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THAILAND HIGHLIGHTS008:31, 30 March 2012

THAILAND HIGHLIGHTS

THAILAND HIGHLIGHTS

Bangkok  The vibrant capital of Thailand. Wander around the Grand Palace, enjoy a massage at Wat Po, visit the floating markets and sample the street food.
Chiang Mai  A highlight of any trip to Thailand. Take part in a traditional Thai cookery course or visit the historic Old Town. Ride an elephant, stay in a Hill Tribe village or float down the river on a bamboo raft on one of the many [URL=http://www.thailandtravelplan.co.uk/trekking-northern-thailand.htm]Chiang Mai jungle treks[/URL] that depart from this charming city.
Kanchanaburi  Visit the famous bridge over the river Kwai, travel along the Death Railway, stay overnight on a floating jungle raft, and swim in the fairytale Erawan waterfalls.
Ayutthaya  The ancient capital of Thailand. Take a sunset tour of the ancient ruins.
Ko Phangan  Home to the infamous Full Moon Party. Head over to the far side of this island where few tourists venture out, and you will find idyllic beaches.
Ko Tao  This tiny island is one of the best places in the world to dive.
Phuket  This colourful and cosmopolitan island is the largest and most popular of Thailands islands.
Ko Phi Phi  The setting of the 2000 movie The Beach, the Phi Phi islands 

Koh Talu([เกาะทะลุ]) It is a small and private island in the Gulf of Thailand.

Krabi  Visit the Tiger Cave Valley, wander around the morning market or cruise around the nearby islands.
Ko Samui  Soak up the sun on a sandy beach, visit the night market, or hop into a jeep and explore the less traveled roads of Koh Samui.
Ko Chang  Laze in a hammock on a beach with a cocktail in hand, hike alongside waterfalls, or trek by elephant. 
MAIN TRAVELLERS ROUTES
Most people travelling in Thailand start off in Bangkok, visit Kanchanaburi for a couple of days before working their way up to Ayutthaya and Chiang Mai. Many people choose to end their trip in Thailand with some time on the islands in the South before returning to Bangkok for their international flights home.
CAPITAL AND MAIN CITIES
Bangkok
Other main populated areas: Chiang Mai (north)
LANGUAGES
Thai
English
Chinese
CURRENCY
Thai Baht
VISA
Tourists from the UK do not require a visa if planning a trip to Thailand of less than 30 days.
If you are planning to stay in Thailand for more than 30 days, then you will require a 6 month visa. Alternatively, it is possible to renew the tourist visa by leaving and then re-entering the country.
Peter Swite (talk)08:31, 30 March 2012