Update: May 16, 2012
Thailand is an amazing holiday getaway for its superlative beaches, lush mountain valleys, bustling cities, and warm and friendly people. Start your trip with a holiday apartment in the organized chaos that is Bangkok. Savour the sights, sounds and smells of the markets, where you can find practically anything you could ever want at rock bottom prices. Take a three-wheeled tuk-tuk ride to the extraordinary temples with gilded Buddha statues, sparkling tile mosaics and ornately carved wooden doors. Head down to the islands in the south to rent rustic holiday rentals resting on cliffs above the beaches. Get your PADI certification and explore the underwater wonderland of coral reefs and tropical fish. Or trek through the lush valleys and rocky peaks of the north, stopping only to eat fiery curries and savoury noodles at hill tribe villages. It’s virtually impossible not to find smiling, gracious people here who are always willing to have a laugh with you. Visit Thailand and see why the ‘Land of Smiles’ is Southeast Asia’s top tourist destination.