Thailand: a country of contrasts

by Jules on August 28, 2013

When you think of a country like Thailand, chances are you think of the vibrant capital Bangkok and the beautiful white beaches of the coast. These features are certainly exceptional and worth including in any itinerary to this exotic and beautiful country.

But in Thailand there is simply so much to see that even a seasoned traveller may not know about. If you are an independently-minded traveller you probably want to plan your own programme for a visit to Thailand so that you can experience the popular attractions alongside hidden gems for a truly unforgettable holiday experience.

Freedom Asia do Thailand holiday packages (http://www.freedomasia.co.uk/destinations/thailand/) which literally combine the best of both worlds in Thailand. If you fancy combining city escapes and a beach break in one holiday, consider it done! You also get the best of both words in the sense that you provide the imagination and your tour operator provides the practical know-how to create the trip of your dreams.

Buzzing Bangkok

This exciting city is a great base for a tour of Thailand. Whether temples, shopping, markets or simply soaking up the atmosphere are your thing, you are spoilt for choice in Bangkok. At night, restaurants, bars and clubs come to life and you can enjoy a spot of shopping in the night-time markets. It is a base you will always enjoy coming back to.

Peaceful Phuket

This famous resort island is surrounded by white beaches with its interior covered in rainforest. There is a selection of quiet resorts which contrast with Patong: the lively beachfront centre which offers shopping and nightlife after a day of sunbathing.

Beaches of the Northern Gulf

Just a few hours from your Bangkok base are Thailand’s stunning Northern Gulf beaches. There are resorts to suit all tastes here, whether you like to party or prefer a peaceful sunset.

Temples and jungle

Northern Thailand is an entirely different experience from the beach and urban areas. Rich in ancient temple sites, verdant jungle and indigenous hill populations, a visit to this region of Thailand provides a deeper insight into the country’s charms.

Mix and match

Obviously how much of Thailand you get to see depends on the length of time you plan to stay in the country and what sort of break you are taking. With a good travel professional you will manage to create an itinerary for a holiday which you will remember for years to come, regardless of whether you are staying for one week or one month.

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