The northernmost city in Thailand, Chiang Rai serves as the main commercial hub of the Golden Triangle, which contains the borders of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar.
If you are looking for a different scene other than the usual beach and resort themes in Thailand, Hua Hin is the place for you. This district is one of the nearest beaches from Thailand.
Bangkok should be on everyone’s bucketlist in Thailand, and for good reason! Start with a trip to the Grand Palace for a quick peek at the famed Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha).
This beautiful gold-tipped series of buildings is over 200 years old, and perhaps Bangkok's most famous destination. Yes, it can feel like a tourist trap, but the complex's history and grandeur is palpable: since 1782, it has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam (and later Thailand).
Located north east of Phuket, Phang Nga Bay is an almost unique site in the world (only Ha Long Bay in Vietnam presents some similarity). A distinctive feature of Phang Nga Bay is the sheer limestone cliffs that jut vertically out of the emerald green water.
Ask anyone what to do in Thailand and you’ll always get the same answer: Elephants! But it’s really important to do your research beforehand to avoid places that exploit and mistreat the animals.
Outside of swanky restaurants, luxury malls, and high-class hotels, Thailand is very much a cash-based society. There’s certainly little point heading to a market, for example, with a credit card.
Don't forget scarves and stoles – for covering your head when visiting the temples. And of course, take sunscreen and beach hat – for times you will be visiting the beaches and enjoying watersports in Thailand.
Thai street food is abundant, high quality and astoundingly cheap. But it can also be a fast track to food poisoning.
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