Thailand, the "land of smiles", awaits you with its vibrant people, fascinating culture, sparkling temples and multi-faceted landscapes. No travel wish remains open here: The lively capital Bangkok will enchant you with its very special mixture of tradition and modernity.
In the metropolis, numerous mystical temples and historic palaces are lined up alongside imposing skyscrapers and high-rise buildings. Thailand is also not lacking in spectacular landscapes and relaxation opportunities - the south is not only characterized by paradisiacal beaches and picturesque islands, but also offers some beautiful national parks. Last but not least, the enjoyment of the worldwide popular Thai cuisine will turn your trip into a feast for all senses. Less
Explore exciting cities and historical buildings or meet friendly mountain people during extensive hikes in the highlands to gain an intensive insight into the life and culture of your destination country.
Tourlane, together with its travel safety consultant, has drawn up a list of core criteria and tips to help you choose a safe travel destination. Thailand is one of the safest destinations to visit.
National holidays include the three-day Chinese New Year, Songkran, the Thai New Year from April 13-15 and the Loy Krathong Festival, the festival of lights in November at the end of the rainy season. As an offering to the goddess of water, traditional boats are decorated with candles and flowers and are launched onto the water.
As a travel destination, Thailand is the epitome of enchanting natural scenery, tasty delicacies, ancient, legendary temples and a tropical climate. This is what makes it one of the most popular destinations in the middle of Asia. Thailand is also an absolute highlight for beach vacationers and sun worshippers. In the south, you will find enchanting beaches in the province of Krabi or on the island of Ko Phuket, where you can spend your diving vacation, snorkeling, surfing or relaxing in the sun. The numerous bays with the turquoise blue water will inspire you and invite you to dream.
Do you belong to the nature and culture lovers of this world? Then Thailand is the right place for you. In the historical ruined city of Sukhothai you will find the city's "Historical Park", a vast complex of Buddhist temples, Hindu shrines, ornamental ponds and ramparts, which should not be missed during your visit. Also the mountain Doi Inthanon is located here, which is the highest point of Thailand and offers you a magical view. Also the Khao Sok National Park should not be missing on any trip. There is jungle, impressive limestone formations, and mighty waterfalls to be discovered, as well as many wild animals, rare plants and hundreds of bird species. Less
In the south of Thailand is the impressive Khao Sok National Park, which attracts visitors from all over the world. The park's landscapes include a dry monsoon forest in the north and a rain forest in the south. Here you can marvel at the deciduous trees, ferns, bamboo and lianas typical of the Thai rainforest. Also the animal world of the park shows itself in an amazing variety: deer, pheasants, geckos and monkeys are real guarantors for great photo motives and with a little luck you can see bears, tigers and tapirs from time to time.
Where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet at the mighty Mekong, you can look forward to unforgettable experiences in breathtaking scenery. Besides untouched nature, which will simply inspire you, impressive temples, warm-hearted mountain people, beautiful handicrafts and contemporary works of art as well as moving insights into Thailand's history await you.
In its heyday in the mid-18th century, Ayutthaya had over one million inhabitants and was also the most magnificent city in the world according to contemporary reports. At that time the city had three royal palaces and an incredible 375 temples. After the siege and destruction by the Burmese, the renovation of the remains of this once magnificent city was started in 1956. Twenty years later the old town was declared "Ayutthaya Historical Park", which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since the 1990's. An incomparable place where you can learn a lot about the country, its people and culture. Wat Rong Kun
Wat Rong Khun, better known as the White Temple, is one of Thailand's most famous temples and one of the country's most popular attractions - and not without reason. Already from a distance you can see the whole splendor of the temple, which resembles a fairy tale castle. The white, playful decorations consist of many small mirror plates which let Wat Rong Khun shine magnificently in the truest sense. The dream in white, which symbolizes the Buddhas purity and wisdom, will simply inspire you.
The impressive Royal Palace in the heart of Bangkok is one of the most popular and important sights of the country. As the name suggests, the Thai king once resided here. You can look forward to an impressive complex of buildings of great importance. During a visit you can marvel at the mighty palace complex - including Wat Phra Kaeo, the magnificent temple of the king - and get deep insights into the history and culture of the Thais. Less