Prepare yourself as you will be captivated by Thailand a country which is coloured by a distinct culture, a rich and varied heritage it possesses a remarkable range of scenic beauty. Your flip flops along with a hat and sunscreen will be your vital ingredients as Thailand offers tropical weather year round. Where to start you say with a lot of wonderful attractions both inland and along the coastline which vary from beaches, natural forests, sightseeing and historical places. The main city and capital Bangkok would be the perfect starting point. Street stalls, delicious inexpensive food along with an exhilirating nightlife will be an experience not to forget. The old way of life still exists along the waterways and the floating market is still a sight to behold. Criss-crossing canals amongst scores of high-rises adds to the diversity of this city. The night markets at Patpong Road shouldn't be missed and a tuk tuk would be your best method of transport and make sure you put your bargaining hat on before your journey begins. Moving around this chaotic city will allow you to discover some of the most splendid sights and excellent shopping. Chiang Mai is the second largest city in Thailand and is located about 730 kilometres north of Bangkok. ... read more
Thailand has a tropical and humid climate for the majority of the year. In Northern Thailand, November to May is mostly dry with higher temperatures in March to May. From May through to November, the monsoon season causes heavier rainfall. In the south, the west coast experiences rain and often heavy storms from April through to Ocotober whereas the east coast experiences most rain between September and December. So it really depends on which area you are visiting as to when the best time to travel is!