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Thailand

Background & Highlights

Ever since the 16th century "Siam" has conjured up images of a sumptuous court life and the mysterious Orient. Modern Thailand is much more than an exotic getaway it is a fiercely independent kingdom which, unlike its neighbours, has never been colonised.

Even now, hospitality is a way of life to its proud, resilient people, ...

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Thai Dance

Although the traditional performing arts are not as vibrant as they once were, suffering inroads by western entertainments and generally changing tastes, Thai dance drama is not extinct. What survives displays the elegance of an art form refined over centuries and supported by regal patronage.

Mountain Bike Tours

Biking Koh Yao
Koh Yao Noi (Little Long Island) and Koh Yao Yai (Big Long Island) are two sleepy islands still enjoying a slow pace of life located in Phang Nga Bay, only 1 hour's boat ride away from the international resort island of Phuket.

Traditional Medicine

Thai Village Life and Traditional Medicine
Thailand's cultural and social roots are firmly set in the countryside, in fact, when Mahatma Gandhi said of his home country "... the real India is in the villages". He could just as easily have been referring to Thailand, a country whose political and cultural birth was in the "million rice fields" of the ancient Lanna Thai Kingdom.

Liveaboard Diving

Liveaboard Diving in the Andaman Sea
The best of Thailand's dive sites lie in the Andaman Sea between Phuket in the south and the Burmese border in the north, and are best accessed by liveaboard dive safari between the months of November and May.

Cycle Touring

Sukhothai to Chiang Mai by bike
The peaceful and tolerant nature of the Thai people is legendary in South East Asia where they are regarded as humble, hospitable and easy going. Combined with 13th century history, fantastic scenery and great, but not too difficult cycling, in areas where few tourists go, you have all the ingredients of a truly great discovery bike ride.

Thai Dance

Although the traditional performing arts are not as vibrant as they once were, suffering inroads by western entertainments and generally changing tastes, Thai dance drama is not extinct. What survives displays the elegance of an art form refined over centuries and supported by regal patronage.
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