Sawat is one of the most ancient cities in Thailand and has been a major transport link from the mainland to the beautiful islands in the South Pacific Ocean for centuries. It’s also known as one of the top travel destinations in all of Southeast Asia, and many travelers are dying to see this city for themselves. The following five tips will help you make the most out of your time there, whether you’re coming on business or pleasure…
1. How to get there
The closest airport to Sawat is in Phuket. The airport is about a half hour away from town, but you can always take a taxi if you don’t feel like renting a car. If you want to drive yourself, there are three main roads that lead into and out of town. Head west on Highway 402, or north on Highway 4 (which becomes Phang Nga Road) from Takua Pa; and head east on Highway 4 from Hua Hin. It takes about an hour to get here by bus from Phuket Town, which departs every 15 minutes.
Buses depart frequently throughout the day, so it’s easy to plan your trip around them. You can also rent a motorbike or scooter once you arrive in town, as many shops offer cheap rates and rentals. There are plenty of places to stay in Sawat—from bungalows right on beachfront property to more affordable hotels farther back from shore—but be sure to book ahead during high season (November through February).
2. Where to stay
When traveling to a new country, finding a hotel can be a daunting task. While it’s not always easy to predict what kind of accommodations you will enjoy, there are plenty of things to take into consideration before booking your stay. To make things easy, look for hotels that offer amenities you know you’ll need: free breakfast or Wi-Fi are great places to start. When in doubt, stick with an international chain; Hyatt and Marriott offer family-friendly options around the world. And don’t forget about location! The closer you are to attractions, restaurants and public transportation, the more time you’ll have to explore during your trip.
3. What to see and do
Sawat is a beautiful island, packed with things to see and do. Here are 5 of our favorites – The Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat: Located in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, it’s an important Buddhist temple that was built in honor of King Rama V. If you’re into religious architecture, definitely make sure to check it out! – Ko Thalu: A small but beautiful beach that makes for a great picnic spot. It’s also relatively close to Hua Hin town, so you can visit both places on one trip! – Khao Chong Krajok: This national park is home to many waterfalls, making it a fantastic place for hiking and exploration.
Be sure to bring lots of water if you plan on going! – Thap Lan National Park: Another fantastic place for hiking, with some impressive rock formations scattered throughout its hills. Make sure to wear sturdy shoes while exploring here, as there’s plenty of ground cover in some areas.
4. Where to eat
There are several eateries in Sawat that serve good, local food. One place to visit is Nook’s Cafe, which serves a variety of delicious Thai foods. There are also street carts selling fresh fruit and snacks throughout town. While there isn’t much else to do in town, you can explore nearby rice paddies by foot or bike, or take a taxi to Kanchanaburi’s famous Bridge over River Kwai. As with most places in Thailand, it’s always worth it to bargain with tuk-tuk drivers before agreeing on a price.
If you aren’t up for cooking your own meals, check out one of these spots: Nook’s Cafe – Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Try their Sawat Special Chicken Curry (with an egg) or Pineapple Fried Rice (with chicken). Delicious! Prices range from 50 THB ($1 USD) for a bowl of noodles to 250 THB ($6 USD) for an entree.
If you’re planning on going out and partying at night, keep in mind that even though Thailand is well known for its low prices, a few drinks can set you back more than expected. In Bangkok and other touristy places, expect to pay around 100-200 baht ($3-6) per drink; in beach areas, it’s not uncommon to pay 500 baht ($15) or more. Also, be aware of your surroundings—keep an eye on your valuables when drinking and avoid putting yourself in risky situations (for example, don’t accept open drinks from strangers). Overall, if you want to save money while traveling in Thailand, stick with water or local beer.
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