Welcome to Thailand
Thailand, a country resplendent in its colourful mix of ancient culture, breathtaking natural environments and mysterious archaeological wonders, never ceases to amaze those who visit. With its spectacular mountainous scenery and archaeological wonders of the northern regions to the unspoiled beaches and pristine islands of its south, Thailand abundantly combines ancient culture with natural wonders.
As the heart of South East Asia, Thailand is a natural gateway to Indochina, Myanmar, Malaysia and Southern China. Consisting of 76 provinces and embracing a rich diversity of cultures and traditions, The Kingdom of Thailand is a constitutional monarchy with His Majesty the King recognised as Head of State, Head of the Armed Forces, Upholder of the Buddhist religion and Upholder of all religions.
Bangkok, Thailand's capital city and political, commercial and cultural heart, showcases as a modern and cosmopolitan city steeped in ancient traditions and stunning sights. With a population of ten million people residing in this vibrant city, Bangkok offers world class hotels, sensational restaurants, together with modern and vibrant shopping experiences.
With some 400 glittering Buddhist temples, traditional dance extravaganzas, timeless canals and endless nightlife, Bangkok presents a host of cultural activity. Why not visit the old city centre with its Grand Palace, steeped in history from when King Rama I took the throne as the first monarch of the Chakri Dynasty in 1781, or explore the Royal Chapel, Wat Phra Kaeo, housing the Emerald Buddha, the most sacred Buddha image in Thailand.
Interested in shopping, Bangkok has never looked so good. From the Siam Square Area, the main shopping district of the Thai capital with its myriad of large department stores to Bangkok's vibrant and lively market experiences, you are sure to enjoy its value and range.
Tempted to get away from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, then Thailand is naturally divided into four main regions. The mountainous North offers a wealth of stunning scenery combining magnificent forests, waterfalls and caves, with ancient culture and fascinating people. From its tourism epicentre of Chang Mai, this region envelopes visitors in its indigenous culture, ancient architecture and temples, to colourful handicrafts and pristine natural resources.
The high Northeast Plateau guards many of Thailand's archaeological and anthropological wonders with world heritage sites like Ban Chiang at Udon Thani believed to be where the world's first Bronze Age civilization flourished more than 5,000 years ago, to the ancient city of Fa Daet Song Yan with the largest concentration of dinosaur fossils in Thailand.
Thailand's Central Plain offers visitors a wide array of activities. From its picturesque East Coast including favourite beachside playgrounds like Pattaya, today a vibrant beachside destination from dawn to dust, to its capital city Bangkok, a vibrant and sophisticated city.
The peninsular South is an area saturated in unspoiled beaches and island discoveries. Here you will find tourism meccas like the world famous Phi Phi Islands located in the Krabi region with its idyllic beaches and islands, complemented by the warmth of village communities.
Whatever you choose, we are sure Thailand will be a memorable experience. Enjoy!