PHOTO: You can see alpacas at Primo Piazza in Thailand. (Photo via Flickr/Thanate Tan)
Khao Yai is a village just over two hours’ drive from Thailand’s bustling capital of Bangkok, but the activities that await visitors should put this magical town on your radar. Sure, there's a gorgeous national park, but there's also a little slice of Italy awaiting visitors.
For example, visitors can see the Tuscany of Thailand after they have discovered the Venice of Bangkok in the city’s watery canals.
“Known as the Italy of Thailand, Palio Village is a Tuscan-themed outdoor shopping center surrounded by mountains and greenery. The village is picture perfect at all corners, line by rows of cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops and boutique hotels,” writes Syafiqaa in TripZilla.
At Primo Piazza, guests can visit with unlikely wildlife for Thailand — sheep and alpacas.
“Primo Piazza has a barn full of alpacas and we love it! These alpacas, along with sheep and donkeys, are specially flown all the way from Australia to spark up the place. They are well taken care of and are friendly in nature,” says Syafiqaa.
In true Italian style, there’s also a vineyard.
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“About a 30-minute drive away from Palio Village is the PB Valley Winery where you’ll have the opportunity to tour the vineyards and dine at their unique restaurant which couples delicious food with stunning valley and mountain scenery,” she says.
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