In Thailand, perfectly sunny days and clear, moonlit evenings can be as action-packed or relaxed as you like. Here in this diverse country, we have it all: gorgeous beaches, majestic mountains, ancient culture, modern cities.

In The City

Thailand’s cities both preserve the old with respect and embrace the new with enthusiasm. Bangkok, the Thai capital for more than 200 years, has in the last 20 years undergone more change than at any other point in its history. The options for shopping, dining, and entertainment have vastly expanded in the last few decades. Still, Bangkok retains a personality that is uniquely its own, which allows the traveler to discover a singular experience with modern conveniences.

Outdoors

Thailand has it all: palm-studded white sand beaches, forested mountains cloaked in dawn mists, and well-preserved ruins of historic civilizations. Submerge to the deep as you snorkel over colorful coral reefs swarming with vibrant sea life, discover hidden trails and see unusual wildlife as you walk under canopies of unspoiled greenery, or hand out a feast of fresh fruit to docile lumbering elephants.

Mind, Body, Soul

At its core, Thai massage is a healing art before it is an art of relaxation, unlike Western or Swedish style massage which tends to prioritize relaxation. In Thai massage, the masseuse concentrates on pressure points across the body where an abundance of energy has built up. The goal of Thai massage is to create balance in the body by releasing that built-up energy and evenly distributing it.

Some of the world’s finest spas are found in Thailand. Built in serene settings, Thailand’s spas put holistic philosophy into practice. While many upscale resorts offer health and relaxation programs that last for over a week, it is easy to drop into a shop for a foot massage, hand massage, neck and shoulder massage, or facials for under 400 Baht.

Romance

Thailand is a destination rich with cultural experiences and awe-inspiring sights. Whether you are planning a peaceful ceremony on a secluded, idyllic beach or a vibrant celebration in a world-class city, Thailand has the perfect atmosphere for your wedding.

Still more travelers come to Thailand for the once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon of their dreams. If pulse-quickening adventure is your style, or if you prefer a more laid-back vacation, you can find what you’re looking for here. In a country as diverse as this, your special time together is sure to be spent well.

Cultural / Lifestyle

The ancient Thai Kingdom reaches back thousands of years, yet even today living evidence of vanished civilizations is never far from view. National treasures, the impressively restored ruins dot the country and are a superb source of historical knowledge. Proud reminders of a glorious past, aged temple spires pierce the horizon with dusty, red, brick ramparts fringed by manicured lawns under the watchful protection of monumental Buddha statues with their chiseled, weathered features.

While Thailand’s pleasant year-round climate, arresting scenery, and remarkable architecture are deservedly famous, its welcoming people and rich culture are equally fascinating. Life here arouses the senses with a wealth of traditional customs, cuisine, music, dance, and art.

LGBT Travel in Thailand

Thai people live by the principles handed down by Buddha, which explains Thai hospitality, tolerance, and respect for people from all walks of life including the LGBT community. Gay life in Thailand is well-documented and gay hot spots are plentiful through the country.