In the heart of Southeast Asia lies a monarchy that has become a revered touristic gem. The Kingdom of Thailand, or simply Thailand, is the jewel of Indochina and is rich in historical and cultural attractions and beautiful landscapes. Visitors can expect excellent food and warmth and hospitality from the genial locals.
There are also many celebrations on the Thai calendar and if your visit coincides with these national fetes, they will treat you to opulent displays of this country’s unique religious and cultural heritage. Given Thailand’s magnificent climate and collection of natural features, outdoor activities both in water and on land will appeal to most any tourist here.
Currency: Thai baht
Average Flying Time: 12 hours
Time zone: GMT + 7
Spoken Language(s): Thai
Top Five Attractions
The Grand Palace, the official residence of the Kings of Siam since 1782
Phi Phi Islands
Temple of the Emerald Buddha, regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand
Railay Beach for rock climbing
Khao Sok National Park
Visa (UK Passport Holders):
No visa required for stays of up to 30 days.