Chiang Mai A highlight of any trip to Thailand. Take part in a traditional Thai cookery course or visit the historic Old Town. Ride an elephant, stay in a Hill Tribe village or float down the river on a bamboo raft on one of the many jungle treks that depart from this charming city.
Kanchanaburi Visit the famous bridge over the river Kwai, travel along the Death Railway, stay overnight on a floating jungle raft, and swim in the fairytale Erawan waterfalls.
Ayutthaya The ancient capital of Thailand. Take a sunset tour of the ancient ruins.
Ko Phangan Home to the infamous Full Moon Party. Head over to the far side of this island where few tourists venture out, and you will find idyllic beaches.
Ko Tao This tiny island is one of the best places in the world to dive.
Phuket This colourful and cosmopolitan island is the largest and most popular of Thailands islands.
Ko Phi Phi The setting of the 2000 movie The Beach, the Phi Phi islands
Krabi Visit the Tiger Cave Valley, wander around the morning market or cruise around the nearby islands.
Ko Samui Soak up the sun on a sandy beach, visit the night market, or hop into a jeep and explore the less traveled roads of Koh Samui.
Ko Chang Laze in a hammock on a beach with a cocktail in hand, hike alongside waterfalls, or trek by elephant.
MAIN TRAVELLERS ROUTES
Most people travelling in Thailand start off in Bangkok, visit Kanchanaburi for a couple of days before working their way up to Ayutthaya and Chiang Mai. Many people choose to end their trip in Thailand with some time on the islands in the South before returning to Bangkok for their international flights home.
CAPITAL AND MAIN CITIES
Other main populated areas: Chiang Mai (north)
Tourists from the UK do not require a visa if planning a trip to Thailand of less than 30 days.
If you are planning to travel in Thailand for more than 30 days, then you will require a 6 month visa. Alternatively, it is possible to renew the tourist visa by leaving and then re-entering the country.
By: Rickshaw Travel