Thailand is well known as a tourist magnet, but some things will surprise you when you first visit.
It feels like you're aboard a mogul's private yacht as you cruise through Thailand and Malaysia, well away from noisy tourist hotspots.
Its five spires look white, but as you get closer you realise every surface is covered with shards of broken pottery.
If the hurly-burly of Koh Samui has turned you away from its tropical lure, try the other sleepier side of the island where peace and relaxation are easy to find.
We sit down with a perfectly crafted flat white and coconut meringue tart.
If you tell anyone you're travelling to northern Thailand, most will assume you're heading to Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai. But there is another winning duo.
Guests get the chance to witness the playful personality and character of these beautiful animals.
While mountains, rivers and lush green rice fields dominate the north, to its centre, Buddhist monks in saffron-coloured robes sashay through glittering temples barely visible atop misty mountains. In the south, hedonism rules. Sun-loving tourists flock to island beaches set among limestone mountains to party or purge. Dive into this intoxicating yet fun-loving country; the culinary king of Asia.