Thailand can never be described as boring as is evidenced by the fact that it is the most visited country in South East Asia. There is something for everyone here.
In its capital, Bangkok, the quiet canal network and serene decorative temples contrast with the frenetic atmosphere, hectic nightlife and packed street markets. For a slower pace head to Chiang Mai, where ancient sits easily with modern and over 300 temples cling to the stunning mountainous backdrop. There is the option of the tranquillity of trekking in the highlands and mountains of the Golden Triangle.
An alternative is to simply relax in barefoot luxury on Thailand’s many beach resorts, in a serene and sun-baked setting, where international-standard luxury facilities can be enjoyed. If one tires of sun and sand, take a boat trip from Koh Samui to Ang Thong National Marine Park, home to nesting swallows, or jump aboard at Phuket to get the best view of the stunning limestone cliffs and karsts in Phang Nga. With its amazing variety, combined with world-renowned hospitality and delicious cuisine, Thailand is an experience not to be missed.
The four areas of Bangkok, east coast, west coast and Golden Triangle all have their inimitable charms and each offers excellent accommodation in luxury resorts and boutique hotels.