Tantalising Thailand

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Date: June 7, 2018
Category Destinations
Magnificent beaches, great shopping, delicious food and a diverse range of experiences make Thailand the perfect location for a holiday
The Land of Smiles, as Thailand is called because of its wonderfully friendly people, is a stunning place to travel right now. It’s one of those destinations where the rand goes a long way, and it offers a great selection of holiday options, from lazing on the beach to viewing exotic wildlife, exploring dense rainforests or rubbing shoulders with the locals in its vibrant capital city, Bangkok, where the shopping is legendary and the food sublime.
Holidaymakers usually start or end their trip in the country’s capital, a larger than life metropolis full of skyscrapers and traditional temples, ancient markets, holy shrines, ultramodern hotels and shopping malls. Age-old Thai traditions are still evident everywhere, from saffron-robed monks to the stilt houses on the Chao Phraya River. The modern part of Bangkok is a hive of activity – it’s where most of the hotels, bars and restaurants are located.

The south of Thailand boasts magnificent beaches and islands, ideal for scuba divers, water sports enthusiasts and adventurers, not to mention hedonists and couples looking to get away from it all. Most popular are the beaches of Koh Samui, Pattaya and Phuket.
One of the South East Asia’s most famous beach resorts, Pattaya boasts its own stretch of white sand beach. This resort offers numerous water sports activities and sports, as well as great scuba diving and diving courses. Koh Samui island is a resort destination in itself, with stunning hotels, swaying palms, sheltered coves and beautiful beaches. Water sports abound or you can lounge on the beaches under an umbrella. Of course, there are numerous activities to participate in, and you can spend time refreshing yourself at the many beach bars or sampling stunning food in the various restaurants.
There’s also the pretty isle of Phuket, the most popular of the 3 resorts, home to tropical rainforest and long stretches of sandy beaches. The island’s most popular beach is located in the main resort of Patong, which is where you’ll find restaurants, bars, loungers and umbrellas as well as a myriad water sports.
Wherever you choose to go in Thailand, you’re guaranteed a magical getaway filled with awesome adventures. This is one of Thompsons’ most popular holiday destinations – so take a look at what we have on offer right now and book your unforgettable Thai experience.