Thailand’s Significance By Lachlan Seeto
Thailand has more than its fair share of luxury resorts • This country has three main attractions: Bangkok, the islands,Chiang Mai and the north east. • Thailand's white beaches, golden Buddhist temples, bloody history and marketplace culture are loved by both end of the travel budget scale.
Most visitors to Thailand fly into Bangkok: clean and climate controlled designer shopping has only a few hundred metres from markets selling almost everything for almost nothing like a pointed roofed temples and hundred year old villages. • Bangkok has a reputation for a lot of different things, but most visitors will want to see the temples, eat and shop in the markets and make time to tour the city in a canal.
Thailand's ancient collection of royal treasure in a state ceremony on Bangkok's waterways, you’ll see them at the Royal Barges Museum • Thailand has hundreds of islands, but the two most visited groups are Ko Tao, KoSamui and co.
The islands sprinkled round the Gulf of Thailand are fringed with coconut groves and white beaches, and warm, footprint-less, sandy coves • Many of them have the Ang Thong Archipelago, or interesting limestone formations. • KoSamui is probably the most famous, but Ko Tao is supposed to be the new KoSamui and is popular with divers and those on more modest budgets.