Quaint farming villages, impressive rice fields, pristine national parks, peaceful Buddhist temples and tropical beaches are only some of what makes Thailand so special.

Thailand brings in about sixteen million tourists a year to experience the vibrant food, beautiful beaches, non-stop nightlife and culture.

Khao Lak has become one of Thailand's premiere resort destinations. Its coastline of unmarred white sand beaches is only one of its main attractions. All the while, Phuket remains one of the top hotspots because of its bustling towns next to palm tree-lined beaches and proximity to legendary Thai islands.

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Spas and Wellness Centres

One-time classes and immersive retreats are held at hundreds of temples and wellness centres around Thailand. From yoga to meditation to massage treatment, any visitor can find the right type of mind-body session for every need. If required, you can even find some of these sessions in English.

Beautiful Beaches

Thailand is one of the most incredible spots in the world for white sand beaches, limestone and crystal clear waters. Khao Lak boasts expansive white beaches, while the Phi Phi Islands is home to smaller pristine beaches. 


Traditional Thai food is known for spicy, sweet, salty and coconutty flavours. Must-try dishes are Tom Yum Goong, Pad Thai, Tom Yum, salads, green and red curry and sticky rice. And with a perfect balance between upscale restaurants or street vendors, all of this local cuisine is available to travellers on any budget.


Make shopping in Thailand a priority, especially in Bangkok. Rummage through the markets for a great deal, or indulge in a bit of retail therapy at Central World - a mere eight floor centre - or at MBK, one of Asia’s oldest shopping malls. Alternatively, Chinatown offers the opportunity to shop for traditional goods.

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  • Fast Facts

    Fast Facts

    Thai baht
    Visa Requirements


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  • Must Do's

    Must Do's

    • The Grand Palace
    • Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Pra Kaew)
    • Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
    • Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
    • Chatuchak Market, Siam Square Quarter
    • Phuket Old Town
    • The Big Buddha
    • Patong Beach
    • Ao Nang Beach
    • Khao Sok National Park
    • Phang-Nga: Mu Koh Similan, Koh Yao Noi & Koh Yao Yai, Phang-Nga Bay, Khaolak
    • Pattaya Floating Market
    • Vana Nava Waterpark


  • Family Friendly Activities

    Family Friendly Activities

    • Floating markets in Bangkok
    • Phuket Elephant Sanctuary
    • Splash Jungle Water Park in Phuket
    • Ziplining at Flying Hanuman in Phuket
    • Ang Thong Marine National Park in Koh Samui
    • Food tours in Bangkok and Chiang Mai
    • Kayaking in Krabi
  • Key Festivals and Events

    Key Festivals and Events

    Bangkok International Film Festival (January)

    Bo Sang Umbrella Fair & San Kamphaeng Handicraft (January)

    Chiang Mai Flower Festival (February)

    National Elephant Day (March)

    National Muay Thai Day (March)

    Songkran Festival (April)

    Koh Samui Regatta (May - June)

    Fruit Day in Chantaburi (May - June)

    Hua Hin Jazz Festival (June)

    Bun Luang & Phi Ta Khon Festival (June)

    Asahna Bucha Day (July)

    Phuket Vegetarian Festival (October)

    Yi Peng Lantern Festival, Chiang Mai (November)

    New Year Celebration (31 December - 1 January)

  • Off the Tourist Trail

    Off the Tourist Trail

    • Static Surfing at the Flow House
    • JJ Green Vintage Market
    • Volunteer at Boon Lott Elephant Sanctuary
    • Night Golfing at Summit Windmill, Bangkok
    • Day trip to Sukhothai, UNESCO World Heritage City
    • Homestay in Bang Muang Pon Village
    • Hike Ngon Nak trail in Krabi

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