This is a huge country with many different and varied places
to visit and cultures to experience. Most popular of course
are Phuket, Chiang Mai, Krabi, Pattaya.
Phuket of course was very hard hit by the 2004 Tsunami with
many Thais, Australians, Europeans and other nationalities killed
in the tragedy. I have not been back since but those who have
say its almost impossible to see that there was such a horrendous
event. Phuket is a great place, beach is lovely, hotels are
great, locals are friendly, bars are always busy and the usual
trades are plied along the beach and in the bars. There is everything
to recommend about Phuket.
Chiang Mai I have not been to, all who do say it’s a great
place, very different to Bangkok, quiet, peaceful and busy and
noisy at the same time.