Thailand hosts millions of visitors every year, drawn to its fantastic beaches and aquamarine seas, as well as its rich culture, glitzy shopping malls, chic boutiques and colourful markets crammed with bargains.
Bangkok is usually the first stop on a visit to Thailand, where you will encounter incredible traffic volumes, hordes of people, loads of hotels and plenty of shopping centres.
Located over 700 km northwest is Chiang Mai, also a dynamic and modern city, but retaining a cultural atmosphere with temples in abundance and much in the way of handicraft shopping. Chiang Rai is pretty much Chiang Mai on a smaller scale with a more relaxed ambiance, where smokey hills and huts catch the eye.
Thailand`s most popular island is Phuket, a world famous dream destination with miles of sandy beaches and resorts and some of the best golf courses you`ll find anywhere. Other much-visited islands include Ko-Pha-Ngan, Ko Samui and Ko Phi Phi Don.