Discover Thailand's nighttime treasures along with tips on how to see the best stars

Thailand is well-known for its sunny days and tropical weather, but there is a little-known ‘twilight zone’ in Thailand where there are over 200 clear sky nights per year to see the wonders of the night sky.

Thailand is a heavenly place for couples and true nature lovers who want to deal with their worries in the best possible way. It is best known for its islands, Buddhist temples, and Thai cuisine. However, it is one of the Best Places to visit in Asia for the fantastic views of the dark starry sky.

The unearthly beauty of the picturesque starry night can be viewed in the twilight zone of Thailand. Imagine gazing up at the astonishing number of small twinkling stars across the sky.

Stargazing in Thailand

The skies of Thailand offer two beautiful astronomical phenomena that are a treat to true stargazing couples. If you and your partner enjoy talking about life and sharing random thoughts right under the sky, here's something that might interest you.

The eastern horizon shows the galactic centre, the Milky Way. If you move up the horizon, the Milky Way can be seen earlier if you are watching it in April. The Milky Way is an interesting view with about 100 to 400 billion stars located 120000 light years away from us. The southern part of Thailand offers a better view of the galactic centre, the brightest part of the Milky Way. Light and dust pollution in the metropolitan areas are an obstacle to the stargazers, but some wonderful locations in Thailand offer the best possible views of Asia.

Apart from the Milky Way, you can also enjoy the solar or lunar eclipse with telescopes installed in many areas around the country. Some places with proper equipment include Mai, Benjakitti Park in Bangkok, Chachoengsao National Observatory and Planetarium, the Suranaree University of Technology in Nakhon Ratchasima, and Samila Beach in Songkhla province.

Things to do in Thailand for stargazers

Some rooftop restaurants and bars also claim to offer the best views of the Milky Way, but there are other exceptional destinations that offer a clear and fantastic view of the clear sky filled with tiny bright dots. Some of the most beautiful stargazing spots include:

Doi Samer Dao

The spot is located in Sinan national park, which offers the best view from October to February and offers an expansive view of the sky with stunning lush surroundings.

Phu Kradeung

The Phu Kradeung national park is known to be the best for couples as only true lovers can hike 9km along the steep path to the top to see the best view of the milky view.

Visiting the park from February to May gives the best view of the surroundings.

Khao yai National Park

What is more romantic than starry nights in the lord of ring-styled hobbit resorts with flowery gardens all around.

Phu Lanka National Park

The unspoiled nature of this beautiful national park is a perfect getaway for romantic lovebirds, and it is equally stunning day and night. The magic mountain offers the best coffee with an unmatched view.

These are only a few destinations, and many more can be visited to ensure you don't miss out on any angle of the beautiful view of the sky.

Going to these places is quite a task, and if you don't know the local language, there are chances you might miss out on some of the must-do and visit things in Thailand.

Travel Asia Virtually

Virtual tours have become a sensation ever since the COVID pandemic hit us. Even though things are pretty normal and most travelling bans have been lifted, virtual tours are still a win-win for those who can't make it to the destinations physically. Numerous popular destinations can be visited virtually.

Thailand is a dreamy getaway destination, but if somehow you are not able to travel there, you can always enjoy a virtual tour. The history, culture, and natural beauty of Thailand is equally spell bounding in VTs. Such tours allow you to have real-time guidance from the locals to gather as much information as possible and to put together the most well-planned vacation.

Dark sky tourism is an important part of the tourism industry in Thailand. If you want to plan the best tour in Thailand to impress your partner, Trally can help you a lot. We offer the best travel virtual tours and specific live stream requests if you are interested in seeing the festival or the beautiful destinations from afar.

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