Thailand – Travel Guide Thailand has all the ingredients to make your holiday one to remember: idyllic beaches, ancient temples, tropical weather, luscious jungles and Thai cuisine. This Asian country is the perfect destination for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in a completely different culture or soak up the oriental sun. Discover the natural beauty of this country and its cities with their long historical legacy, or escape to one of the islands and relax in paradise. Visit Doi Inthanon, the highest peak in the mountainous northern region of Thailand, and then move on to visit Chiang Mai, the second largest city in Thailand which has over 300 temples, a spectacular mountain backdrop and lots of shops. Moving towards the centre of the country is Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand which is famous for the ruins of the old city which today form Ayutthaya National Park. The present capital of Thailand is Bangkok, a commercial and westernised city which has managed to retain some of its original Thai feeling. Among the most popular tourist attractions in Bangkok are the Wat Traimit Temple and The Grand Palace. To escape the city you should head south in the direction of the tropical islands, Ko Samui, Ko Phi Phi and Phuket where you can find white sandy beaches and turquoise waters making your holiday heaven on earth.