Holidays to Thailand
From the vibrant street markets of Bangkok and the tropical islands of Ko Phi Phi, Ko Tao and Krabi – all lined with heavenly palm-fringed beaches and bottle-green national parks – to the gilded Buddhist temples and lush green rice paddies.
Don’t miss an excursion to Chiang Mai to go trekking or shake trunks with the locals at one of the sustainable elephant sanctuaries. Take a luxury river cruise down the meandering Chao Phraya River, or simply kick back on a dreamy beach on one of Thailand’s many idyllic islands, all while feasting on some of the world’s most fragrant and varied cuisine
Where are the best places to go in Thailand?
Bangkok is usually the first port of call for many visitors to Thailand and it’s well worth spending a few days or more exploring its vibrant streets before heading to the islands. Visit the glorious Grand Palace and the reclining golden Buddha at Wat Pho, explore the famous floating markets or enjoy some high-end retail therapy in its many malls.
Chiang Mai in the north with its fragrant street markets, ornate golden temples and authentic jungle villages is a popular destination, while those seeking a beach holiday often flock to Khao Lak or the soft, sugary sands of Krabi and Phuket. For more adventurous holidays, try trekking with the hill tribes in Doi Angkhang on the Burmese border.
Kho Phangan is the place to go to experience a famous Full Moon Party, while Koh Samui is hotspot for honeymooners.
When is the best time to visit Thailand?
The best time to visit is between November and April, when temperatures are a balmy ninety degrees and rainfall is relatively low. It also coincides with Chinese New Year celebrations (January and February) when colourful parades take place across the country. Golf fanatics tend to choose September for the Thailand Open.