Would you like to enjoy relaxation on white sandy beaches with huge palm trees bend over them, swim in the beautifully warm sea with incredibly turquoise colours, get to know unique culture, monuments, untouched nature and taste one of the most famous cuisines in the world? Visit Thailand! Holidays in Thailand are lifelong experiences!
Thailand, or the Kingdom of Thailand, occupying the central part of the Rear Indian Peninsula and part of the Malay Peninsula, is washed by the waters of the Andaman and Chinese Seas.
The country is one of the most popular tourist destinations and visitors come to it throughout the year. Wherever you go in this beautiful Asian country, you will find that one visit is really not enough. Anyone who visits Thailand once will want to keep coming back.
There are several places in Thailand that no tourist will miss:
Upon arrival at Suvarnabhumi airport most travellers start their holiday in Bangkok, the Thai capital often called the “City of Angels” or the “Venice of the East”. Although Bangkok is not located directly by the sea but about 20 km from the Gulf of Thailand on the Chao Phraya River and is not one of the typical seaside destinations, it is definitely worth a thorough exploration. It offers many attractions to see, whether it is famous monuments such as the Royal Temple, Wat Phra Keo, Wat Pho, Wat Arun or Vimanmek Palace, the Ancient City theme park, or a unique crocodile farm.
However, the experience is just a walk through the night centre of Bangkok, which is full of shops, stalls with a variety of goods and food and entertainment venues. This hectic and lively city has an inexhaustible number of attractions for tourists. It is a place where traditional Thai culture meets the modern world full of technical conveniences.
One of the most popular tourist resorts in Thailand today is Krabi. This destination provides visitors with comfortable accommodation and level services. However, accommodation capacities are limited here, which is a guarantee of a relaxing and peaceful holiday. In addition to peace, tourists will find beaches covered with fine golden sand, which are washed by the waters of the clear Andaman Sea.
Characteristic of this area are limestone cliffs rose from the sea which create romantic lagoons with fascinating coral reefs. These are a paradise for experienced and novice divers. The entire Krabi destination is surrounded by unspoilt tropical nature.
There are many boat trips such as scuba diving or island hopping provided by the local tour agents in Krabi. Krabi has its own small airport which serves flights to and from Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Myanmar.
About 700 km south of Bangkok, the island of Phuket, the largest and most populous island in Thailand, emerges from the waters of the Andaman Sea.
Phuket was originally known only for tin mining, today it is one of the most popular tourist destinations and is often called the “pearl of the Andaman Sea”. It attracts tourists and all types of travellers to its beautiful beaches, clear sea, tropical nature and perfect hotel services.
In addition to the fact that there are many quality resorts in Phuket, where you can enjoy the sweet idleness on the beaches, you can also go on a number of interesting trips. A trip to a butterfly farm, a circuit around the island or an elephant ride are especially popular.
There is also the possibility of evening entertainment with its centre taking place in Patong Beach. The beaches of Hat Karon and Hat Surin are considered to be the centres of luxury. Phuket simply offers a little of everything. Today it is one of the most popular destinations if Thailand thanks to its international airport connecting this beautiful island not only with other Thai cities but also with many countries around the world.
One of the most famous Thai destinations is also Pattaya located about 140 km south of the metropolis of Bangkok.
Originally, only a not very important fishing village was located here, but in recent decades it has turned into a vibrant destination in which two worlds meet. On the one hand, Pattaya can offer the well-being of beach resorts and, on the other hand, the hustle and bustle of the vibrant centre. A promenade stretches along the seafront, which is lined with hotels, restaurants, bars and numerous entertainment venues, where it lives until the early hours.
Pattaya is an ideal destination for all lovers of active holidays. Enthusiasts of scuba diving, surfing and all those who have fallen into golf will be pleased – you have a choice of 20 championship courses.
For beach lovers who would like to escape the hectic city, there is also a little island few km of the coast of Pattaya called Koh Larn with pristine waters and white sand beaches with multiple boat connections throughout all day.
Pattaya has its own airport connecting the city with Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Hat Yai Udon Thani or Ko Samui with direct flights.
In the Gulf of Thailand, on the east coast of the Malay Peninsula, lies the modern destination of Hua Hin, which provides all kinds of activities.
In addition to many tourist attractions, perfect beaches, excellent restaurants, Hua Hin also offers a peaceful environment and you will experience a typical Thai atmosphere, which is slowly disappearing from many other destinations. It is an ideal destination for a family holiday and will delight all who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city.
Hua Hin is also a great base for a trip to the nearby island of Ko Tao.
The paradise in the South China Sea is considered to be the third-largest Thai island. Ko Samui offers relaxation on endless sandy beaches in the shade of coconut palms. Of course, there is also crystal clear seawater and tropical flora. It is a place where you can spend your dream exotic vacation.
Due to the rapid development of tourism at the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries, today the island offers approximately three hundred hotels and resorts, large department stores, entertainment centres and a perfect infrastructure.
The island of Ko Samui can satisfy the requirements of even the most demanding travellers. It will please both romantic souls who want to watch undisturbed enchanting sunsets and those who came here for fun. Well-known nightclubs and discos are located especially in the resort of Chaweng Beach.
Koh Samui has its own small airport connecting this island with Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai or Rayong with direct flights.
Ko Phi Phi
About 50 kilometres from the famous Phuket and 45km from Krabi’s Klong Jilard Pier is the archipelago of Ko Phi Phi, which consists of six islands. It was this location that fascinated American filmmakers so much in 2000, who decided to shoot the famous film Beach with Leonardo di Caprio in the lead role.
The place where most of the film’s story took place was Ao Maya Bay on Ko Phi Phi Leh Island. Since then, crowds of tourists come here who want to see the beautiful natural scenery with their own eyes.
The Ko Phi Phi archipelago is being washed by the waters of the Pacific Ocean and, in addition to beautiful beaches, offers high hills overgrown with lush tropical vegetation, steep cliffs and massive gorges. Nature really fell out of this place and did not spare beauty. On the largest island, Ko Phi Phi Don, there are several hotels, restaurants and shops. The stay on Phi Phi will be enjoyed especially by those who yearn for a quiet and undisturbed holiday, fans of diving, snorkelling and interesting trips to the surroundings.
The only way of getting to Phi Phi islands is by boat. Tickets are sold by local operators and travel agents both in Phuket or Krabi (shorter way).