Discover about Thailand, The perfect holiday destination, whatever you want to do, see, or experience Thailand has it all. From pristine beach locations to bustling cities you can find a holiday that will go beyond your expectations. A brief review about Thailand city’s and main holiday regions.
About Thailand – Bangkok
It’s a non-stop city that’s always is on the move day or night, Bangkok has something for everyone. Temples and Palaces showcase the nations rich history, stay in sumptuous 5 star hotels with spa’s and fine dinning or enjoy the night time street food vendors and markets. Shoppers are well catered for with everything from the designer names in the huge malls in Siam square to the honeycomb of market stalls at the bargain hunter’s paradise of Chatuchak weekend market.
About Thailand – Gulf of Thailand – Hua Hin, Pattaya & Ko Samui
The resorts of Hua Hin and Pattaya enjoy an idyllic setting on the shores of the gulf of Thailand but are both only just over a two hour road transfer from Bangkok. Both have grown extensively over the past 20 years with many new hotels to cater for all budgets, Hua Hin and its near neighbour Cha Am has a reputation for high class hotels and excellent golf courses. Pattaya came into being as an R&R centre for US troops on leave during the Korean and Vietnam wars and has kept its party town image. Further south in the Gulf are the Holiday Islands of Ko Pha-ngan, Ko Tao and Ko Samui. Ko Samui is accessible by air from Bangkok otherwise it’s a ferry from Don Sak a four hour drive south of Hua Hin but you can fly from many Thai cities to Surat Thani a 20km drive away. The majority of resorts on the islands are beach based and range from the simplest beach bungalow to 5* resorts.
About Thailand – Northern Thailand – Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai
The city of Chiang Mai lies some 700km to the north of Bangkok and is one of the most fascinating areas of Thailand. Hundreds of temples are spread over the city and its surrounding area. The mountain top temple at Doi Suthep’s gives breathtaking views over Chiang Mai. The quieter neighbour of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai is a land of outstanding natural beauty, where visitors looking to avoid the hordes can visit remote hill tribes, spot exotic wildlife, and check out the golden triangle, the former centre of the world’s opium trade. Tourists come to explore the pristine natural beauty of the countryside and immerse themselves in the indigenous culture, including those of a variety of different hill tribe communities.
About Thailand – Andaman Sea – Phuket, Phi Phi & Krabi
The southern Andaman Sea Island of Phuket has become one of the most popular beach destinations in Thailand. Its main resort of Patong is large, very busy and great for a party night but there are plenty of smaller resort that have a more quiet family atmosphere all along the west coast of the island. Krabi is on the Thai mainland but retains an island feel. limestone islands dot the bays and provide a spectacular scenery. both Krabi and Phuket have ferry routes to The Phi Phi Islands. Phi Phi Don is the only island you can stay on the rest of the islands form a spectacular national park both above and underwater.
Photo’s courtesy of Tourism Authority of Thailand