From the hubbub of Bangkok, to the rolling countryside of the Mae Hong Son Loop, and the balmy turquoise waters and countless islands studding its coastline, Thailand is an astonishingly varied treasure trove for travellers. Discover the best this diverse destination has to offer, from rock climbing above the Andaman seascapes, or wandering the historic walled city of Sukhothai, to kayaking among the awesome limestone outcrops in Ao Phang Nga. Use our map of Thailand below to start planning your trip.

Take to the water and learn to dive in spectacular undersea world of Ko Tao, an island that boasts a glittering coastline flecked with coral reefs. In Chiang Mai visit ancient Buddhist temples, or indulge in an improving cooking, massage or meditation class. Tuck into the finest seafood at Hua Hin’s beachside restaurants and in be dazzled by the beautiful Grand Palace in Bangkok.

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10 Reasons Chiang Mai should be a UNESCO World Heritage Site

10 Reasons Chiang Mai should be a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Chiang Mai, the unofficial capital of northern Thailand, has been on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2015, on the basis of its monument…

18 Dec 2018 • Ron Emmons insert_drive_file Article
Life in the slow lane: a Mekong River cruise from Thailand to Laos

Life in the slow lane: a Mekong River cruise from Thailand to Laos

Kids leap off the river bank in front of the superbly carved prow of our longboat, Nagi of the Mekong, which will take two long and lazy days to travel the wate…

06 Dec 2018 • Heidi Fuller-Love insert_drive_file Article
Eating insects in Bangkok: the future of food?

Eating insects in Bangkok: the future of food?

Three courses into my tasting menu at what's regarded as one of Bangkok's top restaurants and I've reached the moment I'm dreading: the ravioli. But the reason …

08 Aug 2018 • Tamara Hinson insert_drive_file Article
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