Thailand is situated in the heart of mainland Southeast Asia. Its capital city Bangkok holds over 10 per cent of the country’s population. The city is known as a shopping haven with an eclectic mix of restaurants and nightlife, however, it still retains an oriental charm. This beautiful country also offers travellers stunning scenery; everything from fertile rice fields in the central plains, rising mountains and valleys in the north, to sandy white beaches at famous island destinations such as Phuket in the south.
Travellers to Thailand will also be reminded of an ancient history shaped by war and imperialism, as well as an immersion of culture, faith and intriguing architecture.
Thailand is a must-see destination.
Time - Thailand is 3 hours behind Australian EST
Language - Thai is the official national language, however, English is widely spoken in the main cities.
Entry Requirements - Passports must be valid for six months beyond the length of stay. Visas are not required for Australian passport holders who stay less than 30 days.
The capital city of Thailand is one of Asia’s most vibrant and exciting cities, yet beneath all of the hustle and bustle, Bangkok offers a unique taste of Thai culture and history. Explore its ancient palaces and Buddhist temples hiding between the high-rise buildings.
KANCHANABURIJust north of Bangkok, Kanchanaburi is one of Thailand’s largest provinces and is known for its undeniable beauty. It is also a city rich in war history, and is where you can explore the Death Railway and the Bridge over the River Kwai.
AYUTTHAYAThe ancient city of Ayutthaya is a World Heritage listed site famous for its magnificent ruins and temples. Its proximity to Bangkok makes it a popular day tour destination. This former Siam royal capital was destroyed and sacked by the Burmese in 1767. Despite the destruction some very impressive sites still remain.
Situated on the Mae Ping River, Chiang Mai is referred to as the ‘Northern Capital’ by the locals. The city has a vibrant mix of fascinating history and modern culture. It is also popular for handicrafts and is home to nearly 300 temples.
CHIANG RAIChiang Rai is a small and pleasant city with a relaxed atmosphere, known as the ‘Gateway to the Golden Triangle’. Sightseeing attractions can range from visiting ruins of ancient settlements, Buddhist shrines, hilltribe villages and spectacular mountain scenery.
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