Thailand is often referred to as “Land of Smiles” because of its friendly and welcoming locals. This is a country full of positive vibes and enchanting beauty from its landscapes, islands and cities such as Chiang Mai and Bangkok.
At a Glance:
- Discover the majestic beaches of the Phi Phi Islands, a group of islands infamous all over the world. The unique limestone hills surrounding two shallow bays in Phi Phi Don are considered a real natural wonder. Take a stroll across Bamboo Beach or sail around the cliffs in the iconic Maya Bay, currently closed to tourists to allow corals grow again. Head further inland on the Koh Phi Phi Don island and trek up to Phi Phi viewpoint to see the impressive ‘H’ shaped village.
- Relax on the beach in Phuket – a popular destination within the rainforest and set amongst a mountainous island in the Andaman Sea. It has some of Thailand’s most popular beaches including Karon and Pa Tong, with the option to take a trip to Phuket’s FantaSea, a cultural theme park offering elaborate shows. If you wanted something more cultural, be sure to visit the breathtaking and iconic ‘Big Buddha’ statue, alongside a stroll within historic cities, rainforests and mountains. Phuket is home to high-end spas, restaurants and resorts as well as more budget friendly options so this really is a resort that can appeal to everyone!
- Take a trip to Thailand’s capital known for its ornate shrines and vibrant street life – Bangkok! The city is home to the Chao Phraya River the opulent Grand Palace and the sacred Wat Phra Kaew Temple. Khao San Road is home of revered nightlife where the nocturnal backpacker will feel right at home, before heading to the city’s market culture, including Chatuchak Weekend Market which stands head and shoulders above the rest covering 35 acres and peddling everything from antiques to cocktails.
- Have a glimpse into the back story of Thailand which a visit to Chiang Mai, otherwise known as the old capital of the Lanna Kingdom. The walled city is full of ancient temples and unique sites, not forgetting its museums and delicious street food of the Night Market. Book a Thai massage as the prices are more reasonable, after shopping around the lovely street boutiques that the city has to offer.