Visit Thailand - an exotic blend of tropical landscapes, intricate culture, sublime cuisine and legendary hospitality. From the cosmopolitan buzz of Bangkok to the mist-shrouded temples of Isan, Thailand has something to captivate every visitor.
First stop for most, the capital of Bangkok is a dazzling powerhouse of neon lights, soaring skyscrapers and frenetic energy intertwined with deep spirituality and centuries-old traditions. Here you’ll stumble across everything from enormous shopping malls to floating markets, to magnificent temples to chic Bangkok City Hotel, hotels and clubs, to electrifying Thai boxing stoushes to Saffron-robed monks collecting their daily alms. Bangkok is unmissable and unforgettable.
The surrounding Central Plains hold some of the country’s most stunning sites. Discover Thailand’s dramatic history at its former capital, Ayutthaya – an atmospheric cluster of temple ruins, battlefields and fascinating museums. Visit Kanchanaburi in the west with its breathtaking mountains, caves, waterfalls and wildlife, and follow the River Kwai along the history-laden yet beautiful Death Railway. Trek or raft through the jungles around Umphang to discover native flora and fauna and the extraordinary Tee Lor Su Falls.
The cradle of Thai civilisation, the lush Northern region is rich in culture and scenery. Don’t miss the vibrant, historic city of Chiang Mai, where you’ll find more than 300 temples, fantastic markets, Thai cooking and meditation schools, a wide variety of Chiang Mai hotels and, during April, Thailand’s biggest Songkran (New Year) celebrations. Explore the spectacular mountain ranges and waterfalls around Chiang Rai and Mae Hong Son, and tour the villages of the various hill tribes for a taste of their unique cultures and wonderful hospitality.
The astonishing beauty of Thailand’s famous southern coastlines has to be seen to be believed. Lose yourself along the sweeping bays and tranquil islands of the Gulf of Thailand. Explore the breathtaking Andaman Sea coast, with its dramatic cliffs and rock formations. Dive or sail the spectacular coral reefs off Phang-nga, Krabi, Tao and Trang, and explore the secret lagoons of Ao Phang Nga by kayak. Discover the luxury resorts, gorgeous beaches and historic streets of Phuket, Thailand's premier holiday destination, or tour the inland jungles by elephant. In every corner of the Thai coast is a paradise waiting to be discovered, and there are Hua Hin hotels, Koh Samui hotels, Krabi hotels, Khao Lak hotels, Pattaya Beach hotels, Phi Phi hotels and Phuket hotels to suit every taste and budget.
Step off the beaten track and north-east into Isan, Thailand’s most traditional and intriguing region. Here you’ll see some of the country’s best kept secrets, including the 5,000-year-old Bronze Age settlements at Ban Chiang, and the spectacular, ancient Khmer temples in Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram and Si Sa Ket. See exquisite silks hand-woven in villages like Khorat and Khon Kaen. Encounter wild orchids, tigers and other natural wonders in the National Parks of Loei. Or journey along the mighty Mekong River to discover some of Thailand’s most breathtaking landscapes.
Every year, millions of people visit Thailand for a holiday…and unearth a world of endless wonders. Throughout the centuries, Thailand has retained a unique, irresistible beauty and spirit, which will linger with you long after you leave. Visiting Thailand will remain as one of your most cherished memories.
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