Renowned for its exquisite beaches, ancient temples, unique flavours and friendly people, Thailand is called the ‘land of a thousand smiles’ for a thousand very good reasons.
All visitors to this diverse, friendly and breathtakingly beautiful country, whatever their interests, will find themselves spoilt for choice when it comes to things to see, do and experience.
Families, couples, honeymooners and LGBT visitors will all experience a warm welcome and endless options for enjoyment.
For city fans there’s the endless appeal of Bangkok, Thailand’s ever bustling capital, and its proliferation of traditional and modern attractions.
Get to understand Thailand’s unique culture via a visit to The Grand Palace, the utmost architectural symbol of Thailand. It served as a significant royal residence until 1925 and is now used for ceremonial purposes only.
For culture vultures, a trip to Chiang Rai should be on the cards, including the Wat Rong Khun temple, often known as the White Temple – a stunning, unconventional, contemporary art exhibit in the style of a Buddhist temple, complete with murals depicting demon faces interspersed with western idols such as Michael Jackson and Superman!
Alternatively, at Chiang Mai there’s the Wat Chedi Luang Temple, completed in 1481 during the reign of King Mengrai, and home to Chiang Mai’s largest Buddhist chedi at 98 meters tall and 54 meters in diameter.
Chiang Mai also hosts the spirited and lively Yi Peng lantern festival in November, with its timed release of thousands of beautifully coloured, candle lit lanterns into the sky.
A fantastic luxury holiday for two to Thailand, with flights and accommodation included, is on offer to the winner of a FREE competition, courtesy of Brightsun Travel in partnership with the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Thai Airlines.
Brightsun’s Thailand holiday draw runs until 31st May and is open to all UK residents aged 18 and over. To enter – all you have to do browse amongst the wide selection of different holiday experiences available for every type of traveller and select your particular favourite three.
The complete prize package includes two direct return economy tickets to Bangkok and internal flights to Phuket courtesy of Thai Airlines; three nights at the five star Pathumwan Princess hotel in Bangkok and three nights in a villa at the five star Vijitt Resort Phuket.
You never know, you could soon be jetting off on the Thai holiday of lifetime!