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[SPONSORED CONTENT] Thailand fuses the exoticism of the Orient with first-world comforts to create an ever-appealing package.

Published on Oct 27, 2017

MOST TRAVELERS KICK OFF THEIR ADVENTURE in the “Kingdom of Smiles” in the capital, Bangkok, an exhilarating city where tradition and modernity collide.





Wat Arun, along the Chao Phraya River

Get your bearings with a ride on the Chao Phraya River, which passes some must-see sights, including the ornate Grand Palace and Wat Pho, a majestic temple famous for its 46-metre-long reclining Buddha. A host of riverside restaurants make fine refuges for sunset over Wat Arun, or the “Temple of Dawn.”

Other Bangkok highlights include its vibrant markets. Charter a tuk-tuk, the city’s iconic form of transport, to buzzing retail hubs such as Rot Fai Market, Artbox, Chatuchak and JJ Green Market.

Though Thailand’s second city, Chiang Mai is a world removed from Bangkok. In the northern foothills, the city has hundreds of sacred temples, including Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Chedi Luang. These holy relics, as well as the city’s moated old quarter with its lively night market and its location near beautiful waterfalls and Doi Inthanon National Park make Chiang Mai special. Zip line with Flight of the Gibbon, and whizz through the jungle canopy.


Flight of the Gibbon

No visit to Thailand, of course, is complete without beach action. Amazing stretches of sand abound throughout the nation, but no resort is handier than Pattaya, two hours from Bangkok’s international airport. The rambunctious coastal town has myriad sights and attractions. Enjoy watery thrills at Cartoon Network Waterpark, do a skydive, or chill at the city’s award-winning Botanical Garden. The city’s legendary nightlife comes alive on its famous Walking Street while Thailand’s amazing beauty is best observed from Khao Pattaya Viewpoint or on Koh Larn: a chunk of island paradise just a short boat ride away.


Cartoon Network Waterpark, in Pattaya

With beautiful landscapes, amazing food and friendly people sprinkled liberally throughout the country, it’s no wonder Thailand continues to capture the hearts of visitors.


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