Thailand

Thailand is honestly one of my favourite countries and I’m not alone.

For many, Thailand is their first experience with travelling and everyone falls in love with the people, culture and variety of destinations right at your fingertips.

Thailand is relaxed, cheap and full of like-minded travellers who are island hopping, exploring the big cities and becoming accustomed to Thai life.

Railay

Pronounced Rai Leh, this idyllic peninsula in south Thailand is magical because it is only accessible by boat due to the high and iconic limestone cliffs.

You can expect beautiful beaches, a quiet relaxing atmosphere and plenty of rock climbers. Thailand is a very laid back country and Railay is a perfect example of this. There are no high-rise developments, office blocks or even western infrastructure which is utterly charming. Much of the waterfront has been developed into bungalows for travellers which do take away from the exclusion many crave from Thailand but it is becoming a popular tourist spot.

Railay is perfect for those wanting to island hop and enjoy a bit of relaxation whilst bathing on the beautiful beaches and enjoying cocktails that literally cost you £2.

Railay - Thailand

Kanchanaburi

Located in western Thailand, Kanchanaburi is well known for its beautiful scenery and accessibility to national parks and waterfalls. Kanchanaburi is probably best known for the Bridge over the River Kwai that is linked with the historic Death Railway to Burma which attracts many visitors wanting to learn a little more about the history.

There are several museums and war cemeteries in Kanchanaburi which is ideal for those travellers keen on learning a little more about the history of the country.

A little further our from Kanchanaburi you can find several national parks, including Erawan and Srinakarind National Parks, which offer beautiful scenery, waterfalls and caves.

Kanchanaburi - Camel Stories

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is nestled between the mountains of northern Thailand and is an upcoming city, becoming more and more popular with backpackers.

Boasting lush landscapes, hill tribes and outdoor adventures, the region of Chiang Mai is a beautiful destination that all travellers should explore.

The fusion between modern and historic Thailand is perfectly balanced in Chiang Mai with plenty of temples standing tall between the old city walls.

Chiang Mai - Camel Stories

Bangkok

Bangkok is by far the most popular destination. It’s the biggest city in the country and a buzzing epicentre of Thailand.

In comparison to the rest of Thailand which is serene, uninterrupted and an escape, Bangkok is a shock to all the senses. It’s loud, bright and full on.

You find bars, clubs, hundreds of restaurants and so much more in the capital. Bangkok is a city everyone should visit at least once and although it’s not everyone’s taste, we implore you to visit.

Overall Thailand is an incredible country, its safe, beautiful and so diverse. From your first trip to those who visit yearly, it’s no surprise why Thailand is one of the most popular destinations for travellers around the world.

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