Of all the countries in Southeast Asia, Thailand is easily the most visited, the most famous, and one of the easiest for tourists to navigate.
Here you will be truly spoilt for choice, and Thailand has everything you could want and more from big cities like Bangkok, to sleepy islands where the only activities will be diving, sleeping, eating, and swinging in a hammock. If you want to get up close to the local wildlife then you can do this in one of the many national parks scattered across the country, and trekking, visiting historical sites, water sports, and pretty much anything else you could want.
Top picks in Thailand
For history buffs, Kanchanaburi is well worth a visit and probably equal to Bangkok when it comes to somewhere not to miss.
As you move north Chiang Mai is always a hit and a nice change of pace to Bangkok, with a more laid back feeling and rustic edge.
Of course no trip to Thailand would be complete without a visit to its famous islands and where you go depends on whether you want to truly get as far off the beaten track as possible or go somewhere with all the latest beach amenities. If it’s the latter then Koh Samui would be a favorite. For partying head to either Koh Phangan or Koh Phi Phi. If you like it a bit more calm with a laid back vibe, Koh Tao is the place to be.