Thailand is often referred to as heaven on Earth, and with good reason. This beautiful, ancient land has something to offer almost every traveler, and those who enjoy the finer things in life are certain to fall in love with this country.
In recent years Thai cuisine has become very popular in the West, with Thai restaurants opening on virtually every high street throughout the UK. The reason for this is simple; the food is delicious, and there is nowhere better to indulge in the finest Thai cuisine than in its country of origin.
Thailand is filled with places to eat, from street vendors to Michelin star eateries housed in some of the most luxurious hotels in the world. One of the best places to sample Thai cooking is Baan Rim Pa, which is located in the popular tourist destination of Phuket. This award-winning restaurant specializes in Royal Thai Cuisine, which originated at Thailand’s Grand Palace. Visitors can try a wide array of dishes including Yaam Pla Thod Foo, a spicy salad served with ‘fluffy crispy fish,’ or indulge in the tasty and eye-catching Yaam Hua Plee Gluay, a salad made from banana blossoms.
When it comes to Thai dishes, the aroma is almost as important as the taste, and wherever you go in Thailand you will be serenaded by the tastes and smells of this delightful cuisine.
Travelers looking for accommodation in Thailand will find that they are spoiled for choice. While there is a wide range of accommodation options throughout the country, it is Thailand’s resorts that really stand out.
The luxurious Trisara Phuket Resort on the popular island of Phuket is very highly rated, and offers visitors private guest pools and luxurious spa treatments. The resort even has its own private beach for those who prefer seclusion.
The Sarojin Hotel, which is also located on Phuket, has won many awards for its first class service and amenities. This resort hotel is made up of 56 ‘guest residences’, and each of these is furnished in the most tasteful and luxurious style imaginable. Guests will be pampered by spa treatments and can to indulge in countless sporting activities including trekking, diving, rafting, and rock climbing.
Travelers who are looking to spend part or all of their luxury holidays in Thailand on the island of Koh Samui should considering booking accommodation at the Six Senses Hideaway. This quaint, secluded resort is the perfect place to unwind and shake off all the cares and stresses of the modern world.
Sights and activities
Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand is renowned for being one of the cultural hubs of the country. The city is home to over 300 temples, and anyone interested in Thai culture will be able to indulge their passion for it here. The city is also close to the Patara Elephant Farm, which provides an exclusive program for visitors in which they can adopt an elephant for the day. Chiang Mai is also home to a large selection of traditional guesthouses and boutique hotels. The Chedi Hotel even offers its guests a ‘yoga room’ as well as a spa and pool, and the service is designed to provide the ultimate in luxurious comfort.
If you visit Bangkok, you should take advantage of the many exclusive clothing stores in the city. You can either have your clothes made to measure by a local tailor, or you can visit Siam Paragon where you will find a large assortment of Gucci, Armani, and other upmarket designer fashions. Gaysorn Plaza is another superb shopping emporium in the city where you can find clothing from Thai designers as well as the more famous international designer brands.