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Good value hotels, great hospitality, beautiful beaches and a wealth of tourist sights and tour options make Thailand the hottest destination in the tropics. It also boasts a rich history and culture, stunning countryside, friendly people and some of the best shopping and eating of anywhere.

Sights and attractions range from highly detailed temples and ancient ruins to huge theme parks and idyllic island trips. Bangkok’s Grand Palace is a postcard perfect sight and should figure on everyone’s tour itinerary. The capital has many other high profile temples and landmarks, which can also figure on a tour.

Bangkok is also known for its shopping and markets and is especially popular for foodie tours and bargain hunting excursions. Phuket, Pattaya, Samui and Krabi all have nice beaches, but they too offer good tour options for activities such as diving, canoeing, boat trips and rock climbing. From Chiang Mai, tourists can visit its famous mountain temple Wat Doi Suthep or head out on a jungle trek.

Thailand is a positive destination for families, too, since there is so much to do here and kids are well catered to. The reliable weather and wealth of family attractions – from water parks and amusement parks to entertaining shopping malls and good eating everywhere – ensures lots of options for those with kids.

There is interesting shopping for everyone. Thailand’s shopping malls are all encompassing and often considerably cheaper than those of the West. With generous parking, several floors of attractive shops, eating options and entertainment, they are a one-stop shop. Thai street markets are also appealing, where you can haggle for traditional Thai souvenirs. Night Markets and vendors are also popular.

The country is awash with exotic culture, from its stunning temple architecture, to contemporary resorts, but also including regal national costume and a rich heritage of music, dance and art carried through the ages with delightful handicrafts. Then there is the spiritual gloss of Buddhism, including meditation, gleaming pagodas and ancient ruins to seek out.

Along with great sightseeing, activities and shopping, eating out in Thailand is also a highlight. Thai food is delicious and is literally everywhere. While there are very high end restaurants and hotel eateries, a good, filling experience can also be had eating out on the street. In Ao Nang, Krabi, for instance, there is a section of unassuming road given over to street vendor seafood, which easily matches nearby restaurants on quality and taste.

Enjoying the nightly entertainment in Thailand’s cities and resorts is also a popular pastime. Bangkok, Phuket and Pattaya are well known around the world for their evening scene. While practically anything goes, the nightlife goes deeper than this, with many impressive pubs and nightclubs that stand up to those in comparable destinations elsewhere.

Many come to Thailand for the whole experience, specifically to indulge in the wellness scene. All treatment options can be enjoyed here and the number of high end spas and massage shops has burgeoned since the 1990s. Thais are naturals at pampering and hospitality, too, as well as spiritual awareness. This then can only mean a sensual experience.


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Thailand Activities


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    Flying Hanuman Experience

    Phuket, Thailand

    Flying Hanuman is an attraction in Phuket that will give you a chance to experience the jungle. You will soar from tree to tree via the zip lines with...

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    US$52.60 / person

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    Night Cycling Cultural Tour

    Chiang Mai, Thailand

    This Tour is a unique way to glean an insight into the daily lives of the Chiang Mai locals. At night you can see the old town from a different persp...

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    US$27.70 / person

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    Cable Rainforest Canopy Ride

    Pattaya, Thailand

    On this tour, you will experience the thrill of flying over treetops that occupy the rainforests of Pattaya. Known as the longest cable ride in Asia,...

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    US$72.50 / person


Thailand Attractions


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    Alcazar Cabaret Show Ticket

    Pattaya, Thailand

    Music, dance, and fun come together in Alcazar, a cabaret show featuring some of Pattaya’s prettiest transvestites. Dressed in glittery costumes and s...

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    US$13.60 / person

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    The largest aquarium in Southeast Asia, Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World, which is approximately 10,000 square metres. From world's record holders, ocean'...

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    US$16.20 / person

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    Cookin' NANTA Show E-Voucher

    Bangkok, Thailand

    Cooking NANTA, which was awarded as the best performance at the Edinburg Fringe Festival, had its first run in 1997. Integrating Korea’s traditional...

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    US$19.80 / person


Thailand Culture



Thailand Shopping


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    The natural beauty of Chiang Rai is unbelievable, but that’s not everything that Chiang Rai has offer. When the darkness takes over the sky, the city...

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    US$40.80 / person

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    Shopping on water, anyone? Thailand is known for its floating markets and in Pattaya, the Floating Market was established under the concept of present...

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    US$20.40 / person

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    Hua Hin Highlights Tour

    Hua Hin, Thailand

    Here’s a tour that’s more than just visiting attractions. Prepare to fall in love with Hua Hin, Thailand, because after you’ve seen it and immersed in...

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    US$84.90 / person


Thailand Sightseeing


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    After staying off the radar for quite a couple of years, Chiang Rai is ready to emerge as a tourist destination like no other. With its quiet surround...

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    US$50.99 / person

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    It's a two-hour-long evening cruise along Chao Phraya River by Grand Pearl cruise boat. You will have a welcome drink and pass by some of Bangkok's a...

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    US$43.40 / person

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    Hua Hin Hills Vineyard Visit

    Hua Hin, Thailand

    Tucked in a quiet part of the town, the Hua Hin Hills is a 560-acre boutique vineyard which has opened its doors to the public, especially for the tou...

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    US$57.70 / person


Thailand Tours


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    Water Activities at Koh Larn

    Pattaya, Thailand

    If you’re planning a tropical vacation, Pattaya in Thailand is an ideal place to go. It boasts of various beaches with fine sand, as well as enjoyable...

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    US$45.80 / person

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    Phi Phi Islands Tour

    Krabi, Thailand

    Phi Phi Islands is the largest group of islands in Thailand which have been featured in different movies like The Beach and Tomorrow Never Dies for it...

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    US$36.60 / person

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    Jungle Trekking Tour

    Chiang Mai, Thailand

    This is a full day tour of walking and trekking through a jungle forest and is led by a certified guide. The day will start with hotel pick-up and a 1...

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    US$27.20 / person


Thailand Transport



Thailand Wellness



Things to do with kids in Thailand



Where to eat in Thailand


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    Street Food Trail of Chinatown

    Bangkok, Thailand

    Chinatown is one of the most visited destinations in Bangkok. It is especially alive after sunset, when the streetside stalls are flocked by locals an...

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    US$34.89 / person

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    Experience an exquisite evening. Dine while cruising! See the beauty of Bangkok from the water. Join the Chao Phraya Princess Cruise and spend a refre...

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    US$25.50 / person

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    Araksa Tea Plantation Tour

    Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Learn the process of tea growing on this tour to a tea plantation located in Mae Tang. The processes of planting and growing tea will be explained to...

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    US$11.89 / person