Thailand has long-since been one of Southeast Asia’s most popular travel destinations. From its idyllic beach getaways in the south to the bustling appeal of its capital city of Bangkok, the Kingdom of Thailand never disappoints. As development has launched forward for much of the rest of Southeast Asia, Thailand has done the same, constantly reinventing itself as one of the region’s best places to travel. Whether it’s your first time visiting or fifth time visiting, there are endless attractions and appeals to touring this rewarding destination.

One of the (many) reasons Thailand stays at the top of the region’s best places to visit is its sheer variety. The country’s vast landscapes allow for a huge variety in experiences, ranging from the rugged northern mountains of Chiang Rai/Chiang Mai to the innumerable postcard-perfect beaches of the south. On top of the country’s excellent offerings, it also boasts some of Asia’s best hospitality, most delicious cuisine and some truly fascinating history and culture. Known as the “Land of Smiles”, a visit to Thailand is one of the most warm and welcoming travel experiences a person can have.

When touring the Land of Smiles, there is no better place to start than in the capital city of Bangkok. One of the most iconic cities in the world, Bangkok offers enough variety to occupy an entire trip. The city is all about superlatives, offering ‘the best’ of almost everything available. Accommodation, food, shopping, culture, transportation and entertainment— it’s all readily available in Bangkok with a staggering amount of variety to choose from. Even getting around Bangkok is thrilling, with an amazing variety of transport options to choose from. From water taxis and sky trains to metros, cabs, motorbikes and the ubiquitous tuk tuk, transport within Bangkok is an adventure in itself. Like all great travel destinations, the beauty is in the balance, so be sure to try everything that Bangkok has to offer. From sky bars and street-side eateries to ancient Buddhist temples and sprawling open-air markets, Bangkok is one of the most fascinating and effervescent travel destinations in the world.

Heading south from Bangkok, you find the country’s plethora of beach options. Running along the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman coast, a huge variety of destinations are at hand, from easy-to-access resort towns to remote, nearly uninhabited island retreats that are accessible only by private seaplane. Entertainment options come in similar packages down south, from world-class dive spots and all-inclusive resorts with private beaches to world-famous party destinations bringing in travelers from all over the globe.

On the opposite end of the spectrum (and country), the northern part of Thailand offers cool mountain retreats, chilled-out city escapes, beautiful national parks and excellent adventure locales. From the boutique corners of Chiang Mai and the historic reaches of the Golden Triangle to Chiang Rai’s stunning gardens and unique temples, the north feels a world away from the rest of the country. Keen on discovering just what this part of the country has to offer? Reach out to our specialists who can tailor the perfect custom tour to suit your needs and interests.

Location: bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest, Cambodia to the southwest, and the East Sea to the east.
Status: the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula
Population: 189,693,000
Area: 331,210 km2 (127,881 sq mi)
Religions: Mahayana Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism

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