A trip to Thailand is a great way to experience everything Asia has to offer in a short space of time. Thailand represents the continent’s natural beauty, incredible culture and history, as well as serving as home to some of the warmest people you could ever wish to meet. With so much diversity, the only question is which side of Thailand do you want to see first?
Adventurous types will lap up the country’s tropical jungles, hectic cities and a heavenly coastline, while beach fans will be in their element with so many sensational stretches of sand and sea to choose from - it’s no hassle finding a beach that fits your unique vision of perfection. From peaceful seclusion at Khao Lak and the luxurious beach resorts of Phuket, to the exciting Full Moon parties on Koh Phangan, which go from sunset to sunrise, it’s all here waiting to be discovered.
Those who prefer the hustle and bustle of city life can’t miss Bangkok and Chiang Mai. They may sit in the same country but these two cities are worlds apart. The ancient capital of the northern Kingdom of Lan Na sits at the foot of Doi Suthep mountain and enjoys a cool climate that benefits the exploration of the Old City’s narrow streets and the famous Saturday night market. Meanwhile, Bangkok brings a more fast-paced thrilling experience that can leave many feeling exhausted but delivers bright lights, excitement and once-in-a-lifetime memories that you won’t find anywhere else.
It’s impossible to discuss Thailand without mentioning the food. Bold, fresh, punchy flavours are typically a given with Thai cuisine, and there’s often no need to book a table to enjoy excellent seafood, stir-fries and curries. Thailand’s street kitchens offer delicious fayre at great value prices. Coupled with a superb selection of teas, beers, wines and fresh juices, you can always dine in style in Thailand.