animals, participate in other activities for some family fun – such as baking your own pizza or joining a farm tour. You can also take a walk amongst the flowers or ride on ATVs to uplift your mood!

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Address: No. 16 Khanong Phra, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 93 319 0931-2
Opening hours: Daily from 8:30am to 5:30pm
Entrance fee: 100 Baht / approx. USD $3.16 (other activities might require additional fee)

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Awesome for adults as well as kids – Khao Yai SpeedKart (1.5 hours)

Looking for adventurous outdoors activities with le familia? Find a really cool go-karting track as well as ATVs, also with its own dusty roads, at Khao Yai SpeedKart. They cater for all ages, so even young kids can feel the adrenaline rush.

But if you deem it too soon for your kid (remember, safety first!), there’s always a small animal farm where you can go and feed farm animals – ugh those little lambs!

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Address: Mu Si, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 86 660 8060
Opening hours: Daily from 9am to 7pm
Price: 370 Baht / approx. USD $11.20 (per person); 320 Baht / approx. USD $9.60 (each for a group of 10)

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Enjoy an authentic Thai food dinner – Chamemee Resort & Restaurant (1 hour)

What’s the #1 thing you should do in Thailand? Eat Thai food of course!! At Chamemee Resort & Restaurant, you’ll be able to feast on authentic Thai halal food.

If you LOVE barbeque and soupy things, then try Neua Krata (Thai-style meat barbeque, eaten with boiled veggies). But you can also get the usual Thai dishes like grilled chicken and papaya salad (Som Tum) for something more familiar.

Disclaimer: This restaurant is halal-certified.

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Address: 375 Moo 25 Nong Sarai, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 94 546 7656
Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 8pm
Price: from 50 Baht / approx. USD $1.61

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(Optional) Refresh your palate with something sweet – The Chocolate Factory (1 hour)

Before returning to your accommodation, stop by this chocolate store for some fine-quality chocolate or artisan cakes – all made in-store. Don’t forget to pick up some chocolate goodies for yourself to eat on the road or as a souvenir.

PS: Please note that except for their dessert, their other food offerings are not halal.

Disclaimer: Although most of the chocolates do not contain alcohol, they aren’t halal-certified. Please eat it at your own discretion.

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Address: Pak Chong, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 92 443 8881
Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm
Price: from 30 Baht / approx. USD $0.96

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Day 3

Get close to animals and nature before exploring an Italian village

Your Khao Yai trip isn’t complete if you haven’t seen nature’s beauty – both animals and scenery alike. Afterwards, relax and have fun at an Italian-themed village, Palio Khao Yai.

Take a walk on the wild side – The Bonanza Exotic Zoo (1.5 hours)

This zoo is particularly great, as not only do you get the opportunity to see lots of awesome animals, but you also get the chance to feed some of them as well.

Among the 50+ types of exotic animals living here, some of the animals you are guaranteed to see are: alpacas, white lions, red pandas, orangutans, wallabies and racoons.

Best of all, the zoo is easily explored in a couple of hours (700 metre circular walkway) – a great thing for those who don’t fancy much walking!

Editor’s Note: TripCanvas is strongly against animal cruelty, and we strongly urge everyone to treat these animals gently – and make sure that they are handled with love and care. If you have seen signs that the animals are not being well taken care of, please highlight it to us immediately.

If the animals are uncomfortable with you, please do not force them to take pictures with you. Please also do not feed animals food that might not be part of their natural diet. We urge you to write to us if you see anything that makes you uncomfortable – we will do our best to report the truth, and fight for their rights together.

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Address: 236, Tambon Khanong Phra, Amphoe Pak Chong, Chang Wat Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 44 921 109
Opening hours: Mon-Fri from 9am to 5pm; Sat-Sun from 9am to 6pm
Entrance Fees: 100 Baht / approx. USD $3 (adults), 50 Baht / approx. USD $1.5 (children)

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Try not to get lost in this wondrous maze – Pete Maze (1 hour)

This is a great fun activity for the whole family and is guaranteed to keep the children happy, as they weave their way around the maze’s leafy avenues.

You could say that they will find it A-MAZE-ING! Having managed to get lost several times, you’ll then be able to retreat to the safety net of the café, getting rehydrated before heading back out onto the road.

A lovely outdoor activity for the kids that encourages them to be active, just make sure you don’t accidentally leave anyone in there!

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Address: ถนน ธนะรัชต์ Tambon Khanong Phra, Amphoe Pak Chong, Chang Wat Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 80 168 9601
Opening hours: Daily from 9am to 6pm
Entrance Fees: 150 Baht / approx. USD $4.20

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Recharge your energy at a Thai halal local eatery – Salasa Hill Halal Restaurant (1 hour)

Feeling tired already? That’s not good because there are still a ton of schedule ahead. Regain your energy with Thai and Western dishes the entire family will enjoy, like batter-fried shrimp, fried chicken, and steak.

But if you want a fiery kick to your meal, opt for Tom Yum Goong soup or Tom Yum Goong fried rice.

Disclaimer: This restaurant is halal-certified.

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Address: Nong Nam Daeng, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 63 090 1507
Opening hours: Daily from 9am to 6pm
Price: from 65 Baht / approx. USD $2.09

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Tucked away in a fairy-like forest with exquisite waters! – Ban Tha Chang Spring (1 hour)

Even with Khao Yai’s higher elevation, the weather can get hot, especially during the summer. So why not cool down in a natural spring pool?

Step through a little mossy forest until you come across pristine and crystal waters. It’s like a dark aquamarine colour here, all surrounded by trees and greens, really gorgeous!

There are also small man-made waterfalls created by a stone barricade so you can enjoy cascading waters too!

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Address: Soi DPT., Tambon Mu Si, Amphoe Pak Chong, Chang Wat Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 86 092 6529
Opening hours: Daily from 6am to 6pm
Entrance fee: 400 Baht / approx. USD $12.65 (adults); 200 Baht / approx. USD $6.33 (children)

The Tuscan village for pretty pictures and quirky shopping – Palio Village (1 hour)

This small shopping village, set amongst the rolling hills of the Thai countryside, is another bite-sized Italian paradise.

Its authentic Tuscan buildings and decorative plazas transport you to the picturesque streets of a rural village in Italy, with quirky shops to keep you occupied.

Expect quirky little shops, delicious food, and stunning Italian wine – which all combine to create a destination that will prove very difficult to leave. Bellissimo!

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Address: 146/1 Moo.4, Thanarath Road (km.17), Moo-si, Sub-District, Pakchong District, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand 30450 (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 44 365 899
Opening hours: Sun-Thur from 8am to 8pm; Fri-Sat (and long-weekend public holidays) from 8am to 9pm
Entrance fee: free (20 Baht / approx. USD $0.64 for car park)

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Enjoy dessert time with amazing views – Please Don’t Tell Khaoyai (45 min)

So you’ve made it through today’s busy itinerary. Reward yourself and your kids with sweet goodies, surely to bring a smile to even the surliest person.

Not sure what to get? Choose something sweet and refreshing like coffee, smoothie or frappe or savoury small bites like french fries. Don’t forget to also relax and enjoy the mountain view while you’re here.

Disclaimer: Although the desserts here do not contain alcohol, they aren’t halal-certified. Please eat it at your own discretion.

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Address: Mu Si, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 84 916 1466
Opening hours: Daily from 8:30am to 5:30pm
Price: from 80 Baht / approx. USD $2.57

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Indulge in scrumptious vegetarian dishes that’ll fill you up – Aurra Ammie Vegetarian Restaurant (1 hour)

End your night at Aurra Ammie Vegetarian Restaurant, a vegetarian restaurant offering a variety of Thai and Western delights.

This homey restaurant only uses local organic produce in its food, ensuring all food served are healthy while still being delicious. So whether you choose a veggie burger or faux fried chicken with black pepper sauce, be sure to feel full and satisfied after dinner.

Photo by ahniishere, iawie, tarntakza

Disclaimer: Although the food does not contain alcohol or meat, they aren’t halal-certified. Please eat it at your own discretion.

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Address: Nong Nam Daeng, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 96 395 5195
Opening hours: Wed-Mon from 8am to 7pm (Closed on Tuesday)
Price: from 80 baht / approx. USD $2.57

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Day 4

Enjoy a Thai halal breakfast and feed and play with fluffy sheep (before heading to Bangkok!)

Before you leave Khao Yai, have breakfast at a Thai halal restaurant and visit Khonyok Sheep Farm. Afterwards, make your way to Bangkok to start your shopping adventure! 😀

Enjoy a hearty Thai halal breakfast – Ayah Steak Muslim Restaurant (อายะห์ สเต็ก มุสลิม) (1 hour)

Start your day with a full stomach by indulging in Thai halal dishes at Ayah Steak Muslim Restaurant. Dig in to favorites like Thai Chicken Biryani Rice and Ox Tail Soup.

Want a break from Thai food? Go for steak instead, available in 3 options (beef with black pepper, chicken or fish).

As for kids, try Thailand’s spin on Western food – American Fried Rice. A tomato-based fried rice with raisins, fried sausages and breaded chicken, it’s sure to win the hearts of your kids.

Disclaimer: This restaurant is halal-certified.

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Address: 16/6 Moo 5 Mittraphap Road, Klang Dong, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province 30320 Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 83 652 6945
Opening hours: Tue-Sun from 8am to 5pm (Closed on Monday)
Price: from 60 Baht / approx. USD $1.90

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It’s a sheep paradise! – Khonyok Sheep Farm (45 min)

Situated in the picturesque Thailand countryside is this popular sheep farm. The sheep are the stars of the show here, as you get to stroke and feed these charming animals.

For the adults, there is also a decent café at the farm too! An excellent way to spend a morning and a lot of fun for families.

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Address: Hwy 3049, Tambon Sarika, Amphoe Mueang Nakhon Nayok, Chang Wat Nakhon Nayok 26000, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 95 515 2559, +66 85 199 2559
Opening hours: Daily from 7.30am to 6pm
Entrance Fees: 50 Baht / approx. USD $1.40 (adult); 20 Baht / approx. USD $0.50 (children)

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Once you’ve arrived at your hotel in Bangkok, say goodbye to your personal driver and check-in. Drop off your luggage at the hotel before starting the Bangkok leg of this trip.

Try halal Southern Thai dishes at this family-owned restaurant – Farida Fatornee (1 hour)

Starving? Quickly order their famous red tom yum and the stir-fried beef with red sauce. Both are finger-licking good!!! Try the oxtail soup too – some say that they have the best oxtail soup in town.

But if you don’t feel like eating a la carte, why not get a mixed rice dish instead – where you choose from an assortment of side dishes on the display counter.

Disclaimer: This restaurant is halal-certified.

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Address: Phetchaburi Rd, Khwaeng Thung Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400 (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 2 215 1733
Opening hours: Daily from 9am to 10pm
Price: from 80 Baht / approx. USD $2.5

Cheap clothes and accessories, perfect for shopaholics – Victory Monument (1 hour)

Excited to shop? You will be, if you know the variety of fashionable clothes and accessories (for men, women and kids) available here. And guess what, they’re all affordable, with clothes starting from 100 baht

There are several malls, alleys and a small open market here, so take your time to look around if you can’t find something at one place.

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Address
Victory Monument
: Phahonyothin Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400 (Coordinates here)
Center One Shopping Plaza: 1 Ratchawithi Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400 (Coordinates here)
Victory Point: Soi Ratchawithi 9 (Loet Penya), Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400 (Coordinates here)
Getting here: Take the BTS to Victory Monument BTS and go out from exit 4 to reach the Victory Monument shopping district.
Opening hours: Daily from 10am – 9:30pm
Price: from 100 baht / approx. $3.15

Food souvenir shopping? Here’s your best bet! – Big C Supercenter – Ratchadamri (1 hour)

Not sure what to buy for your peeps back home? No worries. Big C Supercenter – Ratchadamri has everything you need. Yep. EVERYTHING!!

From instant noodles and dried mangoes to body care and cosmetic products, you can buy a bunch of them at affordable prices.

You can also find Thailand’s famous fabric-based bag brand NaRaYa on the first floor, in case you wanted to bring a couple of their bags home.

PS: After your shopping spree, we recommend dropping your purchases at the hotel so you can buy and carry more things at the night markets. 😉

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Address: 97 11 Ratchadamri Rd, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 2 250 4888
Opening hours: Daily from 9am to 2am
Price: from 20 baht / approx. USD$0.63

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Halal Thai chicken rice, with a prayer room too! – Saneeya Thai Muslim Food (1 hour)

Here’s another spot for halal Thai cuisine! Seafood, Western food and Thai cuisine, they have a good selection of everything.

If you want a special twist to regular tom yum soup, choose the super-large seafood tom yum soup – which seems to be an it thing in Thailand.

They’ve also got Thailand’s famous white chicken rice; the chicken looks really fresh and juicy!

The price may be slightly higher, but it’s definitely worth your money!

PS: This restaurant also has a prayer room!

Disclaimer: This restaurant is halal-certified.

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Address: 41/15 Phetchaburi Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 81 592 9996
Opening hours: Daily from 7am to 12am
Price: From 300 Baht / approx. USD $9.20 (for Seafood Tomyam)

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Where shopping never ends – Talad Neon (1 hour)

Ready for more shopping? Make your way to Talad Neon, the ever-expanding night market located just a stone’s throw away from Platinum.

Find fashion pieces, anime figurines, customizable laptop bags, phone cases, and plushies, and more being sold here – we know you’ll find something you like. Just remember to bring enough cash! 😀

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Address: 1087, 167 Phetchaburi Rd, Khwaeng Makkasan, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400 (Coordinates here)
Contact: +6663 230 1555, +6663 197 2515
Opening hours: Mon-Sun from 5pm to 12am
Price: from 35 Baht / USD $1

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(Optional, but highly recommended!) Eat and shop at Bangkok’s muslim-friendly night market – TaladNad KoKoTho (ตลาดนัด กกท) (1 hour)

Up for another round of shopping? If yes, head over to TaladNad KoKoTho where you’ll find a variety of stalls selling trendy fashion items like shoes, dresses, hats and even hijabs!

And if you ever get hungry (midnight snacks! :D), there are halal-certified food stalls selling skewered chicken, Thai spicy salad (with or without noodles) and more. There’s even a Thai-style fruit stall – perfect for those on a diet or wanting something light to nibble on.

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Address: 2345/1 Ramkhamhaeng Rd, Khwaeng Hua Mak, Khet Bang Kapi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10240 (Coordinates here)
Contact: +6663 269 7462
Opening hours: Daily from 5pm to 12midnight
Price: From 20 Baht / USD $0.65

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Day 5

Go on a last-minute shopping spurt before flying back home

It’s finally your last day in Thailand. Don’t be sad just yet though. Visit Bangkok’s newest Japanese-themed shopping complex DONKI Mall Thonglor and have lunch at Siam Ceylon before heading to the airport.

PS: After having breakfast at the hotel and checking out, store your luggage at the hotel or send them directly to the airport so you save commute time and get more time to shop (find out more on Klook).

Shop at Japan’s famous discount chain store – DONKI Mall Thonglor (1.5 hours)

Just opened in February 2019, you can now get the same Japanese stuff you would have bought in the Land of Sakura.

Okonomiyaki toy set for kids? Japanese seasonings? Or even fresh strawberries to eat on the way to the airport? Find everything at DONKI Mall Thonglor!

FYI: DONKI Mall Thonglor also have D-Sports Stadium, an indoor sports complex where you can play various types of sports (in case your kids get restless while shopping).

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Address: 107 Soi Sukhumvit 63, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 2 301 0451
Opening hours: Open for 24 hours daily
Price: from 20 Baht / approx. USD $0.63

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Have Sri Lankan cuisine for lunch before heading to the airport – Siam Ceylon (1 hour)

Grab some Sri Lankan cuisine for your last lunch in Bangkok before you head to the airport.

The must-try dish here is the Sri Lankan Koththu – finely shredded flatbread mixed and mashed together with chicken and vegetables and lots of aromatic spices. So delicious and comforting!

And of course, it’s not Sri Lankan food without some curry. So if you’re a fan of creamy curry, look no further! If you are vegan, just ask for your plate vegetarian, without fish or seafood sauce, without eggs and without dairy and they will kindly make it for you

Disclaimer: This restaurant is halal-certified.

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Address: 645, 24 Phetchaburi Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400 (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 86 399 4346
Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 12am
Price: from 90 Baht / approx. USD $2.83

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PS: Rushing to the airport? Although taxis and grab are available, we recommend taking a private airport transfer to get to the airport conveniently and in the shortest amount of time. (Read more on Klook) 

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Recommended stays in Khao Yai & Bangkok

Recommended Khao Yai Stays

1. Savour the majestic mountain view from your windows – Curve360 Hotel Khao Yai

Looking for a change in scenery? Stay at Curve360 Hotel to be surrounded by incredible mountain views all day long.

Enjoy the view with your family while relaxing in bed or chilling at the terrace, otherwise check out the pool area where lounger await too!

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Rate: from 2,075 Baht / USD $65 per night
Address: 898 Moo 5, Kudkhla-Pansuek Rd., Moo Si, Pakchong, Khao Yai National Park, Khao Yai, Thailand, 30130 (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 81 718 8881
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2. Sleep amidst greenery and the flowing creek – Watermill Resort

If your family enjoys more of a garden/river view, Watermill Resort is located right beside a flowing creek.

Staying at the Twin House means the garden and creek are right outside your windows. And with a swimming pool and activity areas for BBQ and feed fishing, the family will love it here.

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Rate: from 2,138 Baht / USD $67 per night
Address: 99/11 Moo 8, Thanarat Rd. Kilo 3, Nong Num Daeng, Pak Chong, Nakonratchasima, 30130 (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 80 809 9155, +66 80 809 9200
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Recommended Bangkok stays

1. Stay comfortably without ever getting hungry – Evergreen Place Siam by UHG

Does your family often get hungry in the middle of the night? Then you’d need a kitchenette to cook or warm up food immediately. Luckily, Evergreen Place Siam’s Deluxe Suite has a complete kitchenette equipped with microwave, stove, fridge, kettle and sink for your convenience.

That’s not all. For your utmost comfort, there’s also a small living room where you can take a rest at – separate from the bedroom your family will be sleeping in – and a balcony. There are even an outdoor swimming pool and a small playground area for kids, in case your little ones get bored.

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Rate: from 1,628 Baht / USD $51 per night
Address: 318 Phayathai Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phetchaburi, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 2 219 1111
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2. Spend a night at the heart of Bangkok’s shopping district – Leela Orchid Hotel

Any shopaholics here? You? Awesome! Did you know that Leela Orchid Hotel is only 2 minutes away on foot from Platinum Fashion Mall?! So even if you’ve bought too many things, easily make a pit stop at your hotel before continuing on your shopping expedition.

Make your stay in Bangkok super comfortable by residing at the 1 Bedroom room – fitted with a small kitchen (no stove), living room, and separate bedroom area.

However, note that there are no windows for this room type, so choose other rooms instead if windows are a dealbreaker for you (no kitchenettes though).

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Rate: from 1,628 Baht / USD $51 per night
Address: Soi Phetchaburi 17, Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand (Coordinates here)

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When to travel to Khao Yai?

The best time to travel to Khao Yai would be during the winter season between November to February. This is when the weather is absolutely perfect, and waterfalls actually have water in them. If you travel down outside of the winter season, the weather can get almost unbearably hot (not kidding at all)!

Cost Breakdown

For 2 adults and 2 children

Accommodation
USD $65 x 3 nights = USD $195
USD $51 x 1 night = USD $51
Total = USD $246

Transportation
USD $41 x 4 days = USD $164
USD $46 x 1 day = USD $46
Total = USD $210

Meals & Entrance Fees
Day 1 = From USD $101.68
Day 2 = From USD $114.26
Day 3 = From USD $106.68
Day 4 = From USD $53.80
Day 5 = From USD $15
Total = USD $391.42

TOTAL = USD $847.42 / SGD $1152

~ USD $212 per pax / SGD $288 per pax / RM871 per pax

There are lots of places for you to explore in Khao Yai and shop in Bangkok, so why not change your Europe trip to Thailand instead?!

We’ve planned the ultimate family trip for you; all you need to do decide on a date and book your tickets!

Khao Yai and Bangkok are waiting for you~ 😎✈️

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