In Bangkok you can catch a VIP screening of the latest movies then eat 25 cent Phad Thai on Khao San Road – the backpacker’s paradise. Take a longboat ride through the back alleys of Bangkok only to land at the world famous Oriental Hotel for a sundowner.
Spend your days visiting peaceful, splendid temples and the Royal Palace, and be entertained by traditional Thai kickboxing at night. Bangkok truly is a city of paradoxes, where East meets West, haves meet have-nots and travelers are offered a front row seat to it all.
Leave Bangkok for a tour of the ancient capitals Ayuthaya and Sukothai. If you time it right, you may be able to see a festival dating back hundreds of years.
Take an elephant ride through the jungle and learn how to care for and interact with these gentle giants. Families and animal lovers will never forget their time spent with the elephants.
After a long day’s adventures, relax with a traditional Thai massage.
Enjoy some of the best food in the world, or better yet, learn to cook it yourself at a traditional Thai cooking school.
Visit hill tribes in Chiang Mai and see the unique and varied cultures that have survived decades.
Need we even mention the beaches? Canoe through hongs, snorkel and SCUBA dive off white sand beaches and enjoy fresh seafood prepared by masterful chefs or street food vendors.
Best Time to Visit
The high season in Thailand is from November to February when the weather is cooler and dry. This is important on beach holidays, but it is possible to visit other areas in Thailand during the rainy season, from June to October. Though the weather can be unpredictable, it is usually possible to sit out a downpour and continue on exploring after.
The hot season, from March to May, takes itself seriously and can make travel exhausting.