Thailand is often called the land of smiles and rightly so. The people will make an impression on you with their gentleness and polite, respectful approach. Perhaps this involves the major religion here, Buddhism which is all pervasive. However, besides the people, the visitor can enjoy a wide variety of experiences.
It might be helpful to consider Thailand as having 3 different areas of interest. The first would naturally be the city of Bangkok with its teeming life and natural abundance of energy. Temples sit side by side with canals and markets.
The Grand Palace complex situated right on the Chao Phraya River is a must see as is a cruise on the river itself. Perhaps take the ferry from which you can get on and off at leisure. The street markets and night bazaars are second to none and offer a wide array of merchandise at excellent prices.
The second would be a visit to Northern Thailand perhaps travelling overland via such ancient cities as Sukhothai, the first capital of Thailand and nearby Ayuthaya, both offering interesting ruins to explore.
Chiang Mai is the principal city in the north where the atmosphere here is much more serene than Bangkok. From here, there is a choice of things to do whether it be a visit to Doi Suthep, a temple located on top of a mountain with wonderful panoramic views or to an elephant camp to see the animals at work and play or to visit with genuine Hill Tribes and see how they live a separate existence from the rest of society.
Further north is the Golden Triangle near to Chiang Rai. See lush jungle scenery as the mighty Mekong River flows through it.
Thirdly, Thailand’s beach resorts in the south such as Phuket, Ko Samui, Krabi and many others with their pure white sand and blue, green sea can provide a stay and a fitting end to a sojourn in this exciting country.
Thailand – “the land of smiles” offers something for everyone. Book one of our Thailand travel vacation packages today and put a smile on your face.
Extend Your Trip
After your Thailand vacation consider taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting China vacation packages and India tours plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.