Thailand is a popular destination for almost everyone, and one to which many return over and over again.  That's because it's an exotic, exciting and fun country with world-class shopping, superb cuisine, beautiful beaches, wonderful antiquities and really friendly people. It's a place of golden temples and incense, rubies and sapphires, tailors with gorgeous silk.  A positive for most is that English is spoken everywhere.It's easy to get to and get around in.  The truth is, there are few places in the world that is so effortless to visit.  No matter if you come for two weeks or two days, it goes without saying that you'll return home utterly enchanted and ready to return.


Important Destinations

Bangkok - The ultramodern, high-energy capital city on the Chao Phraya River; noisy with terrible traffic but great public transport

Central Plains - See the ruins of two ancient capitals:  Ayutthaya and Sukothai; site of the Bridge over the River Kwai

Eastern Seaboard - The location of the lovely beaches of Pattay, Ko Samet, Ko Chang, and Ko Kood

Northern Thailand - Home to hill tribes; location of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle; a center for handicrafts

Southern Peninsula - Where one finds the desireable beach destinations of Phuket, Ko Phi Phi, and Krabi


Best Times to Visit

The best times to visit Thailand are:

  • November to early March - the cool, dry season throught most of the country
  • February to October - for trips to the beaches on the East Coast (Pattay, Ko Samet, Ko Kood)
  • November to April - for trips to beaches on the West Coast (Phuket, Krabi)