London – UK (LHR) to Bangkok – Thailand (BKK) Return Ticket
Price: £ 318.85
Average Fare: £ 650.00
Savings: £ 331.15
Date: 19.04.018 to 17.05.2018
- According to the World Economic Forum, Thailand is the 13th friendliest country in the world. Iceland is the friendliest.
- One of the country’s most unusual festivals is the annual Monkey Buffet, held in front of the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple in Lopburi province. More than 600 monkeys are invited to feast on over two tonnes of grilled sausage, fresh fruit, ice cream and other treats. The locals see it as a thank you to the monkeys which inhabit the village and bring thousands of tourists there each year.
- Thailand is home to the world’s ninth tallest statue, The Great Buddha of Thailand, at the Wat Muang Monastery in Ang Thong province. It also has the world’s highest stupa – Phra Pathom Chedi at 127 meters. The country’s tallest building is the Baiyoke Tower II in Bangkok – it is the world’s 80th tallest at 304 meters.
- Thailand is the only country in south-east Asia that hasn’t been colonised by Europeans.
- Parts of Thailand are off-limits to British travelers. The Foreign Office advises against all travel to the Preah Vihear (Khaoi Pra Viharn in Thai) temple area and the Ta Krabey/Ta Moan temple area, on the Thai-Cambodian border, “due to the presence of troops in the area and the risk of outbreaks of fighting”. It also advises against all but essential travel to the provinces of Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and Songkhla on the Thai-Malaysia border, due to the threat of terrorism.