Thailand also known as the Land of Smiles, is the most popular tourist destination in Southeast Asia. Developed enough to provide most comforts, yet wild enough to offer off-the-beaten path adventure. Thailand is a country with many opportunity for once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences. Whether you start with the world-class beaches in the south or the mountain villages in the north, Thailand will not disappoint.

Major Attractions

Bangkok: Bangkok is the capital city known for its splendor. Visit Khao San Road, the Grand Palace and Wat Pho, Wat Arun, and numerous small temples spread across the city. For a more relaxing itinerary, consider getting a traditional Thai massage. Before enjoying Bangkok’s notorious nightlife, climb to the top of the Golden Mount and watch the sunset over the city.

Kanchanaburi: Using Bangkok as your home base, take a day trip to the western province of Kanchanaburi. See the infamous Bridge on the River Kwai—the subject of the movie by the same name—as well as the War Cemetery and the Jeath War Museum. For a lighter day, you can instead visit Erawan National Park to see the waterfalls or stop by the nearby elephant camp.

Koh Samui: Want to avoid the big cities in favour of the beach? Fly into KohSamui for a trip around the eastern Thai Islands. Spend the first two days relaxing on the beach, snorkeling, or taking a boat ride around the 42 islands of Ang Thong National Park. No strenuous activities here—just a tropical paradise.

Ayutthaya: The former capital city, Ayutthaya is known for its ancient Buddhist temples. The most famous sites in Ayutthaya include a Buddha’s head entwined in tree roots and a large reclining Buddha. You can also visit the nearby Summer Palace, Bang Pa-In, and admire the amalgamation of Thai, European, and Chinese architecture.

Ko Phi Phi: Phi Phi is a beautiful archipelago located in the Krabi Province not too far from Phuket. Ko Phi Phi Don is the only island in the group with permanent inhabitants while the smaller Ko Phi PhiLeh is famous as the filming location for the year 2000 movie “The Beach”.