Places to Visit in Thailand
The chaos of Bangkok is the place to sample street food, gallery hop, roam the mesmerising markets, marvel at the gigantic gold-plated Reclining Buddha in Wat Pho, and gape at the dazzling Grand Palace. There are endless things to do in Northern Thailand, from trekking through the rural countryside and intriguing hill tribes, encountering elephants, golf, and shopping in local markets selling locally-made handicrafts.
Explore the ancient sites at Sukhothai, Ayutthaya and Prasat Phanom Rung, spot macaque monkeys at Khao Yai National Park, and lose yourself in the dense rainforests of Khao Sok National Park. Venture to Thailand’s islands for hammock-snoozing and underwater adventures. Most stunning is Bo Phut Beach, an unspoilt sandy treasure on Koh Samui with swathes of white sand. Further delights of spotless talcum-powder beaches bathed by clear aquamarine waters can be found at island idylls Krabi, Ko Samet, Koh Kood, and Khao Lak.