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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BANGKOK, THAILAND

As the world’s highest gin, vodka and caviar bar, Lebua No.3 is already one...

As the world’s highest gin, vodka and caviar bar, Lebua No.3 is already one step ahead...

BANGKOK, THAILAND

‘Sin and be seen’ is the motto at this ritzy rooftop bar, a not-so-subtle...

‘Sin and be seen’ is the motto at this ritzy rooftop bar, a not-so-subtle hint at the...

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

If the idea of cycling roughly 80 kilometres a day through the lush northern...

If the idea of cycling roughly 80 kilometres a day through the lush northern countryside...

PHUKET, THAILAND

As part of the luxurious Sri Panwa Phuket, the sky-high Baba Nest is one of...

As part of the luxurious Sri Panwa Phuket, the sky-high Baba Nest is one of those...

KANCHANABURI PROVINCE, WEST...

Located near the border of Myanmar, Erawan National Park plays host to ...

Located near the border of Myanmar, Erawan National Park plays host to ...

KOH PHRA THONG, THAILAND

Far from the noise and crowds of Phuket, on the mostly uninhabited island of...

Far from the noise and crowds of Phuket, on the mostly uninhabited island of Koh Phra...

BANGKOK, THAILAND

Thailand is a wonderful destination with plenty to offer families, making it...

Thailand is a wonderful destination with plenty to offer families, making it a great spot...

DAN KRABI, THAILAND

Recharge the batteries, unplug the devices and soak up five-star hospitality...

Recharge the batteries, unplug the devices and soak up five-star hospitality on one of...