The South of Thailand is a destination known and frequented by tourists from all over the world. Emerson and Valeria have decided to explore this land's yet untouched corners of paradise where the pace of life is slow, customs have remained the same for years and nature reigns supreme.
The long descent
The journey south begins in Sukhothai, the ancient city that is the birthplace of Thai civilisation and now a UNESCO world heritage site.
Reaching the southern part of the country requires a long drive and crossing Bangkok. The capital is a tangle of junctions, streets, traffic and smog: a chaotic place that our travellers are happy to leave behind them.
Driving for over 600 kilometres, they reach the coast, then continue down to the narrowest point of the entire peninsula on Highway 4. It's a spectacular road, winding perfectly between dense vegetation, limestone peaks, national parks and splashes of colour from the temples dotted throughout the landscape.