Thailand is an intoxicating land of lush mountains and emerald green rice paddies, pristine beaches and jungle-clad islands, giant Buddhas and majestic temples - a heady mix of ancient cultural traditions, colourful religious festivals, fragrant cuisine and bustling cities.
Excite your senses in vibrant Bangkok, where you can visit sacred temples and palaces, indulge in world-renowned Thai massage and shop til you drop. Explore the fascinating ruins of Ayutthaya, Siam's ancient capital, and marvel at the splendid golden Buddhas and countless temple-monasteries that dot the country. Scout the stalls at one of Thailand's famous floating markets, and sample incredible Thai cuisine in humble local restaurants and busy street food stalls.
Cycle through picturesque countryside, trek to remote hill tribe villages and enjoy a homestay with a local family. Explore jungle-clad islands and white sand beaches, and kayak through the limestone caves and turquoise waters of southern Thailand's spectacular coastline. Slow down your pace with a visit to the tranquil, temple-laden northern capital of Chiang Mai, and then head to Pai for natural springs, waterfalls and stunning scenery.
Some flock to Thailand to shop and party hard, some to study cooking or yoga or massage, and others just to unwind in nature. It's stunningly beautiful, fascinating, affordable and easy to travel around, and the generous and outgoing nature of the Thai people will quickly win you over. As a holiday destination, Thailand has it all.