Thailand conjures wonderful images of exotic islands, decadent cities and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere; but the reality is so much better. With so much variety the hard decision is where to go!
Best time to visit:
Thailand has different seasons across the country, for example it can be rainy season on the east coast but not in the west. Although it is hot all year round wherever you are, the rainy season is between May and October.
Bangkok promises to captivate and enliven with its uncanny ability to blend the old with the new. Resplendent temples and the spectacular 18th Century Grand Palace are contrasted by canalside markets and sophisticated, high class shopping malls.
Most people head to the coast and the amazing Thai beaches but Northern Thailand is well worth exploring. The gateway to the north is Chiang Mai scattered with ancient Buddhist temples and holds some of Thailands best night markets. Chiang Rai is a small attractive town and a good base from which to explore the many hilltribe villages and the picturesque Golden Triangle on the borders Laos and Myanmar. Dont forget to go on an elephant jungle trek for an experience you will never forget!
Hua Hin & Cha-Am
On the north west cost of the Gulf of Thailand, Hua Hin is Thailand's original beach resort. Steeped in character, Hua Hin and Cha-Am offer long stretches of golden sands and Hua Hin has the added attraction of a traditional fishing port. Immerse yourself in a sleepy rural way of life.
Probably Thailands most popluar beach resort. Only two hours drive from Bangkok, on the eastern cost of the gulf of Thailand. Pattaya Town with it's famous 'Strip' offers a large selection of restaurants, shopping and bars.
Just a 70 minute flight from Bangkok, the island is covered in palm trees and fringed by powdery white beaches. A tropical retreat with immaculate beaches and aquamarine waters make Koh Samui an ideal honeymoon destination and one of Thailands premier beach resorts. Chaweng is the most popular destination on the island with numerous restaurants, bars and shops but for a quieter holiday head to Maenam or Bophut beaches with their fishing villages and laid back vibe.
Surrounded by the pristine waters of the Andaman Sea, much of Phukets appeal is the palm-fringed, white sandy beaches, secluded coves and long sweeping bays. Phukets best beaches are located on the west coast with Patong, Karon/Kata being the most popular. Patong is the livelier resort, with an abundance of bars and non-stop entertainment. Those looking for a relaxed atmosphere can head for the seclusion and tranquil beach of Mai Khao or the exclusive Bang Tao Bay for a round of golf!
This secluded area of turquoise sea and tropical forests offers the visitor a peacful retreat and the waterfalls and lush rainforests make this a natures lovers paradise. Island hop aboard one of the traditional long tail boats and find crystal clear water, lagoons and your own deserted beach, or kayak around the islands and discover hidden caves and don't forget to take an elephant trek into the jungle.
Beach Lover's and Scuba Diver's Paradise.
Koh Lanta is another of Krabi’s island destinations that is rapidly gaining in popularity. In a group of 52 islands, the scenery is characterised by white sandy beaches, coral reefs, stretches of mangrove forest and inland areas of hills and forest. Koh Lanta is accessible from Krabi, Phuket, Trang or Phi Phi.
Tiny Turtle Island.
Koh Yao has many tourist attractions yet still maintains its natural beauty along with many beautiful beaches. The people of this island lead a simple life and make a living from the sea. Not far from the coast are many beautiful exotic islands. Koh Yao is located
approximately 1 hour by boat from Phuket and approximately 40 minutes by boat from Krabi.
Home To Some Of The Oldest Primary Forest In The World.
Khao Lak is an area of outstanding beauty in Thailand. Pure white beaches, cascading waterfalls, spectacular primary forest, idyllic lagoons and wildlife abound. Khao Lak National Park is home to some of the oldest primary forest in the world and is easily accessible by a 1 hour drive north of Phuket on the Andaman coast.
Rose Of The North.
The old city of Chiang Mai with its fascinating indigenous cultural identity such as diverse dialects, cuisine, architecture, traditional values, festivals, handicrafts and classical dances is a prime location in its own right. In addition, the presence of hill tribes and their
wealth of unique cultures enhance Chiang Mai’s distinctive diversity. Chiang Mai is an atmospheric city, dense with vegetation and is home to hill tribes people and working elephant camps. Chiang Mai is easily accessible by a 1 hour and 15 minute fl ight from Bangkok
Land Of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
This is a travellers paradise endowed with abundant natural tourist attractions and antiquities; the province itself is evidence of past civilization. Attractions range from magnifi cent mountain scenery, ruins of ancient settlements, historic sites, Buddhist shrines and a visit to the famous Golden Triangle is a must.
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