[编辑 Editor 黄大人 英译 Translator 刘大人 摄影 Photographer 黄大人]
考艾 (Khao Yai) 是泰国的国家公园之一，距离曼谷约 2.5-3 小时的车程，在这里你不需要携带太多的泰铢，皆因此处找不着任何购物中心与夜市，唯一能让你大肆挥霍的就是茫茫林海中所释放出的芬多精啊！(看官们请多多享用）话不多说，来看看大人如何与考艾在短短的三天两夜里情定终生了！
【大人小贴士】 如何到达泰国考艾？如果你是和大人一样从柔佛新山出发的话，就能透过亚航 Air Asia 网上预订机票从新山直飞泰国曼谷，到达曼谷后再租借当地小Van就行啦！
Forget the notion that Thailand’s all about night markets, shopping and food. Instead, think flower gardens, European-themed streets and even hobbit homes! Up there on the podium with some of the world’s greatest parks, Khao Yai is one of Thailand’s oldest and most visited reserve which was named a Unesco World Heritage Site. If you’re craving a quick getaway to experience Europe without flying the distance, simply grab your next direct flight out from Senai via AirAsia to neighbouring Thailand but skip the crowds at Bangkok and head over to the scenic Khao Yai just 2.5 to 3 hours away.
查询亚航 Air Asia 网上预订机票, 请点击 / To book your next flight out via AirAsia, visit:
欧洲主题广场 Primo Piazza
Primo Piazza paints an unforgettable impression of tranquillity with its stunning scenery, elegant Italian architecture with many quaint coffeehouses, restaurants and bars all around. And we haven’t even got as far beyond the entrance yet…
For only 100 Baht per adult (or 50 Baht for children), we got to immerse in the laid-back ambience without having to fly halfway across the world to get a taste of Italy and have the gorgeous pictures to prove it too LOL!
和 Primo Piazza 招牌来个合影是必须的！隔壁的小黄花姑娘们也太猖狂了吧！您这覆盖整个建筑屋的姿态也未免太抢眼了吧！（不过大人还是忍不住一直拍小黄花姑娘们～）
Bellissimo, isn’t it? The quaint cottages in this garden were spectacular on their own, even the entrance statement!
四面环山的 Primo Piazza，鲜黄色的建筑与绿油油的草地，在蓝天白云的承托下，更显突出！好想躺在草地上，仰望天空，好好放空！（只可惜当天巧遇小雨降临～）
From the terracotta-toned buildings with an unmistakably Mediterranean vibe to the lush greenery, dairy farms and vineyards, we felt like we were in Tuscany (save for the slight drizzle)!
喜爱小动物的小朋们，千万不要错过近距离喂食可爱的草泥马和小绵羊的机会哦 ～ （草泥马的模样也太呆萌了吧！）
We have always wanted to meet and take photos with an alpaca and other adorable animals, and our hearts thumped away as we got up close and personal! So cute…
地址 / Address: Mu Si, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand.
营业时间 / Operation Hours: 9am – 6pm
意大利小镇 Palio Village
It would be easy to forget that we’re in Thailand as we walk through this Italian-style enclave was it not for the “newness” of the place, the diverse crowd that were mostly Asians, and the kitschy souvenirs and attractions that we would be hard-pressed to find in rural Italy! While it could never take the place of a visit to an authentic Italian village, Palio Village is a tranquil getaway from Bangkok.
Bearing little resemblance to Thailand, the hot, subtropical weather that drove us to have a refreshing drink at one of the numerous sidewalk cafes is a reminder that we’re nowhere near the Mediterranean.
The beautiful landscape is also picture-perfect for a romantic pre-wedding photo shoot that could prove worthwhile and create long lasting memories for lovers tying the knots.
地址 / Address: Thanarat Rd, Mu Si, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, 30130, Thailand.
营业时间 / Operation Hours: 9am – 7pm
小瑞士农场 A Cup Of Love
A Cup of Love 被称为泰国的小瑞士，背山面湖，不仅风景优美，空气也特别地清新！在踏进农场内之前，首先将会有片湖景进入眼帘，湖上还有鹅群鱼群们欢迎看官们的到来哦 ～ 即便你对农场没有太大好感，来到这里，肯定会让你改变对农场的看法！
Be transported to Switzerland after bidding Addio to Palio. When embarking on long journeys with young children, we often need several stops along the way. Luckily for us, the good people at A Cup of Love have provided the perfect place to do so, with a little help from their friends. The setting was very picturesque, with an almost western farm theme to the buildings and a small bridge that leads us over a lake for a fun-filled day.
A resolutely green & beautiful sanctuary that appeals to the senses, how’s this for total relaxation?
Needless to say, the sheep here are the star attraction, with the opportunity for us to feed and stroke them.
We can even live our Hobbit fantasies in the “The Shire” at the nearby Hobbit House instead of fly all the way to New Zealand’s Hobbit movie set to look at these adorable houses! What’s more, we can dress up as our favourite LOTR characters for FREE
地址 / Address: 97 Ban Nam Khieo, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
童趣花海 The Bloom
来到 The Bloom, 朵朵靓丽动人的花仙子，随风摆动宛如跳起迎宾舞般欢迎访客的来临！放眼望去，身在花海的每位花仙子极力推销自己，不管是利用鲜艳花色或花香，只盼访客们停留身边留下合影呢～
Embrace flower power at the largest garden in Thailand that is filled with rows of flowers that instantly brighten up our day. Open all year and home to more than 30 species of winter flowers, no more flying to France to witness nature’s splendour or take a picture in lavender or sunflower fields because The Bloom makes for an even lovelier backdrop, and at a much lower cost too!
Here, we can easily practise our poses because the place is too pretty to miss a snap!
This will unquestionably be ideal for a romantic getaway or a family escape, where the kids, or the big kid in us, will enjoy.
地址 / Address: 357 Moo 5 ,Tambon Pak Chong,Nakhon Ratchasima,Thailand
营业时间 / Operation Hours: 8am – 8pm
门票费用 / Entry Fee: 周日 100baht，周末 200baht
同场加映 : 考艾特色餐厅
欧式古堡浪漫餐厅 Midwinter Green
Our trip to Khao Yai won’t be complete without a stop at the “atas” Midwinter Green for some authentic European experience, not just in terms of their menu, but also how the overall building design was inspired by Shakespeare’s play.
There’s also an in-house marketplace aptly named the Picnic Store, which offered a wide array of freshly baked confections and local produce fresh from the farms.
You can dine outside with a gorgeous view, or choose the aircon life and sit indoors. As we found the interior to be too posh, we opted to eat at the al fresco area for a more laidback atmosphere with a great live band to boot!
The excellent menu selection mainly consists of European style dishes and comes with an extensive wine selection as well. Be sure to order their signature Midwinter’s Pizza.
Boy, we were glad we chose to dine here. We really do get to dine like a king!
【温馨提醒】每晚 7.30pm 於餐厅有特别的灯光秀，荧幕所示正是建筑物的墙面！如果不想错过这别开生面的灯光秀，建议大概 7.30pm 以前抵达餐厅。
Be even more amazed and marvel at the laser show when the sky gets dark, so make sure you arrive well before 7.30pm. Bon appétit!
地址 / Address: Nong Nam Daeng, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.
营业时间 / Operation Hours: 10am – 10pm
同场加映 : 考艾特色住宿
欧式古堡旅店 U Khao Yai Hotel
是不是和大人一样，幻想着有那么一天能够入住古堡，体验欧洲贵族们的生活？来～大人告诉你，来到考艾，只要花费马币 150 一人一天（两人同房）就能体验欧洲贵族们的生活！是不是很划算？是超划算的好不好！（呐喊中）
【温馨提醒】由于旅馆地理位置偏辟，大人建议大概 8-9 点回旅馆休息为佳，因为考艾路边多无路灯，实属危险。
Tucked among the majestic mountains of the Sankamphaeng Mountain Range, the recently opened U Khao Yai Hotel offers a romantic, peaceful escape that merges the inspiring spirit and beauty of Khao Yai National Park with the elegance, ambience and warmth of a French country manor. For only RM150 per pax/night (twin-sharing), we were certainly getting more than we have bargained for.
Being a nature-oriented getaway destination, Khao Yai offers little when it comes to nightlife. With most streets lighting at its minimal or non-existent, we are better off staying in and appreciating its nature and wildlife instead of a wild party.
Beautifully landscaped, lush gardens, serene ponds and magnificent scenery, the French-inspired countryside chateaux are arranged in a village-like complex that certainly set this unique destination among the best new hotels in Khao Yai.
We couldn’t help but sent pictures of the hotel surroundings to our family and friends, and their universal replies were “Wow, are you in Europe?”
Leaving the rest still green with envy, we continued to check out the hotel many other unique recreational opportunities such as fitness centre, indulgent spa, a large free form swimming pool and separate kids’ pool, both of which are surrounded by lush gardens and a waterfall.
Of course, we also get the U signatures of 24-hour check-out timed from our check-in, and breakfast served whenever and wherever you want. How’s that for a real break?
Our Superior Rooms are designed in pale green colour schemes with sofa benches and views of the lush tropical gardens, with every luxury amenity required for a relaxing stay all in place, including a couple of cute bunny bolsters!
地址 / Address: 99/22 Moo 1,, Mu Si, Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand
官方网站/ Website: www.uhotelsresorts.com
There’s much more to Khao Yai than meets the eyes, but we figured slow and steady does it for a 3D/2N itinerary. If you’re an avid traveller like us, Khao Yai would be your next favourite destination directly out of JB without blowing your budget. Till then, it’s Sawadee & Addio!