Experience exotic Thailand destinations that boast pristine natural beauty, bustling cities, ancient temples and tropical beach-side towns. Previously a backpacker paradise, the destination has evolved into a beautiful and culturally fascinating holiday paradise for backpackers, families, couples and groups offering a bustling city escape through to a relaxing beachfront vista.
In the North are the country’s highlands, and home to Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s tallest peak best visited in the cool season to see the Mae Kha Ning (frost flower) and majesty of fog, waterfalls, botanical scenes and nature trails. Ancient Chang Mai is a cultural preserve packed with Buddhist wats and local traditions
The Northeast of Thailand is where Thai Jasmine Rice is grown for export and the famous Mekong River runs through the area. Central Thailand is the farming and agricultural heartland of the country and home to Bangkok, the nation’s capital city. Vibrant, bustling and full of ancient historical temples and palaces. The City of Bangkok provides visitors with a myriad of local markets, day and night, including the Wng Lang Market, Tha Phra Chan Market and the Asiatique Night Market.
To the south, you will find the Gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea, home to the popular tourist destinations of Phuket, Koh Samui, Koh Phi Phi islands and the list goes on. White sand beaches with seaside resorts and towns pepper the coastline offering locals and tourists alike the opportunity to dine, stay and play in pristine beachfront locations. Day trips by boat to the islands, snorkelling and scuba diving as well as inland cultural monuments, historic townships, golf courses and adventure activities await the curious tourist.
Western Thailand is a geographical marvel with many national parks in the area including Underwater City, Erawan Waterfall, The Bridge of the River Kwai and respectful sites paying tribute to World War II including the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and World War II Museum and Art Gallery.
This diverse offering of activities does not stop at natural and cultural but includes world class shopping venues and outlets, as well as a vast offering of markets from fresh food, to arts and crafts and souvenirs which allow vendors and customers to barter for the best price.
Eating in Thailand is an exciting part of the sensory journey with so many styles of dining and cuisines on offer. Street food vendors operate everywhere offering sweet and savoury delights, through to local restaurants and food centres or markets. Spice and flavour are part of the experience and elevate the flavour profile of all dishes served. There will be a dish available for even the most discerning or fussy eater.
There are different levels of luxury for tourists, from budget conscious through to luxury resorts and hotels, all offering comfortable accommodation and friendly Thai hospitality. Whether you are looking for a beachfront oasis or a mountain top villa, there is an option available to suit your style and transportation options to take you where you need to go – including bus, taxi and tuk tuk.
Thailand is an exciting destination to travel to and explore, leaving lasting impressions and life long memories. With three seasons wet, cool and hot, do check the season before you travel to ensure that you maximise your time and experience. The team at My Wyndham Holidays look forward to booking your holiday adventure to Thailand today.