Discover the most stunning places to visit in Thailand
Thailand is one of the world’s most beautiful countries and known worldwide as the 'Land of Smiles’. Located in a fertile, tropical landscape in the heart of Southeast Asia, Thailand is a mosaic of diversity and culture.
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Bangkok is home to over 8 million people and is a bustling, cosmopolitan city with plenty for everyone to see and do. Like many capital cities around the world, the roads in Bangkok are heavily congested although there is an excellent Skytrain (BTS) and underground (MRT) connecting many areas in central Bangkok, so getting from A to B is not as difficult as you may imagine.
Pattaya is located around 150km to the south of the capital Bangkok in the province of Chonburi. The city is perhaps best known for being the party capital of Thailand with its famed nightlife and perhaps rather sordid reputation. However, the city has so much more to offer – and this applies to both expats and tourists.
Hua Hin is located around 200km from Bangkok, on the western side of the Gulf of Thailand. The city is a renowned seaside resort that became a popular destination for Bangkokians looking for relaxing breaks after the 1920’s – so much so that the Thai royal family built a summer palace there. This is a popular beach resort with long stretches of golden sand.
Phuket, an island in the south of Thailand, is one of Asia’s most popular beach destinations and there is little surprise when you see the stunning scenery and warm blue seas. This is a place where you can both relax and party – the choice is yours.
Chiang Mai is the second city in Thailand and is located in the mountainous north of the country. The climate is far more seasonal than many other popular tourist and expat destinations with cold winters and scorching hot seasons. Many tourists who visit the city are from nearby China or are backpackers from around the world. Hotels range from cheap hostels to expensive hotels and resorts.