Welcome to
Thailand

A country where the visitor is truly welcomed and the people friendly and hospitable, where there are bustling cities, beach hideaways and tranquil villages.  The standard of service and politeness you will receive in hotels and restaurants exceeds all expectations and will surely enhance your stay.  Whether you like culture, are an ardent shopper, a bargain hunter, or a sun worshipper, Thailand has something for you and for all budgets, from the more modest to the most luxurious.

Bangkok
BangkokThe capital is alive every moment of the day.  In the early morning the markets open and saffron clad monks emerge from their temples to collect gifts of rice, fruit and cakes.  In the evening the street vendors and night markets take over.  It is a city of temples and palaces, Wat Arun (The Temple of the Dawn glitters in the rising sun and Wat Pka Kaeo (The Temple of the Emerald Floating marketBuddha) is a wonderful sight; entertainment from classical dance shows to pulsating nightlife; of food, with everything from street vendors to fine dining restaurants; of transport, with tiny sampans and long-tailed taxi boats vying for space on the klongs (canals) and tuk tuks and Mercedes competing for the roads.  This is a vibrant exciting city with so much to see and do.


ElephantsPattaya
Located on a wide bay on the east coast, this was once a sleepy fishing village which has been transformed into an exciting resort.  With an array of water and land based sports available, a variety of things to see including sapphire mines, elephant training camps, orchid farms and secluded islands accessible only by boat and a spectacular night scene.

Phuket
An island on the west coast, where the warm waters of the Andaman Sea lap the fine, white sandy beaches.  In the main resorts there are plenty of modern facilities, water sports and entertainment, yet inland little has been touched by modernisation, there are still forest-clad hills, coconut groves and rubber plantations.

Koh SamuiKoh Samui
A tropical island paradise situated in the gulf of Thailand.  This is a place for those looking for a less hectic holiday, the coral reefs around the island are ideal for scuba diving and snorkelling, there are soft sandy beaches shaded by towering palms for the sun-worshipper, delicious seafood and a general air of relaxation.


Chaing MaiChaing Mai
This ancient capital lies in the north of Thailand, the old walled city with its moat contains some magnificent temples, it is also known for its outstanding handicrafts which include lacquer-ware, woodcarvings and silverware.  From Chiang Mai you can visit the hill tribes, elephant camps, go trekking, white water rafting, abseiling, rock climbing or play a round of golf admist wonderful scenery.

Krabi
KrabiLocated on southern Thailand's east coast with virgin beaches fringed with towering limestone formations, this is an area of outstanding beauty.  The Krabi coastline is dotted with rarely visited tropical islands, waterfalls, caves and strange rock formations.  This is a great place to relax.  The pace is unhurried and many beaches can only be reached by boat.  Much of the province has been designated national park, this includes the Phi Phi islands make famous by Hollywood as the location for the film 'The Beach''.  For the more energetic there are some prime diving sites, kayaking, sailing, rock climbing, elephant trekking, bird watching and eco tours.

Hua Hin
WaterfallsThis resort was discovered in the early 1920's by King Rama VII  as an ideal getaway from Bangkok.  The tranquil fishing village was turned into a royal resort.  Today's visitor can spend sun-filled days on the long beach or try one of the many leisure activities on offer from water-sports to golf.  Hua Hin has a large number of world class, reasonably priced, superbly maintained golf courses.  In the area around the town you can discover fabulous parks and peaks, caves and waterfalls.  In the evening take a stroll, see the great variety of shops before having diner in one of the restaurants built on stilts into the sea offering superb sea food.

For the sporting or adventure enthusiast, Thailand has much to offer.  It is home to some of Asia's best golf courses, white-water rafting is available in the north and south of the country, you can kayak down the jungle-lined river Kwai, go Bamboo rafting, jungle trekking, rock climbing, abseiling or off road mountain biking or motor-cross riding.  For those who prefer beach holidays, water-sports in the coastal areas include water-skiing, wind and kite surfing, sailing, snorkelling, diving  and fishing.

White Water Rafting
RaftingThailand has more than a dozen white-water rafting locations, most are not continually fast churning rivers but sets of rapids followed by stretches of quick but smooth water, offering the opportunity for sightseeing as well as adrenaline pumping experiences.  With lukewarm water, moderately wild rivers, lush jungles and easy access, there is no denying that Thailand is an ideal place for fun loving travellers and white water rafting enthusiasts.  The eastern and central region can offer good rafting experiences but it is the northern part of the country that has the most rivers suitable of rafting.

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When to go

The temperature in Thailand does not vary much over the year with average highs ranging from 31°C - 35°C and lows from 20°C - 25°C. The highest rainfall is expected between May and Ocotber peaking in September/October.

Additional Information

Time Difference Local Currency Local Language Average Flying Time
GMT/UTC + 7 Thai baht Thai 7 hours