In the heart of South-East Asia is the Kingdom of Thailand or the Land of Smiles. A well-deserved title, a ready smile will greet you everywhere and anywhere, be it in a sumptuous spa or at a street side noodle bar, whilst the beautiful scenery is bound to cement that smile.
But for most travellers to Thailand, it is the lure of palm fringed white sand beaches and crystal clear water that is the real attraction. Many visitors find themselves in Krabi province.
A more lateral diversion but still in the same northern part of Thailand is a visit to Sukhothai, meaning Dawn of Happiness. The temples and monuments of this great city have been lovingly restored and when wandering around at night you understand why many view this as the most romantic of all former Thai Capital cities.
But for most travellers to Thailand, it is the lure of palm fringed white sand beaches and crystal clear water that is the real attraction. Many visitors find themselves in Krabi province. It borders the Andaman Sea and is home to over 130 islands including the well-known Koh Lanta and Koh Phi Phi. There is diving, snorkelling or simply just relaxing in a hammock and trying to work out which is the best beach. The area is of spectacular natural beauty with its towering limestone cliffs and turquoise bays teeming with exotic marine life.
Perhaps the best known of Thailand’s island locations is Koh Samui. It is the third largest island and offers a wealth of activities, an extraordinary selection of five star hotels, dining and nightlife that make it a delight by both day and night. Or on the other side of the Thai Peninsula delight in the wonders of Phuket, the ‘pearl of the Andaman’. Lateral diversions are easily had from Phuket with the finest dive sites in Thailand to be found on the Similan and Surin Islands.
In Thailand the choices are endless; city and beach, or city and mountains or mountains and beach with no city. Not to mention the ultimate in spas and massages and just sheer pampering. Whatever you choose, you cannot fail to be enchanted by Amazing Thailand.