Thailand Destination Guide
Thailand is one of the most visited countries in Asia – and with good reason. Known colloquially as the 'the Land of Smiles' (Thais are renowned for their friendliness and easy-going dispositions) this ancient Southeast Asian nation boasts fascinating culture, glorious weather and spectacular coastlines fringed by unspoiled beaches.
Thailand holidays offer something for everyone, from the frenetic pace of Bangkok to party capital Pattaya, the historic temples of Ayutthaya and well beyond. If the sights and sounds don't grab your attention, the cuisine surely will. Thai food is world-renowned, so take your tastebuds on a trip to the tasty source of one of Asia's most delicious cuisines.
Where to begin in Thailand? The capital city of Bangkok swirls you around in a sea of ancient and cultural sites, modern attractions, and a nightlife that rivals the world’s best.
Many visitors travel to Thailand for the food alone! One of the best ways to experience Thai food is from many of the food stalls and stands which line the streets of Bangkok. Thailand's famous nightlife is another obvious attraction.
Indulge in traditional cuisine at…
- The Rain Tree Cafe (Bangkok)
- The Good View (Chiang Mai)
- Kruvit Raft (Phuket)
There's a seemingly endless amount of things to do in Thailand, and the list runs long in Bangkok too. Don't be put off by the chaotic pace of the capital, there are still plenty of chances to slow down, such as the sprawling Grand Palace in the heart of historic Rattanakosin, or Wat Pho – the 'Temple of the Reclining Buddha'.
Further afield, the northern city of Chiang Mai is home to more than 300 Buddhist temples, some of which are among the most important in Thai culture. Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep is a temple that stretches its roots back to 1383, and is revered as one of the most sacred sites in the region.
Some of the best places to tip back a tipple include the Silom district around the raucous Soi Patpong, party town Pattaya to the south of Bangkok, and the famous tropical island of Phuket. On Phuket, the lively beach is metres from the outgoing stall holders who barter quality items with friendly enthusiasm.
Discover Thailand’s tropical waters by…
- Scuba diving or snorkelling
- Rafting in Khaoluang National Park
- Sailing across to the Similan Islands
Thailand provides modern luxuries, but also plenty of opportunity to immerse yourself in rustic and natural surrounds. Native animals such as monkeys and elephants provide unique postcard moments, while the tranquillity found at a beachfront spa is rarely exceeded.
Whether you’re discovering Thai traditions, cruising up mountains on quad bikes, or sailing across azure waters, each day in Thailand delivers priceless memories. Book your flights to Thailand today and create your own!
Find your adventurous spirit…
- Skydiving with Pattaya Airpark
- Riding elephants inland
- Rock climbing up Phra Nang Cape