Drone Tour of Thailand
What happens when you place one of the world's top aerial videographers in one of the world's most beautiful countries? Find out with this video from Drone Video Award winner Grim Berge who created this magnificent video portrait of Thailand. It was shot in various places throughout this very large and diverse country. There is something for everyone in this video: mountaintop Buddhist temples, the spectacular islands of Phang Nga Bay, and fasntastically shaped karst limestone mountains.
Drone Tour of Thailand
Top Contributor Liemur Lissa created this spectacular drone video from some of the most beautiful spots in Thailand. Some of the places featured include Khao Sok National Park in the Surat Thani Province, Doi Ithanon in Chiang Mai Province (the highest mountain in Thailand), Phu Chi Fa (a mountainous area in Chiang Rai, Thailand's northernmost province), Phangan (an island in Southern Thailand), Chiang Mai (the largest city in Northern Thailand), and more.
Aerial Tour of Thailand
Top contributor the3venture ventures around the world creating travel videos which blend drone and ground camera footage. To create this magnificent production, he spent two weeks backpacking through the great southeastern nation of Thailand. The film captures numerous sites throughout the country, including the capital city Bangkok, the island paradises of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Thailand, and the great temples of Chiang Mai in the northern part of the country.
Thailand's Great Outdoors
Top contributor UncleDam travels the world with his drone to create amazing videos of exotic places. In this video, he creates an unforgettable aerial tour of Thailand, showing some of the outdoor activities available to visitors such as sailing, stand-up paddleboarding, and kayaking. Watch this film to get a glimpse of the wildlife, breathtaking nature, crystal clear blue water, and epic scenery of this Southeastern Asian country.
12 Days in Thailand
Contributor Chrisnorway spent 12 days traveling through Thailand with his DJI Phantom 3 drone. He documented his trip with this amazing video, which seamlessly transitions between cinematic ground and drone footage from aroound this remarkable Southeast Asian country. Treat yourself to these amazing views of Bangkok city's Chinatown, Koh Lanta, Phiphi, Khao Sok national park and the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary.
Bangkok by Drone
You'll get an amazing bird's eye view of Bangkok's modern central business district by contributor Drone Home. Shot along the Chao Praya river, you will see many of the 70 buildings of at least 150 meters (around 500 ft.) in height as of that time. As a skyline ranking measure, that puts it at #15 on a worldwide ranking of cities by that measure, ahead of Toronto, Miami, Melbourne, and Houston, among other cities with notable skylines around the world.
Aerial Views of Phuket
Phuket is both an island (the largest in Thailand) and a province consisting of Phuket and about 30 smaller islands in the area. It sits far down the Malaysian Peninsula from the rest of Thailand, forming the western side of Phang Nga Bay. This area has become, in recent years, one of the world's top beach destinations, often compared to Bali in Indonesia. Contributor MartinD used a DJI Mavic Pro to shoot this remarkable aerial tour of Phuket on a trip to the tropical island in 2017.
Koh Samui: Island of Thailand
One of the most popular beach destinations in Southern Thailand is Koh Samui. The country's second largest island, it lies on the opposite (eastern) side of the mainland from its largest island, the somewhat better-known Phuket. While Koh Samui's interior is jungle, its beaches are some of the finest in Southeast Asia. Contributor Robin Puskas used a DJI drone to create this mesmerizing aerial view of this bit of paradise in the Gulf of Thailand, which sits on the western side of the Gulf of Thailand.
Temples of Chiang Mai
The principal city of northern Thailand, situated on the Ping River near the border with Myanmar, is Chiang Mai. Founded in the 13th century, this jungle city has immense historical and cultural significance to Thailand. It was capital of the Lan Na Kingdom, one of the principal tributaries of the Kingdom of Siam. Contributor Tominspires used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create a mesmerizing aerial view of this city, home to some of the most well known (and spectacular) Buddhist Temples in the world.
Railay is one of Thailand's best known beach areas, sitting in the southern tip of the country between the cities of Krabi and Ao Nang. With stunning views looking out onto Phang Nga Bay, Railay is accessable only by boat due to the high cliffs surrounding the area. In this video, top contributor Christian Cuvelier flew his DJI Phantom 4 Professional drone over the area at sunset, creating a stunning aerial view of one of the more iconic looking beach spots in all of Southeast Asia.
Ko Phi Phi Islands
Thailand's Koh Phi Phi islands stand atop most lists of the best spots in the country, especially since becoming the shooting location of the movie The Beach starring Leonard DiCaprio in 2000. Distinguished by large limestone rocks. the islands are situated in the Andaman Sea, in the Krabi province. Contributor Agrippa907th used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to aerially capture these stunning islands. The video also includes drone footage of Railay, which lies a bit to the north.
Islands of Phang Nga Bay
Thailand's Krabi province is perhaps best known for the dozens of small islands which lie off its coast in Phang Nga Bay. Top contributor Christian Cuvelier used a drone to create this epic continuous "reveal" shot of these beautiful islands. James Bond fans may recognize this area from The Man with the Golden Gun (1974, #10 in the series) and Tomorrow Never Dies (1997, #20). Phang Nga Bay "stood in" for unnamed "Red Chinese Waters" in the former movie and Vietnam's Ha Long Bay in the latter.
Elephants in Northern Thailand
The title of this video is perhaps a little misleading - it has elephants and Grand Canyon (of Thailand) jumping, but it's not elephants jumping the canyon. Contributor and drone pilot RoamwithJohn created this marvelous aerial video of the Elephant Care & Grand Canyon destination in the Chiang Mai province of northern Thailand. It is a protected sancturary where Thailand's endangered elephants (who once numbered over 100k) can be seen in a natural environment.
Doi Inthanon: Thailand's Highest Peak
Unraveled Studios created this epic drone video from one of the most scenic spots in Thailand and indeed in all of Southeast Asia. It's shot at Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain in Thailand at almost 2.6k meters (8.4k ft.) above sea level. It's in the country's Chiang Mai province, its northernmost, near the border with Myanmar. The video beautifully captures the mountain peak at sunset as well as the iconic looking Doi Inthanon temple shimmering in the fading sunlight.
Kanchanaburi's Tiger Cave Temple
Wat Tham Sua ("Tiger Cave Temple") is one of two famous Buddhist temples near Kanchanaburi, in the west-central part of Thailand. While the temple was only built in the 1970's, it quickly became a popular cultural site, and it also benefits from being nearby the site of the fabled Bridge Over the River Kwai. Flying Horizons used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to treat us to an aerial view of this not-so-ancient temple in the jungle, in the province of Kanchanaburi.
Chonburi: Lake Mapracharn
Pattaya is a medium sized city on the east side of the Gulf of Thailand, not far from the border with Thailand's neighbor Cambodia. It's the largest city in the Chonburi Province. Nearby Mapracharn Lake has an enormous population of storks. Contributor Danny Batchelor flew his DJI Phantom 4 drone over this lake, and was able to capture what appear to be thousands of storks flying over the lake. Shot on a brilliant day, the storks are so numerous as to appear unreal.
Drone Tour of Phuket
Contributor and drone pilot RoamwithJohn hails from South Korea. He traveled to the fabled Thai province of Phuket with his DJI Mavic Pro drone to make this video. The piece beautifully captures many spots around the island, which is now connected to the mainland of Thailand via the Sarasin Bridge. While Phuket was decimated by the great tsunamai which crashed into the area in December, 2004, it has made great strides toward recovery and is now home to about 600,000 people.
Dronie from Krabi
What could possibly be better than lounging at the beach in a bikini with a drone in hand? And let's just add that this is in Krabi, Thailand - one of the hottest beach destinations in Southeast Asia, how about now? Get a sky-high view of the ultimate tropical relaxation destination with contributor wrenees, more familiarly known as the Queen of the Dronie. You’re going to wish you were there too! Krabi is one of the primary Thailand beach regions; it sits on the eastern side of Phang Nga Bay.
Chiang Mai: City of Northern Thailand
Watch this drone video by Tominspires to get a good look at the Thai city of Chiang Mai, the largest in the northern region of the country. Chiang Mai was founded in the 13th century, and became the principal city of one of the tributary states of the Kingdom of Siam. Set in the mountains of northern Thailand near the border with Myanmar, the temples and other architecture of the city and the surrounding province are some of the most amazing sights in Thailand.
Bangkok + Cumphon Archipelago
To pcontributor BigHeadGreg created this marvelous aerial video from a visit to Thailand. The video opens with some epic bird's eye views of Bangkok, the country's capital city and one of the largest urban agglomerations in the world. From there it's on to three spots in the Cumphon Archipelago, a group of islands on the western side of the Gulf of Thailand: Koh Tao, Koh Samui, and the Mu Ko Ang Thong park, which covers all or a portion of a number of islands in the group.
Backpacking in Thailand
Courtesy of this charming footage, we can all join contributor Mikezwijgers on his backpacking trip through Thailand. The combination of aerial and ground videography enables him to release the true cultural energy the country is known to offer. The video features footage from the length and breadth of this Southeast Asian country, formerly known as Siam. Watch it to get glimpses of Thailand's beautiful coastlines, Buddhist temples, dense jungles, and tropical islands.
Rayong Province: Koh Samet
Check out this beautiful drone video of the Thai island of Koh Samet, compliments of top contributor DroneHeroes. Koh Samet is situated in the Gulf of Thailand in the province of Rayong, southeast of Bangkok. It's the largest of a cluster of islands which have become popular as side trip destinations from bangkok, which is about 220 km (around 140 mi.) away. Most of Ko Samet as well as the nearby islands have been declared a national park and are subject to federal conservation rules.
Phang Nga Bay: Koh Yao Yai
Top contributor Christian Cuvelier created this stunning drone video of some of the islands in Thailand's Phang Nga Bay. Most of the video was filmed in the area around Koh Yao Yai, one of the bay's larger islands. It's located in the southern part of the bay, where it opens up into the Andaman Sea. It lies about midway between the island of Phuket (to the west) and the mainland around Krabi (to the east). The video also includes aerial footage of some of the other islands in the bay.
Aerial Tour of Lampang Province
Monskie123 used a drone to create this phenomenal aerial tour of the province of Lampang in Northern Thailand. Lampang is situated to the south of the better known province of Chiang Mai. While its mountains are not quite as high as those of the province to its north, they are nonetheless spectacular. Some of the rock formations of their peaks have temples atop them, further enhancing the visual appeal of this province which is still "under the radar" of the world's tourists.
Aerial Views of Southern Thailand
The Islands off the coast of Thailand can only be enjoyed by boat, or, drone (our preference, naturally)! Fly along with OnFocus as they showoff the gorgeous views of Thailand's coast captured in 4k. The video features footage of three spots: Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Krabi. Koh Tao and Koh Phangan are part of the Cumphon Archipelago in the western part of the Gulf of Thailand. Krabi province lies a bit further to the south, and faces the Andaman Sea. The video was shot with a DJI Phantom 3 Pro.
Chiang Rai Province: Longneck Village
RoamwithJohn created this beautiful drone video of a remote area of Northern Thailand which is home to a highly distinctive ethnic group called the Kayan. Fleeing persecution in Burma, some of the tribe settled around a village called Karen in the province of Chiang Rai, the northernmost province of Thailand. Female Kayan undergo various treatments and procedures to make their necks appear longer; for this reason, the people in the area are known as the Karen Longnecks.
Thailand is one of the most visited countries in the world and these drone videos show us the tropical beaches, majestic landscapes, opulent temples and ancient ruins that make it such a popular destination. See from the sky the ornate shrines and vibrant street life put Bangkok on the map. Some of Thailand’s most famous beaches include Ko Samui, Ko Phi Phi and Railay. See some of the hundreds of elaborate Buddhist temples in the mountain city, Chiang Mai.