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Thailand Holidays

An enchanting Buddhist kingdom with warm and friendly people, Thailand is an exotic country of timeless tradition, ancient rituals and gracious customs. Bangkok is a city of infinite variety, a heady combination of chaotic metropolis and serene Buddhist beauty whilst the heart of the country is home to the spectacular cultural sites of Ayutthaya and ancient Sukhothai. The far north gives way to sleepy rural villages largely populated by colourful hill tribes, the bustling hill town of Chiang Mai, remnants of the ancient Khmer Empire and the dramatic countryside of the Golden Triangle which borders Laos and Burma. Southern Thailand is a land of beaches and islands where the warm clear blue waters of Koh Lanta, Krabi, Koh Samet, Khao Lak and Phuket offer the perfect tropical retreat. Pettitts Travel have led the way in designing tailor-made holidays and tours to Thailand for over 30 years.

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Places to visit in Thailand

Thailand is a land of alluring mystery, beautiful temples, pristine beaches, fabulous food and interesting cultural experiences. In central Thailand, get caught up in Bangkok’s pulsating energy that flows through its busy streets, visit floating markets or explore UNESCO protected Ayutthaya and ancient Sukhothai. Northern Thailand has its own unique character and its jungle-clad hills sustain an important minority population and unique cultural traditions. Explore the night markets of Chiang Mai, embark on a jungle trek or take a cruise on the Mekong River to Laos. Southern Thailand, with its exotic and tropical climate, is rightly known the world over for its picture-perfect islands, luxurious resorts and gorgeous coastline. Take a local cookery class, visit lowland jungle reserves in search of gibbon or simply take a dip in the ocean and relax on one of the many white-sand beaches.

When to Visit thailand

Thailand's cool season, from November to February, is considered the best time to visit the country. Temperatures can still hit 30°C but waterfalls will be in full flow and flowers in bloom. The hot season runs from March to May and it will be sticky and humid. The first part of the rainy season, from May to October, can also be a good time to visit – there will be rain most days but for only a limited period of time and there will also be fewer visitors around. Downpours become more marked as the rainy season progresses and by September and October there is a chance of localised flooding.

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This is a general overview suggesting when to travel in the country. Please note that this may not directly apply to any specific itinerary or region.

Essential Information

Capital: Bangkok

Main Language: Thai

Time Zone: GMT+7

Currency: Bhat (THB)

Accommodation in Thailand

Hotels in Thailand are varied in price, amenities and style, covering everything from simple homestays and eco-focussed hotels to charming boutique properties and luxurious resorts. There may be less choice in rural locations, however, we will always recommend options that are comfortable and full of local charm. The islands of southern Thailand have a wide range of excellent options. The majority have beachfront positions and some of the higher-end properties may even be based on their own private island. In the mountainous north rural lodges allow the opportunity to fully understand the local Hmong and Lahu culture whilst houseboat accommodation is used at remote and little-visited Khao Laem National Park.

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