is the perfect destination for the traditional two/three weeks holiday. Your
arrival point will always be Bangkok, where 7 millions inhabitants live.
be depressed by the first impact with the cahotic traffic, the pollution and the
hot humid temperatures of the summertime. Bangkok can be a wonderful city if you
don't give up on the first day of your visit. It is necessary to stay in Bangkok
for at least four days to get a good glimpse of the city and visit its most
important monuments: the ancient Royal City and the neoclassic Grand Palace; the
Wat Phra Keo, the royal chapel shining with golden mosaics which guards the
Emerald Buddha Statue; the Wat Po, the most ancient monastery of the city; Sanam
Luang, the huge square where the National Musuem and the National Art Gallery,
sanctuaries of the Thai culture, are located; the Chao Phraya River, the long
river crowded with ferries and boats loaded with goods. On its bank, you can see
the Wat Arun, the sumptuous Temple of Dawn.
getting to know Bangkok, you can go north to Chiang Mai, the starting point for
a visit to the farthest regions on the heights at the border with Myanmar,
where many ethnical minorities of Myanmar and Chinese origin live and
where you can do the best shopping at the Night Market, open all night. Last
haltingplace in the North is Chiang Rai, in the Golden Triangle, at the borders
of Myanmar, Laos and Thailand.
the intense and tiring visits of the capital and the north, it is nice to spend
a period of rest on the beach. If you are travelling during winter,
the best climate is on the western coast, as in
the well-known island of Phuket, or the very small Pee Pee island, Krabi, or
the still intact paradise of Similan islands. If it is summer, better choose the
eastern coast and its islands, such as Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao.