Thailand is a dynamic and attractive hub thanks to its privileged location: in the center of Southeast Asia. But besides the economic and commercial advantages, this offers the inhabitants of the capital the possibility to move at a lower cost. Discover these destinations easily accessible from the Kingdom of Siam, and escape the time of a weekend for less than 100€ *!
📣 beaches, tropical forests and Malay / Chinese / Indian and European cultural influences
Capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is a modern city that has nothing to envy to other Asian capitals. You’ll be able to see the Petronas Towers – the world’s tallest twin towers – the Batu Caves – a Hindu temple in limestone caves – or the Menara – a 360-degree view of the city.
📣 beaches, rivers, Buddhist pagodas and vestiges of a French colonial past
Hô Chi Minh City
Hô Chi Minh City is a metropolis strong in its history, but especially in the way it has developed after its past events. You will have the opportunity to visit the Tunnels of Củ Chi – tunnels built and used formerly by soldiers of Viet Cong – the B Marchén Thành Market – a famous local market full of souvenirs and typical Vietnamese dishes – or the Phạm Ngũ Lão Street – the street where the nightlife is in full swing.
📣 lively markets, parks, lakes and rich pagodas
Yangon is the largest city of ancient Burma. Its urban landscape combines British colonial architecture, modern buildings and golden Buddhist pagodas. You’ll be able to discover the famous Shwedagon Pagoda – the pagoda that contains relics of four ancient Buddhas -, the Chauk-htat-gyi Temple – it houses one of the most revered reclining Buddha images in the country – or the Kandawgyi Lake – one of the two largest lakes in the country.
📣 lowland plains, mountains, art market and historical and archaeological exhibitions
Phnom Penh, vibrant capital of Cambodia, delights the hearts of tourists with its banks lined with parks, restaurants and bars of all kinds. Book your weekend, and discover the Royal Palace – an architectural gem built in 1866 -, the Wat Phnom – a Buddhist temple built on the site of a pagoda – or the Tuol Sleng – the museum telling the story of the Cambodian genocide committed between 1975 and 1979.
📣 mountains, French colonial architecture, Buddhist monasteries and local markets
Vientiane is a capital full of history thanks to a particular past. Its status as a former French colony is reflected in its architecture and its many museums dealing with the subject. Its main attractions are the Pha That Luang – the most sacred monument in Laos that contains a Buddha’s hair – or the Patuxai – a European style memorial built in honor of those who fought against France for independence of the country.
📣 tropical climate, multicultural population, rich and modern decor
Singapore, the same name for the capital and for the entire country, is a global financial center known for its multiculturality. Numerous world-famous attractions can be found here, such as: the Bay Gardens – modern greenhouses and waterfront parks with large artificial photovoltaic cells – the Marina Bay Sands – a infinity pool, spa and bars with impressive panoramic views – or the Orchard Road – the most popular shopping street.
📣 local markets, rich culture, cuisine full of flavors and a blend of modernity and tradition
In addition to the surrounding countries, the Bangkok airport also allows direct access to different intramural destinations at lower cost. You can spend a weekend on a paradise island for less than 20€ return per person, which seems disproportionate compared to the price of a national journey in a European country.
Chiang Mai … from 800 baht
Chiang Mai is the cultural capital of the Kingdom of Siam. Far from the hustle and bustle of bustling Bangkok, it brings together the most beautiful temples in Thailand and offers serenity and a peaceful living environment that can not be found elsewhere. You will have the opportunity to discover the Doi Suthep – the most famous pagoda in the North of the country – the Elephant Nature Park – the first elephant sanctuary where you can spend a full day pampering them – or the Wat Rong Khun – the most beautiful temple in Thailand, just 170 kms from Chiang Mai and easily accessible by minivan.
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Krabi … from 800 baht
Krabi is an ideal destination for those wishing to escape and enjoy the most beautiful landscapes that Thailand has to offer. Beaches of fine sand, clear blue waters and transparent, sun and farniente … all the ingredients are there to please you. Guests can enjoy Krabi’s two main beaches: Railay Beach and Ao Nang Beach.
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Phuket … from 1000 baht
Phuket is the largest island of Thailand but also the most popular seaside resort in the country. And for good reason, in addition to a lively nightlife that suits the youngest, it also houses breathtaking beaches for our families in search of an unforgettable holiday. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a sunset on Kamala Beach, enjoy the panoramic view of the island from the top of the Big Buddha or walk for hours and hours on Bang Tao – the longest beach in the island.
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Over the years and with the ever-increasing growth of tourism, Thailand has quickly understood the attractiveness of its central position in Southeast Asia. Faced with growing demand, the country has invested in several projects to improve its transportation.
A project stands out in particular, and allows to continue in this position of central hub for tourism in Southeast Asia: Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Suvarnabhumi International Airport is concerned with expansion projects each year, which are being revised upwards with the number of passengers growing steadily over time. Phase 3 of this expansion is the most important of the process.
These expansion plans could therefore lead to the extension of the existing 60,000 m² building as well as the construction of a new runway and a new 216,000 m² 4-floor terminal reserved for Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways whose construction is scheduled for 2019.
Investment – 1,5 Billion €
This project will therefore allow the capital to retain its attractiveness for international travel. Thailand, in the center of Southeast Asia, has understood the benefit of its strategic position, and is constantly expanding its airports and transportation accordingly.