Travel by Lesley

Thailand

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Whoever said you can’t please all the people all of the time obviously hasn’t been to Thailand.

Bangkok offers a bustling and vibrant city with a myriad of captivating sights, sounds and smells, a place where you can experience all aspects of Thai culture.  Two top places to visit are the richly decorated Grand Palace and Thailand’s only remaining authentic floating market.

Phuket offers jungle-covered hills, rubber plantations, paddy fields, soft powdery beaches, crystal clear waters, stunning waterfalls, limestone cliffs, and is a haven for watersports enthusiasts.

Koh Samui is now a trendy, up-market destination, although it still maintains a laid-back atmosphere.  It has a number of stunning crescent-shaped bays as well as coconut plantations, tiny fishing villages and Buddhist shrines. Koh Samui enjoys a reverse weather pattern to Phuket and many parts of Thailand, generally offering a perfect climate during our summer months.

Explore the delightful craft markets of Chiang Mai, which forms part of the Golden Triangle and is situated on the banks of the Ping River whilst Hua Hin is renowned for its magnificent beach and an renowned Night Bazaar.

Head to Krabi for some of the best beaches in Asia.  With its iconic limestone rock formations rising from the sea, this is a resort perfect for watersports enthusiasts.  It also has national parks, waterfalls, mangrove forests and caves whilst in the evening it offers a fantastic selection of shops, markets and bars.

A ferry ride from Phuket or Krabi, the island of Phi Phi is a stunningly beautiful hideaway.  With dazzling white beaches and amazing underwater coral formations. Breathtaking rock formations and enticing turquoise waters ensure that this is a utopia for beach lovers and watersports enthusiasts.

Thailand’s beaches are also the perfect location for weddings and honeymoons abroad.

General Information

GMT                       +7hrs
Flight Time             Approx 12hrs
Currency                Thai Bart
Langage                 Thai & English