Holidays in Thailand
With its breathtaking natural beauty, exotic temples, unparalleled hospitality and cuisine it’s no surprise that Thailand draws in more tourists that any other Southeast Asian country.
Thailand’s popularity owes a lot to its geographic size and the sheer breadth of opportunity’s that this can offer.
The northern region of the country is very mountainous, ripe with thick forests. It is here that nomadic hill-tribe communities coexist with main stream society and travellers.
Thailand’s second largest city, Chiang Mai is an excellent starting point for exploring the north, with elephant treks proving particularly popular. The city itself was built in 1296 and is dotted with beautiful ancient temples that are still in use today.
The South, known as the Kra Peninsula consists of hilly rainforests outlined by 1,500 miles of exotic white beaches. It is here that you will find some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, lapped by warm, turquoise waters; Thailand’s costal resorts are the ultimate in tropical paradise.
In between these two regions lie the fertile, rice growing, central plains. The main attraction here is the country’s ever expanding capital - Bangkok.
In short, Bangkok is a chaotic, almost carnal city, in which it is impossible to get bored. Even though the city does suffer from considerable pollution and over crowding and has become considerably westernised, it has still managed to retain its true Asian flavour whilst easily being one of Asia’s most exciting cities.
There are all manner of activities going on throughout the city, 24 hours a day, with Khao San road proving considerably popular over recent years.
The vibrant road has been described as a short road that has the longest dream in the world.” With its cheap accommodation, lively bars, large variety of cuisine, market stalls offering a wide spectrum of goods - it’s a road that, like the rest of Bangkok and Thailand easily lives up to its reputation.
Bangkok is also an excellent part of Thailand in which to arrange holidays to other parts of Asia, with many agents offering cheap holidays to many popular destinations. To ensure you’re getting the best deal then looking for holidays online is an excellent option.
Update Jul 05, 2010