In association with Amazing Thailand, Time Out has created an Insider’s guide to Bangkok and Phuket, as a downloadable handbook. This handy guide to two of Thailand’s most popular destinations fleshes out popular attractions as well as hidden gems, with advice on where to eat, what to do, where to get a massage and, overall, how to make the most of your visit.
One of the most-visited destinations in the world, Thailand is an explosion of scents, flavours and experiences, bursting with places to see, things to do and food to eat.
The Thai capital, Bangkok, is a cosmopolitan metropolis that boasts a fascinating juxtaposition of ancient spired temples sitting alongside glittering high-rise structures; buzzing night markets set amid modern malls; and shophouse eateries coexisting with swanky restaurants.
Bangkok serves as a gateway to many other parts of Thailand, including Phuket, the country’s biggest and busiest island. An irresistible draw for beach lovers for its azure-blue waters and powdery stretches of sand, Phuket is also home to luxurious resorts, world-class spa retreats, an incredible food scene and a vibrant nightlife.