ThailandThailand, the land of a 1,000 smiles, is one place where you can be sure of the warmest welcome. The friendly Thai people certainly have lots to smile about, from the tropical beaches of the south, to historic cities and jungle-clad mountains. On a holiday here, you can spend time in the lively capital, explore the country’s varied culture and wildlife, then take your pick of beautiful beaches.
This is a country where you can combine any number of different experiences, or simply pick 1 or 2 to enjoy in a more relaxed way. If you are interested in culture, there are temples, palaces and museums galore to visit. Of course, the food is all part of a country’s culture, and a taste of Thailand’s light, spicy cuisine from one of the bustling night markets is a real highlight. Bangkok isn’t just for culture vultures - you can go bargain hunting in the shops and markets, and explore the many funky bars and clubs. The country’s beautiful scenery gives you plenty of chance to enjoy active pursuits such as walking and diving, and the wildlife adds even more colour to the landscape. Children can join in the fun on rafting trips and feeding elephants. Meanwhile, couples can enjoy island life by day and by night. Beaches are not only perfect spots for unwinding, but they also become party venues when there’s a full moon.
Cities in Thailand