The attractions of Thailand are endless - ancient monasteries, ruined cities, Buddhist monks, rave parties, colorful hill tribes, exotic wildlife, floating markets, dense rainforests, tropical islands, pristine coral reefs, and golden beaches. You'll almost certainly start your adventures in Bangkok. Allow a couple of days to soak up the capital's lively atmosphere, including at least one night on the notorious Khao San Road, before going north to Thailand's second city Chiang Mai or south to the islands. To do both, you'll need at least a fortnight.
Chiang Mai is one of the most fascinating cities not just in Thailand, but in the whole of Southeast Asia. Bangkok has its neon nightlife and 24/7 buzz, Pattaya and Phuket are home to some of the finest beaches in the world, but Chiang Mai is the spiritual heartland and roof of Thailand. It is the backdoor to the Himalayas and houses all of Thailand's tallest mountains and over 300 temples: some of which list among the most impressive in the world.
Thailand has a reputation for perfectly riding the line between relaxation and excitement, and nowhere is that more prevalent than in the tropical paradise that is Phuket. Within minutes you can go from a beachside massage under the shade of a coconut tree to a never-ending club night in the party capital of the world. Phuket is a province, an island, a city, and a general term for a large collection of islands in the south of Thailand.
"No matter why you are going to Thailand, read this"
When it comes to planning a great vacation, there are many great destinations to choose from. Each country and region offers its own unique sites, museums, and so much more for you to explore and learn something more. But if you want to really explore a new world with a fantastic culture and have a lot of fun, you must make Thailand your next vacation destination. This Thailand guide book will provide you with 25 of the best places that you should visit on your next trip to Thailand.