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THAILAND HOLIDAYS

There are few destinations in the world as diverse as Thailand. Think of this fabulous country in South East Asia and you think of pristine beaches backed by palms and rainforests, you'd probably think of rocky outcrops standing proud in the middle of a glistening bright blue sea, and you might also imagine hundreds of islands each with an individual charm of their own. Those images are certainly true, but you can add to this with the excitement that is Bangkok where a bustling modern metropolis is dotted with ancient temples and modern shopping malls sit alongside street stalls. Thailand has never been colonised by Europeans and it shows in it's proud culture. The King is revered and his residence in Bangkok really lives up to it's name of the Grand Palace.

 

Thailand is popular with all kinds of visitors from gap-year backpackers looking for beach parties to discerning travellers seeking a five star beach paradise, to families looking for some long-haul sunshine. ear backpackers. There is vibrant nightlife for those who seek it, and there is peace and quiet for those who crave it.. There is history in abundance in ancient cities such as Chiang Mai, and for nature lovers, the rainforests of the north of the country are a real treat. Thailand really does cater for everyone. Millington Travel have many staff who have visited this beautiful country and we would take great pleasure in passing on our experiences as we help plan your perfect holiday.
 
 
 
Our Top Ten things to see & do.
 
  1. Shopping! From street stalls to bustling markets, you can shop at every turn in Thailand. 
  2. Island Hopping. Thailand has hundreds of islands, just hop on a traditional long-tail boat and discover as many as possible.
  3. Diving - Some of the best dive spots in the world are located around Thailand.
  4. Elephant Trekking. Visit the amazing Elephant sanctuary: Baanchang Elephant Park in Chiang Mai. 
  5. Kanchanaburi. Here you will find the start of the infamous Death Railway and the bridge over the River Kwai. Both are haunting relics from WWII, constructed by prisoners of war. It's a chilling spot, but essential on any Thailand itinerary.
  6. Have a traditional Thai Massage - slightly painful but that’s the reason why they are the best in the world! 
  7. Take a Thai Cooking Class - Thai food is one of the most delicious types of food and it’s relatively easy to cook. All over the country you’ll find places to teach you, though the best are in Chiang Mai & Bangkok.  
  8. Floating Markets -The colourfully clad merchants at these lively markets paddle along congested canals in sturdy canoes laden with fresh fruit and vegetables to sell to shoppers on the banks. Great photo opportunities! 
  9. The Grand Palace- the dazzling & spectacular palace that was once home to the Thai King. Undoubtedly the city's most famous landmark
  10. The Golden Triangle- The point where the Mekong River meets the Ruak River is known as the Golden Triangle. Stand on the river bank and you can look across to Myanmar and Laos.
 
When to go?

Although the climate varies throughout the country you can visit all year round, but the best time to travel is during the cool and dry season between November and early April. In the south, the climate differs between the eastern and western coasts. The West Coast is more favourable during our winter months and diving and snorkelling here will be at its best during this period. The weather on the East Coast is good for most of the year, with the lowest rainfall in January and February and the highest in November.
 

Bangkok, Thailand

Tstorms early. Mostly cloudy. Hot.

Tstorms early. Mostly cloudy. Hot.

33 °C

91 °F

Humidity 60%
Wind 14Kph

Fri

Tstorms early. Partly sunny. Hot.

34 °C

93 °F

Sat

Tstorms early. Partly sunny. Hot.

34 °C

93 °F

Sun

Tstorms early. Partly sunny. Hot.

35 °C

95 °F

Mon

Morning clouds. Hot.

34 °C

93 °F

Tue

More sun than clouds. Hot.

34 °C

93 °F

Wed

Partly sunny. Hot.

32 °C

90 °F

Phuket, Thailand

Partly sunny. Warm.

Partly sunny. Warm.

30 °C

86 °F

Humidity 75%
Wind 13Kph

Fri

Thunderstorms. Morning clouds. Warm.

30 °C

86 °F

Sat

Widely scattered tstorms. Mostly cloudy. Warm.

30 °C

86 °F

Sun

Isolated tstorms. Partly sunny. Warm.

30 °C

86 °F

Mon

Mostly cloudy. Warm.

30 °C

86 °F

Tue

Thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy. Warm.

30 °C

86 °F

Wed

a mixture of sun and clouds. Warm.

30 °C

86 °F

Ko Samui, Thailand

Tstorms early. Mostly cloudy. Warm.

Tstorms early. Mostly cloudy. Warm.

30 °C

86 °F

Humidity 71%
Wind 10Kph

Fri

Tstorms late. Partly sunny. Warm.

30 °C

86 °F

Sat

Tstorms early. Morning clouds. Warm.

30 °C

86 °F

Sun

Thunderstorms. Partly sunny. Warm.

30 °C

86 °F

Mon

Tstorms late. Mostly cloudy. Warm.

31 °C

88 °F

Tue

Tstorms early. Morning clouds. Warm.

30 °C

86 °F

Wed

Tstorms early. Morning clouds. Warm.

30 °C

86 °F

Chiang Mai, Thailand

a few showers. Mostly cloudy. Warm.

a few showers. Mostly cloudy. Warm.

30 °C

86 °F

Humidity 62%
Wind 11Kph

Fri

Tstorms late. Partly sunny. Warm.

31 °C

88 °F

Sat

Mostly cloudy. Warm.

32 °C

90 °F

Sun

Showers late. Mostly cloudy. Hot.

32 °C

90 °F

Mon

Mostly cloudy. Warm.

32 °C

90 °F

Tue

Lots of rain. Mostly cloudy. Warm.

30 °C

86 °F

Wed

Heavy rain. Mostly cloudy. Warm.

27 °C

81 °F

 
 
Food & Drink
 
Thailand is world famous for its food and drink. Imagine Chinese food but with more intensity, taste, flavour and spice. Thai food is an explosion of flavour in every bite! It’s not all scorpions and grasshoppers (although you can get these at most street stalls if desired!) A traditional Thai meal would include a group of friends or family ordering rice each, then many varied dishes so everyone can sample a bit of everything. Interrnational food is readily available in most hotels and resorts.
 
Some of the most popular dishes are, Tom yam (a coconut-milk soup prepared with makroot leaves, ginger, lemon grass, prawns or chicken). Pad Thai (stir-fried rice-noodles) served with shrimp or chicken and garnished with peanuts. Another Thai dish well worth trying is sticky rice and mangoes (rice cooked in coconut milk served with slices of mango). Delicious! 
 
Eating and drinking in Thailand is inexpensive, you can get fresh fruit juices, milkshakes for as little as 50 pence! Alcohol is also very cheap and you can sample many of Thailand’s famous beers such as Chang, Tiger & Singha.
 
 
 
Whatever your interests are, Thailand is surely a destination you'll enjoy so give us a call and let Millington Travel help arrange your perfect holiday to this amazing country.
 
 
 
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