Thailand Holidays 2014

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Tantalising Thailand

Thailand holidays transport visitors to the stunning region of Southeast Asia, into a mystic country blessed with captivating culture and history, golden beaches on idyllic islands and a fascinating culinary scene. Holidaymakers will revel in the various treats that this beautiful Asian country has to offer, pleasing island hoppers and beach bums in search of a little slice of paradise, culture vultures that wish to immerse themselves in the country’s endless network of temples, and city slickers hunting down an original metropolis.

Many visitors on holidays to Thailand will choose to base themselves in the midst of culture and chaos within one of the country’s bustling cities, like the capital Bangkok or the beautiful old city of Chiang Mai. Others will flee the city streets for island escapes, absorbing the tranquil surroundings of Phi Phi Island or Koh Tao, while some will seek a flavour of ancient history at the ruins of Sukhothai or Ayutthaya. Wherever you choose to go for your break, you’re sure to be hypnotised by this country’s unique appeal.

Cities and Sacred Sites

Most holidays in Thailand begin in the frenetic capital, Bangkok. This huge, modernised metropolis is a backpacker’s hangout and a holidaymaker’s haven, striking an alluring balance of history and culture with modernised luxuries and a vibrant nightlife. From the captivating beauty of the Grand Palace and the mystifying nature of the Wat Pho and Wat Arun temples to the raw rowdiness of Khao San Road and luxurious shopping and hotels – this is a city of juxtapositions. If Bangkok becomes too much, visitors often choose to head to the chilled north, descending in droves on the wonderful city of Chiang Mai. Home to countless temples, happy elephants and hosting the breath-taking Loy Krathong Festival, this is a unique city like no other in Thailand.

The northern city of Chiang Rai is another popular stop for tourists on Thailand holidays, dropping in on the stunning White Temple before embarking on some treks around the expansive countryside, while of all the ruins in the country - that of the first capital, Sukhothai, is by far the most intriguing and expansive.

Vibrant Jungles and Sandy Beaches

Holidays to Thailand give you the choice of two stunning coastlines, both dotted with paradisiacal islands and lined by perfect beaches. The country is a dream for island hoppers, with the backpacker-friendly havens of Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui adorn the east coast, while to the west you’ll discover Phi Phi Island and many beautiful islets located off of Krabi. The province of Krabi itself is home to some stunning beaches and a lively rock climbing scene, and just to the west the beaches of Phuket are equally alluring.

You don’t have to flock to the islands and beautiful beaches to experience Thailand’s natural majesty, with many of the country’s highlights found in the form of inland national parks and mountainous jungle. The northern retreat of Pai is situated in a picturesque valley near Chiang Mai and has become a popular retreat for hippies, drawing to a contagious bohemian atmosphere. The surrounding countryside is the area’s main draw, boasting waterfalls, mountainous vistas and gushing rivers.

For an unprecedented Thai national park experience, look no further than the stunning Khao Sok National Park, arguably the country’s most beautiful wildlife reserve. Home to stunning flora and snaking rivers, an adventure around Khao Sok during holidays in Thailand will give you the chance of spotting tigers, elephants and gibbons in their natural habitat.

Ibis Bangkok Riverside

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Riverside, Bangkok

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Woodlands Hotel & Resort

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Pattaya, Pattaya

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Novotel Hua Hin Cha Am Beach Resort and Spa

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Hua Hin, Hua Hin

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Cape Dara Resort

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Pattaya, Pattaya

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Underwater Marine Park

There are dozens of marine parks spread around Thailand and each one of them offers its visitors something fantastic. Khao Sam Roi Yot is a coastal marine park. Translated as 'the mountain with 300 peaks' it’s not hard to guess what the landscape is like. When you explore, you’ll get to see rare animals you won’t see elsewhere. Tarutao National Marine Park in Southern Thailand is made up of two island groups and is one of the largest unspoilt areas of Thailand – therefore a must see for any nature lovers.

Diving

There are plenty of opportunities to go scuba diving in Thailand and with an average sea temperature of 28 degrees and crystal clear waters, you'lll have an ideal diving experience. There are two must dive locations: Hin Daeng (Red Rock) and Hin Mouang (Purple Rock) where you’ll see reef sharks and manta rays! The best things about these dive locations isn’t just the corals underwater that’ll amaze you, but the landscape above the sea level is just as exciting!

Shopping

Whilst in Thailand, you should explore the numerous markets that make it so special. You’ll find everything at the Chatuchak Weekend Market including animals and authentic souvenirs! Not to be missed out are the fantastic food stalls which will give you the real taste of Thailand! As well as exciting authentic Thai markets stalls you’ll also find immense shopping malls that give America a run for its money! Mahboonkrong in Bangkok provides a maze of designer shops, high tech phone and computer stores and dozens of food courts!

Into the Jungle

Anybody who likes to explore whilst on holiday must do a stop of jungle trekking whilst in Thailand and the mountains of northern Thailand offer the perfect location to do this in. There is so much to see and do here that you could almost have a holiday here alone. Choose between anything from elephant trekking to river rafting. You can stay there over night in tribal villages and really get in the think of it and to give you time to discover the hot springs and the fantastic breath-taking waterfalls!