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Awesome Thailand: Jewel of the Orient

The epicenter of history, culture, excitement, sights and sounds, Thailand beckons to the quintessential traveller for the adventure of a lifetime in the ‘Land of Smiles’. Navigate the busy highways, majestic country sides and roads-less-travelled with AirAsia’s brand new travel guide!

By Ellyse Ng

The pulse of Asia beats with an exciting rhythm as the culturally-rich nation of Thailand offers a plethora of malls, markets and shopping outlets that will satisfy the shopping queens of the world. The capital city Bangkok is a neon lollapalooza of perpetually full nightclubs, bustling traffic flows and towering skyscrapers. Yet, amidst the bustle, lies the tranquil Grand Palace grounds, the iridescent Wat Arun and historical ancient kingdom of Ayutthaya – a respite from the city.

Famous shopping mall in Bangkok

One of the latest malls to open in Bangkok – Asiatique offers value buys and irresistible discounts!

Ayutthaya View

A stone’s throw away from Bangkok is the culturally-rich Ayutthaya.

     Traverse the other destinations in Thailand, and stumble upon the unique long neck tribe of Karen Village in Chiang Mai. In Krabi, it’s time to string up the bikinis on the pristine beaches or stretch your legs with some rock-climbing. Beautiful SuratThani is where you’ll encounter serenity on the Ratchaprabha Dam whilst enjoying the freshest oysters in the land,and the lady masseuses in Phuket will rub your tiredness away with an invigorating Thai massage. Of course, the party people in you can never miss out on the legendary Full Moon Parties in Koh Phangan!

One of famous food in Thailand

The fiery Tom Yam spice awaits the gastronomically brave.

     If food makes the world go round, then your world will revolve around Thailand! Never say no to Thailand’s ubiquitous Tom Yam and Mango Sticky Rice, and if you’re up for a culinary challenge, the fried bugs sold along Bangkok’s street markets will entice you. Head over to Trang for their famous Dim Sum breakfast, and in UdonThani, take a bite of KhaiKrata – fried egg topped with ground pork, ham and sausage. 

Songkran Celebration in Thailand

Songkran is one of the most popular celebrations in Thailand. © FattZai.

     Our list of Thailand travel tips will equip you for the journey ahead, so make sure you read up on basic etiquette and rules, simple local greetings and even the weather. Want to be part of a colourful celebration in Thailand? Then our Events Calendar is the right page for you!

Trang’s Cliffs in Thailand

Trang’s dramatic cliffs have your name written on it! Head on over now!

     No more lugging heavy and thick copies of travel guides around on your trips. Just download everything the Awesome Thailand guide has to offer onto your smartphone, tablet or PC and start planning now! Check out the additional special features this awesome guide has to offer:

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  • NEW! Afraid of getting lost? Just simply click on the names of the attractions and you’ll find their locations on the map!

     All these and more, for the introductory price of….NOTHING! The guide is absolutely FREE, so make sure you download your own copy today and tell your friends the great news too.

Thailand Travel Guide

Thailand Travel Guide

     Time to say Sawasdee to Tom Yam-land today, and make the Awesome Thailand guide your travel bible in the ‘Land of Smiles’!

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