As almost all travelers to Thailand will go through Bangkok (and it is definitely worth spending a few nights in this bustling city), we have put an extra effort into finding the best places to stay in Bangkok, for all budgets and tastes. Bangkok’s streets can be pretty congested by traffic, we therefore recommend to choose your accommodation wisely: If history and culture is your thing, choose one of the hotels at the riverside to be close to the old quarter and its attractions. For foodies, Chinatown might be the place to be and shopping enthusiasts will find everything the heart desires in Siam and Sukhumvit.

Kanchanaburi is a couple of hours North West of Bangkok. It is best known for its part in the Second World War when thousands of allied POWs and Asian workers lost their lives during forced construction of the Thai-Burma Railways. Kanchanaburi is a fascinating and moving place, but it is also great for hiking, bamboo rafting and home to a number of tribes.