The moment your toes hit the sand you think a place like this couldn’t possibly exist: emerald green water lapping against limestone cliffs, secluded white sand beaches tucked into the middle of adjoining islands. You feel like you’ve discovered a well-kept secret unfolding just for you. Thailand, with its breathtaking natural beauty and the welcoming embrace of its people, has so much to offer visitors willing to make the long trek to Southeast Asia. From beaches to sacred temples, you can envelop yourself in Thai culture at every turn.
Before you venture into paradise, pay your dues by immersing yourself in the frenzied, humidity-laden city of Bangkok. My husband and I hit the ground in the city of more than 8 million after a quick nap to rid the jet lag.
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