Thailand

An exotic land with a vibrant heart, Thailand is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a country where palm-trees scrape the sky and sand is shaken out of your shoes after a night dancing on the beach. Bangkok has been attracting budget travellers and backpackers for decades, but incredibly, there is still a lot to discover about this non-stop city. Once you’ve visited the glittering palaces and shrines, it’s easy to immerse yourself in Thai life. Eat some street food in Chinatown, or whiz around the city like a local on the sky train or via scooter. In the evening, head to one of the dozens of nightclubs in the city centre, or simply take a walk by the river and watch the fishermen and market traders travel home by boat. Away from Bangkok, you will see a very different side to Thailand. In Phuket and Koh Samui, enjoy the laid-back life at Nai Harn and Chaeng beaches. Step into the past with a visit to the serene temples of the north. Or get closer to nature with a visit to an elephant sanctuary or a trek through Khao Sok National Park – the oldest evergreen forest in the world. However, for most visitors, it’s all about the beaches. Thailand has over 5,000 miles of coastline and boat rental is famously cheap, so you can set off by yourself and discover your own private cove or inlet. No matter where you go, you can expect to find a little corner of paradise just for you. Whether you are looking for adventure, exploration or relaxation, Thailand is the perfect place for you.