Known for its pristine beaches, gleaming temples, saffron-robed monks, beautiful national parks, magnificent elephants, interesting wildlife, lush rice paddies, floating markets, vibrant nightlife, spicy cuisine, diverse street food, and smiling locals, Thailand is a popular holiday destination.
Bangkok offers an abundance of delights, ranging from the opulent and revered Grand Palace and sacred temples such as Wat Pho, through to decadent shopping malls and peaceful boat trips along the quiet canals.
Chiang Mai, often referred to as the Northern Capital offers a calmer, but no less interesting, vacation. Numerous temples, ethnic hill tribes, and plenty of natural attractions in the foothills of the Thai Himalayas make it ideal for lovers of both culture and the great outdoors.
Popular beaches and islands, such as those around Phuket, Koh Samui, and Krabi, entice many visitors, and there are many fantastic diving and snorkelling adventures to be found, particularly around the stunning Similan Islands and Koh Tao.
With ancient cities like Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, beautiful natural destinations like the glorious Erawan Waterfall, Sam Phan Bok, and Khao Yai National Park, chilled out backpacker favourites like Pai, and partying hotspots such as Pattaya, Thailand offers something for everyone. Whether visiting as a family, with friends, as a couple, or as a solo adventurer, you’ll find heaps of ways to enjoy the Land of Smiles.
Check out practical reviews and recommendations for some of the best places to stay, top travel tips, and excellent activities and attractions to make your time in Thailand just perfect.