A holiday to Thailand offers the perfect introduction to Southeast Asia, a place both exotic and familiar.
Bangkok, most people’s gateway to Thailand, is a city of contrasts; tranquil golden temples and gleaming skyscrapers rubbing shoulders with bustling markets and mega malls. Within easy reach of the capital, Kanchanaburi offers lush scenery and haunting reminders of World War II, whilst the former royal capital Ayutthaya’s impressive ruins provide a fascinating window into a bygone era.
To the north Chiang Mai is Thailand’s cultural capital and enjoys a spectacular location amidst jungle clad hills. Charmingly cosmopolitan, the ancient city walls and moats encircle historic temples, excellent museums, cafes, restaurants and boutique shops.
Further north still the once infamous Golden Triangle region is one of the most ethnically diverse provinces in Thailand. The views are also sensational; lush rice terraces, hills scattered with orchids and the mountains of Myanmar and Laos visible in the distance.
Lastly don’t forget the hundreds of beautiful beaches that dot the islands of the south – the perfect place to relax after your Thailand adventure.