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Thailand travel guides

Thailand promises an enthralling mix of dense jungle, palm-fringed beaches, ancient temples, and delicious food. Despite its popularity, it’s still easy to take the road less travelled here. Head north to find crumbling Siamese cities and remote hill tribes of the Golden Triangle, or move south to seek out hidden bays on some of the country’s more remote islands.

Whether you’re planning a honeymoon, a family holiday, or a larger trip through Southeast Asia, our travel guides are an invaluable resource. Our specialists can advise you on how to experience Thailand’s highlights away from the crowds ensuring your visit is a rewarding experience.

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Ideas for how to explore Thailand

Our travel guides share our specialists’ passion and knowledge for Thailand. We travel here regularly to discover new experiences, explore untried areas and dig deeper into the better-known places and attractions. At the same time, we gather advice and up-to-date information on the best-quality guides, new hotels and restaurants, and the most memorable forms of transportation.

  • Views on boat to Chiang Rai

    Crossing the border: multi-country trips through Southeast Asia

    The typography of Southeast Asia allows you to travel across borders, on trips that cover not just multiple countries, but a variety of experiences, cultures and landscapes. Our Southeast Asia specialists give their take on five of the most interesting pairings.

  • Gibbon at Khao Yai

    National parks of Southeast Asia

    Southeast Asia has some of the oldest national parks in existence containing some wonderful wildlife, much of it unique. We look at some of the most popular parks as well as activities you can do.

  • Sunrise on the Mekong, Khong Jiam

    Cruising in Southeast Asia

    Travel by river, lake or sea in Southeast Asia to explore places which would otherwise be inaccessible. Cruising in Southeast Asia offers the chance to relax and observe everyday life, the scenery and wildlife.

  • Khmer man resting at Angkor Wat

    Ancient civilisations: The Khmer Empire

    Discover the culture and history of a country on a tailor-made trip, with visits to explore famous sites and others not quite so well known but equally impressive.

  • Thai street food

    Southeast Asian cuisine

    Trade routes, historic connections, colonialism and common sources of ingredients have left many strong links between the dishes found throughout Southeast Asia. We investigate the very distinct national variations that have evolved in this region.

  • Mr Prapat explaining the herbs in his garden

    Sweet, salty, sour and spice: what to eat in Thailand

    You may have experienced Thai food at a local restaurant, but travel to Thailand and you’ll discover a depth and complexity to the cuisine that’s hard to find elsewhere. Thailand specialist Mark explains the distinct regional specialties and the best ways to experience them.

  • Chiang Mai countryside

    Trekking in Thailand: four of the best trails

    From gentle strolls ending at waterfalls to multi-day adventures, Thailand specialist Mat picks out some of the country’s best on-foot experiences. He suggests ideas for families, Thailand first timers and those seeking off-beat exploration.

  • Luxury Tent, Four Seasons Tented Camp, Golden Triangle

    Luxury holidays in Thailand

    Our Thailand specialist Harriet has had the tough job of vetting some of Thailand’s most luxurious properties and exclusive experiences. Sharing her expertise, she’s picked out some of the best, including a sojourn in a 100-year-old rice barge and time in an opulent tented jungle camp.

  • Elephant Hills Rainforest Camp,Khao Sok National Park

    Family holidays in Thailand

    It's hard to imagine a more family-friendly destination than Thailand. Family traditions are deeply revered in the country and the Thais have a natural affinity with children. Here, we present a few of our favourite family-friendly places and activities.

  • Thai beach

    Thailand's best beach holidays and resorts

    The beaches of Thailand have always been alluring to travellers. We highlight some of the best beaches (and where to stay on them), all of which you can incorporate as a relaxing end (or start) to your journey in Southeast Asia.

  • View from Main Pool, Six Senses Yao Noi, Koh Yao

    Honeymoons in Thailand

    Combine culture, beaches and delicious food on a honeymoon in Thailand. We can advise on the best places to stay and how to make your visit extra special depending on your interests and preferences.

  • Ayuthaya, Thailand

    What to do in Thailand: our highlights guide

    To travel to Thailand and only see the beaches is to miss a magical and enthralling experience. This guide delves more deeply into what you can see and experience in this diverse country.

  • River Kwai, Kanchanaburi

    Cruising in Thailand

    Travelling by river in Southeast Asia on board boats brimming with character and charm is one of the best ways to view cities like Bangkok, the myriad of ancient temples, as well as traditional villages and culture in general. Our specialists describe some of their favourite trips.

  • Detail of the Grand Palace, Bangkok

    Best of Bangkok: our what to do guide

    Thailand specialist, Charlotte highlights why Bangkok shouldn’t just be a transit destination. Spending three nights here will give you the opportunity to cook and taste Thai cuisine, experience its temples and markets, and weave through its canals on a Thai longtail boat.

  • Elephant Hills

    Into the wild: Thailand’s national parks

    In-between the modern cities and venerated temples, Thailand has one of the highest percentages of protected land of any nation in the world. Discover how Thailand’s varied typography can take you from thick, waterfall-strewn cloudforest to primary rainforest, across elephant-trodden grasslands and into azure waters where turtles swim.

  • Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai

    Travel responsibly: Thailand

    We’re committed to making sure that your Thailand trip has a positive impact on the people and places you visit, from elephant sanctuaries to remote communities. We share our tips in this responsible travel guide.