The Thais have been welcoming guests to their friendly kingdom for centuries, and although this ancient civilisation has blossomed into a vibrant modern nation, hospitality remains firmly intact. Around half the people coming for a Thailand holiday are return visitors: people just can’t get enough of the land of smiles.
From the glistening temples of Bangkok to the ancient ruins of Ayutthaya, the array of awe-inspiring religious architecture in Thailand is unsurpassed. Meanwhile, the northern mountains around Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai make up a lyrical landscape of rolling hills dotted with tea plantations, beautiful cloud gardens, fascinating ethnic minority villages, and majestic elephants.
Perhaps most appealing of all, Thai beaches are famous the world over for their clear blue azure waters and bright white sand lighter than snow. There is a beach for everyone in Thailand, with different areas – Krabi, Phuket, Koh Samui and Koh Chang to name just a few – for different personalities and personal interests.