Thailand is one of the few places in the world where you can pretty much guarantee that you won’t get bored.

It is a tried-and-tested destination that, as one travel expert noted, simply “offers everything”.

Bob Atkinson of said that this area of south-east Asia caters for everyone from adventurous backpackers to luxury-seeking honeymooners.

“Thailand offers everything from tropical style beaches through to big cities with shopping and things like that in Bangkok,” Mr Atkinson said.

Also, the vast range of micro-climates means that there is always somewhere in the country where you can find some sunshine.

The islands of the Thai Gulf such as Koh Samui and Koh Tao are well-known destinations for sun-worshippers, thanks to their sprawling white sand beaches.

Alternatively, you can stick to the mainland and claim a hammock on the coast around Krabi.

For a more cultural experience (and some delicious food), Chiang Mai in the north is a must-see.

And of course, you can’t visit Thailand without dipping a toe in the sea of hedonism that is Bangkok, whose nightlife has to be seen to be believed.

Posted by Emmanuel Addy