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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.

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.

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.

River Cruises

Chao Phraya River Cruise Bangkok
Gently cruise the River of Kings, the Chao Phraya, between Bangkok and Ayutthaya, Thailand's former capital, aboard a beautifully converted teakwood rice barge, and watch history unfold.

Dive Packages

Dive the Andaman Islands, India
This group of 500+ islands lying some 280 miles to the north west of Phuket cover an area of approximately 3000 square miles and are ripe for discovery, and you can be among the first to dive here.

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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