Thailand at a glance

Plan your trip to Mueang Thai, 'land of the free' with our Thailand travel guide. Bangkok is a crazy metropolis. Visit its designer haunts, breathtaking temples, sprawling markets, earthy river, nightclubs, shops, galleries, and unlikely havens of tranquillity. Historic sites include Sukhothai, Ayutthaya, Phanom Rung, with their majestic ruins dedicated to Buddha or Shiva. Follow your guide to the northern cities of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, along the trails to villages with views of the Golden Triangle mountains. Southern Thailand has plenty of fine sandy beaches, from Koh Chang to Koh Samui, and Phukhet to Kho Phi Phi. Head to one of the islands and stay there, put together an itinerary that snakes its way through the islands or combine a trip to northern Thailand with the country's islands,
and recharge the batteries after all that sightseeing. Set your own course, either as a couple, or with friends and family: Thailand by train; underwater Thailand for diving enthusiasts; Thailand's quirky side; the quieter Thailand of the north-east; party Thailand; or relaxing and revitalising Thailand. Choose which Thailand you want to visit.

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