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With sixteen million foreigners flying into the country each year, Thailand is Asia’s primary travel destination and offers a host of places to visit. Yet despite this vast influx of visitors, Thailand’s cultural integrity remains largely undamaged – a country that adroitly avoided colonization has been able to absorb Western influences while maintaining its own rich heritage. Though the high-rises and neon lights occupy the foreground of the tourist picture, the typical Thai community is still the farming village, and you need not venture far to encounter a more traditional scene of fishing communities, rubber plantations and Buddhist temples. Around forty percent of Thais earn their living from the land, based around the staple rice, which forms the foundation of the country’s unique and famously sophisticated cuisine.

WHERE TO GO IN Thailand ?

With a history that spans centuries and an exotic and friendly culture, Thailand welcomes travelers with tropical beaches, chaotic cities and world-renowned culinary traditions. But with all that Thailand has to offer, you might be overwhelmed by where to head first. Usually, travelers consider attractions, seasonality, food options and more to determine the best places to visit in Thailand. Check the most highlighted destinations or the full list on its dedicated page below
Bangkok

Bangkok

Bangkok

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

Phuket

Phuket

Phuket

Hua Hin

Hua Hin

Hua Hin

Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai

Koh Samui

Koh Samui

Koh Samui

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WHAT TO DO & SEE IN Thailand ?

Thailand's world-famous attractions have been well documented on television, are used as backdrops in several Hollywood movies and crop up again and again in modern fiction. Still, to witness the Grand Palace in person or to watch a Railey Beach sunset or even to approach Phi Phi Don for the first time is guaranteed to send a shiver up the spine of even a hardened traveler and the frisson of passing by a limestone monolith in Phang Nga Bay is unforgettable. From the north of Thailand in Chiang Mai to the lush southern province of Krabi you'll be charmed and even shocked by the raw beauty of Thailand.
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Thailand EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE

There’s more to Thailand than meets the eye. Seasoned travelers will know about the boundless culture and mysticism, history and spirituality; fabulous nature in their beaches, jungles and wildlife; the world’s best known exotic cuisine and some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. You could say that Thailand has it all, but there is much more to Thailand yet to be discovered. The average visitor barely scratches the surface, it’s hard to take in so much in just a short visit. But here are some novel ideas for those who want to experience something a little different on their next visit to Thailand.

Attend the bizarre Bung Bang Fai (Rocket Festivals)

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Evolving from a pre-Buddhist fertility rite, this rocket festival worships the god of rain before rice planting season and is celebrated across Issan, typically in May...

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Visit Chao Phraya River

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The Chao Phraya River, otherwise known as the River of Kings, is one of the most important waterways in Thailand. Some of the top attractions in the capital are found...

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Eat Street Food

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Thailand is home to many different kinds of street food and every street in every city will have various different stalls selling their wares. From Pad Thai to Som Tam...

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Visit Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai

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Whatever you do don’t ride elephants in Thailand or visit any elephant “sanctuaries” without doing your research. Watch this video on Elephant Touris...

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Explore the dark side of Kanchanaburi

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Kanchanaburi province, an area of lush forest and a haven for backpackers, has a dark past hidden beneath the surface.
Here, you'll find the start of the in...

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Flyboard in Koh Samui

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Flyboarding is the new extreme sport that gives you aqua superpowers. Strapping on a pair of tres chic jet boots and taking hold of the stabilisers you can flip and sp...

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Go Diving off The Coast of Koh Lanta

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Situated in the Andaman Sea, Koh Lanta is a beautiful island only 20km’s in length. There are 17 dive shops on the island and some of the most beautiful diving i...

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Go to a Full Moon Party

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Legend has it that a group of tourists realized one day that the most beautiful view of the full moon was from the beach of Koh Phangan so they decided to hold a party...

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Go to Doi Suthep

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Situated 12km outside of Chiang Mai, Doi Suthep is a mountain that stands at over 5400 feet. The reason most people travel to Doi Suthep is to see two things, firstly...

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Have a Thai Massage

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Thai massages are famous the world over, the style of massage is unique as it stretches your body as well as working on your bodies pressure points. The whole experien...

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Have a Water Fight During Songkran

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Songkran is the traditional Thai New Year, it is celebrated each year in April across the entire country and runs from the 13th to the 15th, water is traditionally spr...

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Visit Khao Sok National Park

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Khao Sok National Park is a unique mix of very diverse ecosystems. Home to rain forest that's older than the Amazon, the park also contains a limestone mountain ra...

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Learn Muay Thai

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OK, so there’s no promising you’ll be able to pull off the moves in this video, but an hour or two of Muay Thai and you’ll be feeling a bit feistier....

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Meet Myanmar (Burma) and Laos in the Golden Triangle

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The point where the Mekong River meets the Ruak River is known locally as Sop Ruak, but to the rest of the world it's the Golden Triangle: the point at which Myanm...

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Meet the hill tribes of northern Thailand

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Akha, Lisu, Hmong and Karen tribes are found all across the north of Thailand. Take a break from the tourist trail, and spend a day or a few nights with a local family...

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Party on Khaosan road

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Rather you’re a party or a people watcher Khao San Road is always a blast. The popular book “The Beach” said Khaosan Road was “the center of th...

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Visit Railay beach

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Now on every savvy traveller's list, Railay is one of Thailand's most sought-after beach areas. Just south of Ao Nang Beach, around a rocky headland and access...

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Ride a Tuk Tuk

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Riding a tuk-tuk in Thailand is a must and a blast. They are more common then taxi’s and typically cheaper depending on your negotiating skills. Always set a pri...

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Visit Sukhothai Old City

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A favorite stop for history buffs and photography enthusiasts, Sukhothai offers many lovely photo ops at a smaller scale than Ayutthaya. Ruins of this old city still s...

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Visit Sunday Walking Street Market in Chiang Mai

bee-white Visit Sunday Walking Street Market in Chiang Mai

Though there are many markets and night bazaars located in the city of Chiang Mai, none are as noteworthy as the Sunday Walking Street Market. It is centrally located,...

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Take a bamboo raft through the jungle

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What better way to see a bit of jungle life than hopping on board a bamboo raft and floating down a river. While it may not be the most stable of transportation, it ce...

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Take a Thai cooking class

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Learn how to cook all your favorite Thai dishes. Most Thai cooking classes start off at the market so you can easily learn what goes into the dishes and hopefully, you...

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Take a trip to Koh Phi Phi

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Shooting to fame after the Leonardo DiCaprio classic ‘The Beach’ as well as appearing in James Bond. Koh Phi Phi is a stunning island situated in the provi...

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Take a Trip To The City of Ayutthaya

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ayutthaya needs to be on your Thailand to-do list. Originally the capital of Thailand the city was founded in 1350 when King U Thong relo...

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Take a Trip to Wat Arun

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Thailand is home to over 31,000 Buddhist temples, this particular temple Wat Arun is named after Aruna, the God of Dawn. The temple sits on the banks of the Chao Phray...

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Take Part in The Loi Krathong Festival

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Celebrated across the country the Loi Krathong festival is an annual event that happens on the night of the twelfth lunar month. A Krathong is like a small floating ba...

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Visit Erawan Waterfalls

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Situated within the Erawan National Park the Erawan Falls are a group of seven waterfalls (the drop from the top waterfall to the bottom one is over 1500m) each having...

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Visit Khao Yai National Park

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Khao Yai National Park was the first national park to be established in Thailand and is the third largest in the country. Covering an area of 2,168 square kilometers i...

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Visit Phang Nga Bay

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Whilst visiting Phuket you must visit Phang Nga Bay, the bay houses in the region of 40 small islands that come straight out of the calm sea. There are so many caves,...

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Visit The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

bee-white Visit The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

There are several floating markets in Thailand but this one is the biggest and most famous, it is huge! There are boats everywhere going up and down the canals selling...

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Visit the Grand Palace in Bangkok

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Set in the heart of Bangkok this is probably the most famous attraction there is. For 150 years the palace was home to the king, his court, and the entire government o...

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Zipline in Chiang Mai

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Flight of the Gibbon is a session of zip lining through the tropical rainforest. It’s a unique way of seeing the forests of Chiang Mai without all that long walk...

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Take a well-deserved break and experience the mystery and majesty of Thailand, the ancient and noble kingdom of Siam. Our private tours of Thailand immerse you in the country’s well known destinations, but we also get off the beaten path to reveal an insider perspective, with off grid places and unique experiences. Get in touch with the team and lets discuss your trip to the land of smiles!

World Heritage Sites in Style

World Heritage Sites in Style

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World Heritage Sites in Style
Luxury / 17 days / fr. $3,250

Be captivated by the rich heritage of Southeast Asia. Admire glorious wonders left by the ancient kingdoms of Thailand and Cambodia. Explore vestiges influenced by French colonisation in Laos and C... More

Essential Thailand

Essential Thailand

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Essential Thailand
Must-see / 12 days / fr. $1,440

Welcome to Thailand- a land of rich history, incredible culture, friendly people, and some of the world’s best food. See the country’s iconic sites and experience deep-rooted traditions... More

Following the Mighty Mekong

Following the Mighty Mekong

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Following the Mighty Mekong
Cruise / 29 days / fr. $4,350

See why the Mekong River is known as Asia’s lifeblood with this epic adventure. Trace the mighty River as it meanders through big cities and countryside towns through five countries. From the... More

Thailand Legend Beach

Thailand Legend Beach

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Thailand Legend Beach
Wellness & Leisure / 9 days / fr. $990

Start in Bangkok and end in Phuket! With this Thailand Legend Beach tour, you have a 9 days tour package taking you through Bangkok, Thailand and 2 other destinations in Thailand. Thailand Legend B... More

Thailand & Vietnam: Nature Immersion & Beach Escape

Thailand & Vietnam: Nature Immersion & Beach Escape

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Thailand & Vietnam: Nature Immersion & Beach Escape
Wellness & Leisure / 19 days / fr. $3,040

Explore the vibrant cities of Thailand and Vietnam: Bangkok and Saigon, famous for its bustling city life with the effect from the western culture waves. Digging deeper into the country evergreen n... More

Thailand Cycling Tour from North to South

Thailand Cycling Tour from North to South

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Thailand Cycling Tour from North to South
Cycling / 18 days / fr. $2,340

Peddle back in time with a cycling trip of historical Thailand. Beginning at Chiang Mai, escape the city’s traffic to Cowboy Town of Lampang where horses and carriages are still used as a mea... More

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Thailand BLOG ARTICLES

As some of you may have seen in the news, Thailand is gearing up for a ‘soft reopening’ to vaccinated travellers a month from now on July 1.

It is official, sort of. After months of kicking sand around debating if it will really happen, the Centre for Economic Situation Administration (CESA) has officially approved the Phuket Sandbox plan, an important step forward. The announcement, made late this afternoon, June, 4th, appears to answer the often-posed question if the sandbox plan would ever happen after the much more intense and deadly third wave of Covid-19 swept through Thailand.
Then, the island will be opening Phuket International Airport to foreign travellers as proposed by the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

The trial will be the first of its kind in the country, and if successful, may be rolled out across other parts of Thailand. The Thailand Authority of Tourism (TAT) has already earmarked Krabi, Pattaya, Bangkok, Buriram, Cha-am, Koh Samui, Phang-nga and Hua Hin as possible destinations to try out the scheme.

Each model will be slightly different, depending on geography, and international visitors will still have to get a visa in advance and fill out some paperwork (see details below). Nevertheless, this will come as promising news to those travellers desperate to visit Thailand!

If the Phuket Sandbox Scheme goes ahead, from June to September 2021, Thailand is expecting to receive up to 129,000 international visitors – will you be one of them? In this article, we’ll attempt to answer all of the questions you might have about the Phuket Sandbox and more!

Disclaimer – Information regarding the Phuket Sandbox Program is changing literally every day and is dependent on the COVID-19 situation across Thailand. While we update this article regularly to the best of our ability, we cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions.

Learn more about our travel guide for Phuket island here

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Also known as the Nine Emperor Gods Festival or the Kin Jay Festival, the Phuket Vegetarian Festival is an annual event celebrated primarily by the Chinese community in Thailand and throughout Southeast Asia.

Running for nine days, the vegetarian festival in Phuket is considered by many to be the most extreme and bizarre of festivals in Thailand. The Phuket Vegetarian Festival could be Thailand's answer to the Tamil festival of Thaipusam celebrated in neighboring Malaysia. Devotees not only adopt a special diet for the holiday, a select few participants prove their devotion by practicing self-mutilation.

Some of the feats performed include piercing cheeks with swords, walking on nails or hot coals, and climbing ladders made of knife blades! Most participants miraculously heal up without needing stitches or medical care.

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Buddhist Lent Day (Thailand Wan Khao Phansa, Laos Boun Khao Phansa) is the start of the three-month period during the rainy season when monks are required to remain in a particular place such as a monastery or temple grounds. Here, they will meditate, pray, study, and teach other young monks. In the past, monks were not even allowed to leave the temple, but today, most monks just refrain from traveling during this period. You will still see them out during the day.

It is said that monks started remaining immobile in a temple during this time because they wanted to avoid killing insects and harming farmland. Apparently, traveling monks were crossing through fields, thus destroying the crops of villagers and farmers. After catching wind of this, Buddha decided that in order to avoid damaging crops, hurting insects, or harming themselves during the rainy season, monks should remain in their temples during these three months.

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The Hmong New Year celebration is a cultural tradition that takes place annually in select areas where large Hmong communities exist and in a modified form where smaller communities come together. During the New Year's celebration, Hmong dress in traditional clothing and enjoy Hmong traditional foods, dance, music, bull fights, and other forms of entertainment. Hmong New Year celebrations have Hmong ethnic traditions and culture and may also serve to educate those who have an interest in Hmong tradition. Hmong New Year celebrations frequently occur in November and December (traditionally at the end of the harvest season when all work is done), serving as a Thanksgiving holiday for the Hmong people.

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Thailand never fails to amaze its thousands of visitors with the most vibrant festivals that are sure to delight them by offering glimpses into the heritage and traditions of the country. Each month offers an exciting opportunity to be a part of these festivals. From kids to adults and old-aged people, locals have the time of their lives during these festivities. Considered to be one of the best ways to relish a memorable time in what is already known as an incredible country, these festivals in Thailand are the most popular ones to be a part of.

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Magha Puja (also written as Makha Bucha Day) is the third most important Buddhist festival, celebrated on the full moon day of the third lunar month in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Sri Lanka and on the full moon day of Tabaung in Myanmar. It celebrates a gathering that was held between the Buddha and 1,250 of his first disciples, which, according to tradition, preceded the custom of periodic recitation of discipline by monks.

On the day, Buddhists celebrate the creation of an ideal and exemplary community, which is why it is sometimes called Saṅgha Day, the Saṅgha referring to the Buddhist community, and for some Buddhist schools this is specifically the monastic community. In Thailand, the Pāli term Māgha-pūraṇamī is also used for the celebration, meaning 'to honor on the full moon of the third lunar month'.

Finally, some authors referred to the day as the Buddhist All Saints Day. 

In pre-modern times, Magha Puja has been celebrated by some Southeast Asian communities. But it became widely popular in the modern period, when it was instituted in Thailand by King Rama IV in the mid-19th century. From Thailand, it spread to other South and Southeast Asian countries. Presently, it is a public holiday in some of these countries.

It is an occasion when Buddhists go to the temple to perform merit-making activities, such as alms giving, meditation and listening to teachings. It has been proposed in Thailand as a more spiritual alternative to the celebration of Valentine's Day.

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