Thung Yai Naresuan National Park, Thailand

Thung Yai Naresuan National Park:
Waterfall chaser

You might not find this one on the map, but seek it out by locating the UNESCO protected waterfalls of Tee Lor Su. On the Burmese border, you’ll find the Thung Yai Naresuan National Reserve, which encompasses the biggest wildlife corridor in Southeast Asia, home to tigers, elephants and bears. Sounds like a night out in Bangkok, doesn’t it? But really, this is a far cry from the capital.

The journey up winds round mountains and offers views like you’ll never see again. The village itself is pretty non-descript, but makes for beautiful photographs. With mountains, comes water; these waterfalls are the king of all of Thailand’s falls with amazing rafting. We’re told a rubber raft is the way to go, but the locals are all about the bamboo raft, although I’m not sure your travel insurer would be too happy!