Thailand is famous for its tropical beaches, lush jungles with hidden ruins and beautiful Buddhist temples. It’s a relatively cheap country to visit, where you can live like royalty at five star resorts with exotic banquets and drink cocktails by the beach. Alternatively, Thailand caters to the adventurer, with jungle trekking to various temples, as well as snorkelling, surfing and diving in Thailand’s bright aqua waters.
Thailand cruises disembark at Bangkok and Koh Samui.
Sights to See
Bangkok is Thailand's biggest city, a bustling hub of activity with crowded markets, fantastic street food, impressive high rises and wild nightlife to boot. Chatuchak markets is one of the biggest in the world, while Khao San Road is popular for clubs and bars – from street-side cocktail shacks to classy clubs and everything in between.
Among all the modern restaurants and hotels lie Bangkok’s famous temples, including Wat Arun and the Grand Palace, the official residence of the King of Thailand. If you’d prefer to get out of the city, Koh Samui is the place for relaxing beaches, pristine resorts and a touch of tourist glamour.
What’s For Lunch
Thai food of course! Thailand is famous for its curries cooked with coconut milk and lots of fresh vegetables. See where the locals go for a good quality, cheap street eat or wander into one of Thailand's many delicious restaurants.
If You Only See One Thing
Wat Pho, a sprawling temple complex is a great place to soak up Thailand's culture. You’ll find the country’s biggest reclining Buddha statue here and can experience a Thai massage, as this is also the national headquarters for the teaching and preservation of traditional Thai medicine.
A thank you goes a long way with the friendly Thai locals! Try Khob khun na krup, which is appropriate for everyone at any time.
Thailand is known for cheap but good quality tailor made clothing. Get the dress, suit or shirt you’ve always dreamed of.