Thailand has so much to offer to its visitors from around the world. There is truly something for everyone, from gorgeous beaches to ample adventures in nature. Delicious dining, unique shopping experiences, and unmatched hospitality. There are also some places that you just have to see with your own eyes to believe they are real, such as:

Baanphasawan

Located 18 miles from the nearest city in the Thong Pha Phum district of Thailand, you will find a “sweet” upscale hotel and resort unlike any other. That’s because of the 100 dwellings shaped as favorite fruits, veggies, and plants! If you have ever wondered what it’s like to live in a Dragon fruit or mushroom….wonder no more! In addition to the decor, you can also enjoy the natural hot springs, small waterfall as well as other attractions. Also, Baanphasawan is the only seed bank for the exotic fruit, Durian, which is native to Thailand. There are orchards on the 80- acre property dedicated specifically to the Durian. A must-see for sure! 

The Temple of a Million Beers (Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew)

Ever wish there was something you could do with all your leftover beer bottles instead of just throwing them into the recycle bin? Then you won’t want to miss visiting the unique temple and surrounding complex of Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew. Originally started as a recycle and clean up initiative by some monks turned into this amazing temple built from 1.5 million empty beer bottle! They use both green and brown colored beer bottles to line the temple walls and sleeping quarters as well as toilets and water towers! Gives a whole new meaning to “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure”!

Our restaurant may not be fruit shaped or lined with empty beer bottles, but Thaiphoon is an incredible location, here in Arlington, VA, serving amazing food, drinks, and great service with a smile.