Thailand The Land of Smiles | Designer Travel

Thailand has something for everyone to discover.  Known as the ‘Land of Smiles’, Thailand’s people are renowned for their friendliness and hospitality.  With many unique attractions on offer, why not take a twin centre holiday, combining a city stay with a each resort?

Bangkok;  Bangkok is a city that really is larger than life.  A curious blend of the traditional east with the modern west.  every street in Bangkok holds a surprise.  Bangkok has emerged as a major world city with a sheer dynamism that is intoxicating.  Traditional  Thai life is never very far away just moments from the city centre communities live in stilt houses by the river, using skills that have not changed in centuries.

Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai ;  The north of Thailand is a have away from the heat of the beaches. Here the scenic hills and emerald green fields create a stunning backdrop to the cities of Chiang Mai and Chang Rai.  Thailand’s second largest city.  Chiang Mai offers impressive monasteries and temples and is a great base for elephant trekking and hiking trails.  Chang Rai is home to many of Thailand’s hill tribes whose traditions and customs remain intact.  It is a ideal place to visit for the more adventurous traveller.

Phuket ; An island of contrasts, Phuket has much to offer its visitors. Just a 70 minute flight from Bangkok and known as the Pearl of the Andaman Sea, it is one of the most beautiful islands in Asia.  Thailand’s most popular beach destination has everything you could possibly want from a holiday, whether you are looking for a quiet corner to enjoy a romantic retreat or an action packed time with plenty of colourful night life.  Phuket has it all.

Koh Samui ; If  you are looking for long white sandy beaches, majestic green coconut palms and warm, azure blue crystal clear water, then Koh Smui is ideal for you.  The beautiful little island in the Gulf of Thailand is becoming r and more popular amongst travellers, but even tourism has not managed to spoil the island’s idyllic charm.

Pattaya;  Pattaya is one of Asia’s best known beach resorts, which caters with equal appeal to couples and single visitors who want a bustling lively resort.   Many shops, bars and nightclubs, however travel south of Pattaya to find a quieter less crowded waters.

Hua Hin ; original beach resort is no palm-fringed castaway island .  Delightful mix of city and sea with a cosmopolitan ambience, lively markets, tasty street eats, long beaches,

My Recommendation;

Twin centre to get the best of city and beach.  Hotel Royal Orchid Sheraton Bangkok/ Banyan Tree Phuket. or Centara Grand resort & villas in Hua Hin

Alternative;  why not go try  one of the many cruises around the Far East an exotic blend of cultures, varied landscapes and ancient treasures.

Food; Green Thai curry and the most sweetest pineapples , Thailand’s drinks are just flamboyant and delicious, try the Cha Yen to locals, Thai Ice Tea.

Excursions; Damnern Saduak floating market from Bangkok/elephant trek with river rafting from Chiang Mai /golden triangle and hilltribes from Chiang Rai.






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