THAILAND

The Land of Smiles

Almost everyone has an opinion about Thailand. It’s often based on the food, or the beaches, or the legendary nightlife. But Thailand is so much more than that. When you step outside the more popular areas, and do a deep dive into the less travelled areas of the country, you get to know the real Thailand.

Thailand is one of the most popular places to visit in the entire world. But most people only scratch the surface, seeing just the highlights the country has to offer. Bangkok has been the world’s most visited city for several years. But it’s not even the most interesting city in Thailand. Imagine what you can see, when you travel with someone who knows the country inside and out. 

As the pioneer of foreign tourism in Southeast Asia, Thailand has been working at this for a long time. They’ve had time to perfect it, really. The marketing muscle behind the tourism authority in Thailand has got it figured out.

Most people don’t really see the country that Thais know. The true Thailand. The small cities, the little off-the-beaten-track locations that insiders know about. The places that tourists seldom visit, but should. And that’s what you should see when you visit this beautiful country.

Of course, you should still see the hot spots, right? They’re popular for a reason. Just know that there’s more beneath the surface that, as a photographer, you really should explore, with me.

Plan for about 10 days, and depending how deep you want to explore the country, maybe as much as 2 or 3 weeks.

As always, the length of the journey is your call, since it’s your private tour.

THAILAND HIGHLIGHTS

Natural Wonders
•   Phang Nga Bay Marine National Park
•   Similan Islands
•   Erawan Falls
•   Khao Yai National Park
•   Phi Phi islands

 

Architectural Marvels
•   Grand Palace, Bangkok
•   Sukhothai Historical Park
•   White Temple, Chiang Rai
•   Ayutthaya Historical Park
•   Sanctuary of Truth, Pattaya

Thailand’s Cultural Visuals
•   Vegetarian Festival, Phuket
•   Surin Elephant Feast, Surin
•   Yi Peng Festival, Chiang Mai
•   Mask Festival, Loei

 

UNESCO World Heritage sites
•   3 cultural sites
•   2 natural sites
•   7 tentative sites

When to Travel to Thailand

Thailand has three seasons: hot, less hot, and rainy. If you hadn’t figured it out already, it’s the slightly cooler period that’s the ideal time to visit the country. If you have specific dates in mind, please contact us.

•  The slightly cooler season is from November to February. It’s during this time that the temperatures are the most comfortable, the waterfalls are most abundant, and the crowds are the thickest.

•  The hot season runs from March through May, when temperatures can reach the mid 40’s (celsius). It’s also the time for the annual water fight, known as Songkran. Cool water splashed on you doesn’t sound so bad when it’s 45 degrees.

•  The rainy season runs from June through October, when the rains can be powerful, but short. Flooding isn’t unheard of. But the rain is usually in the late afternoons, and the rest of the days are usually quite pleasant, and not crowded.

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Combines Nicely With...

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Cambodia

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