Think you know Thailand? Whether you have visited before or not, it is easy to conjure up images of the country. But there is so much more to Thailand than simply beaches and nightlife and mass-tourism experiences.
For there is another more authentic Thailand to discover. You can trek on barely trodden trails. You can explore over 100 national parks, looking out for wildlife in its natural habitat - elephants, gibbons and tigers are still found in the wild here. You can interact with locals through staying in homestays or through hotels and experiences that support community-based projects. You can support or volunteer in projects that conserve wildlife or local traditions.
Thailand has it all - fascinating cultures, layers of history, scenic beauty, gorgeous beaches, fabulous food, wildlife and nature. Here, we look at some of the best activities and experiences for the discerning and responsible visitor.
The Responsible Thailand Awards 2019 were announced recently at World Travel Market, find the winners here.