The exotic and exciting country of Thailand is located in South East Asia, bordering countries such as Laos , Malaysia and Cambodia. The capital, Bangkok, has over 10 million inhabitants and is one of the most popular and most visited destinations throughout Asia. Thailand offers a wide range of holiday accommodation, from luxurious holiday villas to condo rentals for every budget. Whether your tastes lie towards exploring the city, chilling out on the beach, snorkelling, exploring the mountains or riding an elephant in the rain forest, Thailand offers something for everyone. Besides the absolutely stunning climate Thailand also offers a wealth of cultural experiences that will be sure to make a visit here something special. Check out Wimdu to find your perfect holiday villa and then take it from there!
Fun Facts about Thailand
- Thailand is a very religious country – Make sure not to touch the statue of Buddha here
- The full ceremonial name of Bangkok is Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit, which is too long to put on Twitter!
- The James Bond movie "The Man with the Golden Gun " was filmed in Thailand
- According to the World Economic Forum, Thailand is the 13th friendliest country in the world. Iceland is the friendliest
Where to Stay in Thailand - Condo Rentals, Holiday Villas and More!
In a country the size and diversity of Thailand, there truly is something for everyone. Wimdu offer holiday accommodation, from self-catering villas through to bed and breakfast accommodation through to condo rentals for every budget and taste. If you are looking for extra bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, a swimming pool or sports facilities, WImdu can provide!
Where to Go in Thailand
Bangkok is one of the busiest cities in the world. The city lies on the Chap Phraya river, and is one of the fastest growing cities in South East Asia. It was officially appointed as the country's capital in the year 1782, after which the city's economic prosperity and its status as a hub of commerce in the region helped build the great city it is today. The city is divided into around fifty different districts, but you will probably spend most of your time in the buzzing Phra Nakhon district. Take a water taxi from here and enjoy the beautiful views of the city from the river, or just walk around and experience the interesting balance between nature and man-made beauty. The architecture in Bangkok is quite fascinating. Don’t miss out on the incredible sights of the temple of Wat Arun and the Grand Palace, and check out the amazing floating market. Moving outside Bangkok, you will find a natural landscape of breathtaking waterfalls and beautiful forests, which are certainly worth a visit. Rent a holiday apartment or villa in the heart of the city to really feel like a local.
Thailand's beautiful resort island of Koh Samui is located about 80 kilometers off the mainland in the Gulf of Thailand.The island is a true paradise destination for tourists who come here to experience the exotic culture and atmosphere, and pure relaxation on the beautiful beaches. The island receives more than half a million visits each year, making it the most popular tourist destination in Thailand, and it’s no surprise when you see the beautiful beaches lined with palm trees, leading down to crystal clear water. Also check the two rather unusual rock formations Hin Ta and Hin Yai. Have an explore to find the large number of small Buddhist temples all over the island, as well as the breathtaking Namuang waterfalls. Last but not least are the famous Full Moon parties which are hugely popular amongst locals and tourists alike.
Hua Hin is a typical Thai town with a large selection of villas and condos available for rental. It is situated in the beautiful Gulf of Thailand about 200 kilometers south of Bangkok. The city has approximately 80,000 inhabitants and was settled after a drought in northern Thailand in the 19th century, when farmers began to move south. The city was really popular after the Thai King Prajadhipok built his summer palace Klai Kangwon in the city in the early 20th century. The palace has served as a royal residence ever since and attracts visitors to Hua Hin year round. Thanks to the city's four miles of spectacular beach, the city has become immensely popular among tourists and has all the attractions you would expect from a bustling beach resort.
Phuket is Thailand's largest island, located in the Andaman Sea in the Bay of Bengal . The island is often referred to as "Andaman's gem" and you will see why when you are confronted by its stunning landscape for the first time. The island has a massive range of fabulous beaches and resorts to choose from, including Patong, which is the most famous resort on Phuket. Phuket has its own airport , Phuket International Airport, located approximately 32 kilometers from the island's capital, Phuket Town. Phuket is the perfect destination for those who love the natural beauty - you will find everything from beautiful waterfalls, coral reefs and stunning limestone cliffs.
Getting Around Thailand
You are likely to fly into Bangkok when arriving in Thailand, and from there you can take a flight to Phuket, or you can explore the country by train or bus. Transport is cheap and for the most part well-maintained. We expect that you will want to hop around the country and explore as much as you can while you are there. Rent a holiday apartment or condo for a few days at a time, and enjoy your travels!