At the mention of Thailand, several images come to inspired to the mind of globetrotters families: from the remnants of Buddhist temples to the spicy scents of street food, through the heavenly landscapes of its sandy beaches. Zoom on the most popular tropical family destination!
South Thailand between lagoons and fine sand crescents …
Known as « the Land of Smiles » by the rest of the world, Thailand is distinguished by the warm hospitality of its inhabitants and the great diversity of its landscapes.
From North to South, the Kingdom of Siam shows two very different faces. While the northern part of the country, being authentic and rural, is mostly covered with wooded hills and rice fields, the South of the country is renowned for its idyllic beaches and islets surrounded by crystal clear waters. Two worlds are thus built around the vibrant, modern and opulent Bangkok capital.
Did you know that there are approximately 40,000 Buddhist temples in Thailand?
Soneva Kiri, our favorite hotel in the south of the country
Thailand is a paradise for street food lovers: eating on the street is more than a tradition, it’s a way of life! Everywhere, many small shops offer tasty snacks, at any time of the day and at a very affordable price!
Do not miss the meat kebabs, delicious with coconut sticky rice and tasty mango slices. Finish with a « Som Tam », a green papaya salad that has become a true national institution.
The children are delighted to taste the famous « Roti », small banana pancakes and feast on exotic fruits such as papayas, watermelons or sapodilla.
The Pattaya Zipline, to play like monkeys!
The beach of Nai Harn, its long ribbon of fine sand and water at 28 ° all year long!
The plane is the ideal option for families wishing to travel to Thailand from North to South. Domestic flights can save you valuable time, especially in reaching the southern islands. Ticket prices are rather cheap, provided you reserve them a few months beforehand. Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) serves the city of the same name. It is the main airport of the northern provinces. The Bangkok capital has two airports: the very recent Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) and the Don Mueang Airport (DMK) reserved for internal flights and low cost. It is also possible to reach the islands by air through Phuket Airport (HKT) or Samui Airport (USM) serving the islands of the same name. The extreme south of the country is finally equipped Hat Yai Airport (HDY).
Train trips have something magical, but also fun for kids who love to watch the scenery unfold before their eyes. In Thailand, travelling by train is generally cheap but rather long. Trains run on average at 40km/h. More information in English or French
To reach the islands and their idyllic landscapes, the boat is more privileged. The main Thai ferry companies are Seatran and Raja Ferry. The boats are used to receiving families and the crew is always kind to the little ones. The most hurried tribes use speed boats, although they are more expensive.
Mylène, 28 years old, art lover and travel addict, from Strasbourg, France