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  • Buddha Statues are everywhere in Thailand. Be sure to take lots of photos on your Thailand vacation packages.
  • A lotus in the hand of a golden Buddha
  • The Grand Palace of Bangkok at night is a stunning inclusion for your Thailand vacation.
  • Phra Singh temple in Chiang Mai is a must for all trips to Thailand.
  • Farmers harvesting rice
  • The long-tail boat is native to Southeast Asia and is a great addition for all Thailand tours.

What is it about Thailand that makes it a major tourist destination? It could be the world famous mouth-watering cuisine, the exotic culture with its magnificent temples and palaces, the spectacular scenery which includes the multitude of pristine white sand beaches and turquoise seas, majestic mountains, fast flowing rivers wending their way through jungles or its long history and interesting archaeological sites. 

Perhaps it’s the friendly welcome from the Thai people. Thailand is often called the land of smiles and rightly so. The people will make an impression on you with their gentleness and polite, respectful approach. Perhaps this involves the major religion here, Buddhism which is all pervasive. Avery revered person is the King of Thailand and that is why the country is called the Kingdom of Thailand with its constitutional monarchy 

It might be helpful to consider Thailand as having 3 different specific geographical areas of interest. The first would naturally be the city of Bangkok which is a must inclusion on your Thailand vacation. With its teeming life and natural abundance of energy where temples sit side by side with canals and markets. It is one of Asia's most cosmopolitan cities with magnificent temples and palaces, authentic canals, busy markets and a vibrant nightlife that has something for everyone.

Some of the more important venues and activities include the following. The Grand Palace complex, the official residence of the Kings of Siam since 1782, situated right on the Chao Phraya River is a must see as is a cruise on the river itself. Perhaps take one of the ferries sailing up and down the river from which you can get on and off at leisure at any of the sites along the way. . On the riverbanks, you can also visit the Wat Pho Temple with its Reclining Buddha, the Wat Phra Kaeo Temple with its Emerald Buddha and the Wat Arun Temple also known as the Temple of Dawn. 

Thai boats on the beachWorth a visit is the Jim Thompson House, the CIA-operative's mansion assembled by combining six traditional Thai-style houses and the Vimanmek Mansion, the largest golden teakwood house in the world. The street markets and night bazaars are second to none and offer a wide array of merchandise at excellent prices.

The second area of interest would be a visit to Northern Thailand perhaps travelling overland via such ancient cities as Sukhothai, a world heritage site and the first capital of Thailand dating back to the 13th Century with its restored temples and monuments and nearby Ayuthaya, another world heritage site and previous capital with extensive archaeological discoveries. 

Close to Bangkok are two very interesting side trips, both of which are included on most trips to Thailand. The first is the Kanchanaburi region famous as the place where the “Bridge over the River Kwai” was located. Here you can visit the bridge, the cemetery and stay overnight in a floating hotel. The other is to travel to Damnoen Saduak to experience a traditional floating market and also visit the Rose Garden for a show including Thai traditional dancing, Thai boxing and musical entertainment. Although there are many beach resorts throughout Thailand, mainly in the south of the country, there are a few which are not too far from Bangkok such as Pattaya, Hua Hin, Ko Samet and Ko Chang.  

Chiang Mai is the principal city in the north where the ambience is much more serene than that of Bangkok. It is surrounded by mountains and lush countryside and is known as the "Rose of the North". Inside Chiang Mai's remaining city walls are more than 30 temples dating back to the founding of the principality. The famous Night Bazaar is a must visit especially during the amazing Loy Krathong Festival in November. The locals say you have not experienced Chiang Mai until you have seen the view from Doi Suthep, eaten a bowl of kao soi, and purchased an umbrella from Bo Sang. Definitely make time for a visit to Doi Suthep, a temple located on top of a mountain with wonderful panoramic views or to a local elephant camp to see the animals at work and play. Northern Thailand is also the region to visit with genuine hill tribes to experience how they live their separate existence from the rest of society. They originally migrated from neighbouring China, Tibet and Myanmar to the rural highlands of Northern Thailand to continue their traditional way of life as farmers in the mountains.  

Further north is Chiang Rai. It is an excellent base for exploring the region. Despite its relatively small population, Chiang Rai has respected universities and other civic facilities. It includes a good percentage of hill tribes and Myanmar exiles such as various varieties of the Karen tribe of people.

The Golden Triangle in the far north of Thailand is so called as it is where Laos, Myanmar and Thailand meet. The landscape is hilly and consists of lush jungle scenery through which the mighty Mekong River flows. 

Thai women in traditional Thai style dressThe third region is Thailand’s beach resorts in the south. With hundreds of beautiful tropical islands, Thailand has no shortage of fine beach resorts. These include Phuket on the west coast along with the quieter Phi Phi Islands reached by ferry from Phuket., Ko Samui and  Krabi on the east coast plus many others with their pure white sand and blue, green sea which can provide a stay and a fitting end to a sojourn in this exciting country. Most of the luxury beach resorts can be found on the islands of Koh Samui and Phuket.

If one of your favourite pastimes is golf, Thailand has a number of excellent courses. One of the best known is the Blue Canyon Golf Course in Phuket.  Bangkok, Pattaya and Chiang Mai also have good courses. Most of the scuba diving destinations are on the Andaman Sea on the South East coast of Thailand. The most famous ones are on the outstanding Similan Islands with truly excellent diving. Closer to the mainland you have very good diving opportunities around the Koh Lanta, Koh Phi Phi and Phuket Islands. 

So with the many varieties of reasons to visit, Thailand - "the land of smiles" offers something for everyone. Book your Thailand vacation today.... and put a smile on your face.

 

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Thailand Vacation Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Thailand.

Learn about the history and culture of Thailand, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Thailand's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Thailand for yourself. Start exploring… book a Thailand vacation today!

 

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  • Classic Thailand featuring Koh Samui

    A combination of three totally different aspects of Thailand – lively Bangkok with its Grand Palace and temples, Chiang Mai with its quiet charm and scenery and Ko Samui, a charming beach resort.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 995
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries, Island Resorts, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Classic Thailand featuring Phuket

    Start with exciting Bangkok, continue to charming Chiang Mai and finish in the fabled resort of Phuket. This perfect combination allows you to truly immerse yourself in this country of contrasts.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,002
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries, Island Resorts, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Classic South East Asia

    Standing out among Asia tours, this is the ideal itinerary for the independent traveler wanting a taste of the region. Start in exotic Bangkok, go on to vibrant Singapore, then enchanting Bali, finally ending in bustling Hong Kong.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,292
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries
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  • Amanpuri: Stay of Distinction

    There is a "place of peace" nestled amongst coconut palms which leads to a private crescent beach touching brilliant turquoise sea. This place is Amanpuri, on Thailand's jade green island of Phuket.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,575
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Island Resorts, Romance & Honeymoon, Stays of Distinction, VIP Luxury Touring
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  • Ancient Kingdoms of Siam

    Travel through the heart of old Siam on this Thailand tour that emphasises the cultural aspects of this ancient kingdom. You’ll also explore the history of the River Kwai, old Sukhothai, and Chiang Mai.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,212
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours
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  • Bangkok Chiang Mai Connector

    This wonderful overland journey connecting two cities visits Ayuthaya, the ancient capital with its impressive archaeological treasures and Sukhothai, first capital of the Thai Kingdom.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 741
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
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  • Bangkok for Foodies

    The Thai capital is one of the world’s top street food destinations. This short city break is packed with unique flavours and Thai culinary tradition, all ready to set your mouth watering in one of Asia’s great cities.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 505
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Bangkok to Singapore Luxury Train

    An unforgettable journey between Singapore and Bangkok on the renowned Eastern and Oriental Express. Travel through the Malaysian and Thai countryside while enjoying the special on-board services.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,058
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, VIP Luxury Touring
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  • Bangkok Wellness Package

    This week-long Bangkok vacation bases you at the health-focused Well Hotel. Relax and be pampered in between enjoying the best Bangkok has to offer in sightseeing, food, and culture.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 870
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Chiang Mai

    The past and present merge in this city rich in traditional heritage and culture. From temples to festivals and from handicrafts to local cuisines, Chiang Mai can’t fail to charm.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 261
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Chiang Rai & Golden Triangle

    This is where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos converge. Apart from beautiful spectacular landscapes, it is home to ancient settlements, Buddhist shrines, ethnic villages and exotic hill tribes.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 568
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
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  • Classic Thailand featuring Phuket incl. Airfare

    Start with exciting Bangkok, continue to charming Chiang Mai and finish in the fabled resort of Phuket. This perfect combination allows you to truly immerse yourself in this country of contrasts.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,649
    Trip Type:
    Air & Land Inclusive Getaways, Classic Itineraries, Locally Escorted Tours
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  • Colors of Chiang Mai (Bike Ride): Half Day, S.I.C.

    "Colors of Chiang Mai" is a 4-5 hour amazing cycling tour through the Southern part of Chiang Mai.
    Duration:
    5 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 55
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
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  • Discover Hong Kong and Bangkok incl. Airfare

    Discover two of the world’s great cities and culinary capitals on this Asian adventure. See the famous reclining Buddha at Wat Pho and sample the world’s best street food in Bangkok before heading to Hong Kong to shop for upscale fashion and feast on the best in international cuisine.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,249
    Trip Type:
    Air & Land Inclusive Getaways, City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Discover Hong Kong and Chiang Mai incl. Airfare

    Discover the charms of Hong Kong and northern Thailand on this Southeast Asian getaway. Explore the famous temples of Chiang Mai before feeding elephants in the nearby rainforest and zipping to Hong Kong to shop and dine to your heart’s content amidst the city’s towering skyscrapers.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,299
    Trip Type:
    Air & Land Inclusive Getaways, City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Discover Hong Kong and Phuket incl. Airfare

    Combine a world-famous island getaway with a visit to a world-class metropolis on this Southeast Asian discovery tour. Relax on the beaches of Phuket in southern Thailand before heading to Hong Kong to eat, drink, and sightsee to your heart’s content.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,549
    Trip Type:
    Air & Land Inclusive Getaways, City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
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  • East Thai Island Hopper

    Let the islands of Thailand immerse you in one of the world’s richest cultures on your beach vacation.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 546
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Island Resorts, Lodges & Beach Stays, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Elephant Hills Jungle Lake Safari

    Spend 2 nights at the Elephant Hills Jungle Safari Camp staying in luxury safari tents. Come close to elephants at the camp and explore the surrounding jungle by boat and on foot. Marvel at the unparalleled exotic tropical beauty of the region.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 576
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Independent Travel Modules, Safaris
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  • Elephant Hills Jungle Safari

    A unique experience in a luxury jungle camp in Khao Sok National Park, a tropical rainforest in Central Thailand, See amazing bird and animal life and enjoy camping in beautiful surroundings.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 525
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Exotic Bangkok

    A modern, sophisticated city and cultural treasure trove, Bangkok offers 400 glittering temples, an unparalled Royal Palace, amazing street markets and hidden waterways begging exploration.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 528
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Explore Northern Thailand

    The north offers places which are perhaps the true Thailand such as the ancient capital, Sukhothai, the traditional temple town of Lampang and the “Rose of the North’, Chiang Mai.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 930
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Small Group Tours
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  • Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai: Stay of Distinction

    With a background of terraced rice fields and mountains, this gem is located in a valley just outside the city. Add to this, Four Seasons’ flawless service and you have perfect symmetry.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,393
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules, Stays of Distinction
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  • Great Indochina Loop

    Experience something different every day on this fascinating in-depth adventure through Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam following the path of the mighty Mekong River.
    Duration:
    30 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,695
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Independent Travel Modules, Small Group Tours
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  • Half Day Afternoon: Bangkok Side-Walk (Foodies) Tour

    The best and tastiest way to fast-track your understanding of this city's cuisine, is to embark on a guided walking tour that includes sampling of the local food.
    Duration:
    5 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 133
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
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  • Hua Hin

    This traditional resort combines attractions of a modern destination with the charm and fascination of a still active fishing port. Hua Hin and Cha Am is a resort for both visitors and Thais.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 402
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules, Lodges & Beach Stays, Romance & Honeymoon
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