Destination Spotlight: Thailand

01 Nov 2016

Your passport to Asia starts here! As a trending destination for 2017, Asia is a continent that has intrigued travelers through its spirituality, adventure and vibrancy.

We begin our journey in Thailand, a small country in Southeast Asia.

Best known for its temples, Buddhist art, local food, island hopping, and shopping, there is something for every traveler to enjoy while vacationing here.

Thailand has a beautiful, welcoming culture. Many travelers use Thailand as a base – or at least a starting point – for Southeast Asia. This works well because it has solid internet, great accommodation, good food, and it’s well-connected by flights, buses, and trains to nearby countries.

DID YOU KNOW?
The best time to visit Thailand is between December and March.

On April 13 the Songkran festival takes place (Thai New Year) and for a week there is a huge water fight in every city across the country.

TOP DESTINATIONS IN THAILAND

Bangkok Sightseeing– Be sure to visit the Grand Palace, home of the Thai King and the Royal court for over 150 years and the famous Emerald Buddha. Wat Pho houses the staggering Reclining Buddha, covered in gold leaf, and even provides acclaimed massages in its backyard. Top the day off with a visit to the Temple of Dawn, an architectural representation of Mount Meru, the center of the world in Buddhist cosmology.

Recommended Bangkok hotels:
The Peninsula Bangkok, Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok and Anantara Riverside Bangkok


Phuket Sightseeing– Visit Phi Phi Island by Ferry, passing by the clear blue waters of Maya Bay, Loh Samah Bay, and Pie-Le Cove. Go White Water Rafting, visit beautiful waterfalls and canoe along the Sok River.

Recommended Phuket hotels:
Amari Phuket, The Surin Phuket and Banyan Tree Phuket


Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai Sightseeing – Take a Golden Triangle Excursion to the meeting point of Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, a land of vast beauity and mixture of cultures. Take a Thai Cooking Course and shop at local markets. Enjoy a City and Temples Tour of Chiang Mai, founded in 1296 and filled with over 300 temples. Take off on a Hill Tribe Trek.

Recommended Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai hotels:
137 Pillars House, Anantara Chiang Mai, Shangri-La Hotel Chiang Mai, Anantara Golden Triangle,
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai


Koh Samui & Krabi Sightseeing – Enjoy a speedboat ride to Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Ley, two of Thailand’s most beautiful islands. Go Sea Cave Kayaking, Rainforest and Waterfall Hiking in Unseen Krabi Discovery tours.

Recommended Koh Samui & Krabi hotels: – Rayavadee Krabi, Six Senses Hideaway Samui, Sareeraya Villas & Suites