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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