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There's more to Thailand than cocktails by the pool
One holiday in Thailand is never really enough. With an interior that blends peaks, plains, limestone crags, jungles, Buddhist temples and breath taking beaches, there's plenty to see and plenty you'll want to see again and again. Natural assets aside, Thailand's unique culture is also worth exploring. As the only South East Asian country never to have been colonised by Europeans, Thailand has been a constitutional monarchy since the mid 1300s. Temples and markets in particular offer a fantastic way to experience the country's culture, while the locals are renowned for their smiling hospitality.
Thailand's capital Bangkok is commonly regarded as an assault on the senses - an old and modern world of cosmopolitan chaos. Within its bounds you'll find everything and anything from palaces and hidden markets, monks in meditation and slick rooftop restaurants serving the city's stylish. For a quintessential Bangkok holiday, don't miss the Grand Palace in the Old City and haggling for bargains and the city's markets.