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Luxury Thailand Holidays
Thailand is a country of endless charm, boasting fun cities, lush jungles and golden beaches bathed in year-round sunshine. Luxury travellers return year-after-year to visit its peaceful temples and floating river markets, sample flavoursome green curries and be spoilt by unparalleled luxuries.
Bangkok retains its heritage with the majestic Grand Palace, serene reclining Buddha at Wat Pho and the waterways of the Chao Praya. Outside the city, the ancient city of Ayuthaya is fascinating to explore. The Kanchanaburi Region is home to the historic Bridge over the River Kwai – a sad reminder of the brutality suffered by POW’s and a place to reflect on the past at the beautifully preserved WWII cemetery.
Northern Thailand’s culture and cuisine are distinctly different from the rest of Thailand, due to the region’s hill-tribe influences. Chiang Mai’s boutique hotels, street stalls and temples make for a relaxing and spiritual stay.
Chiang Rai is the gateway to the Golden Triangle area. Visit the Elephant Camp, hop between the borders of Laos and Myanmar, and witness colourful hill-tribes that still inhabit the lush green hills.
Phuket boasts a string of luxury properties, sumptuous spas and world-class golf courses. The gleaming white beaches of Koh Samui also feature high-end villas and resorts, while Koh Phi Phi and Krabi are awash with wild mangroves, superb scuba diving and towering limestone islands.
Practise yoga on a pagoda, savour a seafood barbecue, try deep-sea fishing, or charter a private yacht – in Thailand, the options are plenty.