Thailand - The Pure Breaks Top Picks
Discover pristine beaches and luxury hotels and from the ancient temples and street food to magnificent palaces, you’ve got every excuse for a holiday to Thailand.
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Whether it be down the vibrant streets of Bangkok, in the mist-covered mountains and hill-top rice paddies of the northern tip, or down on the palm-fringed wild tropical beaches of the Similan Islands, Thailand will never disappoint you. If it’s a relaxing getaway you’re seeking, it’s worth mentioning that Thailand is world-renowned for luxury spas and coastal retreats, each with its own take on wellbeing and mindfulness – the perfect place to unwind and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Bangkok, Thailand’s vibrant capital, is filled with delicate shrines that contrast with glistening skyscrapers that tower above the dazzling city lights. Bangkok looms over a network of canals, or khlongs, where visitors can experience the unique floating markets. Boats carry an abundance of fresh produce and street food for you to purchase. Seize the chance to chat with local vendors and learn about traditional cuisine. You can even rent your own boat and paddle along the waterways as you explore this buzzing hub of culture and excitement.
The capital city is also home to Thailand’s incredible Grand Palace, which houses a collection of elegant and intricately decorated buildings, including the golden Phra Ubosot, also known as The Chapel of The Emerald Buddha, where visitors can view a precious statue of the most important Buddha image in Thailand, carved from Jasper. The statue has three golden outfits, designed for the summer, rainy season and winter, which were made between the reign of King Rama I and King Rama III. Three times each year, the King of Thailand marks the dawn of the new season by changing the Emerald Buddha’s outfit.
The Grand Palace is guarded by six pairs of Demon Guardians, ornate guardians said to protect the Emerald Buddha. The statues are painted in a range of bold colours with incredible attention to detail. Thailand’s temples are all exquisite, with stunning displays of architecture including The Sanctuary of Truth in Pattaya, the ancient Wat Mahathat, and Khmer ruins from the 11th and 12th centuries.
Thailand is home to a selection of brilliant national parks, including Doi Inthanon where guests can see the country’s highest peak, Khao Yai National Park – one of Asia’s largest monsoon forests, and Sai Yok National Park – home to several beautiful waterfalls and caves where rare animals dwell.
Travellers can learn about the importance of conservation and animal rescue at the Elephant Nature Park in the Chiang Mai province in Northern Thailand. The park is a safe refuge for elephants, dogs, cats and buffalo, which are cared for by dedicated volunteers. Additionally, Elephant Nature Park is part of a rewilding project that aims to restore the mountain rainforest and keep the ecosystem balanced so that wildlife can thrive.
The white sand beaches and picturesque islands of Thailand make for a perfect island paradise. Travel between idyllic areas of natural beauty where you can soak in the sun, enjoy thrilling watersports and listen to the sounds of the ocean. Visit the weekend night markets at Patang Beach, experience outstanding snorkelling and diving at Ko Phi Phi Lee, savour a refreshing picnic beside Na Muang Waterfall on Koh Samui island, and dance all night at one of Koh Pha Ngan’s famous Full Moon Parties.
Take a local cooking class in Bangkok, visit the historic Bridge over the River Kwai, get up close with endangered elephants at a local sanctuary and wander down bustling streets lined with street-food stalls as you breathe in the fragrant spices and the tropical warm air. Thailand will raise a glass to your expectations, and set them soaring.
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