From the hectic capital Bangkok to the leisurely island beaches, Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The local people have a reputation for being friendly and welcoming, adding to the ease of travel in the country.

However, the large number of visitors and tourism infrastructure in Thailand can be an annoyance for many potential travellers. Luckily the rural areas and smaller towns in the country have generally retained an authentic and traditional way of life.

For thousands of years, different civilisations have made Thailand their home and the remnants of their cities can be found across the country. While Bangkok is a modern city filled with overt displays of wealth, small tribes still live in the jungles of north. The waters in the south provide excellent opportunites for relaxation and recreation.