Grand Buddhas and a Grand Palace

From Bangkok’s Grand Palace and reclining Buddha to the scented forests of Chiang Mai, Thailand’s magic is addictive and distinct. Experience energetic city life at its floating markets and from the back of a tuk tuk, then slow things down in a peaceful Buddhist temple or on a longtail boat ride. But that’s only half the story, Thailand is often at its most enticing in its countryside, as in the evergreen forests and waterfalls of Sai Yok National Park and gentle uplands of Doi Mae Salong. Whether you’re discovering the River Kwai’s wartime history, exploring the ruins of Ayutthaya, or simply tucking into street food, a visit to Thailand is a hugely fulfilling experience.