About Thailand

Each year Thailand is discovered and rediscovered by visitors, drawn to its pristine beaches and aquamarine seas, as well as its rich culture, glitzy shopping malls, chic boutiques and colourful markets crammed with bargains. With its enticing mixture of established destinations such as Phuket and Hua Hin, and out-of-the-way palm-fringed islands, Thailand appeals to the most varied of travellers, whether they are craving barefoot luxury or hippy chic. Marvel at Bangkok's glittering Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaeo, a temple complex housing the Emerald Buddha. Upriver are the Royal Barges, ornate barges used for special processions on the Chao Phraya River.

Don't miss Wat Pho, the oldest and largest temple in Bangkok and home to the Reclining Buddha and travel north to Chiang Mai, Thailand's second-largest city and a centre for excursions to the region's ancient temples, hill tribes and the Golden Triangle. Climb the 300 or so steps to Doi Suthep temple for sweeping views of the city or step back in time with a visit to Ayutthaya, once the capital of Thailand. Ramble through the ruined palaces and wats on foot, by bicycle or even on the back of an elephant.

After which, one can head to Phang Nga Bay, which is world-famous for its stunning seascape, with its hundreds of limestone islets emerging from a translucent sea. Easily reached from Phuket, many visitors will recognize scenery featured in a James Bond film. Thailand isn't just beaches and temples. Go on an adventure into Khao Sok National Park in southern Thailand. Here the dripping rainforest covers majestic limestone formations laced with sparkling streams and waterfalls. Stay in tree houses or on bamboo raft houses. Pampering is an art form in Thailand, and throughout the country spas offer authentic treatments whether it's in a 5-star luxury resort or a beach-side hut. If it's pulse-raising excitement you are after, head to the hectic sprawl of Bangkok's futuristic high-rise buildings.


Quick Facts

Location: South-East Asia

Time: GMT + 7

Capital: Bangkok

Visa: Pre-departure visas required for some nationalities. 

Language: Thai is the official language. English is widely spoken, especially in establishments catering for tourists.

Weather

Generally very hot, particularly between March and May. The monsoon season runs from June to October, when the climate is still hot and humid with torrential rains. The best time for travelling is November to February, although the southern islands are best from June to September.

Currency

The currency of Thailand is the Baht.

Accommodation

  • For more than 130 years distinguished travelers have followed the legendary Chao Phraya River, through the heart of Bangkok, to the doors of one of the world’s mo...

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  • Spread over 60 acres of natural landscapes we offer a self contained world of beauty, incorporating serene paddy fields and exotic plantations. Mandarin Oriental Dhara ...

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  • Welcome to Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok. Traditional Thai architecture, hand-painted silk ceilings, intricate artwork, an impressively scaled lobby and glorious gardens -...

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  • Experience the essence of Thailand at the Sukhothai Bangkok. The luxury Bangkok hotel offers guests a superb choice of luxury accommodation combined with an ideal locat...

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  • Welcome to Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Thailand. Amid exotic bamboo jungles, where three countries meet, enjoy hours interacting with elephants – ...

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  • Welcome to Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Thailand. Amid exotic bamboo jungles, where three countries meet, enjoy hours interacting with elephants – tr...

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  • There is a place of peace nestled amongst coconut palms above a crescent-shaped beach by the brilliant turquoise sea. This place is Amanpuri, on Thailand’s jade-g...

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  • Sri Panwa Phuket's luxury hotel pool villas offer complete privacy with an infinity swimming pool wrapped seamlessly around the glass-enclosed bedroom. Wake up in the m...

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  • An away-from-it-all hillside resort on the mystical Gulf of Siam.

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  • Six Senses Hideaway Hua Hin is located south of Hua Hin on the verdant coast of the Gulf of Siam. The romantic pool villas, dotted throughout the lush property, a...

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  • The luxuriously appointed Six Senses Hideaway Samui is set around a gently sloping headland on the northern tip of Samui Island amongst 20-acres of indigenous vegetatio...

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  • Evason Phuket is set amongst 64-acres of beautifully landscaped tropical parklands and gardens, and looks out to stunning views across the Andaman Sea. The resort follo...

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  • Evason Hua Hin is located in the quiet area of Pranburi to the south of Hua Hin and provides calming views of the Gulf of Siam. It is set amongst 20-acres of landscaped...

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  • This gem of a resort embraces the true meaning of Natural Beauty. Stretched over 18 acres of glorious tropical landscapes, Santhiya Resort & Spa - koh phangan is an...

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  • Discover Bangkok, a bustling metropolis on the forefront of the future, yet immersed in Thai culture and tradition. At the Radisson Bangkok hotel's accommodations in Sa...

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  • Located on the picturesque Makham Bay in Cape Panwa, this Radisson hotel in Phuket features all the amenities of a premium beachfront property, expertly blending tradit...

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  • Undeniably luxurious, unmistakably Thai, the Miskawaan Resort delivers the holiday experience of a lifetime thanks to a truly idyllic marriage of comfort, facilities an...

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