Find out why Thailand is known as the ‘land of smiles’ on a holiday to this friendly and beautiful country.
Most travellers start their holiday in Thailand’s main transport hub, Bangkok. In this thriving city, you’ll discover the contrast of modern skyscrapers, lively bars and busy roads with the exquisite Grand Palace, tranquil temples and smiling monks wandering around the markets.
From Bangkok, travel north to Chiang Mai to discover picturesque countryside and visit hill tribe villages. Life in Northern Thailand is like stepping into a time machine, with little changes over the passing years and its own unique culture and traditions. Chiang Mai’s lofty position gives the area a cooler climate compared with Bangkok.
No visit to Thailand would be complete without a stay by one of Thailand’s gorgeous beaches or on one of its idyllic islands. In Phuket and some of the larger islands such as Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, you’ll find great shopping and nightlife just minutes from their main beaches. Whereas in Krabi and the smaller, more intimate island of Koh Phi Phi you can snorkel in the warm Andaman Sea, discover hidden caves and stay in romantic hideaways far from the crowds.
Wherever you decide to stay in Thailand, our Asia Destination Experts can plan the holiday that’s right for you.