Asia

Thailand

vital statistics
  • Bangkok
  • 68 million
  • Thai
  • Thai baht
about Thailand

Sunshine and spice and all things nice. Thailand is truly a tropical paradise and an ideal destination to spend some time losing track of it all. It’s a pity that such a peaceful place has been slightly tainted by some recent unrest, but don’t let that deter you. The Thailand you’ve come to see isn’t centred around government buildings, but instead in the plethora of seemingly disparate landscapes that echo the mishmash of cultural influences to be found in this golden kingdom.

The capital, Bangkok, bustles with all the self-importance and trappings of a modern westernised city while, further north, Chiang Mai and the Golden Triangle await with villages and people possessing a charm and tranquility that is undeniably traditional and authentic. The islands – Koh Kood and Koh Lipe are just a couple of our favourites – are unforgettable for all the reasons you can imagine: serenity, luxury, revelry and chaos. What you discover has a bit to do with where you are and a lot to do with the lunar calendar. The locally brewed rum can also be blamed for the latter characteristics. Overall, Thailand is (literally) bucket loads of fun.

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KOH KOOD, THAILAND

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KOH SAMUI, THAILAND

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PHUKET, THAILAND

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KANCHANABURI, THAILAND

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BANGKOK, THAILAND

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