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The Land of Smiles

Thailand is known as the Land of Smiles, thanks to the welcoming nature of the Thai people. But there’s so much more to the country than friendly faces and welcoming people.

Thailand in a nutshell


Mixed in with the religious landmarks is one of the world’s most bussling capitals. Bangkok is a modern strobe-like city, where motorways often have12 lanes, markets have upward of 18,000 stalls, and restaurants, hotels and shops are so concentrated, you’ll never be more than 50 metres away from one.

When is the best time to go to Thailand?

November and early April. Although the climate varies throughout Thailand, you can visit all year round. The best time to travel is during the cool and dry season between November and early April. o note that In the south, the climate differs between the eastern and western coasts.

What to do and see, where to stay
Bangkok holds an infinite number of places to see and things to do satisfying every traveller’s interest. the 12th Avenue hotel in Sukhumvit can show you the best of the city'ssites to see.

Thailand's Beaches and islands

Then there’s the coast. In the Krabi province alone, there are 100 miles of soft sandy beaches many of which are backed by now famous photogenic rock formations.

In the Khao Lak area, the sands get swallowed up by national parks a few hundred metres from the shoreline. In Phuket, meanwhile, there’s a real mix. While the empty beaches in Mai Khao let you live off gridfor a while, the ones in Patong invite you to a permanent 24/7party. See 9 Thailand Beaches You Need to See Before You Die.





Durham is closer than you think

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