About Thailand

Maybe your first thought was pad thai. Maybe it was white sand beaches. Or maybe it was glittering golden temples. Thailand is all of this and so much more. It not only boasts two coastlines, and tropical jungles, but bustling modern cities, ancient temples, and some of the best food you’ll ever eat for under $5. Thailand is Southeast Asia’s travel hub. Bangkok accepts more visitors every year than any other city in the world. The culture in Thailand has remained remarkably unchanged due to the Thai ability to absorb Western influences and make them into their own. Bangkok itself is a fascinating study in contrasts where climate controlled mega malls sit next to ancient temples and you might even see a flash of a Nike sneaker under the saffron robes of adolescent monks.

In the North, you’ll find rice paddies, tropical forests, and mountains rising to the sky. Hilltop temples watch over ancient cities where you can take a cooking class, ride bikes along the city walls, or join in on a meditation retreat. The South is home to a magical combination of jungle-clad islands sitting in warm azure waters. Limestone cliffs drop straight into the deep waters with sandy white beaches nestled in their sides. Kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba diving are world class and you can even swim with whale sharks. 

Thailand is known as the “land of smiles” and it lives up to the hype. Travel to the far corner of the North, to Issan, to experience true Thai hospitality. Travel south to the Andaman Sea and experience a day in the nomadic life of a Moken villager, a name that means “diving into the sea.” Or simply relax with a famous Thai massage after a full day of biking and temple hopping. With Thailand you can have it all: get your nature fix, your history, your lazing on the beach, and your Bangkok shopping—all in the same trip!

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