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Welcome to Thailand, one of the most charming Asian countries for a holiday! Rich in history and culture, former Siam features amazing landscapes and beautiful architecture.

Walk along the canals of the capital city, Bangkok, discover its alleys full of traditional boutiques and little shops, where beautiful handicraft products are sold. Take a break in one of its wok and taste the local specialties to regenerate yourself and continue exploring the country, getting lost among temples and gardens. When you get here, you'll immediately have the feeling that this is a world apart!

Thailand boasts well-designed and well-planned botanical gardens, where you can take a breath far from the chaotic, even if intriguing, metropolitan cities. It also hosts uncountable Buddhist temples, where times seems to have stopped, and mysticism and tradition reign supreme. You will be fascinated by amazing golden roofs, which sparkle under the sun, and the glimmering Buddha statues.

Marvel at the ancient Khmer architecture in Ayutthaia, travel back in time while visiting wonderful Sukhothai ruins, declared Unesco's World Heritage Site, and then enjoy a rejuvenating walk among the ricefields, the floating markets, the white sandy beaches and the crystal-clear sea.

Indeed, Thailand is not only the perfect destination for those who love history, art and culture, but also for those who want to relax and escape from everyday life. Thailand boasts several small, wild and fascinating islands, where you will enjoy beautiful emerald sea and  breath-taking beaches.

Discover our travel ideas or design your dream trip to Thailand from scratch with the help of our local travel experts: they know all the secrets of this fascinating country and you can be sure that they will make your vacation unique.

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  • Tour of North Thailand and Mekong with farm stay experience lucia-de-santis Travel proposals

    Tour | group | 6 days | No flight

    Tour of North Thailand and Mekong with farm stay experience

    A tour of Thailand dedicated to those who want to get in touch with the local culture experiencing daily life with a Thai family, staying overnight in a farm in the province of Chiang Rai: a unique way to feel at home while not being at home. Departure every Tuesday from Chiang Mai.   The tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 participants up to a maximum of 8 participants. 
    All activities in the farm stay will be carried out by local people who live inside it and speak ...

    Visited places: Chiang Rai, Chiang Khong, Phayao, Chiang Mai

    from 758 €

  • Easy Thailand unguided tour lucia-de-santis Travel proposals

    Tour | group | 4 days | No flight

    Easy Thailand unguided tour

    An itinerary dedicated to all those who want to visit Thailand in total freedom with a small van available for small groups and only the driver for stops during the program. The itinerary is designed to enjoy the classic sightseeing of the north of the country aboard a minivan together with other travelers. The only lunch included is that at a local farm in the magnificent region of Maeslong in Chiang Rai province. Departure every Tuesday from Chiang Rai. The tour is guaranteed with ...

    Visited places: Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai

    from 302 €

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  • Geography of Thailand

    Thailand is the 51 st largest country in the world in terms of total surface area, slightly smaller than Yemen and little bigger than Spain. It's divided up into 76 provinces - Changwat in Thai language - assembled in 5 groups subdivided into localities. There are also two special districts : the capital city Bangkok and Pattaya. Each province is divided into districts, which are further subdivided into sub-districts. Some parts of the provinces bordering Bangkok are also named Greater Bangkok. These provinces are Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan, Nakhon Pathom and Samut Sakhon. The name of each chief town is the same of that of the province itself. For example, the capital city of Chiang Mai province is Mueang Chiang Mai, better known simply as Chiang Mai. Thailand includes several different geographic regions, partly corresponding to the groups of provinces. The north of the country is the mountainous area of Thai plateaus, whose highest point is Doi Inthanon, 2565 m above ...
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  • Weather in Thailland

    Climate in Thailand can be described as tropical and humid, in most of the country and during most of the year. The area north of Bangkok has a climate that can be divided into three seasons, while the southern part of Thailand only has two. In the north of Thailand the seasons are clearly defined. From November to May the climate is generally dry. In this period, in February and March, temperatures may be the highest of the year. From November to May instead, also due to the monsoon of the north-east of the country, weather is windier. The other season goes from May to November and is dominated by the monsoon of the south-east of the country, making rainfalls in the north more frequent. The southern area of Thailand only has two seasons - one dry and one wet. These seasons do not come simultaneously on the eastern and western side of the peninsula. On the western coast the south-west monsoon brings rain and often heavy storms from April to October, while on the eastern coast the ...
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  • Thai cuisine

    Thai cuisine  features simple dishes with strong aromatic ingredients and several spicy dishes. It changes considerably from region to region and 4 different types of Thai cuisine can be found, each with a different influence based on the area they come from: the typical northern cuisine, for example, has Burmese influences, that of the east is influenced by Vietnam and Cambodia, while in the south you can find dishes that are very similar to those of Malaysian cuisine.  Rice  appears almost in all Thai specialties and is used as a side dish to the main course. Soups, noodles and salads complete the picture and while simply walking down any street in Thailand you can find restaurants, bars and small stands where any kind of delicacy is prepared.  Chili pepper  is another common ingredient in Thai cuisine; in fact, you can taste dishes that are much spicier than what you are used to. Every time you want to try something new, you'd ...
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  • Art and culture in Thailand

    Thai culture was modelled by many factors and its traditions incorporate huge influences from India, China, Cambodia and the rest of the Asian south-east. Thailand's national religion is Buddhism, which has evolved over time including many regional beliefs, from Hinduism to other more ancient cults. The official calendar is based on the oriental version of the Buddhist era, which is 543 years ahead of the Gregorian (Western) version. Different ethnic groups, many of which marginalized, populate Thailand. Some of these groups flock to Burma, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia and have absorbed their traditional local culture, Thai culture and cultural influences from all over the world. Numerous groups of expatriated Chinese make up a significant part of Thai society, in particular near Bangkok and the Chinatown district. Their fruitful integration allowed this group to reach respectable positions within Thai society, economy and politics. Architecture in Thailand Traditional Thai ...
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  • Nightlife in Thailand

    Thailand is famous all over the world for its nightlife and Bangkok is regarded as a city that never sleeps, since it has much to offer to those who want to have fun here. You can start from a  rooftop bar  at sundown, a bar on top of a skyscraper offering the chance to sip a drink from the 50 th storey of a building while enjoying breath-taking views of Bangkok. The most famous is the  Sky Bar where a popular scene of the movie The Hangover was shot; while other interesting bars are Vertigo, Cloud 47 and Bluesky. The area of Khao San Road is popular with backpackers. A long road full of clubs, bars and discos playing loud music in the streets.This area is crowded with few Thai residents and plenty of tourists, attracted by the relatively low prices. Other famous and more transgressive areas in Bangkok are Silom, Nana and Sukhumvit. Bangkok is a city where you never get bored and there are many activities on offer. Even if the first impression can be negative, ...
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  • The temples in Thailand

    The temples in Bangkok are one of the main unmissable attractions when you decide to visit Thailand. Majestic, colorful and crowded with tourists from all over the world, the temples are sacred places of worship for the entire Thai population and for the monks living inside the Wat - temple in the Thai language. If you decide to visit some of these temples, in the morning they are usually less crowded and especially temperatures are still acceptable. Seeing all the Wats in Bangkok is practically impossible since there are more than 400 in the entire city, but in the following list you will find the ones that shouldn't be missed when you visit the capital city. Most of the temples are situated around the Grand Palace, the royal palace of Bangkok, so it's simple to see them all in one day. Remember to bring a camera and wear long trousers and a shirt covering your shoulders, as a form of respect to enter the temples. Wat Phra Kaew: Also known as "the Temple of the Emerald Buddha", ...
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  • Bangkok markets

    Bangkok is a vibrant and modern city which still offers much in terms of traditions. In every corner you can find stalls selling everything from street food to clothes and electronic objects and much else. In some areas of the city there are very characteristical markets and some of these have become very popular. Visiting one of these markest is a good chance to buy some curios at knockdown prices and a good way to watch Thai life with your own eyes. Here are the markets you shouldn't miss during your stay in Bangkok! Chatuchak Weekend Market: Chatuchak market is one of the largest in the world and here you can find really everyting at a very cheap price. As the name itself suggests, the market is open only on Saturday and Sunday and it's recommended to arrive in the morning to avoid the crowd of tourists and afternoon visitors. Given the size, the market is divided into different sections where you can find souvenirs, handmade objects, clothes, food and drinks, homeware, plants ...
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  • Bangkok: what to do

    Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand, a metropolis which combines tradition and modernity; a journey through Buddhist temples, skyscrapers, traditional markets and an incredible nightlife. Bangkok is a city you either love or hate. As soon as you step in this huge city you are overwhelmed by countless sensations that can have a negative influence on your first impression. But after a few days walking the streets of the city, you will get a better idea of the so-called City of Angels.  Chaos, traffic, moderate prices, majestic temples, shopping centers, skyscrapers and crazy nightlife: in Bangkok you can really find all sorts of things and there are all sorts of activities for people of all ages.  Bangkok temples are one of the main unmissable attractions when you decide to travel to Thailand. Majestic, colorful and crowded with tourists from all over the world, they are also a sacred place of worship for all Thai population and the monks living inside the Wat ...
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  • Phuket: what to see

    The biggest and most picturesque island in Thailand has much to offer to all kinds of travellers, let's see which are Phuket 's main attractions. The island of Phuket, situated on the west coast of the Andaman Sea, is the biggest island in Thailand and one of the most picturesque thanks to its dream sunsets and many activities on offer. The best season to visit Phuket is from December to March, when it doesn't rain and the weather is milder. The other months of the year are known as the rainiest months. In 2004 a violent tsunami destroyed many areas of the island, in particolar the ones close to the coast. The areas of Patong and Kata, two of the most popular tourist destinations in the island were completely destroyed and only a year later, in 2005, all business activities returned to normal. Today no signs of that tragedy are left and everything has been rebuilt to continue receiving tourists and travellers from all over the world. For those who love beaches and sea, Phuket is ...
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  • Chiang Mai: what to do

    The biggest city in the North of Thailand and second biggest after Bangkok, Chiang Mai has a very peculiar feel, impressing all visitors. Anyone who arrives in Chiang Mai falls for this place which offers many activities for all tastes. Chiang Mai is one of the most beautiful and important cities in all Thailand. In ancient times, it was the capital city of the Kingdom of Lanna and played a strategic role in the north of the country. Nowadays Chiang Mai has managed to renovate itself and grow without losing its charm, offering much to all the people who visit the city. Chiang Mai, meaning new city, has in fact become one of the most modern cities in Thailand and thousands of visitors come here every year, some even deciding to stay. Sorrounded by the mountains which make weather less sultry and humid if compared to Bangkok, Chiang Mai is regarded as one of the best places to live in Thailand thanks to a relatively low cost of living. The atmosphere is very relaxed, especially ...
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  • The most beautiful islands in Thailand

    Postcard beaches, palm trees, exuberant vegetation and a welcoming population: Thailand is the ideal destination for a dream honeymoon or a relaxing getaway away from it all. With its more than 100 islands, it lends itself well to a beach holiday, thanks to its beaches which are undoubtedly the most beautiful in the world, where to practice snorkeling, diving, sailing or simply sunbathing without a single thought. Difficult to make a ranking of the most beautiful islands of Thailand, since they are all fabulous. Here is a selection of the most famous, where you can spend an unforgettable holiday in Thailand !
     
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Why visit Thailand

Are you fascinated by the temples, pagodas and beautiful beaches of Thailand? Our local travel experts know all the secrets of this charming land and are at your disposal to help you design the perfect trip for you! The spirit of this country, beautifully located South East Asia, is summarized by the word “thai”  which means free, and it is the way in which the inhabitants are called. Its capital city is Bangkok, a city of dramatic contrats, home to tall modern skyscrapers and ancient traditional temples.

Its geography is characterized by different morphological features. The mountains are located to the north, where the majestic Mekong River flows. The central part features a wide and fertile valley while the Gulf of Siam and the Andaman Sea are dotted by countless beautiful islands with the most amazing beaches you could find on Earth. Most of them are white sandy beaches lapped by a crystal-clear sea. The most beautiful and popular beaches include Kata Beach, Koh Lipe, Patong Beach, Railay Bay and Cho Chang. Each one is a breath-taking scenery, offering visitors a unique chance to relax and enjoy the wonders of nature while serenely drinking a fresh cocktail or enjoying the typical Thai cuisine

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