From Thailand's deep north to southern paradise islands through the overactive Bangkok, Thailand is made of three very different worlds, a destination as exotic as it is entertaining.
A trip to Thailand is a dive into the postcard idyllic beaches, limestone peaks that flow in the turquoise waters, coral reefs, and world famous coves. Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi, Ko Tao, Koh Phi Phi, Ko Pha Ngan, Ko Lipe are as many destinations where dreams meet reality. Small heavens on earth where one can enjoy relaxing, hiking, deep-sea exploration and Full Moon Parties at night.
A flight to Bangkok takes you directly to the heart of Thai lifestyle. From brand new skyscrapers to majestic temples, modernity stands alongside tradition. In the bustling Chinatown, near the Chao Phraya River, the Thai capital is full of wonderful treasures. Abandon your travel guide in Thailand in favor of spontaneous travels; the kindness of the Thais will be your driving force.
Some 350 temples await you at your arrival at Chiang Mai. The second city of Thailand is home to a training center for elephants that will amaze young and old alike. The small town of Surin annually hosts a not-to-miss festival that brings together no less than 200 pachyderms. A detour is required at Kanchanaburi to cross the famous bridge over the River Kwai.
As in most of Asia, faith plays a major role in the heart of Thais; do not miss Sukhothai and Ayutthaya Temples, designated Unesco World Heritage Sites. The town of Lopburi and its temples left to macaques, Phimai and its exceptional Khmer temple, the Prasat Hin Phima, are essential steps of a trip to Thailand.