Thailand is a richly diverse country in Southeast Asia, known for its fun-loving ambience, culture, spirituality and frenetic-paced cities. On a trip to Thailand, discover stunning floating markets, tropical beaches and exotic sights from gilded temples and palaces to a lush mountainous interior that boasts jungle terrain and ancient sites. Hungry or not, visitors will also be continuously tempted by the must-try dishes on offer from curries that pack a punch to fresh and fragrant salads. Due to its size there are several international airports in Thailand, including Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok, Chiang Mai International Airport in the north and Phuket International Airport on the southern island of Phuket. Major airlines operating flights to Thailand include Thai Airways International, China Eastern Airlines and Emirates.
Bangkok is the exuberant capital, bursting with a raw energy and a sensory rollercoaster that is as fiery and gutsy as the country's cuisine. Its booming financial and commercial centre, glitzy shopping malls, luxury hotels and nightlife represent modern Bangkok, while ancient temples and palaces, vibrant floating markets and a lively Chinatown that embodies Asian street life draw visitors from far and wide. In contrast, the laid-back spiritual and cultural hub of the north, Chiang Mai, is nestled in the lush green foothills of the mountains and is a paradise of museums, temples, night markets and leisure activities such as elephant trekking. Away from the cities discover your very own desert island escape by hopping between the vast array of tantalising islands that are scattered off the coastline.