15 stunning photos of Thailand that will inspire you to never go anywhere else

PRESENTED BY YAK TEAW THAI

Earlier this month a group of adventurous people with insatiable wanderlust and a penchant for the theatrical dressed themselves as yak (the mythical guardian giants of Thai folklore) and toured the country, shooting iconic photos and video along the way.

Bongkoch “Film” Jarerntum and Tachai “Geng” Prathumwan from The Voice Thailand led the group, known as Yak Teaw Thai, or A Giant’s Thai Trip.

Here we present our favorite stills from the resulting viral video, along with a few additions from our own photo archives, for your enjoyment and inspiration. Happy travels!

1. This photo of Baan Dum (Black House), a unique museum in Chiang Rai surrounded by lush gardens.

Photo: Film Petcharut/Facebook

2. This shot of Khlong Phlu Waterfall in Koh Chang where the water looks crisp, cool and inviting.

Photo: Guy Houben / Coconuts Media

3. This hellish view of Wat Rong Khun, the “White Temple” in Chiang Rai.

Photo: Film Petcharut/Facebook

4. This amazing shot of sunset over Promthep Cape in Phuket, the southernmost tip of the island.

Photo: Guy Houben / Coconuts Media

5. This hot air balloon ride over Chiang Mai captured on camera.

Photo: Film Petcharut /Facebook

6. This unforgettable shot of the Emerald Pool just outside of Krabi Town.

Photo: Guy Houben / Coconuts Media

7. And this surreal snap of the Blue Pool, a 10 minute walk from the Emerald Pool.

Photo: Guy Houben / Coconuts Media

8. This action shot of yak feeding some lovely long-necked creatures at Chiang Mai Zoo.

Photo: Film Petcharut /Facebook

9. This view of Krabi’s Railay Beach with towering limestone karsts in the distance.

Photo: Guy Houben / Coconuts Media

10. This symmetrical shot of the majestic Wat Pa Daraphirom in Mae Rim, Chiang Mai.

Photo: Film Petcharut/Facebook

11. This breathtaking photo taken on Koh Phi Phi Don, where you can even see Koh Phi Phi Leh in the background.

Photo: Guy Houben / Coconuts Media

12. This photo that will make you want to ride a horse along the beach in Hua Hin as the wind blows through your hair.

Photo: Film Petcharut /Facebook

13. This magnificent pic of Koh Phi Phi Leh, home of Maya Bay, from above.

Photo: Guy Houben / Coconuts Media

14. This odd yet fun scene of Thai traditional yak on a banana boat at the beach in Pattaya.

Photo: Film Petcharut /Facebook

15. This classic photo of Ao Tonsai on Koh Phi Phi Leh that will make you marvel at just how beautiful Southern Thailand truly is.

Photo: Guy Houben / Coconuts Media

And here’s the viral video that started it all:

Like Yak Teaw Thai on Facebook to follow the exploits of the traveling yak as their journey to inspire Thais to travel Thailand continues.

Catch you later, mythical guardian giants!

Photo: Film Petcharut/Facebook

Wherever you are…

Photo: Film Petcharut /Facebook

(Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly identified Wat Pa Daraphirom in Mae Rim​ at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep​. Our bad, guys!)

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