Top 5 weekend destinations near Bangkok in July (2022)

Are you tired of city life in Bangkok? With several long weekends to come, now is the perfect time to plan a great escape from the bustle of the capital. Luckily, there are plenty of magical destinations around Bangkok to cool off over the long weekend. Whether you’re in the mood for adventure or just want to relax, here are some of the best destinations for your perfect long weekend getaway.

2.5 hours drive: Kanchanaburi – fascinating history and riverside scenery

PHOTO: The River Kwai Floating Home

Kanchanaburi is surrounded by mountains and forests and is bordered by a magnificent river. It is also home to several national parks including the beautiful Erawan National Park. That is why it is the ideal destination for those who need a bit of nature and relaxation. Want to stay directly on the river? The Float House River Kwai Resort offers luxurious floating villas, allowing you to feel closer to nature and wake up with the river beneath your feet.

Due to its relaxing atmosphere, Kanchanaburi offers many options for rejuvenation. Take Dheva Mantra Resort and Spa, for example. In addition to its lavish accommodations, the resort’s Le Dheva Spa offers centuries-old Thai massages, herbal scrubs, and a range of other treatments for ultimate pampering.

History buffs will adore Kanchanaburi from its home in Pak Prak Street and the bridge over the River Kwai; both are famous for their historical significance. If you come to Kanchanaburi to immerse yourself in its history, the U Inchantree is the perfect hotel. Located just five minutes from the famous Bridge over the River Kwai, the building is dominated by an ancient ‘Inchantree’. Additionally, the bedroom is designed in a rustic river lodge style.

2 hours away: Pattaya – Stunning beaches and nightlife for all types of travelers

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PHOTO: Renaissance Pattaya Resort & Spa

Although Pattaya’s nightlife has a pretty bad reputation, there’s nothing wrong with visiting the city to enjoy the party if that’s the kind of entertainment you’re looking for. The Hilton Pattaya is a beautiful hotel located in Pattaya Beach. It is adjacent to the Central Festival Pattaya shopping center and only minutes away from Pattaya’s main nightlife spots like Walking Street. But once you enter the hotel, you will feel a world away from the hustle and bustle. It truly offers the best of both worlds: frenetic nightlife and seaside relaxation.

If you prefer to stay away from the party, revel in the luxurious comfort of Renaissance Pattaya Resort & Spa. This idyllic resort is located in Na Jomtien, just opposite the beach. Relax on the lounge chairs by the pool with a book in one hand and a cocktail in the other, or refresh your body with relaxing spa treatments. Do you dream of waking up to magnificent ocean views? Cap Dara Resort is another great option for your long weekend in Pattaya. The hotel is one of the few hotels in Thailand where every room has a magnificent view in almost every direction. It also has a full kids’ club for parents traveling with children.

3 hours away: Khao Yai – Adventure in a magical national park

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PHOTO: Mövenpick Khao Yai

Swap the dizzying city noise of Bangkok with the chirping of birds and chirping of wildlife amid the lush green foliage of Khao Yai. Whether you want to observe animals in the wild, hunt waterfalls, explore exotic plants or hike nature trails, Khao Yai National Park is the best destination for a refreshing and adventurous long weekend. After a long day of adventure in the national park, enjoy a moment of relaxation in the opulent Movenpick Resort Khao Yai. With a combination of Tuscan architecture and a beautiful mountain backdrop, you can indulge in a castle-style experience. In addition to its beautifully decorated rooms, the resort also boasts a range of facilities, such as a golf course, spa, restaurant and cafe.

Prefer to spend your long weekend with a staycation instead of exploring the national park? Book your stay at Atta Lakeside Resort. You don’t need to leave the resort to enjoy Khao Yai’s natural beauty. Located right next to a beautiful lake, you can spend your days strolling along the lake, relaxing by the pool, enjoying delicious meals at the on-site restaurant or even laying on your bed while admiring the view.

Another quiet hotel in Khao Yai to consider is Muthi Maya. This hotel is especially perfect for a romantic long weekend getaway. Designed in harmony with the surrounding forest and mountains, it is a glamorous oasis of serenity where you and your loved one can reconnect with your inner self and rekindle the romance in your relationship.

3 hours away: Hua Hin – Idyllic destination with incredible attractions

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PHOTO: V Villas Hua Hin – MGallery

With lavish resorts, delicious cuisines, gorgeous beaches and plenty of attractions, Hua Hin is a tourist paradise and a great place to spend your long weekend. For those who want to enjoy the tropical coast of Hua Hin, the SO/ Sofitel Hua Hin may be the perfect option. Every weekend, the hotel offers a true local fisherman’s market experience in a unique setting. Meet the local fishermen, select your favorite seafood and let their talented chef cook it for you!

Are you a golf enthusiast? Hua Hin is the best place to be for you! Stay beautiful Hyatt Regency Hua Hin for a perfect golf weekend. The resort is famous for its beautiful beaches, golf courses and royal heritage. But even if you don’t want to play golf, the hotel is perfect for a long weekend. It has everything from a spa and pool to an on-site restaurant and spectacular views.

For those seeking romance, renewal and recreation, the V Villas Hua Hin – MGallery should be your first choice. Treat yourself to the ultimate luxury in its private villas, which come with butler service and scenic design. When it’s time to refresh your body, head to V Spa or indulge in an enchanting dining experience at Villazzo Restaurant.

2 hours away: Sri Racha – Underrated coastal town with exciting sights

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Oakwood Sri Racha Hotel and Residence

The name “Sriracha” is world famous thanks to the popular hot sauce. However, the charming seaside town of Sri Racha is still largely overlooked as a holiday destination. The city has a number of exciting places to visit for an unforgettable long weekend. One of the best places to stay if you want to explore the gems of Sri Racha is the Oakwood Hotel and Residence. It is surrounded by famous attractions such as Koh Si Chang, Koh Loi and the SriRacha Glass Sky Bridge.

If Ko Si Chang is the highlight of your long weekend in Sri Racha, Cape Racha Sriracha is an ideal starting point. Treat yourself to unparalleled relaxation in the hotel’s jacuzzi and spa center after a full day of exploring the beautiful island. As the hotel is located just 15 minutes from Koh Loy Pier, you can rest and relax as soon as you get off the boat from the island.

Sri Racha is often referred to as “little Osaka” and offers exciting Japanese-themed attractions, such as the J-Park Nihon Mura shopping mall. If you are planning to visit this mall, the best hotel to stay at is the Hotel Arize Sri Racha. Not only does the hotel have stunning ocean views, but it’s close to the Japanese-style mall and other attractions like the Sriracha Tiger Zoo.

So what are you waiting for? Start planning your long weekend now, book your stay and get ready to fill your eyes, heart and soul with fascinating sights and exhilarating activities.