Thailand travel guide and tourist hotels
With its famous welcoming smile, rich legacy of culture and gorgeous coastal resorts Thailand is one of Asia’s favourite travel destinations. Good value hospitality, exciting adventure, satisfying shopping and fun nightlife all add up to a popular Thailand tourist experience.
Plan your trip with this comprehensive 200-page Thailand travel guide…
Marvel at Bangkok’s gaudy temples, explore the stunning Andaman coast and its karst islands, or go trekking in the mountainous North, here’s all the best bits of Thailand travel…click and read more
One night in Bangkok…perhaps and few nights in Pattaya, Thais and tourists like to party and there’s plenty of options, from cheap cocktails to sexy company to guide you…click and read more
Visit one of the world’s most extraordinary tropical islands, stay on Phi Phi Don or seek out the incredible Maya Bay, which inspired the blockbuster The Beach…click and read more
With more than 2,500 hotels listed here, you’re spoilt for choice. Thailand presents excellent value-for-money, even on a budget, we’ve teamed up with Agoda to bring you the best prices…search and book here
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Many Thailand tourists come back again and again for good reason. Its sense of hospitality is second to none in the region, with a well developed infrastructure, friendly people and more than 2,500 well appointed hotels. Even backpackers get to style it, and hotel rooms offer excellent value for money, whether you prefer boutique, ‘bachelor friendly’, or even an exclusive beachside resort. Then there’s the pampering spas and famous Thai food, served in countless eateries alongside international cuisine. A great nightlife in most tourist areas rounds off a memorable experience. To ensure your stay is a comfortable one, this Thailand travel guide has teamed up with Agoda for the best deals and largest choice of hotels in Thailand, search and book here.
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Thailand packs in a busy three-week travel itinerary, starting out with Bangkok – its showcase capital with the Grand Palace, sparkling temples and exciting nightlife. Phuket is the second most popular destination famed for its gorgeous beaches and great hotels. From here you can de-camp to the quieter Krabi with its stunning karst backdrop. Daytrips to the incredible Phi Phi islands or Pha Nga Bay are highly recommended while visiting the Andaman Coast. Over on the Gulf coast is the self-styled boutique island of Samui, popular with expats, while backpackers head for the full moon parties of Koh Pha Ngan and divers gravitate to Koh Tao.
Closer to Bangkok is the Thai seaside town of Hua Hin, while punters should report to Pattaya for naughty nightlife. Also along this stretch is the diminutive Koh Samet and rugged ‘eco’ island of Koh Chang. Within easy reach of the capital is the World Heritage site of Ayuthaya, remarkable ruins of the former Siamese capital, along with the WWII history found at Kanchanaburi and River Kwai. Even Khao Yai National Park is a Thailand travel guide favourite. Head further north however for a truly authentic experience in the charming 700-year old Chiang Mai with its pretty moat and ancient temples, stop off at the Sukhothai ruins, or go trekking and touring in the mountainous North to the bohemian Pai or remote Golden Triangle. Along the way don’t forget to sample the great Thai food, go shopping, and catch the ever-friendly Thai smile.