Thailand has everything you could wish for the perfect beach holiday – soft golden sands, balmy sea and welcoming locals. Yet Thailand has more to offer than just shoreline and beautiful coastal waters.
Thailand has bustling cities bursting with life, massive forests where elephants roam, and architecture that will take your breath away. These are the reasons, plus many more, why so many people choose Thailand as their long haul holiday destination, and why so many airlines fly there.
Thailand means the ‘Land of the Free’ and is one of the few Asian countries to have escaped colonisation by the West. With its friendly people, Thailand is also known as the ‘Land of Smiles’ and its population made up of mainly Thais and Chinese are ready with a grin at any time.
Bangkok is the capital, the most urban area of Thailand with the rest of the county being rural. The scenery in Thailand is astounding with a mountainous north, an arid northeast area, flat central plains, and the many islands in the south where the beach is king.
Thailand is also an ancient kingdom which has spawned many beautiful buildings and temples. There are also the national parks and monsoon forests to explore if you have the time.
You cannot leave Thailand without visiting a temple. There are many in Bangkok but try to venture outside the capital of Thailand to more remote regions such as Prasat Hin Phimai in Isaan.
This Khmer temple, built in the late 10th century, is one of the finest examples of Khmer architecture outside Cambodia. There is also an ancient banyan tree under which you can have your fortune told. Nearby is Nakhon Ratchasima, the second largest city in Thailand, with great museums and excellent restaurants.
Another must while you are in Thailand is a trip to one of the islands. Phuket and Ko Samui are very developed so for a more laid back holiday, try Ko Tao, famous for its diving, or Ko Chang which boasts a beach that can only be reached by trekking through jungle and amazing waterfalls.
For the ultimate Thailand experience, how about riding an elephant in Chiang Mai in the north of the country? The city was founded more than 700 years ago and was an independent state called Lan Na, or the Kingdom of a Million Rice Fields, before being incorporated into Thailand in 1932.
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