A Handy Guide to Thailand

Thailand, located in the heart of Southeast Asia, is a captivating destination that seamlessly blends tradition with modernity. From the bustling markets of Bangkok, where street food vendors tantalise taste buds with aromatic delights, to the serene beaches of Phuket, where turquoise waters meet golden sands, Thailand offers a diverse and enchanting array of experiences for every type of traveller. Whether you’re drawn to the ornate temples that dot the landscape, eager to explore the lush jungles that conceal ancient treasures, or simply seeking the warm hospitality that has earned Thailand its moniker, this country is vibrant and beautiful to all who visit.

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The Beaches and Coasts

Explore the best of Thailand’s island escapes by choosing between Phuket and Koh Samui. Phuket, the country’s largest island, caters to families and friend groups, offering luxury beachfront hotels and jungle spa retreats. Connected to vibrant towns, it provides shopping and culinary delights. Koh Samui, in the Gulf of Thailand, offers a laidback atmosphere with private coves, ideal for relaxation at spa hotels with the perfect tropical background – everything that usually goes in a luxury hotel blog.

The History and Culture

In Kui Buri, witness wild elephants at one of the nation’s top spots, the Kui Buri National Park. Immerse yourself in local history with a half-day village excursion. In Hua Hin, a tranquil Malay Peninsula town, explore hidden histories at landmarks like the Klai Kangwon Palace. For serene temples and history, escape Chiang Mai to Lampang, home to the striking Wat Chalermprakiat atop a mountain. Your options are almost impossible to choose between, so do a few instead of one!

The Food and Cuisine

Indulge in a culinary odyssey starting in vibrant Bangkok, where the iconic Khao San Road and floating markets like Amphawa offer diverse street food delights. Explore the culinary tapestry of Chinatown (Yaowarat) before immersing yourself in the city’s serene temples and the opulence of the Grand Palace. In Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand’s cultural haven, savour regional delicacies at night markets, including Khai soi and Pad Thai. Discover the city’s culinary treasures amid ancient temples, vibrant nightlife, and artisan markets close enough to partners like Anantara Hotels & Resorts at every c

The Wildlife on land and sea

Pranburi Forest Park, near Bangkok, reveals mangrove wonders with remarkable reptiles and mammals. Explore Khao Sok National Park for rare glimpses of Malayan sun bears and clouded leopards, staying at the luxurious Elephant Hills Tented Camp. Transition to Phuket for marine marvels, surrounded by reefs hosting rainbow-hued fish. Snorkel off Kata Beach or explore marine havens like the Simian Islands and Koh Phi Phi, while diving around Koh Bon Island unveils sharks, rays, and turtles in vibrant coral landscapes.