Thailand lies deep in the heart of South East Asia, and is a country brimming with culture - one of the reasons it has long been a favourite destination for adventurous travellers.
The capital of Bangkok has an amazing skyline of glorious buildings, and is the perfect amalgamation of ancient and modern. As well as the incredible Buddhist temples, museums and fabulous Royal Palace, there are atmospheric markets, great shopping, and of course the city is famous for its buzzing nightlife.
Thai cuisine is popular throughout the world and concentrates on including five tastes - spicy, sweet, sour, salty and bitter. The blend of these are important and many dishes concentrate on the right balance to make the perfect meal. A traditional dish of Pad Thai consists of chilli spices and lime juices infused with chicken, peanuts and garlic on a bed of stir-fried noodles.
There is a welcoming feel to this country, and a wonderful blend of the exotic and the familiar. With so much to explore and so many activities to try, there is something for everyone in the fascinating country of Thailand.