Holidays to Thailand have become known as great for sunbathing by the pool or on the beach, which is true, however, there's so much more to do here. Water sports are thriving at destinations such as Phuket and Samui. Visitors can also choose from excellent golfing facilities and spa treatments.
There are magnificent palaces and temples - the Grand Palace in Bangkok is very ornate; Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn, gleams in the sunset making for glittering, glowing photographs.
Thailand Food & Drink
Delicious Thai dishes featuring freshly prepared ingredients are often adapted to suit the Western palate in tourist outlets - they can be particularly hot and spicy. Pad Thai has rice noodles and Gong Yen Pet is a hot red curry with chilli, shrimp paste and garlic.
If you fancy a local whisky try Mekong, or if rum's your tipple choose SamSong. Much-prized local beers include Singha and Singha Gold. Milk straight from the coconut shell is deemed particularly refreshing.
Khao Yai National Park is a World Heritage Site and the wildlife includes tigers and elephants. Here you can camp out, hike or climb the watchtowers in the evenings to see nocturnal species out and about.
Ti Lor Su Waterfall is an almost-hidden yet spectacular sight in the forest of "Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary."
The highest and largest in Thailand, the name means "loud waterfall" and is particularly apt for the powerful, roaring cascades you hear and their majestic natural beauty.