Thailand is one of the gems of Southeast Asia, a burgeoning cultural colossus, famous for its friendliness, flamboyance and food.
It is one of the world’s most popular destinations, principally because it has just about everything you could ever want. Perfect for everyone from hostel lodgers to jet-setters, it simultaneously blends ultra-cheap with ultimate luxury.
Choose Thailand if you’re looking for a unique holiday, offering the world in one. You’ll find just about anything that you could be looking for, whether it’s the exuberant bustle of Bangkok, the party-animal instincts of Pattaya, the sugar-soft beaches of Krabi or the unspoiled seclusion of Koh Yao. Along the way you could meet anyone from Thailand’s mismatched cast of orange-clad monks, boozy backpackers, fluttering bargirls and misfit expats.
Because of the diverse nature of Thailand, twin and multi-centre holidays are extremely popular in this enchantingly varied country. Why not take in the exciting city life and countless monasteries and temples of Bangkok, before travelling to one of Thailand’s breath-taking beach destinations, such as the islands of Phuket or Koh Samui?
The population is 95% Buddhist and the country is famous for its highly friendly, highly tolerant people who are always smiling. If you ever find yourself lost or in need of assistance, you can be sure that locals will be around to help you out. The culture is also especially playful and fun-loving which only helps ensure you’ll have a great time.
Tropical Sky has some really great offers for Thailand holidays, particularly during our summer months, as this is Thailand’s low season.
Why visit Thailand?
The exotic culture and outlandish beauty combines with familiar amenities and well-trodden paths – it’s the perfect blend of excitement and comfort
You could travel Thailand for a year and only scratch the surface of the culture and cuisine on offer, this makes the country perfect for longer multi-centre holidays to different regions and islands
Out-of-this-world food – get ready for a treat for the tongue every time you eat, whether you’re fine dining or street snacking
Far from being just a backpacker’s destination, Thailand is actually home to some of the swankiest luxury hotels around. Try Rayavadee Krabi if you’re looking for a truly lavish experience
Some of the world’s most renowned beaches including Big Buddha Beach found on Koh Samui
Beaches and scenery
The island of Koh Samui, situated in the Gulf of Thailand, offers something for everyone, no matter your passion. Proud of its laidback take on life, visitors to Koh Samui will find natural beauty at every turn.
The island’s west coast is perfect for young couples and families, thanks to its picturesque and secluded beaches – and our resorts offer outstanding service in a peaceful setting. If you want something a bit more vibrant, then visit the bustling resort centres of Chaweng on the east coast, or nearby Lamai.
In the south of Thailand, Krabi’s stunning limestone cliff formations provide awe-inspiring views of beautiful natural scenery. Hotels in this area are often a little more secluded, offering you the chance to experience true rest and relaxation. The area caters for the more adventurous too, however, with coral reefs waiting to be explored by divers, and rock climbing too.
Arguably Thailand’s most famous beach holiday destination, the island of Phuket is located in the Andaman Sea. As Thailand’s largest island, Phuket offers peaceful days on the beach followed by a vibrant nightlife – particularly in and around Patong beach. However, head away from Patong and you’ll find calmer, more tranquil beaches boasting luxurious accommodation.
Cultural history and events
As famous as it is for its gorgeous beaches and energetic city of Bangkok, Thailand is also home to a rich cultural history. Even in Bangkok, visitors can easily find ancient pagodas and temples and, of course, the fascinating Royal Palace.
The ancient walled city of Chiang Mai, in the north of Thailand, is a contrast to Bangkok. It boasts a whole host of religious landmarks and stunning temples, plus famous cooking schools, all set among a landscape of mountainous forests.
Or why not witness the spectacular Loi Krathong festival, which takes place every year on the full moon of the twelfth lunar month, which usually falls in November, and happens throughout Thailand. This festival of lights sees thousands of ornate decorations floating down rivers across the country – certainly a sight not to be missed.
Thai food is famous the world over for its delicious blend of flavours and fresh ingredients. Enjoy some of the world’s finest street food, authentic red and green or massaman curries, pad thai – the list goes on.
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